Ban on films hurts both India and Pakistan

Ban on films hurts both India and Pakistan

Karachi, October 25 (NIA): The ban imposed on each other by the Indian and Pakistani film industries will hurt the film industries in both countries. While Pakistan is the third largest overseas market for Bollywood films, Pakistani theaters get 50 to 60 percent of their income from showing Bollywood films. Speaking to Dawn Images, Khorem Gultasab, General Manager of SuperCinema,...

India-Sri Lanka differences over Trincomalee oil tanks persist despite Indian Foreign Secretary’s visit

India-Sri Lanka differences over Trincomalee oil tanks persist despite Indian Foreign Secretary’s visit

Colombo, October 25 (The New Indian Express): Differences between India and Sri Lanka over the Trincomalee oil storage tanks persist, despite the three day visit of the Indian Foreign Secretary, S.Jaishankar, which ended on tuesday. Reliable sources said on Tuesday that the basic “technical and legal issues” which have been preventing the full use of the giant oil tanks remain...

Explosion hits New Delhi, 1 killed

Explosion hits New Delhi, 1 killed

New Delhi, Oct 25 (NIA) - One person is reported dead and several others injured in an explosion in a wholesale market in old Delhi. NDTV reported that the explosion took place in the Naya Bazar or market of Chandni Chowk, a bustling commercial area which is a maze of congested lanes. Senior police officers are the location of the explosion.

India may relax visa norms for Sri Lankan monks

India may relax visa norms for Sri Lankan monks

New Delhi, Oct 25 - Days after the visit of Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe, the government is examining a proposal to relax the visa regime for Buddhist monks from the island nation. More than 55,000 monks visit India every year on employment visa to work in monasteries at New Delhi, Dharamshala, Varanasi, Kushi Nagar and Bodh Gaya, said officials....

Film bans won’t break our cultural bonds

Film bans won’t break our cultural bonds

Amber Shamsi/Dawn Friday nights, the oldest and youngest members of my household sit and watch one of their favourite TV shows together. It is the weekend and my eight-year-old gets to stay up late with her grandmother; an age difference of sixty years bridged over an hour of CID, the Indian rendition of a crime show. Now splintered into individual...

BJP’s Surgical Strike on Freedom in India

BJP’s Surgical Strike on Freedom in India

New Delhi, October 23 (The Wire Editorial): It is somehow entirely fitting that the whole saga of Karan Johar’s film Ae Dil Hai Muskhil, has achieved closure via a ‘deal’ between the producer and the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray, brokered by no less than the chief minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis. This rank abdication by the state to...

Mahira Khan shooting in a secret location for “Raees”

Mahira Khan shooting in a secret location for “Raees”

Mumbai, October 23 (Times of India): Mahira Khan, who is going to debut with Shah Rukh Khan in the movie 'Raees' will continue shooting for the movie despite the ban on Pakistani artistes. According to reports, the makers of the film including the producer Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar , and Shah Rukh Khan hope that things will change for the better by...

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