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  • New tax directory

    It might seem like a rather mundane affair, but the annual publication of the tax directory, which gives details of every taxpayer and how much he or she paid in the outgoing year, is a welcome development in the government’s effort to encourage a culture of filing tax returns...

    Read: 1,040 lawmakers out of 1,169 filed taxes for 2014: Tax DirectoryThe tax directory has come under some criticism from people who believe that it is...

  • CINEMASCOPE: ZERO PLUS ZERO

    The story goes something like this: in 1997 producer Sajid Nadiadwala and director David Dhawan (known for their utter disregard of common sense in stories) thought to rework the twin-brother formula by adapting the hit Telugu film Hello Brother with Salman Khan in the lead...

    Their movie Judwaa, and its amateurishly penned songs, were a mammoth hit
  • Khanabadosh Writers Cafe opens

    HYDERABAD: The Khanabadosh Writers Cafe established on the premises of the Sindh culture department’s Sindh Museum was formally opened on Sunday evening for providing some private space to writers, poets, intellectuals and creative minds...

    The cafe initiative was taken by Amar Sindhu, writer, teacher in Sindh University and woman rights activist...

  • Bangladesh marks first anniversary of cafe attack

    DHAKA: Hundreds of people gathered on Saturday at the site of one of the worst Islamist attacks in Bangladesh’s history to mark the first anniversary of the deadly attack on an upscale Dhaka cafe...

    Weeping mourners laid flowers outside the old premises of the Holey Artisan Bakery, the cafe which five young men armed with guns and knives stormed into on July 1, 2016, taking dozens hostage and killing 22 people...

  • Dhaka cafe attack suspect dies in custody after 'torture'

    DHAKA: A Bangladeshi teenager who police say was a suspect in last week's deadly attack on a Dhaka cafe has died in custody, with his family insisting he was a hostage and alleging torture by security forces...

    Meanwhile the country's police chief said Saturday that extremists from Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), a local militant group blamed by the government for the cafe siege, were behind a separate attack on an Eid...

  • Dutch students open world’s first drone cafe

    THE HAGUE: Would you like a drone with your cocktail? The world’s first cafe using the tiny domestic unmanned aircraft as servers has opened in a Dutch university...

    The pop-up drone cafe will be serving up all weekend as part of celebrations for the “Dream and Dare” festival marking the 60th anniversary of the Eindhoven University of Technology...

  • Bangladesh police shoot dead suspected cafe attack mastermind

    DHAKA: Bangladesh police stormed a militant hideout just outside Dhaka Saturday, shooting dead three extremists, including the suspected mastermind of an attack on a cafe that killed 22 mostly foreign hostages last month...

    He is the Gulshan attack mastermind and the leader of JMB (Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh),” he said, referring to a Bangladeshi-Canadian citizen believed to be behind the attack on the cafe in Dhaka...

  • Bangladesh police kill ‘mastermind’ of Dhaka cafe attack

    DHAKA: Bangladeshi security forces killed three Islamist militants on Saturday, including a Bangladesh-born Canadian citizen accused of masterminding an attack on a cafe in Dhaka last month that killed 22 people, mostly foreigners, police said...

    “The main mastermind of the Holey Artisan (attack) has been eliminated,” she told reporters at her office, referring to the Gulshan cafe incident...

  • Briton arrested over deadly Bangladesh cafe siege

    DHAKA: A British national and a student at a Canadian university who were dining at a Bangladeshi cafe when it was besieged by militants last month have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the attack...

    Karim and Khan were both inside the Holey Artisan Bakery when gunmen raided the cafe on the night of July 1, taking a group of mainly Western diners hostage and then killing 20 of them, along with two policemen...

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