Commonwealth Games scam: CBI finds crucial info

Crucial documents on various aspects of organising Commonwealth Games have gone missing from the organising committee headquarters. It now turns out that the video footage of the meeting of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth Games Federation, held here on October 12, 2009, too have been badly edited, and crucial pieces of information hacked.

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Facebook tops Google as most visited site in U.S.

Facebook surpassed Google for the first time as the most visited website in the United States for most of 2010.

The social network site edged out Google.com with 8.9 percent of all U.S. visits between January and November 2010, while Google.com ranked second with about 7.2 percent of all visits, according to online measurement service . . . → Read More: Facebook tops Google as most visited site in U.S.

With great power comes great responsibility

The reason why sometimes newspapers triumph over news channels is because of factual correctness and attention to detail.

In a bid to be the first one to ‘break’ news — the primary motto after truth, of course — TV channels often get it wrong. And since the channels are the first ones to provide information, . . . → Read More: With great power comes great responsibility

Intolerance towards our minorities

NADRA’s decision to add a third option under the gender category of CNICs and even hire some transgender data operators is a noteworthy move. However, there is still a long way to go before Pakistan can make any claims to have achieved a basic level of tolerance. Making our country more tolerant will require multidimensional . . . → Read More: Intolerance towards our minorities

Misreporting by daily Dawn: Allegations against McDonald’s refuted

The Express Media Group has strongly refuted a media campaign being run by daily Dawn in its pages over the past year. A statement by the Group issued on Thursday stated that daily Dawn has been running biased and misleading stories about the affairs of the McDonald’s chain in Pakistan for the past year in . . . → Read More: Misreporting by daily Dawn: Allegations against McDonald’s refuted

Parallel judicial systems should not exist in Pakistan

People of Islamabad got together in front of the Parliament House on Thursday in order to protest against the blasphemy laws and parallel judicial structures in the country, said a press release issued by Insani Haqooq Ittehaad on Thursday.

The group is a human rights’ alliance of more than 30 civil society organisations. Students, human . . . → Read More: Parallel judicial systems should not exist in Pakistan

Skype crash blamed on Windows bug

Server overloads and a bug in Skype for Windows caused the two-day outage for the net phone firm

Details of what caused the service to be unusable for millions of users prior to Christmas have been posted on the firm’s blog.

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Pakistan Navy Air Defence System – Surface-to-Air missiles tests

Pakistan Navy successfully test-fires SAM missiles from Sonmiani on Dec 27, 2010.

Missiles have fire-and-forget capabilities; added fragile infra-red head; can target high speed aircraft and UAVs.

Telefilm “Imtihaan Hai Imtihaan”

Culture Shock Pakistan: A ‘mem-sahib’ view

The new style guidebook, “Culture Shock! Pakistan,” written by Zafar Ihsan and Karin Mittmann, tells visitors how to respond when faced with expected culture shock in Pakistan.

First published in 1991, it was received with mixed feelings both inside and outside the country. Call it an aftershock, the book has been published and republished many . . . → Read More: Culture Shock Pakistan: A ‘mem-sahib’ view