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Pakistan

Cannibal arrested in Pakistan

A villager was arrested yesterday on suspicion of cannibalism after the heads of two babies were found at his house. His brother managed to escape, prompting police to launch a hunt for him. Mohammad Arif and Farman had been found guilty of the same crime in March 2011 and jailed. They were released in May last year after serving a two-year sentence, reports Pakistani daily Dawn. Yesterday police raided their house in Kahawar Kalan village, near Darya Khan town in Bhakkar...

News Analysis

Tarique & two collaborators

Tarique & two collaborators

BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman is not the first person to have questioned the legality of the assumption of prime ministerial office by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in newly independent Bangladesh. Before him, two individuals facing trial on charges of collaborating with Pakistan occupation army during Bangladesh's Liberation War in 1971 had done...

Export rise raises hope

Export rise raises hope

Bangladesh's potato exports have reached an all-time high, thanks to greater market opportunities in Russia that has banned potato imports from Pakistan over pest risks. Around 54,000 tonnes of potato had been shipped abroad in the nine months till March of the current fiscal year, up from about 28,500 tonnes in the previous fiscal...

Religious divide in India favours Hindu leader

Religious divide in India favours Hindu leader

Manoj Balyan wants Narendra Modi to become India's next prime minister when results of a general election are released next month, and not because of the pro-business opposition leader's record as a credible economic manager. Instead, the property broker and village chieftain is drawn to Modi's Hindu nationalist side, believing the candidate will strip...

Blast kills 23 in Pakistan

Blast kills 23 in Pakistan

A bomb exploded at a vegetable market in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi on Wednesday, killing 23 people and injuring at least 39, police and hospital officials said. Police said the bomb had been hidden in a box of guava fruit and detonated amid the morning traffic. Dr Javed Akram Qazi, vice chancellor of the...

Afghan cop kills AP reporter, wounds another

Afghan cop kills AP reporter, wounds another

Two female foreign journalists have been shot by a police officer in eastern Afghanistan, officials say. One of the women died, the other was critically wounded in the attack. Both of the reporters worked for the Associated Press news agency. The attack took place in the town of Khost near the border with Pakistan. It comes...

Sammy, Bravo at it again

Sammy, Bravo at it again

The joys of Caribbean cricket held sway in the virtual quarterfinal of the World Twenty20 between Pakistan and West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium yesterday as skipper Darren Sammy and all-rounder Dwayne Bravo engineered an 84-run victory to take West Indies through to the semifinals. Sammy and Bravo plundered 82 runs from the last five overs to take their side to a formidable 166 for six, which their spin duo of Sunil Narine and Samuel Badree ensured was unreachable. Krishmar Santokie got West Indies to the best possible start by trapping opener Ahmed Shehzad, who scored a century in the previous game, in front off the first ball of the...

WT20 WIN v PAK

WI rout Pakistan on way to semis

WI rout Pakistan on way to semis

West Indies 166/6 (20/20 ov) Pakistan 82 (17.5/20 ov) West Indies won by 84 runs Pakistan were routed for 82 runs as West Indies sealed an 84-run victory to reach the semi-final of the World T20 in Dhaka today. The key architect for Pakistan's demise was Samuel Badree and Sunil Narine, each of whom took three wickets. Only four Pakistani batsmen reached double figures, and none of them contributed much as the team was all-out within 18 overs. Earlier, a merciless late blitz from Dwayne Bravo and skipper Daren Sammy powered West Indies to 166 after Pakistani spinners choked...

Mushy finds improvement!

Mushy finds improvement!

It's nearly over now. Yesterday's defeat against Pakistan not only effectively ended Bangladesh's sordid World Twenty20 campaign -- their last match against Australia will be of only academic interest for both teams -- but brought the Tigers close to closing the chapter on a sorry first three months of 2014. As has been the...

Tigers no different

Tigers no different

On a hot and humid evening nothing out of ordinary happened at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday as Pakistan gave another lesson to the Tigers and enhanced their chances of qualifying for the semifinals of the ICC World Twenty20. It might not have felt like a typical T20 knock as it was...

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Vajpayee weakest PM: Congress

Vajpayee weakest PM: Congress

Days after the Congress .......

It's Gandhi vs Gandhi

It's Gandhi vs Gandhi

It is being viewed as Gandhi versus Gandhi.....

New book adds fuel to fire

New book adds fuel to fire

A new book by a former top ...

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