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Ali Zafar to star in ‘Kill Dil’ – Yash Raj productions

According to media reports, Ali Zafar will be starring with Ranveer Singh and Parineeti Chopra in the latest Yash Raj films’ venture, ‘Kill Dil’. Pakistan actor and singer Ali Zafar, gained great notoriety in the neighboring country after he sang songs for a few films and made his debut in Bollywood with the film, ’Tere [...]

Cat apprehended for breaking into a Brazilian jail

A cat has been taken under custody in the grounds of a prison in Brazil with smuggled goods for prisoners strapped to its body with tape. The white cat, was detained whilst crossing the main prison gate. The incident occurred at a jail in Arapiraca city, 155 miles south west of Recife in Alagoas state. [...]

Delhi court orders in-camera proceedings for gang-rape case

NEW DELHI- Fearing that crowds at the courtroom could disrupt the hearing, a Delhi court hearing the Dec. 16 gang-rape case Monday ordered in camera proceedings in the case rather than in person, reported local media. The court’s decision came after the police said the courtroom was too crowded to guarantee safety for the five [...]

Yellow Journalism: Pakistan’s news industry at risk

In 1476 Englishman William Caxton would not have dreamt of the kind of press we are blessed with, in 2013. Gone are the days when penmanship was considered a catalyst of positive change in a society. Days when reporters gathered data and spilled their own sweat and blood to confirm its authenticity before releasing it [...]

Social Media Uproar: Local tabloid accused of false reporting

A local online tabloid, ‘Pakistan Today’ issued a story today regarding the ‘Shahzeb murder case’ and its recent development – which said that the father of the deceased agreed upon a sum of money for dropping the charges against Shahrukh Jatoi, the prime suspect in the case. This little piece of information created quite an [...]

Karachi: Gunmen attack twin brothers, 1 killed

KARACHI: Two identical twins belonging to Shia community were attacked by unknown gunmen in Karachi, killing one of them and wounded the other one critically , reported Aaj News. Sources say that, Haider Lateef Qadri, who along with his twin brother Jamal Jafar Qadri, had suffered gunshot wounds when their vehicle was attacked on January [...]

Apology accepted: SC disposes contempt notice against Altaf Hussain

ISLAMABAD: Following an unconditional apology from MQM’s chief Altaf Hussain, the supreme court has discharged the contempt of court notice against him, reported Aaj news here Monday. The apology statement was submitted by counsel for Hussain, Barrister Farogh Naseem. Hussain’s nine-member legal team appeared before the court to defend him. Barrister Farogh Naseem told the [...]

Giant squid discovered in the depths of Pacific Ocean

TOKYO, Jan 7, 2013 – Scientists and broadcasters said Monday they have captured footage of an elusive giant squid, up to eight metres (26 feet) long that roams the depths of the Pacific Ocean. Japan’s National Science Museum succeeded in filming the deep-sea creature in its natural habitat for the first time, working with Japanese public broadcaster NHK [...]

ICC rankings: Hafeez, Ajmal spots top ODI positions

DUBAI: Following a remarkable win against arch-rival India, Pakistan cricket players including T20 captain Muhammad Hafeez and off-spinner Saeed Ajmal have jumped onto the top ICC ranking for One day Internationals (ODIs). Pakistan’s T20 captain Hafeez scored 428 points and emerged as a top all-rounder after his performance in the ODI series against India, moving [...]

Rhino horns worth $600,000 seized at Bangkok airport

BANGKOK, Jan 7, 2013 – A Vietnamese man was arrested with rhino horn worth more than half a million dollars in his luggage at Bangkok’s main airport, Thai officials said on Monday. The six pieces of horn, weighing about 10.6 kilos and valued at an estimated 18 million baht ($600,000) — are believed to have been [...]

Obama to nominate Chuck Hagel as defense secretary

WASHINGTON— Defying congressional opposition, President Barack Obama will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, setting up a potentially contentious confirmation fight over the former Republican senator’s views on Israel and Iran. The president will announce Hagel’s nomination from the White House Monday, a senior administration official said, requesting anonymity in order to discuss [...]

Police hunt for man who set girlfriend on fire

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco police searched Sunday for a man suspected of throwing a flammable liquid at his girlfriend and severely burning her. Officer Carlos Manfredi said witnesses in the city’s Bayview District reported hearing the woman screaming. She was taken to a hospital burn unit with life-threatening injuries. Investigators believe her attacker was [...]

Shahzeb’s father denies blood money allegations; says, “money is of no value to me”

Shahzeb’s father, DSP Aurangzeb denies allegations of a deal between him and the culprits’ family for withdrawing cases in exchange of Rs 250 Million. A local news publisher claims that Shahzeb’s father has made a deal with the Talpurs and Jatois to withdraw all cases against Shahrukh and Siraj, in exchange for Rs 250. Million. [...]

Shahrukh Jatoi is in Dubai: Shahzad Jatoi

Clifton police arrested two uncles and a cousin of Shahrukh Jatoi, on Saturday, the prime suspect in the murder of Shahzeb Khan. The police also recovered a vehicle which was supposedly used in the murder. According to sources, the Clifton police apprehended Shahzad Jatoi, Mazhar Jatoi and his son in Khyaban-e-Badar in Defence Phase V, [...]

No possibility for Altaf Hussain to come to Pak, says Sattar

Farooq Sattar, the Deputy Convener of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) stated on Monday, that is not a possibility for the party chief Altaf Hussian to come to Pakistan due to certain unavoidable conditions. Whilst talking to the media along with other members of the party just outside Supreme Court – before the hearing – Sattar [...]

SC orders to arrest Shahzeb’s murderers until Jan 10

ISLAMABAD: A three-member bench of the Supreme Court was hearing the suo moto notice taken by the chief Justice over killing of Shahzeb Khan, and ordered to arrest the murderers until January 10, reported Aaj news. Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry remarked that IG Sindh would be held responsible if the accused were not arrested [...]

USAID and Youth Programming in Pakistan

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in its Youth Development Policy dated October 2012 has outlined the need for approaching specific demographic zones in developing countries where the youth can be effectively trained and programmed to conform with the “agenda for promotion of democratic principles”. Rajiv Shah, Administrator at USAID, stresses the need for exploitation [...]

SC to hear Altaf Hussain contempt notice shortly

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court is due to hear contempt of court notice against Chief of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain here on Monday. Deputy convener Farooq Sattar was also summoned along with Altaf Hussain. Meanwhile, A delegation comprised of 25 provincial legislators and 51 Members of National Assembly (MNAs) belonging to the MQM arrived [...]

 
 
 



 
 



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