Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Justice Javed's parents killed in Lahore

Justice Javed LAHORE: Parents of Justice Javed Iqbal of Supreme Court (SC) have been murdered as they seemed to have resisted a robbery attempt here, Geo News reported Tuesday.

According to police sources, some armed people tried a dacoity at the residence of Justice Javed Iqbal in Cavalry Ground, when his parents resisted their attempt and were killed by the robbers.

Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) said Justice Javed’s father, Former DIG Abdul Hameed, was killed while he resisted robbers’ attempt to burgle the house.

President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani voiced grief over the sad incident and

Latif Khosa appointed as Punjab Governor

Latif Khosa appointed as Punjab Governor ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari appointed close aide Latif Khosa to succeed the murdered governor of the Punjab province Salman Taseer on recommendation by Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani.

Earlier, President Zardari held consultations with senior leaders of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) in connection with the appointment of Punjab governor at Bilawal House in Karachi. The announcement was made public after an elaborate meeting between Latif Khosa and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, which was held on January 9.

Later on the same date, the PM Gilani sent to President Zardari the summary with recommendation for appointing Latif Khosa as new Punjab governor. According to President House’s spokesman Farhatullah Babar, Presdient Zardari today signed the summary.

Cool Dog Sings While Playing Piano

Nurses aur Lafangay At Lahore Pakistan

Pakistan Ambassador Slapping Indian Media

Imran Khan and Avantika Malik at their Mehndi & Sangeet Ceremony

6,000 years old wine press unearthed

6,000 years old wine press unearthed WASHINGTON: Archeologists have unearthed the oldest wine-making facility ever found, using biochemical techniques to identify a dry red vintage made about 6,000 years ago in what is now southern Armenia.

The excavation paints a picture of a complex society where mourners tasted a special vintage made at a caveside cemetery, the researchers reported on Tuesday in the Journal of Archaeological Science.

"This is the world's oldest known installation to make wine," Gregory Areshian of the University of California Los Angeles, who helped lead the study, said in a telephone interview.

Carbon dating showed a desiccated grape vine found near a wine press was grown around 4000 BC, his team

Coriander to improve digestion

Coriander to improve digestion LONDON: Coriander has been used in cooking and medicine for millennia. It belongs to the parsley family, as does anise, caraway, dill and fennel. The fruits and leaves of coriander possess very different flavors and hence are used in different ways to flavor food.

Coriander is an annual herb native to the Mediterranean region and Western Asia. However, commercial supplies now come from Turkey, India, Bulgaria, Russia, and Morocco. Coriander is a very ancient herb. It is mentioned in ancient Egyptian, Sanskrit, Greek and Latin writings. The ancient records reveal that coriander was used for both culinary and medicinal purposes.

It was one of the substances utilized by Hippocrates, and other Greek physicians, for medicinal purposes. The

Rihanna rules the British music charts

Rihanna rules the British music charts LONDON: US singer Rihanna is ruling the British music charts after landing the number one single and album in the same week.

The 22-year-old star topped the charts with her new single What's My Name, featuring Drake, after beating off competition from X Factor winner Matt Cardle, The Black Eyed Peas and Katy B with their tracks.

Her single Only Girl In The World is also still in the top ten and is at ninth place while she also featured on David Guetta's track, Who's That Chick?, which is at tenth place.

Meanwhile in the album charts her new album Loud sits in first place after beating Plan B to number two and Take That to third place.

Bilawal pledges to defend minorities in Pakistan

Bilawal Bhutto speaks during a memorial service for the Governor of Punjab Salman Taseer, at the Pakistan High Commission in London January 10, 2011. PHOTO: REUTERS
LONDON: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, chairman of Pakistan’s ruling party, on Monday condemned the killing of late Governor Punjab Salmaan Taseer for seeking changes to blasphemy laws, and called those celebrating his death “the real blasphemers.”

Justice Wajih announces to join PTI

Former Justice Wajihuddin Ahmed on Monday announced to join Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI).
Talking to media Former Justice said that he has several proposals but he decided to join PTI because it has an inspiring manifesto.
He said that he is not willing to hold any position in the party but to serve for the country.
Chairman of PAT Imran Khan said that the time will prove that Justice Wajih’s decision was correct.

