Tuesday, January 18, 2011

55% of Pakistanis believe in gender equality

A detailed analysis of the survey shows that men are more likely to have a male bias and women a female bias.
ISLAMABAD: A little over half of Pakistan considers both genders to be equal, stated the result of a surveyconducted by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out byGallup Pakistan.

No dowry, no bride, no wedding

The material wealth our culture links with weddings is shocking.
My 21-year-old maid Noor Jahan recently told me about her unwillingness to get marriedso as to avoid putting her parents through any kind of pressure.
The ‘pressure’ she spoke of was the high demand for dowry by her would-be in-laws. Culturally, we are accustomed to hearing about the 10 tolas of gold given to the groom’s family along with a bungalow, car, washing machine, furniture, bed sheets, shower curtains, needles, and so on, to feed the desire of greedy in-laws.
Sure, when one can afford it, parents give their daughters these ‘presents’ generously. However, Noor Jahan comes from the working class and admits that her family is unable to afford even basic necessities like food rations or medication for her ailing father.
“All brides from our strata are expected to receive dowries from

How to generate business excellence

Cost/benefit outcomes need to be modeled.
I’d like to shed some light on a topic much debated in companies that have survived more than five years and would like to get out of the break-even trap. They wish to bring their capabilities at par with the corporations they once aspired to be, and the key is operational excellence.
This is achieved by building operational capabilities, which in turn come about by undertaking structured programs for epic-systematic high performance.
To develop a rewarding development program, four factors are crucial to a corporation’s goals:
  1. Aim to create value by developing a marketing road map that grants a systematic process for identifying, prioritising and building the right marketing operations capabilities. Make sure that organisational outcomes and not just creation of capabilities are part of the equation in your roadmap effort. This means that your

10 reasons why zodiac signs should not change

Ophiuchus is depicted as a human - a man crushing a serpent or snake
The recently announced change in zodiac signs has caught the world by storm. Interest in the news is not limited to just hardcore followers of astrology.
Ever since the story broke social media has been flooded with protests against the new, thirteenth sign Ophiuchus, as people no longer know what their sign is. If you are wondering which horoscope to read in the morning’s paper check out the ‘new’ astrological signs below

Text messages: Prime source of revenue for cellular operators

Innovative packages the key to success. DESIGN: SAMAD SIDDIQUI
KARACHI: Pakistan’s telecom industry makes a huge chunk of money from mobile text messaging, despite the fact that 80 per cent of this traffic is exchanged through bundle packages which make messages extremely cheap

Justice Javed Iqbal's parents' murder: Iqbal's brother in police custody

Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and others attending the funeral of Justice Javed Iqbal's parents. PHOTO: INP/FILE
LAHORE: Police on Tuesday took into custody the youngest brother of Supreme Court judge Justice Javed Iqbal in connection with the murder of their parents

Bahria Town car race: ‘Catch the real culprits’ says SC

Advocate General given 10 days to arrest the main organiser of Bahria Town car race, asked for speedy progress . PHOTO: FILE
ISLAMABAD: The Bahria Town car race debacle took a new turn on Monday when the Supreme Court was told that Regional Police Officer Rawalpindi, Hamid Mukhtar Gondal, was the main obstacle in arresting the accused

PCB announces 15-member World Cup squad

No captain or vice-captain has yet been announced for the team.
The Pakistan Cricket Board on Tuesday announced a final squad for next month’s cricket World Cup to be jointly hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Zee award winners

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By Bollywood Hungama News Network, January 14, 2011 - 19:18 IST

Best Actor Male
Shah Rukh Khan - My Name Is Khan

Vidya Balan Poses Topless For Dabbo Ratnani's Calender 2011

SRK got a TATTOO for RaONE

Shah Rukh Khan was spotted at the airport while enroute to Singapore for an awards gala,

Winners of 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner: The Social Network (2010)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner: Colin Firth for The King's Speech (2010)

Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Winner: The Kids Are All Right (2010)

“My Name is Khan” Dominates, “Dabangg” Wins Best Movie: Bollywood’s Zee Cine Awards

An Indian motion picture on the subject of a Muslim man’s travails in the United States took over Bollywood’s first major awards of the year, picking up both best director and best actor titles.
The Zee Cine Awards were organized in Singapore, and the majority of the Indian Hindi movie industry’s crown stars flew in for the event at the Marina Bay Sands resort, which dominates the city-state’s skyline

Pakistan Is Going To Launch Its First Communication Satellite On 14th Of August

Pakistan with the help of China is gong to launch its first indigenous communication satellite (Paksat-1R) on August 14, 2011. The satellite will be launched from a facility located in China

Miss Nebraska Wins 2011 Miss America Pageant

A 17-year-old Nebraskan win the Miss America crown, and she became the youngest winner of the Miss America crown in 90 years after beating 52 otheryoung women from across the United States

‘The Social Network’ Wins Golden Globe Award For Best Picture

The Social Network took home four 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards, for Best Picture (in the drama category), Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin), Score (Trent Reznor), and Director (David Fincher). These wins signal that the movie has a strong chance of taking the top honor at the Oscars next month

Salman Khan Firing At Shahrukh: Koffee With Karan

A Sunday, actor Shah Rukh Khan uncovered his heart in a unaccompanied appearance on Koffee With Karan Season 3, a celebrity gossip show on TV, hosted by producer-director-fashion designer Karan Johar.

SRK said that day:

Wiki Leaks Revolution

Wiki leaks, an International nonprofit organization which has acquired quite a reputation for publishing sensitive material from anonymous sources has been the center of much debate.
Wiki leaks works on principles that it calls foundation of ethical journalism combining the latest security technologies.

Mumbai tower to be torn down after graft scandal

A new 31-storey tower block in Mumbai is to be demolished after a graft scandal in which plans for a small building to house war widows ended up as luxury flats for politicians and army officers.
The environment ministry ordered the “Adarsh” tower, in an exclusive area of the city, to be pulled down within three months as it violated coastal protection laws.
Reports that politicians and officers had been able to buy the apartments at bargain prices had sparked outrage and forced the chief minister of Maharashtra state, Ashok Chavan, to

Aamna Taseer new CEO of PACE

Mrs Aamna Taseer, the wife of slain Governor Punjab Salmaan Taseer has been appointed as chief executive officer (CEO) of Pace Pakistan Ltd in his place, effective from January 17, 2011.
According to information despatched to KSE here Monday, Miss Shehrbano Taseer has been appointed as director of Pace Pakistan Ltd.

Court seeks comments from SHO on petition against Veena Malik

An additional district & sessions judge (AD&SJ) on Monday sought comments from Station House Officer (SHO) Shalimar Police Station till January 24 on a petition seeking directions for the registration of a case against actress Veena Malik.
AD&SJ Mehr Muhammad Yousaf passed the order on a petition filed by Mian Muhammad Iqbal R/O Baghbanpura, Lahore, in which he made DIG Police, SHO Shalimar, Lahore and actress Veena Malik as respondents.
The petitioner pleaded that actress Veena Malik committed immoral and unislamic acts during her

Veena Malik drinking SHARAAB from Ashmit's hands Video