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Pregnant wife accuses Mohsin Abbas Haider of beating her

Web Desk - (Syed Ahad Hussain) LAHORE: Model, actor, and singer Mohsin Abbas Haider has been accused of domestic violence by his wife in a detailed social media post. Fatima, Abbas’ wife, has recounted appalling details of her abusive relationship with the actor. “On 26th Nov 2018, I caught my husband cheating. When I confronted him, instead of being embarrassed...

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Pakistan jumps to third spot in ICC Test rankings

DUBAI: Australia has opened up a six-point gap over India at the top of the ICC Test Team Rankings while Pakistan has grabbed the third spot. India leads the third-placed Pakistan by just one point. Pakistan has benefitted from the annual update as defeat against South Africa by 3-0 in 2012-13 no longer counts, while the 2-0 loss to Sri...

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California Muslims sue over hijab discrimination

LOS ANGELES: Two lawsuits filed in California on Monday claim that Muslim women were discriminated against in separate incidents because of their religion and for wearing the hijab. One of the suits claims that police in Long Beach forcibly removed a suspect's headscarf while another suit alleges that a group of women were kicked out of a Laguna Beach coffee...

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I’m being offered new Bollywood films: Mawra Hocane

LAHORE: Pakistani actress Mawra Hocane recently revealed in an interview that she was receiving numerous offers from Bollywood directors to star in a movie. Though Mawra Hocane’s Sanam Teri Kasam did not get to register a strong performance at the box office nor did it receive any sizeable amount of critical acclaims. However, Mawra Hocane’s performance and dance steps did...

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Federer out of Madrid Open with back injury

MADRID: Former world number one Roger Federer has pulled out of this week's Madrid Open with a back injury. The Swiss great traveled to the Spanish capital for the tournament but was unable to practice on Monday and announced his withdrawal. Federer, however, said he would be back for the Rome Masters next week. "I don't want to take more...

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Headscarf-wearing Kashmiri students barred from exam in India

NEW DELHI: In India, Kashmiri female students wearing headscarf have not been allowed to take the All India Pre-Medical Test in New Delhi. The students told media that they were forced to appear in exams without headscarf. “I was asked to remove my headscarf and even hair clips were not allowed. We were asked only to uses rubber bands in...

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Peter Moores declines offer to coach Pakistan

Former England coach Peter Moores has turned down an opportunity to succeed Waqar Younis as the new Pakistan coach, the 53-year-old Englishman said. Coaching Pakistan, traditionally a fractious bunch of talented individuals, is one of the toughest jobs in international cricket and Younis stepped down a disillusioned man last month after the team’s poor World Ty20 display in India. Moores...

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Labour Day being observed today worldwide

ISLAMABAD: International Labour Day is being observed today (Sunday) with the pledge to work for the welfare of the working class. The theme this year is "Celebrating the international labour movement". The day is aimed at paying tributes to workers sacrifices in achieving economic and social rights all over the world. Seminars will be held in different cities to pay...

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Yahoo said to have shortlisted close to 10 potential buyers

Yahoo Inc has shortlisted close to 10 bidders in the auction for its core Internet assets, including Verizon Communications Inc, with most offers involving cash rather than a combination with another company, according to people familiar with the matter. The shortlist comprises mainly large companies and big private equity firms including TPG Capital LP, and excludes many small companies that...

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Pakistani activist bags 2016 Nelson Mandela Award

SWAT: Tabassum Adnan, a women’s rights activist from Swat bestowed with the Nelson Mandela – Graça Machel Innovation Award 2016 in Bogota, Colombia. Winner of the 2016 Innovation Award Individual activist category Tabassum Adnan of Pakistan #ICSW 2016 pic.twitter.com/SxAJMiXgpW — CIVICUS Alliance (@CIVICUSalliance) April 28, 2016 Tabassum won the award for the individual activist category on the concluding day of...

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Eighth polio case this year surfaced in Shikarpur

SHIKARPIR: A fresh polio case was reported in Sindh's Shikarpur district on Friday, bringing the year's total to eight cases. Deputy Health Officer Shikarpur Dr Qazi Khursheed Ahmed said that a sample collected from four-year-old Ashiq Hussain confirmed that the child had polio. Hussain's father said his son had regularly been administered anti-polio drops. It is the fourth such case...

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PM Nawaz rejects hike in POL prices

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif on Thursday dismissed a proposed hike in prices of petroleum products for the month of May. The prime minister made the announcement while addressing a mammoth rally in Mansehra. Earlier, Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) had recommended increase in petroleum product prices from May 01, sources said. According to the sources, the regulatory...

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US economic growth just 0.5% in first quarter

Washington: The US economy grew at a slower-than-expected rate of just 0.5 percent in the first quarter hampered by sluggish consumer spending, the Commerce Department said Thursday. It was the weakest growth since the first quarter of 2014, and followed a modest 1.4 percent in the final three months of 2015, painting a picture of weak momentum in the world's...

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Atletico gain edge against Bayern in Champions League semi-final

MADRID: A stunning solo goal by Saul Niguez gave Atletico Madrid a 1-0 win against Bayern Munich at the Vicente Calderon in their Champions League semi-final first leg on Wednesday. Niguez found the net at the end of a slaloming run in the 11th minute in the Spanish capital to set Diego Simeone's side up for the return in Bavaria...

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Govt bans screening of ‘Maalik’ in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The federal government banned Ashir Azeem's film Maalik nationwide in a notification issued Wednesday. The Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, and National Heritage issued a notification declaring the Urdu feature film "uncertified" according to Section 9 of the Motion Pictures Ordinance, 1979. The film, released three weeks ago, had generated complaints regarding its controversial depiction of the Taliban and parallels...

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Protesters surround bollywood director Kabir Khan at Karachi airport

KARACHI: Bollywood director Kabir Khan was surrounded by shoe-wielding protesters at Karachi airport on Wednesday. The ‘Phantom’ director, who arrived at Karachi airport to leave for Lahore, was surrounded by protesters chanting anti-India and pro-Pakistan slogans. The protesters angry over what they called Khan’s “anti-Pakistan films” questioned why he did not make similar movies about India’s premier spy agency, the...

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Manchester City and Real Madrid play to goalless draw

MANCHESTER: Champions League top-scorer Cristiano Ronaldo was a frustrated spectator as his Real Madrid side played out a slow-burning 0-0 draw at Manchester City in Tuesday s semi-final first leg. Injury prevented the Portuguese superstar from adding to his 16-goal tally and in his absence the visitors were unable to convert the handful of chances they created, with a sensational...

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