Getting married on August 20, hope this ends speculations: Hasan Ali

first_img Press Trust of India KarachiAugust 2, 2019UPDATED: August 2, 2019 18:42 IST Hasan Ali is getting married on August 20, 2019 in Dubai. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHasan Ali has confirmed he is marrying Shamia Arzoo in Dubai on August 20Hasan Ali said that the couple’s families wanted their marriage to be a low key affairHasan will be the 4th Pakistan cricketer to marry an Indian girlEnding speculations surrounding his marriage with an Indian national, Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali on Friday said that he is tying the knot with Shamia Arzoo in Dubai on August 20.The Dubai-based woman is a flight engineer with Emirates Airlines, while her family members are settled in New Delhi.”Our families wanted to keep this a low key affair but since the matter has come out in the media I have decided to make an official announcement to ensure they are no speculations surrounding my marriage,” Hasan told a news conference in his hometown, Gujranwala, where Shamia will reside post marriage.”Our nikah will be solemnized on 20th August while the Rukhsati will take place three months later and we plan to stay in Gujranwala after marriage,” he said.Shamia holds a degree in Aeronautics from Manav Rachna University and has also studied in England.”I will be wearing a black and red sherwani suit while she will be dressed in Indian style,” he added.Hasan said he had met with Shamia one year ago in Dubai and their friendship had grown since that meeting.”I was the one who first expressed my love for her and proposed to her and then our families took over,” he said with a smile.Hasan is the fourth Pakistani cricketer to get hitched with an Indian girl, after Zaheer Abbas, Mohsin Khan and Shoaib Malik.Malik married Indian tennis star Sania Mirza in April 2010 and the couple has a son. Former captain Zaheer Abbas was the first Pakistani player to marry an Indian woman.advertisementAlso Read | ‘Nothing confirmed yet’: Hasan Ali on marriage news with Indian girlAlso Read | Hasan Ali set to marry Indian girl in DubaiFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Hasan AliFollow Pakistan cricketFollow Shoaib Malik Getting married on August 20, hope this ends speculations: Hasan AliPakistan speedster Hasan Ali has ended all speculations regarding his marriage by declaring that he is marrying Shamia Arzoo in Dubai on August 20.advertisementlast_img read more

Stocks tumble amid disappointing Chinese data selloff in health tech stocks

TORONTO – North American stock markets sold off Thursday as weak trade data from China raised fresh questions about the pace of growth in the world’s second-largest economy.The declines were also fuelled by a fresh round of disenchantment with formerly high-flying biotech and technology stocks.The S&P/TSX composite index fell 127.58 points to 14,308 as China’s exports fell 6.6 per cent in March from a year earlier, well below analyst expectations of single-digit growth. Imports to China contracted by 11.3 per cent.The Canadian dollar dropped 0.48 of a cent to 91.5 cents US.U.S. markets tumbled while biotechnology companies fell sharply as Biogen Idec, Gilead Sciences and other biotech companies extended a recent slump. After making big gains last year, biotechs have been crushed in recent weeks as they come under pressure to lower prices for their drugs.The Dow Jones industrials plunged 266.96 points to 16,170.22 while a selloff in tech stocks deemed too rich ahead of their first-quarter earnings pushed the Nasdaq 129.79 points lower to 4,054.11. The three per cent drop was the worst since November 2011.“What is interesting is we are still seeing the Nasdaq pulling back more than the others so people are still retrenching out of the real high flyers,” said Colin Cieszynski, senior markets analyst at CMC Canada.“Tech does not look good and is looking like it’s in a major correction.”Facebook dropped 5.2 per cent while Google retreated 4.1 per cent.The S&P 500 index lost 39.09 points at 1,833.09, giving up its gains for the year.The Chinese trade data raised worries the world’s second-biggest economy will have trouble meeting its official target of 7.5 per cent growth this year. It also pushed some analysts to lower already reduced expectations for growth.Barclays lowered its first-quarter gross domestic product forecast to 7.2 per cent year over year from 7.3 per cent.Negative investor sentiment on U.S. markets spread to the TSX where the health care sector gave back 3.35 per cent with Valeant Pharmaceuticals (TSX:VRX) down $5.29 or 3.76 per cent to $135.36 .Canadian tech stocks also helped push the TSX lower with BlackBerry (TSX:BB) down 28 cents to $8.38.Financial stocks were also a major weight, down 1.06 per cent amid reduced earnings expectations for the big U.S. banks. Analysts at Thomson Reuters expect financial sector earnings to decline by 2.8 per cent and revenue to fall by one per cent.The energy sector was 0.13 per cent lower while the sluggish Chinese data helped push the April crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange down 20 cents to US$103.40 a barrel.Copper was up a cent to $3.05 a pound. The metal has already fallen 11 per cent this year amid lower expectations for Chinese economic growth. The base metals sector gave up early gains to move down 0.76 per cent.The gold sector dropped about 1.4 per cent while bullion prices headed higher with the June contract up $14.60 to US$1,320.50 an ounce.Shares in Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) dropped after it upped its offer for Montreal-based Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK), in an attempt to trump the gold miner’s friendly deal with Yamana Gold announced last week. Goldcorp said its revised offer values Osisko at $3.6 billion or $7.65 per Osisko share. Goldcorp fell $1 to $26.84 while Osisko edged up three cents to $7.58. by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 10, 2014 6:28 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Stocks tumble amid disappointing Chinese data, selloff in health, tech stocks read more