Monday, February 7, 2011

Fire rages market in Lahore, injures 22

At least 25 people sustained burn injuries when a fire erupted in a local market near Mochi Gate here on Monday.
According to the details, the fire erupted in a 4-story building on Monday morning that engulfed the adjoining buildings in minutes. Part of the affected building, later, fell and several people were trapped underneath.
Fire Brigade and rescue officials are try to douse the fire that has spread at dangerous scale.
The cause of fire is yet to be ascertained.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf

Paris Hilton Converts to Islam

JEDDAH - Saudi Arabia - Former American socialite, Paris Hilton has converted to Islam, her spokesman, Ian Brinkham, has revealed to CBS news.


Widow of man killed by Davis commits suicide

Widow of man killed by Davis commits suicide LAHORE: The wife of one of two motorcyclists shot dead by a US government employee last month committed suicide on Sunday due to sheer frustration that she may not get justice in view of the pressure being built to get the American released.

The US consular employee, whom Pakistani police identified as Raymond Davis, was arrested on January 27 after shooting dead Mohammad Faheem and Faizan Haider, claiming he acted in self-defence fearing the pair were about to rob him.

A third person was knocked down and killed by a vehicle from the US consulate in Lahore that tried to rescue Davis. The American was arrested by the police and a case of double murder was registered against him.

Vegetable juice can increase weight loss

Vegetable juice can increase weight loss LONDON: Drinking V8 100 per cent vegetable juice may be a simple way for people to increase their vegetable intake and may help them manage their weight, according to new studies. 

A study, conducted by researchers at the University of California-Davis, found that adults who drank one, 8-ounce glass of vegetable juice each day, as part of a calorie-appropriate Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, got nearly twice as many vegetable servings a day than those who did not drink any vegetable juice. 

Additionally, nine out of 10 participants who drank V8 100 per cent vegetable juice said they felt they were doing something good for themselves. 

Muslim Brotherhood lacks majority in Egypt, says Obama

Muslim Brotherhood lacks majority in Egypt, says Obama WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama said he was confident that an orderly political transition in Egypt would produce a government that will remain a US partner.

In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, Obama also said the ideology of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, which is President Hosni Mubarak's best organized opposition group, included anti-US strains.

But the Brotherhood lacked majority support, he said.

"So it's important for us not to say that our only two options are either the Muslim Brotherhood, or a suppressed Egyptian people," he said.

"What I want is a representative government in

Australia thump England 6-1 in ODI series

Australia wrapped up an emphatic 6-1 series win over a weary England with a comprehensive 57-run win in the seventh and final one-day international at the WACA Ground in Perth on Sunday.
The home side made 279-7 after winning the toss, and in reply England managed just 222 in their final match of a marathon Ashes tour, despite a lusty unbeaten 60 by Michael Yardy.
The English, who now return home for a few days of rest before departing for the World Cup next weekend,

Shoe thrown at Gen (R) Pervaiz Musharraf

LONDON: A man hurled a shoe towards former president Gen. (Retd.) Pervez Musharraf when the latter was addressing a gathering here on Sunday, Geo News reported.