Mumtaz Qadri confesses to killing Taseer

Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri on Monday confessed before the judicial magistrate to killing late Governor of Punjab Salman Taseer.
Mumtaz Qadri has recorded a statement to committing the crime before a magistrate in Rawalpindi.
According to the statement, recorded under section 164, Qadri said that he made the conspiracy to kill Salman Taseer in Rawalipindi where he came to know that Taseer wanted to reform blasphemy laws.
He said that he killed Salman Taseer on

Messi, Mourinho win FIFA’s end-of-year honours

Argentinian Lionel Messi won the Ballon D’Or for the second successive year here on Monday beating his more favoured Barcelona team-mates Andres Iniesta and Xavi.
The 23-year-old – the first player to win back-to-back awards since Marco van Basten in 1988/89 – had been seen as the outsider after a modest World Cup where he failed to score and Argentina went out in the quarter-finals.
Iniesta and Xavi both had outstanding World Cups with the former scoring the only goal in the 1-0 World Cup final victory over Holland.

Shakira announces split with longtime beau

Singer Shakira and her Argentine boyfriend of 11 years say in a note on the Colombian pop star’s website that they have split up.
Shakira and Antonio de la Rua say they decided in August to “take time apart” from their romantic relationship but kept the details private until now.
The note posted on Monday says the two view their separation as temporary, and adds that de la Rua will continue to oversee Shakira’s business and career interests. He is the son of a former president of Argentina.

PEMRA fines Samaa, Waqt TV for 'projecting terrorists'

Screenshot of the video showing Qadri which was released on YouTube and aired on media channels.
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) imposed a fine of Rs1 million each on two private Pakistani television channels, Samaa TV and Waqt TV for what it described as “projecting terrorists and airing blood and gore.”

The Popular Khan In 2010: Shahrukh and Salman Khan

The Popular Khan In 2010: Shahrukh and Salman KhanShahrukh Khan and Salman Khan have been on top of the Khan brigade ever since, the Khans have made their presence felt in filmdom. There has always been a Khan war of sorts on screen if not off it.

However, in recent times the Khan war has not stopped from spilling off screen from on it too.

Thus when it comes to choosing the most popular Khan, there is always a very nail biting finish wherein one Khan just about makes it to finish first.

Such was the case this time too when during a certain poll conducted by a very well established web site between the stars, it was Shahrukh Khan who managed to just about swipe away to the first spot with 45.54%of votes. Salman Khan averaged to about 43.25% of the votes. 

Shahrukh Khan, who has just about had one release in the past one year, has not lost out yet with his most ardent fans. His popularity looms large. Salman Khan,

Shahid Kapoor disappoints audience at Awards night

Shahid Kapoor disappoints audience at Awards nightShahid Kapoor was the biggest disappointment at a recently held awards function in Mumbai. No, not because he failed to secure any awards for his performances, but because he failed to perform at all! 

According to reports in the media, Shahid Kapoor botched the lines that he was supposed to speak out as the host of the event that will be broadcast on television. But there was apparently no problem because the King Khan of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan took care to cover up the faults of his co host Shahid Kapoor.

If reports are to be believed, Shahid Kapoor was not present at the rehearsals of the awards event in which Shah Rukh Khan made it a point to come and therefore could not deliver his lines at the required time.

It was SRK who applied his trademark spontaneity and wit for 45 minutes out of the 1 hour that was allotted to the Shah Rukh Khan – Shahid Kapoor duo. But the Bollywood Badshah did not mind at all, rather he was more than supportive because Shahid Kapoor could not make it to the rehearsals as he failed to avail a flight from fog laden Chandigarh.

Deepika to attend Imran`s pre-wedding bash

Deepika to attend Imran`s pre-wedding bash Bollywood heartthrob Imran Khan, who has kept his pre-wedding rituals a complete family affair, is expected to have his movie "Break-Ke Baad" co-star and friend actress Deepika Padukone to be part of the ceremony. 

Imran is tying the knot with his childhood sweetheart Avantika Malik Jan 10.

"Being a Mehndi and Sangeet ceremony, it would be a complete family affair and no Bollywood actors are to be seen today (Saturday). Only Deepika, Imran's close friend, is expected to be part of the ceremony, " said a statement by his publicist. 

