Three bogies of the Lahore-bound Shalimar Express derailed at a place near Latifabad-Hyderabad underpass on Sunday. Minister of State for Railways Muhammad Jadam Mangrio advised the passengers to recite Durood Sharif while traveling by trains to ensure their safety because railway track is outdated, while trains and railway lines are also in appalling state.
The minister said that he would continue to inform the nation about the corruption in Pakistan Railways.
Dr AQ Khan wrote in the News few weeks ago that when Tartars were attacking Baghdad, Caliph ordered to recite Ayat Karima one hundred thousand times in all mosques of Baghdad.
AQ Khan says that while people of Baghdad were busy reciting, Tartars destroyed whole Islamic state and killed hundreds of thousands of people and desecrated mosques where they were busy reciting.
The same Railway minister visited Sukkur railway station last month and gave a speach that he is satisfied to an extent from the department and minor problems will be sorted out soon and few days ahead this incident of Shalimar express happens.
An Indian pharmaceutical company claims that it can increase its production of antiviral drug named “FLUVIR” or “Tamiflu” to combat swine flu. Hetero Drugs Limited in Hyderabad India is the only supplier in India licensed by Swiss-based Roche to manufacture this flu drug.
Roche is working closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) and Governments around the world to make the oral antiviral medication Tamiflu available to patients in need following the increased reports of outbreaks of swine flu. The WHO and US CDC report Tamiflu is active against this new swine flu virus A (H1N1).
Roche can produce 400 million treatments of Tamiflu over a 12-month period, said James Smith, the drugmaker’s medical leader for Tamiflu, in an interview. “Production capacity now basically outstrips demand.”
Roche had Tamiflu sales totaling 609 million Swiss francs ($527 million) in 2008, according to the company’s annual report.
The IPL declared a gross income of Rs 645 crore in its inaugural year and a profit of Rs 51 crore after handing over the dues to the franchises and the state associations.The eight franchises paid between $67 million and $111.9 million to own teams for a ten-year period, and the league plans to have three more teams from 2011. The team owners are entitled to 80 per cent of the television rights revenue, which amounted to Rs 236 crore in the first year minus production costs, and 60 per cent of the sponsorship revenues, which netted Rs 117 crore in the first year.
Such a huge profitable event cant be so easily moved outside India. Various other factors are responsible for its new venue. The general elections are proceeding in India due to which IPL officials are forced to host the event in South Africa. well in my own opinion it was not the election issue actually it was their fear of losing world cup matches and future of cricket in India. They knew that something like 3/3 attacks could also happen in India and if it does during IPL when a lot of international cricketers are there, it would be fatal for Indian cricket.
Delhi Police Commissioner Y.S. Dadwal said on March 18, security risks cannot be taken for the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Twenty20 tournament after the audacious attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Pakistan March 3.
“Keeping in view what happened in Pakistan, we need to have more security and I don’t think we can take this risk as IPL matches are coinciding with general elections. It is difficult for us to cater for matches,” the police commissioner said.
Around 400 players and officials got visas and accommodation in South Africa over night and IPL begins there so easily. I had to borrow words from Mr. Hamid Abbasi, it is The Great Game of Cricket by India to shift the event so that all possibilities of any kind of mishap or terrorist activity abolish and they have the chance to be in the great game of cricket. Also this decision favours them and they got 29 world cup matches out of 49 including those which had to be hosted by Pakistan previously. The income which has been lost from IPL can easily be recovered from world cup 2011.
Pakistan were stripped of its rights as co-host of the 2011 World Cup by the ICC on 17th April, 2009 due to ongoing concerns about the “uncertain security situation” prevailing in the country, especially in the aftermath of the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore.It is estimated that the PCB will lose $10.5 million due to the tournament being taken away from them.This figure only includes the match-fee of $750,000 per match guaranteed by the ICC. The overall loss to the PCB and the Pakistani economy is expected to be much greater.
Pakistan made the bid to host its home games in the cities of UAE as a neutral home venue. This is in response to the fact that the last few months of cricket that Pakistan has played, has been in the cities of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. The pitches in these stadia have also been developed to suit the Pakistani players. This would not harm any timing schedules as their are regular flights from the city of Mumbai to Dubai. However, on the 28th of April 2009, the ICC announced the re-allocation of matches originally intended to be played in Pakistan. As a result, India will now host 29 matches across eight venues including the final and one semi-final; Sri Lanka will host 12 in three venues, including one semi-final; while Bangladesh will stage eight at two grounds as well as the opening ceremony on February 18, 2011.