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Cricket drives SZABIST students’ spirit of charity; fundraiser organised

KARACHI – The recent loss to India at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 semi-final in Mohali seems to not have fazed cricket-crazy students in the city. One group from the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) actually went ahead and organised a cricket tournament over the weekend to raise money for a number of causes, including the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) and The Garage School.
The one-day, league-based cricket

Stars to honor Gorbachev at London charity bash

LONDON – Movie stars, singers and politicians will turn out on Wednesday for a gala concert in London to honor former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, who celebrated his 80th birthday earlier this month.
The glitzy red carpet affair, co-hosted by U.S. actors Kevin Spacey and Sharon Stone, underlines the celebrity status Gorbachev enjoys in the West, where he is widely perceived as the man who freed Eastern Europe from Soviet rule and ended a Cold War nuclear standoff.

Madonna sued by Malawi charity workers

Madonna is facing legal action for unfair dismissal from former employees of her Raising Malawi charity following the collapse of plans for a girl’s school in the African nation. The pop superstar had been working on building a £9.3 million education facility in the village of Chinkhota, near the capital of Lilongwe, through her charitable organisation.
However, the project has now been abandoned amid allegations of financial mismanagement, prompting Madonna to dismiss the

Gates, Buffett to tap India’s wealthy for charity

NEW DELHI – Two of the world’s richest men, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, took their charity roadshow to New Delhi on Thursday where they hope to coax their Indian peers to part with some of their wealth. Buffett, 80, and Gates, 55, who are close personal friends, were to meet with leading Indian businessmen at a luxury hotel in India’s capital to deliver their pitch and exchange ideas on philanthropy. The philanthropists announced last year that they would seek to persuade fellow

Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night unites stars for charity

PHOENIX – Every year, the greatest of all time, the champ, legendary Muhammad Ali brings knockouts like Halle Berry, Reba McEntire and Cristie Kerr along with heavy hitting celebrities such as Billy Crystal and Kevin Costner together for a very worthy cause.
For over 17 years, Celebrity Fight Night has raised over 65 million dollars for Parkinson’s research and remains the most anticipated charity event in the Valley and perhaps the entire country.
This year’s star-studded

William and Kate set up charity fund

Prince William and bride-to-be Kate Middleton have set up a gift fund to allow well-wishers who want to give them a wedding gift to donate money to charities they care about instead, royal officials said on Wednesday.
The couple have chosen 26 charities which will benefit from the Royal Wedding Charitable Gift Fund, some of which are not well-known or work in specific communities, St James’s Palace said.
“These causes are close to their hearts and reflect the experiences,

Eric Clapton auctions dozens of guitars for charity

NEW YORK – British rock legend Eric Clapton parted with 70 of his guitars in a charity auction on Wednesday that drew hundreds of fans and aficionados, and broke sale estimates. Clapton’s 1948 Gibson hollow body guitar brought in $83,000, making it the most expensive item in the auction. Its estimated value stood at $30,000.
Most items sold for much higher than estimated by Bonhams auction house. The auction included numerous Fender Stratocaster guitars, which the legendary

Charity event in Dubai for Pakistan flood victims today

LAHORE – In a testament to the power of charitable giving, a star-studded evening organized by “Quintessentially” on March 4, called “Pakistan Appeal” will see influential members of the UAE and the regional society give their charity and thoughts to the enduring plight of millions of flood victims, who lost everything in the greatest disaster ever to hit Pakistan.
The opening address will be made by the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Sheikh Nahyan Bin

Federer wins charity ‘Match for Africa’

ZURICH: Roger Federer took the upper hand against Rafael Nadal on Tuesday with a two set to one win in a charity exhibition match in the Swiss city of Zurich. After losing the first set 4-6, Federer broke back against the world number one early in the second set to take a 6-3, 6-3 lead, watched by a capacity home crowd including Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel, ski-ing champions Lindsey Vonn and Didier Cuche.
The 10,500 tickets for the “Match for Africa” were sold out

Charity the winner in drawn polo match

LAHORE: Guard Group played an improbable 6-6 draw against Bank Alfalah in a charity polo match hosted by the Lahore Polo Club under the banner of an organisation ‘Polo the Pakistan’ here at the LPC’s Aibak ground on Sunday. Prior to the electrifying polo encounter, a tent-pegging competition was organised to entertain the guests who contributed by purchasing the tickets for the rehabilitation of the flood affectees which devastated the country in monsoon a few months back.
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US adds Pakistan’s charity to terror list

WASHINGTON: The US on Wednesday added Pakistan’s Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation, a charity associated with a banned militant group, to its official list of blacklisted terror organizations.
The US State Department said that the Falah-e-Insaniyat (FeF) had been dubbed an “alias” of the militant Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), which is already on the State Department’s list of “designated foreign terrorist organizations”.
Daniel Benjamin, the State Department’s coordinator for

Donor conned by LGH charity organisation

LAHORE: Salim Mehboob was alarmed when an anonymous caller asked him to keep track of Rs 50,000, the former had given in charity to Anjum Behbood-e-Marizan of the Lahore General Hospital (LGH) in Ramzan (August this year).
The caller had raised Mehboob’s suspicion, but he was still not sure, as he had an official receipt of Rs 50,000 deposited in the name of his sister, who had sent the money from abroad. In a fix, Mehboob finally decided to look into the matter and contacted

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