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Farhan Akhtar feels guilty for not knowing about Sajid Khan’s behaviour

Four women accused Akhtar’s cousin and director Sajid Khan of sexual harassment

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November 26, 2018


ECP issues Imran Khan’s NA-53 victory notification after his apology

The ECP has issued Imran Khan’s victory notification from NA-53 Islamabad after the PTI chairman tendered an apology for violating the secrecy of the ballot. Imran had cast his vote in front of cameras on July 25. The ECP accepted his apology and has taken back the notice against him. Chief Election Commissioner Justice Sardar…

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August 10, 2018


Demi Lovato sorry over sexual prank on bodyguard

Demi Lovato’s best-known songs include “Sorry Not Sorry.” But when it comes to sharing details of a sexual joke on her bodyguard, she is sorry — mostly. The pop singer triggered a flurry of negative reactions over the weekend when, in a largely innocuous exchange with fans on Twitter, she was asked to name the…

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June 5, 2018


Morgan Freeman apologizes after sexual harassment accusations

Octogenarian Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman apologized Thursday after a report of multiple sexual harassment accusations, making the actor the latest high-profile figure to face allegations of misconduct in the #MeToo era. Sixteen people — eight of whom say they were victims — described to CNN a range of troubling behavior by Freeman on production sets or…

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May 25, 2018


‘I’m sorry’, Facebook boss tells European lawmakers

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg apologised to the European Parliament on Tuesday for the “harm” caused by a huge breach of users’ data and by a failure to crack down on fake news. But Zuckerberg’s appearance failed to satisfy MEPs who accused him of dodging questions and criticised a format that gave the parliament’s political leaders…

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May 23, 2018


Tearful Smith takes ‘full responsibility’ for ball-tampering scandal

Sydney: Distraught former Australia cricket captain Steve Smith was in tears Thursday as he accepted full responsibility for a ball-tampering scandal that has shaken the sport, saying he was devastated by his “big mistake”. “I take full responsibility, I made a serious error of judgement and I understand the consequences. It was a failure of…

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March 29, 2018


SC accepts Nehal Hashmi’s apology, withdraws contempt notice

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has accepted PML-N leader Nehal Hashmi’s apology and withdrew the notice in contempt of court case. Nehal Hashmi on Tuesday submitted a written apology in the court, regretting the use of derogatory remarks for judiciary. “I left myself on the mercy of court,” stated Hashmi. During the hearing, Chief Justice Saqib…

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March 27, 2018


Oxfam apologizes to Haiti government over sex scandal

NEWS DESK: Oxfam formally apologized to Haiti on Monday over the prostitution scandal rocking the aid charity, expressing its “shame” and vowing to do better as it handed over a damning internal report into the allegations, reported AFP. Made public earlier in the day, Oxfam’s 2011 report into the behavior of aid workers sent to…

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February 20, 2018


Newspaper headline typo has Twitter in stitches

NEWS DESK: An English daily published a hilarious typo in their headline in today’s edition. While they wanted to say “SC grants Daniyal 10 days in contempt case”, they wrote “SC grants Daniyal 10 gays in contempt case”. Naturally, this unleashed a storm of jokes in Pakistan. Take a look at some of them: Danial Aziz…

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February 8, 2018


For the first time, Trump apologises for anti-Muslim retweets

NEWS DESK: Donald Trump has tentatively apologised for retweeting inflammatory anti-Muslim videos by the far-right Britain First group, reported The Independent. In an interview with ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Mr Trump said that he had known nothing about the organisation when he made the social media postings. “If you are telling me they’re horrible people,…

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January 26, 2018


Newsweek Pakistan publisher sorry for controversial tweets after backlash

ISLAMABAD: Newsweek Pakistan Editor Fasih Ahmed has apologized for controversial tweets he posted yesterday about child abuse.   Fasih drew the ire of netizens on Tuesday after a series of tweets on child abuse in the backdrop of horrific rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab Ansari and other minor girls in Kasur. “The sexual abuse…

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January 24, 2018


SC reserves judgment after Senator Hashmi tenders unconditional apology

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved judgement in a contempt of court plea against Senator Nehal Hashmi following his unconditional apology. A three-judge bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa heared the contempt case against Mr. Hashmi. During course of proceedings, Kamran Murtaza cousel for the Senator submitted unconditional apology on behalf of his…

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January 24, 2018


YouTube star apologizes

Washington: Actor and YouTube celebrity Logan Paul apologized for posting a video of a suicide victim in Japan that reportedly was viewed by six million people before being deleted. Paul, who gained notoriety on social media and has a popular video blog or “vlog” on YouTube, filmed the video in Aokigahara, which is known as…

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January 2, 2018


Nawazuddin in trouble: his ex Sunita Rajwar has sued him for INR 2 crore!

NEWS DESK: Bollywood star Nawazuddin Siddiqui may have withdrawn his memoir ‘An Ordinary Life’, but his troubles are far from over, reported Times of India. After ex-girlfriend, Niharika Singh lashed out at the actor for allegedly making false claims, his ‘first love’ Sunita Rajwar has reportedly sent him a legal notice and asked for compensation…

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November 10, 2017


George H.W. Bush apologizes after actress accuses him of groping

LOS ANGELES: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush apologized through a spokesman on Wednesday for what an actress described as a sexual assault but which Bush said was intended as a friendly pat and a joke to put her at ease during a picture-taking session, reported Reuters. Heather Lind, who starred in the AMC cable…

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October 26, 2017


Sherry Rehman deletes tweet, apologizes for confusing IoBM with IBA

NEWS DESK: A visiting faculty member at the Institute of Business Management (IoBM), Karachi, was recently harassed on campus when a security official told her that her clothes were inappropriate. As a result, the official was fired. PPP Senator Sherry Rehman, meanwhile, decided to comment on the issue on Thursday. Unfortunately, she confused IoBM with…

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October 12, 2017


Amir Khan rejects Faryal Makhdoom’s pleas to save relationship

LONDON: Boxer Amir Khan and his wife are on the course of separation, as he has sensationally rejected the pleas of Faryal Makhdoom to save their relationship. Makhdoom revealed she and husband Amir Khan are “starting afresh” on Thursday amid a very public fall out. The model – who announced her second pregnancy after Amir…

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September 22, 2017


Akshay Kumar apologises for holding India’s flag upside down

NEWS DESK: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar joined the millions of Indian cricket fans on Sunday to cheer for our Women in Blue as they took on England in the Women’s World Cup 2017 final in Lord’s. Akshay also carried with him the Indian tricolour flag to wave from the stands as the women’s cricket team…

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July 25, 2017


Karan Johar admits he was ungraceful and that Kangana is self-made

NEWS DESK: Sense finally prevails as filmmaker Karan Johar decided to acknowledge that his ‘joke’ aimed at Kangana Ranaut was not graceful and that the young actor is self-made and talented. Speaking to NDTV in New York about his comments on nepotism made at the IIFA Awards, Karan expressed regret over the ‘joke’ he made…

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July 19, 2017


Sri Lanka apologises to stripped groundsmen

Dozens of groundsmen at Sri Lanka’s Hambantota cricket stadium have complained that they were ordered to give back their uniforms before being paid — even though they were wearing them at the time. Sri Lanka’s cricket board was forced to apologise after social media reports that some workers had to leave the ground in their…

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July 11, 2017


May apologises for response to London tower block fire

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday apologised for the official response to a devastating London tower block fire believed to have killed 79 people, saying it was “not good enough”. “That was a failure of the state, local and national, to help people when they needed it most. As prime minister I apologise for…

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June 21, 2017