The family, which includes Imran's parents Anil Pal and Nuzhat Khan, uncle actor Aamir Khan with wife Kiran Rao and children Junaid and Ira, among others, would be present during the ceremony.

The ceremony would conclude with a night-long party, which would start at around 9 p.m.

Govinda Lost 8 Kg For Naughty @ 40

Govinda Lost 8 Kg For Naughty @ 40The king of comedy Govinda is all set to return with a bang in his usual avatar of rib tickling comedy “Naughty @ 40” Directed by Jagmohan Mundhra and produced by Anuj Sharma, the movie is slated to release in Mid February.

According to sources, “Govinda has reduced nearly 8kgs to match up with his young co-stars Yuvika Chowdhary & Sayali Bhagat.” 

The source further added, “Govinda has been really working hard to get in good shape, he has also been doing Yoga to get fitter.” All those who have seen the rushes of the movie have been praising Govinda and specially his new look in the movie; He has got a new Hair style with a tint of blond. He's looking Younger & Naughtier in the film.

The film “Naughty @ 40”is slated to release in Mid February. The coming year Govinda has back to back 4-5 film releases. So this coming Year Govinda's fan will be treated to see more of him on the big screen and also in a new avatar with all genre based film...

Abhay Deol is keeping mum about his Hollywood role

Abhay Deol is keeping mum about his Hollywood roleAbhay Deol who stars in Roland Joffe's Singularity is keeping mum for the moment about his role in the Hollywood production. 

He wants his work to speak! The film also features Bipasha Basu who has already spoken about her H-Town outing with actor Josh Harnett. 

Salman off to New Zealand but comes in Gul's dreams

Salman off to New Zealand but comes in Gul`s dreamsSalman Khan had a rather hectic weekend. After hosting the grand finale of Bigg Boss on Saturday night in Lonavla, he attended Imran Khan's mehndi ceremony at Karjat around midnight. 

He returned to Mumbai in the wee hours of Sunday and immediately left for New Zealand to shoot for a soft drink ad. The actor was recently appointed brand ambassador for the beverage.


Gul Panag tweets: "My crush on Salman Khan still going strong. Dreamt of him last night!" 

Sunny's son Karan Deol to enter Bollywood

Sunny`s son Karan Deol to enter BollywoodThe Deol family of Bollywood is going to offer yet another actor to the industry in the coming days. It is none other than Sunny Deol's son Karan aka Rocky Deol. Bollywood veteran Dharmendra has given two heroes Sunny and Bobby to the industry. Now, Garam Dharam is going to present his grandson to the film industry. 

Rocky is following the path of his father, uncle and grandfather, who rocked Bollywood in all these decades. Rocky has already started preparing for his Bollywood debut and is undertaking acting classes in a school run by his dad's friend. That man is none other than director Rahul Rawail, who also launched Sunny in 1983 film Betaab.

Speaking about his plans for his son's launch, Sunny said that he will try to encourage him in all possible ways. 

However, he added that his kids have been brought up like any other normal children and they do not have close contact with the film industry's circuit. But his kids are very passionate about films as they have seen their dad and grandfather doing the same throughout these years.

The Sallu, Sajid and SRK triangle

The Sallu, Sajid and SRK triangleProducer Sajid Nadiadwala can breathe easy. His buddy Salman Khan, who doesn't forgive or forget betrayals easily, has apparently made it clear to Nadiadwala that he holds no grudges about Shah Rukh Khan's stellar role-acquisition in the Nadiadwala domain " the title role in the Vishal Bhardwaj-directed adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's 2 States. 

Nadiadwala's escape route from the deadlock was quite simple. It was Bhardwaj who wanted to cast SRK in 2 States. 

Says a source, "Sajid kept Salman in the loop throughout his talks with Shah Rukh and Vishal. There was no attempt or need to hide this casting which would've otherwise incensed Salman, for the simple reason that it was the director's decision to cast Shah Rukh. 

Vishal was very clear that he would have complete freedom in every decision about the project. And Sajid let Salman know that he was not going to interfere as a producer in any aspect of Vishal's film. That pacified Salman."

