Friday, December 31, 2010

Comparison of Karachi Stock Exchnage Indices

Pakistani stock market comprises of 3 stock markets namely; Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE), Lahore Stock Exchange (LSE), and Islamabad Stock Exchange (ISE). Karachi Stock market is the leading stock exchange in Pakistan. It comprises of 4 indices, i.e. All Share index, KSE-100 index, KSE-30 index, and KMI (KSE Meezan Index)-30 index.

The KSE-100 was launched in 1991 with a base of 10,000 points. It is an index acting as benchmark to compare prices on the Karachi Stock Exchange over a period of time. The index comprises 100 companies selected on the basis of sector representation and highest market capitalization, which captures over 80% of the total market capitalization of the companies listed on stock exchange. Out of the 35 sectors, 34 companies are selected i.e. one company from each sector (excluding Open-End Mutual Fund Sector) on the basis of the largest market capitalization and the remaining 66 companies are selected on the basis of largest market capitalization in descending order. This is a total return index i.e. dividend, bonus and rights are adjusted. Today index stood around 10600 points.

The Karachi Stock Exchange is launched KSE-30 index with base point of 10,000 points; the index was implemented from Friday, September 01, 2006. The objective of KSE-30 is to have a benchmark by which the stock performance can be compared over a period of time. Particularly, KSE-30 was designed to give investors with clear picture of how large companies are performing.

The KSE-30 performs on the free floating methodology. This means proportion of total shares issued by a company that are readily available for trading at Stock Exchange. It excludes the shares held by controlling directors/sponsors/promoters, government and other locked-in shares not available for trading in the normal course. The closing points were around 10300.

The Karachi Stock Exchange with the collaboration of Al Meezan Investments Management Limited launched the Pakistan’s first Islamic index, named KSE Meezan Index or KMI on September 01, 2008, Ramadan 01, 1429 Hijra.
The KMI consists of 30 companies which qualify the Shariah screening criteria. The objective of KMI-30 is to serve as a gauge for measuring the performance of Shariah Compliant Equity Investment, and it also provides investors with a suitable benchmark for comparing returns on their Shariah Compliant Investments.
Following is the criteria of KMI-30:
o The business of company should be Halal. Investment in banks, insurance companies, leasing companies, and other non-Shariah compliant is not allowed.
o Total interest bearing debt should be less than 40% of total assets invested in the business.
o Non-Shariah compliant investment must be less than 33% of total assets invested in the company, which includes investment in mutual funds, conventional money market instruments, bonds, PIBs, FIBs, CoIs, CoDs, TFCs, T-bills, and all interest based placements and all interest based loans and advances, etc.
o Non-Shariah compliant income must be less than 5% of total revenue.
o Illiquid assets must be greater than 20% of total assets employed in the business, which includes property, plant and equipment, building, furniture, intangible assets, etc.
o Market price per should be greater than Net Liquid assets per share.


Comparison:
Since very first days the KMI-30 is higher than KSE-100 andKSE-30. In the first month since inception KMI-30 was more than 1000 points higher than KSE-30 and 2000 points above than KSE-100. In the end of September 2008, KMI-30 was at 11224.87, KSE-30 was at 10064 and KSE-100 was at 9179. Today KMI-30 stands at 16791.09 whereas KSE-30 stands at 10250. This show the confidence investors have vested in KSE Meezan Index. In 2009 KSE Meezan Index has gained the top slot in the worldwide indices by posting 107.4 percent dollar based returns, while KSE-100 index secured sixth position with 60 percent dollar based returns.

If we depict the scenario of return of indices, it’s like that. The return on KMI-30 is higher than the both of the indices in Karachi Stock Market i.e. KSE-30 and KSE-100. The investors who invest in KMI got the return of more than 5%, whereas the return on KSE-30 and KSE-100 is -3% and 0.35% respectively.

If we conclude all this discussion, the gist is that investing in Islamic mode of shares is very lucrative indeed from investors’ perspective.

