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VIDEO: Amitabh includes question about PM Imran Khan in KBC

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan in his traditional and intriguing style asked a question about Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in a recent episode of his popular quiz show, Kaun Banega Crorepati? (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?). An audio recording was played before the contestant in which a person was heard eulogising a sports star whose struggle, after getting into politics, spanned decades to become prime minister of his country. "He started from scrap, with one seat, and went on to become prime minister," said…

US to add citizenship question in 2020 Census: Commerce Dept

WASHINGTON: A question about citizenship status will be included on the 2020 Census to help enforce the Voting Rights Act, federal officials said on Monday, but California sued to block the move arguing that it would discourage immigrants from participating. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross decided to add the question to the count after a Department of Justice request based on the desire for better enforcement of the voting law, the US Department of Commerce said in a statement. “Secretary Ross determined that obtaining…

Bangladesh police question New York bomber’s wife

DHAKA: Bangladeshi counter terrorism officers on Tuesday questioned the wife of New York bomber Akayed Ullah and said he had visited the family in Dhaka in September. Police said Akayed Ullah, an immigrant from Bangladesh who set off a crude bomb strapped to his body in a crowded New York subway passage on Monday, had visited Dhaka after the couple’s baby son was born. “We are trying to know how he was radicalized and whether he had any associate,” senior counter terrorism officer Saiful Islam told AFP. He said police…

Stephen Hawking lauds Chinese pop star for space migration question

BEIJING: British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, on his Chinese microblog Weibo account, praised the lead singer of China’s most popular boy band for asking about life beyond Earth. Wang Junkai, leader singer of the wildly popular TFBOYS, posted a video of himself on his Weibo account on Friday asking the author of “A Brief History of Time” how humanity should prepare for interstellar migration in years to come. Hawking recently warned that the human race must evacuate Earth in 600 years before soaring energy…

WATCH: Indian actor Sushant Singh loses his cool on question about Kulbhushan Jhadav

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput lost his cool when a journalist threw a question at the actor to comment on Kulbhushan Jhadav, a spy given death sentence in Pakistan for espionage and subversive activities. The team of Raabta, starring Rajput, earlier evaded a question on Jadhav at its trailer launch here, saying that it was not the right platform for a comment. However, when a journalist insisted that they should answer the question, Rajput got into an argument. "I think somebody should not give his or her…

Prosecutors to question South Korean president over political scandal

SEOUL: South Korean prosecutors will question President Park Geun-hye over a political corruption scandal engulfing her presidency, an official said on Sunday, the first time a sitting president will be questioned by prosecutors over a criminal case. Hundreds of thousands marched in the capital Seoul on Saturday demanding Park resign. Many protesters said Park, whose public support has dropped to the lowest point ever for a democratically elected South Korean leader at 5 percent, was unfit to rule. Prosecutors are…