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Brad Pitt met Shah Rukh Khan and a whole lot of Bollywood secrets came out

Brad Pitt met Shah Rukh Khan and a whole lot of Bollywood secrets came out

By IANS Indian superstar Shah Rukh Khan says Hollywood could, someday, take over Bollywood if the latter doesn’t work on skills like screenplay, marketing and use of technology. “If we don’t hone up a few areas, especially script writing, screenplay, marketing, professionalism and technology, we will be taken over by Hollywood,” Shah Rukh said. Shah […]

Court orders repatriation of 350 Indian fishermen

Court orders repatriation of 350 Indian fishermen

By Zubair Ashraf KARACHI:  A court in Karachi on Tuesday ordered repatriation of 350 Indian fishermen after they pleaded guilty of fishing in Pakistani territorial waters. Judicial magistrate Salman Amjad Siddiqui visited the district jail in Malir to indict the fishermen, who have been detained since January 27. Cases were registered against them under Sections 3/4 […]

Cannabis extract cuts seizures for epilepsy patients: study

Cannabis extract cuts seizures for epilepsy patients: study

By AFP MIAMI:  The first large-scale clinical trial of a cannabis derivative known as cannabidiol shows it was able to cut the frequency of severe epileptic seizures by 39 per cent, researchers said Wednesday. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is derived from cannabis plants, but does not cause users to get high. The study in the New […]

Pakistan to continue extending moral, diplomatic support to Kashmir

Pakistan to continue extending moral, diplomatic support to Kashmir

By News Desk Leader of the House in Senate, Raja Zafarul Haq, said Pakistan will continue to extend moral, political and diplomatic support to the people of Indian occupied Kashmir, reported Radio Pakistan. He was addressing a ceremony to pay tribute to martyred Kashmiri leaders, Maulvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone, in Islamabad. […]

Indian woman abducts lover at gunpoint on his wedding night

Indian woman abducts lover at gunpoint on his wedding night

By News Desk A young woman abducted a groom from his wedding at gunpoint in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. So far, there are no clues about the kidnapped groom’s whereabouts. People said the young man and his abductress had been in a relationship, before things went awry and the jilted woman took this ‘drastic’ […]

This Pakistani designer dressed Kareena Kapoor for her first post-baby shoot

This Pakistani designer dressed Kareena Kapoor for her first post-baby shoot

DESK REPORT Kareena Kapoor sure seems to like Pakistani fashion. She was the face of Faraz Manan lawn for a long time (and still shows up to support Faraz’s achievements). Now, she’s wearing Tena Durrani for her comeback shoot in Asiana Dubai magazine. Tena designed a bespoke three-piece collection for the shoot, which took place […]

A guide for Pakistani parents: How to kill your child’s curiosity

A guide for Pakistani parents: How to kill your child’s curiosity

Most smart parents know that too much curiosity is a bad thing. Raising a child, especially an inquisitive one, is quite a challenge. We want our child to grow up to be a practical, well-to-do individual with an aura of respect and prestige. We don’t want them to become writers, artists or — Allah-na-keray — philosophers. Here are a […]

United says cockpit door codes may have been published online

United says cockpit door codes may have been published online

By Reuters WASHINGTON:  Codes to gain access to United Airlines cockpits may have been made public, the carrier said on Monday, but it stopped short of confirming a report that a flight attendant inadvertently published the codes online in a potential threat to air security.The airline still could keep its flight decks secure through other […]

Teenager died after drinking caffeine too quickly, says coroner

Teenager died after drinking caffeine too quickly, says coroner

By Reuters A South Carolina teenager who collapsed in a high school classroom last month died because he drank several highly caffeinated drinks too quickly, a coroner said on Monday. Davis Allen Cripe, 16, drank a latte from McDonald’s, a large Mountain Dew soda, and a highly caffeinated energy drink in just under two hours, […]

China pledges $124 billion for new Silk Road, says open to everyone

China pledges $124 billion for new Silk Road, says open to everyone

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $124 billion on Sunday for his ambitious new Silk Road plan, saying everyone was welcome to join what he envisioned would be a path for peace and prosperity for the world. China has touted what it formally calls the Belt and Road initiative as a new way to boost development […]

Trump calls for tougher sanctions after North Korea missile

Trump calls for tougher sanctions after North Korea missile

Monitoring Desk President Donald Trump called for tougher sanctions against North Korea after it test-fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in an apparent attempt to test the South’s new liberal president and the US. “Let this latest provocation serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against North Korea,” the White […]

Macron takes office as French president, inaugurated at Elysee Palace

Macron takes office as French president, inaugurated at Elysee Palace

Emmanuel Macron becomes France’s youngest ever president on Sunday, taking over from Socialist Francois Hollande in a solemn ceremony. Macron, a 39-year-old centrist, arrived at the Elysee Palace in central Paris in a motorcade and walked down the red carpet under light rain to be greeted by Hollande for his inauguration. The new president’s wife […]