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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Ban beat WI by 7 wickets in first ODI

KHULNA: Bangladesh beat West Indies by seven wickets in the first one-day international of the five-match series at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on Friday. Brief Scorecard West Indies 199 all out in 46.5 overs (Sohag Gazi 4-29, Abdur Razzak 3-39) Bangladesh 201-3 in 40.2 overs (Tamim Iqbal 58, Naeem Islam 50 not out)

Facebook, Zynga Inc renew ties

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc and Zynga Inc severed the cozy ties that once bound the Internet industry’s closest couple, revising a years-old partnership between the two companies. The two companies reported in regulatory filings on Thursday that they had reached an agreement to amend a deal struck in 2010 that was widely seen as giving Zynga privileged status [...]

Flintoff all set to make boxing debut

Former England cricket star Andrew Flintoff is already contemplating more boxing bouts if his professional debut against Richard Dawson of the United States on Friday is a success. ‘Freddie, as he is known to cricket lovers around the world, will break new ground when the 34-year-old squares up to Dawson in a four-round heavyweight contest [...]

Waheeda Shah case: SC issues orders to halt by-elections in TM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court, while hearing the Waheeda Shah case on Friday, ordered a halt over holding by-elections in Tando Mohammad Khan (PS-53) scheduled on December 4. SC also allowed the submission of Waheeda Shah’s appeal against the order of the Election Commission and the SIndh High Court whereby she was declared disqualified. The case was heard by [...]

Afghanistan wants Pakistan to free more Taliban

KABUL: Afghanistan’s top diplomat will press Pakistan Friday to free more Taliban detainees to help coax the militant group into peace negotiations to end the 11-year-old war, an official said. Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmay Rasoul will make the request during a one-day visit to Islamabad, according to an Afghan official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss Rasoul’s [...]

Bakery beating case: Hearing adjourned till December 10

LAHORE: A local Court in Lahore hearing the Bakery beating case adjourned the hearing of the case till December 10 due to the inefficiency of the prosecutor to produce the witnesses within the Court on Friday. Chief Minister Punjab’s son-in-law Ali Imran along with seven other accused appeared within the local Court in Cantt, Lahore [...]

Nationalist parties observe strike in Sindh against SLGO

KARACHI: Varying reactions were seen within Sindh as Nationalist Parties observed a strike against the recent Sindh Local Government Ordinance on Friday. The main reason of the strike is to protest against the new SLGO. Life was crippled in different areas of the province especially areas within Interior Sindh where the Nationalist parties enjoy strong [...]

TARGET – 29th Nov 2012

Target team has exposed Various crimes in Karachi. Host: Sherry

$50 mln investment in ordinary shares; IFC & ADB set to become shareholders in KESC

KARACHI, Nov 29 (APP): Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) has declared through a statement that two of its debt financiers, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) who are lenders of USD 275 million to KESC have expressed their intent to partially convert their debt into equity. A KESC statement here on Thursday [...]

Father of Ameen Yousuf laid to rest

HYDERABAD, Nov. 29 (APP): Muhammad Yousuf Shaikh, father of Muhammad Ameen Yousuf, Secretary General Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists was laid to rest here on Thursday at Latifabad Unit-9 graveyard. Muhammad Yousuf Shaikh who left eight sons and two daughters has breathed his last at a local hospital on Wednesday night. His Namaz-e-Janaza was held [...]

Young woman loses life to dengue hemorrhagic fever in Karachi

KARACHI, Nov. 29 : A twenty year old lady lost her life to dengue hemorrhagic fever in the city, bringing the total number of these deaths to two this year, said a senior official of Sindh Dengue Surveillance Cell. Talking to APP Thursday, he said six cases of dengue haemorrhagia fever were confirmed during last [...]

Govt to uplift projects in Balochistan: PM

ISLAMABAD, Nov 29 (APP): Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Thursday said that federal government has prioritized the ongoing development projects initiated in Balochistan to speed up the pace of socio-economic development and improve the standard of living of the people. The Ministry of Finance has been specially directed to facilitate releases of all necessary [...]

PIMA asks for Drug testing laboratories in all major cities

KARACHI, Nov. 29 (APP): Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) has urged the authorities for establishment of Drug Testing Laboratories in all major cities of the country. Dr. Misbah ul Aziz, PIMA President, in a statement on Thursday said there was urgency to ensure that people in general and resource-less sections of the society in particular [...]

