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Female militant arrested in Lahore found to be IS-affiliate who went missing

Female militant arrested in Lahore found to be IS-affiliate who went missing

 LAHORE:  Atleast one militant was killed while four others, including a woman, were arrested on Saturday in a joint operation by the Counter-Terrorism Department [CTD] and security agencies in Lahore. According to sources, the militants had planned to target churches and Christian gatherings on Easter in the city. Four security personnel were injured during the […]

Bollywood needs screenwriters of Hollywood’s calibre: Shah Rukh Khan

Bollywood needs screenwriters of Hollywood’s calibre: Shah Rukh Khan

DESK REPORT Shah Rukh Khan was recently honoured at the 60th San Francisco International Film Festival where he was in a candid conversation with X-Men: The Last Stand director Brett Ratner. “Hollywood can help Bollywood in a big way,” the Raees star told Brett during their session. “We need screenplay and dialogue writers of Hollywood’s […]

India stands totally exposed on issue of terror financing in Pakistan: FO

India stands totally exposed on issue of terror financing in Pakistan: FO

By News Desk Rejecting New Delhi’s brouhaha over the death sentencing of an Indian spy, Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said on Saturday that India stands totally exposed on the issue of terror financing and perpetrating subversive acts in Pakistan. A Pakistani military court has recently sentenced Kulbushan Jadhav – an Indian national– to death […]

Sixty aid workers forced to flee S.Sudan fighting: UN

Sixty aid workers forced to flee S.Sudan fighting: UN

By AFP JUBA, SUDAN:  A surge of fighting in eastern South Sudan has forced 60 aid workers to flee, the UN humanitarian agency said on Saturday, hurting efforts to help civilians in the famine-hit nation. An increase in violence nationwide has seen thousands flee in the past two weeks, including more than 16,000 from the […]

Muslim woman forced to remove hijab at airport in Rome

Muslim woman forced to remove hijab at airport in Rome

By News Desk A Muslim woman said on Friday she was forced by airport security staff in Rome to remove her hijab to get on a flight to London. Aghnia Adzkia, an Indonesian citizen, also filmed her experience at Ciampino Airport where she said she faced discrimination as a Muslim since she saw the staff […]

It’s not just Khursheed Shah, these women in the national assembly encourage sexism too

It’s not just Khursheed Shah, these women in the national assembly encourage sexism too

DESK REPORT During National Assembly proceedings this Thursday, Leader of the Opposition Khursheed Shah was criticised by Speaker Ayaz Sadiq when he made a sexist remark about his female peers. What wasn’t immediately obvious is that Shah had the support of several female MNAs. The issue arose when Speaker Ayaz Sadiq asked women lawmakers to […]

North Korean official blames Trump for rising tensions on Korean Peninsula

North Korean official blames Trump for rising tensions on Korean Peninsula

News Desk North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol told the Associated Press that Pyongyang will not “keep its arms crossed” in the face of a possible preemptive strike by the U.S. Han warned North Korea will “go to war if they choose.” “If the U.S. comes with reckless military maneuvers then we will […]

Sonam Kapoor reacts to Abhay Deol’s social media campaign against fairness creams

Sonam Kapoor reacts to Abhay Deol’s social media campaign against fairness creams

DESK REPORT On Wednesday, Abhay Deol ruffled quite a few feathers in Bollywood when he put out a series of sarcastic posts on Facebook questioning the part Bollywood celebrities play in perpetuating the idea that fair skin is better. He criticised bigwigs like Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. But one of his […]

Assad comments on chemical attack ‘100 per cent lies’: French FM

Assad comments on chemical attack ‘100 per cent lies’: French FM

By AFP BEIJING:  Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s comments that last week’s chemical weapons attack was a fabrication to justify a US military strike are “100 per cent lies”, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Friday. “It’s 100 per cent lies and propaganda,” Ayrault said during a visit to Beijing, responding to an exclusive AFP interview […]

US drops ‘mother of all bombs’ to hit Da’ish hideouts in Afghanistan

US drops ‘mother of all bombs’ to hit Da’ish hideouts in Afghanistan

Agencies WASINGTON:  The United States dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb, also known as the “mother of all bombs”, in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday against a series of caves used by Islamic State (IS) militants, the military said. It was the first time this type of bomb had been used in combat and was dropped from […]

Gambhir wants 100 separatists killed for every slap on Indian soldier’s face

Gambhir wants 100 separatists killed for every slap on Indian soldier’s face

By News Desk NEW DELHI:  In a clear reference to a video clip of Indian security personnel being roughed up by a mob, allegedly in Indian Occupied Kashmir, Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir suggested on Thursday that for every slap on an Indian soldier face, at least 100 separatist’s lives must be taken, The Times of India (TOI) […]

You can’t judge someone’s capabilities based on the language they know, shares Saba Qamar

You can’t judge someone’s capabilities based on the language they know, shares Saba Qamar

DESK REPORT At first, all we knew about Saba Qamar’s Bollywood debut film, Hindi Medium was that “it was a little like Piku”. Now that the trailer is out, we know it tackles issues of elitism in schools. In an interview with Dawn News, the actress shed some more light on her upcoming film and […]

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