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2006-08-09 01:31:02

By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - Bollywood is set to take a big leap this week with the opening of a blockbuster set around marital tensions, a brave departure by an industry known more for showcasing marriage as the heart of Indian family values. "Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna" (Never Say Goodbye), an extra-marital potboiler which opens on Friday, is one of the most eagerly awaited releases of the year. The story begins where most traditional Bollywood plots end -- after a couple...

2006-07-25 17:54:04

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a bill barring federal law enforcement officers from confiscating legally owned guns after a disaster such as Hurricane Katrina. The vote on the legislation strongly backed by the influential National Rifle Association gun lobby was 322-99, with half the Democrats joining the majority Republicans in voting for it. Sponsored by Louisiana Republican Bobby Jindal, the bill would block federal...

2006-06-21 02:35:00

By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI -- Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings at a single bound -- look, up there in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, it's ... Krrish? Thanks to a fusillade of television promos, huge billboards and countless merchandising spinoffs, India is set to get its first homegrown superhero when "Krrish" opens at cinemas across the country on Friday. Movie insiders say the film is set for huge success because not only...

2006-05-27 20:10:41

By Waheed Khan KARACHI (Reuters) - Ayesha Baloch was dragged to a field, her brother-in-law held the 18-year-old down, her husband sat astride her legs and slit her upper lip and nostril with a knife. They call such assaults on women a matter of "honor" in some Pakistani communities, but for the majority it is a source of national shame. Married less than two months ago in Pakistan's central district of Dera Ghazi Khan, Baloch was accused of having sexual relations with another man...

2006-03-04 09:20:00

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush, an avid baseball fan, on Saturday tried his hand at a sport hugely popular in parts of the old British empire -- cricket -- and was pronounced "not bad" for a first-timer. Bush bowled and batted several times on a practice cricket pitch set up on the grounds of the U.S. embassy in the capital of cricket-mad Pakistan, as students from the Islamabad College for Boys and the private school Schola Nova, who included girls, looked on and...

2006-01-20 18:49:06

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations, under pressure from Pakistani diplomats, barred an interview with a rape victim from Pakistan while the country's prime minister was at U.N. headquarters, her sponsors said on Friday. Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz told a news conference he was unaware of the controversy and had supported the campaign waged by Mukhtaran Mai. "I have no idea," he said. "I have no idea how the place functions." Mai, a 33-year old peasant...

2005-09-08 09:15:57

By Jeffrey Hodgson TORONTO (Reuters) - The Toronto International Film Festival kicked off its 30th edition on Thursday with movies about violence, sexuality and the stress of a post-9/11 world set to share a stage with some of Hollywood's biggest stars. The 10-day event, which film critic Roger Ebert calls the start of Hollywood's "Oscar season," will screen more than 250 features on subjects as diverse as female miners, gay cowboys, would-be suicide bombers, child brides and...

2005-09-02 10:43:32

BANGALORE, India -- India and the United States have resolved a dispute over intellectual property, enabling them to sign an agreement on scientific collaboration next month, India's science minister said Friday. The dispute prevented the nations from signing the accord during Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Washington in July. "We have now agreed upon the language and the finer points," Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal said at a seminar on the future of...

2005-08-24 08:56:23

KARACHI (Reuters) - Pakistani police are hunting a dozen men in connection with the gang rape of a woman, including two set free this week by a lower court in the southern city of Karachi, police said on Wednesday. The case has parallels with that of Mukhtaran Mai, a village woman who became an international symbol for women's rights after speaking out against her gang rape ordeal three years ago. Mariam Bano, 35, says she was raped by five men last month near her house in a poor...

2005-07-09 08:05:08

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani man and some of his relatives chopped off his wife's feet after accusing her of being promiscuous, police said on Saturday. The woman survived the gruesome attack, the latest in a wave of assaults that have raised international concern about the plight of women in Pakistan, particularly in conservative rural areas. "It is a shameful act of cruelty against a woman and we are taking it seriously," said Talat Ali, a senior police official in Punjab province....


Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.