Turkish parliament concerned over high suicide rates in Army

The Turkish parliament’s human rights commission has demanded the army take action over the high suicide rate among its ranks, local media reported Thursday. More Turkish soldiers have committed suicide over the past ten years than have been killed in combat with rebels from the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), the commission said. According to [...]

PM annuls Rehman Malik’s prior directives on security and telecom issues

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf cancelled off prior instructions of Rehman Malik on security and telecommunication issues on Thursday. The ‘null and void’ orders from PM came after the PM allowed the sale of cellphone SIMs to be conducted at their respective franchises. PM Raja Pervaiz Ashraf met the owners of all the cell [...]

Timeline of Palestinian bid for statehood

Mandate of Palestine be partitioned into separate Jewish and Arab states. Jews accept the recommendation, Arabs do not. May 14, 1948: Palestinian Jewish leaders proclaim the State of Israel in the area allocated under the 1947 UN partition plan. Arab countries invade the new state. By the time an armistice is signed in 1949, Israel [...]

Sana Safinaz win Best International Designer Award 2012

Famous Pakistani duo designers Sana Hashwani and Safinaz Munir of Sana Safinaz were crowned as the “Best International Designer of the year” at the fifth Annual Masala Awards in Dubai. They were nominated in the Best Designer of the year category for the second time. Sophie Choudry presented the International Designer 2012 award to Frieha [...]

Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala diagnosed with cancer

Veteran Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala has been diagnosed with cancer, reported Times of India. The actress is currently admitted to the Jaslok hospital where she would undergo further treatment. Manisha was in Kathmandu, doing up her new home within her native country, when she fell down unconscious two days ago and was rushed to Mumbai. [...]

Dubai Extravaganza

Karachi 29th Nov 2012: The Designers Lounge is organizing a dazzling glamour-packed fashion gala in Jumeriah, Dubai, in which renowned Pakistani fashion designer Monica Paracha will be participating and will showcase her latest winter collection. Monica Couture is known for its embroidery and embellishments that uses the gold, silver and silk threads and semi precious stones. The new collection [...]

India to issue record 3,000 visas to Pakistan cricket fans

NEW DELHI: India will issue a record number of visas to Pakistani cricket fans when the arch-rivals meet to play their first series since ties were broken after the 2008 Islamist attacks in Mumbai, an official said Thursday. The Indian government is to issue 3,000 visas to fans attending the series of limited over matches [...]

Student hacks teacher’s PC for exam Papers

Three 8th graders suspected of hacking the Teacher’s PC in order to leak exam papers. DUBAI: Three students of the eighth grade at Dubai Modern High School hacked their teacher’s personal computer to get the second term examination papers. They were later suspended after the investigation started, the school has confirmed. “GEMS can confirm that [...]

At least 49 killed, 150 injured, in Iraq blasts

At least 49 people were killed and scores injured Thursday in a series of attacks in Iraq, targeting mainly Shiite Muslims, reported security officials. Some 35 civilians died when twin blasts hit a working-class district in the city of Hilla, some 100 kilometres south of the capital Baghdad, reported the independent website Al Sumaria News, [...]

Russian court bans Pussy Riot performance video from internet

A Moscow court ruled that video showing punk band Pussy Riot singing inside an Orthodox cathedral while insulting President Vladimir Putin was “extremist” and banned it from the internet in Russia, a judiciary spokesman said Thursday. The court found that the video could offend the Christian faithful, as well as contain hidden calls for rebellion [...]

5 Taliban men arrested from Karachi, claims CID police

KARACHI: CID police claims to have arrested five militants belonging one of the Taliban factions operating within the country. The arrests were carried out after a CID police operation within the Manghopir area on Thursday. According to CID police, the 5 arrested men belonged to the Qari Shafeeq group of the banned group. Talking to media officials [...]

Afghan foreign minister to visit Pakistan amid Taliban talks

The Afghan Foreign Minister was to visit Pakistan Friday, an official said, where he was likely to discuss the reconciliation talks between Kabul and the Taliban. Zalmai Rassoul was to visit on the invitation of Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, said Moazzam Ahmad Khan, spokesman for the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad, in a statement [...]

Bangladesh inspection blitz after blaze tragedy

DHAKA, Nov 29, 2012 – Bangladesh’s fire department launched a surprise inspection blitz of hundreds of garment factories Thursday after 110 workers were killed in a fire at the weekend as they made clothes for Western retailers. As activists stepped up their campaign for better safety by protesting outside the industry’s main office in downtown [...]



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