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  • Usman, Hameed star as Abbottabad down star-studded Lahore

    ISLAMABAD: Khalid Usman's five-wicket haul helped Abbottabad topple a star-studded Lahore Whites side by 83 runs in the Group B match of National Twenty20 Cup at the Pindi Cricket Stadium on Wednesday...

    The left-arm spinner Usman outshined team mates and Pakistan internationals Junaid Khan and Yasir Shah, picking up 5/26 in four overs after Abbottabad had amassed 198/3 batting first...

  • Star Wars vs Star Trek: why can’t fans just get along?

    To casual moviegoers, there is not much difference between Star Trek, the sci-fi franchise that launched on television in 1966, and Star Wars, which debuted on movie screens in 1977...

    Star Trek fans think ‘Trek’ is better because it portrays a complex, science-based technological future where diverse species unite for the betterment of all...

  • Old rivals Red Star, Dinamo reach Champions League group stage

    LONDON: Old rivals Red Star Belgrade and Dinamo Zagreb advanced to the Champions League group stage on Tuesday after making it through their playoff second-leg games...

    Red Star, who won the European Cup in 1991 as the old Yugoslav national league broke up, went through on away goals after a 1-1 draw with visiting Swiss side Young Boys made the aggregate score 3-3...

  • 'Saudi Arabia to join CPEC,' ambassador tells Pakistani media group

    Saudi Arabia will "soon" undertake investments at Gwadar Port and join the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), The News has reported quoting Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan, Nawaf Saeed Ahmed Al-Malkiy, in a story published on Friday...

    During an interview with Jang Group publications, the ambassador said Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are taking measures to strengthen "fraternal and trade ties"...

  • Facebook CEO says group will not become a media company

    will not become a media company, its founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Monday, telling students the firm would remain a technology platform...

    An increasing number of users are turning to social media networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, to find their news, but Zuckerberg said his firm had no ambitions to become a content provider...

  • Police raid offices of media group critical of Erdogan

    ANKARA: Turkish police on Tuesday staged a major swoop on the Ankara-based offices of a media group critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a day after two British reporters were jailed on hugely controversial terror charges...

    The raids on Koza-Ipek Media sparked fresh concern about deteriorating press freedoms in Turkey, which is gearing up for a snap November legislative election, its second in five months...

  • Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015: Regulating the media

    Given the context in which it has come, it is a case of better late than never: following the directives of the Supreme Court, on Thursday the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and Heritage issued the Electronic Media (Programmes and Advertisements) Code of Conduct, 2015...

    Yet despite the formulation of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Rules 2009, it has felt as though media organisations and their employees...

  • Zardari talks about social media, social media responds

    Former president Asif Ali Zardari addressed an energised crowd at the old Jinnah terminal upon his return to Pakistan Friday after nearly 18 months in self-imposed exile...

    During his wide-ranging speech, Zardari spoke about how social media is redefining politics and evolving as an effective political watchdog...

  • MEDIA EYE: COURTING THE MEDIA

    Since the rise to power of former chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry and the birth of judicial activism, there has hardly been a day when court proceedings have not featured prominently in the media, often grabbing top headlines and dominating the discourse in TV talk shows for weeks on end...

    But increasingly, the media itself is becoming a part of judicial headlinesInterestingly enough, while Article 58-2(b) remained part of the...

  • World T20 warm-ups: Hafeez, Imad star as Pakistan outplay Sri Lanka

    KOLKATA: Pakistan walked in with a swagger, played with a swagger, and won their only warm-up game in the World T20 in clinical fashion at the Eden Gardens on Monday...

    The contest was far from being the tight match the margin suggests; at no point in the game did Sri Lanka exert any pressure on Pakistan in what was the only warm-up game for the Greenshirts...

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