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WALI KHAN BABAR’S ASSASINATION – Press Club sombre but defiant: journalists vow to fight on

WALI KHAN BABAR’S ASSASINATION – Press Club sombre but defiant: journalists vow to fight on

KARACHI – The Karachi Press Club (KPC) presented a sombre but defiant picture on Friday, as the targeted assassination of 28-year-old journalist Wali Khan Babar reverberated among his friends and colleagues.
The KPC may be split along ideological lines, but all differences were cast aside as journalists from both the print and electronic media recalled the insecurity and uncertainty braved by media personnel in the execution of their jobs.
It was all too familiar for many

Salman Khan boycotts awards

With awards touted to pour in for actor Salman Khan for delivering the biggest hit of the year in the form of ‘Dabangg’, it is learned from his close aides that the star has no plans to collect them himself. “If he has a performance lined up at an awards function, he’ll make an appearance there, but will not accept any awards. The money that he receives from performing at these shows will be directed towards his foundation,” says a close aide of the star.With the film nominated in

Akshay, Katrina and Farah Khan

Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif and Farah Khan flew into London this week to promote TEES MAAR KHAN. From ‘Sheila Ki Jawani’ to Shah Rukh Khan’s casting controversies, the film consistently generated column inches. Our correspondent went head-to-head with the director and stars of the movie, to talk about the production. Trade analysts are predicting it will be the biggest Bollywood grosser of 2010.
What is the USP of this film?
Akshay: The USP of TEES MAAR KHAN is the kind of

Quaid-i-Azam wanted an Islamic welfare state, says AQ Khan

RAWALPINDI – Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah wanted to make Pakistan an Islamic welfare state as his principles, faith, unity and discipline are a source of guidance for the new generation.
Architect of the nuclear programme, Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan said this while addressing the concluding session of three-day celebrations organised to mark birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam at Ghulam Qadir Hall, Faizul Islam Complex on Saturday that was attended by intellectuals, writers, poets,

Salman Khan slaps fan

Salman Khan has done it again! After taking potshots at ‘Guzaarish’ director Bhansali, Salman slapped a fan outside Anil Kapoor’s residence, who reportedly kissed and hugged him.
Talking to a news daily, an eyewitness said, “The incident happened moments after Salman arrived at Anil Kapoor’s birthday bash. Just a few moments before this, Anil had escorted Salman’s father, Salim Khan, into the party. Salman was alighting from his car when all of a sudden a man, who appeared to be

‘Tees Maar Khan’ just a rib tickling comedy

‘Tees Maar Khan’ is more of a no-brainer than a rib tickling comedy as it lacks the effervescence and the charm of Farah Khan’s two earlier flicks. In ‘Tees Maar Khan’, Akshay plays the role of Tabrez Mirza Khan aka Tees Maar Khan, a master con artist, whose art of stealing parodies Abhimanyu’s war craft skills from Mahabharata.
In Tees Maar Khan, Tabrez learns to steal even before he is born because his mother, who is glued to crime flicks during her pregnancy.
When Tees

Shah Rukh Khan returns to TV

MUMBAI: After a gap of three years, Indian film star Shah Rukh Khan will return to television, but this time on a different channel with a different show, according to an Indian newspaper report on Thursday.
Shah Rukh will be hosting the Indian version of ‘Wipeout’, an American show. According to highly placed sources, the pre-production of the show has already begun and the actor will soon start shooting for the promo. Since Wipeout’s format is water-based adventure sports,

Aamir Khan to lose 12 kilos

DELHI: We already know that he was to have a crew cut for his next film. Now the actor will also shed some weight. That Aamir Khan gets into the skin of every character he plays, is well known. But doing it in Reema Kagti’s film will be a tough task for the actor.
Aamir will sport a crew cut (sans any Ghajini demarcations this time) and will have to lose at least 11-12 kilos for the cop’s role he will enact. A source close to Aamir says, “The actor has to lose around 250 pounds

Farah mocks Shah Rukh in ‘Tees Maar Khan’

