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Harry and Meghan announce move to Windsor in early 2019

LONDON: Prince Harry and his pregnant wife Meghan Markle will move into a historic cottage on the royal family's Windsor Estate early next year, Kensington Palace said on Saturday. The couple, given the titles the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after marrying in Windsor in May, will live in Frogmore Cottage, a two-storey stucco-faced house in Windsor Home Park close to the castle. They will relocate to their new home, around 20 miles (32 kilometres) southwest of London, "as they prepare for the arrival of their first…

Bahria Town contractors announce Rs50 mn donation for dams

KARACHI: Bahria Town Karachi contractors have announced to donate Rs50 million for Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams Fund. This announcement has been made on request of Chief Executive Officer of Bahria Town Ahmed Ali Riaz Malik. Bahria Town employees have already donated Rs42.6 million for the said fund. Following opening of an account to collect funds for construction of Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand dams on orders of the Supreme Court, the benefactors across the country are contributing to the fund on daily basis and so…

West Indies announce T20 squad for Pakistan tour

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua: Cricket West Indies (CWI) has confirmed the 13-member squad for the tour of Pakistan which features three Twenty20 Internationals on April 1, 2 and 3 in Karachi. SQUAD Jason Mohammed (Captain) Samuel Badree Rayad Emrit Andre Fletcher Andre McCarthy Keemo Paul Veerasammy Permaul Rovman Powell Denesh Ramdin Marlon Samuels Odean Smith Chadwick Walton Kesrick Williams Team Management Unit Stuart Law (Head Coach) Alfonso Thomas (Assistant Coach) Ryan Maron (Assistant Coach) Vernon “Khevyn”…

PSL teams announce remaining picks for 2018 season

The third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is only a couple of months away and the entire country and the rest of the world is holding its breath for another successful season of the competition. As per the decision taken at the PSL Franchise Stakeholder Meeting held in Lahore last month, the following players were added to squads earlier today. Rohail Nazir joins the emerging category of Islamabad United. The 21st pick is the star wicket-keeper batsman of the U-19 Team. Lahore Qalandars picked the…

UK Princes William and Harry announce sculptor for new Diana statue

LONDON: A sculptor who produced the image of Queen Elizabeth used on Britain’s coins has been chosen to create a new statue of Princess Diana, the office of Princes William and Harry said on Sunday, to commemorate 20 years since her death. Ian Rank-Broadley, whose effigy of the Queen has appeared on all UK and Commonwealth coinage since 1998, will design the statue, which now will not be unveiled until next year. “Ian is an extremely gifted sculptor and we know that he will create a fitting and lasting tribute to our…

Masses to announce a verdict on Sept 17, says Maryam

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz on Monday said the court of justice would be established on September 17 and masses would announce a verdict in favor of Nawaz, ARY News reported. “We accept the decision of his disqualification viewing rule of law and the Constitution, but masses have dismissed it,” she said addressing workers convention in Lahore. She said she had brought review petition of injustice with Nawaz Sharif to the court of masses. We do not approve subjugation and injustice…

Trump likely to announce modest troop increase for Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump is likely to announce a modest increase in US troop numbers in Afghanistan when he lays out his strategy on Monday for the war there, America's longest military conflict, a senior administration official said. Trump will give a prime-time address to the nation at 9 p.m. (0100 GMT, Tuesday) to detail his view of the US role in Afghanistan, an issue that vexed his two predecessors. With Taliban insurgent forces no nearer to defeat, the most likely outcome is that Trump will agree to…

Actors Chris Pratt, Anna Faris announce they are separating

Actors Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are splitting up after eight years of marriage, they said on Sunday. "Anna and I are sad to announce we are legally separating. We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed," Pratt, 38, said in a statement posted on his official Facebook page. Faris, 40, posted a statement along the same lines on her social media pages. Pratt, known for starring roles in blockbusters "Guardians of the Galaxy," "The Lego Movie" and "Jurassic World," and Faris, star of the "Scary Movie"…

Ukraine rebels announce new ‘state’

DONETSK: Russian-backed rebels fighting against Kiev announced on Tuesday the creation of a new “state” that they said would take the place of Ukraine and have its capital in their territory. The proposed country — which has no chance of getting off the ground — would be founded after a referendum and called Malorossiya, a tsarist-era name meaning “Little Russia” that once described most of the area covering modern-day Ukraine. A constitution presented by rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko said representatives from…