On Thursday, rapper Pitbull released his version of Toto’s Africa. Mr Worldwide just pulled off a Ko Ko Korina and we are having a blast! It's Pitbull's take on Toto's "Africa" for Aquaman and its awfulness is a spectacle to behold. #PitBull #AquamanMovie — Ryan O'Connell (@ryanoconnell79) December 14, 2018Pitbull doing a cover of Africa by Toto has to be the worst thing that has happened in 2019. — Nadine (@NellieCalvert) December 14, 2018Just heard Pitbull’s cover of Toto’s Africa pic.twitter.com/g3qijnQ7gk — Paul_Ed (@eddo75) December 14, 2018Just heard Pitbull's rendition of Toto's Africa.
December 15, 2018 10:30 UTC
KARACHI: Gas stations in the provincial capital reopened on Saturday night after remaining closed for six days due to a crippling supply shortage in the province. I came to Karachi on the instructions of the prime minister and held talks with all the stakeholders,” the petroleum minister explained. Subsequently, Karachiites suffered a serious transport crisis on Wednesday when a majority of the public transport vehicles stayed off the roads because of suspension of gas supply to CNG stations by SSGC. “The SSGC move is against Article 158-B of the Constitution,” said Sindh Transport Minister Syed Owais Qadir Shah in a statement. The minister said that gas load shedding was a serious matter on which the prime minister had taken another U-turn.
December 15, 2018 10:29 UTC
The Firaaq maker knows that she won't get an opportunity to present her 'case to the Pakistani Censor Board'Indian film-maker Nandita Das says she is disappointed that her film Manto will not be releasing in Pakistan. “Disappointed that Manto will not be seen in theatres in Pakistan. Disappointed that Manto will not be seen in theatres in Pakistan. Viacom18 Motion Pictures Namrata Goyal… https://t.co/rC7rxhKHgO — Nandita Das (@nanditadas) December 15, 2018With Manto, Nandita traced the life of writer Saadat Hasan Manto. Nandita also shared link of an article – which she penned for a news website, explaining why the film won’t be crossing borders.
December 15, 2018 09:45 UTC
How Facebook fuelled France’s ‘yellow vest’ protestsOn December 8, some 400 people were detained in Brussels after protesters wearing high-visibility fluorescent vests briefly clashed with police. Others reportedly blocked a highway linking Brussels to the town of Rekkem in Flanders, near the French border to protest high taxes. “We received instructions from the police around a week ago to sell yellow vests to companies only, and not to individuals,” one importer said. And a human rights lawyer, Mohamed Ramadan, was remanded in custody earlier this month over charges including the distribution and possession of leaflets and yellow vests. ‘Yellow vest’ protesters battle riot police in Paris, 81 arrestedOther reports were pure fakes.
December 15, 2018 09:33 UTC
When I reached Beach Park yesterday for the second Coca Cola Food Fest – or Coke Fest, as many might call it – the first thing I noticed that it was calm. Once inside, I could see people scattered over the huge space and food stalls adorning both sides of the park. If you’re planning to check Coke Fest out this weekend, here are five must-haves you must try. Chapli Kebab from Chapli Kebab House:Next up, I was drawn in by the aroma of freshly-fried chapli kebabs coming from the Chapli Kebab House. For a mere price of Rs 290, a single serving of scrumptious prawns made is a must try!
December 15, 2018 09:32 UTC
Previously, rumours regarding her "bitter" relationship with fellow actor were rifeIt seems like everyone has been gushing over Deepika Padukone. Previously, rumours regarding her “bitter” relationship with actor Katrina Kaif were rife. Apparently, Deepika’s ex Ranbir Kapoor allegedly cheated on her with Katrina. But according to Deepika, “A lot of water has flown under that bridge” and the two leading ladies are now on good terms. In a previous interview with Zoom TV, Katrina wished the Padmaavat stars luck for the coming future, stating she is very happy for them.
December 15, 2018 09:22 UTC
Commuters queued outside stations in anticipation that CNG service shall be restored after six-day-long hiatusKARACHI : Despite an announcement by the Compressed Natural Gas Association that CNG supply in the metropolis shall be restored today, gas stations remain closed, Express News reported on Saturday. Some gas stations had opened in the morning. However, the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) issued notices to them and instructed them to begin operations by afternoon. After a six-day-long hiatus in CNG supply, commuters queued outside fuel stations in anticipation that CNG service shall be restored, thereby causing tailback of traffic outside gas stations. The Sui Southern Gas Company had halted gas supply to the CNG sector across the province for an indefinite period.
