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  • US charges five in Rolls Royce bribery probe

    The United States on Tuesday unveiled criminal charges against five people accused of involvement in a bribery scheme to help British defence giant Rolls-Royce win energy-related contracts in Kazakhstan...

    Former senior Rolls-Royce executive James Finley, 66, of Britain and currently residing in Taiwan, had pleaded guilty to FCPA-related charges before a federal judge in July...

  • Rolls-Royce optimistic over Brexit plans

    LONDON: UK enginemaker Rolls-Royce on Tuesday expressed confidence over plans for Britain’s departure from the European Union, but revealed that the pound’s Brexit-fuelled slump has left it languishing in the red...

    Chief Executive Warren East, speaking to BBC radio, said Rolls-Royce was well positioned because it already traded under WTO rules...

  • A phantom legion

    The great and the good denounced the prime minister for pitching Pakistan into an anti-Shia coalition, asserting that this move would drive a wedge between our Sunni and Shia communities...

    These were accompanied by TV chat show hosts and their guests jumping up and down in unison, insisting that Pakistan could not afford to lose the services of a general who had spearheaded such a successful anti-terrorism campaign...

  • Saif Ali Khan's film Phantom is about the Mumbai attacks. How will it fare?

    Even though director Kabir Khan's Salman Khan starrer Bajrangi Bhaijaan was an optimistic take on India-Pakistan relations, it still managed to ruffle a few feathers what with its music controversy and speculation about whether it would be released in Pakistan...

    Will Kabir Khan's next venture, Phantom fare better — or worse?Based on the novel ‘Mumbai Avengers’ by S...

  • Telling uncomfortable truths gets films banned: Saif Ali Khan on Phantom

    Saif Ali Khan recently aired his frustrations about the controversy that's plaguing his upcoming film Phantom, which revolves around the tragic November 26 Mumbai attacks at the Taj Hotel...

    The film was dragged into court last week as Jamaatud Dawa's (JuD) Hafiz Saeed petitioned the Lahore High Court to ban it in Pakistan, saying it posed a threat to his life and was Indian propaganda meant to hurt Pakistan's image...

  • Actor portraying Hafiz Saeed in Phantom goes underground

    The actor who plays the Jamatud Dawa (JUD) Chief Hafiz Saeed – alleged by India to be the Mumbai attacks mastermind – in Saif Ali Khan's upcoming film Phantom is in hiding for security reasons, IANS reported...

    Phantom stars Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif in a story that revolves around the tragic November 26 Mumbai attacks at the Taj Hotel, which killed at least 166 people...

  • How Phantom, Faisal Qureshi and Shaan vs Mawra exposed sexism in our midst

    Following Pakistani media almost makes me yearn for a place where sexism is Meryl Streep, and so, poles apart from Pakistan, where sexism is more like Humayun Saeed: utterly enduring, omnipresent, glowering at you from every medium possible, making an appearance in everything all at once...

    So of course, sexism managed to shimmy into this past week's biggest social media storm too — a storm involving the film Phantom, Saif Ali Khan, a...

  • Medical charity MSF takes legal action against makers of Bollywood's Phantom

    NEW DELHI: International charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is taking legal action against the producers of Bollywood film Phantom, saying its misrepresentation of the medical group could put its aid workers deployed in conflict zones at risk...

    Action-thriller Phantom was released on Friday and features British-Indian actress Katrina Kaif as an MSF aid worker who helps a disgraced Indian soldier — played by actor Saif Ali Khan —...

  • Chief of a phantom army

    But there is still no word from the retired general on his new job; nor is there any formal policy statement from the government on Pakistan’s participation in the Saudi-led coalition of 39 countries...

    This decision needed much more serious thinking as it implicates Pakistan in a highly contentious situation...

  • Trump rolls back Obamacare provision for free birth control

    WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump’s administration annulled on Friday an Obamacare provision that obliged employer hea­­lth plans to pay for contraception, potentially stripping free birth control from millions of women...

    The move extends to all commercial enterprises an exemption alr­eady given to religious institutions
  • Rolls Royces, movies: private India hospitals go luxe for growth

    MUMBAI: Cinemas, Rolls-Royces and rooms so plush they could belong in a five-star hotel: private hospital operators in India are all but rolling out a red carpet to lure affluent locals and tourists to seek medical treatment at their luxe facilities...

    ABV, due to open a luxury hospital in an upscale Mumbai neighbourhood within two years, plans to provide Rolls-Royce cars to ferry its patients...

  • First locally assembled Chinese car rolls out

    KARACHI: Al Haj FAW Motors launched on Saturday a locally assembled 1,300cc FAW V2 hatchback, the first Chinese passenger car...

    By the end of 2017, the company expects to produce 500 V2 units per month with plans to export right-hand drive cars to China and other international markets eventually
  • US Congress rolls back banking rules

    The Republican-led House last Thursday voted to free Wall Street from many of the constraints put in place after the 2008 financial crisis, the opening salvo in what is likely to be a protracted battle over deregulation of the powerful banking industry...

    Big banks, from Goldman Sachs to Bank of America, would face less scrutiny, and other large financial institutions, such as insurance giant MetLife, could escape tougher rules...
  • Israel rolls out the red carpet for Modi; Iran talks Kashmir

    Mr Khamenei in 2010 had said: “The major duties of the elite of the Islamic Ummah is to provide help to the Palestinian nation and the besieged people of Gaza, to sympathise and provide assistance to the nations of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Kashmir, to engage in struggle and resistance against the aggressions of the United States and the Zionist regime...

  • First Orange Line train rolls off production line in China, 26 more to follow

    The design brings together elements of the national flower of Pakistan, Jasmine, and the shape of the dome of Lahore's historic Badshahi Mosque, said a company official...

    As for the financing of the Orange-Line Metro project is concerned, a major chunk, Rs150 billion of the Rs165 billion project, will be provided by the Chinese government to Punjab under a soft-loan agreement, outside the financial realm of the China-Pakistan...

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