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  • This week 50 years ago: Patel Park to be named after Sardar Nishtar

    It was originally known as Patel Park, which, as a couple of history lovers have suggested, was named after the Congress leader Vallabhbhai Patel...

    So, when was Patel Park rechristened? Well, on Nov 9, 1965 the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) called a meeting of its top officials, chaired by the corporation’s vice chairman Hafiz Mohammad Habibullah...

  • Debutant Patel spins India to comfortable win

    HARARE: A superb spell of bowling on debut from young left-arm spinner Axar Patel helped India cruise to a 54-run victory over Zimbabwe in the first Twenty20 International here at the Harare Sports Club on Friday...

    Opener Hamilton Masakadza top-scored with 28 from 24 balls, before he became the first wicket for Patel...

  • PPP leader Patel granted bail

    KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party leader Abdul Qadir Patel, who is a suspect in a terrorism case against former federal minister Dr Asim Hussain, was on Friday granted pre-arrest bail by an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC-II) for one week a day before his meeting with Rangers officials who summoned him for interrogation related to cases against former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain...

    “I am scheduled to meet the Rangers tomorrow...

  • Ex-PPP lawmaker Qadir Patel grilled to trace links with Lyari gangs

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, grilled former Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) legislator and Karachi president Abdul Qadir Patel for nearly eight hours on Thursday to trace his alleged links with Lyari gangs and evidence of his role in facilitating medical treatment of suspected gangsters allegedly at the hospitals owned by Dr Asim Hussain, former federal minister and close aide of former president Asif Ali Zardari...

    Though there...

  • Patel replaces injured Ansari in England Test squad

    LONDON: England have called up spin-bowling all-rounder Samit Patel in place of the injured Zafar Ansari for the Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Wednesday...

    Patel, 30, has played five Tests, the last one against India in 2012...

  • In Gujarat, Modi faces more than a Patel problem

    An influential community — the Patidar caste, more commonly known as Patels because of the last name many hold — has rallied behind 22-year-old firebrand Hardik Patel to demand guaranteed places (‘reservations’) in the government bureaucracy and educational institutions...

    Patel’s temporary arrest earlier in the week set off riots; the army has since practically shut down several major cities...

  • Spinner Patel stars as SL lose ground in Galle Test

    GALLE: Left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel became the first New Zea­lander to claim a five-wicket haul in Galle as the tourists restricted Sri Lanka to 227 for seven at stumps on day two of the first Test on Thursday...

    Sri Lanka trail New Zealand by 22 runs with three first-innings wickets remaining after the tourists were bowled out for 249 in the morning session at the Galle International Stadium...

  • Defending champs Magsi, Patel win 15th Cholistan Jeep Rally

    BAHAWALPUR: Both Nadir Magsi and Tushna Patel, the defending champions, maintained their supremacy in their respective categories in the 15th Cholistan Jeep Rally by securing first positions in the annual event held at the Derawar Fort, some 70km from here on Sunday...

    In the women’s category, Ms Tushna Patel also defended her title by bagging the first position, while Ms Mahem Qureshi and Ms Salma Marwat followed her clinching second...

  • President Alvi attends inauguration ceremony of Istanbul Grand International Airport

    President Arif Alvi attended the inauguration ceremony of Istanbul Grand International Airport on Monday while on a three-day visit to Turkey at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

    President Erdogan, while opening the airport ? which his government says will eventually become the largest in the world ? with great fanfare, said it would be "the pride of our country and an example to the world...

  • US team visits Islamabad International Airport to give clearance to PIA direct flights

    RAWALPINDI: A United States (US) Transport Security Administration (TSA) team on Monday visited Islamabad International Airport (IIA) to conduct final inspection and give clearance to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to start direct flights to the US...

    According to sources, the team will also visit Jinnah International Airport Karachi and Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore...

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