Was Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve offered Bond 25? Here’s the truth

Was Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve offered Bond 25? Here’s the truth

Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve has revealed that he was approached by Barbara Broccoli for Bond 25 but could not sign the project as he was already booked for Dune. Hollywood Director Denis Villeneuve, who was a front runner to direct the upcoming Bond movie, has revealed that he...

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Christian Bale was almost cast in Solo A Star Wars Story

Christian Bale was almost cast in Solo A Star Wars Story

Christian Bale, who will be next seen in Hostiles, says that he did not watch Ben Affleck’s Batman or any of the Avengers movies as he is not a big fan of superhero films. We could have got the Dark Knight himself fighting in a galaxy far, far away. Confused?...

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Golden Globes 2018: Why This is Us could win Best TV series (Drama)

Golden Globes 2018: Why This is Us could win Best TV series (Drama)

75th Golden Globe Awards: Here’s looking at why the TV show, This is Us, could win Best TV Series (Drama) This is Us emerged as one of the most popular shows in 2016. The series was instantly loved since the airing of its pilot episode and has managed to maintain...

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Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani’s Baaghi 2 to release on March 30

Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani’s Baaghi 2 to release on March 30

Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani took to their Twitter handle and shared the poster of Baaghi 2 with the release date, ‘March 30, 2018’ mentioned on it. While their fans are going gaga over their holiday photos from Sri Lanka, rumoured couple Disha Patani and Tiger Shroff have announced the...

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Donald Trump Responds To Steve Bannon Bombshell: ‘He Lost His Mind’

Donald Trump Responds To Steve Bannon Bombshell: ‘He Lost His Mind’

President Donald Trump on Wednesday offered a fiery response to bombshell reports that Steve Bannon, his former chief strategist, had accused the president of meeting with Russian operatives after Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with them at Trump Tower in June 2016. “Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or...

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Market watch: KSE-100 closes positive for 10th successive session

Market watch: KSE-100 closes positive for 10th successive session

KARACHI: The stock market witnessed see-saw trading on Wednesday, but the index still managed to close its 10th consecutive session in the green with late buying helping the cause. The KSE-100 index increased over 300 points in early trading, but it was soon followed by profit-taking, which wiped out all gains...

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Pakistan spent Rs67b on border control alone

Pakistan spent Rs67b on border control alone

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has spent more than Rs67.3 billion during the last one and a half years in its efforts to stop infiltration of terrorists operating in Afghanistan and securing vital installations, including the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), from cross-border attacks, according to sources. The money that Pakistan spent from July 2016...

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Auto rickshaw maker to set up car assembly plant by June 2019

Auto rickshaw maker to set up car assembly plant by June 2019

KARACHI: Sazgar Engineering Works, maker of CNG auto rickshaws, has decided to set up a car and light commercial vehicles’ (LCVs) plant on a fast-track basis as it looks to roll out models in an 18-month time frame to tap potential growth in Pakistan’s auto sector. To achieve the target, the...

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USF expected to spread broadband services

USF expected to spread broadband services

KARACHI: The Universal Service Fund (USF) has played a great role in spreading telecom services in far-flung areas of Pakistan and experts believe it can play its part again in the promotion of broadband services across the country. Pakistan’s largest province by area, Balochistan, witnessed the development of telecom infrastructure and...

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Street crime: Operation failed to curb Karachi’s biggest problem

Street crime: Operation failed to curb Karachi’s biggest problem

KARACHI: The year 2017 was a relatively peaceful year. There were no strikes and no lockdowns and, of course, no major incidents of terrorism. A few protests or rallies were taken care of by the police well-equipped with water cannons, teargas and batons. However, there was no respite for citizens who...

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We will defeat PPP in upcoming elections, says Pir Pagara

We will defeat PPP in upcoming elections, says Pir Pagara

HYDERABAD: Hur Jamaat Spiritual Leader and Pakistan Muslim League – Functional (PML-F) President Pir Pagara Sibghatullah Shah Rashdi vowed to defeat the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in the upcoming general elections. Addressing his followers in Ghotki on Tuesday, he reiterated that the PPP rigged the general elections in 2013. “The people...

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Shahrukh Jatoi, brother get exemption from appearance

Shahrukh Jatoi, brother get exemption from appearance

KARACHI: A judicial magistrate of Malir accepted on Wednesday the relief application of Shahrukh Jatoi, the prime suspect in the Shahzeb Khan murder case, and his brother Nawab Jatoi in a forgery case. The case pertains to allegations that after Shahzeb’s murder, Shahrukh tried to flee abroad with the help of...

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China to keep providing assistance to Pakistan’s power sector

China to keep providing assistance to Pakistan’s power sector

ISLAMABAD: The Power Division has decided to meet individually all investors pouring money into energy projects of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in order to help fast-track work on these projects and remove any difficulties being faced by them. Federal Minister for Power Division Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari announced this during...

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New border terminals planned to push trade with Kabul, Delhi

New border terminals planned to push trade with Kabul, Delhi

ISLAMABAD: In an effort to fully exploit the geostrategic position of Pakistan and make it a potential hub of transit trade, the National Logistics Cell (NLC) has chalked out a comprehensive plan for setting up new border terminals at key entry and exit points with neighbouring countries. Apart from this, the...

