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Disney’s The Lion King remake is already breaking records

The trailer has been viewed 224.6m times

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November 26, 2018


El Salvador releases woman jailed over abortion

NEWS DESK: A Salvadoran woman serving a 30-year jail sentence for having an abortion was released from prison on Thursday on the orders of the Supreme Court, her lawyer and rights groups said, reported AFP. Wearing a white T-shirt, Teodora Vasquez was greeted by her family and members of organizations who fought her case in…

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February 16, 2018


Akshay Kumar’s Padman won’t release in Pakistan

NEWS DESK: Akshay Kumar’s Padman, which has got a green signal from as many as 50 countries, won’t be releasing in Pakistan, reported Pinkvilla. An exhibitor from Pakistan says that the film has been denied a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) due to its subject. Another industry source told the Indian website that Padman was initially bought…

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February 9, 2018


“Chupan Chupai” to be released on Friday

LAHORE: The long-awaited film, ‘Chupan Chupai’ will be released across cinema houses of the country on December 29. Mohsin Ali is director of the film, while Ahsan Khan and Neelum Muneer have performed the lead roles in the romantic movie. For the publicity campaign, Ahsan Khan and Neelum Muneer have visited educational institutions and held…

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December 28, 2017


Shahzeb murder case: Legal questions surround Shahrukh Jatoi’s release

Shahrukh Jatoi and two co-accused earlier convicted in the 2012 murder of 20-year-old Shahzeb Khan were released after their bail applications were approved by a court on Saturday. The development has triggered a legal debate and raised different questions involving jurisprudence. Watch this report…

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December 23, 2017


Good luck Humaima! Mahesh Bhatt a day before Arth screening

One of Bollywood’s leading writer-filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt was filled with kudos for the remake of film Arth with the star cast including Shan, Mohib Mirza and Humaima Malick. In a recent video message, the filmmaker wished ‘All The Best’ to Humaima Malick, a day before the screening of her Pakistani film- Arth. Watch the clip.

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December 21, 2017


Indian Supreme Court rejects bid to stop world release of ‘Padmavati’

India’s top court Tuesday rejected a legal attempt to block the global release of a Bollywood film that has sparked violent protests, warning against pre-judging the controversial historical epic. Caste-based groups have been staging violent demonstrations against “Padmavati” amid rumours that it will depict a romance between a Hindu queen and a Muslim ruler. The…

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November 28, 2017


Padmavati release deferred over protest

NEW DELHI: Producers of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Padmavati say they have deferred the movie’s release date. The film was set to hit the screens on December 1. “Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the studio behind ‘ Padmavati ‘, has voluntarily deferred the release date of the film from December 1st 2017,” Viacom18 said in a statement…

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November 19, 2017


This Indian lawyer secured the release of a Pakistani woman and her child born in Indian jail

NEWS DESK: Pakistan and India may be two separate countries but we have a common relationship – that of humanity. In one of the greatest goodwill gestures an Indian could extend to her Pakistani counterparts, lawyer Navjyot Kaur Chabba worked day and night to ensure the safe release of a Pakistani woman, her child born in…

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November 7, 2017


Cops released on bail in Benazir murder case

RAWALPINDI: Ex CPO Saud Aziz and SP Khurram Shehzad were released on bail on the orders of Lahore High Court (LHC) here Friday. According to jail sources, the division bench of LHC granted bail to the convicted policemen on surety bonds of Rs twenty lac each. Earlier, the Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) Judge Asghar Khan…

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October 6, 2017


Apple’s iPhone 8 launch in Sydney sees bleak turnout

SYDNEY: Apple Inc’s iPhone 8 launch in Sydney, one of the first cities to access the product in Australia, saw a bleak turnout as fans held out for the soon-to-be-released premium iPhone X, reported Reuters. Hundreds of people usually gather at Apple’s Sydney city store with queues winding down the town’s main street, George Street,…

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September 22, 2017


Palestinian activist arrested over Facebook post released

NEWS DESK: The Palestinian Authority has released a prominent activist a week after he was arrested for writing a Facebook post criticising the government of President Mahmoud Abbas, reported The Independent. Issa Amro’s lawyer said Sunday that his client was released on $1,400 bail after being held under a recent edict that allows the government…

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September 11, 2017


Apple’s to launch three new iPhones mid-September

NEWS DESK: Apple’s iPhone release date might finally have been revealed, reported The Independent. The launch event will take place on September 12, according to French website Mac4Ever, which said that it had heard the news from phone networks. That means the phone itself is likely to open for pre-orders the Friday after – the…

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August 27, 2017


Report: Sharjeel Memon’s dramatic return and arrest

Former Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon arrived in Pakistan from Dubai on Saturday, ending his self-exile. He was detained by NAB and FIA authorities as he landed at the Islamabad airport; however, Memon was later released. Watch this video…

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March 19, 2017


Sharjeel Memon released after investigation

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has released a senior leader of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Sharjeel Inam Memon after the investigation on Saturday night in Islamabad. As per details, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had detained the former Provincial Minister for Information Sharjeel Memon over corruption allegations from Islamabad airport. Earlier, Memon had been guaranteed in all cases by Islamabad…

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March 19, 2017


Release of Mahira Khan’s ‘Raees’ face another hurdle

With the release of Mahira Khan’s “Raees” just around the corner, fresh threats have been issued by the Shiv Sena. This comes even after Shah Rukh Khan personally met Raj Thackeray to ensure the film does not face any ban. Akshaye Rathi, a leading distributor, took to Twitter to announce that he has received threat…

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January 11, 2017


SAMAA reporter Imdad Phulpoto released after unlawful detention

KARACHI: Imdad Phulpoto, SAMAA’s station head in Sukkur, was released on Thursday evening, hours after being brutally tortured and abducted by police from his home. Dozens of police personnel, unaccompanied by lady police, barged into the house of Phulpoto at 8am this morning. Imdad and members of his family were vehemently tortured before he was…

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January 5, 2017


Salman Ahmed dedicates new song to late Junaid Jamshed

KARACHI: Sufi rock band Junoon’s founder, songwriter, lead guitarist and singer Salman Ahmad’s next solo song “DOOR” is set to be released worldwide on December 16. In a message on Tuesday, Salman Ahmed said he would dedicate “DOOR” to his late friend Junaid Jamshed who died in a plane crash on September 5. “I have…

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December 13, 2016


Court orders release of Waseem Akhtar

KARACHI: Mayor of Karachi and senior leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (Pakistan) Waseem Akhtar is likely to be released today (Wednesday) as he overcome last legal hurdle in way of his release, Samaa reported. According to our correspondent, the court accepted bail application of Waseem Akhtar in a pertaining to treatment of terrorists. It was…

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November 16, 2016


Fawad Khan’s film ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ gets govt support finally

With Hindi rightwing group continuing its protest against the release of Bollywood film producer and director Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hain Muskhil, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said that anybody found taking law into their hands would be dealt firmly, Indain Express reported. While indicating that everybody has the right to protest, Fadnavis…

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October 19, 2016


Pakistani dark comedy Jeewan Hathi to release November 4th

KARACHI: The trailer of Pakistani film Jeewan Hathi was officially unveiled today in Karachi, by Matteela Films & Footprint Entertainment at an exclusive event with the cast of the movie along with the respective press and media. The movie is set to release across Pakistan on November 4th, 2016. According to the official press release,…

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October 1, 2016