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GlaxoSmithKline in China: Bitter pill

“GSK shares the desire of the Chinese authorities to root out corruption.” So declared GlaxoSmithKline, a British drugs giant, this week as it struggled to respond to a scandal in China. Four executives, all Chinese nationals, have been arrested on accusations of, among other things, paying nearly $500m in bribes to doctors and officials to boost sales of the firm’s treatments. Chinese state television broadcast an interview in which one of the arrested executives gave details of the alleged bribery scheme. Another executive, who is British, has been told not to leave China. GSK said it would co-operate with the investigation.Scandals involving the marketing of medicines are not just a Chinese phenomenon. Big Pharma&rsqu...

July 22, 2013 at 10:14 pm | News Desk

Ahead of iPhone 6, iPhone 5S, iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2! Apple’s endeaver to save its web empire

Ahead of Apple’s release of next range of products including iPhone 6, iPhone 5S and tablets, the hacking of developer site of Apple was shocking for the tech savvies. Claiming to be leader of tech and mobile devices, Apple was considered to have some of the best Internet security around its empire. But even a Turkish security analyst managed to breach into Apple’s empire and tens of thousands of developers are now in safe hands. Following is an email from the Cupertino firm over the issue Last Thursday, an intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer website. Sensitive personal information was encrypted and cannot be accessed, however, we have not been able to rule out the ...

July 22, 2013 at 6:31 pm | News Desk

Shahrukh Khan ends rivalry by old friend Salman Khan at Baba Siddique Iftaar Party

MUMBAI: Ramadan is a holy month where peoples forget their enemies and spread brother hood. MLA Baba Siddique organized an Iftaar party where many Bollywood and political personality was seen in the party. The Iftaar party has seen a miracle when superstars Shahrukh Khan hug his old friend Salman khan which finally ends their five year old rivalry due to the efforts of Baba Siddique and his friends Madhur Bhandarkar, Sohail Khan, Salim Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Boney Kapoor, Parvez Lakdawala and Nadeem Lakdawala who were also seen at the remarkable event and witnessed the “hug”. Parvez Lakdawala said, “I am quite happy that two megastar ends their cold war at holy month of Ramadan. It’s double celebration for Bollywoo...

July 22, 2013 at 6:31 pm | News Desk

Legacy matters for Open winner Mickelson

GULLANE, United Kingdom: British Open champion Phil Mickelson has his eyes firmly set on joining the elite list of golfing legends who have won all four of the majors. (more…)

July 22, 2013 at 6:31 pm | News Desk

Malala Yusafzai Case: Debating the Real Rightwing

The attack on the young Malala Yusafzai has morphed in to a debate about the future direction of Pakistan. Such debates are healthy for a society which is marred in all sorts of problems and issues and hence any such initiative about discussing ideas and solutions to the problems felt by the society should be encouraged. But before we enter in to debates and discussions about ideas we need to agree to some fundamental rules about debates. Ideas need to be stated clearly and explicitly. You cannot deceive someone in to accepting ideas. Secondly the debate needs to be real. Being real means a few things. It means that both sides should be heard and given a fair chance at explaining themselves. This is important because if an idea has taken ...

July 22, 2013 at 6:31 pm | News Desk

Man Utd make second bid to land Fabregas

LONDON: Manchester United manager David Moyes on Monday revealed he has stepped up his pursuit of Cesc Fabregas after making a second bid for the Barcelona midfielder. (more…)

July 22, 2013 at 6:31 pm | News Desk

PPP calls consultative session for presidential candidate

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has called consultative session on July 23 for finalising name for the presidential candidate. PPP has decided to called special consultative session for resolving matters over naming Raza Rabbani as candidate in presidential election. Prominent leader Makhdoom Amin Fahim will chair the session while top leadership and current PPP parliamentarians, sources said. Raza Rabbani’s nomination papers for upcoming election will be submitted on July 24 after collecting recommendations and suggestions from the session. It is pertinent to note, senior leader of the political party Aitzaz Ahsan outraged over PPP leadership on always selecting him and Raza Rabbani in specific situations whenever t...

July 21, 2013 at 6:24 pm | News Desk

Pakistan won the toss and puts West Indies in to bat

Saint Lucia: Pakistan on Sunday won the toss and invite West Indies to bat first in the fourth One Day International (ODI) played at Beausejour Cricket Ground. The five ODI matches series is still level with 1-1. Now both teams are aiming to get lead in the series. West Indies replace Kieron Pollard with Devon Smith while Pakistan haven’t made any change in the team. This match will be house full, according to organizers. Fans are hope full to see tough competition between the two grate cricket nations. Pakistan have played 5 matches at this vanue and won 4 of them and one match drawn. West Indies: Chris Gayle, Johnson Charles (wk), Darren Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo (capt), Devon Smith, Darren Sammy, Ke...

July 21, 2013 at 6:24 pm | News Desk

Superman, Batman to team up in Zack Snyder’s new film

LOS ANGELES: Superman and Batman are to team up in a new film, its director and the studio behind this year’s blockbuster “Man of Steel” announced on Saturday. The new movie was announced by director Zack Snyder, widely praised for rebooting the Superman franchise last month, with Briton Henry Cavil proving his mettle in the title role. Batman has yet to be cast, after Christian Bale said he had hung up his cape after the third and final “Dark Knight” movie last year. The superhero double-act could be seen as an attempt by studio giant Warner Bros to emulate the record-breaking success of last year’s “Avengers” mega-hit, featuring Marvel characters. “I’m so excited to begin wor...

July 21, 2013 at 6:24 pm | News Desk

The Ashes 2nd test Day 4: England declare at 349 an loss of 6 wickets against Australia

London: England on Sunday lead by 582 runs after declaring its 2nd inning at the total of 349 on loss of 6 wickets against Australia in the second test of The Ashes played at Lord’s. England starts its second Innings having lead of 233 runs. England loss three wickets early but Joe Root and Tim Bresnan came with a rescue. Bresnan after making 38 become the victim of James Pattinson at the total of 129 runs. Joe Root continue his inning along with Ian Bell who made 74 runs while opener complete his century to lead England to 333 for 5 at stumps Day 3. In the first hour of play England loss another wicket in shape of Jonny Bairstow while Joe Root after making 180 become the victim of Ryan Harris at the total of 349 runs.  Englan...

July 21, 2013 at 6:24 pm | News Desk

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