CCUSA congratulates new Canadian cricket boss

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 5,036 total views,  1 views today MARGATE/FL – USA: President and CEO of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi has sent out congratulations to the incoming president of the Canadian Cricket Board Rashpal Bajwa. Bajwa who served as vice-president for some time was voted in around a week ago to the top post and Qureshi placed a call to him, congratulating him and wishing him all the best in his new endeavor. Speaking to News 925 Qureshi said: “I would like to congratulate Rashpal and wish him all the best as he…

China ‘welcomes’ military talks working towards de-escalation

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 824 total views,  2 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ China on Wednesday said it “welcomes” the latest military commander-level talks between India and China, which had made progress to “disengage” border troops and deescalate the ongoing tension along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Beijing “welcomes” the progress made in the third round of talks, the Chinese foreign ministry said in a late- night comment. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, Zhao Lijian said the India and China were continuing to implement the consensus reached in earlier talks. Zhao was referring to two meetings…

Donald Trump campaign reshuffles key staff, hiring ex-NASA official

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 711 total views,  1 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ President Donald Trump’s campaign has named Jeff DeWit as its chief operating officer, replacing Michael Glassner, less than five months before the election and as polls show him lagging his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden. The reshuffle, according to two people familiar with the matter, came as top donors were becoming more concerned over the management of the campaign and Trump’s falling poll numbers. The re-election operation has struggled to respond to crises, including the coronavirus pandemic, the economic damage it has wrought and…

India’s Manohar steps down as ICC chairman

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 458 total views,  1 views today “Shashank Manohar’s tenure was marked by reforms to the ICC. ©AFP” /> New Delhi (AFP) – India’s Shashank Manohar stepped down as chairman of the International Cricket Council on Wednesday after four years in office. The 62-year-old successfully spearheaded efforts to restructure the ICC while in office, curbing the dominance of Australia, India and England — cricket’s three wealthiest nations. He became the ICC’s first independent chairman in 2016 and was elected unopposed for a second term two years later but said recently he was ready…

US lends support in India vs China in UNSC over Karachi attack statement

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 812 total views COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ The United States on Wednesday stepped in to stall a United Nations Security Council statement pushed hard by Xi Jinping’s China on this week’s Karachi terror attack in light of New Delhi’s reservations over the Imran Khan government’s efforts to politicise the attack at Pakistan Stock Exchange. The UNSC routinely condemns such acts of terror. But the statement on the Karachi terror strike got complicated after Islamabad attempted to pin the blame on New Delhi. Pakistan foreign minister Makdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi had blamed the…

UAE seeks to verify credentials of Pakistani pilots in its airlines

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 255 total views COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ The United Arab Emirates is seeking to verify the credentials of the Pakistani pilots and engineers employed in its airlines after the South Asian government grounded 262 pilots for holding “dubious” qualifications. Pakistan grounded the pilots on June 26 on suspicion that they allegedly falsified their examinations to qualify for flying aircraft, leading to them having licenses the country’s aviation minister termed “dubious. A total of 262 of the country’s 860 pilots were affected, including 141 of national carrier Pakistan International Airline’s (PIA) pilots. The…

UK hits back over China’s law on Hong Kong; offers citizenship

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 245 total views COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ Terming China’s new security law for Hong Kong a ‘clear and serious breach’ of the agreement that preceded the 1997 handover, the Boris Johnson government on Wednesday hit back at Beijing and offered a new citizenship path to residents of the former British colony. In strongly-worded statements, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and foreign secretary Dominic Raab told parliament that the law violates the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration under which Hong Kong’s autonomy was guaranteed under the ‘one country, two systems’ principle for a period of…

UK cautions on Hong Kong travel due to China’s security law

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 148 total views COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ The United Kingdom updated its travel advice for Hong Kong on Wednesday, saying there was an increased risk of detention and deportation due to China’s imposition of a new security law. “Mainland authorities could under certain circumstances detain individuals under the terms of this law, with maximum penalty of life imprisonment,” the Foreign Office said. “There is therefore an increased risk of detention and deportation for a non-permanent resident who commits an offence under the law. Due to recent heightened political sensitivity, there could be…

PM Modi hits delete on his Weibo account after banning it in India. It isn’t easy

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 134 total views COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ Prime Minister Narendra Modi has deleted his posts on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like account after India decided to ban 59 mobile applications linked to China. New Delhi had initially tried to delete PM Modi’s account but it turned out that the Chinese social media platform had a “complex procedure” for VIP accounts, people familiar with the development said. The government has initiated the process for deletion of the account. “For reasons best known to the Chinese, there was great delay in granting this basic permission,” a government functionary…

Stewart warms up for US Open with 84

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 1,664 total views CLAXTON BAY, TRINIDAD: All-rounder Navin Stewart who is a regular foreign player in the United States smashed a brilliant 84 not out in his first competitive match in Claxton Bay Trinidad, West Indies, as he began preparations for the US Open T20 tournament that will take place in December at the Central Broward Regional Park. The Tobagonian who played for the T&T Red Force in the Champions leagues, as well as the Barbados Tridents and the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the CPL, was too much for Woodland Gunners,…