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  • Movie review: The Lego Ninjago Movie

    Earlier this year, Lego came up with The Lego Batman Movie where a super-cool and super-alone Batman had to save the world from his usual villains...

    Sadly, the same can’t be said of Lego’s next venture The Lego Ninjago Movie, despite the presence of Jackie Chan and others...

  • Movie review: My Little Pony: The Movie

    My Little Pony: The Movie is a cute flick strictly for those kids who are accustomed to the cartoon series because if you don’t know the characters, you will not be able to enjoy the film...

    Do the Equestrians win against their monstrous enemies or does the Storm King manage to change day into night on his mood, My Little Pony: The Movie has all the answers...

  • Movie: The Lego Batman movie

    In The Lego Batman movie, the world’s greatest detective is pitted against the worst villains on the planet, led by arch rival Joker and has to save Gotham while trying to pass on as Bruce Wayne, train a youngster as his sidekick, deal with Alfred’s snooping and Commissioner Gordon’s retirement...

    Just like The Lego Movie (2014), everything is awesome here, and it also mocks Batman’s previous appearances in films and makes fun of...

  • Improving silage production

    THE Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Board is mulling extending the ongoing silage production project for livestock and dairy farmers — adding two more districts to the existing four...

    The pilot silage project, initiated by the livestock board in 2016, achieved one month production of 0...

  • Silage feed gets takers in Toba

    TOBA TEK SINGH: Farmers, especially small dairy farm owners, are turning to silage feed in Toba Tek Singh, abandoning fresh fodder and cottonseed-cakes, to feed their animals...

    Silage is fermented, high-moisture stored fodder which is prepared with grass and traditional fodder crops but these days silage fodder is prepared by chopping maize plants with raw maize ears...

  • US to help Pakistan introduce genetically-engineered corn

    ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Agricultural Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has said that future collaborative projects between the US and Pakistan include using American soybean feed in poultry, fish farming and dairy industries, introducing genetically-engineered maize and working with various government departments to develop uniform food safety standards...

    “Soybean from the United States will serve as raw...

  • Controversy over commercial use of GM corn seeds

    A HEATED controversy is raging over whether or not the government has given a go-ahead to some multinationals to make commercial sale of GM corn seeds at a time when the Seed (Amendment) Bill, which allows it, has yet to be passed by the Senate...

    But in response to a point of order raised by an opposition MNA in the National Assembly a fortnight ago, two federal ministers Khurram Dastgir and Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan categorically...

  • PPA slams duties on chicken seed, corn

    KARACHI: The imposition of punitive duties on ‘grandparents’ — the raw material of poultry sector — will hit the local poultry industry and consumers, Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) said in a statement on Wednesday...

    PPA said while additional import duty has been imposed on poultry seeds and raw material, chicken meat and its value added products are allowed to be imported duty-free from Malaysia, on preferred lower rate of...

  • Experts question approval of GM corn, cotton to be sold in market

    ISLAMABAD: The government has approved over 100 varieties of genetically modified corn and cotton to be sold in the market, but the move has drawn concern from some agriculture experts...

    He said: “The technical advisory committee (TAC), made up of agriculture scientists from around the country, recommended 113 varieties of GM corn and cotton for field-testing and commercialisation...

  • Behind the scenes: How Manto, the movie, came about

    LAHORE: The idea of a movie on Saadat Hasan Manto came during his centenary year celebrations in 2012 and as a tribute to him, said Sarmad Sultan Khoosat who has directed the film and also played the title role...

    There was a great change of medium, from translating the writings into a TV series and then the movie, Sarmad said, adding that the portrayal of a man larger than life had to be on a medium no less than cinema...

  • 'The Fault in Our Stars' wins big at MTV Movie Awards filled with naughty humor

    In a night of naughty humor at the irreverent MTV Movie Awards, teen cancer romance The Fault In Our Stars walked away the big winner while "Iron Man" Robert Downey Jr...

    Fault, about two teenagers stricken with cancer who fall in love, won three awards: Movie of the Year, best female performance for lead actress Shailene Woodley and best kiss for Woodley and co-star Ansel Elgort...

  • Indian movie Aligarh shines rare light on homophobia

    MUMBAI: A rare Bollywood movie tackling homophobia gets its Indian premiere on Friday, with the film-makers hoping it will help change attitudes in the conservative country where homosexuality is illegal...

    Censor hurdle to comeThe Hindi-language movie is unusual in that it shines a spotlight on attitudes towards homosexuals in socially-conservative India where Bollywood movies often ridicule gay characters and portray them as being...

  • Movie star Salman gets five-year jail term

    MUMBAI: Popular Indian movie star Salman Khan, known for his macho good looks and steamy action scenes on screen, has been pronounced guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to murder on all counts in the September 28, 2002 hit-and-run case in which one pavement dweller was killed and four others sustained injuries when the actor’s white land cruiser rammed into them in suburban Bandra in Mumbai...

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