A Bangladesh Government report into the collapse of a multi-storied factory building has uncovered a series of violations. The report revealed that the building had been constructed with sub-standard materials on unsuitable land. According to the BBC, it also recommended life sentences for the building's owner and the owners of five garment factories operating there. The Rana Plaza collapse ...
The new government of Pakistan has faced urgent calls to address the country's appalling record of violence against journalists. The Committee to Protect Journalists has said in a major new report that a total of 23 journalists were murdered in the past decade, with not a single conviction, reports The Independent. The CPJ's Asia programme coordinator Bob Dietz said that the government, ...
Beijing, May 24 (Xinhua-ANI): Humanitarian emergency directors from various UN agencies will travel on a six-day mission to Afghanistan and Pakistan, the United Nations said Thursday. During the visit from May 26 to June 1, the directors will see for themselves "the ongoing humanitarian operations in the countries and look into ways in which the humanitarian community can strengthen its ...
Jailed Pakistani doctor, Shakil Afridi, who helped the US track down Osama bin Laden, had applied for asylum in the US but was denied by authorities, according to a classified Pakistani government report. The 357-page Abbottobad Commission Report, which has yet to be made public, said also that Afridi was convicted by a tribal court on bogus charges, and that it has undermined Pakistan's ...
The Supreme Court of Pakistan, while hearing the six identical petitions against former Pakistan Army Chief and president Pervez Musharraf, has observed that it is the jurisdiction of the federation to lodge a complaint and constitute a special court for his trial for subverting and abrogating the constitution. On the other hand, Musharraf's counsel, Ahmed Raza Kasuri, made it clear that his ...
Courage Under Fire [DVD]
The surface story of Courage Under Fire is about an Army colonel investigating the merits of the first woman ever considered for the Medal of Honor for combat. But the underlying and more important story is about that colonel's fight to come to peace with himself. ...
African leaders plan to meet this weekend at a summit in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU).The Theme of the summit is pan-Africanism and renaissance. "Under this theme, Africa will be looking at that spirit of pan-Africanism that inspires through solidarity, unity of purpose for us to ...
Pakistan has been viewed as one of the most negative countries in the world in a new poll. The south Asian country was ranked after Israel, North Korea in terms of how they are viewed globally. This year's annual Country Ratings Poll for the BBC World Service found that 55 percent of respondents viewed Pakistan as a negative country as compared to only 15 percent who had a mainly positive ...
Islamabad, May 23: (ANI): Drone strikes in Pakistan have fallen sharply since their peak in 2010, perhaps in response to increasing scrutiny of the programme by the US Congress and the American public, according to a media report. This comes just ahead of President Barack Obama's long-awaited address on drones at Washington's National Defence University on Thursday. Bruce Riedel, a former CIA ...
Beidou on the international market, will create a network of stations across Pakistan to enhance the location accuracy of Beidou, according to Huang Lei, international business director of the ...
The appetite for risk is neutral after improving in the US session on Thursday upon dissecting Wednesday's Federal Reserve reiteration of the likely scaling back its asset purchase program in June. All eyes are on Germany's Ifo report. But volatility persisted in the Nikkei 225. Most foreign currencies remain relatively firm after all reversed losses the day before. Most Asian stock ...
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Director Ritesh Batra's debut film "Dabba" (Lunchbox) has won the critics week viewers choice award at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival.
Produced by Anurag Kashyap, the film, featuring Irrfan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nimrat Kaur, also received appreciation during the screening at the festival.
Even Anurag Kashyap, who was conferred with the French honour Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, posted on Twitter: "It's begun. 'Lunchbox' wins critics week viewers choice award. It's called the Golden Rail or something. Yay."
Irrfan had earlier posted on Twitter: "The 'Lunchbox' has started spreading its wings, outstanding response."
After the movie won the critics award, the 46-year-old posted: "Just got the news the 'Lunchbox' won its first award at Cannes."
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