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  • Proposal dislodges front-running Blazing Heart at first day/night encounter

    LAHORE: The favourite three-year-old bay filly, Proposal, came home rushing from behind to dislodge front-running colt, Blazing Heart, and win the feature event run over 900 metres during the first day/night Lahore Summer Meeting at the flood-lit Racecourse here on Sunday evening...

    The best performer of the day was the chestnut mare, Sabre Queen, who won the fourth race in a start to finish front-running style over 900 metres... ...

  • Foreign front: Hollywood’s Indian invasion

    The box-office success of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a British comedy drama shot extensively in the historic Indian cities of Jaipur and Udaipur, has given new voice to a continuing trend...

    The film, based on Deborah Moggach’s novel These Foolish Things, was produced with a budget of $10 million and went on to gross $136
  • Foreign front: Missing the Oscar bus?

    Every year come September the media tamasha begins with the media blaming the selection committee for getting it wrong — sending a flawed or a unremarkable film, as the official entry to the biggest jamboree of Hollywood films...

    Interestingly, their ranting is justified — till now India hasn’t been able to bag a single award though it has been making films for over a century now
  • Front lines of Yemen’s war shift in favour of Riyadh

    DUBAI: The tide of Yemen’s messy war has unexpectedly turned, handing a morale boost and possibly decisive military momentum to Gulf Arab-backed forces bent on ending the ascendancy of the Houthis, a powerful militia they see as a puppet of Iran...

    The loss of the strategic southern port of Aden in the space of just a few days is a spectacular reversal for the Houthis, a once obscure rural group that won national importance last year...
  • Barca’s fearsome front trio firing the side to success

    BERLIN: The most fearsome attack in world football has fired Barcelona to the verge of their fourth Champions League title in a decade...

    Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar have scored 25 of Barca’s 28 goals on the way to the final and few are betting against them leading the club to a record second treble on Saturday
  • On the eastern front

    KARACHI: Anyone who is interested in contemporary British theatre must be familiar with actor and playwright Ayub Khan Din...

    As a dramatist, Din shot to fame in the mid-1990s with a hilarious and meaningful biographical sketch of his family titled East is East, which a few years later was made into a film starring the incomparable Om Puri playing the lead character of a Pakistani settled in England with his second wife and seven...
  • US pushes Saudi Arabia, Iraq on united front to counter Iran's influence

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday promoted the Trump administration's goal of uniting Saudi Arabia and Iraq in common cause to counter Iran’s growing regional influence...

    Tillerson, who arrived in Riyadh on Saturday, participated in the inaugural meeting of the Saudi Arabia-Iraq Coordination Committee, along with Saudi King Salman and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, telling the leaders that the event highlighted the...
  • ECP refuses to recognise JuD’s political front

    ISLAMABAD / LAHORE: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday refused to recognise the Milli Muslim League (MML) — a political front of the Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) — as a legitimate political party and warned electoral candidates not to use the party’s name in election campaigns...

    While several countries, including the US and India, consider JuD a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba — the militant group accused of masterminding the...

  • Hasan eager to play in front of home crowd

    LAHORE: Fast-rising paceman Hasan Ali is eager to play his maiden international match before the home crowd in the upcoming three-match T20 series against the World XI...

    “Obviously I am very excited over playing my first-ever international match in Pakistan and before the home crowd and I can’t wait and I want for an early start of the series,” said Hasan, who was instrumental in guiding Pakistan to ICC Champions Trophy glory by...
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