Regional censor boards in Pakistan challenge national ban on Raees

Regional censor boards in Pakistan challenge national ban on Raees

Karachi, February 8 (Dawn): The provincial censor boards in Punjab and Sindh are at odds with the Pakistan’s central censor board that refused to give the Shah Rukh and Mahira Khan starrer Raees the go-ahead for screenings across Pakistan. According to a source, the Punjab and Sindh censor boards had passed the film without any cuts but said that they would issue...

China’s state-run newspaper says India working against Beijing’s interests in Sri Lanka

China’s state-run newspaper says India working against Beijing’s interests in Sri Lanka

Beijing, Feb 8 (Hindustan Times/Sutirtho Patranobis) - India is working against Chinese interests in Sri Lanka by interfering in a port project funded by Beijing because New Delhi is worried about losing its influence in the Indian Ocean, state media said on Tuesday. Quoting local academics, nationalistic tabloid Global Times said Sri Lanka was made to repeatedly “vow” that China will...

A night watchman suddenly becomes the man of the match!

A night watchman suddenly becomes the man of the match!

Chennai, February 7 (NIA/TNIE): As Chennai-based journalist Sofia Juliet put it aptly, it was like a night watchman suddenly turning out to be the Man of the Match! Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, the mild mannered O.Panneerselvam, unexpectedly and uncharacteristically, turned the tables on interlopers Sasikala and her husband Natarajan and declared that he was forced to resign from the post...

Bollywood blockbuster Raees banned in Pakistan saying it “portrays Muslims as criminals”

Bollywood blockbuster Raees banned in Pakistan saying it “portrays Muslims as criminals”

Lahore, February 6 (Dawn): Rumours of Mahira-SRK starrer Raees releasing in Pakistan were ripe this past week. However, as per latest reports from the Censor Board, the film will not be releasing here because it allegedly portrays Muslims as criminals. "The content undermines Islam, and a specific religious sect, portraying Muslims as criminals, wanted persons and terrorists," a Censor Board...

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