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LG Optimus 7 opens a new window to content sharing

LG Optimus 7 opens a new window to content sharing

LAHORE: LG Electronics recently announced the global launch of its first Windows Phone 7 devices, LG Optimus 7 and LG Optimus 7Q.
Building on Microsoft’s new operating system that offers people the ability to do more in fewer steps, the LG Optimus 7 series introduces a new era for smartphones and offers consumers a whole new experience of mobile life.
A direct result of LG and Microsoft’s close work together in the smartphone market, the LG Optimus 7 series offers the glance

Army dogs to get new armoured car

Military sniffer dogs in Afghanistan are to travel in luxury – inside armour-plated kennels on board a new vehicle.
A ‘dogpod’ fitted to the six-wheeled Wolfhound tactical support vehicle will include air-conditioning and lighting.
Highly trained spaniels and other dogs adept at sniffing out bombs recently tested the kennels with handlers from 104 Military Working Dogs Squadron, based in Leicestershire.
Previously, the dogs were loose in the back of the vehicles and

Tokyo hotel eyes record with new plan

$671,000 a night for the entire hotel!
Want an exclusive venue for your next party? The Mandarin Oriental Tokyo hotel may have the answer: use of the entire hotel, including nine restaurants and all spas and rooms – for a cool $671,000 a night.
The luxury hotel in central Tokyo began selling the plan a week ago as “something splashy” to commemorate its opening five years ago, said hotel spokeswoman Chie Hayakawa. It intends to apply for recognition from Guinness World

Irrfan’s got a brand new look

Irrfan Khan’s reputation for versatility is well-known in the film industry. He is one of the few actors who has essayed a wide range of characters, both dark and romantic, with equal panache.
Irrfan has gone a step further by getting himself a brand new look in “Knock Out”, where he plays the role of a street-smart investment banker, the target of a nameless foe (Sanjay Dutt) who turns his world upside down. It’s suave, sexy and “very metrosexual” as the actor chooses to

Ogra announces wellhead prices for new gas fields

KARACHI: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) has declared the wellhead prices for new gas production fields including Bobi, while the authority also revised the price upwards for Manzalai field to $2.83 per mmbtu against the earlier figure quoted of $2.72.
The price for the Bobi field has been determined since January 2007 but the price has now been set at Rs 382.08 per mmbtu.
Ogra owns 100 percent stakes in the Bobi field, which has an average gas production level

KSE sustained by new investments

KARACHI: The main board stocks of major commercial sectors received fresh funds inflow, mainly through government treasuries, resident participants and local financial groups; resultantly KSE 100 index gained 97 points.
However, various economic, financial and political problems prevalent kept the most prudent speculators reluctant to commit. Short term trading opportunities were capitalized by the more venturesome of investors.
The KSE 100 Index opened in red zone with a

Lava and ashes help create new Icelandic perfume

A new line of perfume is about to explode onto the Icelandic market, made of melt water from a glacier sitting on top of the Eyjafjoell volcano that erupted in April, spreading ash and flight chaos across Europe.
“When Eyjafjoell started erupting I suddenly got the idea to bring the power of Icelandic nature into people’s homes,” Icelandic designer Sigrun Lilja Gudjonsdottir, head of company Gydja Collection, explained Tuesday.
That is when “the idea of using water from the

PU VC to welcome new graduation, masters students on 14th

Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Mujahid Kamran would address the welcome party of over 2,000 newly-admitted students of BA/BSc and MA/MSc to be held at the Faisal Auditorium, New Campus on Thursday, October 14.
PU Advisor Students Affairs (ASA) Iftikhar Ahmed Chaudhry made this announcement while chairing a meeting to finalise the arrangements of the welcome party. Chaudhry emphasised upon the participants that they should exhibit a sense of

Petroleum Ministry says no gas for new fertiliser plants

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Petroleum has flatly refused the allocation of further gas for any new fertiliser plants, saying under present circumstance there was no possibility to allocate any fresh gas quota for any newly installed fertiliser plant in the next five years.
According to official sources this reply was made by the petroleum ministry to an official request forwarded by the Ministry of Industries, which had sought additional gas quota for the development of a new 0.5

Agha Khan University Examination Board introduce new syllabus

Agha Khan University Examination Board (AKUEB) is introducing a new teaching syllabus for Class VIII in order to ease the transition from middle to secondary and higher secondary school. This initiative will develop a new teaching syllabus for English, Urdu, Mathematics, General Science and Social Studies.
As students have to switch from a rote learning regime to an active learning approach in grade eight, AKUEB has decided to develop a course of study which promotes active

NATO must work to achieve new vision: Rasmussen

NATO must adopt a new vision to combat modern threats and broaden partnerships with emerging powers such China and India, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Friday.
Rasmussen called for an alliance to face 21st century dangers such as cyber attacks, ballistic missiles and global terrorism as he outlined his views on a new “strategic concept” that NATO leaders will adopt in November.
The time had come for “an alliance which can defend the 900 million citizens of NATO

Honda Launches New Hybrid Fit Model

Honda Motor on Friday launched a hybrid version of its popular Fit subcompact car in Japan, making it the cheapest petrol-electric car available on the market.
Expecting to generate considerable sales, Fit Hybrid went on sale with a starting price of 1.59 million yen (19,000 dollars), cheaper than any other hybrid vehicle in Japan. The conventional Fit is priced at about 1.2 million yen.
The vehicle has been launched as a direct competitor to Toyota’s Prius, which has been