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Is Kangana finally friends with Karan Johar?

NEWS DESK: The cold war between ‘movie mafia’ and the ‘flag bearer of nepotism’ in Bollywood, Karan Johar, and the ‘queen’, Kangana Ranaut, seems to have come to an end after a year-long battle of words, reported The Indian Express. The duo posed together on the stage of Star Plus’ new talent hunt show India’s…

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Asad Umar makes fun of Nawaz Sharif’s lawyer

NEWS DESK: PTI leader Asad Umar made fun of ousted PM Nawaz Sharif’s lawyer, saying that he wonders if the lawyer is against the former premier. Watch here:

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Islamic state, al-Qaeda rivalry could spark dangerous contest

PARIS: The declaration of an Islamic caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria is a direct challenge to Al-Qaeda and could set off a dangerous contest for the leadership of the global jihadist movement, experts say. Desperate to retain its preeminent role, the movement behind September 11 may be driven to carry out fresh attacks…

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'Rush' screenwriter inspired by rivalry, not Formula One racing

LOS ANGELES: The fast-paced and adrenaline-filled drama “Rush” may be one of the most engaging films about the world of Formula One racing, but British screenwriter Peter Morgan says he couldn't be less of a fan of the elite motor sport.Morgan, a two-time best-writing Oscar nominee for 2006's “The Queen” and 2008's “Frost/Nixon,” simply wanted…

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Hyderabad: Four people killed over ‘old rivalry’

Staff Report HYDERABAD: Four people were gunned down in Hyderabad city on Friday in early morning attack apparently linked to an old rivalry, SAMAA reported. Police said the incident took place in Hyderabad’s Hussain Abad Chowk where armed men riding motorbikes opened fire on four people, badly injuring all of them. A passerby was also…

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Apple and Samsung: A defining rivalry

JAKARTA/SEOUL: What a difference three months can make. At the end of August, Apple Inc seemed on top of the world. Fresh off a resounding $1.05 billion US legal victory over arch-foe Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the company was gearing up to launch the fifth iteration of its iconic iPhone. Just a week prior, its…

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Airbus, Boeing launch airliner ad war as rivalry heats up

PARIS: Airbus and Boeing have clashed over the performance of their latest revamped models as the aerospace companies battle for market share by offering fuel savings to cash-starved airlines.The dispute is being splashed across the columns of specialist industry magazines in a series of negative ads as the world's dominant aircraft makers battle to maintain…

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Personal rivalry: Four gunned down in Peshawar

Staff ReportPESHAWAR: Four people were killed and several others injured on Sunday in an attack motivated by personal rivalry, SAMAA reports.The incident took place in Shero Jhangi area of Peshawar’s locality where according to police, unknown armed men barged into a house and opened fire on their rivals, killing four on the spot.The dead bodies…

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Rugby world focuses on Australia, NZ rivalry

AUCKLAND, New Zealand: The topic kept returning to the historic rivalry between Australia and New Zealand which might have its most pure expression when the All Blacks and Wallabies meet on Sunday in the semifinals of the Rugby World Cup.As critics from Britain and France sought Wednesday to better understand a competitiveness which exists almost…

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Pakistan-Lanka rivalry promises to spice up World Cup

NEW DELHI: Sri Lanka's consistency will be pitted against Pakistan's unpredictability when the continental rivals meet on Saturday for what promises to be the most intense battle of the World Cup so far.Emotions will run high in the Group A match featuring the two former champions as it was a 2009 gun attack on the…

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Google, Apple rivalry heats up

WASHINGTON: Google is the undisputed king when it comes to ranking in advertising dollars on the Internet, but Apple wants the crown when it comes to ads on mobile devices. The mobile advertising space is shaping up as the latest battleground in an increasingly testy rivalry that led Google chief executive Eric Schmidt to step…

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