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  Nadal into the semis at Miami

MIAMI: World No. 1 Rafael Nadal advanced to the semi-finals of the ATP Tour´s Miami Masters tournament Thursday by rallying to beat Canadian 12th seed Milos Raonic 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. Spain´s Nadal, who has lost three times in the Miami final, clinched th...

  Sammy, Gale take WI to important win

MIRPUR: Defending champions West Indies revived their semi-hopes in the World Twenty20 with a six-wicket win over Australia at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, Mirpur on Friday, virtually knocking George Bailey´s team out of the race. The West Indies surpassed...

  India restricts Bangladesh to 138-7 in World T20

DHAKA: Spinners Amit Mishra and Ravichandran Ashwin shared five wickets as India restricted Bangladesh to 138-7 in the World Twenty20 on Friday. Mishra took 3-26 and Ashwin 2-15 as India kept a steady grip after captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the t...

  Aussies get to 178/8 against W-Indies

MIRPUR: Australia reached 178/8 in their 20 overs at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur. Once again it was Maxwell leading the charge for Australia, hitting 5x4s and 3x6s in a 22 ball 45. After his dismissal Hodge made sure Australia got to a good...

  Three dead, 10 injured in Motorway bus crash

PIND DADAN KHAN: Three passenger were killed and ten others sustained traumatic injuries in roadside accident, media reported. According to Motorway police the mishap fell out after a passenger bus fell off the road and into a ravine several meters b...

  Pakistan lose to New Zealand by 59 runs

SYLHET: New Zealand Women's captain Suzie Bates’ unbeaten 94 steered her side to a third successive win at the Women's World Twenty20, as they beat Pakistan Women by 59 runs. The victory boosts New Zealand's chances of qualifying for the semi-finals,...

  Hales ton leads England to thrilling win over Sri Lanka

CHITTAGONG: Opener Alex Hales smashed a maiden hundred to help England upset world number one Sri Lanka in a thrilling World Twenty20 Super-10 stage match in Chittagong on Thursday. The 24-year-old smashed a 64-ball 116 not out as England chased down...

  India is polio-free after 3 years with no new case

SHAHPARA: The World Health Organization has formally declared India to be polio-free, with no new cases of the disease detected in the country in the past three years. WHO said Thursday that the milestone means it now considers the entire Southeast A...

  Punjab: Four killed in Kamalia road accident

KAMALIA: At least four people were killed and many others injured in a road accident here on Thursday, media reported. According to reports, the incident took place when a bus carrying pilgrims from the Shrine of Sakhi Sarwar overturned near Fityala ...

  Sewage water forces residents to leave houses in Lahore

LAHORE: Families are facing severe hardship as sewage water floods their houses located in Achra, Mazang and Samanabad areas of Lahore, forcing the residents to leave their abodes. Taking notice of the incident, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has inst...

  Lanning helps Australia crush Ireland

SYLHET: Meg Lanning made the second-highest score in all Twenty20 international cricket to power Australia Women to an imposing 191 for four batting first. Chasing 192 was an uphill task for Ireland as they finished 113 for seven, 79 runs short of th...

  England win toss, put Sri Lanka into bat

CHITTAGONG: England captain Stuart Broad won the toss and elected to bowl first against Sri Lanka in a day/night match of Group-1 in the World Twenty20 Super Ten Series here at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Thursday. England and Sri Lanka both...

  South Africa escape shock defeat against Netherlands

CHITTAGONG: South Africa defeated Netherlands by six runs in an exciting Group-1 match of the Super Ten Series in the fifth World Twenty20 here at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Thursday. Chasing 146, Netherlands were looking set for making an ...

  Sri Lanka post 189-4 against England

CHITTAGONG: A 145-run second wicket partnership between Mahela Jayawardene and Tillekeratne Dilshan helped Sri Lanka set a huge target of 190 runs for England in the day/night match of Group-1 in the Super Ten stage of the World Twenty20 here at the ...

  Dutch pacer Jamil restricts Proteas to 145-9

CHITTAGONG: Career-best bowling by Netherlands pacer Malik Ahsan Jamil put obstacle for South Africa in scoring freely as they were restricted to 145 for nine in the 20 overs in a Group-1 match of the Super Ten Series in the World Twenty20 here on Th...

  'Chavez' gives leader routine treatment

LOS ANGELES: Diego Luna's heartfelt biographical drama, "Cesar Chavez," chronicles the five-year struggle of the United Farm Workers co-founder in the 1960s to get California grape growers to the negotiating table to hammer out fair wages and better ...

  Nebraska dog dials 911 on owner's smartphone

BELLEVUE: When emergency dispatchers in Nebraska's Sarpy County picked up a recent call, all they heard were the sounds of breathing and scratching. Dispatchers were worried - until they learned the noises were coming from a dog who dialed 911. Sarpy...

  Netherlands to bowl in South Africa World T20

CHITTAGONG: Netherlands captain Peter Borren won the toss and sent South Africa in to bat in their group one super-10 match in the World Twenty20 in Chittagong on Thursday. South Africa made one change from the side which beat New Zealand by two runs...

  Indian SC proposes to appoint Gavaskar interim BCCI president

NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court recommended Thursday that batting legend Sunil Gavaskar takes over as interim president of the country’s cricket board in place of the embattled incumbent N Srinivasan. A panel of judges also said the Chennai Super Ki...

  US: Many Boston firefighters injured battling big blaze

BOSTON: At least three Boston firefighters have been taken to hospitals and others are still battling a nine-alarm fire at a four-story brownstone in the city’s Back Bay neighborhood. Flames and smoke poured from the roof and windows of the building ...


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Feature / Analysis

  • IEC to Re-evaluate Ballots

    Officials of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) said the decisi...

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  • Analysts Anticipate Presidential Runoff

    Political analysts have responded to the Independent Election Commissi...

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  • Afghan voters using social media to fight poll fraud

    KABUL: Fed-up with the massive rigging that took place in previous ele...

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  • General Elections in Afghanistan - Possible Portents

    It seems to be the season for general elections. The one in Afghanista...

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Opinion

  • Analysts Warn of Regional Proxy Conflict in Afghanistan

    ISLAMABAD: With the political situation in Afghanistan in flux and int...

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  • Brad Pitt to star as Gen. Stanley McChrystal in Afghanistan war movie

    The American film star and producer Brad Pitt is scheduled to play Gen...

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  • U.S. fears Afghan services may be cut as corruption sharply reduces customs taxes

    Embassy warns of repercussions as new president, troop pullout approac...

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  • Room for India-China Cooperation in Afghanistan?

    There are good strategic reasons for India and China to cooperate in A...

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