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  • Woody Allen, the New Yorker who wants to be European

    NEW YORK: Woody Allen premieres his latest film at the Cannes Film Festival, finding comfort and adulation in Europe away from controversies that have tarnished his name in the United States...

    Showered with accoladesBorn in the Bronx and raised in Brooklyn, Allen came from a Jewish family and his grandparents on both sides had emigrated from Europe...

  • Woody Allen revisits the murder mystery genre with Irrational Man

    JOAQUIN Phoenix has grown an unsettlingly prodigious potbelly for his role in Irrational Man, in which Woody Allen revisits the terrain of his 2005 murder mystery Match Point, with more conclusive, if less memorable, results...

    When Abe comes up with a scheme to jar himself out of his psychic stasis — one that involves a local judge and an act of decisive, even fatal, comeuppance — Irrational Man starts to engage themes and cinematic...

  • Microsoft co-founder, investor, philanthropist Allen passes away at 65

    Paul Allen, who founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s and later went on to become an investor, philanthropist and sports team owner, died on Monday after his latest battle with cancer at age 65...

    While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend,” Allen's sister Jody said in a statement announcing his death...

  • Apple opens map development office in India's Hyderabad

    NEW DELHI: Apple said Thursday it will open a development office in Hyderabad, as its chief executive Tim Cook continued his India charm offensive with an investment boon to one of the country's top technology hubs...

    Local government ministers in Telangana state, of which Hyderabad is the capital, expressed their delight on Twitter at the new centre, a partnership with local software firm RMSI...

  • Wrong map: PU teacher suspended

    LAHORE: Punjab University’s Institute of Education and Research (IER) Assistant Professor Dr Abida Nasreen has been suspended from service for three months for publication of wrong map of Pakistan on a flex...

    PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran on Monday took notice of the publication of wrong map of Pakistan on a flex in which Azad Kashmir was not shown part of the country...

  • Myanmar's startups map past, shape future with virtual reality

    Gasps echo across the hall as the Myanmar school kids trial virtual reality goggles, marvelling at a device that allows some of Asia's poorest people to walk on the moon or dive beneath the waves...

    “In Myanmar, we can't afford much to bring students to the real world experience,” beamed Hla Hla Win, a teacher and tech entrepreneur taking virtual reality into the classroom
  • Road map to bring electric vehicles to local roads

    KARACHI: The Ministry of Science and Technology has taken the initiative for “engineering foresight” to gear up auto assemblers and parts makers for new challenges, especially electric vehicles (EVs)...

    Various countries including the United States and India have already unveiled their plans for introducing EVs
  • India takes Al Jazeera off air in Kashmir map row

    “The ban has been imposed for five days and it was done on instructions of an inter-ministerial committee, who took cognisance of an incorrect map of India in which the channel showed parts of Kashmir in Pakistan and China,” the official told AFP on condition of anonymity...

    The Indian government in 2011 ordered The Economist magazine to cover up a map of disputed borders in Kashmir...

  • More than lines on a map

    Isn’t it time for GHQ to pause and ask itself how it can tell one group apart from the other when each is committed to the enforcement of the narrowest, most obscurantist, and often divisive view of religion?If the CPEC is going to be more than mere red, blue or whatever coloured lines on a map, the fight against terror will have to be fought in tandem on many fronts by all state institutions and every citizen...

  • Map of resistance

    INVISIBLE to the frenzied world of urban dwellers, and anchored in the rural hinterlands of Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe, live communities of peasants — small farmers, tenants, sharecroppers — joined together in their tumultuous fight against forces bent upon usurping their rights to land, to produce and to continue their way of life...

    La Via Campesina (literally ‘the peasant way’) is a unique international labour movement...
  • Smokers’ Corner: The map man

    ’ Though he doesn’t attach any date or year to this, but with the help of a map (titled ‘Pakistan at the Dawn of History’), he explains how the civilisations that first emerged beside the mighty Indus and those that sprang up around the banks of River Ganges were somewhat separate...

    This he also explains with the help of a map...

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