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Punjab Tennis Championship gets underway

Punjab Tennis Championship gets underway

LAHORE: The Punjab Tennis Championship sponsored by Service Industries rolled into action here at the Bagh-e-Jinnah’s courts on Thursday. Tournament Director Rashid Malik said that keeping in view the extensive interest in the championship, they have decided to hold the men’s singles event on the opening day and many seeded junior players have made it to the next round. The championship will be featuring players of the under-12, 14, 18 categories.
Men’s and women’s categories

Juvenile rapist gets 10 years

KARACHI: More than three years after a case was lodged against 16-year-old Asif for raping his maternal uncle Raza Khan’s 18-year-old wife, and a little over two years after he murdered Khan, Asif was sentenced earlier this week to 10 years in prison for the rape, and ordered to pay a fine of Rs 10,000.
According to a press release issued by War Against Rape (WAR), which has been pursuing the case since the start, an FIR regarding the rape was lodged on July 27, 2007. The trial

Miandad takes over as camp gets underway

LAHORE: The Pakistan cricket team started training at a camp here at the Gaddafi Stadium to prepare for the upcoming tour of New Zealand.
Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad was seen giving tips to Shahid Afridi as PCB chairman Ijaz Butt ended all the rumours regarding the former batting maestro.
Pakistan is to play three twenty20 international, six one-day international and two Test matches during the tour.
Shoaib Akhtar, Umar Gul, Younis Khan, Shahid Afridi and

Sippy gets ‘Dum Maro Dum’

MUMBAI: Bollywood’s most senior and revered actor-filmmaker Dev Anand is in for a shock. Even as the veteran actor let the world know on Wednesday that the song was not anyone’s but his and his banner Navketan’s alone, Saregama (HMV), the music company that has the music rights for ” Hare Rama Hare Krishna”, had secretly and without informing Dev, sold the rights of the songs to Ramesh and Rohan Sippy.
Music composer Pritam Chakraborty has already started working on a version of

New team Kochi gets IPL go-ahead

MUMBAI: The Indian Premier League on Sunday cleared the new Kochi franchise to take part in the lucrative Twenty20 cricket tournament from next year, ending a long dispute over the team’s ownership structure.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which owns the IPL, had delayed its decision on Kochi’s fate three times after demanding its owners resolve a shareholding disagreement. “The Kochi Franchisee has satisfactorily responded to the notice issued to them by the

NHMP Driving School gets award from Nestle

LAHORE: National Highways & Motorway Police (NHMP) Driving School has been declared as world best public-private road safety project and awarded the Gold Trophy by the Nestle council of Vevy Switzerland, IG NHMP Dr Wasim Kausar said in a press release issued on Sunday.
He said that a special ceremony has been held at PC Hotel, Lahore for the announcement of award. Inspector General NH&MP Dr Wasim Kauser, DIG Syed Ibne Hussain and MD Nestle Pakistan Ian J Donald attended the

WIBCON gets off to a roaring start

LAHORE: Pakistani women have great potential and many notable achievements on the world stage, said Competition Commission of Pakistan Chairperson Rahat Kaunain Hassan on Thursday. She was speaking at the third WIBCON (Women in Business and Leadership Conference).
With an aim to highlight the importance of women in business and society in general, Terrabiz and Pakistan Society of Training and Development (PSTD) jointly organised the conference; the main theme was ‘Women in

Pakistan gets $1.4b at PDF

ISLAMABAD: Development partners at the Pakistan Development Forum on Monday announced that they would provide $1.4 billion to Pakistan on a fast track basis for the post-flood recovery and reconstruction.
The US and Japan would provide $500 million each while Saudi Arabia will provide $400 million to Pakistan.
US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke said, “As a demonstration of our sustained commitment to Pakistan, the United States will

Dengue-struck Karachi gets Congo scare

KARACHI: Rumours of Congo virus outbreak in Karachi at the time when a large number of dengue fever cases have been reported across the province have panicked the residents and the Sindh Health Department.
A private TV news channel ran a report quoting Sindh Health Department sources that two Crimean-Congo heamorrhagic fever patients have been admitted to a private hospital. “We have not been able to confirm the news,” said Saleem Khan, the Sindh Health Department’s public

GCU registrar gets 6-month extension

LAHORE: Former registrar of the Government College University Lahore (GCU) Faisal Khurshid is still occupying his office although the Higher Education Department (HED) has rejected his term-extension summary.
According to sources, GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab had extended Faisal’s tenure for another six months under the doctrine of necessity which he was empowered to use through a varsity ordinance.
However, an HED official said that the GCU VC should immediately find

Cheryl gets her wax statue

Singer Cheryl Cole is the latest star to be honoured with her own wax replica figure by famous museum Madame Tussauds.
The singer unveiled her wax statue worth USD 237,660 on Wednesday. “I can’t explain how strange it is! It will take a little while to take in,” she said.
The waxwork reflects Cheryl’s glamorous look and is styled in a specially-created scarlet floor-length Jean-Paul Gaultier dress with heels. The model also has the 27-year-old pop star’s trademark flowing

Mars farming gets thumbs-up

Mars explorers could use complicated mechanical systems to produce oxygen and filter waste, and eat food carried from earth. Or they could just save a lot of hassle and plant crops. A model of Martian gravity’s effects on water flow, nutrient dynamics and root-feeding microbes suggests it’s possible to farm in the Red Planet’s soil.
Growing plants in soil on Mars might seem old-fashioned for those raised on the futuristic prospect of hydroponic or aeroponic agriculture, in which

‘Don 2’ gets a bill waiver of 3 million Euros

Bollywood’s most bankable star Shah Rukh Khan’s much anticipated sequel ‘Don 2’ has got an astounding rebate of 3 million Euros from the German government. This is for the first time that such a huge waiver is being offered to any film shot in the country.
The shooting of the ‘Don’ sequel has already begun. It is also being said that even those regions have been made accessible for the makers which until now were reserved only for the big ticket and top directors of Hollywood.

Unfazed by protests, UET VC gets fourth extension

Varsity faculty members, FAPUASA were demanding Akram’s removal
Punjab CM, who had earlier appointed him, approved his fourth extension
Despite the protests of Federation of All Pakistan University’s Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) seeking removal of University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lieutenant General (r) Muhammad Akram, Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, in his capacity as the varsity’s chancellor, extended his contract for the fourth time under

Winslet gets customized jacket

Hollywood beauty Kate Winslet’s new boyfriend, model Louis Dowler, is also doubling as her stylist and often shops for her clothes.
The British model, who started dating the Academy award winning actress after she split from husband Sam Mendes earlier this year, brought her a customised leather jacket as gift for her 35th birthday.
“He said Kate loved her motorcycle but she only had masculine things to wear on it, so he wanted to treat her to something more feminine,” said