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PM Khan’s nephew controversy: Case registered against an unknown person for manhandling FIA official

PM Khan’s nephew was said to be involved in the case

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November 28, 2018


Ball tampering incident a reality check – Amla

Johannesburg: South African batsman Hashim Amla said Wednesday that the controversy over ball tampering in the third Test against Australia “gives every team in the world a reality check”. Amla was responding to the bans imposed on Australia’s Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft. He said that the events of Cape Town should lead…

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March 28, 2018


Copyright controversy hits “Maan Jao Naa”

Recently released Pakistani romantic comedy film “Maan Jao Naa” is in a fix for using legendary Pakistani playback singer Naheed Akhtar’s song “Bijli Bhari Hai Mere Ang Ang Mein”. The film producer has received a legal notice over the song. The film stars Elnaz Norouzi, a German-born Iranian model who has made a Lollywood debut,…

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February 4, 2018


Salman Khan lands in trouble over foul remark

MUMBAI: Bollywood’s superstar Dabangg Khan landed today (Saturday) in trouble as an FIR was lodged against him and actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra over a foul word a public platform as it hurt the sentiments of Scheduled Caste community. According to an Indian website, the complaint was lodged against the duo at the Andheri Police station…

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December 23, 2017


In break with decades of U.S. policy, Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

A general view shows the Dome of the Rock and Jerusalem’s Old City from David Tower December 4, 2017. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump will announce on Wednesday that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will move its embassy there, breaking with longtime U.S. policy and potentially stirring unrest,…

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December 6, 2017


Sahar Ansari: My Arts Council membership is not suspended and I still preside over many events

By Minerwa Tahir KARACHI: Sahar Ansari, an Urdu poet, says that his membership at the Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi, has not been suspended and that he attends all the events at the council, presiding over many of the mushairas and other events. In a recent press conference on women rights on November 8, Arts…

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November 14, 2017


It hurts, I don’t like it: Mahira Khan on criticism, controversy and social media

BY SHAHJAHAN KHURRAM KARACHI: Pakistani actress Mahira Khan said on Monday that she doesn’t like non-constructive criticism and controversy on social media but tends to face it anyway. Speaking exclusively to www.samaa.tv, the Raees star said that negative comments did hurt her because just like everyone else, she was also a human being. “It hurts…

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November 8, 2017


I was shattered and broken after Ranbir photos controversy: Mahira

KARACHI: Pakistani actress Mahira Khan’s pictures with Ranbir Kapoor wreaked havoc for the actress. She faced a lot of hate and nasty comments on social media regarding her clothes and her getting caught smoking. Internet was exploding with some people fighting for her and others fighting against. Mahira remained tight-lipped throughout the entire controversy and…

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November 8, 2017


Sonu Nigam: I mentioned temples and gurdwaras as well but only azan comments were highlighted

NEWS DESK: Indian singer Sonu Nigam made headlines for his comments on the use of loudspeakers for azan (Muslim prayers) earlier this year. Now, however, the Bollywood singer said that back then he even mentioned temples and gurudwaras but his comments on azan alone were highlighted, reported Times of India. According to him, religion was…

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October 27, 2017


In new Facebook post, Hrithik refuses to give any more interviews

NEWS DESK: Talking about his controversy surrounding Kangana Ranaut in a public Facebook post on Tuesday, Hrithik Roshan stated that “I don’t wish to speak on this issue.” The war of words between Kangana Ranaut and Hrithink Roshan has been on for quite some time now and people have slowly started opening up and taking…

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October 11, 2017


Momina Mustehsan’s tweets supporting Mahira Khan spark debate over hypocrisy

By Minerwa Tahir KARACHI: Momina Mustehsan’s tweets supporting Mahira Khan sparked a debate on her ‘hypocrisy’ for being selective in her support for women. Watch this video:

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September 24, 2017


Indian actor forced to delete controversial tweet?

Indian actor and BJP lawmaker Paresh Rawal alleged today that he was “coerced by Twitter” into deleting a controversial tweet that targeted author Arundhati Roy, a media report said. The veteran actor, however, strongly defended his tweet, not flinching at the immense criticism it drew. In a statement, Mr Rawal said, “With this letter, I…

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May 24, 2017


Waqar Zaka lands himself in another controversy

Reality TV host Waqar Zaka, whose video of being beaten up went viral on social media, has stirred a new controversy on women’s day. In a bizarre Facebook post, Waqar appeared to accuse women of harassing men and being greedy and selfish. “Women’s day, Females should promise they will stop becoming mufta , Today females…

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March 9, 2017


German parliament approves controversial espionage law

BERLIN: German lawmakers on Friday approved a law the government says will tighten oversight of the BND spy agency, while critics in a country particularly sensitive to violations of privacy insist the reform does exactly the opposite. The most controversial section of the law is a clause allowing the Bundesnachrichtendienst to intercept communications of foreign…

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October 21, 2016


Beaconhouse breaks silence in Punjabi language controversy

LAHORE: The Beaconhouse School System, one of Pakistan’s premiere school networks that become embroiled in controversy after a circular regarding Punjabi language, has issued clarification about its notification, Samaa reported. In a weird move last week, Sahiwal Boys Campus of the school system announced its discipline policy, imposing a ban on speaking Punjabi within and…

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October 19, 2016


Controversy over oath-taking of Karachi mayor

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s Waseem Akhtar was sworn in as new Mayor of Karachi amid controversy on how he will be running city’s affairs from prison, Samaa reported. All sessions judges in Karachi had refused to administer the oath to Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s Karachi mayor and deputy mayor – Waseem Akhtar and Arshad Vohra –…

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August 30, 2016


Remark attributed to India’s top judge on Balochistan stirs controversy

NEW DELHI: A new controversy erupted on social media over a tweet by Times of India, which quoted the Chief Justice of India as question the central government’s policy on Pakistani province of Balochistan. According to the Times of India tweet, CJI Justice Thakur had said, “Balochistan not India’s concern, says Chief Justice of India,…

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August 15, 2016


Cheerful Madonna shrugs off controversy in Malawi

Madonna shrugged off controversies about her relationship with Malawi, the homeland of her two adopted children, and spoke freely of her family life during a visit to the country Sunday. The US pop diva appeared cheerful after inspecting progress at a surgical unit for children that her charity, Raising Malawi, is funding at Queen Elizabeth…

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July 10, 2016


Nothing wrong in watching stage drama: Akmal

LAHORE: Retracting from his earlier statement, Umar Akmal Monday admitted that he visited a theater, saying there is nothing wrong in watching a stage drama. Talking to media here, Akmal denied violation of any Pakistan Cricket Board’s code of conduct. “If I have violated any rule, the board and the government can punish me.” Akmal…

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April 25, 2016


Panama Papers: Controversy hits inquiry commission

Constitution of an inquiry commission to probe into offshore assets of Sharif family is surrounded by controversy. Formation of the body hit a snag after retired judges refused to become part of it. Watch this report…

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April 10, 2016


Australia’s return to the top hit by controversy

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand: Australia sealed a 2-0 series victory over New Zealand to reach the top Test ranking Wednesday but captain Steve Smith was forced to defend their aggressive style as he was charged with dissent. With Smith smacking 53 off 46 balls, Australia polished off the 131 runs they needed on the last day…

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February 24, 2016