MUMBAI: All is not well between ‘once thick friends’ Farah Khan and Shah Rukh Khan. The choreographer turned director has cashed in on her upcoming Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Tees Maar Khan’ to take out her enmity at the Badshah of Bollywood.
Buzz has it that the film slated to release this Christmas has bold and direct spoofs on King Khan. Apparently, the script has been penned by editor-director Shirish Kunder, who cannot tolerate Shah Rukh. The script writer made the most of ‘Tees

Judicial remand of Hamaish Khan, Nisar and Afzal extended till December 11

LAHORE: An accountability court on Monday extended the judicial remand of former President Bank of Punjab (BOP) Hamaish Khan, and former honorary consulate in Qazikistan Seith Nisar, and Sheikh Muhammad Afzal till December 11. The Accused are alleged to be involved in the BOP fraud case in which Rs 12 billion has been embezzled.
American nationality holder Hamesh Khan is the key figure of BOP fraud case in which 12 billion rupees have allegedly been embezzled. Hamish is alleged

Imran Khan threatens civil disobedience if RGST imposed

LAHORE: A ‘civil disobedience movement’ would be launched if the Reformed General Sales Tax (RGST) was imposed,.Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan warned on Friday.
PTI chief expressed these views while addressing a big rally taken out under the auspices of party Punjab chapter leadership against RGST, price hike, unemployment and increase of fuel prices. A good number of people and workers of PTI attended the rally. The participants of the rally were also holding

‘Tees Maar Khan’ takes media for a ride

MUMBAI: Promoting a film has become a competitive business and every filmmaker is trying to market his or her film in a unique way. And a filmmaker like Farah Khan won’t follow beaten track.
She has planned something exceptional for the music launch of her upcoming film ‘Tees Maar Khan’ (TMK). Farah will be unveiling the music of ‘Tees Maar Khan’ in a train. Farah has booked an entire train from Mumbai to Lonavala and will be taking the cast, crew as well as media onboard for its

Khan wants to forget the past

Pakistan’s former captain Younis Khan said Thursday he wanted to move on from bitter troubles this year and rebuild his career, after winning back a place in the national team.
The 32-year-old resolved a long-running battle with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday and was immediately picked to play for Pakistan’s limited over series against South Africa starting next week.
“I am happy to be back and eager to play for my country,” Younis told reporters. “I

Muhammad Mansoor Khan handed over to NAB

LAHORE: An accountability court handed over Muhammad Mansoor Khan to the National Accountability Bureau on physical remand till Nov 3.
NAB had arrested the accused on Tuesday from the accountability courts when he came there to attend the proceeding of another reference. The accused was the director of Cash Gold (Pvt) Ltd.
He has been charged with the embezzlement of 16.6 million rupees. According to a NAB official, Muhammad Mansoor used to invest the money of others on the

Salman Khan goes under knife for youthful eyes

It’s not only the women in Bollywood who are conscious about their looks. Even the men seem to be very concerned about their appearance. And after, Priyanka Chopra had reportedly gone under the knife to perfect her rounded nose, buzz has it that superstar Salman Khan too has resorted to cosmetic means to sport a youthful look. The ‘Dabangg’ star is in news for having undergone a surgery to get rid of his eye bags.
And it’s for this reason that the actor is sporting dark glares at

Agha Khan University Examination Board introduce new syllabus

Agha Khan University Examination Board (AKUEB) is introducing a new teaching syllabus for Class VIII in order to ease the transition from middle to secondary and higher secondary school. This initiative will develop a new teaching syllabus for English, Urdu, Mathematics, General Science and Social Studies.
As students have to switch from a rote learning regime to an active learning approach in grade eight, AKUEB has decided to develop a course of study which promotes active

LHC bars Dr Khan from giving statements on N-programme

The Lahore High Court on Friday ordered Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan to strictly abstain from making any statement or comment on the nuclear programme of Pakistan and abide by the agreement he earlier singed with the federal government, pledging to remain silent about atomic secrets of the country.
However, the court held that Dr AQ Khan, being a free citizen, can meet his friends and family members or move anywhere inside the country under a security protocol as he knows