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  • Omantel ends talks for sale of WorldCall stake

    DUBAI: Oman Tele­communi­­cations (Omantel) said on Thursday it had ended discussions with a Pakistani investor interested in buying Omantel’s shares in Pak­istan’s WorldCall Telecom Ltd...

    Omantel said in June its board received a non-binding offer for its controlling stake in WorldCall and that it had granted the potential investor approval to carry out due diligence...

  • WorldCall gets offer for stake sale

    KARACHI: WorldCall Telecom Ltd (WTL) has received intention to acquire shares in the company, a filing with the stock exchange on Tuesday said...

    The public announcement of intention of acquisition was made by WorldCall Services (Pvt) Ltd (Lahore) and Ferret Consulting, F...

  • India lauds world number one Sania

    “An excellent accomplishment @SaniaMirza! Congrats on being World Number 1 in doubles,” Modi, currently on a three-nation European tour, tweeted to his 11...

    It was the third successive title for the duo, also the number one doubles pair, after their victories in the hard court events in Indian Wells and Miami...

  • India home to world's largest number of hungry people: report

    6 million people are undernourished in India which accounts for the highest number of people suffering from hunger in any single country, said a report published on The Times of India...

    The global number of malnourished people fell by 216 million in the early 90s and 2015, from over a billion to 795 million...

  • India central bank says linking national ID number to bank accounts mandatory

    MUMBAI: India’s central bank on Saturday dismissed media reports that it was not necessary to link national identity card numbers, known as Aadhar numbers, to bank accounts...

    “The Reserve Bank clarifies that, in applicable cases, linkage of Aadhaar number to bank account is mandatory under the Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Second Amendment Rules, 2017,” it said in a statement...

  • Shastri targets maintaining India’s number one slot

    GALLE: New India coach Ravi Shastri will on Wednesday look to prove his team remains the world’s best Test side when they take on Sri Lanka in the first of three matches...

    Shastri, who took over the demanding role after Anil Kumble’s acrimonious exit last month, has backed India to continue the ‘fearless brand of cricket’ that helped them regain the number one position last year from Pakistan...

  • India's number six conundrum continues ahead of World T20

    MUMBAI: With five months to go before next year's World Twenty20 at home, former champions India's search for an enforcer in the lower middle order shows no sign of ending anytime soon...

    India mostly play one-off matches in the shortest format of the game and are ranked sixth in the world, just behind South Africa who won the first two games of a three-match series with the final T20 abandoned due to a wet outfield in Kolkata...

  • Muslims have lowest number of pre-school children in India

    NEW DELHI: Out of 74 million children, in the group of 3-6 years in India, around 20 million did not attend pre-school and most of them belonged to disadvantaged and marginalised sections of the society, a Unicef report has said...

    When children enter primary school without going to pre-school they are likely to drop early and will not be able to fulfil their potential,” Unicef India representative Louis-Georges Arsenault said while...

  • Pak-India cricket series unlikely in light of 'high number of LoC violations': Sushma Swaraj

    Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has poured cold water on the possibility of resumption of cricketing ties with Pakistan, citing the frequent exchange of firing at the Line of Control (LoC) as the reason, the Times of India reported on Monday...

    "The high number of cross-border firings did not set the tone for engagements such as a cricket series," Swaraj was quoted as saying...

  • Pakistan cruise to number three in Test rankings

    But following Sunday’s result, Alastair Cook’s men have dropped behind Pakistan on fourth position, while West Indies, after gaining three points, has reduced gap with seventh-placed India to 14 points...

    Pakistan, which faces Bangladesh in the second and final Test in Mirpur on Wednesday, must win to retain its latest Test ranking...

  • ‘Pakistan has third highest number of bonded labourers in world’

    He spoke about the Bonded Labour Abolition Act 1992 which, he said, was not being implemented rigorously in Pakistan, and as a result “Pakistan has become the third highest bonded labour-infected country in the world”...

    She was freed from bonded labour in 1998 with the help of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and ever since she has been working to release others from this form of modern slavery...

  • Pakistan achieves 2nd highest number of ODI wins after West Indies victory

    After their latest victory against the West Indies in the one-day international series on Tuesday, Pakistan added another feather to their cap and achieved the second highest number of wins in the ODI series to date...

    Pakistan defeated West Indies by six wickets owing to the match-winning partnership of centurion Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez who scored 81 runs...

  • Number of birds migrating from Siberia to Pakistan declines

    ISLAMABAD: The number of birds migrating from Siberia, which add colours to the wetlands of Pakistan, has declined drastically in recent years...

    Extreme weather in Russia forces many precious species of birds to leave their home in search of moderate weather which they find in India, but on their way they make stopovers at different lakes and water reservoirs in Pakistan, including Tanda Dam (Kohat) and Haleji, Keenjhar and Lungsee...

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