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Pepsi Battle of the Bands warms up for Season 3 with this opening song

Pepsi Battle of the Bands warms up for Season 3 with this opening song

Season 3 kicks off this Sunday, July 15. And we just got a reminder of the energy and buzz of the popular music competition with its opening song The song is a medley featuring last year’s winning band Kashmir performing their original track ‘Kaghaz Ka Jahaaz’ and runner’s-up Badnaam sang ‘Aaj Kala Jora Pa Sadi […]

LGBT Indians gear up for possible U-turn on anti-gay laws

LGBT Indians gear up for possible U-turn on anti-gay laws

New Delhi (CNN)India’s Supreme Court has reignited the debate over one of the country’s most controversial laws — the criminalization of homosexual acts. In a surprising change of events, the top court announced in 2016 that it would hear a clutch of petitions asking for the law to be struck down. This comes after a […]

Croatian experience up against English youth for place in final

Croatian experience up against English youth for place in final

ST PETERSBURG: It’s taken them both a long time to get back here. 28 years for England, 20 for Croatia. It’s something that will make them both want to make most of the opportunity they have. It’s a grand one, reaching the World Cup final has eluded some of their best players in recent history, […]

PCB to charge Ahmed Shehzad after dope test turns up positive

PCB to charge Ahmed Shehzad after dope test turns up positive

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday decided to issue a charge-sheet to Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad after his dope test was confirmed positive by an independent review board. “Independent Review Board report on doping case has been received by PCB. Cricketer Ahmad Shahzad has tested positive for a banned substance. PCB will issue charge […]

Rouhani in Vienna to shore up nuclear deal, dogged by diplomat’s arrest

Rouhani in Vienna to shore up nuclear deal, dogged by diplomat’s arrest

VIENNA: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednes­day was on the second leg of his European tour seeking assurances over the 2015 nuclear deal, a trip clouded by the arrest of a Tehran diplomat over an alleged bomb plot against opposition exiles in Paris. Hoping to boost economic cooperation to help offset the return of US sanctions […]

Xi says China not ‘expansionist’ but won’t give up territory

Xi says China not ‘expansionist’ but won’t give up territory

BEIJING;Chinese President Xi Jinping told US Defense Secretary James Mattis Wednesday that China has no plans to create chaos in the world — although he defended his country s claim to disputed islands in the South China Sea. Answering Mattis s open questions about China s strategic intentions, amid rising tensions between the two countries, Xi stood firm […]

England call up Sam Curran as Stokes cover for Pakistan finale

England call up Sam Curran as Stokes cover for Pakistan finale

LONDON ;Surrey left-arm swing bowler Sam Curran has received a late-call-up into England s squad for the second Test against Pakistan as cover for all-rounder Ben Stokes, who has a tight left hamstring.The uncapped teenager was summoned on Wednesday and is now due to train with England at Headingley on Thursday — with the second and […]

Sons beat up elderly mother, leave her in trash heap in Sukkur

Sons beat up elderly mother, leave her in trash heap in Sukkur

SUKKUR: An 80-year old woman was found in a trash heap near Sukkur’s Bus Terminal in a semiconscious state after allegedly being beaten up by her stony-hearted sons, ARY News reported. According to details, the sons of the elderly woman left her at a garbage dump after allegedly subjecting her to torture over a domestic […]

KPK assembly to take up FATA-KPK merger bill in last session today

KPK assembly to take up FATA-KPK merger bill in last session today

PESHAWAR:Khyber-Pukhtunkhwa assembly is all set to take up FATA Reforms Bill to merge FATA with KPK amid ruckus from some opposition parties.The government needs the support of 83 members out of an assembly of 124 to pass the bill and make FATA its part.Opposition parties like JUI-F have begun their protest outside the assembly to […]

Priyanka urges world to step up support for Rohingya women, children

Priyanka urges world to step up support for Rohingya women, children

DHAKA (Reuters) – Bollywood actress and UNICEF goodwill ambassador Priyanka Chopra called on the international community on Thursday to step up support for Rohingya women and children who fled to Bangladesh from a military crackdown in Myanmar. A military response to insurgent attacks on police posts and an army base in northern Rakhine state last […]

Stand up if you want real democracy in country, urges Nawaz

Stand up if you want real democracy in country, urges Nawaz

ISLAMABAD:Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif on Thursday urged the nation to stand up if they want real democracy in the country. In an informal conversation with journalists outside accountability court, Sharif maintained that he acted with restraint and patience at the time of protests. “I could have dismissed my […]

Saudis step up arrests of women’s rights advocates, campaigners say

Saudis step up arrests of women’s rights advocates, campaigners say

Saudi authorities have widened a crackdown on women’s rights advocates, detaining at least three more activists a month before the kingdom lifts its decades-old ban on women drivers, campaigners said Tuesday. Saudi authorities on Saturday announced the arrest of seven people, mostly identified by rights groups as women who have long campaigned for the right […]

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