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  • The ticket: Lights, camera, Tamasha!

    The poster of the just-released romantic drama Tamasha states: “Why always the same story?” The film stars Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone — one a people-pleasing nomad and the other a free-spirit tourist — and mixes complex emotions, foreign locations and a knockout soundtrack...

    I put the question to Imtiaz Ali, the director of Tamasha...

  • Khoosat Films files petition against TLP for 'trying to interfere' in Zindagi Tamasha release

    Director of Khoosat Films Private Limited, Irfan Ali Khoosat has filed a petition in a Lahore civil court against the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) for "trying to interfere into the smooth running, public screening/releasing" of the movie Zindagi Tamasha...

    In the petition, Irfan urged the court to "[restrain] the defendant permanently from interfering into the peaceful releasing/public screening of above-named film on big...

  • Sindh, Punjab block release of Zindagi Tamasha as producers move court against TLP 'interference'

    The Sindh and Punjab governments moved on Tuesday to block the release of the controversial film Zindagi Tamasha in the respective provinces...

    Meanwhile, the Punjab government's information department notified Sarmat Khoosat, the director of the controversial film Zindagi Tamasha that his film will be re-examined "in the wake of persistent complaints received from different quarters"...

  • Kohat nazim laments lack of funds to repair dilapidated city roads

    KOHAT: District nazim Maulana Niaz Mohammad has lamented non-implementation of the repeated resolutions passed over the past one year by the district council seeking funds for repair of the dilapidated city roads...

    ” He regretted that people had been subjected to arduous journeys on the city roads and those leading to other districts...

  • City’s managers prepare to make Islamabad a smoke-free city

    ISLAMABAD: Tobacco is grown on more than four million hectares of land in Pakistan, which could have been used to grow food for approximately 20 million people...

    The presence of World Health Organisation (WHO) officials has also played a role in the decrease in the prevalence of tobacco in the city...

  • How India's 'Garden City' became garbage city

    Hailed first as the country's Garden City and then its Silicon Valley, drawing in multinational IT firms and their monied executives, today Bangalore is paying a heavy price for its success ? it's a city overflowing with garbage, its infrastructure and waste collection services unable to keep up with decades of unchecked growth...

    Located on a plateau and blessed with a relatively cool climate, the city is dotted with public parks and...

  • Man City dazzle as United held by Hull City

    LONDON: Manchester City turned on the style to dismantle West Ham United 4-0 and revive their fading Premier League title aspirations as Manchester United’s hopes suffered a potentially fatal blow with a goalless home draw against struggling Hull City on Wednesday...

    City produced a scintillating first-half display, scoring three times before the break through Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and new boy Gabriel Jesus, before Yaya Toure’s...

  • Kohat’s famous watermills slowly grinding to a halt

    KOHAT: Malik Mohammad Ilyas, owner of an over 200 years old watermill, sits on a cot in the mill yard worried about the future of this traditional way of turning the grain into flour...

    In his 60s and in good health though, Ilyas laments that the mill’s grinding capacity has gone down gradually owing to the reduced flow of water coming from the famous springs of Kohat that ran the mill...

  • Kohat traders again refuse to shift to new fruit market

    KOHAT: The traders have again refused to shift to the new fruit and vegetable market on Bannu road here, saying despite making full payments they are yet to be given outlets for running their businesses there...

    Kohat deputy commissioner Kamran Ahmed Afridi has issued orders to traders to shift their businesses to the new market within 10 days, otherwise force would be used for vacation of the old marketplace located on Hangu road... ...

  • Power supply in Kohat to improve soon

    KOHAT: Peshawar Electric Supply Company’s board of directors chairman Engr Malik Asad has said that work on the new high transmission line is underway at a cost of Rs42 billion in the province which will improve the overall capacity of the system...

    He brushed aside the allegations levelled by the people of Kohat that he was creating hurdles in the way of development by Pesco and said that work was continuing on 16 new feeders with a...

  • Independents to play key role in Kohat

    KOHAT: With 13 seats in the district council and 12 seats in tehsil council the candidates winning independently in Kohat would play a decisive role by putting weight behind either the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf or Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam, enabling one of them to form the local government here...

    The PTI candidates who won the district council seats are: union council urban-2, Mohammad Iqbal; urban-3, Syed Karamat Shah; urban-4, Waheed...

  • Arms seized in Kohat, two held

    KOHAT: Local police on Tuesday foiled an attempt to smuggle huge quantity of arms and ammunition from the gun manufacturing town of Darra Adamkhel to Lahore...

    The police arrested Asim Iqbal, a resident of Lachi tehsil of Kohat, and Waseem Ahmed Afridi belonging to Darra Adamkhel...

  • Over 2,000 litres of crude oil seized in Kohat

    KOHAT: The Gumbat police seized an oil tanker carrying over 2,000 litres of crude oil from Kamar village here to Rawalpindi and arrested two smugglers on Thursday...

    Gumbat police SHO Ghulam Murtaza told Dawn that the Kamar area was rich in oil from where the smugglers dug the ground with improvised methods and filled the crude oil to sell it in Punjab market...

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