Thursday, December 16, 2010

Bahria Town car race : SC orders formation of an independent inquiry committee

Why did you make the CPO, who is also incriminated in this case, head of the committee: Ramday.
ISLAMABAD: Showing dissatisfaction over the newly-formed inquiry committee to probe into the Bahria car race case, the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed Advocate General of Punjab to take up the issue with high officials of the provincial government. The measures have been taken ‘for a fair and independent inquiry into the matter.’
A three-member bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday conducted the hearing of the case. Showing discontentment over the matter, Justice Ramday asked the Regional Police

72% girls schools without security arrangements

At least 72 per cent girls middle schools in Pakistan do not have any security arrangements, shows a FAFEN education institution monitor report based on the monitoring of 106 middle schools during October.
FAFEN governance monitors visited 43 girls middle schools in 28 districts of Punjab, 26 schools in 17 districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 9 schools in as many districts of Balochistan, 26 schools in 17 districts of Sindh and one school each in FATA agency and Islamabad to monitor the state of physical infrastructure, attendance of teachers and students, staffing, facilities and funds.
No security guard was present at 72 per

9th Muharram processions being held

Extensive security arrangements have been put in place by the authorities as the faithful hold Muharram 9 processions across the country on Thursday.
To commemorate the great sacrifice rendered by the martyrs of Karbala, the mourning process are being held in almost every city.
The main process in federal capital would begin from the central Imam Bargah at G-6.
In Karachi, the largest procession began from the

Ayaz Fakhri laid to rest

Famous TV artist Jamil Fakhri’s son Ali Ayaz Fakhri has been laid to rest on Thursday morning in Lahore.
The funeral prayer of Ayaz Fakhri was held at Ravi Road near his residence which was attended by renowned personalities from TV and showbiz including Qavi Khan, Irfan Khusat and Firdous Jamal, and other notables from the city alongwith the

Qayaas Wins Jack Daniel’s Annual Rock Award for the Best Pakistani Band

Jack Daniel’s Annual Rock Awards in association with Rolling Stone presents The Award Winners Tour.This year the awards have been extended to India’s neighboring countries Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Bands from both countries were given the opportunity to apply for the best band of the year in their respective countries. The winning band from Pakistan Qayaas’s music, in its own words, is about “inspirational moments, relationships or life in general”. Qayaas which will also be performing Live at Hard Rock Cafe on 16th December in New Delhi along with one of

Facebook, Twitter Banned for Pakistani Cricketers

Pakistan Cricket Board has strictly asked all its members of the national cricket team to not to use any social networking website, especially Facebook and Twitter.
The crackdown comes in the wake of Zulqarnain Haider’s recent Facebook updates when he went missing in Dubai during one-day series against South Africa.
He had updated his status on Facebook mentioning that

Time’s Person of the Year is Mark Zuckerberg

On the afternoon of Nov. 16, 2010, Mark Zuckerberg was leading a meeting in the Aquarium, one of Facebook's conference rooms, so named because it's in the middle of a huge work space and has glass walls on three sides so everybody can see in. Conference rooms are a big deal at Facebook because they're the only places anybody has any privacy at all, even the bare minimum of privacy the Aquarium gets you. Otherwise the space is open plan: no cubicles, no offices, no

Director walks out of Iron Man 3

The new film in the Robert Downey Jr starrer 'Iron Man' franchise has suffered a blow after director Jon Favreau decided to part ways with Marvel studio.

The relationship between Favreau and the studio was not easy from the time of the second film as he had a difficult time negotiating a USD 10 million pay cheque for his directorial efforts.

Favreau finally decided to move to Disney to develop and direct a movie 'Magic Kingdom' based on their theme park, the Hollywood Reporter said.

Kim Kardashian voted owner of world's best derriere

Curvy American reality TV star Kim Kardashian has beaten off competition from famed bootylicious beauties Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez to be voted the owner of the World's Best Derriere.

The voluptuous 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star got the title in an online poll and the organisers say that the 30-year-old has been blessed with "the Holy Grail of Hindquarters", reported Sun online.

Actress-singer and new American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez came second in the

Cyrus continues partying after bong-smoking scandal

Unfazed by the recent bong-smoking scandal, teen star Miley Cyrus is carrying on with her partying ways and was spotted club-hopping with her So Undercover co-star Kelly Osbourne.

Fresh off the heels of a widely seen video that showed Cyrus smoking the hallucinogenic herb Salvia from a bong, the 18-year-old singer/actress wasted no time in hitting the club circuit with Osbourne, reported People magazine.

The two girls, along with pal Alexis Knapp and two other women, arrived at the New Orleans club

Justin Bieber absolved of assault charges

Pop sensation Justin Bieber, who was accused of hitting a teenager, has escaped assault charges because the police found no proof against him.

