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  • US Vice president exits NFL game after anthem protest

    US Vice President Mike Pence walked out of an NFL game Sunday after some players knelt for the national anthem, the latest twist in a running saga over the controversial protests against racial injustice...

    "While everyone is entitled to their own opinions, I don't think it's too much to ask NFL players to respect the Flag and our National Anthem," Pence tweeted...

  • Wave of protests grip NFL after Trump urges fan boycott

    Trump ignited a firestorm of criticism after comments on Friday in which he described NFL players who chose to take a knee through renditions of “The Star-Spangled Banner” as “sons of bitches” who should be fired...

    The US leader doubled down on those remarks in an early morning tweet, urging fans to boycott the NFL as long as the protests continued...

  • NFL players kneel in protest after Trump urges fans to boycott games

    A wave of protests swept across the National Football League (NFL) on Sunday as United States (US) President Donald Trump escalated his feud with players who kneel during the US national anthem to draw attention to racial injustice...

    Trump ignited a firestorm of criticism after comments on Friday in which he described NFL players who chose to take a knee through renditions of “The Star-Spangled Banner” as “sons-of-bit***s” who should...

  • Pakistani-American billionaire Shahid Khan says jealousy drives Trump's attacks on NFL

    Jacksonville Jaguars owner Pakistani-born American billionaire Shahid Khan says United States (US) President Donald Trump is “jealous” of the NFL and trying to soil its image in “personal” attacks in an interview with USA Today published on Thursday...

    The 67-year-old who also owns English football club Fulham, spoke at an NFL owners meetings in New York, where team owners and players met to discuss Trump's call for the league to...

  • Manslaughter conviction in death of ex-NFL star Will Smith

    The man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints defensive leader Will Smith was convicted of manslaughter on Sunday night, ending a week-long trial in which the defendant insisted he only fired because the popular football star was drunk, violent and had grabbed a gun following a traffic crash on the night of April 9...

    Smith was part of the Saints team that lifted the stricken city's spirits in the years after Hurricane Katrina hit...
  • 1,250MW RLNG-based power project for Jhang approved

    ISLAMABAD: The Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) on Wednesday approved 1,250-megawatt RLNG-based power project near Jhang and decided to advertise 132MW hydropower project in Azad Kashmir for bidding...

    The board was informed that the Cabinet Committee on Energy had approved 1,250MW RLNG-based power project near Trimmu Barrage in Jhang district, Punjab, to have some backup for unforeseen outages...

  • AFC confirms funds transfer, checking status of Jhang project

    KARACHI: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Wednesday confirmed it had transferred $650,000 to the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) for a flood relief project in the Jhang district, the status of which it is checking...

    The flood relief project, sanctioned in October 2010, involved the construction of a stadium and a training centre in Jhang which was hit by floods in late July that year...

  • Qandeel murder case: Mufti Qavi apprehended, arrested on the way to Jhang

    Cleric Mufti Abdul Qavi was arrested by police on the highway from Multan to Jhang on Wednesday after his application for an extension in his pre-arrest bail in the Qandeel Baloch murder case was rejected, police said...

    Superintendent of Police Cantonment Dr Fahad later confirmed to Dawn that the cleric had been arrested on the highway from Multan to Jhang and will be presented in the court on Thursday...

  • Jhang rape victim seeks justice

    JHANG: City police have let off the hook all the influential suspects nominated in a gang-grape case and dismissed the first information report (FIR)...

    Considering the situation, her parents shifted her to the house of a close relative, Asghar Ali, who lived near Rashid Chowk, old Jhang city, she added...

  • 11 killed as bus, truck collide in Jhang

    JHANG: At least 11 people were killed in a collision between a passenger bus and a truck here on Saturday, police and rescue sources said...

    The accident took place when a speeding bus collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction on Khushab Road near Nasirabad, Jhang...

  • AFC grills PFF over Jhang project

    LAHORE/KARACHI: As the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) continues its investigation over the fate of its flood relief project in the Jhang district, it has asked three pertinent queries from the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF)...

    ”Lodhi had earlier told Dawn that the PFF had “deposited the amount for the Jhang project [totalling $650,000] in a fixed deposit account to get monthly profit because the PFF could not find land for the...

  • Judgment reserved on Jhang poll dispute

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court reserved on Tuesday its ruling on an election dispute between the head of the proscribed Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) and his opponent Sheikh Mohammad Akram – a PML-N ticket holder – who contested May 11, 2013 polls on the National Assembly seat NA-89 (Jhang)...

    The Jhang constituency has always considered a hotbed of sectarian strife...

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