MUMBAI – Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, in the news for his status as one of India’s most eligible bachelors, has revealed his marital desires. “I want children, but if I have children, they would have me as their father. I don’t want them to have me as a parent, but they would need parents,” Salman said. Salman categorically stated that marriage was not on his mind right now, but children were. But as much as I want children, I definitely won’t want my children to have me,” he concluded.

May 24, 2019 09:38 UTC

MUMBAI – Confirming himself as the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) ticket giver in states ranging from Punjab to Assam, Republic TV’s Editor and Prime Time Anchor Arnab Goswami has announced that he has printed out a customised ticket of the ruling party for himself. The announcement comes after Goswami confirmed the seat of Bollywood actor Sunny Leone in Gurdaspur, prompting experts to reiterate that both the tickets announced are for the 2024 elections in India, which the BJP is expected to win as well. “We now know that BJP will be putting forth Sunny Leone as their Gurdaspur candidate in 2024, taking over from Sunny Deol, as the ruling party maintains its stranglehold. “Some would say these are spoilers for the 2024 General Elections, but what else has Mr Goswami been doing since the 2014 General Elections?” Rao asked. Meanwhile, Bollywood star Sunny Leone took to Twitter to respond to Arnab Goswami’s revelation in the ongoing heat of 2019 Lok Sabha election counting day on his channel, demanding exactly how many votes she is expected to win in Gurdaspur.

May 24, 2019 09:35 UTC

Tiger, the son of veteran actor Jackie Shroff, agrees. I am so insecure but I am driven by my insecurities to constantly seek approval and appreciation. “Throughout the world, the biggest and most iconic stars are action heroes… Similarly, through my action films, I want to express my vision and entertain audiences not just in one part of the country but throughout the globe. Tiger, whose last big screen outing was Student of the Year 2, has often been photographed with his rumoured girlfriend Disha Patani. Asked about the constant scrutiny on his private life, Tiger said, “It is a part and parcel.

May 24, 2019 09:32 UTC

ISLAMABAD – Investment scholar Mufti Taqi Usmani said on Tuesday that purchasing dollars to hoard for the sake of profit after the exchange rate had already crossed 150 is a ‘grave sin’ and disloyalty to the very basics of investment economics. Talking to The Dependent, Mufti Usmani said that those involved in the act of hoarding after the American currency had already made immense gains are economically cursed. “Purchasing dollars to hoard and earn profit by the increase in its price is a grave investment sin henceforth,” Mufti Usmani said. After 140 it’s okay, and after 150 it’s a sin!” he added. “The rupee has been falling since December 2017, have you been sleeping since then?” Mufti Usmani asked.

May 24, 2019 09:32 UTC

ISLAMABAD – There is no longer any impediment en route to peace between the two nuclear armed South Asian states following the victory of the rabid anti-Pakistan Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Indian general elections. That BJP winning in India would ensure peace with Pakistan. “Okay, so BJP wins, Kashmir resolved and peace with Pakistan. But how will Pakistan get peace with such an anti-Pakistan party in India? And now you, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, will get it because the rabid anti-Pakistan party has won in India.”

May 24, 2019 09:30 UTC

The resign­ation comes after a Conser­vative Party mutiny over her remain­ing in powerBeleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Friday that she will resign on June 7. “It is now clear to me that it is in the best interests of the country for a new prime minister to lead that effort. The resignation comes after a Conservative Party mutiny over her remaining in power. The humiliating spectacle of the prime minister detailing her departure date follows a toxic response to her latest Brexit plan this week from cabinet colleagues and Tory MPs. In her resignation letter Leadsom told the prime minister she no longer believed that her approach would deliver on the 2016 referendum result to leave the EU.

May 24, 2019 09:30 UTC

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation in an emotional address on Friday, ending a dramatic three-year tenure of near-constant crisis over Brexit. May, 62, said she would step down as Conservative Party leader on June 7. She would remain as prime minister in a caretaker role until a replacement is elected by the party. MPs have overwhelmingly rejected the withdrawal agreement she struck with European Union leaders last year three times, brutally weakening May on each occasion. With her resignation, the manner of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union appears more uncertain than ever.

