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The courage of Captain Haneef, Vir Chakra, martyr at 25

'Captain Haneef-ud-din, pulling his sinewy body forward, crawled, rifle in hand, in the snow on 6 June 1999. He died on this craggy mountainside exactly two years after he had passed out of the......

When the nation failed a martyr

It was the morning of September 1, 1999. Like always, I made myself a cup of tea, picked up the newspaper and sat down to read what all had gone wrong around the world the day before. As I read the......

Shoaib files appeal against ban

Fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar on Friday filed an appeal against the five-year ban slapped on him by the Pakistan Cricket Board. Akhtar's lawyers Mohammad Ali Lashari and Mohammad Azim Danyal met PCB's......

Watson, Yousuf head list for second IPL auction

Australia's Shane Watson and Pakistan batsmen Mohammad Yousuf and Misbah-ul Haq will be among 25 internationals who will figure in a second players' auction of the lucrative Indian Premier League......

Understanding the Australian

Soon after the second Pokhran nuclear tests, the western world was outraged. America was quick to apply sanctions. In an insufficiently recalled incident, a bumptious Australian army official......

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