Koena Mitra in Sin City for her Birthday

Koena Mitra in Sin City for her BirthdayBrings in her birthday with friends in Sin City

Koena Mitra brought in her birthday on January 7 in Las Vegas, USA, in the company of her close friends.

Incidentally, the actress has always dreamt of partying on her special day in Sin City.

She reveals, "Vegas has always been one of my favourite destinations to visit. So when my friends made a plan to celebrate my birthday there, I gave in. It was one of the most amazing and exciting nights of my life."

All her friends made it a point to gift her something special. She describes her b'day gifts, "My first present was a diamond- and-pearl bangle. I love pearls.

In fact, I had lost my mom's bangles and cried for days because those bangles reminded me of her. My friend Carol remembered this and got me a new set. 

She was the one who planned the

Is Shruti Hassan Dating Her Co-Star Siddharth?

Is Shruti Hassan Dating Her Co-Star Siddharth?Actress Shruti Haasan, the multi-talented daughter of veteran superstar Kamal Haasan, is hitting headlines these days for some personal reasons! The actress is making her Telugu debut with Anaganaga Oka Dheerudu but that is not the news. It is her close association with co-star Siddharth that makes things spicy for the fans.

Shruti has been recently spotted with Siddharth at various occasions and it has more than often. It seems that the duo feels very comfortable in each other’s company. They have been spotted in Chennai and Hyderabad recently. The rumor is rife that the duo are seeing each other and the on-screen love is now blooming off-screen too.

In Anaganaga Oka Dheerudu, Siddharth is playing a ‘yodha’ and Shruti plays his love interest. It seems the duo want to take it forward to real life too. It is worth mentioning that Siddharth earlier dated his Rang De Basanti co-star Soha Ali Khan, after divorcing his wife Meghna in 2006. It seems that Siddharth is again looking forward to some romantic alliance and we hope this time he gets lucky! 

Vidya Balan Unapologetic

Vidya Balan UnapologeticThat's Vidya Balan as she gets candid about her craft and career choices

Vidya Balan sets the tone for a serious interview with her outfit - a sobre coloured sabya, little make up and thick glasses. 

She talks about her film No One Killed Jessica and how the big names in the industry attended the premiere. She is candid in admitting that she pours all her resources into the characters and she does all the necessary homework before she reaches the sets.

When all her contemporaries are happiest essaying parts they can relate to and rejecting parts that's just not them, Vidya revels in playing characters that are so removed from who she is that there is none of her on screen. 

She sees no fun in Vidya playing Vidya. That explains why this well-behaved Iyer girl agreed to play the porn star Silk Smitha in Dirty Picture. 

With No One Killed Jessica already getting a

Work some fat off, Kareena style

Work some fat off, Kareena styleBebo lends voice to audio version of book released by fitness expert; Book to have handwritten notes by star

Kareena Kapoor believes in the two F's very strongly friendship and fitness. She will fly down from Switzerland to Mumbai for the launch of her dietician's new book Women and the Weight Loss Tamasha on January 15.

Rujuta, a fitness professional, had earlier written Don't Lose Your Mind Lose Your Weight which had also been launched by Kareena. 

For the new book, Women and the Weight Loss Tamasha, Kareena has not just lent her voice to the narration of the complementary audio-book which comes with the book but each book will have a handwritten note by the actress herself. 

The book is a comprehensive one on women, food and everything between puberty and marriage to pregnancy and menopause. 

"Kareena insisted that she be part of the whole process much more than just coming to launch it. Kareena

Vivek Oberoi says no to Rs 3 crore beer deal

Vivek Oberoi says no to Rs 3 crore beer dealTo a Rs 3 crore beer endorsement deal. Stuck to his guns even when they doubled the offer 

Vivek Oberoi appears to be inspired by Sachin Tendulkar. While the cricketer refused Rs 20 crore to endorse a liquor brand, the actor turned down an endorsement deal from a beer major that offered him Rs 3 crore a year.

A source close to VO says, "Vivek is very clear that he does not wish to be associated with any alcohol or smoking brand. He does not want to promote vices that will damage the health of his young fans. 

A beer company recently asked him to be their brand ambassador as they felt he connects to the youth in a big way. 

He immediately said no."

