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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...

  • PTDC starts Pindi-Naran bus service

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation started on Monday its bus service between Rawalpindi and Naran...

    PTDC Managing Director, Kabir Ahmad Khan while inaugurating the bus service, said that with the restoration of peace in the country, tourism activities will start picking up to defeat the terrorism...

  • Visa policy for Sikh pilgrims to be relaxed, says PTDC chief

    ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to relax its visa policy for Sikh devotees wishing to attend rituals at their religious sites in Pakistan, said a senior official on Sunday...

    The managing director of the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC), Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor Khan, announced this while talking to Sikh pilgrims visiting Nankana Sahib for the 549th birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism — Guru Nanak Dev... ...

  • Ex-PTDC chief sent on judicial remand till May 12

    ISLAMABAD: An accountability court sent on Wednesday former managing director of the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation Mir Shah Jahan Khetran on judicial remand till May 12...

    Talking to Dawn after the court’s hearing, Baz Khan Khetran alleged that his brother was being “politically victimised” by the PML-N leadership because he had refused to hand over some of the PTDC motels to their favourites...

  • PTDC without MD for 7 months

    ISLAMABAD: The country’s premier tourism development organisation — Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) — has been functioning without its head for over the past seven months and efforts are being made to reappoint a former managing director of the corporation...

    It has been learnt that some names from the PTDC’s hierarchy were sent for the vacant slot...

  • Plans to privatise PTDC properties reactivated

    ISLAMABAD: The federal government has revived plans to do away with certain properties owned by the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) and is considering leasing them out in a bid to make more money off them...

    The centre has been at odds with the provinces, especially Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, over who would retain control over PTDC properties located in the provinces...

  • President approves Rs1.5bn package for PTDC, employees

    5 billion bailout package for crippling Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) and its employees who have not been receiving their monthly salary for over two years...

    4 million for outstanding liabilities of regular employees and Rs210 million for upgradation and revamping of PTDC’s hotels and motels...

  • Senate body concerned at PTDC laxity on land grabbing

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate Functional Committee on Devolution has expressed concern over the negligence of the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) in resolving the prolonged issue of 172 acres land occupied by a private firm at Gadani Fish Harbour...

    The committee was discussing the progress report on the public petition regarding transfer of 172 acres of land of the PTDC located at Gadani Fish Harbour to M...

  • 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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