What happened on December 31 in the Hisory

December 31 Events in History

2008 One leap second is added to the end of the year
1999 Control of Panama Canal reverts to Panama
1999 The London Eye, the world's largest Ferris wheel, opens by the banks of the Thames
1998 U.S. movie box office hits record $6.24 billion for year
1997 Intel cuts price of Pentium II-233 MHz from $401 to $268
1997 Marv Levy, retires as coach of Buffalo Bills
1997 Microsoft buys Hotmail E-mail service
1997 More Swedes died than were born in 1997, 1st time since 1809
1997 Orlando Hernandez, half-brother of pitcher Livan, defects from Cuba
1997 South African and U.S. surgeons separate Zambian Siamese twins joined at the head
1995 "Danny Gans on Broadway" closes at Neil Simon New York City
1995 "Having Our Say" closes at Booth Theater New York City after 308 performances
1995 "Heiress" closes at Cort Theater New York City after 340 performances
1995 "Paul Roebson" closes at Longacre Theater New York City after 14 performances
1995 "Racing Demon" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater New York City after 48 performances
1995 "Tempest" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 71 performances
1995 62nd Sugar Bowl: Virginia Tech beats Texas
1995 Cartoonist Bill Watterson ends his "Calvin and Hobbes" comic strip
1995 Matthew Elliott scores separate cricket century same day for Victoria
1994 1st snowless December in Baltimore Maryland
1994 Anti Apartheid Group of Netherlands (AABN) disbands
1993 Barbra Striesand does her 1st live public concert in 20 years
1993 Loveboat actress Jill Whelan (27) weds Brad St. John (33)
1992 Target date for Europe's single market
1992 WCBS TV news anchor Carol Martin weds Joe Terry
1991 CPN, Communist Party of Netherland, last day of existance
1991 Daniel R McCarthy elected New York Yankee managing general partner
1991 Dow Jones closes at record high 3168.83
1991 J Donald Crump resigned as CFL Commissioner
1991 U.S.S.R., last day of existence
1990 Iraq begins a military draft of 17 year olds
1990 Sci-Fi Channel on cable TV begins transmitting
1990 United Somali Congress seizes Presidential Palace
1989 "Me and My Girl" closes at Marquis Theater New York City after 1420 performances
1989 "Threepenny Opera" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City after 65 performances
1989 Actress Annabella Sciorra (Jungle Fever) weds Joe Petruzzi
1989 Fog Bowl: Heavy fog rolls in on Bears 20-12 victory over Eagles
1989 Jockey Kent Desormeaux sets record with 598 wins in a year
1986 Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 97
1986 Russian TU-144 flies for 1st time faster than sound
1986 WIS-AM in Columbia South Carolina changes call letters to WVOC (now WOMG)
1984 Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen loses his arm in a car crash
1984 New York City subway gunman Bernhard Goetz surrenders to police in New Hampshire
1984 Rajiv Gandhi takes office as India's 6th Prime Minister succeeds his mother, Indira Gandhi
1984 Test Cricket debut of Mohammad Azharuddin, vs. England at Calcutta
1984 U.S. leaves UNESCO
1983 Brunei gains complete independence from Britain
1983 Jose Happart installed as mayor of Voeren Belgium
1983 Nigeria's National Assembly dissolves after military coup
1982 CBS Mystery Theater final episode on radio after 8 years
1982 NBC radio cancels almost all of its network daily features
1982 TV soap "Doctors" ends 19 year run
1981 CNN Headline News debuts
1981 Lt Jerry Rawlings becomes head of Ghana, suspends constitution
1981 Netherlands unemployment stands at record 475,000
1980 A Jewish owned hotel in Nairobi Kenya is bombed killing 18
1980 New York Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Chicago Black Hawks
1980 Senegal president Leopold Senghor resigns
1979 Winterland Rock Concert Hall in San Francisco closes after 556 concerts
1978 "Magic Show" closes at Cort Theater New York City after 1859 performances
1978 "Runaways" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 199 performances
1978 CIA director, Admiral Stansfield Turner retires from the Navy
1978 Iran shah names Chapour Bakhtiar premier
1978 Taiwan's final day of diplomatic relations with US
1977 "Bubbling Brown Sugar" closes at ANTA Theater New York City after 766 performances
1977 "Man of La Mancha" closes at Palace Theater New York City after 124 performances
1977 Amir Sheikh Jabir al-Ahmad al-Jabir Al Sabah becomes leader of Kuwait
1977 Cambodia drops diplomatic relations with Vietnam
1977 Donald Woods, a banned white editor flees South Africa
