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Review: Cake is a polished film

By Rafay Mahmood Rafay Mahmood is a culture journalist from Balochistan. He is a Chevening scholar, pursuing an MA in Global Creative & Cultural Industries at SOAS

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US chief justice orders review of sexual harassment standards in judiciary

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts speaks at the dedication of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, U.S., September 24, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo WASHINGTON: U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts said on Sunday he would launch a review in 2018 of how the federal judiciary handles…

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Video: England Cricket Board files complaint against Aleem Dar

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has filed a complaint against Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar for overturning field umpire’s decision “too quickly”.

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Double the trouble, triple the fun!

By: Omair Alavi Move over Rishi Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor – there is a new set of Kapoor in town. Unlike the father-son duo, this couple comprises of Nephew – Uncle and through Mubarakan, they have set the house on fire. Anees Bazmee unites Anil Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor through his double-role saga where the relationship…

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Creativity Ditched Imtiaz ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’

    By: Omair Alavi Bollywood director Imtiaz Ali has been known for his ‘different’ style of film making where he has delivered epics like Jab We Met, Love Aaj Kal, Rockstar, Highway and even Tamasha. Each film tackled life in its own way and people who saw one Imtiaz Ali film became his fan…

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REVIEW: War for the Planet Of The Apes

By: Omair Alavi You may have seen men take revenge in films but in War for The Planet of the Apes, you have an Ape doing what man is famous for! In this Matt Reeves directed movie, you get to know that Apes are peace loving creatures who are provoked at the behest of wayward…

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Dystopia, Bastards and Struggle for Power: Game of Throne Returns with Season 7

By: Saman Siddiqui All seem to be fascinated a lot by this fictitious American GoT TV series. The germs of popularity have spread far and wide.  And obviously we live in a global village, international trends and best sellers do reach Pakistan. The 7th season has just hit the screens. First episode premiered on 16…

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Game of Thrones-S7-01 ‘Dragonstone’ :Review

Blood, Murder and Dragonstone allies By: Fidak Hamdani Caution: Contain spoilers You Tube is filled with thousands of predictions before release date of show that describes the curiosity and anxiousness towards the Bibbidi Bobbidi magical spell of Game of Thrones (GoT). Oh my my… GoT dazzles around! HBO Entertainment once again brings the year-long Game…

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Obama asks for ‘full review’ of 2016 election process

Washington: President Barack Obama has requested a review of all cyberattacks that took place during the 2016 election cycle, the White House said Friday, amid allegations of Russian interference. “The president has directed the intelligence community to conduct a full review of what happened during the 2016 election process,” said Lisa Monaco, Obama’s homeland security…

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‘Suicide Squad’ fans demand closure of film review site

LOS ANGELES: Thousands of furious DC Comics fans are backing a petition calling for the closure of reviews aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, after a lukewarm response to supervillain blockbuster “Suicide Squad.” A poster calling himself Abdullah Coldwater of Alexandria, Egypt, started the campaign accusing the site of giving “unjust bad reviews… and that affects people’s…

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Coke Studio: Music That Makes Us Proud

Coke Studio’s season 8 has so far released five episodes with each comprising of four songs. While some songs have received positive reviews, others have faced strict criticism. The songs listed below are just some of the many songs from season 8 that stand out and are worth appreciating.   Episode 1 Tajdar-e-Haram Strings could…

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PM, army chief review NAP implementation

ISLAMABAD: The civilian and military leaders met in Islamabad today (Thursday) to review progress regarding countrywide implementation of National Action Plan (NAP) against terrorism, Samaa reported. According to Samaa correspondent, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif presided over the high-level meeting where Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan briefed the participants regarding internal security matters. Chief…

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Movie Review: All Is Well

NEW DELHI: If ever there was a movie that was the very antithesis of its title, it has to be Umesh Shukla’s “All Is Well”. The film, about a father and son’s troubled relationship, is barely coherent as it hurtles from one disastrous scene to the next, without making any sense.

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PM asks Fazl to review stance on PTI de-seating

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday requested Maulana Fazlur Rehman, chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam to review his party's decision over de-seating of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf members in National Assembly. In a meeting held at the PM House, the Prime Minister said the step would be in the interest of stability of democratic system, a…

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Federal Flood Commission to review flood situation on Monday

ISLAMABAD: The Provincial Disaster Management Authority has reported that the flow of water has started receeding at the Chashma and Kalabagh in the River Indus. The concerned District Coordination Officers have been directed to conduct monitoring of the river situation round-the-clock and take precautionary measures. He said that the meeting of the Federal Flood Commission…

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Review row hits Sri Lanka-Pakistan Test

COLOMBO: Pakistan were granted an extra review option Friday after being robbed of a wicket due to an apparent error by TV umpire Paul Reiffel during the second Test in Colombo. The incident took place during the opening day's play at the P. Sara Oval on Thursday when Pakistan asked for a review after on-field…

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Pakistan to review Bangladesh cricket rout

KARACHI: Pakistan cricket authorities on Saturday said they would include the national team's shambolic whitewash against Bangladesh this year as part of a review to improve its performance. Pakistan were humiliated during their neighbour's April-May tour this year, which saw them slump to their lowest ever ranking in the ICC one-day international table of ninth…

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Yahoo's Alibaba spinoff to proceed despite tax review

BEIJING: Yahoo acknowledged Wednesday that US authorities are reviewing the tax-free status of its planned spinoff of its stake in Chinese online giant Alibaba, but said the deal would proceed anyway. A statement from the California company said the Internal Revenue Service had indicated that the tax agency “plans to study its rules” on tax-free…

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Independent review to probe Hughes death

SYDNEY: Cricket Australia has commissioned an independent review into the cause and circumstances of last year's death of test batsman Phillips Hughes in a bid to prevent anything similar happening in the future. Australia was engulfed in a wave of mourning after Hughes, 25, died from catastrophic injuries on Nov. 27 last year, two days…

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PCB body on World Cup defeat meets today

LAHORE: A five-member body of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will meet today (Friday) to review the performance of players as well as causes of Pakistan’s defeat in World Cup 2015. ‘World Cup 2015 Review Group’ consists of PCB Chairman Shaharyar Mohammad Khan, Chairman Executive Committee Najam Sethi, Chief Operating Officer Subhan Ahmed, Wasim Bari and…

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PM, army chief review Zarb-e-Azb, NAP progress

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif, on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and briefed him over his recent foreign visits, Samaa reported. According to Samaa correspondent, the PM and army chief reviewed implementation of National Action Plan (NAP), and discussed matters pertaining to Zarb-e-Azb operation and return of IDPs to…

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