Monsoon is a blessing in hot days of summer. Seeing clouds in the sky make people to thank God. For last three days the intensity of heat has been decreased due to rain in various parts of the country and it may rain for next few days as well.
MET department forecasts rain for next 36 hours and on the same side Flood Forecasting Division is also reporting low flood in the Indus at Tarbela, in the Kabul at Naushera and the Ravi at Balloki. Scattered thunderstorm/rain is also expected over Kashmir Lahore, Gujranwala and Rawalpindi divisions.
Roads and streets are immersed in rainwater and supply of electricity is also affected in different area. On the other hand the two provinces Sindh and Balochistan continued to face hot and dry weather.
Google+ is the new social network that Google launched yesterday and the invites are already spreading like wild fire. Google also made sure they release an Android app just when they took the wraps off Google+. Users in Pakistan cannot download the Google+ Android app directly from the Android Market. The app is available to some countries only at the moment.
NOTE: You need to have a Google+ invite for this app to work on your phone!
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The National squad, comprising five boxers, will depart today for Jakarta, Indonesia for 21st President Cup Boxing Tournament that will start from July 3.
Mohammad Waseem, Mohibullah, Syed Mohammad Hussain, Amir Khan and Arshad Hussain are representing Pakistan in this tournament. The Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) Secretary Akram Khan said that participation in the event will prepare the players for World Championship in September and 2012 London Olympics.
Ali Baksh as coach and Lal Shah as an Assistant coach will accompany the squad. Syed Muhammad Sharif will travel as a referee judge.
‘Bol’ and ‘My Name is Khan’ were the two long awaited films in Pakistan. The huge crowd was seen on theaters when Karan Johar’s My Name is Khan released in 2010. Film was a big hit and had done the business of 21.658 million in the first week of release.
But the Shoaib Mansoor’s second film ‘Bol’ established new success records. And not even that but it has earned the new business record on the box office. In the first week of release the film has done the business of 25 million in Pakistan and beats My Name is Khan business records.
Families are specially being attracted to the movie and they want to see it at the earliest. Since its first show on June 24, the film is continuously on the march to success. Viewers have proved that if good and standard films are produced, they will definitely be attracted to cinema houses.
Shab-e-Meraj is one of the holy nights in which Muslims are asked to pray and ask for forgiveness from Almighty Allah. The Muslims every year on 27th of Rajab observe Shab-e-Meraj, the night when Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) embarked on a special journey to meet Allah Almighty.
Shab-e-Meraj is being observed on Wednesday night across the country with great respect. Special prayers were held in the mosques. Buildings, houses, streets and mosques were decorated whereas thousands of people lit candles in their homes.
After the Isha prayer, people went to different mosques to pray. Badshahi and Data Sahib Mosques in Lahore where as Faisal Mosque in Islamabad were packed with worshippers. Duas were offered for the progress of the country as well as for the prosperity of the Muslim Ummah. Mehfil of Naat and Hamd organized in all cities of Pakistan to celebrate this holy occasion.
In the first leg of opening round of the FIFA World Cup 2014 on Wednesday held at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka, Pakistan had to face miserable defeat. Bangladesh scored in the first minute and won the game with 3-0.
The game was played under heavy rainfall and the players of either side had to fight against heavy and slippery conditions. Pakistan received first blow in the opening minute of the game and pressure by Bangladesh kept on increasing.
Pakistani team will return to Pakistan on Thursday night and will play the second leg round in Lahore on 2 July. It seems difficult that the next round would be in favor of Pakistan as the Pakistani players will have to win the game by four goal margin and if Pakistan win by 3-0 then penalties would decide the winner.
Electricity cost is increasing day by day. The usage of electric appliances increase in summer especially air conditioners but due to electricity cost It is not affordable for a common man to use these comforts of life. But few small changes in your house can significantly reduce the electricity bill. Following are few useful tips that may help you to lessen the air conditioning cost:
1. Always keep away the heat producing things from thermostat of your AC as it causes your machine to work more.
2. Use heavy curtains in rooms and keep them close, when you switch on the AC, especially at day time
3. Keep your outdoor unit under shady place. You can even keep them under shrubs and tree shades so that it keep your AC unit cool
4. Perform regular maintenance on your air conditioning unit. Replace the filter time to time.
5. Sealing up air leaks in your house will reduce your air conditioning costs as well
6. Turn off lights when not in use. Lights produce heat, which makes your air conditioning system work harder and it costs more.
A Russian scientist and astronomer predict that life exists on other planets and we will find that in another 20 years. Scientists expect humanity to encounter alien civilizations within the next two decades.
Andrei Finkelstein, director of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Applied Astronomy Institute, was quoted that 10 percent of the known planets circling suns in the galaxy resemble Earth. If water can be found there, then so can life, he said, adding that aliens would most likely resemble humans with two arms, two legs and a head. “They may have different color skin, but even we have that,” he said.
After 2004, directing a big block buster film Veer Zaara Yash Chopra said good bye to the studio floors. Now after seven years, 78 years old, Yash Chopra is returning back to say “Sound, Camera, & Action”.
He is going to sign Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma for his upcoming project. The name of film is not decided yet but the cast is final. A.R Rehman will give the music of film. Talking with media, Yash Chopra told that he has no idea whether this is a right move or not.
Chopra started his film making career in 1950 as an assistant director to his brother B.R Chopra. Being a director his first film was ‘Dhool ka Phool” released in 1959. Now we hope that an old fashioned soul and today’s modern stars will attract the huge audience towards cinemas.
Unilever Pakistan recently launched six new tastes of lipton flavored tea. The launch party was held in Café Flo in Karachi. Lots of media personalities including TV stars, high achievers, fashion icons and models were seen in the event. The models were seen in very different look wearing colorful dresses and headgear, depicting forest fruits, camomile, lemon, rosehip peach and other flavors.
The arrangements and decorations of the function were giving the outlook of gardens and the guests were asked to narrate their key tea moments and stories from around the world. This new range of Lipton Flavoured Teas by Unilever Pakistan promises to be fresh and invigorating and available consistently. The sensual and sophisticated blend of tea will lead you to the journey of fruity taste and decorations.