Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pakistan won by 205 runs

Pakistan 317/7 (50 ov)
Kenya 112/10 (33.1 ov)
Pakistan won by 205 runs

Pakistan reach 317-7 after disastrous start

HAMBANTOTA: Pakistan made 317 runs for the loss of seven wickets after a disastrous start in Group A match of the ICC World Cup 2011 here at the Mahinda Rajapakse Stadium on Wednesday.

Qureshi says he is ready for trial

Former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday said in the National Assembly that there have been a lot of blames on me, such as that I am accused of meeting Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif and Chaudhry Nisar.
He said that he has never said or done anything against the party.
“During Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s first government she showed a lot of faith in me and when former President Farooq Leghari dissolved the government, I was in India then, I caught the first flight back to Pakistan to be with Mohtarma

I should not have acted in `3 Idiots`: Aamir

He won hearts with his portrayal of an engineering student in blockbuster `3 Idiots` and Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan says the only reason he decided to act in the film was that its subject was education.
“I shouldn`t have acted in `3 Idiots` as in no way do I look like an 18 year old. The only reason I did the film was because it was about education,” said Aamir.
The Rajkumar Hirani-directed film is the story of three students in an elite engineering institute reeling under pressure from the current educational system to excel in their

4 American hostages killed by pirates, US says

A pirate fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a U.S. Navy destroyer shadowing a hijacked yacht with four Americans aboard Tuesday. Then gunfire erupted, the military said. U.S. special forces rushed to the yacht only to find the four Americans fatally wounded.
The experienced yacht enthusiasts from California and Washington are the first Americans killed by Somali pirates since the start of attacks off East Africa several years ago. One of the American couples on board had been sailing around the world since 2004 handing out

Raymond Davis ‘was acting head of CIA in Pakistan’

A US intelligence agent arrested after shooting dead two men was the acting head of the CIA in Pakistan and had been gathering intelligence for drone attacks, according to intelligence sources.
Raymond Davis, a 36-year-old former special forces soldier, had taken command after the CIA station chief’s cover was blown, according to reports.
American officials insist he is entitled to diplomatic immunity and that he be released immediately.
Davis has been held for almost a month in a

After good reviews, ’7 Khoon Maaf’ earns Rs.28 crore

Vishal Bhardwaj’s films may not be money spinners, but they are high on content as is his Priyanka Chopra starrer “7 Khoon Maaf” that has a different story to tell. The film has not only garnered good reviews but has so far earned Rs.28 crore from its opening week box office collections and satellite and other rights.
The dark thriller about an incorrigible serial spouse-killer cost Rs.22 crore, which includes the money spent on publicity and advertising.
Released with 786 prints, its opening weekend

Salman Khan shoots action scenes on tuk-tuk

If his arch rival Shah Rukh Khan shot action scenes on a desi cycle-rickshaw, Salman Khan decided to be different and performed his stunts on tuk-tuk, the Thai auto-rickshaw, in the narrow streets of Pattaya for Anees Bazmee’s “Ready”.
“It was Bhai’s (Salman’s) idea to shoot with tuk-tuks which are very fast and powerful. He wanted to shoot an action sequence nobody has done before,” Bhushan Kumar of T-Series said in a press statement.
“People have shot romantic songs or scenes perhaps, but such a high-voltage action sequence will be seen for the first time in ‘Ready’. People will enjoy this unique Thai action,” he added.

Milan abuzz as Fashion Week kicks off

Glitterati, hawkish buyers and fashion-savvy writers flocked to the Italian capital on Wednesday for the start of Milan’s glamorous Fashion Week.
After London and New York, fashionistas flew in to see over 66 designers on show on 76 runways, including an exclusive few who will show off their collections on catwalks in front of the city’s towering Gothic cathedral.
Fashion giants Gucci, Alberta Ferretti and Roccobarocco will open the show on Wednesday, while Thursday’s catwalks will star Fendi, D&G and Prada.

Pakistan Blind beat Australia by 43 runs

Pakistan Blind Cricket team beat Australia on Wednesday by 43 runs in the 2nd Twenty-20 at Park 25, Adelaide, Australia.
Australia won the toss and asked Pakistan to take guard. Pakistan scored a mammoth 232 runs on the board for the loss of 2 wickets in their stipulated 20 overs.
Muhammad Jameel who didn’t capitalised yesterday in 1st T-20, played a brisk innings of 97 runs on just 47 balls. Anees Javeed and Masood Jan remained not out on 63 and 59 runs respectively. Chris Bailie took 2 wickets, says a press release issued here on Wednesday.

Zardari invites Japan’s auto parts giant to invest in Pakistan

President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday invited Toyota Tshusho, a leading Japanese auto parts giant, to invest in Pakistan, as automobile sector in Pakistan is flourishing with the passage of time.
He said that Pakistan is providing attractive investment opportunities and security to foreign investors in various sectors and has set up a special economic zone at an area of 2000 acres near Karachi for Japanese investors.
He was talking to Junzo Shimizu, President Toyota Tsuhsho (Trading House dealing in supply of auto spare

Light showers likely in Lahore

Yesterday’s westerly wave that continues to affect upper country may cause light rain in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad divisions and upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, GB , Kashmir during next 24 hours.
According to Met office sources, snowfall is also expected in the mountain areas.
Isolated rain was recorded in some parts of the country. Rain recorded in Quetta was 19 mm, Kalat 8 mm, Parachinar 6, Zhob 4, D G Khan 3, and Multan 1.5 mm during last 24 hours.
On Wednesday minimum temperature of