Tag: Goes

Iman goes down fighting in final

LAHORE - Junior tennis star Iman Qureshi went down fighting in the final of the Asian Junior tennis championship at Doha. Iman Qureshi fought gallantly after going down 6-3 in the first set and gave a tough time to her rival from the host countryin the second set, eventually losing 7-6.
Despite having crowd support, Olla Murad of Qatar was having trouble meeting the challenges posed by Iman. By reaching the singles and doubles final, Iman has now moved up to the top five in Asian

WikiLeaks goes backstage in Lebanon’s Hariri case

BEIRUT: US diplomatic cables unveiled by WikiLeaks have exposed backstage manoeuvres surrounding a UN investigation into the murder of Lebanese ex-premier Rafiq Hariri, stoking new controversy around the probe.
The cables, which are among some 4,000 secret documents on Lebanon expected to be released by the whistleblower website or its affiliates, reveal UN frustrations with both Syria and France over their level of cooperation with the probe.
They also detail repeated

‘Kung Fu Panda’ lawsuit goes forward

WASHINGTON: A writer who filed a lawsuit against DreamWorks Animation for allegedly stealing his idea for 'Kung Fu Panda' has been given the permission to look into the firm's private financial records.
According to the sources, Terence Dunn sued the firm in June claiming DreamWorks Animation bosses used a story he pitched to them back in 2001, about a "spiritual kung fu fighting panda bear", as the basis for the popular picture.
Film company bosses hit back and filed a

Rumour mill goes into overdrive at the KSE

KARACHI: Mystery shrouds the Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) where the director general of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) is due next week to, it is believed, initiate a probe into alleged money laundering at the country's largest stock market. Persistent rumours indicate DG FIA Waseem Ahmed will be visiting the KSE on Monday to hold a meeting with the management and members of the local bourse.
Some are viewing the rare visit as the first salvo in a concerted campaign to

Blasphemy convict’s family goes into hiding after death threats

ISLAMABAD: The family of Asiya Noreen, the first woman in Pakistan to be sentenced to death on blasphemy charges, has gone into hiding because of death threats, they said on Wednesday.
Politicians and conservative clerics are at loggerheads on whether President Asif Ali Zardari should pardon Asiya, a mother of five. Federal Minister for Minority Affairs Shahbaz Bhatti told reporters that Asiya's family had been forced to flee their home but declined to say where they were staying

Syed Iqbal Haider goes candid

LAHORE: The present rulers though claim to be elected have not taken any steps for mitigating people's suffering and now people's faith in democracy is shaking, said former senator and human rights activist Syed Iqbal Haider.
Iqbal Haider, founding member of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), was talking to Pakistan Today before leaving for India to get the 4th Mother Teresa Memorial Award, which has been conferred upon by the Global Harmony Foundation this year in

SBP’s Ijara fundraising goes beyond target

KARACHI: Analysts smell a rat as the State Bank of Pakistan despite global and domestic economic slowdown was able to raise Rs 51.84 billion ($608 million) by selling three-year Islamic bonds in the local market.
Last month, the central bank targeted a rise of Rs 80 billion by selling the three-year Government of Pakistan Ijara Sukuk, for which the first auction was held on Monday (November 8) with settlement on
November 15.
The second auction is scheduled on the 13th

Raghav goes ‘crazy’ for Bollywood

He had famously turned down the hit number 'Twist' from the Saif Ali Khan starrer 'Love Aaj Kal', but pop heartthrob Raghav is finally making his Bollywood debut, with a "crazy" number.
The 'Angel Eyes hitmaker, born to Indian parents in Canada, says that he is excited about the number which will be written and composed by him, but has no plans to become a playback singer.
"I had turned down earlier offers because I want to write my own songs. I am not a

Vivek goes gaga for his lady

Indian film actor Vivek Oberoi is a happy man these days. The actor, who had been nursing his broken heart for long, is once again love-struck and is head over heels for his lady Priyanka Alva.
Set to tie the knot on October 29, Vivek feels like a love smitten teenager. Talking about his bride to be, Vivek said, "We've discovered a whole universe in each other's life. I live in a world of masks. I needed someone as real as she is."
As for his relationship with

Commercial use of residential units goes unchecked

In spite of increasing security threats the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration is unable to take action against several house owners who are using their houses for commercial purposes. This act is not only a blatant violation of building by-laws, but also creates serious security problems.
"The illegal use of residential houses not only increasing house shortage but also creates security problems, as most of

Lahore Bar goes to polls – but no issues are left...

LAHORE: After the logical conclusion of the conflict between the judiciary and lawyers over former Lahore district and sessions judge Zawar Ahmed Sheikh, candidates for the Lahore Bar Association (LBA) elections have nothing on their hands to campaign for, Pakistan Today has learnt.
As the matter was resolved some weeks ago, lawyers could not find any campaign issue now, which was dampening their election campaigns. In this situation, the presidential candidates in the elections

Saif goes topless

Saif Ali Khan joins the vest brigade and goes shirtless. The actor was recently spotted at a studio, shirtless. And needless to say, the ladies were going ga-ga over his chiselled body. On checking, we learnt that Saif too has joined the bandwagon of actors endorsing vests. However, the shirtless act is something unique to the actor as he has never ever taken his shirt off for a commercial. By the looks of it, Saif's worked out pretty heavily for 'Agent Vinod'. We could see his

Secret space plane ‘goes missing’ in orbit

US Air Force's X-37B reported missing again
Last seen 'in orbit over landing base'
Missing since October 7
Has the US Air Force landed its secret space plane? The X-37B has been orbiting the Earth for 173 days since its launch on April 22.
An unmanned vehicle with unknown intent, it's captured the imagination of sky-watchers, military experts and conspiracy theorists worldwide.
It has the payload of a medium-sized truck, so maybe its purpose is to ferry spy

Salman Khan goes under knife for youthful eyes

It's not only the women in Bollywood who are conscious about their looks. Even the men seem to be very concerned about their appearance. And after, Priyanka Chopra had reportedly gone under the knife to perfect her rounded nose, buzz has it that superstar Salman Khan too has resorted to cosmetic means to sport a youthful look. The 'Dabangg' star is in news for having undergone a surgery to get rid of his eye bags.
And it's for this reason that the actor is sporting dark glares at