Tag: Old

Old design Rs 500 notes to be void from October

KARACHI - The federal government has declared that the old-design banknote of Rs 500, which was introduced in April 1986, shall cease to be legal tender with effect from October 1, 2011 and hence cannot be exchangeable from this date.
Accordingly, the State Bank has asked the general public to exchange the old-design banknote of Rs 500 from the field offices of SBP Banking Services Corporation and the branches of all commercial banks throughout the country up to September 30,

Pike shocked by old lady image

Actress Rosamund Pike was shocked when make-up artists transformed her into an old woman for her new movie role - because she looked "hideous" with wrinkles.
The former Bond girl plays Miriam, a woman who ages from her 20s to 58, in upcoming drama Barney's Version, and admits she was in "crisis" when she saw her future self. But Pike's fears were short-lived - the make-up artist had accidentally transformed her into an 80-year-old lady.
The actress tells, "I had a moment of

Groundsman says WACA getting its old bounce back

PERTH: The groundsman in charge of the pitch for the crucial third Ashes Test at the WACA says the wicket is close to regaining its status as the fastest in world cricket.
The Perth pitch was once famed for lightning pace and bounce, making it a firm favourite with fast bowlers, but in recent years the wicket has lacked anything like its old venom. Ground curator Cam Sutherland said Tuesday he expected a lively wicket with a good covering of grass for the third Test, which

Former British MP admits expenses fraud at Old Bailey

LONDON: Former Labour MP David Chaytor became the first politician to receive a criminal conviction over last year's parliamentary expenses scandal when he admitted on Friday to fraudulently claiming almost 20,000 pounds.
Chaytor, 61, who had been MP for Bury North, had claimed back money he had paid in rent for houses that were in fact owned by himself and by his mother, and also put in false claims for IT services.
He had previously denied the charges and was due to stand

Dr Samar replaces Lashari as Old Ravian Union’s president

LAHORE: Government College University Lahore alumni on Sunday elected the new Executive Committee of the Old Ravians Union for session 2010-2012. The union's election festivity brought a large number of Old Ravians from all over the country to their alma mater where polling was held from 11am to 5pm. Nuclear scientist Dr Samar Mubarakmand has been already elected as the new president of the union unopposed, while Mansoor Feroze Khan and Amanat Ali Ghalib contested hard for the vice

SRK getting too old?

MUMBAI: Impossible is a word that Indian film actor Shah Rukh Khan doesn't believe in. But when it came to playing a superhero in his next film Ra.One, the superstar confesses that the film came to him just at the right time and he wouldn't have been able to do the kind of action it demands two years from now.
It is a known fact that 'Ra.One' was physically taxing for Shah Rukh who suffers from severe back problem. "I am 44 and trust me I got injured in places which I can't even

Man arrested for selling 15-day old son

Shalimar Police on Friday arrested a man who sold his 15-day-old son for Rs 31,000 "owing to financial problems", Pakistan Today has learnt.
Jameel, the father-in-law of the accused Shabbir, said that his daughter Abida gave birth to a boy, who was named Tauseef, a month ago. He said that Shabbir was unemployed for a long time and on the day of the incident he took his son somewhere and returned home without him. He later told Abida that he had sold Tauseef for Rs