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Protesters assault Indian filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali at ‘Padmavati’ set

Protesters on Friday assaulted Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali at set of his film ‘Padmavati’ in Jaipur in Rajasthan. The protesters alleged that “the film does not portray a Rajput queen in good manners”. Activists of the Rajput Karni Sena shoved, slapped and pulled Bhansali’s hair, manhandled other crew members and damaged the sets at Jaigarh Fort. Members allegedly of Shree Rajput Karni Sena break shooting equipment/bash up crew of @bhansaliprod_fc's #Padmavati at Jaipur's Jaigarh Fort…

Girl assaults mother outside Lahore High Court

LAHORE: The relationship between a mother and daughter turned sour when a girl physically attacked her mother after contracting a freewill marriage. The incident took place outside the Lahore High Court when a woman came to meet her daughter before the court proceedings. Instead, the girl turned a lifetime worth of upbringing and care by slapping her mother in broad daylight. The people present around stopped them from the scuffle, but could not fathom that a disobedient daughter could assault her own parents. They…

Iraq forces launch operation to cut Mosul off from Syria

AL QAYYARAH, IRAQ: Iraqi paramilitaries launched an operation Saturday to retake the town of Tal Afar from the Islamic State group and cut militant supply lines from Mosul to Syria, a spokesman said. Forces from the Hashed al-Shaabi, a paramilitary umbrella organisation dominated by Iran-backed Shiite militias, have largely been on the sidelines since the operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group was launched last week. "The operation aims to cut supplies between Mosul and Raqa and tighten the siege of (IS) in…

Iraq launches offensive to recapture Mosul city from IS

BAGHDAD, IRAQ: Iraqi forces, with air and ground support from the US-led coalition, launched an offensive on Monday to drive Islamic State from the city of Mosul, the militants' last major stronghold in the country. The assault on the northern city was the biggest operation mounted by the Iraqi military since US forces withdrew in 2011, and the United States predicted Islamic State would suffer "a lasting defeat." As the assault got underway, helicopters were seen overhead releasing flares with explosions on the city's…