Asia / Pacific

Deepika isn’t working with Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi after all

Deepika isn’t working with Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi after all

Looks like this one goal hasn’t been checked off on Deepika Padukone’s bucket list. Last year, photos of Children of Heaven director Majid Majidi and Deepika in the completely de-glammed avatar of a slum-dweller went viral. It was rumoured that she’s been cast in the Iranian filmmaker’s new project Beyond The Clouds, which is based […]

China may be developing new long-range air-to-air missile

China may be developing new long-range air-to-air missile

China may be testing a new, long-range air-to-air missile that could take out early warning aircraft and aerial refuelling aircraft, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday, after pictures of the new missile surfaced online. President Xi Jinping is overseeing an ambitious military modernisation program that includes stealth jets and aircraft carriers. The country has also […]

Kareena’s back, with a look that will make you swoon

Kareena’s back, with a look that will make you swoon

Kareena Kapoor Khan – the latest Bollywood mommy – was recently caught by paparazzi as she left a local grooming salon sporting a new haircut. The stunning star flaunted big, chocolate-honey brown bangs, alongside large sunglasses, an olive-green jacket, and a black t-shirt. Kareena’s new fashion statement is the start of a new chapter in […]

Rahul Dravid declines honorary degree from Bangalore University

Rahul Dravid declines honorary degree from Bangalore University

Former Indian batsman Rahul Dravid has turned down an honorary doctorate degree which was offered to him by the Bangalore University. Dravid, who grew up in Bangalore, declined the degree stating he would like to earn the degree instead through academic research in the field of sports. Bangalore University stated in a press release on […]

Abu Dhabi crown prince visits Indian presidential palace

Abu Dhabi crown prince visits Indian presidential palace

The crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE armed forces, Shaikh Muhammad bin Zayed has visited the presidential palace in New Delhi. He was received by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The crown prince was welcomed with the guard of honour.  He also laid flowers at […]

Bangladeshi player denied bail in snaps case

Bangladeshi player denied bail in snaps case

DHAKA: A court refused to grant bail to Bangladeshi cricketer Arafat Sunny on Tuesday after he was charged with posting ‘intimate’ photos of his girlfriend on social media. Metropolitan magistrate Zakir Hossain said another court which deals with internet-related crime would instead hear the bail application, meaning the 31-year-old spinner would remain behind bars on […]

Trump invites India’s Modi to US ‘this year’

Trump invites India’s Modi to US ‘this year’

President Donald Trump will host Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the United States later this year, the White House said after the pair spoke by phone on Tuesday. During the call, Trump emphasised that the United States “considers India a true friend and partner in addressing challenges around the world,” according to a readout […]

Trump White House vows to stop China taking South China Sea islands

Trump White House vows to stop China taking South China Sea islands

The new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump vowed on Monday the United States would prevent China from taking over territory in international waters in the South China Sea, something Chinese state media has warned would require Washington to “wage war.” The comments at a briefing from White House spokesman Sean Spicer signaled a sharp […]

Jackie Chan teams up with Bollywood for ‘Kung Fu Yoga’

Jackie Chan teams up with Bollywood for ‘Kung Fu Yoga’

MUMBAI: What do you get when Hong Kong martial arts expert Jackie Chan collaborates with a host of Indian film actors? An action-adventure movie titled “Kung Fu Yoga” of course. Screen legend Chan was in Mumbai this week to promote his latest flick — a slapstick comedy by Hong Kong director Stanley Tong that also […]

Mt Everest’s true height to be re-measured in fresh expedition

Mt Everest’s true height to be re-measured in fresh expedition

NEW DELHI: Scientists will take the tape measure to Mount Everest to determine whether a massive earthquake in Nepal really did knock an inch off the world´s tallest peak. India´s top surveyor said Tuesday a team of scientists would be sent to neighbouring Nepal to measure Everest in the hope of putting to rest a […]

WATCH: New Raees song ‘Dhingana’ shows how SRK becomes a gangster

WATCH: New Raees song ‘Dhingana’ shows how SRK becomes a gangster

After the release of ‘Zaalima’, ‘Udi Udi Jaye’ and Sunny Leone’s item number ‘Laila Main Laila’ comes ‘Dhingana’ – the brand new song from Raees which gives us a glimpse of Shah Rukh Khan’s gangsta life in the 80’s mafia world. The latest song celebrates the rise and rise of Raees Alam (SRK’s character) as […]

Netanyahu seeks ‘stronger than ever’ ties with Trump

Netanyahu seeks ‘stronger than ever’ ties with Trump

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday he wants relations with the United States to be “stronger than ever” after Donald Trump becomes president. Netanyahu congratulated his “friend” Trump in a tweet before his inauguration, saying he was looking forward “to working closely with you to make the alliance between Israel & USA […]

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