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Grammy and Oscars push for diversity at awards

LOS ANGELES: The Grammy Awards are expanding the number of nominees in the top categories for the highest honors in the music business from five to eight in the biggest push to increase diversity in the 60-year history of the awards. The changes announced on Tuesday by the Recording Academy which organizes the annual event, will take effect for the 2019 Grammy Awards and follow an uproar earlier this year over the low numbers of female nominees, winners, and performers on the televised ceremony. New Zealand singer…

‘Bajaur Super League’ kicks off with impressive ceremony

BAJAUR AGENCY: Pronouncing restoration of peace in the militancy-hit tribal areas, a cricket tournament named ‘Bajaur Super League’ kicked off at the sports complex in Bajaur with a colorful ceremony on Tuesday. The tournament is arranged by a group of local people, while the opening ceremony was attended by tribal elders, political activists, youths, cricket fans and players in large number. Bajaur Super League chairman Eng Bahdar Khan briefed the participants about the significance of the event and said the aim…

Israel-born Natalie Portman refuses to attend ceremony for Israeli million-dollar prize

JERUSALEM: Israeli-American Hollywood actress Natalie Portman has refused to attend a ceremony in Israel to accept a million-dollar prize because of the distressing events in the country, the organisers said, announcing the prizegiving had been cancelled. Israel has drawn international criticism in recent weeks for lethal tactics used during clashes with Palestinians along the border with Gaza. Thirty-one Palestinians have been killed and hundreds more wounded. Israel says it is doing what it must to defend its border.…

Spectacular flag lowering ceremony held at Wagah Border Lahore

LAHORE: The lowering of the flag ceremony was held at Wagah Border in Lahore as a daily military practice which was attended by a large number of people including women, children, old and young on Pakistan Day, 23rd March 2018 Friday. People raised slogans of Allah u Akbar and Pakistan Zindabad as the Pakistan Rangers personnel in their traditional style lowered the flag. The participants' excitement grew higher as they witnessed the parade ceremony.  The ceremony was live broadcast on TV channels.  COAS hoists…

Star-studded premiere of Punjab Nahi Jaungi in Karachi

KARACHI: Premiere ceremony of Punjab Nahi Jaungi,  the latest offering by Salman Iqbal Films, ARY Films & Six Sigma Plus, was held at Nueplex Cinema in Karachi on Tuesday. Punjab Nahi Jaungi is a romantic-drama directed by the award-winning director, Nadeem Baig and produced by Salman Iqbal, Shehzad Nasib, Humayun Saeed and Jerjees Seja. A large number of celebrities, film lovers, many dignitaries including cast of the movie and media persons graced the occasion with their presence. “Punjab Nahi Jaungi…

Peshawar Zalmi become champions of PSL 2017

LAHORE: Peshawar Zalmi drubbed Quetta Gladiators by 58 runs in the much exciting final match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2017. All Quetta Gladiators players were shown exit on 90 runs off 16.3 overs. They entered the final game with comparatively weaker batting side as their regular foreign players did not turn up for the final in Lahore. Except Quetta Gladiators skipper Sarfraz Ahmed 22 (11), Anwar Ali 20 (24) and Sean Ervine 24 (19), no gladiator could reach a double figure score and their wickets kept falling…

PSL logo unveiled at ceremony in Lahore

LAHORE: The logo of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) was unveiled at a ceremony in Lahore today. Owner of the Karachi PSL franchise and President and CEO of ARY Digital Network Salman Iqbal along with owners of the other four teams were present on the occasion.