Sunday, January 30, 2011

Pakistani world record 65kg with ears

Faiz’s 100th birth anniversary on Feb 13

KARACHI: Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s 100th birth anniversary will be celebrated internationally on February 13 by the Progressive Writers Association of Pakistan, which has constituted a centennial committee for the celebrations.

Islamabad Fashion Week-Day 3: A fresh take by budding artists

A model (left) presents a creation by Bareeze-Chinyere while another (right) shows off a dress by designer Shaiyanne Malik during the third day of Islamabad Fashion Week on Saturday. Some 90 male and female models, mostly newcomers, are participating in the four-day event which aims to promote the country’s textile industry. PHOTOS: AFP

Bahria students ‘burdened’ with high parking costs

The varsity is charging students Rs1,000 for parking facility, previously provided for Rs100

You must remember this, a kiss is just a kiss

Casablanca: a screening by the South Asian Free Media Association

Veena, Vida, Vici

‘Let me grow as an artiste or I will become President of Pakistan and rule this country.’

Australia take series after Brisbane victory

Australia take series after Brisbane victory BRISBANE: Australia wrapped up a morale-boosting one-day series victory over England with two games to spare after a 51-run win in the fifth match at the Gabba on Sunday.

Michael Clarke's team took an unassailable 4-1 lead in the seven-match series after hitting 249 in 49.3 overs and then bowling out the visitors for 198.

Pace pair Brett Lee and Doug Bollinger reduced England to 22 for three before Kevin Pietersen (40) and Ian Bell (36) combined for a 73-run partnership.

England, however, self destructed when they still had plenty of overs remaining and two well-established players batting.

Udaan, Dabangg lead Filmfare Awards 2011

Udaan, Dabangg lead Filmfare Awards 2011 MUMBAI: Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol won the Best Actor and Actress award respectively for My Name Is Khan at the 56th Filmfare Awards, which was ruled by a small budget movie Udaan that grabbed seven prizes including Best Supporting Actor (Male), Best Film (Critics), Best Story, Cinematography, Screenplay, Best Background Music and Best Sound Design Award.

Special Awards:
Ninety-year-old legendary singer Manna De received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Amitabh Bachchan received an award for completing 40 years in the film industry. Madhuri Dixit recived the award for completing 25 years in the film industry. 

Vaccines can help after cholera starts: studies

Vaccines can help after cholera starts: studies WASHINGTON: Cholera today is more resilient than previous types, but as the world marks 50 years since the most recent strain surfaced, two studies this week suggest that vaccines can help even after an outbreak starts.

One of the studies in this week's Public Library of Science (PLoS) Neglected Tropical Diseases journal analyzed data from Zimbabwe, India and Tanzania to see how many cases could have been preventable under differing response times, vaccine dosage and coverage area.

In Zimbabwe, where a cholera outbreak began in August 2008 and lasted through July 2009, quick intervention could have saved many of the 4,288 lives lost.

"If a rapid response had taken place and half of the

Muddled Murray admits he forgot score

Muddled Murray admits he forgot score MELBOURNE: Britain's Andy Murray Friday got so wrapped up in his hard-fought Australian Open semi-final with David Ferrer that he forgot the score -- and saved a crucial set point without knowing it.

Murray said he hadn't realised he was a set point down in the second set, which he came back to win and level the match. The world number five finally took it in four sets, 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-1, 7-6 (7/2).

Murray, 23, thought he was serving at 3-4 down, rather than 4-5, when he came up with an unplayable serve to deny Ferrer a break. He said he was stunned when he realised the Spaniard had been just one point from taking the set.

"It wasn't until the umpire called 5-5 that I realised that

Aamir prefers Ranbir over Imran

Bollywood ‘Mr Perfectionist’ Aamir Khan is known for his clear-cut answers, even when it comes to his dear nephew. Aamir minced no words when he approved Ranbir Kapoor over Imran Khan.
Buzz has it that a recent interview, talking in terms of acting, Aamir Khan rated Ranbir Kapoor higher than his own nephew. He said, “I love Imran, but Ranbir is a better actor.”
Interestingly, when ‘I Hate Love Storys’ released, Aamir tweeted, “Imran, guess you got lucky,” to which a timid Imran responded by saying, “It ain`t luck mamujaan.

Court to decide fate of US official: Nawaz

Chief of Pakistan Muslim League (N) Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that the court was the competent authority to decide about the arrested US official involved in the killing of two Pakistanis.
He was talking to US Ambassador in Pakistan, Mr. Cameron Munter who rang up Nawaz Sharif here Saturday, said a DGPR press release.
Nawaz Sharif told the US Ambassador that this sad incident had caused deep sorrow and grief to the entire nation as three precious lives had been lost and the

Sajjad Ali in Coke Studio?

Renowned Pakistani Singer Sajjad Ali was recently spotted on the set of Coke Studio, located at Studio 146 in the Korangi Industrial Area, Karachi, sources said.
So, there is a huge possibility that the Semi-classical/pop singer Sajjad might be seen in the fourth edition of Coke Studio, a live music based television series, which will air in the summers of 2011.
The production of the fourth season of Coke Studio will kick-start from March 13th.

Li Na puts Chinese tennis on the map

Li Na’s memorable achievement in becoming Asia’s first Grand Slam finalist put Chinese tennis firmly on the map at the Australian Open, and made her a big winner despite defeat to Kim Clijsters.
Li led Saturday’s final against the world number three, before Clijsters switched tactics to close out a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory for her fourth Grand Slam title, and her first outside the US Open.
Mother-of-one Clijsters, 27, had gone into the tournament as the firm favourite in the absence of injured