Steve Smith, Cummins maintain No.1 spots in Test Rankings
Steve Smith, Cummins maintain No.1 spots in Test Rankings


Australia batsman Steve Smith and pacer Pat Cummins have maintained their positions at the top of the ICC Test Player Rankings after the Ashes, which culminated with a 135-run victory for England on Sunday as the five-match series ended in a 2-2 draw.Smith’s scores of 80 and 23 have helped him remain 34 points ahead

Pakistan committed to send 1st astronaut by 2022: Fawad Chaudhary Pakistan committed to send 1st astronaut by 2022: Fawad Chaudhary

Pakistan Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has said that the country was committed to send its first astronaut to space by 2022. China would collaborate with Pakistan in its space mission, he said during an interview on Sunday, adding the selection process for the astronaut would start in 2020, reports The News International.

US baby girl born on 9/11 at 9.11 weighs 9lbs 11oz US baby girl born on 9/11 at 9.11 weighs 9lbs 11oz

A mother in the US called her newborn daughter a “little miracle” as she was born on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at 9.11 p.m. weighing 9lbs 11oz. Little Christina Brown came into the world at Methodist LeBonheur Hospital in Germantown, Tennessee. “She is a new life amongst the devastation and destruction,” said her

Four Indian-origin Sikh men drown in sewage tank in Italy Four Indian-origin Sikh men drown in sewage tank in Italy

Four Indian-origin Sikh men drowned in a sewage tank on a cattle farm in northern Italy due to the carbon dioxide fumes coming out from the cow manure, according to media reports. The incident happened on Thursday at a cattle farm in Arena Po near Pavia, a city in south Milan, ANSA news agency reported

Pakistan to charge Kartarpur pilgrims $20 as service fee Pakistan to charge Kartarpur pilgrims $20 as service fee

Pakistan on Thursday said that pilgrims will be charged $20 as service charge for visiting the Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara. “Pakistan will charge USD 20 per person as service fees, not entrance fees, for Kartarpur Corridor,” Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said in a weekly briefing.Earlier this month, India and Pakistan had failed to finalise an

Indian students set to benefit from UK’s 2-year post-study work visa

In a move that addresses a long-standing demand to boost Indian student numbers choosing British universities, the UK government on Wednesday announced a new two-year post-study work visa route for all international students. The new ‘Graduate’ route, to be in place by next year, will be open to all overseas nationals who have valid UK

Commonly used antibiotics lead to heart problems: Study
Commonly used antibiotics lead to heart problems: Study

Researchers have found a link between two types of heart problems and one of the most commonly prescribed classes of antibiotics.In a study published on Wednesday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, researchers found that current users of fluoroquinolone antibiotics, such as Ciprofloxacin or Cipro, face a 2.4 times greater risk of

Powerful rocket blast at US embassy in Afghanistan on 9/11 anniversary
Powerful rocket blast at US embassy in Afghanistan on 9/11 anniversary

A powerful explosion occurred near the US embassy in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, shortly after midnight on Wednesday, the anniversary of the 9/11 attack in the US. No casualties have been reported so far.Images on social media show a plume of smoke rising near the building of the US embassy in the exclusion zone of Kabul

Cristiano Ronaldo scores four as Portugal crush Lithuania 5-1
Cristiano Ronaldo scores four as Portugal crush Lithuania 5-1

Star striker Cristiano Ronaldo scores four as Portugal crush Lithuania 5-1.  Cristiano Ronaldo‘s four goals helped Euro 2016 champions Portugal crush Lithuania 5-1 in Euro 2020 qualifying Group B match.On Tuesday, Ronaldo opened his account in the seventh minute with a penalty after Joao Felix had been fouled, though Vytautas Andriuskevicius levelled things up for

HIV cases increasing in Pakistan at fastest rate: UN
HIV cases increasing in Pak at fastest rate: UN

The UN in its latest report has revealed that new cases of HIV in Pakistan were increasing at their fastest rate, with a dramatic surge among transgenders and sex workers.Figures released by the UN suggested that Pakistan recorded a 13 per cent increase with a total number of 160,000 cases this year, a significant increase