1977 Ted Bundy escapes from jail in Colorado
1976 TV soap "Somerset" ends 6 year run
1976 The Cars played their 1st gig
1975 42nd Sugar Bowl: Alabama 13 beats Penn State 6
1974 41st Sugar Bowl: Nebraska 13 beats Florida 10
1974 Free agent pitcher Catfish Hunter signs $3M 5 year New York Yankees contract
1974 Gold legal in U.S., Franklin Mint strikes Panama's Gold 100 balboa coin
1974 Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks join Fleetwood Mac
1974 New York Yankees sign Jim "Catfish" Hunter to 5 years for record $3.75 million
1974 Popular Electronics displays Altair 8800 computer
1973 40th Sugar Bowl: Notre Dame 24 beats Alabama 23
1973 61st Australian Mens Tennis: John Newcombe beats O Parun (63 67 75 61)
1973 Johan Cruyff chosen European soccer Player of year
1972 39th Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma 14 beats Penn State 0
1972 Leap second day; also in 1973-79, 1987
1972 Miami Dolphins beat Pittsburgh Steelers 21-7 in AFC championship game
1972 Washington Redskins beat Dallas Cowboys 26-3 in NFC championship game
1971 KAID TV channel 4 in Boise, Idaho (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 Lieutenant General Robert E Cushman,, Jr., USMC, ends term as deputy director of CIA
1970 Congress authorizes Eisenhower dollar coin
1970 President Allende nationalizes Chilean coal mines
1970 Would have been start of Australia/England Test Cricket at MCG, washed out
1969 Congo-Brazzaville becomes People's republic, under major Ngouabi
1968 1st supersonic airliner flown (Russian TU-144)
1968 1st test flight of Tupolev TU 144
1968 New York Jets win AFL championship
1967 "Henry, Sweet Henry" closes at Palace Theater New York City after 80 performances
1967 1st NBA game at Great Western Forum, Los Angeles Lakers beat Houston 147-118
1967 Oakland Raiders beat Houston Oilers 40-7 in AFL championship game
1967 Packers beat Cowboys 21-17 in NFL championship game (-13 degrees F)
1966 Monkee's "I'm a Believer" hits #1 and stays there for 7 weeks
1966 Test Cricket debut of Bishen Singh Bedi, India vs. WI Calcutta, 2-92
1966 Toboggan Chutes begin operation in Cleveland Metroparks
1964 Donald Campbell (UK) sets world water speed record (276.33 mph)
1964 Indonesia proclaims expelled from the UN
1963 Chicago Bears win NFL championship
1963 Dear Abby show premieres on CBS radio (runs 11 years)
1963 Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir played music together for the 1st time
1962 "Match Game" debuts on NBC with host Gene Rayburn
1962 American Basketball League announces suspension of operation
1962 Dutch leave New Guinea
1962 Katanga becomes part of Democratic Republic of Congo
1962 Ohio ends suit against Reds when they agree to stay in Cincinnati for 10 yrs
1961 "lrma La Douce" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 527 performances
1961 1st performance of Beach Boys
1961 Beach Boys play their debut gig under that name
1961 Failed coup by Syrian group in Lebanon
1961 Green Bay Packers shutout New York Giants 37-0 in NFL championship game
1961 Marshall Plan expires after distributing more than $12 billion
1958 47th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Brisbane (3-2)
1958 Cubans dictator Batista flees
1958 International Geophyscial Year ends
1958 Willie Shoemaker 1st jockey to win national riding championship 4X
1957 AAU awards Bobby Morrow, James Sullivan Memorial Trophy
1955 "Vamp" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 60 performances
1953 Hulan Jack sworn in as Manhattan Borough president
1953 WFBC (now WYFF) TV channel 4 in G'ville-Spartanburg, South Carolina (NBC) begins
1953 Willie Shoemaker shatters record, riding 485 winners in a year
1951 1st battery to convert radioactive energy to electrical announced
1950 Jockeys W Shoemaker and Joe Culmone set record of 388 wins in a year
1949 18 countries recognize Republic Indonesia
1948 Dutch police actions up Java gone on strike
1946 French troops leave Lebanon
1946 President Truman officially proclaims end of WW II
1945 Bradman scores 112, his 1st post-War century, SA vs. Australia Services
1945 Ratification of United Nations Charter completed
1944 48 people die in a train accident in Ogden, Utah
1944 Japanese army evacuates harbor city Akyab
1943 New York City's Times Square greets Frank Sinatra at Paramount Theater
1942 60 U boats sunk this month (330,000 ton)
1942 Battle in Barents Sea
1942 Potatoes rationed in Holland
1941 Young Park (2) in the Bronx named in honor of Samuel Young
1940 37 U boats sunk this month (213,000 ton)
1939 25 U boats sunk this month (81,000 ton)
