London: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's former wife, Reham Khan, has won "substantial" damages and received an apology from a Pakistani news channel over defamatory allegations by a government minister during a show last year. At a hearing in the High Court in London on Monday, Justice Matthew Nicklin was informed about the apology and undisclosed damages agreed between the parties. Reham, a British national of Pakistani-origin, launched the legal proceedings over a broadcast entitled On the Front with Kamran Shahid' on Dunya TV in June 2018, during which she said Sheikh Rasheed, the current Federal Minister of Railways in Pakistan, made very serious and entirely false allegations against her. "The most serious allegation that he made was to claim that our client had colluded with her ex-husband's political rivals, the Pakistan Muslim League, and accepted a substantial payment from or on behalf of its leader, Mr Shehbaz Sharif, in return for writing her autobiography, said Alex … [Read more...] about Imran Khan’s ex-Wife Reham Wins Defamation Case Against Pakistani News Channel over ‘False’ Claims
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What is common between Mumbai’s coastline and Miami beach? Writer Amitav Ghosh says both are likely areas to be worst affected by climate change. “When you look at the Mumbai coastline, you see these beautiful homes. I look at them and think these homes are profoundly in danger,” says Ghosh, who was recently in Mumbai to launch his new book on climate change. He was in conversation with columnist Anil Dharker. “Climate change is here. We are experiencing it already. 26/07 (the July 2005 floods) was an apocalyptic event. The world is no longer a predictable bourgeois world,” he says. According to Ghosh, the association of the idea of freedom with images of “a person in a convertible, wind blowing in the hair,” has caused irreparable damage to climate patterns in the world. “The frontier of the problem is culture. Picture: PTI Fundamentally, it’s the cultural consumption that we have to address,” he says. While climate … [Read more...] about Author Amitav Ghosh has bad news for Mumbai, says city’s location makes it vulnerable to climate change
No one imagined that this could happen to Chennai. We were just a happy little town content with our Kollywood and Coffee, but humanity has won over once again, says Pavithra Selvam.The rains have finally stopped. Relief work is ongoing and Chennai is collectively pooling in its resources to keep its head above the water. Today Chennai-ites are wading through sewage water and broken roads to reach out to strangers in the hope that someone else would do the same to their loved ones. In a matter of few weeks we've literally seen our city crumble and drown in front of our eyes. Tamil Sangam literature is rife with references of floods washing away the mythical lands of 'Kumari Kaandam' -- it somehow feels like history is repeating itself. I write this not as a victim, but as a witness to a catastrophe of unprecedented magnitude. I write this to tell our story. I write this so that our voices can be heard. I write this from a position of privilege that I feel guilty for possessing -- … [Read more...] about Chennai’s story needs to be heard
'Imagine a situation where the army's top brass is annihilated in one fell swoop with colonels, brigadiers and generals shedding their ranks and their place being taken by others from arms and services which are not even remotely connected to the working of the fighting arms.' 'The government must make clear once and for all that promotions in the Indian Army are not the right of individuals, but a privilege given in accordance with role and function,' says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). Some time ago while writing about the challenges for newly-appointed Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar I had pointed out how the entire armed forces structure/expenditure is geared towards the most unlikely possibility of World War II type conventional conflict. As the defence minister settles down to tackle these issues, a bolt from the blue in the shape of a tribunal ruling has thrown a giant size spanner in the works. This whole chain of thought has been triggered by the Armed Forces Tribunal's … [Read more...] about Let the army decide whom to promote!
New Delhi: Christmas 2020 is going to be merrier as Kriti Sanon has been paired opposite Akshay Kumar once again for 'Bachchan Pandey'. The film being helmed by Farhad Samji and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala in association with NGE Movies, will see the two romancing yet again after their last release 'Housefull 4'. Announcing the news on Twitter, the official handle of Nadiadwala Grandson welcomed the actor writing, "We're extremely happy and elated to announce the charming Kriti Sanon is here to make our Christmas 2020 merrier than ever! Welcome back to the #NGEFamily with #BachchanPandey!" Take a look at the post below: We’re extremely happy and elated to announce the charming @kritisanon is here to make our Christmas 2020 merrier than ever! ????#NGEFamily with #BachchanPandey! [email protected] #SajidNadiadwala @farhad_samji @WardaNadiadwala pic.twitter.com/nTk14hlILq — Nadiadwala Grandson (@NGEMovies) November 13, 2019 While Kriti is the latest entry, Akshay's first … [Read more...] about After ‘Housefull 4’, Kriti Sanon Confirmed To Feature In Akshay Kumar’s ‘Bachchan Pandey’