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.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Jack Monoroe, a food blogger, sued columnist Katie Hopkins over two war memorial tweets which she said had damaged her reputation. Hopkins in a tweet in May 2015 ha asked Monroe if she has "scrawled on any memorial recently"- a statement which Monroe said was tantamount to accusing her of vandalizing a war memorial. A judge who heard the case said that tweets had caused Monroe distress and she was entitled to compensation an initial 107,000 pounds within 28 days. He ruled that the tweet meant "Ms Monroe condoned and approved of scrawling on war memorials, vandalizing monuments, commemorating those who fought for her freedom" The judge added these are meaning with a defamatory tendency which were published to thousands." Several cases of libel lawsuits over tweets and Facebook posts have been reported in the United States and other countries, in January this year. a woman sued the US President Donald Trump for $ 4 million after he called her " really dumb" a case she eventually lost. This warns us that one should always think before he tweets.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Actress Veena Malik has obtained 'khula' from her husband Asad Khattak through court ending her three years of marriage. Family court issued the decree after actress filed for khula, when Asad failed to proceed with the case. Asad and Veena married on December 25, 2013 and they have two children. Veena filed for khula after a rift with Asad and his family over her return to showbiz. The marriages of actress and those women belonging to showbiz seldom succeed.
Friday, March 10, 2017
Five times a day, approximately 1.6 million Muslims worldwide bow, kneel and place their heads on ground in the direction of the Holy City of Mecca (Haram Pak). The prayer known as Salat, is one of the five obligatory elements elements of faith set forth by Islam. And according to a new study it helps reduce lower back pain symptoms. Scientists say, if performed regularly and properly, the daily prayer can alleviate pain and increase the elasticity of joints. While other studies have looked at the psychological effects of prayer, this is one of the first to look at possible physiological benefits. The study conducted by Binghampton University in New York, used computer generated human models of healthy Indian, Asian and American men and women to look at the prayer's effects on the lower back pain. Researchers found that the bowing portion is the most stressful on lower back. But for the individuals with lower back pain, using proper knee and back angles during the Islamic prayer can reduce this discomfort. Prayers can eliminate physical stress and anxiety, while there is also research findings that indicate prayers can be considered an effective clinical treatment of neuromusculoskeletal dysfuntion. And the scientists say the movements can safely be considered a clinical treatment for low back pain, as it requires different movements of the human body on regular basis. The kneeling posture in prayer, known as sajud (Keeping head on ground), can also increase joint elasticity or mobility but using incorrect angles or movement can increase pain.
Courtesy (Daily mail UK)
Sen may be a Bollywood Diva and former Miss universe but she is also a bona fide trailblazer. The Bengali beauty won million of hearts when she adopted her daughter Renee back in 2005, when she was just 25 years of age, thereby becoming an inspiration for many single young women out there.
Monday, March 6, 2017
These images went viral with the caption," Find someone who looks at you the way Ivanka Trump looks at Trudeau."
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Singer Hadiqa Kiani has engaged an eminent councel to sue UK company metro.co.uk for allowing fake site metro.uk.com to defame her and tarnish the image of Pakistan by spreading false news regarding her arrest. Hadiqa's lawyer said she is an acclaimed musician and has received Tamgha e Imtiaz among many other awards while her philanthropic endeavours have been recognized by many international organizations like OXFAM international and UNICEF, she has also the honor of being appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program and the World Wildlife Fund. Barrister said a false and malicious story aimed at destroying Hadiqa's reputation was published on the website titled metro.uk.com in which it was said that Hadiqa was arrested at Heathrow Airport London on charges of possessing contraband, while she was present in Lahore on 12 and 13th February performing at Sufi Festival. Therefore, she had to give an interview to the media that she was very much present in Lahore and not in London and the news was concocted. The notice sent to the site said in the last, if the site does not respond then they should be ready to face a defamation suit in which case damage of 50 million pounds will be claimed.
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Recently retired Pakistan's all-rounder Shahid Afridi has delighted cricket fans with the news that the entire foreign contingent of Peshawar Zalmi will travel to Lahore for the PSL final while he himself is out of final due to injury. While the staging of PSL final in Lahore has been met with great enthusiasm, the mood was somewhat dampened while all of four foreign players of Quetta Gladiators- Kevin Pietersen, Tymal Mills, Luke Wright and Rilee Rossouw - decided not to play title deciding game citing security concerns.
Joshua Slocum lived the hard life of a seaman, but it was not until after he retired he made a greatest voyage. On April 24, 1895, at the age 51, Slocum set forth to sail the world alone. He navigated without chronometer, instead relying on dead reckoning, a less reliable method. He returned on June 27, 1898, after logging some 46,000 miles, encountering obstacles such as pirates and deadly storms. Later, he wrote a book entitling aptly sailing alone around the world describing the adventure. He died lost at sea, never having learned how to swim. **--
Two transgender persons, hailing from Khyber Pakhtun Khaw died in Saudi Arabia after being subjected to torture by Saudi Police in Riyadh foor dressing up as women in public. Thirty-five transgender people were arrested by a law enforcement agency for cross dressing which is a punishable offence in Kingdom. A rest house was raided where a ' Guru Chela Chalan' gathering, a formal meeting of Khawaja Sara in which they choose their Guru (leader) and Chela (student) was taking place. Amna 35, belonging to Mingora area of Swat and Meeno 26, from Peshawar died in police custody. Police allegedly packed them in sacks and thrashed them with sticks in prison. Majority of them belonged to KPK and remaining were from other cities of Pakistan. No one came to rescue them as life of a transgender is of no value to anyone even not for Pakistani government. A transgender said that they were even not allowed to perform Umra or Hajj. He said Kaa'ba is not their property it is Allah's home and every Muslim has right to visit Haram Pak. He said they were not involved in any illegal activity police had to take them to court instead of thrashing them like animals, which was inhuman.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
An Indian priest was arrested on charge of raping a teenager after the 16-year-old victim gave birth to a baby. The girl alleged that father Robin had assaulted her in church-run school in Southern Kerala state. Priest was on the run for two weeks. The child and her family were unaware of the pregnancy but visited hospital after she complained of stomach pain. .
Ashrita Furman is a New Yorker and spiritualist that happens to hold also surprising number of unique Guinness World Records, including the most number of Guinness World Records!. His first was in 1979 by doing 27,000 jumping jacks. Since then he has traveled around the world acquiring almost 200 records, including most sit-ups at Effel Tower, most number of forward rolls along Paul Revere's Ride and fastest mile on Kangaroo ball on the Great Wall of China. **--