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LAHORE – Pakistan Boxing Federation president Doda Khan Bhutto has been elected as the Asian Boxing Confederation vice president. He beat his Nepalese rival Ravi Raj Thapa to secure the position in the ASBC. Doda also working with the International Boxing Association (AIBA) as the vice chairman of the AIBA athlete and youth commission and has the same post in the ASBC.
The ASBC elections were held in Azerbaijan from April 8 and 9. Thirty countries took part in the elections.
LAHORE – On directions of the deputy inspector general (DIG) operations, Lahore Police on Monday tightened security around various Matriculation examination centres. According to details, the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Lahore has established 359 examination centers in various areas of the provincial capital. As the exams have started, the Lahore Police have to provide security to students appearing in the examinations and teachers who are giving duties at
ISLAMABAD – The gruesome murder of Minorities Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti on Wednesday raised serious questions about the security provided to him by law enforcement agencies in the face of grave threats, a senior security official told Pakistan Today.
The minister was receiving threats from extremists in the wake of Salmaan Taseer’s assassination. “Bhatti was in the line of fire after Taseer’s assassination because he was being blamed for the same crime as the governor:
MILAN – A brilliant performance by Brazilian striker Pato saw AC Milan inflict what could prove to be a fatal blow to Napoli’s Serie A title hopes here on Monday as the leaders cruised to a 3-0 win. The 21-year-old – a somewhat controversial omission from last year’s World Cup finals squad – set up Ghanaian Kevin-Prince Boateng for Milan’s second goal and then added a glorious third two minutes later to give them a five point lead over champions Inter Milan while Napoli are six points
DHAKA – A spectacular diving catch by Tamim Iqbal and a four-wicket blast by paceman Shafiul Islam spurred Bangladesh to a pulsating 27-run win over Ireland in their World Cup Group B match on Friday. Chasing 206 for victory, Ireland looked like they were going to break Bangladeshi hearts as they were coasting towards their target with ease.
But a diving Iqbal scooped the ball just millimetres off the ground to get rid of dangerman Niall O’Brien (38) and that moment of brilliance
NEW DELHI – A B de Villiers’ unbeaten 107 powered South Africa to a seven-wicket victory over West Indies in a World Cup Group B match on Thursday. South Africa’s Pakistan-born leg-spinner Imran Tahir (4-41) dazzled on debut, sharing seven wickets with pace colleague Dale Steyn (3-24) to skittle out West Indies for 222 in 47.3 overs.
The West Indies total was built around Darren Bravo’s assured 73 and a quick-fire 40 off 37 balls by his half-brother Dwayne before the twice
PHNOM PENH – Cambodia said it would ask the UN Security Council to help secure a “permanent ceasefire” with Thailand as both countries prepared to brief the world body on Monday about a deadly border dispute. The Security Council is set to hold a closed-door meeting in New York with the foreign ministers of Cambodia and Thailand to discuss four days of fighting near an 11th-century temple that left at least 10 people dead earlier this month, according to a new toll.
ALMATY – Hosts Kazakhstan secured top place in the Asian Winter Games medal table after they won five more gold medals on Saturday’s penultimate day. With only 11 gold medals still at stake, Kazakhstan top the table with 28 gold medals and 62 overall, while second-placed South Korea have 12 golds and 35 overall.
Masako Hozumi of Japan increased her team’s gold medal tally with a confident win in the women’s 5,000m speed skating. The 24-year-old finished 6.4 seconds ahead of
ISLAMABAD – In view of the volatile situation in Karachi, a constitutional petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Friday seeking direction to the federal government to issue a proclamation of emergency under Article 232 and call in armed forces under Article 245 to act in aid of civil power until negative elements were eliminated and the law and order situation became normal.
Tariq Asad advocate filed the petition under Article 184(3) making the federal government, the prime
KARACHI – Declaring the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) supply route from Karachi to Kabul for the allied forces in Afghanistan unsafe, the federal government has asked the home departments of Sindh and Balochistan to adopt a foolproof security plan for the itinerary, sources in the Sindh Home Department told Pakistan Today.
They said that the NATO supply route is under attack by unidentified suspects, whereas goods transporters are being uncooperative with the