Tag: Turns

Passport office turns into bribery hub

FAISALABAD: Faisalabad Passport Office is the only place in the city where money is demanded openly by agents for getting passports issued. These agents are not afraid of police or the passport-issuing authorities because they are their godfathers. So clash with an agent invites anger and fury of the passport officials who raise unreasonable objections to applications.
Muhammad Ismail, a resident of Shahbaz Town, Jhang Road, went to the passport office along with his family and

Stewart turns down Lois Lane

Kristen Stewart has reportedly turned down an offer from director Zack Snyder to play the role of Lois Lane in the new 'Superman' reboot. According to a source close to Zack Snyder, director of the upcoming 'Superman: Man of Steel,' Stewart recently met with the filmmaker and his wife, Deborah.
A source said that although the director was interested in offering her the part, the 'Twilight' star turned it down. Instead, the source said, Stewart professed an interest in "smaller,

Federal cabinet: The twists and turns

ISLAMABAD - The decision by the Central Executive Committee of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) to dissolve the federal cabinet has been taken two years and ten months after it was sworn in by former president General (r) Pervez Musharraf on April 1, 2008 following the general elections on February 8.
Initially 24 ministers had taken oath, including nine from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
May 12, 2008: The cabinet suffers the first jolt when only after 42 days

Garhi Shahu turns into a traffic mess while TEPA slumbers

LAHORE - As the Traffic Engineering and Planning Agency (TEPA) and the Punjab Transport Department continue to sleep, the Garhi Shahu Chowk has turned into a traffic gridlock, a new addition to 20 bottlenecks identified in the Master Plan 2021, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The Garhi Shahu Chowk, located at the Allama Iqbal Road, witnesses awful traffic jams all day long. As it is the main intersection allowing vehicular flow towards the Railway Station (right side), Dharampura

‘Jersey Shore’ star Snooki turns novelist

Reality television personality Snooki doesn't read books much, nor magazines or newspapers for that matter -- unless she is in them. But the popular 23 year-old castmate from hit MTV reality show "Jersey Shore" has written a book, and it's not just the now ubiquitous memoir from B-list celebrities that are often successful these days.
Snooki is taking a risk, releasing this week a novel, "A Shore Thing," inspired by her exploits along New Jersey's famed boardwalk in the U.S.

Greek anti-austerity strike turns violent

ATHENS: Athens police fired teargas at protesters who threw petrol bombs at two luxury hotels in the central Syntagma square outside parliament on Wednesday as Greek protests against government austerity measures escalated.
Hours earlier, parliament had approved reforms and spending cuts that are a condition of a 110 billion euro ($150 billion) EU/IMF bailout intended to dig Greece out of its debt crisis. Striking public and private sector workers had already grounded flights,

Koffee turns bitter again

With host Karan Johar fielding some controversial questions to the celebrity guests, they too do not shy away from giving some wacky answers in spite of the fact that they are on television.
Once the episode ends, the celebrities begin to suffer from the after effects of all the 'Koffee'-ing. The latest victims are the former good-friends Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra.
When asked by Karan Johar what she would like to take away from Bebo's laptop, Priyanka Chopra

Cop turns robber, injures three boys

LAHORE: A Lahore police constable and his accomplice shot and injured three young boys in a failed robbery bid in Johar Town police precincts late on Monday.
The injured victims were identified as 20-year-old Waqas Ashraf, 21-year-old Bilal Waris and 21-year-old Malik Kaleemullah Khokhar - all residents of B/2 Block Johar Town. According to the injured victims, they were standing outside the house of Umer, a friend, when two unidentified men riding a motorcycle approached them.

LBA turns down LHC CJ’s redressal grant

LAHORE: Lahore Bar Association (LBA) on Wednesday refused to accept the grant of Rs five million recommended and sanctioned by former Lahore High Court (LHC) chief justice (CJ) Khwaja Mohammad Sharif for LBA and its members who suffered injuries and humiliation at the hands of police during the crackdown on Aiwan-e-Adl on October 1st.
LBA decided this in its cabinet meeting headed by LBA President Sajid Bashir in Aiwan-e-Adl committee room. After the meeting LBA Secretary Qassam

CM turns dow bid to regularise LDA employees

LAHORE: Following the charges of corruption and violation of merit in appointments, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has turned down the summary submitted by Lahore Development Authority to get permanent statues of hundreds of employees appointed on contract basis through the National Testing Service (NTS) since 2009, Pakistan Today learnt on Saturday.
Lahore Development Authority had dispatched the summary in the last week of the November seeking permanent status of all

Ne-Yo turns to acting

R&B star Ne-Yo is set to play an "elegant hit man" in an upcoming episode of hit crime drama 'CSI: NY'. The singer has already enjoyed a number of small movie roles, including appearances in 2006's 'Save the Last Dance 2' and 'Stomp the Yard' in 2007.
And now he's set to put his acting skills to the test on the small screen with a stylish role in the popular show. A representative for the series tells, "Ne-Yo will be playing a professional hitman who doesn't fit the usual image

LHC turns down reporter’s exemption request

Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Chaudhry Iftikhar Hussain on Wednesday turned down the request of Abdul Manan, reporter of an English daily newspaper, for exemption from personal appearance on a petition seeking recovery of a missing doctor of the Jinnah Hospital. Manan had filed a story about the abduction of Dr Ali Abdullah by secret agencies personnel for his alleged involvement in terrorist activities. The court had asked the reporter to tell the story's source but he

Neha Dhupia turns singer

Neha Dhupia will soon be seen singing. There is an entire song by Kailash Kher about her and director Kapoor was hell bent that Neha sings the song herself. The song was recorded on Saturday at a suburban studio.
When contacted, Subhash Kapoor, the director of the film, said, "Neha plays a female gangster called 'Munni Madam' from Meerut (how original). It's a very strong character and in the song, there is a bit about her character. I was keen that she herself sings the song,