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Bahrain Grand Prix back on 2011 calendar

The Bahrain Grand Prix, postponed from its original season-opening date in March due to political turmoil and civil unrest in the Gulf state, will be staged later this year, organisers announced on

PML-N gearing up for grand show

As politics of wheeling and dealing between the PML-Q, dissident group and the Unification Bloc continue at full throttle, the PML-N plans to stage a big show of power with 47 Unification

PML-N gearing up for grand show

As politics of wheeling and dealing between the PML-Q, dissident group and the Unification Bloc continue at full throttle, the PML-N plans to stage a big show of power with 47 Unification

Lewis Hamilton wins Chinese Grand Prix

SHANGHAI – Britain’s Lewis Hamilton ended world champion Sebastian Vettel’s triumphant start to the 2011 season on Sunday when he drove to a spectacular victory in the Chinese Grand Prix.
The 26-year-old McLaren driver, who was world champion in 2008, made the most of a tactical decision to preserve tyres during qualifying on Saturday to cut through the field in the closing stages and pass the 23-year-old German with less than five laps remaining.
“That was amazing, thank

Flawless Vettel wins Malaysian Grand Prix

SEPANG – World champion Sebastien Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix with a dominant drive on Sunday to take an early grip on the Formula One season.
The 23-year-old German steered his Red Bull car from pole position to the chequered flag to win ahead of McLaren’s Jenson Button, the 2009 champion, and Nick Heidfeld who finished third for Renault.
Vettel’s second start-to-finish win in two outings this year came despite further problems with Red Bull’s faulty Kinetic Energy

Sajjad qualifies for Asian Grand Prix

LAHORE – Pakistan athlete Muhammad Sajjad has been selected by the Asian Athletics Association to participate in the 110m Hurdles event of the Asian Grand Prix Series 2011, to be held in China.
According to Khalid Mahmood, secretary Athletics Federation of Pakistan, Sajjad will participate at all the three venues of the Asian Grand Prix Series 2011.
The first leg will be held on May 22 at Jiaxing, the second leg will be held on May 26 at Kunshan, while the third leg will be

World’s highest hotel opens in Hong Kong

HONG KONG – The world’s highest hotel opened its doors in Hong Kong on Tuesday, housed in the city’s tallest skyscraper and offering unrivalled panoramic views of the world famous Victoria Harbour.
Towering some 490 metres (1,600 feet) above the bustling, chaotic streets of the Southern Chinese city, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel is making a grand comeback after temporarily closing in 2008.
Visitors peered out of the floor-to-ceiling windows of the 118th floor of the International

Vettel storms to victory in Australian Grand Prix

MELBOURNE – Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel made a perfect start to his Formula One world title defence with a pole to flag victory at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Sunday.
The 23-year-old German blasted off the grid and never looked troubled as he notched up his 11th career victory and third in a row going back to last season by 22.2 seconds from McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton.
Renault’s Vitaly Petrov claimed his and Russia’s first ever podium in third place as the

I want more grand slams: Djokovic

MELBOURNE – Novak Djokovic belted out Serbian folk songs in an all-in party after clinching the Australian Open, but shrugged off a poor night’s sleep to focus on more glory on the clay-courts of Roland Garros. “We brought two Serbian guys who played our traditional music for two hours … We went out of the changing room at 2 a.m. That’s all I remember,” said a glassy-eyed Djokovic of celebrations at Melbourne Park after his stunning straight sets victory over Briton Andy Murray.

Top India Grand Prix organiser quits

NEW DELHI – One of the chief organisers of the inaugural Indian Grand Prix has resigned barely nine months before the country hosts the Formula One race, the promoters said on Monday,
Mark Hughes, a former number two at the Bahrain circuit, who was a key figure in building the Indian facility over the past 12 months, left his post a month ago “due to personal reasons”, the promoters said.
“Mark Hughes is no longer working with us. He left due to his own personal reasons,”

Still no grand slam for Caroline Wozniacki

MELBOURNE – Like a queen without a crown, new world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki is grabbing more attention entering the Australian Open for what she is missing than her lofty status. The 20-year-old Dane won more matches (62) and titles (six) than any other women’s singles player last year. But Wozniacki will walk onto Rod Laver Arena to play Argentina’s Gisela Dulko on Monday with a glaring gap in her otherwise impressive resume – no grand slam trophy.
Not that Wozniacki, the fifth

Grand slam dark horses line up at Kooyong

MELBOURNE – While the giants of men’s tennis flexed their muscles in practice at Melbourne Park on Tuesday, the game’s dark horses gathered at the gentile Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club in the build-up to next week’s Australian Open.
Once a launching pad to grand slam glory for past champions, the invitational Kooyong Classic held in Melbourne’s leafy eastern suburbs will host a rather more modest lineup when it starts on Wednesday.
Shock Wimbledon finalist and world number six

A grand design in the offing or MQM’s insecurities at work?

The excessive movement of the MQM on the political front underlines two things: either it is feeling acutely insecure at the hands of its main ally, the PPP, heightened further with the exit of the JUI-F from the coalition or it has a grand design this time to fulfill.
Ever since Fazlur Rehman announced its decision to withdraw his party from the PPP-led government, the MQM is back in action making contacts with everybody from Ch Shujaat Hussain and Salim Saifullah to nonentities

ANP for grand jirga to counter terror

QUETTA: The Awami National Party (ANP) has suggested convening grand jirga of Pashtoon tribes for evolving a future course of action to block terrorism.
The suggestion came from ANP leaders, Balochistan Chief Organizer Arbab Abdul Zahir Kashi and Dr Inayatullah Kasi when they were attending the condolence reference of first death anniversary of ANP leader Azizullah Mama Advocate at Quetta Press Club on Friday.
They said that Pashtoons were being assassinated in Afghanistan,