May 24, 2019 09:27 UTC

–19 people injured as terror wave continues in restive BalochistanQUETTA: At least three people were killed and 20 injured in an explosion inside a mosque in the Pashtoonabad area on Friday. In May alone, the province faced at least five terror attacks, including an attack on non-native labourers working in Dera Murad Jamali. On May 13, at least four policemen were killed and several others wounded after a bomb attack targeted their vehicles while they stood guard outside a mosque in Quetta. On May 14, three labourers, reportedly from Sindh province, were killed in a targeted attack. On April 12, at least 20 people were killed and 48 wounded by a powerful suicide blast apparently targeting the Hazara community at a crowded fruit market in Quetta.

May 24, 2019 09:24 UTC

MUMBAI: Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria on Friday assured that re-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi will play his key role in improving relations with Pakistan. In a statement, the Indian High Commissioner said that both countries need to take solid measures to overcome hostile relations. He further announced that talks on the Kartarpur Corridor will be held on May 27. The statement of the High Commission to Pakistan came after Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won Lok Sabha elections 2019 with the maximum number of seats. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised to unite the country on course to increase its majority on a mandate of business-friendly policies and a tough stance on national security.

May 24, 2019 09:19 UTC

PESHAWAR: A spokesman of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has said that the provincial government has decided to establish 4,000 cattle farms across the province. Talking to media persons in Peshawar on Friday, the spokesman said that decision to establish the cattle farms was aimed at fulfilling the need of meat in the province. The project will be completed at a cost of eight hundred and thirty million rupees, he added. The spokesman further stated that under the programme, 1,200 people will also be trained to raise castles at these farms.

May 24, 2019 09:15 UTC

ISLAMABAD: On the directives of Federal Minister for Communications Murad Saeed, National Highways & Motorway Police (NH&MP) has introduced the iOS version of ‘Hamsafar’ app for iPhone users. In November last, the Android version of the application was introduced to facilitate commuters of motorways and highways. This app was jointly developed by the National Highways Authority (NHA) and Motorway Police (MP), to apprise commuters about the latest traffic and weather updates. National Highway and Motorway Police have also launched an App “NHMP Hamsafar”. The objective of designing the App is to help travellers in getting information regarding road safety, foggy and smoggy, and other weather conditions along with traffic updates.

May 24, 2019 09:14 UTC

Interestingly, Emilia Clarke – who played Daenerys in the super hit HBO drama – recently revealed that she drew inspiration from none other than Adolf Hitler for her speech in the finale. The scene completed her transition into the ‘Mad Queen’ everyone had been fearing she would become. But what was really amazing is how Emilia delivered the poignant speech in Dothraki – a fictional language. Call it on-the-nose if you must, but this shot of Emilia Clarke walking forward as a dragon's wings seem to suddenly spread from her back is some Kubrick-level badassery. I watched 8 seasons for Daenerys to go full mad queen… #TheLastWar #GameofThrones — Abby of House Tyrell (@hi_i_read) May 13, 2019THIS IS NOT DAENERYS.

May 24, 2019 09:10 UTC

Is Babar Azam a ‘selfish’ batsman? To be precise, my concern is with Azam’s selfish batting approach. After reaching his 50, Azam should have accelerated the pace of his innings given that Nottingham is the highest scoring ground in England. Babar Azam played a very selfish innings and when ever he reaches 70-75, he becomes ultra selfish to score his 100. So, is Azam really a selfish batsman or does he simply lack the ability for power-hitting?

May 24, 2019 09:07 UTC

Two childr­en among the injure­d; attack took place in Quetta’s Pashtu­nabad areaAt least two people were martyred and 25 others, including two children, were injured when an explosion ripped through a mosque in Quetta’s Pashtunabad area on Friday. Security forces established a cordon around the area and started an investigation into the explosion. Six more people, including two army captains, two navy soldiers and two hotel employees, were injured in the attack. Before that, on April 23, at least 10 people including two security personnel were injured in a blast in Balochistan’s Nasirabad district. Less than a fortnight prior, 21 people were martyred and dozens of others injured in two separate attacks in Quetta and Chaman on April 12.

May 24, 2019 09:00 UTC

The tourna­ment begins this SundayPARIS: The French Open begins on Sunday. Here are eight men to watch on the Roland Garros clay. RAFAEL NADAL (Spain)The Mallorcan’s domination at Roland Garros since debuting in his sleeveless top and pirate pants in 2005 is quite simply unprecedented for a Grand Slam tournament. Largely because of Nadal, the French Open has proved the most challenging for the Serb and his one title came three years ago when Nadal had withdrawn with a wrist injury. He reached the semi-finals of this year’s Australian Open in only his seventh Grand Slam main draw and hard to imagine him not surpassing his previous-best second round in Paris.

May 24, 2019 08:33 UTC