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LHC stays Haj quota process

A full bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday restrained the Religious Affairs Ministry from finalising the process of Haj quota allocation to Haj Group Organisers (HGOs) till June 6.

McIlroy stays ahead in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR – A resurgent Rory McIlroy moved two shots clear of the chasing pack at the weather-hit Malaysian Open on Saturday as the Northern Irishman braced ahead of a marathon last day.
The 21-year-old holed an eight-foot birdie putt on the ninth in near darkness at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club to move to 12-under for the championship before play was suspended. There had been a lengthy suspension earlier in the day because of the temperamental weather in the

Tseng surges into lead, Wie stays in contention

RANCHO MIRAGE – Defending champion Yani Tseng surged into the lead at the Kraft Nabisco Championship Saturday, firing a third-round 66 to move two shots ahead of Stacy Lewis in the first women’s major of the year. American Morgan Pressel carded a 69 for 208 and Michelle Wie stayed in contention with a 69 for 210.
Taiwan’s Tseng, ranked number one in the world, had the lowest round of the day at Mission Hills Country Club for a 54-hole total of 12-under 204. “I just want to keep

Vote ban for Saudi women stays

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia’s ban on women voting or running as candidates is to remain in place for the conservative Muslim kingdom’s municipal elections in April, the electoral committee head said on Monday. “We are not ready for the participation of women in these municipal elections,” Abdulrahman al-Dahmash told reporters, renewing earlier promises that authorities would “allow (women’s) participation in the next ballot.
“At a time of pro-democracy uprisings across the Arab world,

Thousands suffer as kite-flying ban stays in force

LAHORE – “No one has any idea how many people have died and how many others are still suffering because of a ban on kite flying,” says Khalid, a thread manufacturer. “There have been suicides, deaths and several women and young girls have taken to prostitution, only because the Punjab government could not come up with a better strategy to handle Basant,” he says.
The ban is not only restricted to Basant, but stretches out the entire year and stops anyone from kite flying, has

SC cancels full-court reference as Ramday stays

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday cancelled a Full Court
Reference and dinner scheduled to be held on February 17 in honour of the outgoing ad hoc SC judge Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday.
According to a press release issued by the Supreme Court on Tuesday, “In view of the decision of the full-court in its meeting held on February 14 to initiate the process of appointment of Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday, as ad-hoc judge of the Supreme Court, the

‘Dragon’ dominates Annie Awards, Disney stays home

LOS ANGELES – ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ has swept the animation prizes at the Annie Awards, with the DreamWorks production winning 10 trophies including best picture at a ceremony boycotted by rival Disney. Presented by the International Animated Film Society, the Annies often are a forecast for the animated-feature category at the Academy Awards.
But ‘Toy Story 3,’ from Disney’s Pixar Animation, remains the favorite for the Feb. 27 Oscars. ‘Toy Story 3’ was nominated for

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