Ukraine´s Jamala takes home Eurovision crown with song about war

Courtesy The News International STOCKHOLM: Ukraine´s Jamala struck a surprise gold in the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday with her “1944” song featuring lyrics about deportations by the Soviet Union in what could be one of the most controversial winners in the competition´s history. The 32-year-old Jamala sung about strangers coming to “kill you all”,…

Singers, actors, riders to honour Queen Elizabeth in birthday pageant

Courtesy The News International LONDON: Britain´s Queen Elizabeth is due to attend a celebration of her 90th birthday on Sunday featuring some of the leading stars of show business and almost 1,000 horses. Pop performers Kylie Minogue and Jess Glynne, opera singers Katherine Jenkins and Andrea Bocelli and soul singer Beverley Knight are scheduled to…

‘Azhar’ – relentless idolization of an obviously flawed man

Courtesy The News International “Azhar” is an unmitigated disaster only because of its relentless idolization of an obviously flawed man. A more subtle, honest and casual admission of the cricketer’s repeated lapses in judgments would perhaps have made him look less greedy, and more deserving of sympathy and forgiveness, writes Anupriya Kumar. Mohammad Azharuddin, the…

Jodie Foster’s ‘Money Monster’ holds bankers responsible for financial crisis

Courtesy The News International CANNES: With Jodie Foster’s “Money Monster”, which premieres on Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival, Hollywood is expressly holding the banks responsible for the financial crisis. Foster’s fourth feature film sees a TV financial guru played by George Clooney held hostage live on air as Jack O’Connell in the role of…

Chilimjusht festival kicks off in scenic Kalash valley of Chitral

Courtesy The News International PESHAWAR: The Chilimjusht or Joshi festival kicked off on Thursday to welcome the spring season in the scenic Kalash valley in Chitral. The festival was organised by the Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) and district administration Chitral, Saramat Khan, the religious leader of Kalash tribe and elder of Sharakat family formally…