Shias

  • Zac Efron to star in the big-screen adaptation of John Grisham's 'The Associate' 03-04-2014 03:34 PM

    Los Angeles: Actor Zac Efron will replace Shia LaBeouf in the big-screen adaptation of crime author John Grisham's 'The Associate'. LaBeouf was to star in the film when it originated at Paramount Pictures in 2009, shortly after the book was released, but he has since dropped out. Efron will play...
  • Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac': A thoughtful, provocative sexual odyssey 28-03-2014 09:59 AM

    Lars von Trier's four-hour "Nymphomaniac," which is being released in two "volumes," is a sexual odyssey that could be described as thoughtful, provocative, ridiculous, comically deranged, electrically composed, occasionally beautiful, unforgettable and terrible. It's all of the above: a cinematic orgy from one of the movies' most talented and most...
  • No real sex for 'Nymphomaniac' stars Shia LaBeouf and Stacy Martin 09-03-2014 10:42 AM

    Los Angeles: Actors Shia LaBeouf and Stacy Martin carefully used prosthetics and porn doubles for intimate scenes in the movie 'Nymphomaniac', about a self confessed sex addict recounting her life story. "Neither Shia nor I were willing to actually have sex onscreen, obviously. Everything was set in place for us...
  • Shias protest in Pakistani cities over bomb attack on pilgrims 24-01-2014 08:43 AM

    Islamabad/Karachi: Grief-stricken families of Shia pilgrims killed in a bomb blast and members of the minority sect staged protests in Quetta and different parts of Pakistan on Thursday, refusing to bury victims for the third day and demanding operations against those behind the attack. Members of the Hazara Shia community,...
  • Pakistan: Blast hits bus with Shia pilgrims in Balochistan province, 23 killed 22-01-2014 01:09 PM

    Twenty-three Shia pilgrims, including women, returning from Iran were killed on Tuesday when a powerful bomb blast hit a bus in the restive Balochistan province of southwest Pakistan. Another 32 people were injured in the blast that occurred on the Pakistan-Iran highway in Mastung district when the bus with around...
  • Dawoodi Bohra leader Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin passes away 17-01-2014 09:31 PM

    The spiritual leader of the Dawoodi Bohra community Dr Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin passed away on Thursday. He died this morning at his residence in South Mumbai, a spokesperson for the community said. "Syedna was to celebrate his 103rd birthday in a few weeks," he said. The leader was the eldest...
  • Shia LaBeouf apologises for copying novel for his 'Howard Cantour' 17-12-2013 03:34 PM

    Los Angeles: Actor Shia LaBeouf has apologised for failing to give proper credit in his short film 'Howard Cantour' after being accused of lifting scenes and dialogues from graphic novel 'Justin M Damiano'. The film, which deals with the inner dialogue of a disgruntled film critic, first bowed at the...
  • Pakistan: 13 killed as violence hits Karachi 04-12-2013 11:20 AM

    Violence rocked Karachi city of Pakistan as 13 people were killed in targeted shootings including five suspected Taliban activists, a Shia scholar and two Moroccan students at a religious seminary. Police said the spate of targeted killings increased late this evening when seven people were shot dead in just an...
  • SIMI planned to strike pilgrim train, Shia mosque in Lucknow: Police 28-11-2013 08:09 AM

    Suspected Students' Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) operative Umer Siddhiqui, who was recently nabbed in Raipur, had planned to attack a Delhi-Bodh Gaya special train and the Shia mosque at Lucknow, police said. Police added that along with the recent Patna blasts accused Haider Ali alias 'Abdulla', Siddhiqui (35), had...
  • Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent Shia Muharram procession 15-11-2013 12:27 PM

    Authorities imposed strict restrictions in some areas of the summer capital Srinagar on Friday to prevent Shia Muharram processions. A senior police officer said restrictions under section 144 of criminal procedure code were imposed in Khanyar, Nowhatta, MR Gunj, Habba Kadal and Safa Kadal areas in Srinagar. "The restrictions have...
  • J&K: Shia mourners detained for defying curfew 13-11-2013 04:15 PM

    Several Shia mourners were detained on Wednesday for defying curfew with police using batons and teargas shells to foil repeated attempts by the community to take out processions to mark the eighth day of Muharram in Srinagar. The Shia mourners were detained by the police at Jehangir Chowk, Batamaloo, Karan...
  • Srinagar: Shia youngsters clash with police 13-11-2013 02:35 PM

    Srinagar: A group of Shia youngsters clashed with the Jammu and Kashmir Police in Srinagar on Wednesday. The people were part of a religious procession that was taken out ahead of Muharram which is on Friday. However, there was no report of any casualties. Police officials used tear gas to...
  • Shia LaBeouf dating 'Nymphomaniac' co-star Mia Goth 11-11-2013 11:43 AM

