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‘New directors, social media creating fresh Pakistani cinema’

February 1st, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar says Pakistani cinema is going through a bad patch for want of good stories but feels that with the entry of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Indian Christmas with desi fusion fare

December 23rd, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Christmas has over the years become an annual ritual celebrated in India with a "desi" flavour in millions of Christian homes -- and even at ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

In cosmopolitan Karachi, women prefer hijab to burqa

November 17th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Shilpa Raina Karachi, Nov 17 (IANS) Young girls in jeans and T-shirts roam freely in the upmarket Zamzama road of Pakistan's largest city that houses many fashion boutiques and cafes. So do ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Sri Lanka to build park for lovers

November 5th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 05 (ANI): The Sri Lankan government is all set to build a park for romantic young couples who want freedom to be together without being victimised by police.Sri Lanka is ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Saudi king to allow only official fatwas

August 13th, 2010 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Aug 13 (DPA) Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has moved to block any issuance of public fatwas, or religious edicts, by clerics not officially appointed, a newspaper reported Friday. "We have noted many ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Now, ‘mobile mosques’ for football fans to pray during WC matches in Saudi Arabia!

July 6th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): Saudi Arabia's Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice and their agents, commonly known as the 'religious police', have introduced 'mobile mosques' oriented toward Mecca ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Australia hooks up bras in support of Afghan women

August 10th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 10 (DPA) Women living in Afghan refugee camps to escape the Taliban will benefit from the weekend's successful bid in Australia on the world record for the longest chain ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

British air stewardess sacked for refusing to wear an Islamic robe

April 27th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 27 (ANI): A British air stewardess was sacked for refusing to fly to Saudi Arabia after she was ordered to wear a traditional Islamic robe and walk behind male colleagues. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Saudi Arabia appoints first female minister

February 14th, 2009 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Feb 14 (DPA) Saudi Arabia appointed the country's first female cabinet official Saturday as part of a wide-ranging cabinet reshuffle.Saudi King Abdullah appointed Nour Fayez as deputy minister for women's education, ... Read more...

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Saudis V-Day celebration ban drives red roses to black market

February 11th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): With the religious police in Saudi Arabia banning the celebration of Valentine''''s Day, the prices for red roses have gone up along with other items on the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Republicans wasted their advantage with sleaze: Expert

November 4th, 2008 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.4 (ANI): The Republicans had all the advantages with them to sweep this years presidential polls in the United States, but wasted it with sleaze, the editor of The Economist, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Saudi beheaded for murder of an Indian man

October 16th, 2008 - 7:58 pm ICT by ANI
Riyadh, Oct.16 (ANI): A Saudi was beheaded by the sword on Thursday for murdering an Indian man Fatin bin Fallaj al-Shibani al-Otaybi was found guilty of stabbing the victim to death and ... Read more...

Posted in National |