September 22, 2019

Toll rises to 16 dead, more than 100 wounded in Kabul blast: official

KABUL: The number of victims of a massive explosion claimed by the Taliban in Kabul has increased to 16 dead, all civilians, with many more injured, an official said Tuesday. The attack on Monday night took place in a residential area near Green Village, a large complex that houses aid agencies and international organizations. Interior […]

Joker “for sure” will be in the Oscar race, says Venice chief Alberto Barbera

The director of the Venice Film Festival, Alberto Barbera, has had much to reflect on the first week of the festival. There have been strong receptions for emblematic films such as Joker, Marriage Story and Ad Astra, ongoing debate about the shortage of women in competition and drama when the jury president, Lucretia Martel, had […]

Amar Khan’s new project aims to break stereotypes

Known for rehearsing the unconventional character of a dayan (witch) in the supernatural thriller Belapur Ki Dayan, Amar Khan currently appears in a four-episode Roop production, as part of the Angeline Malik series, called Choti Choti Baatein. The first part of the four episode series aired on Sunday and told the story of a girl […]

India´s Mithali Raj retires from T20 cricket

NEW DELHI: Indian women’s cricket star Mithali Raj announced Tuesday his retirement from Twenty20 International to focus on the one-day World Cup in 2021. The 36-year-old Raj, the top scorer in the women’s international game, made a surprise start after she was available for the local series selection against South Africa starting September 24. “After […]

Catholic school priest bans ‘Harry Potter’ books on exorcist advice

The exorcists advised a priest of the Nashville school to ban Harry Potter books, for fear that popular children’s novels could be used to summon spirits. Reverend Dan Reehil contacted exorcists in Rome and the United States, who recommended removing fantasy novels from the St. Edward Catholic School library in Tennessee. Launched in 1997, the […]

PCB to announce new Pakistan head coach on Wednesday

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said the name of the new head coach of the national team will be announced on Wednesday. The cricket board said the official announcement of the head coach and bowling coach will take place tomorrow, followed by a press conference. The decision will be taken after the interview process […]

In foreign policy, there are no permanent friends or enemies: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi described foreign policy challenges and interests as interrelated on Tuesday and said there are no permanent friends or enemies among nations, but interests. Speaking at the inaugural session of a two-day seminar with the theme “Pakistan’s foreign policy in a changing world”, organized by the Institute of Legislative Development […]

Pakistan has as small as 125-250-gram atom bombs also: Rasheed

NANKANA SAHIB: Railroad Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad warned that Pakistan also has atomic bombs of only 125-250 grams, which can hit (and destroy) a target area. Read also: Sanders asks the United States to support the UN-backed solution Speaking to the media after inspecting the building of the railway station under construction here on Sunday, […]