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China can’t ‘buy its way out’ of global problems: US

China can’t ‘buy its way out’ of global problems: US

By AFP SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA:  China cannot use its economic power to dodge its international responsibilities in the South China Sea and in deterring North Korea, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Monday. After talks in Australia, Tillerson insisted Washington wanted a productive relationship with Beijing, but said China must pull its weight on important […]

Pakistan will continue to play its role to promote Cricket in France

Pakistan will continue to play its role to promote Cricket in France

Pakistan will continue to play a proactive role to promote game of Cricket in France with a view to further strengthen the existing friendly relations between peoples of the Pakistan and France. This was stated by the Ambassador of Pakistan to France Mr. Moin ul Haque while addressing a large gathering of the cricket fans […]

‘Randamoozham’: India to produce its most expensive film ever

‘Randamoozham’: India to produce its most expensive film ever

New Delhi (Web Desk)With a budget of $155 million, India is set to make the longest poem ever written into its most expensive film ever. The figure may seem paltry by Hollywood standards, but it is new territory in India, where costs for its highest-budget movies barely skim $25 million. Based on the Sanskrit epic […]

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 […]

Half Girlfriend’s trailer is proof that Bollywood isn’t over its stalker syndrome

Half Girlfriend’s trailer is proof that Bollywood isn’t over its stalker syndrome

DESK REPORT The trailer for Bollywood flick Half Girlfriend and we’re wondering if that’s the best the film’s got. The film stars Shraddha Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor, and the story should have been about the weird ‘in-between’ status of modern-day relationships — are we a couple? Are we not a couple? — but instead promotes […]

MTV just dropped its gender-specific award categories

MTV just dropped its gender-specific award categories

DESK REPORT At this year’s MTV awards, we’ll see male and female actors compete against each other in a single gender-neutral acting category instead of separate Best Actor & Best Actress categories, reports Billboard. The best actor awards will be split into film and TV categories instead. The nominees for the inaugural best actor in […]

ECP bans social media, YouTube in its offices across country

ECP bans social media, YouTube in its offices across country

By News Desk The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued on Tuesday a notification banning the use of social media websites and YouTube in its offices across the country. Following the order, websites, including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, will be blocked at ECP’s national secretariat in Islamabad, as well as its provincial offices. IHC orders removal of […]

China’s new globalization order sees Pakistan off its list

China’s new globalization order sees Pakistan off its list

Agencies Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meets Chinese President Xi Jinping. PHOTO: REUTERS HONG KONG: China’s President Xi Jinping, while addressing global political and business leaders recently at the World Economic Forum in Davos, made a remarkable speech defending globalisation and free trade. The president warned the international community that no one will emerge as a winner […]

Raasta review: It’s Sahir Lodhi against your sanity

Raasta review: It’s Sahir Lodhi against your sanity

By Web Desk KARACHI  :  It’s not a review it’s an outburst. A sudden release of emotions that took place after something expectedly horrible deceived me into being a little less of a disappointment eventually ended up exceeding my expectations in foolishness. Raasta begins with a bruised and battered Sahir Lodhi taking us back into the […]

Ecuador decides its future, and maybe Assange’s, in runoff

Ecuador decides its future, and maybe Assange’s, in runoff

Ecuador votes Sunday in a presidential runoff that will decide whether it follows Latin America’s recent shift to the right, and could seal the fate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The South American oil producer is turning the page on a decade under leftist economist Rafael Correa, a president who presided over an economic boom […]