The 16-year-old star allegedly hit a 12-year-old boy on his face while playing a game at an arcade in Canada in October this year.

The police has now revealed that investigation is finished and nothing has been found against Bieber, Femalefirst reported.

Corporal Turley of the Richmond Royal Canadian Mounted Police has said, "The file in regard to the

Shah Rukh Khan: Turning All Foes Into Friends

Shah Rukh Khan: Turning All Foes Into FriendsShahrukh Khan the King of Bollywood has certainly been in the news these days due to the fact that two of his biggest films are due to release this coming year, one being Faran Akhtar's Don2 and the other being his home production RA.ONE.

However there is something else that SRK is being spoken about quite appreciatively. Now what could that be?

Well the fact that Shahrukh Khan had recently gone on to publicly acknowledge the fact that his animosity between the two top names in the industry- Salman Khan and Farah Khan could well be due to his own fault.

Now, this bit of amazing revelation coming out right from the King of B town's mouth was quite surprising to one and all.

Shahrukh Khan has always maintained silence while there has been a crack in his relationship between

Can Katrina survive comparison with Sorry Bhai

Can Katrina survive comparison with Sorry BhaiYash Raj Films' Mere Brother Ki Dulhan is supposed to hit the theaters in mid 2011 but the storyline is disclosed much before the release and now it is facing the wrath of this. The film starring Katrina Kaif, Imran Khan and Ali Zafar (Tere Bin Laden) deals with a story, which has very close similarity to filmmaker Onir's 2008 release Sorry Bhai.

Those who have watched Onir's film can guess this similarity just hearing the title of the YRF film. The central theme of the story is a man falls for his brother's dulhan (bride), which was also showcased in Sorry Bhai but people could not digest it.

Now, everyone is expecting to see the same story in YRF film just with some popular faces from a popular production house! Even if the YRF says that they are aiming at young and family audience, we will have to wait to see what different they have to offer with same theme. We can expect to watch the addition of some sensibilities from this reputed house.

However, the lead actress Katrina Kaif also denies the fact and says that their film has hardly any resemblance with

I did not pose in bikini for Maxim cover: Sonakshi Sinha

I did not pose in bikini for Maxim cover: Sonakshi SinhaActress Sonakshi Sinha has shot down reports that she posed in a bikini for the cover of Maxim magazine.

"Quite shocked to see India Today carrying an article on me appearing on Maxim in a bikini!! Yeah right, " Sonakshi wrote on microblogging site Twitter.

A photograph published on India Today's website shows Sonakshi wearing a white bikini but the magazine's cover shows her wearing a black dress.

"These guys generally have their facts and figures right! Got the fact that I'm on Maxim right, but the figure (pun intended) completely wrong! Would've been smart if they checked out the magazine before writing whatever they felt like. It's not about me anymore but about their credibility, " she added.

Sonakshi, who made her Bollywood debut as a simple village girl with Salman Khan starrer "Dabangg", had set her

Shah Rukh Khan: King of vulgarity

Shah Rukh Khan: King of vulgarityThat's what a Bangladeshi newspaper has called Shah Rukh Kha

Shah Rukh Khan performed to a 30000-strong crowd at Dhaka's Army Stadium on December 10.

The tickets sold out within minutes. However, a leading local newspaper, Weekly Blitz panned the show, which also featured Arjun Rampal, Rani Mukerji, Eesha Koppikhar and Dia Mirza along with SRK.

Calling him 'the king of vulgarity', the article goes on to point out the various problems with the concert.

The piece points out the various flaws in the concert that supposedly hurt the sentiments of the Bangladeshi people.

Fans of Shah Rukh were outraged on reading the article online (read here: and

Ash, Kat, Priyanka & Shilpa: Plastic dolls of Bollywood

Ash, Kat, Priyanka & Shilpa: Plastic dolls of BollywoodThe world of glitz and glamour is such that there are many who fall prey to it before realizing what a great demand this particular world has of the perfect look.

The perfect look includes not only a beautiful face with pearly white teeth and long hair but also having the right cheek bones, the right shape of lips and a perfect jaw line. Speaking of getting into the perfect mould, our Bollywood stars are not far behind in seeking the perfect look and body albeit with a little magic with the cosmetic surgeon's knife.

Ever since the new generation of top crop stars have set the trend, having perfect teeth is no longer considered a hindrance as it is an uncalled for rule that if one has to join in the bandwagon of tinsel town then going to the best dentist in town is the first step to be taken.

However, many of the top stars in Bollywood have gone on record accepting going under the surgeon's knife for the perfect look and yet there are others who refuse to even accept that a term called a plastic surgeon exists in their