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578 military awards for armed forces

Soldiers who responded to Pulwama aggression included

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August 15, 2019


Pakistan civil awards for US senator, highest tax payers

Ibn-e-Safi, Fahmida Riaz, Ustad Abu Mohammad as well

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August 14, 2019


Five things to watch for on Oscars night

The ceremony will be without a host for the first time in three decades

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February 23, 2019


‘A Star Is Born’ expected to win big at Golden Globes

Hosting the gala will be actress Sandra Oh and comedian Andy Samberg

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January 6, 2019


Fortnite wins big at Gamers’ Choice Awards

Fortnite is a pop culture phenomenon with over 200m players

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December 10, 2018


Syrian war documentary wins top Venice prizes

“Still Recording” records what happened to two idealistic art students after they were swept up in the fervour of the Syrian revolution

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September 8, 2018


The president has conferred awards on 451 military personnel

President Mamnoon Hussain conferred 451 awards on military personnel on Independence Day. Officers and soldiers of the army, navy and air force were presented the awards, according to Inter-Services Public Relations.          Among the awards were two Sitara-i-Basalat, 59 Tamgha-i-Basalat, 34 Imtiazi Asnad, 156 COAS Commendation Cards, 17 Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military), 77 Sitara-i-Imtiaz…

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August 14, 2018


Pakistan Women Festival honours women, speculates on their issues

KARACHI: A three-day festival focusing on the women of Pakistan and their issues, organised by High Events, was launched at the Global Marquee, Karachi, on August 12. The festival kicked off with a women empowerment seminar, which culminated in Pakistan Women Festival Awards, and was followed by a health seminar. Concurrently, an art exhibition took…

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August 23, 2017


Play inspired by Mideast peace talks wins in New York

NEW YORK: A play inspired by the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and Norwegian husband and wife diplomats behind the 1993 Oslo Accords was crowned best play on New York’s Broadway Sunday at the Tony Awards. The homegrown play, “Oslo,” written by US playwright J.T. Rogers was inspired by the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics…

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June 12, 2017


Mahira Khan gives heart warming speech in LSA 2017

KARACHI: Pakistani actress Mahira Khan won the hearts of everyone in her acceptance speech at Lux Style Awards 2017. Mahira Khan, who won the Best Actress Award for her performance in Ho Mann Jahaan, started off her speech with a long list of people whom she would thank. She sad that she felt like she received lot…

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May 21, 2017


Ahsan Khan, Fahad Mustafa, Mahira Khan, Quratulain Baloch win in LSA 2017

KARACHI: The Lux Style Awards were telecasted on television on Saturday evening. Hosted by Atif Aslam, the Viewer’s Choice Award for Best Television Play was won by Dillagi. Viewer’s Choice Awards for Best TV Actor and Best TV Actress was won by Ahsan Khan for Udaari and Maya Ali for Mann Mayal respectively. Quratulain Baloch…

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May 21, 2017


Italy Reads Pakistan Awards winner to be announced at KLF

Karachi: Dr. Gianluca Rubagotti, the Italian consul general announced at a press conference on Thursday at a local hotel that the winner of Italy Reads Pakistan Awards will be announced on Saturday. The awards were launched last year by the consulate of Italy in Karachi. Saturday is also the second day of the Karachi Literature…

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February 10, 2017


Bittersweet gala honors Pacino, Eagles, Taylor

WASHINGTON: Al Pacino, The Eagles, James Taylor, gospel and blues singer Mavis Staples and Argentine pianist Martha Argerich were celebrated Sunday for their lifetime achievements at the last major arts gala attended by President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. It was a bittersweet moment, with Obama making one of his final goodbyes to celebrated…

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December 5, 2016


Hanks, Portman bag honors as awards season kicks off

LOS ANGELES: Tom Hanks and Natalie Portman took top acting honors on Sunday at the Hollywood Film Awards, billed as the official start of the film industry’s annual prize-giving season. The “Hollywood Blockbuster Award” went to Disney’s “The Jungle Book” while there was a comedy prize for two-time Oscar-winner Robert De Niro for his role…

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November 7, 2016


Afghan refugee saga vies for top prize at Busan festival

BUSAN, South Korea: A gripping drama depicting the harrowing plight of Afghan refugees is targeting Oscars history as it vies for the top prize at Asia’s premier film festival this week. Director Navid Mahmoudi was told shortly before making the trip to the 21st Busan International Film Festival in South Korea that his debut film…

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October 11, 2016


Tattoo artists compete for top awards at international festival

SOCHI: For more than 60 artists from Russia, Belarus and London it was an opportunity to showcase their skills but for ink enthusiasts the Sochi International Tattoo Festival was all about displaying their body art. Artists drew their creations on thighs, backs, arms and other body parts, hoping to impress judges to win awards in…

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April 27, 2016


Djokovic and Williams in Laureus double for tennis

BERLIN: Tennis stars Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams won the Laureus World Sports Awards at a gala in Berlin on Monday. The 28-year-old Serb Djokovic won sportsman of the year for the second successive year coming ahead of football’s Lionel Messi and the sprinter Usain Bolt after winning three Grand Slams in 2015 at Australia,…

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April 19, 2016


Steve Jobs bio wraps London Film Festival

LONDON: The 59th edition of the London Film Festival concluded Sunday with the European premiere of the Danny Boyle-directed biopic “Steve Jobs”, starring Michael Fassbender as the iconic co-founder of Apple. The screenplay was created by Oscar-winning writer Aaron Sorkin, author of “The Social Network” and “The West Wing”, and is primarily based on an…

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October 20, 2015


Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands, Debbie Reynolds to receive honorary Oscars

LOS ANGELES: Director Spike Lee and actress Gena Rowlands will receive honorary Oscar awards this year and film star Debbie Reynolds will be awarded a humanitarian prize, Academy Award organizers said Thursday. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences emphasized the “extraordinary contribution” that the three legends have made to show business throughout their…

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August 28, 2015


Helen Mirren, musical 'Fun Home' win top Tony Awards

NEW YORK: Helen Mirren won her first Tony on Sunday for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in “The Audience,” and the lesbian-coming of age story “Fun Home” nabbed the top acting prize for Michael Cerveris and best musical at the 69th Tony Awards. British import “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,”…

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June 8, 2015


Stars rock Malaysia at Bollywood's Oscars

KUALA LUMPUR: It was a night of Bollywood glamour and energy in Malaysia on Sunday at the International Indian Film Academy's (IIFA) annual awards ceremony. India's biggest stars descended on the Malaysian capital for the event — dubbed Bollywood's Oscars — dazzling the audience with the colourful musical dance numbers that India's cinema is famous…

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June 7, 2015