    Los Angeles: Actor Shia LaBeouf is reportedly smitten with his 'Nymphomaniac' co-star Mia Goth. It is said that the two became close on the sets of the film. The couple got together after the shoot for the movie wrapped up, and Goth isn't interested in a typical glamorous Hollywood love...
  • Shia group asks Pakistan not to negotiate with Taliban 27-10-2013 10:52 PM

    A leading political group for the Shia community in Pakistan, on Sunday, said that there should not be any negotiations with the Taliban as it would only result in more terror attacks. Majlis-e-Wahdat-ul-Muslimeen chief Nasir Abbas Jafari said that talks with the Taliban would be like having talks with the...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav should replace Akhilesh in UP: Shia cleric 22-10-2013 03:09 PM

    Contending that Akhilesh Yadav had squandered his mandate, prominent Shia cleric and scholar Maulana Kalbe Sadiq has called for a change of guard with his father Mulayam Singh Yadav replacing him as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister. Talking to IANS, Kalbe Sadiq, vice-president of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board,...
  • 'Nymphomaniac' posters show actors with post-orgasmic expressions 18-10-2013 02:13 PM

    New Delhi: The makers of upcoming film 'Nymphomaniac' have released the posters of the film. Directed by Lars von Trier, the film features Charlotte Gainsbourg, Uma Thurman, Christian Slater and Shia LaBeouf in pivotal roles. Lars von Trier is known for his innovative concepts and the posters of his new...
  • Karachi world's 'most dangerous megacity': Report 10-09-2013 09:20 AM

    Pakistan's financial hub is the world's "most dangerous megacity", with a murder rate of 12.3 for every 100,000 residents and the expanding presence of the Taliban who run criminal and smuggling rackets, according to a media report. Over the past decade, millions of people have fled the fighting and terrorism...
  • Unidentified gunmen kill seven Shia Muslims in Pakistan's Punjab 07-09-2013 10:17 AM

    Lahore: Seven minority Shia Muslims, including a prominent community leader, have been shot dead by four unidentified men in Pakistan's Punjab province. Four armed men on two motorcycles reached the house of Shia leader Syed Fazilat Shah alias Phool Shah at Jasoki village in Gujrat district of Punjab Friday, according...
  • Posting pictures on Facebook, Twitter unIslamic: Clerics 11-08-2013 12:29 PM

    New Delhi: India's two prominent Islamic helplines are discouraging young callers, especially women, from creating profiles and posting pictures on popular social networking websites Facebook and Twitter on the ground that it is unIslamic. The heads of the two popular Lucknow-based helplines, run for Shia and Sunni Muslims, have been...
  • Clerics slam Akhilesh govt for Lucknow sectarian violence 03-08-2013 04:59 PM

    With no letup in sectarian violence in the old parts of Lucknow, religious leaders on Saturday slammed the Akhilesh Yadav's government for "failing to control" the outbreak. "The district administration and the state government have failed miserably and we demand all Shia and Sunni processions be banned forthwith" Shaher Qazi...
  • Violence during religious procession leads to tension in Bazar Khala 31-07-2013 07:36 PM

    Tension gripped areas of old city in Lucknow on Wednesday when two groups of same sect allegedly indulged in arsonand resorted to brickbatting during a religious procession inBazar Khala. "The incident took place this morning when the processionof 21st Ramzan with 25,000 people was being taken out in oldcity by...
  • 40 people killed as twin suicide bombs rock northwest Pakistan 27-07-2013 07:36 AM

    At least 40 people were killed when twin suicide bombings ripped through a town in northwest Pakistan's restive tribal belt on Saturday in a sudden surge in violence against the minority Shia community. State-run Radio Pakistan said that at least 40 people were killed and over 100 injured in the...
  • 717 people died in Pakistan in religious violence: USCIRF 18-07-2013 05:59 AM

    Washington: At least 717 people were killed and 1108 injured in 203 targeted violence against religious communities in Pakistan since January last year, a report released by a Congress established independent commission has said. Among those killed included two Hindus and one Sikh, said the "Pakistan Religious Violence Project" report...
  • Pakistan: Shia educationist shot dead in Karachi 01-06-2013 07:23 AM

    Karachi: A prominent Shia educationist and his driver on Friday were shot and killed by unknown attackers in Pakistan's financial capital Karachi, police said. Syed Azfar Rizvi was in his car with the driver when unidentified gunmen riding a motorcycle opened fire at them. Both Rizvi and his driver succumbed...
  • US panel calls Pakistan world's worst violator of religious freedom 01-05-2013 12:37 PM

    Washington: A panel in the United States has asked the government to continue its visa ban on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The same report has deemed Pakistan the world's worst violator of religious freedom. The report demanded that Pakistan be designated a country of particular concern. The report has...
  • Pakistan: Blasts in Quetta, Karachi kill 7, 60 injured 24-04-2013 07:59 AM

    Islamabad: Seven persons were killed and over 60 others injured in five bomb attacks in the Pakistani cities of Quetta and Karachi on Tuesday, including one that was carried out by a suicide bomber who was trying to target the minority Shia Hazara community. The suicide attacker detonated his explosives-laden...