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March 3, 2012

IFA Shield tourney kicks off today

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: Shillong Lajong FC and Ar-Hima would be among the 12 teams who would feature in the 116th IFA Shield football tournament which would kick off at Kolkata on Saturday. Apart from the two teams from Shillong, the…

Forest, MLP register wins

SHILLONG: Forest defeated Sales XI by 72 runs while MLP defeated MeECL by 21 runs in the Inter Office cum Corporate T20 Cricket Tournament at Cricket Ground, Polo.In the first match, Forest scored a competitive 161/3 in 20 overs after they…

Anirban Lahiri earns British Open debut

BANGKOK: Anirban Lahiri of India earned his Major debut at British Open after shooting a final round five-under-par 67 at the International Final Qualifying on Friday. Lahiri, winner of the SAIL-SBI Open in India last week, led the trio of…

Iran parl vote seen bolstering Khamenei

TEHRAN: Iranians voted on Friday in a parliamentary election likely to reinforce Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's power over rival hardliners led by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Iranian leaders were looking for a high turnout to…

Hindu girl conversion spark protest in Pak

Lahore: A 19-year-old Hindu girl's abduction and her "forced" conversion to Islam in Pakistan's southern Sindh province triggered a protest by members of various minority communities in front of the Lahore Press Club. Dozens of members of…

Pakistan elects senators

Islamabad: The polling for 45 Senate seats, including four newly-added seats in the upper house for minorities, was held in Pakistan Friday. The voting took place in the four provincial assemblies - Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and…

UN chief concerned over Maldives tensions

United Nations: UN leader Ban Ki-moon today called for political dialogue in the Maldives to overcome new tensions in the Indian Ocean state where the former president says he was ousted in a coup. "The secretary general expresses his…

US lawmakers threaten to divert Pak aid

Washington: US lawmakers have introduced a legislation in the Congress to divert American aid meant for Pakistan to the Mexican border until Islamabad takes concrete and satisfactory action against Haqqani terrorist network. Fearing that…