But the brand in question refused to take no for an answer. The source says, "The company came back and doubled the money to over R6 crore but the actor just

I'm sorry, says Hrithik... like every year

I`m sorry, says Hrithik... like every yearDuggu utters these words to those he has hurt when he awakes on his b'day

It's Hrithik Roshan's birthday today and the 37-year-old actor will start the day by calling the one person who he feels he has hurt in the past year. 

Says a source close to Hrithik, "Ever year on this day, he calls up one person that he has hurt in the past year, intentionally or unintentionally, and says sorry. 

He feels that because it's his birthday, it's that one day when people will forgive him and let go of past grudges. 

On his birthday when he wakes up, he tries to remember if there is any person who he has hurt or misunderstood him, he sorts out things with him/her."

The friend adds, "Duggu has followed this practice of calling up that one person over the years and today it's almost like a tradition. He feels life is too short to

Katrina slips up at the Screen Awards, fogets Farah

Katrina slips up at the Screen Awards, fogets FarahBy Subhash K Jha

Maybe it was the excitement of winning her first award. But in her thank-you speech on Thursday night after winning the Screen award for Best Actor Popular Choice (whatever that means!) for her performances in Raajneeti and Tees Maar Khan, Katrina completely forgot to make any mention of Farah Khan.

Says a source close to Katrina, “Forget Farah. Katrina didn’t make any mention of Tees Maar Khan (TMK) at all! Though the award was for her two performances in Raajneeti and TMK she only went on and on about Prakash Jha and Raajneeti. Farah who was sitting in the audience and had won an award for Munni badnaam just looked on without any expression.” 

According to a close friend of Katrina it was a genuine oversight. “In all the hustlebustle of the announcement Katrina only heard Raajneeti. She genuinely didn’t know she had received the award for TMK also. When she got off the stage and realized her faux pas Katrina didn’t know where to look.She immediately sms-ed Farah to apologize.”

Katrina and Salman headed for a patch up?

Katrina and Salman headed for a patch up?Bollywood stars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif are no longer a couple, but that has not stopped the two from gelling like true buddies and being in total comfort in each other’s comfort.

Recent reports about the two sharing a chat outside Salman Khan’s vanity van and Salman pulling katrina’s leg by jokingly asking in Hindi with whom was she these days, has created quite an amusement amongst their fans. 

Both Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif are extremely popular and both have huge fans following, who all want to see the two talented stars to get back together again.

However, with the romantic angle completely being washed out between them, it is quite nice to see the two of them behaving so well with each other and sharing a few moments of friendly chatter. With this new comfort zone in their relationship, it certainly seems as though they are headed for a patch up of sorts.

Now, with both stars having no linkups with

Why Kangna rejected Hrithik's Krrish 2 offer?

Why Kangna rejected Hrithik`s Krrish 2 offer?Ranaut says no to the superhero sequel toplining Hrithik Roshan

Kangna Ranaut was offered a significant role in the Krrish sequel but she turned down the role. Priyanka Chopra and Hrithik Roshan play lead parts in the film.

Kangs and the Roshans became friends after Kites, she was the natural choice for the second lead role. The part is along the lines of Catwoman but she turned it down.

Her reservations

According to a source, both papa and beta Roshan tried to convince Kangs to take up the role. "But she explained to them about her reservations. 

Hrithik even told her that the role had scope for action and that it had been scripted with her in mind but she maintained that she didn't want to play second fiddle to another actress." 

Says a close friend of the actress,

Abhi Kiske Saath Hai Tu: Salman asks Katrina after a kiss

Abhi Kiske Saath Hai Tu: Salman asks Katrina after a kissCalls out Abhi kiske saath hai tu, then quickly turns to Katrina's bodyguard

The 17th Annual Star Screen Awards has been fraught with many exciting moments but the funniest was when Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif caught up with each other.

Said a source present at the awards, "Salman was sitting outside his van when Katrina had finished her performance and crossed him to reach her vanity van parked next to his. 

Salman called out to her warmly and asked her to join him. When she came, Salman got up, hugged her and even kissed her on the cheek in full view of everyone. It was obvious by the act that Sallu and Kat were very relaxed towards each other." 

But the fun started when Katrina got up to return to her van. "After catching up on each other's lives for a few minutes, Kat decided she had to change out of her costume. 

As she started walking away, Salman in his