Tag: Chiefs

Sheen to sue TV chiefs over firing

Charlie Sheen's lawyer has vowed to sue TV bosses after the embattled actor was fired from hit show 'Two And A Half Men' on Monday - insisting executives have no "basis to terminate" the star's contract. Warner Bros. chiefs decided to kick Sheen off the show following weeks of bizarre behaviour and public rants against producers and writer Chuck Lorre.
In the letter terminating the star's contract, Warner Bros' legal team points out all the clauses which have allegedly been

Warrant issued for Rind tribe chief’s arrest

QUETTA - A judicial magistrate Friday issued arrest warrants of Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind, an opposition member of Balochistan Assembly, and six others, including his son, on an FIR regarding a landmine blast in Dhadar area of Kachhi district.
The FIR was lodged on request of Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raisani in Levies Force Station Dhadar. A person was killed and another received injuries in a landmine blast in Mehar Garh, an archeological site, on February

Iran accuses opposition chiefs of treason

TEHRAN - Iran on Thursday accused two opposition leaders of treason and vowed to block their ability to communicate with their supporters on the eve of a pro-regime "hatred" rally against them in Tehran. Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi are under de facto house arrest but have regularly issued defiant messages to their supporters through their websites, including one which led to anti-government protests on Monday that left two people dead and several wounded.
The protests

Hardwicke slams sexist ‘Fighter’ chiefs

Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke has slammed studio bosses behind acclaimed boxing film 'The Fighter,' insisting they refused her an interview because she's a woman. Hardwicke was in control of the hugely successful first installment of the vampire series and helmed the highly-anticipated big screen retelling of the 'Little Red Riding Hood' fairy tale.
But Hardwicke insists that despite her successes behind the camera, sexism in Hollywood still stops her getting jobs -

British PM tested over media chief’s resignation

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron began looking for a new media chief on Saturday to replace Andy Coulson after he quit over a tabloid phone-hacking row, in a test for the nine-month-old government.
"So far, our worst day in government," a senior Cameron aide told The Guardian newspaper after Coulson quit Friday, bowing to pressure over what he knew about hacking at the News of the World (NOTW) when he was its editor.
The dramatic development also renewed

Rs 37b loss to national exchequer – 4 ex-generals, 3 FBR...

ISLAMABAD - Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Salman Siddique submitted in the SC on Thursday a list of 58 officials who from January 01,2007 to December 24,2010, caused a whopping loss of Rs 19 to Rs 37 billion to the national exchequer over the last four years because of pilferage of containers which entered Pakistani territory in the garb of Afghan Transit Trade (ATT).
The list sent to the registrar's office through FBR's counsel Raja Irshad includes the names of former

NASA chiefs slam ‘absurd’ 2012

NEW YORK - NASA scientists have named John Cusack's blockbuster 2012 as the most "absurd" sci-fi film of all time. Experts at America's National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Science and Entertainment Exchange have put together a list of the least plausible science fiction movies ever made, and the big budget 2009 picture came top.
The film, which depicted earth besieged by natural disasters, featured ahead of two more 'end-of-the-world' movies - 2003's 'The

W African defence chiefs to oust Gbagbo if talks fail

LAGOS - West African regional military chiefs have set in motion plans to oust Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo if negotiations fail, a Nigerian defence spokesman said Friday.
The decision was reached at a meeting in Abuja of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) attended by military chiefs from Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Togo, Niger and Nigeria. "The committee of chiefs of defence staff met on Tuesday and Wednesday to put machinery

Medvedev fires space chiefs after satellite crash

MOSCOW - President Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday fired two top space officials and reprimanded the space agency chief after a launch failure caused Russia to delay the deployment of its own navigation system.
This month's failed launch of three Glonass-M orbiters marked a humiliating setback to the country's efforts to introduce a global rival to the US Global Positioning System.
A presidential statement said Energia Vice President Vyacheslav Filin and Roskosmos deputy head

Case of missing prisoners – ISI, MI and IB chiefs sent...

ISLAMABAD: A three-member Supreme Court bench on Friday issued directions to the heads of the Inter-Services Intelligence, Intelligence Bureau and Military Intelligence to submit their comments by November 25 on the disappearance of 11 prisoners from Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi.
The bench consisting of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Tariq Parvez and Justice Ghulam Rabbani was hearing a case of 11 prisoners who went missing from Adiala Jail, after allegedly being