Karachi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has offered central contracts to 27 players for a one-year period. Contrary to reports that the new contracts will force the cricketers to accept pay cuts, the board has enhanced the fees and bonuses.
Friday, January 16, 2009 4:19:31 PM
Dhaka, Jan 16 (IANS) Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia will be heading what is the 'smallest-ever opposition', but has pledged to play a strong role to make parliament effective, a media report said Friday.
Friday, January 16, 2009 11:06:31 AM
Dhaka, Jan 16 (IANS) The new Bangladesh government wants to engage neighbours India and Myanmar to demarcate maritime boundaries in the Bay of Bengal to be able to file its claim before the United Nations by 2011, a media report said Friday.
Friday, January 16, 2009 11:00:29 AM
Dhaka, Jan 16 (IANS) A huge and extremely rare vulture, commonly called black vulture, too weak to fly, has been caught by students in a village in Tangail district of Bangladesh and is being nursed back to health.
Friday, January 16, 2009 10:33:17 AM
Tokyo, Jan 15 (DPA) Tokyo stocks opened higher Friday on the back of an overnight rebound in the US market and a weaker yen.
Friday, January 16, 2009 9:22:57 AM
Taipei, Jan 16 (DPA) Taiwan and China are expected to launch regular passenger and cargo flights in July, ending Taipei's six-decade ban on cross-strait air links with the mainland, a newspaper said Friday.
Friday, January 16, 2009 7:49:29 AM
Rayong (Thailand), Jan 15 (IANS) Indian golfers Anirban Lahiri and C. Muniyappa were close to sealing their full playing rights for the 2009 season, even as three others were within striking distance in the five-round Final Stage at the Asian Tour's Qualifying School here Thursday.
Thursday, January 15, 2009 8:26:01 PM
Seoul, Jan 15 (RIA Novosti) North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has tapped his third son to be his successor and sent his nomination to the leadership of the ruling party, according to reports Thursday.
Thursday, January 15, 2009 8:04:24 PM
Kabul, Jan 15 (Xinhua) Thirteen Afghan security personnel, including a top general, were killed Thursday after a military helicopter crashed into mountainous area in western Afghanistan, a defence ministry statement said.
Thursday, January 15, 2009 6:25:18 PM
Tokyo, Jan 15 (DPA) Sanyo Electric Co lowered its projections for operating profit and sales for the fiscal year 2008 that ends in March owing to the yen's advance and declining sales of electronics parts and semiconductors, the company said Thursday.
Thursday, January 15, 2009 3:25:04 PM
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