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Kenya’s Iron Lady backs ICC trials for poll violence

NAIROBI – A local tribunal would not be a credible mechanism to try Kenyan post-election violence suspects because the wealthy political elite would manipulate the court, Kenya’s “Iron Lady” Martha Karua said on Monday. Six top suspects are due at the International Criminal Court (ICC) later this week, a move that has intensified infighting in the fractured coalition government as many members, including President Mwai Kibaki, want local trials.
Karua, known as the Iron Lady for

Lady health workers go on strike across country

ISLAMABAD – The Lady Health Workers Association (LHWA) announced a countrywide strike from today till 50 lady health workers (LHWs) arrested for staging a sit-in at the National Highway near Obaro, Sindh were released.
LHWA head Bushra Arain announced at a press conference on Sunday that the LHWs would continue the protest till their demands were met. She demanded the government release the arrested LHWs and increase their salaries as ordered by the Supreme Court. She said the

Lady Gaga on ’60 Minutes’

The “master of the art of fame” is a tough egg to crack. Lady Gaga at the Grammys. Anderson Cooper turned up last night on 60 Minutes to file a dispatch from a war zone. He had landed an exclusive interview with a guerrilla fighter from a dance-floor liberation army. The interviewee, a hardline Warholist named Stefani Germanotta, duly sprayed a few bullets, leading another successful skirmish in her never-ending war against obscurity.
This was perhaps Cooper’s soundest work yet

First lady poet from Chitral hopes to change life of women

LAHORE – The first female poet of Chitral Rahima Naz, who stepped in the field of poetry despite living in a conservative society, is optimistic to bring revolution in the district eradicating all frustration from the lives of women.
Rahima Naz was born in the paradise-like but backward area of upper Chitral Khot village (Tehsil Torkoh). Her father Haji Khan served in Pakistan Air Force (PAF). She passed her matriculation examination from Federal Government Public Girls High

THQ hospital lacks lady doctors

WAZIRABAD – The only government hospital in Wazirabad, the Tehsi Headquarters hospital, has no gynecologists and lady doctors while several posts of lady doctors (WMOs) and two APMOs are lying vacant. The people are forced to consult private hospitals which charge heavy fees from them.
Particularly, there is not even a single gynecologist for delivery cases. The leaders of Citizens Welfare Council Wazirabad have appealed to the chief minister to appoint lady doctors and

Anti-polio drive from Feb 2 sans lady health workers?

KARACHI – The Sindh government has announced that the anti-polio drive in the province would be launched from February 2, but confusion still persists over lady health workers’ (LHW) participation in the drive after the Sindh chapter of the workers’ association refused to return to work till their salary dues were not cleared.
The anti-polio drive was scheduled to start on January 31, but was postponed after LHWs went on strike, saying that the government had not given them

First lady makes her presence felt at PC Furniture Exhibition

LAHORE – Private-sector print and electronic media were barred from entering the Women Entrepreneur Furniture Exhibition at the Pearl Continental Hotel on Sunday, as First Lady Fauzia Gilani attended the exhibition’s last day at the hotel’s Shahi Khema Hall.
The general public and journalists criticised the extraordinary protocol given to the PM’s wife and termed it a disrespect. Journalists, already present in the hall, were forced to leave the spot until Fauzia was present in

Eminem, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry to sing at Grammys

LOS ANGELES – Rapper Eminem and pop diva Lady Gaga are among the actors who will perform at next month’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Eminem, on the comeback trail after battling drug addition, leads the field of nominees at pop music’s biggest night with 10 nominations, including the three big categories of best album, best song and best record of the year.
Lady Gaga, as famous for her outlandish outfits as for her catchy tunes, has six nominations including best album.

Pike shocked by old lady image

Actress Rosamund Pike was shocked when make-up artists transformed her into an old woman for her new movie role – because she looked “hideous” with wrinkles.
The former Bond girl plays Miriam, a woman who ages from her 20s to 58, in upcoming drama Barney’s Version, and admits she was in “crisis” when she saw her future self. But Pike’s fears were short-lived – the make-up artist had accidentally transformed her into an 80-year-old lady.
The actress tells, “I had a moment of

Vivek goes gaga for his lady

Indian film actor Vivek Oberoi is a happy man these days. The actor, who had been nursing his broken heart for long, is once again love-struck and is head over heels for his lady Priyanka Alva.
Set to tie the knot on October 29, Vivek feels like a love smitten teenager. Talking about his bride to be, Vivek said, “We’ve discovered a whole universe in each other’s life. I live in a world of masks. I needed someone as real as she is.”
As for his relationship with

Lady Gaga fears being killed

Pop sensation Lady Gaga has fan phobia and fears that she will end up like Beatles legend John Lennon, who was killed by a crazy admirer in 1980. The ‘Paparazzi’ hitmaker is so paranoid about being murdered by a fan that she insists on round-the-clock protection by her bodyguards. The eccentric singer has even boosted the security of her New York apartment and reportedly makes her bodyguard watch over her while she sleeps. Gaga is terrified that she may meet with the same fate like