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SRK and Salman Khan will reunite on-screen in ‘Tubelight’

SRK and Salman Khan will reunite on-screen in ‘Tubelight’

What’s better than one Khan? Definitely two. According to Mumbai Mirror, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan will be seen together on-screen after a decade. And it’s Salman’s upcoming film Tubelight which will feature the stars. Although a cameo role, a source close to the project told the publication, “SRK plays a pivotal role and […]

Erdogan spokesman slams US military for backing Syrian Kurdish militia

Erdogan spokesman slams US military for backing Syrian Kurdish militia

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman lashed out at the US military on Thursday after it re-tweeted a statement by a Kurdish-dominated alliance it backs in Syria saying it had no links to Kurdish militants fighting the Turkish state. The Syrian Democratic Forces, the main US partner on the ground in Syria in the fight against […]

Indian soldier who protested bad food gets plumber’s job

Indian soldier who protested bad food gets plumber’s job

NEW DELHI: As India ordered an inquiry into a complaint by a Border Security Force (BSF) trooper at the Line of Control (LoC) that he and his colleagues were served bad food, the soldier said on Tuesday he has been transferred to the headquarters as a plumber. Tej Bahadur Yadav posted videos alleging that troops […]

Ban on ethnic politics in India hard to enforce

Ban on ethnic politics in India hard to enforce

NEW DELHI: India’s Election Commission vowed to enforce a court order banning politicians from seeking votes on the basis of religion or caste in upcoming state polls, amid uncertainty over the feasibility of its implementation in a country where political parties are identified by such affiliations. Experts said that, at best, parties would be more […]

Thousands flee fighting on Myanmar’s border with China

Thousands flee fighting on Myanmar’s border with China

Thousands of people fled heavy fighting on Myanmar’s northern border with China overnight, activists said Wednesday, as the government blocked a senior UN official from visiting the area. Clashes between the army and ethnic minority militias in Myanmar’s borderlands have intensified in recent months, undercutting Aung San Suu Kyi’s vow to bring peace to the […]

New ISI chief, PM Nawaz hold first meeting

New ISI chief, PM Nawaz hold first meeting

Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar on Friday called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in the first such visit since his appointment as chief of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) earlier this month, a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said. During the meeting, the DG ISI and the prime minister discussed policy guidelines and internal security, sources in […]

Three PIA flights to Karachi diverted due to fog

Three PIA flights to Karachi diverted due to fog

Three flights of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) scheduled to land in Karachi were diverted to other cities due to heavy fog on Friday morning, leaving relatives of passengers in a state of confusion. Flights PK-214 from Dubai to Karachi and PK-307 from Lahore to Karachi were diverted to Muscat while PK-732 from Jeddah to Karachi […]

Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’ will not be screened in Pakistan, confirm distributors

Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’ will not be screened in Pakistan, confirm distributors

Bollywood film Dangal will not be screened in Pakistan, the distributors of the film said in a statement. They denied media reports suggesting that the Aamir Khan-starrer would be released in the neighbouring country, PTI reported on Tuesday. They said “any news reports to the contrary are false”. This comes a day after Pakistani cinema […]

Russia lays to rest murdered Turkey envoy with full honours

Russia lays to rest murdered Turkey envoy with full honours

Russia staged a sombre memorial ceremony on Thursday for Andrei Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey gunned down in Ankara on Monday by a man shouting “Don’t forget Aleppo”. Russia and Turkey have branded the assassination a failed attempt to derail a rapprochement between Moscow and Ankara which has seen them cooperate more closely over […]

Indian cruise missile test fails for the fourth time

Indian cruise missile test fails for the fourth time

The fourth test of India’s “Nirbhay” land-attack cruise missile (LACMs), designed to carry nuclear or conventional warheads failed on Wednesday, reported the Times of India. All the four tests of the subsonic missile, with a strike range of 1,000km, have failed to achieve the required test parameters. “The test was an utter failure, with the […]

Indonesia police say Christmas bomb plot foiled, three killed

Indonesia police say Christmas bomb plot foiled, three killed

JAKARTA: Indonesian police have foiled plans for a Christmas suicide bombing after killing three suspected militants Wednesday and discovering a cache of bombs, authorities said. A firefight erupted at a house in South Tangerang 25 kilometres (15 miles) outside the capital Jakarta, with police saying the alleged militants had opened fire at officers. “We asked […]

Musharraf served notice to record statement in Karsaz bombing probe

Musharraf served notice to record statement in Karsaz bombing probe

KARACHI: Former president Pervez Musharraf was on Wednesday served a notice pertaining to the investigations of Karsaz tragedy. The notice was sent to the former president by an official of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD), who has been investigating the tragic Karsaz bombing, which had targeted a motorcade carrying former premier Benazir Bhutto, leaving at […]

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