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US watchdog rejects Blue Origin protest over NASA lunar contract

WASHINGTON: A US government watchdog has sided with NASA over its decision to pick a single lunar lander provider, rejecting a protest filed by Blue Origin and defense contractor Dynetics. The companies had challenged the $2.9 billion award to Elon

Hasan Ali, Rizwan receive top central contracts, Sarfaraz demoted

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday announced central contracts for players including three emerging cricketers. Hasan Ali and Mohammad Rizwan have been offered Category A. Hasan Ali had missed out on the contract last year due to an

Microsoft wins $21.9bn military contract to supply AR headsets

WASHINGTON: Microsoft said it has won a deal to sell the US Army augmented reality headsets based on its HoloLens product and backed by Azure cloud computing services. The contract could be worth up to $21.88 billion over 10 years.

India’s economy to enter recession for first time ever

NEW DELHI: India’s economy is likely to enter a recessionary phase for the first time ever since independence. According to a statement by Reserve Bank of India, the Indian economy has shrunk for the second straight quarter (July-September) of the

KWSB illegally hikes non-refundable tender fees

KARACHI: The Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) has illegally increased non-refundable tender fees to Rs10,000 in violation of relevant rules and regulations. According to Sindh Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (SEPRA) – the body regulating the allotment of tenders in

Mohammad Abbas loses Nottinghamshire county contract

LONDON: Pakistan’s seamer Mohammad Abbas contract with Nottinghamshire has been cancelled but the country club hoped he will represent them in the future. Abbas was contracted to play nine county championship fixtures before the season was pushed back because of

Sarfraz Ahmed demoted, Amir dropped in contracts lists

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the central contract list for the 2020-21 season, which will come into effect from 1 July, 2020. Test captain Azhar Ali and emerging pace bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi and have been promoted

Usman Khawaja snubbed from Australian central contract

MELBOURNE: Top-order batsman Usman Khawaja has been omitted from Australia’s annual list of twenty contracted players in 2020. Khawaja had fallen out of favour with selectors midway through last year’s Ashes. The 33-year-old lefthander has not played for the test

Balochistan engineers protest to regularise OGDCL contracts

ISLAMABAD: A group of engineers belonging to Dera Bugti area of Balochistan are protesting in the federal capital demanding that they should be regularised. The thirteen engineers have been working with the Oil and Gas Development Corporation (OGDCL) on a

Microsoft beats Amazon for Pentagon’s $10 billion contract

WASHINGTON: Microsoft has won the Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud computing contract, the Defense Department said on Friday, beating out favorite Amazon. The contracting process had long been mired in conflict of interest allegations, even drawing the attention of President Donald