Monday, March 20, 2017
Katy Perry released hits after hits and she had a number of Hollywood romances. She even had feud with Taylor Swift. She is a permanent fixture in the entertainment world. But even all that she is still ready and willing to go back to those bi-cuious roots.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
US News and World Report released its latest edition of best countries study where they evaluated 80 countries on a wide range of criteria including citizenship, quality of life and cultural history. Another major marker was 'power', which measured hoe economically and politically influential a country is. More than 21,000 business leaders, general citizens and informed elites were surveyed to discover how nations are perceived on global scale. The organisation has made clear that the most powerful countries may not necessarily be well-liked but they are the nations that consistently dominate news headlines, preoccupy policy makers and shape economic forecasts. The US was perceived as the most powerful, followed closely by Russia and China. Other countries included Pakistan, Turkey and Israel.
Friday, March 17, 2017
Seven Universities from Pakistan have made it to the top 300 universities in the Time's Higher Education list of Asia University Ranking for the year 2017. Since its inception in 2004, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings use information provided by the government issued a list of the world's best Universities based on teaching , research, international outlook and reputation. Last year only two Pakistani universities, Quaid e Azam University and University of Science and Technology (NUST) broke the top 300. This year, however, the number has tripled, with COMSAT Institute of Information Technology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, University of Lahore, Bahud Din Zakria University Multan, and University of Karachi ranked between 121 and 250. Higher education has increased in Pakistan significantly from 2,80,000 students in 2013 to 1.3 million today and 47 percent of these are women.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Merely a week or so after Meera's unfortunate encounter with police during the PSL finale, the actress has found herself yet in another controversy- this time with the Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Culture (PILAC). According to Meera the Institute owes her Rs 25,000 for attending recent Spring Spring Festival in Lahore. PILAC had invited a number of celebrities to headline. the first day of the festival, one of whom was Meera. However, when the actor showed up that too after being refused to enter for a long time. She repotedly began shouting at the organisers, asking them to pay her. Later on, she also tppk the stage and demanded her remuneration. Director PILAc Sughra Sadaf said she was not invited as a performer but was a guest, there she did not deserve payment. Howeverm afterwards, Director paid her Rs 25,000 from her own pocket. Meera said for the last two years I have no money and no work. She also appealed to Punjab government to take notice of her financial trouble.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Dr Mariam Saleh Binladen, a Saudi dentist and humanatarian set a new record that added to her tally of world records, while crossing the Dubai Creek and Dubai water Canal, swimming a total distance of 24 km. The special event was held in collaboration with the Dubai Sports Council. This event was the Dr Mariam's continued pledge to support Orphan Syrian Refugees. While swimming for 9 hours and 10 minutes, Dr Mariam battled strong current at the entrance and mouth of the canal, while passing through some of the Dubai's most striking tourists sites.