Tag Archives: Direct

PESCO recover Rs. 26 mln, removes 1555 ‘kundas’

PESHAWAR – During operation cleanup in six divisions of Peshawar circle a total amount of Rs. 26 million have been recovered while 1555 direct hooks have been removed.
Operation cleanup was underway in Peshawar city, Peshawar city rural, Rural Cantt, Peshawar Cantt, Charsadda, Shabqadar Division of Peshawar circle under the supervision of concerned SDOs. The company has also imposed a fine of 100,000 rupees for illegal use of electricity.
During operation cleanup in Peshawar

Direct action day – CNG stations to remain open today

LAHORE – The CNG stations of the city would remain open on Monday (today) and there will be no closure. The CNG association said if SNGPL tried to close stations, they will respond with direct action.
The consumers also supported the CNG sector and appealed the government to end two-day closure in a week. The decision was made by All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) on Sunday. The association said that SNGPL has failed to follow its commitment of giving uninterrupted gas

Barrymore to direct romantic comedy

Drew Barrymore plans to direct her second movie, ‘How to Be Single,’ a romantic comedy based on a 2008 novel of the same name.
‘Single’ explores the loves lives and break-ups of a group of New Yorkers over the course of ten years. Marc Silverstein and Abby Kohn wrote the adaptation of Liz Tuccillo’s book.
The New Line project will be in the vein of the studio’s successful multi-story pictures such as ‘He’s Just Not That Into You’ and ‘Valentine’s Day.’ (‘Single’ actually

Brazilian filmmaker to direct ‘Robocop’ remake

LOS ANGELES – Jose Padilha, the director of the violent Brazilian ‘Elite Squad’ cop movies, is in talks to direct a remake of ‘Robocop.’ The 1987 original, directed by Paul Verhoeven, featured a cop who is brought back from the brink of death in the form of a cyborg with no memories of his prior life. It spawned two sequels. The remake is a big priority at the newly reconstituted MGM, which met with directors last week. Others on the list included Robert Rodriguez and David Slade

SC requested to direct NEPRA to finalise power tariff

ISLAMABAD – Former Punjab governor and lawyer for Walters Power International and its associate Pakistan Power Resources (PPR), on Tuesday requested the Supreme Court to direct the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) to finalise power tariff for rental power companies at the earliest.
The case of Rental Power Projects (RPPs) was fixed before a four-member Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Muhammad Sair Ali, Justice Ghulam

Ben Affleck to direct FBI drama

LONDON – Hollywood actor Ben Affleck, who wowed critics with his directing skills in ‘The Town’, is in talks to helm a FBI drama based on an Eric Warren Singer script.
The 38-year-old actor is favourite to helm the project, which was number eight on the 2010 Black List, an annual listing of the best unproduced screenplays of the year. According to the Black List description, the drama, titled ‘American Bullshit’, is “the true story of Abscam, the FBI’s 1980 undercover sting

Pakistan and Bangladesh to establish ‘direct shipping link’

KARACHI – Pakistan and Bangladesh will work towards establishing a direct shipping line between the two countries to promote commercial and trade links. In ongoing discussions between the foreign secretaries of Pakistan and Bangladesh, a part of regular bilateral exchanges, the two sides will moot over the direct shipping issue in the next round of bilateral consultation to be held in the Bangladesh shortly, sources told Pakistan Today.
To give fresh impetus to bilateral trade

Israel says direct negotiations best path to peace

JERUSALEM – Face-to-face negotiations are still the best path to peace with the Palestinians, an Israeli official said Saturday dismissing calls for a new peace plan as premature.
On Friday, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas called for the international community, spearheaded by the peacemaking Quartet of the United Nations, the United States, Russia and the European Union, to come up with a new approach.
“We demand that the Middle East Quartet and the various UN bodies,

Jolie wants to direct a French film

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has revealed that she wants to make a film in French. The actress is hoping to perfect her French in 2011, so she can make a movie in her late mother”s native tongue. Jolie’s mum Marcheline Bertrand hailed from France and Jolie now has a dream to make an arthouse film in the country –
once she has mastered the language and accent. “I”m going to practice (French) and try to become fluent in the next few years,” Contactmusic quoted her as saying.”I

SC may direct govt to devise transparent Haj process

ISLAMABAD: A seven-member Supreme Court bench, resuming hearing today of a suo motu action against alleged corruption in Haj arrangements, is likely to direct the government to devise a system to make the Haj process transparent and prevent irregularities.
The bench comprises of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Javed Iqbal, Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, Justice Raja Fayyaz Ahmed, Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman

Clooney to direct Gosling

George Clooney has signed on to direct Ryan Gosling in a big screen adaptation of political Broadway play Farragut North. The actor and production partner Grant Heslov have teamed with Farragut playwright Beau Willimon to adapt the 2008 drama for the big screen.
The movie version, entitled Ides of March, follows a press spokesman, played by Gosling, who is manipulated by veteran operatives during a US political campaign, and seduced by a young intern, played by Evan Rachel Wood.