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US TV legend David Letterman signs off his 33-year career NEW YORK: The king of late-night television, David Letterman, brought the curtain down on a 33-year career in an emotional final show packed with jokes and farewells from US presidents, Hollywood stars and devoted fans.The last-ever ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ brings to an end an American cultural institution that has been watched by millions and an extraordinary career that has inspired a generation of comedians.Wednesday's finale opened with a bang. Former US presidents George H. and George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, as well as current president Barack Obama were filmed repeating one after the other, "our long national nightmare is over.""Letterman is retiring," said Obama, standing shoulder to shoulder with the 68-year-old comedian in a pre-filmed segment. "You're just kidding right?" deadpanned Letterman to a no-nonsense shrug from Obama.It was a night of rapturous applause and standing ovations from a VIP-studded crowd. The show featured gags at Letterman's ...

Burmese ruby sells for record $30mn at auction GENEVA: A 25.59 carat "pigeon blood" ruby sold for a world record $30.33 million at auction in Geneva Tuesday while a rare pink diamond believed to have once belonged to Napoleon's niece fetched $15.9 million, Sotheby's said.After competitive bidding, the ruby went to an anonymous telephone bidder for 26.25 million Swiss francs (27.3 million euros), with costs.The "Sunrise Ruby" from Myanmar, part of a collection of Cartier jewels up for auction, had been expected to ...
Case filed against Indian channel for airing Pakistani content A television network in India, Zee, had recently started a new TV channel Zee Zindagi, to air Pakistani dramas in the country. The channel got prominent place within the Indian audience for airing popular Pakistani dramas ‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai’ and ‘Humsafar’.Now an Indian court has served a legal notice to Zee Zindagi for airing ‘Dastaan’ after complaints of promoting Pakistan’s narrative of partition.‘Dastaan’ is a love story in the backdrop of Partition based on author ...
New York auction could smash art world records NEW YORK: Christie's auction house is hoping to set new world records with a Picasso valued at $140 million and a Giacometti worth $130 million, as New York's spring auction season kicks off Tuesday.Pablo Picasso's colorful "The Women of Algiers (Version 0)," depicting a scene from a harem, will be up for grabs when Christie's puts it on the auction block May 11.The same goes for Alberto Giacometti's bronze statue "Man Pointing," of which there ...
Faran Tahir to take on ‘Supergirl’ as The Commander Pakistani-American Hollywood actor Faran Tahir, who gained popularity for his roles in movies such as Iron Man, Star Trek and Elysium, has been roped in to join the cast of highly anticipated American TV series ‘Supergirl’. The actor will be portraying the role of The Commander, an alien military expert leading the forces against Supergirl.The series is expected to go on-air on CBS network during the 2015-2016 television season. Based on the comic book character ...
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Dr Derek Shepherd is dead The latest episode of ABC’s popular drama series ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ will see one of the major star Patrick Dempsey, who has been on the show as Dr. Derek Shepherd since the pilot in 2005 will die in a grisly car accident.According to foreign media reports, as shown in the promos, the episode, titled ‘How To Save a Life’ followed Derek (Patrick Dempsey) as he scrambled to save people who were involved in a horrible car ...
Moin Akhtar's remembered on his fourth death anniversary ISLAMABAD: A legendary versatile actor Moin Akhtar was remembered on his fourth death anniversary on Wednesday.He was born on December 24, 1950, the legendary actor entered the entertainment world while in his teens in 1966 and parody of famous film actor Muhammad Ali at an Award Show is considered to be the event when he grabbed the attention of a larger audience.He was also known for his unmatched etiquette, Moin could speak fluently different languages ...


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Banking Review 2014

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