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  • Lava Man upstages Miss Oscar at Karachi races

    KARACHI: Never-say-die Lava Man, an 11-year-old chestnut horse, overcame victory jinx by lowering the colours of public fancy three-year-old chestnut filly Miss Oscar to land the day’s feature event in the Gymkhana race meeting at the Karachi Racecourse on Sunday...

    Lava Man and Miss Oscar ran a neck-and-neck race but the former having handicap advantage edged the latter at the winning post by head to make amends besides denying his...

  • Miss Oscar shines in feature event at Karachi races

    KARACHI: Life returned at the Karachi Racecourse after a two-week layoff on Sunday when a four-race card went into action with the favourites calling the shots in three races...

    Three-year-old chestnut filly Miss Oscar romped home by four lengths in the feature event while defeating 11-year-old chestnut horse Lava Man to avenge her last defeat...

  • Karachi ATC sentences MQM worker to life in prison for murdering 3 clerics in 2013

    An anti-terrorism court in Karachi on Monday sentenced a Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) worker to imprisonment for life after finding him guilty of involvement in the target killing of three clerics in Karachi in 2013...

    Four accused said to be associated with the MQM – Syed Haider Ali alias Police Wala, Asghar alias Kaka Banda, Wajahat alias Chikna and Syed Ali Hassan Zaidi – were detained after being charged with the murder of Mufti...

  • More mobile phones snatched in Karachi this year than in 2013

    KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah was on Tuesday informed that mobile phone snatching had increased during the current year as so far 14,051 cell phones were snatched compared to 12,187 in 2013 in Karachi...

    Terrorism, kidnapping for ransom downThe IGP also informed the CM that 61 incidents of terrorism took place in 2013 but in 2018 only two acts of terrorism occurred...

  • 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
  • Iran’s first Oscar submission directed by woman causes stir

    “The West is already spreading enough negative propaganda against us, so we shouldn’t spend our taxes on such a film,” Naghdi said, citing that the state-run Farabi Cinema Foundation submitted Breath for the Oscar...

    Last year, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi won his second Oscar with his film The Salesman, but declined to attend the award ceremony because of Trump’s travel ban...

  • Oscar winner shares her experience of working in conflict zones

    KARACHI: As part of a series of live conversations with some of the biggest and brightest figures in Pakistan, DawnTalks hosted its third conversation with Pakistan’s only Oscar winner, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, on Monday...

    Of the women whose bravery inspired her, she spoke of a polio worker she had filmed for a series called “I heart Karachi”...

  • Injured Oscar ruled out of Copa America

    RIO DE JANEIRO: A training-ground injury has ruled Chelsea midfielder Oscar out of Brazil’s squad for next month’s Copa America in Chile, coach Dunga said on Tuesday...

    “Oscar got an injury in his last training session with Chelsea, we spoke with [Chelsea manager Jose] Mourinho and the doctor at Chelsea and his recuperation will take time and he won’t be at his best during the Copa Ame­r­ica,” Dunga said...

  • Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy hopes Oscar-nominated film will help end honour killings

    KARACHI: Oscar-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy hopes her latest Academy Award-nominated documentary will help bring tougher laws against honour killings in Pakistan, which account for the deaths of hundreds of women and men each year...

    The film, which follows the story of a young woman who survived attempted murder by her father and uncle after marrying a man without their approval, was nominated for an Oscar in January,...

  • An Oscar for reality

    THOSE criticising film-maker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy for ‘damaging Pakistan’s image’ in her Oscar-winning documentary on ‘honour’ killings in Pakistan ought to watch the movie that won the award for best picture...

  • Oscar call

    It’s that time of year when the Pakistani Academy Selection Committee, headed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, invites the country’s film-makers to submit their films for Oscar consideration in the Foreign Language Film Award category (this time round, it’s for the 89th Academy awards)...

    If your film reaches them a minute late, consider your Oscar dream wasted for one year...

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