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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 […]

Red tape and taxes put brakes on ‘Make In India’ push

Red tape and taxes put brakes on ‘Make In India’ push

Web Desk NEW DELHI:  When Saurabh Ahuja tried to import a US$600 3D printer for manufacturing drones in his Delhi workshop, he ended up spending another US$900 in taxes and bribes and waited three months for it to clear customs. “We lack in technology and industry to make the smallest things, so we have to […]

Lahoriite celebrates Mother’s Day with triplets

Lahoriite celebrates Mother’s Day with triplets

LAHORE:  There are millions of women who long for just one child, but a lucky Lahoriite woman was blessed with three kids in one go, that too just ahead of Mothers’ Day. She and her three offspring are safe and healthy, while the woman can celebrate Mother’s Day in its true spirit. The young woman, […]

The trains and sea ports of China’s new Silk Road

The trains and sea ports of China’s new Silk Road

AFP BEIJING:  China opened its Silk Road summit on Sunday to showcase its ambitious plans to revive ancient trade routes from Asia to Europe and Africa. President Xi Jinping hailed the initiative for a massive network of rail and maritime links – dubbed One Belt, One Road – as “a project of the century” in […]

Former President Asif Ali Zardari calls for freedom of expression, RTI Legislation and end to impunity of crimes against media persons

Former President Asif Ali Zardari calls for freedom of expression, RTI Legislation and end to impunity of crimes against media persons

“There is a systematic erosion of freedom of expression in the name of ideology and national security on the one hand and crimes against media persons are being committed with impunity on the other”. This has been stated by former President Asif Ali Zardari in a message on the international Press Freedom Day on Wednesday […]

Kim Kardashian’s (Rumored) Plastic Surgeon Says Her Butt is ‘Too Big’ and Should Be a Warning

Kim Kardashian’s (Rumored) Plastic Surgeon Says Her Butt is ‘Too Big’ and Should Be a Warning

The plastic surgery doctor who is rumoured to be man who created Kim Kardashian’s famous bottom has compared it to a balloon which has been blown up and then deflated. Dr Aardon Rollins of Elite Body Sculptures – the website of which describes him as “the liposuction doctor to the stars” – also said that […]

Reshma’s son and daughter-in-law perform at Lok Virsa

Reshma’s son and daughter-in-law perform at Lok Virsa

Children of famous folk singers like Ustad Khameso Khan and Zarsanga were invited to participate in the annual Lok Mela Lok Virsa invited the children of legendary folk artists to take part in a live concert at its Open Air Theatre on Tuesday as part of its annual 10-day Lok Mela. The event was meant […]

Clashes between youth and Indian forces take Kashmiri death toll to 12

Clashes between youth and Indian forces take Kashmiri death toll to 12

By News Desk Indian forces on Monday killed four more Kashmiri youth, a day after clashes with Kashmiri protesters killed eight people and injured over 200 in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IOK), pushing the number of deaths in the disputed valley to 12. According to the Kashmir Media Service, Indian forces killed the Kashmiris during a military operation in […]

Despite tough talk, Turkey caught between US and Russia in Syria

Despite tough talk, Turkey caught between US and Russia in Syria

By Reuters ISTANBUL:  Turkish calls for tough action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after US missile strikes on one of his airbases may overestimate Washington’s appetite for deeper involvement in Syria’s war and threaten Ankara’s fragile rapprochement with Russia. Within hours of the US cruise missile strikes, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan described the action as […]

What the Mountbattens’ younger daughter knew about their life in India and their open marriage

What the Mountbattens’ younger daughter knew about their life in India and their open marriage

DEVAPRIYA ROY The success of Crown on Netflix has shown, yet again, the potential of the British aristocracy – as an idea – to weather in public perception all manner of progressive thinking, anti-imperial or anti-class, post-colonial or post-Church, that would blanket banish them, Sue Townsend-style, to some remote council estate or other. Apparently, the […]

AT STRATEGIC SHOAL, CHINA ASSERTS POWER THROUGH CONTROL, AND CONCESSIONS

AT STRATEGIC SHOAL, CHINA ASSERTS POWER THROUGH CONTROL, AND CONCESSIONS

SCARBOROUGH SHOAL – Far out in the South China Sea, where dark blue meets bright turquoise, a miles-long row of fishing boats anchor near Scarborough Shoal, backed by a small armada of coastguard projecting China’s power in Asia’s most disputed waters. China still calls the shots at the prime fishing spot and has boosted its […]

Stockholm suspect, IS sympathiser who ‘partied and drank’

Stockholm suspect, IS sympathiser who ‘partied and drank’

By AFP STOCKHOLM:  The main suspect in the Stockholm truck attack is an Uzbek construction worker and father-of-four believed to have IS sympathies, who went underground to avoid deportation from Sweden, police and reports said on Sunday. Media quoted his colleagues as saying he was not “particularly religious” and that he “partied and drank”. Swedish […]

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