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  • Female top guns: Indian airforce to induct women fighter pilots

    NEW DELHI: The Indian government gave its nod on Saturday for women to fly fighter jets, paving the way for them to assume combat roles for the first time in one of the world's largest militaries...

    Many countries like the United States, Israel and even arch-rival neighbour Pakistan already allow women as fighter pilots...

  • Russian airforce helicopter crashes, killing one

    MOSCOW: A Russian airforce helicopter crashed during an air show on Sunday in front of thousands of spectators, killing one pilot, the latest in a string of military crashes...

    The Russian airforce proceeded to ground all Mi-28 flights after it was revealed that the crash could have been caused by equipment failure...

  • How ranking the world’s wealthy became a business

    It was 2012, and Bloomberg was about to launch its Billionaires Index as a direct challenge to the long-running World’s Billionaires list run by rival Forbes...

    Over the past few decades, as concern over global wealth inequality has grown, so has the number of lists ranking the wealthy, which the public consumes avidly...

  • Afridi eyes top ranking ahead of World T20

    DUBAI: Former champions Pakistan will face England in a three-match T20 series in Dubai from Thursday as they begin to settle their squads for next year's World T20...

    Pakistan finished runners-up in the first edition of the World Twenty20 in 2007 before winning the crown two years later in England and are now ranked number two in the shortest and the most popular format of the game...

  • Pakistan boxer Waseem maintains ranking in Panama fight

    Pakistani boxer Mohammad Waseem on Sunday maintained his position as World Boxing Council's (WBC) number one and undefeated Silver Flyweight champion by defeating Panama's Carlos Melo...

    Following his win, Waseem, also known as Falcon Khan, thanked the nation for its support in a video message, vowing to continue the journey of his success and to bring honour to Pakistan...

  • Pakistan, Sri Lanka eye Test ranking boost

    A major shuffle in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings is likely as Pakistan and Sri Lanka go head-to-head in a three-Test series in Galle on Wednesday...

    In a tightly-packed middle-order of the ICC Test Championship, Pakistan trails third-ranked New Zealand by two points and is in sixth place (level on 97 points with India and England), while Sri Lanka is one point behind in seventh position...

  • Pakistan improves ranking on tourism competitiveness index

    ISLAMABAD: With less than a million foreign tourists visiting the country on an average, Pakistan has been able to improve its ranking by one point in 2017 – currently at 124 out of 136 countries – covered in the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2017 released by the World Economic Forum...

    Read more: This French couple dared to travel to Pakistan and fell in love with itThe worst ranking for Pakistan pointed out by the report...

  • 9th on ICC ranking, Pakistan battles for spot in Champions Trophy

    KARACHI: Pakistan is currently struggling at the 9th spot in International Cricket Council (ICC) One-day International (ODI) ranking and faces a stiff challenge to qualify for the 2017 Champions Trophy to be held in England...

    Pakistan must beat 8th ranked West Indies in the tri-series being staged in Zimbabwe in August and September in order to secure a place for the 8-nation event...

  • Pakistan rise to eighth position in ODI ranking

    LAHORE: Pakistan rises to eighth position in ODI rankings after winning the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka 3-2, according to fresh rankings announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday...

    Moreover, Pakistan batsman Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad and captain Azhar Ali also improved their rankings in batting...

  • Pakistan match lowest ever FIFA ranking

    KARACHI: Pakistan on Thursday matches their lowest-ever FIFA ranking when they fell to 192 in the latest standings issued by the world’s football governing body...

    Pakistan fell two places from 190 last month, matching their position from May 2001...

  • Test mace beckons with Pakistan primed for top ranking

    Pakistan are poised to become the top-ranked Test team with the rain-ravaged fourth and final Test between India and West Indies at Port of Spain almost certain to end in a draw on Monday...

    Pakistan defeated England by 10 wickets at The Oval last week to draw the four-match 2-2, result which lifted Misbah-ul-Haq’s men to second in the ICC Test Championship standings just one point behind India who currently have 112 rating points... ...

  • Pakistan rises to 122nd in global competitiveness ranking

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s competitiveness has risen by four places to 122nd according to the latest Global Competitiveness Report (2016-17) of the World Economic Forum (WEF)...

    For the eighth consecutive year, Switzerland ranks as the most competitive economy in the world, narrowly ahead of Singapore and the United States...

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