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Australia failure gives Taufel final shot

Australia failure gives Taufel final shot

MUMBAI – Reigning champions Australia may not have made it through to the World Cup final but their failure has been good news for one Australian — umpire Simon Taufel.
The repeated success of his compatriots in winning three straight World Cup titles, in 1999, 2003 and 2007 denied the 40-year-old Taufel the chance to stand in a final even though he has been regarded as the world’s best umpire. That status was officially recognised by his being named the International Cricket

SC questions SBP’s failure to apprehend wilful defaulters

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to examine why it could not exercise its own jurisdiction to take action against the borrowers who illegally settled their debt without complying with the provisions of Circular BPD-29 and demanded a report by the next date of hearing. A two-member bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and Justice Ghulam Rabbani was hearing a suo motu case about the waiver of loans worth Rs 256 billion by

A rescue failure

LAHORE – The fire that gutted the Shah Alam market on Monday exposed the working capacity, efficiency, abilities and equipments of fire fighting agencies, Pakistan Today observed on Wednesday. It was observed that the fire died on its own rather than the efforts of fire fighters after 36 hours since it erupted inside Baheria Plaza located in Shah Alam Market and damaged at least 13 plazas, three mosques, two houses and valuables worth billions of rupees.
According to reports,

British PM calls multiculturalism a failure

MUNICH – British Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday condemned Britain’s long-standing policy of multiculturalism as a failure, calling for better integration of young Muslims to combat home-grown extremism. In a speech to the Munich Security Conference, Cameron signalled a marked change in policy towards Britain’s ethnic and religious minorities, saying the “hands-off tolerance” of those who reject Western values has failed.
He urged a “more active, muscular liberalism”

British press despondent over Murray failure

LONDON – The British press Monday doubted whether their number one tennis hope Andy Murray would ever win a major title after the Scot lost the Australian Open final against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic.
The nation was hopeful going into Sunday’s final that Murray could become the first British man to win a grand-slam title in 75 years but the 23-year-old was blown away in straight sets by the in-form Djokovic. “When he needed to keep his nerve on the biggest stage of all, he was once

Health secretary admits failure to implement family planning

LAHORE – Punjab Health Secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad admitted on Tuesday that due to lack of a firm commitment on part of the Punjab government, efforts to implement family planning and promote reproductive health have been inconsistent so far.
“Most of medical officers, even senior medical officers working in rural areas are unaware of basic concepts of reproductive health”, he said adding that no government, resource generation or GDP could cater to such a rapid increase in

Rescue 1122 clarifies, trainer affirms failure, ‘unprofessional attitude’

LAHORE: “We try our best to pass each candidate participating in different courses of basic medical aid,” says Chief Instructor Disaster Relief for Irish and Pakistani People (DRIP) Dr Nauman talking to Pakistan Today on Monday.
The DRIP Chief Instructor Dr. Nauman told Pakistan Today that 43 Rescue 1122 officials (trainers) and 5 Edhi Ambulane Service staff attended a basic medical aid course, Emergency First Responder (EFR).
Dr Nauman said DRIP started the program to

Police’s failure accounts for rash of crime

ISLAMABAD: Crime rate in the federal capital is increasing day-by-day, as car lifters stole 19 vehicles and robbers struck at 22 places in various parts of the city in the last week compared to 10 vehicles stolen and 19 robbery incidents reported in the week before, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to data collected by Pakistan Today, the Margalla Police Station had the worst record in the last week, as five cases of car theft, three cases of robbery and one case each of car

Israeli minister warns Netanyahu of peace talk failure

PARIS: Israel’s Labour Party would walk out of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government if peace talks with the Palestinians do not resume by the end of the year, a senior party figure said.
“We will force the Labour Party to move out,” Minorities Affairs Minister Avishay Braverman, who intends to challenge Defence Minister Ehud Barak for Labour’s leadership, told Reuters.
“I will do everything I can,” he said in an interview at a left-wing think tank in Paris. “I

Liaquat Baloch says ruling parties should accept their failure n announce relelections-Nasir

The Jamaat e Islami Secretary General, Liaquat Baloch, has counseled
the ruling parties to accept the failure of their government and announce fresh elections to
ensure the continuation of the democratic system.
In a press statement here Friday, he said, any change from within the assembly or
the mid terrm elections were not the solution of the prevailing crisis while any extra
constitutional step would undermine national solidarity. Therefore the