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ECP postpones election in PK-99 after death of PTI’s Iramullah in suicide attack

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has postponed the election in PK-99 constituency of Dera Ismail Khan following martyrdom of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Ikramullah Gandapur in a suicide attack. The ECP said it will release schedule for election in the constituency later. Meanwhile, a high-level committee has been formed, headed by Counter Terrorism Department, to investigate the tragic incident. The probe committee comprises a superintendent police, senior superintendent police headquarters…

Red-faced CSA postpones T20 Global League

JOHANNESBURG: Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) troubled T20 Global League has been postponed to 2018 in an embarrassing climb-down for the organisation which launched the tournament amid great fanfare in London in June. Failure to secure a suitable broadcast package and a title sponsor meant CSA stood to lose about $25 million (18.95 million pounds), representing roughly half of the organisation’s cash reserves. Read More: South Africa launches ‘global’ T20 league "We have not come to this decision lightly,” acting CSA CEO…

Pain-wracked Lady Gaga postpones Europe tour

Pop star Lady Gaga has called off the entire European leg of her world tour because of “severe physical pain”, her promoters said on Monday. The US singer revealed last week that she has fibromyalgia, a chronic illness which can cause pain all over the body. The 18-city European arm of her “Joanne” tour, which has been postponed until early 2018, was to begin in Barcelona on Thursday, before shows across the continent, including in Milan, Amsterdam, Paris and five in the UK. Read More: Lady Gaga performs on London…

SpaceX postpones classified US military launch

MIAMI: SpaceX on Sunday postponed for 24 hours the launch of a secretive US government payload, known only as NROL-76, due to a "sensor issue" with the rocket, a spokesman said. "Out of an abundance of caution we have decided to scrub today's launch," a SpaceX spokesman said, describing the issue as relating to the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket. Another opportunity for launch opens Monday at 7:00 am (1100 GMT). The payload for the National Reconnaissance Office, which makes and operates spy satellites for the…