1938 Dr. R N Harger's "drunkometer," 1st breath test, introduced in Indiana
1935 CPH becomes Dutch Communist Party
1935 Charles Darrow patents Monopoly
1934 Helen Richey becomes 1st woman to pilot an airmail transport
1932 John P O'Brien sworn-in as mayor of New York City
1930 Pontifical encyclical Casti connubii against mixed marriages
1930 U.S. tobacco industry produced 123 billion cigarettes in 1930
1929 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Divini illius magistri
1927 Ponsford scores 336 against SA, giving him 1146 for month
1925 14th congress of CPSU decides to accelerate industry
1924 Hubble announces existence of distant galaxies
1923 1st transatlantic radio broadcast of a voice, Pittsburgh-Manchester
1923 BBC begins using Big Ben chime ID
1923 H Tierney/J McCarthy's musical "Kid Boots," premieres in New York City
1921 Last San Francisco firehorses retired
1920 Roy Park makes 1st-ball duck in only Test Cricket India, vs. England at MCG
1918 Kid Gleason replaces Pants Rowland as White Sox manager
1917 Dutch Social-democratic trade union NVV counts 159,450 members
1914 Colonel Jacob Ruppert and Cap Huston purchase New York Yankees for $460,000
1911 Marie Curie receives her 2nd Nobel Prize
1910 U.S. tobacco industry produced 9 billion cigarettes in 1910
1907 For 1st time a ball drops at Times Square to signal new year
1907 G Mahler conducts the Metropolitan Opera
1906 French/British/Italian treaty concerning rights on Abyssinia
1902 Boers and British army sign peace treaty
1897 Brooklyn's last day as a city, it incorporates into New York City (1/1/1898)
1896 25th auto built in US
1890 Ellis Island, in New York City, opens as a U.S. immigration depot
1879 Cornerstone laid for Iolani Palace (only royal palace in U.S.)
1879 Cornerstone laid for Honolulu's Iolani Palace
1879 Edison gives 1st public demonstration of his incandescent lamp
1879 Gilbert/Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance," premieres in New York City
1879 Opera "Pirates of Penzance" is produced (New York City)
1870 J D Schneiter patents rocket mail in France, (not done)
1862 Battle of Stone's River, Tennessee (Stone River, Monfreesboro)
1862 Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee
1862 President Lincoln signs act admitting West Virginia to Union
1862 Skirmish at Parker Cross Roads, Tennessee
1862 Union ironclad ship "Monitor" sank off Cape Hatteras, NC
1861 22,990 mm of rain falls in Cherrapunji Assam in 1861, world record
1859 Dutch colony in Dutch Indies counts 4,800 slaves
1857 Queen Victoria chooses Ottawa as new capital of Canada
1852 Future president and Mrs. Rutherford B Hayes marry
1841 Alabama becomes 1st state to license dental surgeons
1805 End of French Republican calendar; France returns to Gregorianism
1783 Import of African slaves banned by all of the Northern states
1781 Bank of North America, 1st U.S. bank opens
1779 English fleet beat Dutch Merchant vessels
1776 Rhode Island establishes wage and price controls to curb inflation: Limit is 70 cents a day for carpenters, 42 cents for tailors
1775 Battle of Quebec; Americans unable to take British stronghold
1762 Mozart family moves from Vienna to Salzburg
1758 British expeditionary army occupies Goree (Dakar) Senegal
1756 Russia joins the Alliance of Versailles
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlies army meets with de Esk
1744 James Bradley announces discovery of Earth's nutation motion (wobble)
1711 Duke of Marlborough fired as English army commander
1708 Great Alliance captures Bridge
1700 Frisia/Groningen adopt Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is 1/12/1701
1688 Pro-James II-earl of Devonshire occupies Nottingham
1687 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope
1680 Amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens
1670 France and England sign Boyne-treaty
1669 France and Brandenburg sign secret treaty
1621 Hungarian King Bethlen Gabor/Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Mikulov
1604 Admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam
1600 British East India Company chartered
1564 Willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion
1502 Cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino
1492 100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily
870 Skirmish at Englefield: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army
765 Coffin of Ho-tse Shen-hui interred in a stupa built in China
406 80,000 Vandels attack the Rhine at Mainz
335 St. Silvester I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