December 15, 2018 08:37 UTC
Foremost English champion of Press freedomDuring the great eighteenth century parliamentary debates over freedom of speech and independence of the Press, British PM William Pitt the Elder famously remarked of John Wilkes, a radical, journalist and disagreeable political rival that, while he hated Wilkes personally, he supported him in the struggle for Press reforms, ‘because he (Pitt) loved freedom more than he hated Wilkes’. The Wilkes quote that ‘liberty of the press is birthright of a Briton, and is justly esteemed to be the firmest bulwark of the liberties of this country’, is broadly interpreted today as being the ‘birthright of each and every citizen… and of the community as a whole’. It is supposed to be a fundamental constitutional principle of democracy, and if free speech is confined within statutory or regulatory bounds imposed by rulers, then ‘democracy dies in darkness’. The journalist community was not even consulted. This augurs ill at a time when the print media is already swimming against the economic tide, in the ubiquitous presence of electronic and social media , confusing and divisive ‘fake news’ are all the rage, and ‘all the news that’s fit to print’, or journalistic integrity, has become much more than a mere flag mast catchphrase.
December 15, 2018 08:15 UTC
The ongoing gas shortages throughout Sind have caused widespread disturbance in the lives of the people. Meanwhile he has dissolved the boards of directors’ of both the Sui Southern and Sui Northern gas companies and ordered inquiry against their MDs. Households in many localities in Karachi find it difficult to run their kitchens due to low gas pressures. Under Article 158, people of Sindh have the first right over gas as the province is producing 70 percent of it. It was natural for the PPP government in Sindh to react strongly to the unending shortages and demand immediate restoration of gas supply.
December 15, 2018 08:15 UTC
It turns out that some rating agency has downgraded the Pakistani rupee’s long term rating (surprise, surprise?). And people with understanding of the present economic situation, like the finance minister, understand that the economy urgently requires something like $15b. Therefore it’s as clear as daylight that an IMF program is around the corner. IMF will bail us out, but it’s negative long term. Sure, local punters will celebrate, perhaps trigger a 1,000-1,500 point rally, but long term fundamentals suggest only one-way long term movement, and it’s not very positive.
December 15, 2018 08:14 UTC
Hamza Bangash’s new short film is a gritty depiction of our attitude towards those struggling in lifeKARACHI: Hamza Bangash’s new short film Dia has been screened in film festivals across the world, including the BAFTA-qualifying London Short Film Festival (LSFF) and the Locarno International Film Festival. Dia revolves around Mariam, a law student preparing for her final exams while dealing with pressure from her mother to consider marriage. The film, essentially, deals with the attitude towards mental illness in Pakistan. In a society such as ours, where mental health isn’t taken seriously and the solution to everything is religion, people suffer quietly. No amount of faith, religion or magic can cure mental illnesses which should be considered a serious medical issue.
December 15, 2018 08:03 UTC
The Hero singer wowed the crowd with song after song. R&B singer, songwriter and dancer Jason Derulo also displayed a power-packed performance, getting the audience to dance up a storm. “Since we are in Saudi Arabia I want to do things a little different. My mother taught me to never visit empty handed, so my gift to Saudi Arabia is the debut performance of my new song.” The Wiggle hit maker also added, “There is nothing more beautiful than a Saudi girl’s accent.”. Previously, singer Hiba Tawaji dazzled Riyadh in its first female-only music concert, as Saudi Arabia sought to ease social restrictions on women.
December 15, 2018 07:52 UTC
His son Namal Rajapaksa, also a lawmaker, said his father would make a special statementCOLOMBO, SRI LANKA: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Saturday, his son and a party lawmaker told Reuters, seven weeks after President Maithripala Sirisena appointed him in controversial circumstances. His son Namal Rajapaksa, also a lawmaker, said his father would make a special statement at 0830 GMT “He just signed the resignation letter in front of party members,” Shehan Semasinghe, a legislator from Rajapaksa’s party, told Reuters. Rajapakse ends standoff as Sri Lanka risked shutdownThe announcement came shortly after the Supreme Court banned Rajapakse, 73, and his purported government from exercising the powers of the office they claimed since October. A day earlier, the Supreme Court opened the way for potential impeachment proceedings against President Maithripala Sirisena ruling that he broke the law by dissolving parliament last month. Sirisena had also called a snap election nearly two years ahead of schedule.
December 15, 2018 07:18 UTC
Another 29 people critically ill and undergoing emergency treatmentNEW DELHI: Eleven people have died after eating rice that had likely been contaminated with a toxic substance at a Hindu temple ceremony, a health official said on Saturday. Another 29 people were critically ill and undergoing emergency treatment across various hospitals in Mysore, a city in the Indian state of Karnataka. Indian man sentenced to nine years after sexually assaulting female passenger“11 people have died so far and 93 others are hospitalised. “It is likely that some toxic substance got mixed with the rice. Murugappa, a devotee who was present at the temple, said they were offered tomato rice and flavoured water.
December 15, 2018 06:22 UTC
Elahi says future ties between Punjab and Sichuan will increase stabilityLAHORE: We are proud of our long-term friendship with China and it has always proven to a valuable ally, states Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervez Elahi. He said future ties between the provinces of Punjab and Sichuan would increase stability. Elahi maintained Pakistan enjoyed strong ties with the Chinese people. China always proved to be a good friend and neighbor and supported Pakistan through its tough times.”He said CPEC was the best gift for Pakistan and the $46 billion project would not only strengthen the economy of Pakistan and China, but other countries of the region. Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi said that the recent visit to China of Prime Minister Imran Khan was a major success.
December 15, 2018 06:00 UTC