Brazilian tennis player Diego Matos gets life ban for match fixing
Brazilian tennis player Diego Matos gets life ban for match fixing

 Brazilian tennis player Diego Matos has been handed a life ban and fined $125,000 for match fixing.The 31-year-old was found guilty by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) of manipulating the result of 10 matches on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) circuit last year in Brazil, Sri Lanka, Ecuador Portugal and Spain, reports Xinhua news agency. He

Mirabai to lead seven-member team in Weightlifting World Championship
Mirabai Chanu to lead seven-member Indian team in Weightlifting World Championship

 Former champion Mirabai Chanu will lead a seven-member Indian team in the upcoming Weightlifting World Championship to be held in Pattaya, Thailand from from September 18 to 27.The World Championship is a gold-level qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.The squad, which is already training in Thailand, has four women and three men lifters.The quartet

Asha Bhosle receives birthday wishes from Canadian PM Justin Trudeau
Asha Bhosle receives birthday wishes from Canadian PM Justin Trudeau

Asha Bhosle receives birthday wishes from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on her 86th birthday. Bhosle on Sunday shared a message sent by Trudeau on Twitter. It read: “It is a great pleasure to send you best wishes and warmest congratulations on the occasion of your eighty sixth birthday.” The Indian singer captioned: “On my

Xiaomi India sold 10 crore smartphones in 5 years
Xiaomi India sold 10 crore smartphones in 5 yrs

 Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Friday announced that it has shipped over 10 crore smartphones in India in the last five years.”It’s a testament to the love we have received from millions of Mi Fans since our inception.”There have been brands who entered the market before us, yet are nowhere close to the astounding feat

Lahore Museum holds first-ever Sikh exhibition
Lahore Museum holds first-ever Sikh exhibition

A first-ever Sikh exhibition is currently on display at the Lahore Museum which has been organised in connection with the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak dev, the founder of Sikhism, a media report said. A large number of members of the Sikh community from India, the US, UK and Canada visited the exhibition after

India declares Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar, Dawood, Lakhvi terrorist
India declares Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar, Dawood, Lakhvi terrorist

India on Wednesday declared Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Saeed, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar, LeT’s supreme commander of operations in Kashmir Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, all based in Pakistan, as terrorists under the amended Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The declaration, made through a gazette notification issued on Wednesday, comes nearly a

500 Sikh pilgrims visit Nankana Sahib in Pakistan
India, Pakistan agree on visa-free travel by Indian pilgrims to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib

India and Pakistan on Wednesday agreed on visa-free travel by Indian pilgrims to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan using the Kartarpur corridor, officials said. However, during the meeting between the two sides at Attari in Punjab’s Amritsar district, Pakistan insisted on charging a service fee for allowing pilgrims to visit the gurdwara, which was not

Imran Khan assures multiple on-arrival visas for Sikh pilgrims

 Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that his government would issue multiple and on-arrival visas to Sikh pilgrims coming from India and abroad and provide them maximum possible facilities during their visit to to the holy sites. “I assure that you will be issued multiple visas… This is our responsibility. We will facilitate you rather

Priyanka Chopra, Rajkummar Rao to star in ‘The White Tiger’

Actress Priyanka Chopra will be collaborating with actor Rajkummar Rao for the first time on Netflix’s upcoming film “The White Tiger”.Adapted from Aravind Adiga’s prize-winning novel by the same name, “The White Tiger”, will also feature debutante Adarsh Gourav. The film to be helmed by Ramin Bahrani, will begin shooting in India later this year.

Saudi Arabia, UAE ministers in Pakistan today to discuss Kashmir
Saudi Arabia, UAE ministers in Pakistan today to discuss Kashmir

Foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are arriving in Islamabad on Wednesday on a day-long official visit. During the visit, the ministers will hold talks with the Pakistani civil and military leadership on the regional situation.Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi informed reporters at the Parliament House before heading to the Foreign