Monday, February 28, 2011

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Judges, lawyers’ kidnappings anger SC

Balochistan had long been a war-torn province bleeding profusely with no practical response and remedy from the civil and military authorities for redressing the suffering masses. Repressions, persecutions, political motivated target killings, bombing, rocket attacks, looting, arson, political activists’ missing and their relations agitating outside the press clubs in Quet ...

The Greenshirts Defeat Lankan Lions!

(by Omair Alavi) It is true that The World Cup may have started on 19th February, but for the fans of the Pakistan cricket team, the fever of the mega event has started just now. Shahid Afridi and his men played absolutely the right way they should have in such ideal circumstances, and won the hearts of all the Pakistanis, by defeating one of co-hosts Sri Lan ...


(by Madiha Ishtiaque) On February 13th,the whole world had their fingers crossed for the Music’s most prestigious Gramophone awards!! However as the red carpet rolled out at Staples Center LA, the oh-so-hyped event somehow turned out to be a let down for many. Starting off with a musical tribute to Aretha Franklin the Queen of Soul by Adams, Aguilera, ...


(by Dr. Anum Nizam) While most of us are down with sore throat and fever, thanks to the winters and seasonal changes, it's about time we learn what causes sore throat and how it can be avoided in the first place. It goes without saying that throat infection or sore throat is always painful, not to mention annoying and often brings quality of our work ...

A mystical journey of peace progresses

The pitch for peace was possibly never more melodious, more devotional. At the Aman Ki Asha concert held at the beautifully-lit Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad Deccan on Saturday, it was the magic of Sufi and the message of love that reverberated in the 200-year-old monument even as citizens who thronged the venue swayed gently, clapped and prayed for ‘aman’. Setting the sco ...

U.N. votes to impose sanction on Gaddafi

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Saturday night to impose military and financial sanctions against Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi and his inner circle and to refer his regime's crackdown on protesters to a war crimes tribunal for an investigation of possible crimes against humanity. The move came as President Obama for the first time called on Gaddafi to ...

Pakistan’s revolution akin to ME or Soviet Union

Courtesy of the rulers in the federation and provinces, who mostly have got their wealth stashed abroad let the rupee drop by Rs22.50 against dollar making themselves richer in terms of rupees, while the already frail economy of Pakistan has been further burdened by an additional international debt of 12 billion dollars, media report said.

NZ rescue

Libby Manning, 18, is held by her father and cries after being told there is no chance of survivors in CTV building in Christchurch, New Zealand, 23 February 2011
Aftermath of a deadly earthquake

Day in Pictures

Young boy flees violence in Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Photos from around the world on 24 February

Day in pictures

An Oscar statue is protected by a plastic bag on the red carpet in front of the Kodak Theater, Hollywood
Photos from around the world on 25 February

Week in Pictures

A Libyan border guard
Photos from around the world this week


Uche and Ike
Sub-Saharan migrants stranded in Libya

Oscars 2011

(From left to right) Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Melissa Leo and Colin Firth
Winners and performers at the Academy Awards

Libya crisis

Bangladeshi workers are stranded at the Giuliana pier in the port of Benghazi, Libya, 27 February 2011
Anti-Gaddafi forces in Benghazi

Format Festival

Mehraneh Atashi, Tehran Self Portraits
Exposures from the public realm on show in Derby

Features & Analysis

Colin Firth with his Oscar
British film The King's Speech is crowned best picture at the Oscars and wins a further three awards including best actor for Colin Firth.

Elsewhere on the BBC

Rory Cellan Jones's avatar speaks to Microsoft executive Reena Kawal's avatar
The BBC's Rory Cellan Jones - and his avatar - get an exclusive look at what the tech giant is working on next

New US rating for King's Speech

King's Speech
The King's Speech is to be released in the US in a swearing-free version which will open it up to younger audiences, its director Tom Hooper confirms.

Black Swan dances to indie prize

Natalie Portman
Black Swan is the big winner at the Spirit Awards, the annual event that honours independent US movies on the eve of the Oscars.

King's Speech crowned at Oscars

British film The King's Speech is crowned best picture at the Oscars and wins a further three awards including best actor for Colin Firth

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Raymond Blanc's Kitchen

The Hairy Bikers: Mums Know Best

Cooking techniques

Featured chefs

In season: February

Find the perfect recipe

Arts & culture

Jimi Hendrix mosaic
A mosaic of Jimi Hendrix made from more than 5,000 different coloured guitar plectrums is to go on show later.


Image of proposed Pinewood Indomina Studios
Pinewood Shepperton is to open film studios in the Dominican Republic to serve Latin America, it is announced.


Irish rock band U2 confirm they will headline the Friday night at this year's Glastonbury festival.

TV & radio

David Dimbleby
Veteran broadcaster David Dimbleby is given a lifetime achievement prize at the Royal Television Society's (RTS) journalism awards.


Not so cool

Colin Firth and Diana Princess of Wales
When did Brits stop living up to the Hollywood stereotype?

Top Stories

Col Gaddafi in Tripoli, 25 Feb 2011 (Photo: AFP/Libyan TV)

Col Gaddafi in Tripoli, 25 Feb 2011 (Photo: AFP/Libyan TV)Tripoli braced for more battles NEW

Reconstructing Jim Davidson

Jim Davidson
Jim Davidson, starring as a bigoted comic in a new play he has written, has apologised for any offence his humour might have caused in the past. So would it be possible for such a controversial figure to make a comeback?

Magazine Regulars

Monkeys have self-doubt, and nine other facts

How much red meat should we eat?

The new guidelines put into practice

7. Wait for 'uncool' to be cool again

Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball in Last of the Summer Wine
Cannon and Ball have reappeared in cameo roles

4. Play yourself

Les Dennis and Ricky Gervais
Extras was Dennis's chance to reinvent himself

Cleopatra reborn

Ballet revives the story of Egypt's legendary queen

In pictures

Dame Vivienne Westwood's show at London Fashion Week
London Fashion Week draws to a close

Style chameleon

Galliano at his Paris show for Dior in July 2010
John Galliano - 'the most normal person in the fashion industry'

Features & analysis

Location filming on the Ealing Studios comedy The Man In The White Suit

What is a cinematographer?

King's Speech lensman explains his craft

Elsewhere on the BBC

Venice, Italy

Authentic Venice

BBC Travel finds Venice minus the plastic trinkets, touts and tourists

Also in the news

Queen stars launch 'moving' show

Queen stars Roger Taylor and Brian May open a new London exhibition of memorabilia to mark the band's 40th anniversary, and call the experience "moving".

Stars play Motown tribute concert

(From left to right) John Legend, Jamie Foxx and Nick Jonas

Stars including Seal, Jamie Foxx and Nick Jonas perform at the White House to celebrate the legacy of record label Motown.

Morgan answers US show criticism

Piers Morgan
Piers Morgan responds to criticism from his predecessor, Larry King, that he is not "dangerous" enough on his much-hyped US talk show.