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SC summons former IG in drag race case

SC summons former IG in drag race case

ISLAMABAD – Police Deputy Inspector General Major (r) Mubasharullah told the Supreme Court on Friday that Islamabad’s former IG Kalim Imam had phoned him and asked to accept the affidavits being filed on behalf of Ali Riaz, Bahria Town’s chief executive and one of the accused in illegal drag race case in which an accident claimed five lives.
A four-member bench, composed of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Muhammad Sair Ali, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice

Families of drag race victims absolve housing society

LAHORE – The families of the drag race tragedy victims have absolved the Bahria Town management, of all the blames. The tragedy took place on 5 December 2010 in Phase VIII of Bahria Town, when one of the driver lost control over his car and it rammed into spectators. Five people died in the accident.
The case registered by the police had nominated Bahria Town management as co-accused. The families representing the deceased and the injured; Lt. Col (R) Javed Iqbal and Mrs. Kausar

Chelsea rout Bolton to stay in race

LONDON – Chelsea confirmed their return to form with a ruthless 4-0 win over Bolton Wanderers on Monday to keep a foothold in the Premier League title race. If ever there was a fixture for Chelsea to guarantee a win it is away to Bolton and they clinched their eighth successive victory at the Reebok Stadium with a stunning strike by Didier Drogba and goals by Florent Malouda, Nicolas Anelka and Ramires.
Having taken 10 points from 11 games in a dire run, back-to-back victories

Punjab girls race to glory in U-16 Athletics

LAHORE – The athletic team of the Sports Board Punjab has excelled in the PSB-Inter Provincial U-16 Girls Athletics Championship held at Karachi on Monday. Saib-e- Asra of Punjab stood first in the final of 800 meter race while Perveen Fiaz of Punjab stood third. Musurrat of Punjab was the winner and Sidra Hameed was declared third in long jump final.

‘Peepli Live’ out from Oscar race

India’s official entry to the Oscars this year, ‘Peepli Live’ is out of the race. Even Aamir Khan’s clout couldn’t save the film from being chucked off the list of movies selected by the voting jury in the Foreign Language Film category for the 83rd Academy Awards.
Sources confirm that that the Aamir Khan-produced film is not in the list of nine movies selected for the next round of voting. Made by debutant director Anusha Rizvi, ‘Peepli Live’, the satirical comedy wowed

SC cancels high court’s bail to drag race accused

ISLAMABAD – Expressing dismay over the Sindh High Court’s decision to grant protective bail to Ali Riaz, son of Bahria Town’s chief executive Malik Riaz, in the fatal drag car race case, the Supreme Court on Monday reversed the ruling by canceling the bail. The illegal race had ended with loss of five lives after an accident on December 5, 2010.
A three-member bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday was

Film producers, writers solidify Oscar race

LOS ANGELES – Film producers and writers on Tuesday jumped into Hollywood’s Oscar race with their choices of 2010’s best movies, including “The Social Network,” “The Fighter” and “Black Swan,” among others.
The Producers Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America, which represent their respective groups in the film and television industries, annually issue lists of best movies, and their picks are closely watched in the race for Oscars.
Joining the three movies above

Fergie expects closest title race of his career

MANCHESTER – Sir Alex Ferguson enters his 25th year as Manchester United manager this weekend anticipating the tightest title battle of his long and illustrious career.
Ferguson believes defending champions Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham all have realistic chances of being involved when the title race reaches its climax in May and it is a challenge which the Scot relishes. “I think the title is there for everyone to win or lose it,” said Ferguson, who celebrated

Dzeko to give City the edge in title race, says Mancini

LONDON – Edin Dzeko’s chances of joining Premier League title chasers Manchester City have been boosted with a ringing endorsement from City’s manager Roberto Mancini. The 24-year-old Bosnia striker is one of the Bundesliga’s most prolific scorers and City are reported to be in negotiations to sign him from VfL Wolfsburg once the transfer window opens on Saturday.
“We have the chance to win the league this year and the decisive factor could be Edin Dzeko,” Italian Mancini told

Hollywood’s Oscar race is officially on

LOS ANGELES – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has mailed out nomination ballots to the 5,755 of its members who will be voting for The Academy Awards for 2010, or Oscars, the world’s top film honors. Each year, a few hundred movies hope to qualify for Oscars, but only 10 will be nominated for best feature film.
Their producers and distributors begin jockeying for position as far back as the summer, but it is only when the academy officially mails out ballots that

Title race on ice as snow blankets Premier League

LONDON – Heavy snow and freezing temperatures wreaked havoc with the Premier League on Saturday, all but wiping out the fixture list and putting the title race on ice. Arsenal were denied the chance to regain top spot after their match against Stoke at the Emirates was one of four matches to be called off just hours before kick-off as blizzards blanketed Britain.
In the only two games to take place, Sunderland moved up to sixth place as Danny Welbeck’s first-half header clinched

SC takes up fatal drag race case today

ISLAMABAD: A three-member Supreme Court bench will today take up a suo motu notice taken against loss of five precious lives in a car race in Rawalpindi, reportedly without permission from the district administration.
The bench will comprise Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday while Punjab Provincial Police Officer (PPO), Rawalpindi Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner will appear before the court.

Pakistan’s Adnan clinches 4th position in World Series Race

LAHORE: Pakistani racing driver Adnan Sarwar finished 4th at the Sodi World Series Masters Cup final race at the Dubai Autodrome. This remains the best finish for a Pakistani driver in an international race.
Qualifying and starting from 5th place, Adnan fell back to 8th after an incident in turn one but then climbed back up the grid, overtaking four drivers to finish only 0.2 seconds behind third place finisher Fabian Lunz of South Africa and ahead of drivers from Germany,

Car race claims 5 lives in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: At least five people, including a father and a son, were killed and several injured on Sunday when the participant of a car race rammed his vehicle into a crowd of spectators in Islamabad’s Bahria Town.
According to details, Majid Naeem, the driver, lost control of his car that headed straight into a crowd, killing Suhail Khan, his son Danyal Khan and Babar Ali on the spot.
Two others, Aslam Yar and Mohsin Javed, succumbed to their injuries on way to hospital.