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2011 kicks off with a swine flu death in Karachi

2011 kicks off with a swine flu death in Karachi

KARACHI – The first swine flu death of 2011 in the city was confirmed on Saturday. According to sources at the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH), Iftikharullah, 34, a resident of North Nazimabad, was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday with high fever, body ache, flu and some respiratory problems.
His blood samples were sent to the Civil Hospital Karachi and the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH); however, he died on Saturday at the ASH, and the AKUH confirmed that he was suffering

S Korea confirms first swine flu death this winter

SEOUL – A South Korean man has died from swine flu, becoming the country’s first reported human death from the virus this winter, health officials said Thursday.
The 30-year-old man began to show symptoms on Monday and tests showed he was infected with the A (H1N1) virus, said the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He was taken into intensive care in hospital but died on Wednesday morning, it said. “This marked the country’s first death caused by the H1N1 virus

De Niro leads movie’s death list

Robert De Niro has topped a gruesome new survey as he has ‘died’ on screen more times than any other Hollywood star. The Taxi Driver legend has met a nasty end in 15 different movies, including Cape Fear, Jackie Brown, and Heat, topping a poll by ChaCha.com. Second in the list is Bruce Willis, who has racked up 11 movie deaths, including two at the hands of his real-life ex-wife Demi Moore in ‘Mortal Thoughts’ and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. Third place goes to Johnny Depp, with

Franklin slams fake death report

Aretha Franklin’s representative has confirmed that the legendary singer is alive and well after she became the latest victim of an internet death hoax. She underwent surgery at a hospital in Detroit, Michigan earlier this month to treat an undisclosed ailment, with subsequent reports suggesting she has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Her ailing health led to incorrect online reports stating she had passed away over the festive period, but her spokesperson has slammed the

Death toll from Nigerian unrest at least 86

JOS – The death toll from a series of Christmas Eve bombings and reprisals in central Nigeria has risen to at least 80, the emergency management agency said on Tuesday, bringing the nationwide total to 86.
“We have gone around the five hospitals where casualties from the explosions and the violence that followed in Jos were taken,” said Daniel Balarabe Gambo, deputy director of communications for the National Emergency Management Agency.
“The data we collated at these

Celebrating life through death anniversaries

Lahore – MUNIR NIAZI He was one of the best-known and admired Urdu poets from Pakistan who also produced good poetry in the Punjabi. His effective imagery conveys pictures in few words. He has experimented with poetic forms and has tried to create a new style, rhythm and diction in Urdu poetry. Innocence, mythology, nostalgia, dreams, eroticism, and romance are some of his most common themes. His popular Urdu publications were “Taiz Hawa Aur Tanha Phool”, “Jungle mein Dhanak”,

Amir’s death triggers calls for players’ body

LAHORE: The death of a prominent first class cricketer, Aamir Bashir due to cancer on Tuesday led to a call from former Pakistan captains and players for the establishment of a players’ association in the country. Former captains Ramiz Raja and Rashid Latif were joined by former leg-spinner Abdul Qadir in demanding that the Pakistan Cricket Board allow establishment of a players’ association. “I think the way and the conditions in which Aamir Bashir passed away is sad and there are

Former DIG’s nephew butchered to death

LAHORE: The abducted nephew of former Traffic deputy inspector general (DIG) Ghalib Ali Bandesha has been butchered to death by kidnappers who also received Rs 1 million in ransom from the family, Pakistan Today learned on Tuesday.
Crime Investigation Agency Nawankot traced and arrested five criminals involved in the kidnapping-for-ransom and the subsequent murder after recovering Taimoor Laiq’s body from Sabzazar. Laiq was a resident of Rachna Block, Iqbal Town. According to the

Taliban say Holbrooke’s death should prompt troop withdrawal

KANDAHAR: The Taliban hoped on Tuesday that the death of Richard Holbrooke, the US special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, would prompt the withdrawal of American troops. Holbrooke’s death in Washington after suffering a torn aorta “could have a didactic effect on the American strategists, teaching them many things to learn”, a spokesman for the Afghan insurgents said in a statement emailed to AFP.
“The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan calls on the American powers that be to

‘Holy Prophet (PBUH) awarded death sentence for blasphemy’

LAHORE: The Holy Prophet (PBUH) had awarded the death penalty to 20 people committing blasphemy, former Lahore High Court (LHC) chief justice (CJ) Mian Nazir Akhtar claimed on Monday. He made these remarks while addressing a lecture at the Jamaat Ahl-e-Sunnat Pakistan (JAP) Central Secretariat. Akhtar said that the blasphemy case was a serious matter and people committing blasphemy were awarded the death plenty during the Holy Prophet’s era.
The former LHC CJ informed the

Elton John’s close shave to death

Sir Elton John has revealed that he was “very close” to being killed by drugs. When asked: How close did drugs get to killing you? John replied: “Very close. I mean, I would have an epileptic seizure and turn blue, and people would find me on the floor and put me to bed, and then 40 minutes later I’d be snorting another line.”
“This is how bleak it was, I’d stay up, I’d smoke joints, I’d drink a bottle of Johnnie Walker and then I’d stay up for three days and then I’d go to sleep

Corrupt should be put to death, says

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice (CJ) Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry in his maiden speech on Thursday said that there must be a death sentence for all corrupt people whether government officials or others in order to make society corruption-free.
He made these remarks while addressing a ceremony in connection with the International Anti-Corruption Day at the Alhamra Arts Council organised by the National Accountability Bureau. “The roots of corruption are very deep in our

‘Police criminally negligent in eunuch’s death’

LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif disposed of a suo motu proceeding on the death of an eunuch, Amir, allegedly shot by Allama Iqbal Town police. SSP (investigation) Zulfiqar Hameed on Monday informed that Allama Iqbal Town police had arrested eunuch Amir and was taking him to the police station when he jumped from van. Upon jumping he sustained serious injuries and died.
Hameed admitted ‘criminal negligence’ on the part of police and confirmed that

TI Pakistan head ‘receives death threats’

ISLAMABAD: The head of Pakistan’s branch of global anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International said on Tuesday he had received death threats for exposing the “misdeeds” of the government.
“I have received death threats,” Syed Adil Gilani told AFP by telephone from his Karachi office, but declined to name those who had issued the threats.
“They are calling me anti-state and a foreign agent,” he said, adding, “We are exposing misdeeds of government officials”. The head

Sherry submits bill to end death penalty for ‘blasphemers’

ISLAMABAD: Former information minister and PPP leader Sherry Rehman has submitted a private members’ bill with the National Assembly Secretariat, seeking an end to the death penalty for blasphemers. Important additions to the legislation include section 203A, which will ensure that “anyone making false or frivolous accusation under any of the sections 295A-C of the PPC shall be punished in accordance with similar punishments prescribed in the section under which the false accusation

China AIDS death toll up nearly 20,000 in a year

BEIJING: The total number of reported AIDS deaths in China has jumped by nearly 20,000 since an official estimate last year, state media said Monday as Beijing vowed to step up efforts to curb its spread.
Deaths linked to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) since its emergence in China in the 1980s reached 68,315 by the end of October, state television said, citing figures from the health ministry. That compares with a tally of 49,845 reported deaths released by the

Karachi crash death toll rises to 11

KARACHI: Death toll rose to 11, including eight crew members, as a Russian-made cargo plane crashed in the Naval area near Dalmian in Karachi soon after taking off from airport in the wee hours of Sunday, officials said.
Senior officials of the Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA), Pakistan Navy and other law enforcement agencies visited the scene while investigation into the incident would take a few days, Pakistan Today learnt.
Sindh Health Minister Sagheer Ahmed has sent the