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Azhar, Fakhar hit tons in crushing win for Pakistan

Azhar, Fakhar hit tons in crushing win for Pakistan

NELSON: Fakhar Zaman and Azhar Ali both scored centuries as Pakistan cruised to a 120-run victory over New Zealand XI in their one-day tour match at the Saxton Oval here on Wednesday. The left-handed Fakhar pounded 106 from 84 balls and Azhar made 104 from 105 balls in a 206-run...

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India calls off deal for Israeli anti-tank missiles

India calls off deal for Israeli anti-tank missiles

JERUSALEM: India has called off an order to buy Spike anti-tank guided missiles from Israel’s state-owned defence contractor Rafael, the company said on Wednesday. The deal was worth about $500 million and the announcement of its termination came a couple of weeks before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is due...

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Iran deploys Revolutionary Guards to quell ‘sedition

Iran deploys Revolutionary Guards to quell ‘sedition

LONDON: Iran’s elite Revolu­tio­nary Guards have deployed forces to three provinces to put down an eruption of anti-government unrest after six days of protests that have rattled the clerical leadership and left 21 people dead. The protests, which began last week out of frustration over economic hardships suffered by the...

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Norway suspends arms sales to UAE over Yemen war

Norway suspends arms sales to UAE over Yemen war

OSLO: Norway has suspended exports of weapons and ammunition to the United Arab Emirates over concerns they could be used in the war in Yemen, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. The UAE is part of a Saudi-led coalition formed in 2015 to fight the Iran-aligned Houthi group that controls...

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Centre to blame for tribals’ misery post militancy

Centre to blame for tribals’ misery post militancy

PESHAWAR: The people of five tribal agencies in Fata affected by militancy since 2007 continue to suffer though military operations were conducted to bring peace in their hometowns. Now, it is not militancy as much as it is the apathy of the federal government that is making their lives miserable....

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Political parties to march on Islamabad for Fata-KP merger

Political parties to march on Islamabad for Fata-KP merger

PESHAWAR: A tribal jirga, including different political parties, has urged the federal government to announce merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa till mid January otherwise the tribal people will march on Islamabad and start a sit-in in this regard. The jirga meeting was held under the...

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Faran Tahir on being a Pakistani-American in Hollywood

Faran Tahir on being a Pakistani-American in Hollywood

DUBAI: He may not be considered a household name yet but Pakistani-American actor Faran Tahir is  familiar to millions around the world. You may recognise Faran as Raza in Iron Man (2008) or Captain Robau in Star Trek (2009). > The international artist has been a Hollywood insider for over 25 years now and has starred...

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Child found strangled after rape in Sherakot

Child found strangled after rape in Sherakot

LAHORE: An eight-year-old boy was allegedly sexually assaulted and strangled in Sherakot here on Wednesday. The minor was found dead in an under-construction quarter, half a kilometre from his Yusuf Nagar house. A local had spotted his body which was covered with a piece of cloth. Initial police inquiries said...

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CII supports punishment for triple divorce ‘in one go’

CII supports punishment for triple divorce ‘in one go’

ISLAMABAD: Though it is legal and in accordance with the Hanafi school of thought, the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) on Wednesday supported the imposing of punishment for triple talaq in one sitting. CII Chairman Dr Qibla Ayaz said the council believes that this is in accordance with fiqh, but...

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Dar files objection to assets freezing order

Dar files objection to assets freezing order

ISLAMABAD: The defunct finance minister Ishaq Dar has filed objection to the order of an accountability court regarding the freezing of his properties. Dar’s counsel filed the objection on Wednesday. The defunct minister objected that the order to freeze assets was issued without giving him proper opportunity of defence. The...

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Pakistan lost over 50,000 civilians in war on terror

Pakistan lost over 50,000 civilians in war on terror

Pakistan lost over 50,000 civilians in the war against terrorism since 2003, according to government figures. #Pakistan has rendered countless sacrifices in War against Terrorism and has always taken indiscriminate action against any form of extremism. Our commitment for lasting peace is unequivocal. #PakistanFirst ?? pic.twitter.com/kPBgAKpzdX — Govt of Pakistan...

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Saudi Government Wishes New Year Depicting The New Liberal Face of the Kingdom

The latest video released by the government of Saudi Arabia to wish new year is doing the rounds in which apparently the kingdom is showcasing a new face to the rest of the world. It can be seen in the video that a group of young people wish the world...

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Nawaz Sharif’s Leaked Video From Saudi’s Visit

Nawaz Sharif’s Leaked Video From Saudi’s Visit

Nawaz had arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday to hold meetings with the royal family. His younger brother, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, had arrived in the Kingdom three days earlier. The Punjab government had tried to explain the Sharifs’ hurried tour of the Kingdom, saying: “Shahbaz Sharif met the...

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Sajida Ahmad Langah Grills Ayesha Gulalai

Sajida Ahmad Langah Grills Ayesha Gulalai

Sajida Ahmad Langah is the chairperson of Istakham e Pakistan Ittehad party. Last month Sajidah along with her party members joined hand with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI).

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Will Army Take Action Against Raheel Sharif, Asked DG ISPR

Will Army Take Action Against Raheel Sharif, Asked DG ISPR

Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor demanded the evidences in response to the accusations leveled by ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Talking to private TV Channel he said the former premier should present proofs to substantiate his claims, if he has any. Reacting to Nawaz Sharif’s...

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