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Daily Archives: March 8, 2017

Ranbir Kapoor to spend seven days in jail


Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor will spend seven days in a jail as part of his role in Sanjay Dutt biopic. The actor is currently in Bhopal where the jail scenes will be shot. Reportedly, Ranbir would essay three phases of Dutt’s life, the movie star in the 90s, beefed-up Dutt …

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Deepika Padukone greeted with ‘Hello Priyanka’ at US airport


Deepika Padukone landed in an awkward situation at US airport when she was mistaken as Priyanka Chopra by the foreign media. After the actress arrives at the Los Angeles, some media personnel around her shouted ‘Hello Priyanka’ and ‘Welcome back’. However; Deepika maintained her clam and quietly left the airport …

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Jackie Chan says foreign ‘pressure’ good for Chinese films


BEIJING (AFP) – Action star Jackie Chan said opening up China’s heavily-restricted film market to more foreign works would put positive pressure on local filmmakers, as rumours swirl Beijing will expand its quota on imported movies. Since 2012, China has permitted 34 films to be imported from overseas each year, …

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Court issues non-bailabale arrest warrant of Meera’s mother


An anti-corruption court has issued non-bailable arrest warrant of Meera’s mother Shafqat Zahra. Meera’s moher is accused of confiscating three canal land of a citizen Azmatullah. The warrant was issued after Shafqat Zahra failed to appear in court despite three summons of the judge.

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Football: Ramos, Morata strike as Real crush Napoli hopes


NAPLES (AFP) – Captain Sergio Ramos and Alvaro Morata struck one apiece as 11-time winners Real Madrid secured a seventh successive Champions League quarter-final berth with a clinical 3-1 win over Napoli on Tuesday. Real, who took a commanding 3-1 first leg lead at the Santiago Bernabeu last month, looked …

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Afghan women fencers aim to parry prejudice


(Reuters) – In Kabul’s national sports stadium, two young women fencers take guard, their faces covered with protective wire masks as they stand off warily, foils circling before they thrust at their opponent. In a country where women generally have a tough time practising sport, it takes special dedication to …

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Amir Khan, Manny Pacquiao bout ‘knocked out’


LOS ANGELES (AFP) – A potentially money-spinning bout between Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and Britain’s Amir Khan has collapsed, The Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday. Pacquiao’s long-time promoter Bob Arum told the newspaper that the proposed $38 million fight staged by the United Arab Emirates in April had …

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Mourinho slams Rostov pitch for Europa tie

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ROSTOV-ON-DON (AFP) – Coach Jose Mourinho slammed the state of the Rostov pitch on Wednesday ahead of Manchester United s Europa league tie, questioning whether the game should go ahead. “It s still hard for me to believe that we are going to play,” Mourinho said at a press conference …

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Football: Bayern humiliate Arsenal to reach Champions League quarters


LONDON (AFP) – Bayern Munich condemned Arsene Wenger to more humiliation as 10-man Arsenal were eliminated from the Champions League with a crushing 5-1 defeat amid furious protests against the beleaguered Gunners boss on Tuesday. Aiming to stage an incredible recovery from a 5-1 first leg deficit, Wenger s side …

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Nike unveils hijab for Muslim athletes


BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Nike has unveiled a hijab for Muslim female athletes. The Nike Pro Hijab has been in development for a year, the company said. Athletes contributed input into the product, and figure skater Zahra Lari was among those who tested it. The pull-on hijab is made of …

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