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IG Islamabad adopted irresponsible behaviour: Azam Swati defends transfer order

ISLAMABAD: On the issue of transfer of the inspector general of Islamabad, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Azam Khan Swati on Monday said he had done nothing illegitimate as behavior of the IG was irresponsible, ARY News reported. Talking to ARY News program 'Off The Record', he said there was a scuffle between the people encroaching a land and his watchman and following that they threatened that they would bomb Prime Minister Imran Khan.  Azam Swati said had IG Islamabad Police Jan Muhammad sent a…

Virat Kohli defends Dhoni’s Lord’s grind

India captain Virat Kohli said it was wrong for pundits to "pounce" on MS Dhoni and "jump to conclusions" following the former skipper's bizarre innings in the second one-day international against England at Lord's on Saturday. The tourists were 140 for four, needing a further 183 runs in 23 overs to reach their target of 323, when Dhoni walked out to bat at the home of cricket. It was a situation that cried out for some belligerent batting from the often aggressive Dhoni, one of the best finishers of a white-ball…

Miley Defends Selena After “Ugly” Comments

Earlier this week, Dolce & Gabbana designer Stefano Gabbana commented on a picture of Selena Gomez to call her ugly. Miley Cyrus isn't about to stand for that, and she voiced her opinion on the matter via Instagram comments. One of Miley's fan accounts posted this picture a day ago, of Selena and Miley at an event together. (Miley commented 3x She defending to @selenagomez) Miley liked a post of Selena Gomez! I'm shock! A post shared by Miley Follows 🌈 (@mileyofficially) on Jun 13, 2018 at 7:58pm PDT…

JK Rowling defends Johnny Depp casting after fan backlash

LONDON: British author JK Rowling has said she is "genuinely happy" with Johnny Depp's casting in the upcoming "Fantastic Beasts" film after fans called for his replacement over domestic abuse allegations. The US actor, who plays villain Gellert Grindelwald in the Harry Potter spin-off, had been accused of physical abuse by his former wife Amber Heard during divorce proceedings. But actress Heard withdrew the allegations last year when the pair reached an out-of-court settlement to end their marriage. Angry fans had…

Yousuf defends Sharjeel Khan’s dot balls in PSL scandal

LAHORE: Former captain Mohammad Yousuf on Monday told a tribunal hearing spot-fixing charges against Sharjeel Khan that the batsman did not deliberately play two dot balls during a Pakistan Super League (PSL) match. The allegation relates to a match between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi in Dubai in February, in which Sharjeel scored a single off four deliveries including two dot balls (balls off which no run is scored). The Pakistan Cricket Board has accused him of agreeing to a spot-fixing plan and of failing to…

Trump, in tweets, defends his sharing of information with Russians

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his decision to disclose information to Russian officials during a White House meeting last week, saying he had an "absolute right" to share "facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety." The president took to Twitter to counter a torrent of criticism, including from his fellow Republicans, after reports that he had revealed highly classified information about a planned Islamic State operation. Two US officials said Trump shared the intelligence,…

Dutch PM defends explusion of ‘undesirable’ Turkish minister

THE HAGUE: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte Sunday stood by his government's decision to expel a Turkish minister, saying she had been an "undesirable" visitor to The Netherlands. "What happened yesterday is totally unacceptable," Rutte told the public NOS broadcaster, after Turkey's Family Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya ignored repeated Dutch requests to Ankara not to travel to Rotterdam for a planned rally. "It was undesirable that she was here," Rutte added, explaining why Dutch police had escorted Kaya back to the…