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Social media: A battleground in Occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR: An unprecedented ban on Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter in Indian-held Kashmir has highlighted social media’s role and Indian atrocities in the valley. Authorities in the Kashmir valley this week ordered internet service providers to block 15 social media services for at least one month, saying they were being misused by “anti-national and anti-social elements”….

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Pakistan played key role in end of Big-3: PCB chief

LAHORE: Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shahryar Khan has said that ‘Big-3’ model of the International Cricket Council (ICC) harmed Pakistan the most, Samaa reported. In a media on Friday, Khan said that Big-3 became a thing of the past due to PCB’s efforts. He went on to say that Cricket Australia and England…

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29 Indian fishermen arrested for illegal fishing in Pakistani waters

KARACHI: Pakistan Maritime Security Agency has arrested 29 Indian fishermen and also confiscated five of their boats, for fishing in territorial waters of Pakistan. A PMSA spokesman here on Thursday said the arrested fishermen have been handed to Docks police for required legal procedures before being presented in the court. PSMA had also arrested 100…

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REMEMBERING SYED KAMAL ON HIS BIRTH DAY

  By Omair Alavi He may have looked like Indian film actor Raj Kapoor but Pakistan’s Syed Kamal had his own aura when it came to films and later TV. The late actor remains one of the few actors who managed the transition to direction and production successfully during his lengthy career. From the late…

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Karan Johar cancels “Baahubali 2” premiere over Khanna’s death

MUMBAI: Veteran actor Vinod Khanna’s death has sent shockwaves through the industry, and as a mark of respect, the premiere of “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” in Mumbai has been cancelled. The 70-year-old actor passed away this morning from bladder cancer. Karan Johar, who is the distributor of the Hindi dubbed version of SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali…

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Saba Qamar may tour India to promote her upcoming flick

LAHORE: Actress Saba Qamar has hinted that she may be touring India to promote her upcoming flick Hindi Medium which also stars Irrfan Khan. According to an Indian news agency, a source has stated that the actress is optimistic for touring India and she isn’t anxious or nervous about it. The source stated, “It all…

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10 songs to remember Vinod Khanna by

By: Omair Alavi Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna was not just another veteran; in the 70s he gave tough competition to Amitabh Bachchan the reigning superstar of the era. Along with Shatrughan Sinha, the three were known as the Action Men of Bollywood but at his prime, Khanna took a break that damaged his career a…

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India bans Facebook, Twitter, other social media in Kashmir

NEW DELHI: Authorities in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir have blocked social networking services, an unusually harsh measure to counteract escalating waves of protests in the region. In the order, the Indian government notified internet service providers to block the transmission of messages on 22 social networking services, including Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter, for a month,…

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WATCH: India isolated as ICC outvotes BCCI on ‘big three’ system

It was an embarrassing setback for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as it was outvoted by a decisive vote count on Wednesday as eight members voted for a new financial model. The change in governance model was passed with 8-2, with only the Sri Lankan board and the BCCI voting against…

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Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over visa denial to Squash players

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Foreign Ministry has summoned an Indian diplomat to register its disappointment over denial of visas to Pakistani Squash players. Officials have said the Indian High Commission in Islamabad on Monday refused to grant visas to four Pakistani squash players, who were scheduled to take part in the Asian Senior Individual Championship which is…

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Indian state cancels Eid Milad-un-Nabi holiday

The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) led government in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh’s (UP) has announced an end to holidays for Eid Milad-un-Nabi and 15 other public holidays, local media reported. The announcement was made by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s on Twitter yesterday. Besides the aforementioned holidays, days off to celebrate the birth of…

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Watch: Sharp Dhoni pulls off amazing run-out

Rising Pune Supergiant wicket-keeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni continues to impress with his cunning tactics as he shrewdly ran out Narine by just sliding one hand onto the stumps.  Narine, short of the crease, had to walk towards the pavilion after the third umpire gave his verdict–the red light. Kolkata Knight Riders were 143/1 after 14…

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Huge setback for Indian cricket as ICC rolls back ‘Big Three’ model

DUBAI: It was an embarrassing setback for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCC) as it was outvoted by a decisive vote count on Wednesday as eight members voted for a new financial model.  This means that the BCCI will lose a large part of the share from ICC’s revenues that it was to…

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Watch: Tripathi clean bowled by Chawla

A googly from Kolkata Knight Riders Chawla has done the trick for his team as it left Tripathi puzzled and clean bowled.  After the end of 16 overs, Rising Pune Supergiant were 140/2 against Kolkata Knight Riders.

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When crazy cricket crowds brought shame to the gentlemen’s game

Cricket is one of the most followed sport in the world and the crowd in several countries watch the cricket fixtures with passion. There have been incidents in which crowds went out of control and brought shame to the sport. Matches have been called off and authorities and match officials had to step in to…

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WATCH: Where the rich keep their wealth in Pakistan

More than 50 percent of wealthy families in Pakistan believe that money is kept at homes. According to a survey, four percent of Pakistanis invest in stocks, mutual funds and saving schemes.

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India informed about visits of Census teams along LOC

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army on Tuesday apprised Indian authorities through hotline contact about the visits of census teams to the areas along Line of Control for conducting of demographic process. According to Inter Services Public Relations here on Tuesday, “Phase-2 of the census also entails movement of civil and military enumerators to designated Districts including villages…

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‘This seat is for Hindustanis, not Pakistanis,’ elderly Indian Muslim told

NEW DELHI: An elderly Indian Muslim was told to “go to Pakistan” when he asked for a train seat reserved for senior citizens. Kavita Krishnan, a women rights activist, narrated the disturbing incident in a Facebook post. Santosh Roy, the national secretary of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), was travelling with friends by…

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Bollywood celebs abuse maids verbally and physically: agencies

MUMBAI: If you thought Bollywood celebrities were perfect human beings and did not wreak havoc upon their domestic help, you were wrong.  According to a recent report in a renowned Indian English daily, a recent housekeeping service has banned Bollywood celebrities from its client list. This has ultimately blown the lid off on the issue…

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Malegaon blasts: Indian court grants bail to prime accused

NEW DELHI: The Bombay High Court Tuesday granted bail a prime accused in 2008 Malegaon blasts case. According to Indian media reports, the court granted bail to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, but denied relief to Lieutenant Colonel Prasad Shrikant Purohit, a co-accused in the case. Sadhvi Pragya and Col. Purohit had earlier filed pleas in…

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Watch: Sachin Tendulkar’s first IPL ton

On the occasion of Sachin Tendulkar’s birthday, let’s take you back to the Little Master’s first ever IPL ton. A plethora of fours and sixes from this innings will show you just why Sachin was one of the most dangerous batsmen in the planet during his era!  

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