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IHC seeks replies to annul summons of minors for playing in street

IHC seeks replies to annul summons of minors for playing in street

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday sought replies from parties over a plea that challenged summons of three minors issued by the magistrate in a window-breaking case. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddique

Playing on own turf

Benazir Bhutto murder case – the government goes official with nothing new but leaving more questions to be answered. A go-getting team, led by Interior Minister Rehman Malik, on Tuesday briefed the

Beckham keeping his playing options open

LOS ANGELES – David Beckham says he is keeping his options open about returning to the MLS for another season after his five-year contract expires with the Los Angeles Galaxy at the end of the season. The former England captain Beckham said in Toronto Tuesday that he wants to play somewhere next year but hasn’t made up his mind if it will be in North America. He is also not ruling out a return to Europe. Asked about coming back to the MLS, Beckham told the Toronto Star “there’s a

Uma enjoys playing the older woman

Despite the age-old stereotype in Hollywood (pun intended) of casting much younger actresses opposite older actors, Uma Thurman is one of the few lucky leading ladies to have broken that mold – several times over, in fact. In her new movie ‘Ceremony,’ Thurman plays the beautiful and seemingly unattainable Zoe, a playful, curious woman who is easily distracted by new things.
When she gets herself involved in a brief romantic fling with the much younger Sam (played by Michael

China says Dalai playing ‘tricks’ with resignation

BEIJING – China said on Thursday that the Dalai Lama was playing “tricks” on the world, after the Buddhist monk announced plans to step down as political head of the exiled Tibetan government.
“He has often talked about retirement in the past few years. I think these are his tricks to deceive the international community,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu told reporters. “The government-in-exile is an illegal political organisation and no country in the world recognises

Mr and Mrs Pasha are playing with our futures: UoE students

LAHORE – In the wake of the developments over the past couple of weeks, an overwhelming majority of the students are condemning the ‘heinous’ acts of a group of hooligans, helped by outsiders, who have stooped low enough to manhandle female students and senior faculty members, as aired on some television channels.
A controversy started after the University of Education Vice Chancellor Professor Farhat Saleem sacked Director of Science and Technology Dr Anwaar Pasha and his wife

After Amir, Salman spotted playing club cricket

LAHORE – After Mohammad Aamer, another suspended Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt has allegedly flouted International Cricket Council’s directives by featuring in a club match in Lahore. The former captain took part in a club game at his home ground in Model Town even though the ICC has in clear terms told the suspended players and the Pakistan Cricket Board that they cannot take part in any cricket activity that come under the umbrella of the PCB or its affiliated units.
According

Akshay’s scared of playing a Sardar!

After running into controversy during ‘Singh Is Kinng’, Akshay has decided not to tread the path again. Ever since the trailers of ‘Patiala House’ went on air, many have been wondering about why Akshay Kumar is sans a turban despite belonging to a Sikh family. In the film, Rishi Kapoor plays a Sardar and Akshay’s father.
Whereas Akshay’s character ‘Gattu’ has short hair, no turban and no beard which are a typical of Sardars. This comes as a surprise with reports that Akshay’s

Pakistan playing catch-up after Kallis, Amla tons

DUBAI: Pakistan fought to save the first Test against South Africa after being set a world-record chase following magnificent centuries from Jacques Kallis and Hashim Amla on the fourth day on Monday.
Pakistan finished the fourth day at 109-2 with Azhar Ali on 37 not out and Younis Khan unbeaten on 11, still needing to bat out 90 overs on Tuesday for a draw or score a challenging 342 on a deteriorating Dubai Stadium pitch.
Set 451 to win, Pakistan lost openers Mohammad

‘Playing freedom fighter is difficult’

Actor Abhishek Bachchan, who is playing freedom fighter Surya Sen in the forthcoming period film “Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey”, says lack of reference about Sen made it difficult for him to essay the part.
“As an actor it was difficult because there was no ready reference. While discussing someone who is a true life character, you can’t be untrue or deviate too far,” said Abhishek at a press conference. “If we just conceive a character from our imagination, it’s easy to play

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