Last words for December

Aa Zara si dair December ki dhoop mein bethein!!
Yeh Fursatein Humein Shayad na aglay Saal milein...

Thursday, December 30, 2010

December Poetry

Aik baar tau milne chale aao December jaane wala hai
Kesa guzra hai yeh saal batao December jaane wala hai
Khush ho jao ke milne ka saal aarha hai phir
'Wasi' youn na aansoo bahao December jaane wala hao
Shayad ab k baras bhi woh laut ker na aye
Tanhaiyon abhi chhor ke na jao December Jaane wala hai
Yeh kya ke December jaane wala hai
kya pata phir December aye na yae aye Jan-E-Wasi
Meri maano ab tum lout aao aao December jaane wala hai
Haan December jaane wala hai.

December Poetry

Aa Zara si dair December mein bethein..
Yeh Fursatein Shayad na aglay saal milein!

The Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2010


According to foreigpolicy.com, the list bellow is the list of The Top 100 Global Thinkers based on the task and their vision.

1. Warren Buffett and Bill Gates:
stepping up as the world's states falter.
Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway | Omaha, Neb.
Co-chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation | Seattle
If you were one of the 1,011 billionaires in the world, what would you do with all that money? Famed investor Warren Buffett (net worth: an estimated $47 billion) and Microsoft founder Bill Gates ($54 billion) have an idea: Give at least half of it away.
The two billionaires have been traveling the world -- first to China and soon to India, as well as around the United States -- on a mission to create a global club of "Great Givers" who will transform philanthropy from a pastime of the wealthy into a calling for everyone who is rich. Since 2006, when Buffett pledged to give 99 percent of his assets away to charity -- much of it to Gates's foundation, which spends more than $2 billion yearly on programs to improve public health and development -- the two have emerged as an unlikely and formidable pairing of wealthy evangelists, preaching a breathtakingly ambitious new gospel of how capitalist riches can solve global problems. That became clear this year when Gates joined up with Buffett's project to convince the wealthiest elite from Silicon Valley to Shanghai to donate half their wealth, a challenge that, if answered by all America's billionaires, let alone the world's, could bring an estimated $600 billion to needy and deserving causes. So far, 40 billionaires have signed up.
As the world has lost confidence in the ability of countries and institutions like the United Nations to solve global problems, Gates offers an attractive alternative vision: that the business community's relentless drive to innovate can help with our biggest challenges, from malaria to food scarcity to illiteracy. And he has the money to prove it. At a recent conference on HIV/AIDS, Gates pledged more than the government of either Norway or Australia, and almost as much as the entire European Commission. His foundation's funding for research into microbicides -- gels that would prevent HIV transmission -- helped lead to the first real breakthrough this July, when a candidate gel showed 39 percent effectiveness. Whether it's a green revolution for Africa or a vaccine for malaria, Gates's agenda is now the global agenda -- and he and Buffett won't stop until they see it through.

2. Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Robert Zoellick:
for steely vision at a moment of crisis.
IMF managing director | Washington
World Bank president | Washington
The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are the globe's firefighters -- taken for granted until they're desperately needed, as they are now. And their leaders have also done an especially good job explaining how those conflagrations might be prevented next time around.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn's IMF has managed to forestall sovereign defaults in Greece, Hungary, Pakistan, and Ukraine without inspiring much resistance -- in striking contrast to the near-uprisings that accompanied IMF programs during the late 1990s Asian financial crisis. Strauss-Kahn also put his stamp on geopolitics this year, convincing the Germans to step up during Greece's crisis and later working to forestall an international currency war.
As head of the World Bank, Robert Zoellick has stepped into the chaotic aftermath of a harrowing array of unexpected disasters, from the floods in Pakistan to the earthquake in Haiti to the continuing global food crisis, while establishing the bank as a leader in thinking about global trends from combating climate change to democratizing Internet technology.
Both institutions have been especially attuned to the rise of emerging economies. Strauss-Kahn has overseen the redistribution of the IMF's powerful board seats from developed countries to rising powers. And in April, Zoellick bluntly declared the era of the "Third World" over. Countries like Brazil, China, India, and South Africa aren't developing countries anymore; they're independent "poles of growth." Without Strauss-Kahn and Zoellick at the helm, we might not be using the word "growth" at all

3. Barack Obama
for charting a course through criticism.
President | Washington
Don't count Barack Obama out. Sure, the brainy young American president has had a tough sophomore year, with a stubbornly sluggish economy, worsening conditions in Afghanistan, an electoral backlash at home, and the surprise challenge of more than 4 million barrels of oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. His sweeping plans to overhaul immigration and reinvent the way Americans use energy never got off the ground, and he can boast of neither Middle East peace nor mastery over the restive Republicans at home rising up against what they bemoan as the advent of European-style socialism.
But Obama is still arguably the developed world's most popular leader, even if the American public judges him more harshly, and he is slowly but surely inventing a new kind of U.S. leadership to go along with his vision of an America that once again projects its power through the force of its ideas. To Obama has fallen a tough task: the hard work that accompanies the building of a new order to succeed America's unchallenged rule as the lone post-Cold War superpower. But luckily for the world it is a task Obama embraces, if still hesitantly at times. He has put American prestige on the line to speak up for emerging powers still not properly represented in the world's governing bodies, boldly renewed U.S. ties of friendship with the democracies of Asia, and in his ringing address to the U.N. General Assembly in September declared himself ready to "call out those who suppress ideas" and "serve as a voice for those who are voiceless."
Such idealism has not yet come to define Obama's legacy in the world; for all his Wilsonian rhetoric, he remains a cautious incrementalist on most issues. In many ways, he's the most realist of recent U.S. presidents, determined to focus on the terrible challenges, from Afghanistan to climate change, that he's been dealt. The world may yet thank him for it.


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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Historical Events on December 29

The most important events, which took place in the history on December 29.

2006 Ethiopian troops eject the Islamic forces from Mogadishu, Somalia
1997 Hong Kong begins slaughtering all its chickens to prevent bird flu
1997 Orville Lynn Majors, 36, arrested for many deaths under his care
1997 Russia signs agreement to build a $3B nuclear power plant in China
1996 "Dreams and Nightmares" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City
1996 "Skylight" closes at Royale Theater New York City after
1996 "Taking Sides" closes at Atkinson Theater New York City
1994 B737-400 flies into a mountain at Edremit East Turkey, 54 killed
1994 Bangladesh government of Zia resigns
1994 Billionaire J Paul Getty, Jr. marries Victoria Holdsworth on Barbados
1994 Last Dutch electro-magnetic telephone exchange shuts down
1994 Shane Warne takes a hat-trick vs. England at cricket MCG
1993 Courtney Love sues doctors for leaking news of her methadone treatment
1993 Todd Bridges arrested for transporting methamphetamine (speed)
1992 Governor Cuomo grants Jean Harris (Scarsdale Diet Dr. killer) clemency
1991 "Christmas Carol" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City after 14 performances
1991 12th United Negro College Fund
1991 Boeing 747-200F of China Airlines crash into mountain at Taipei
1990 Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton weds Shannon Kelley
1989 Jane Pauley says goodbye to NBC's "Today" show
1989 Vaclav Havel becomes president of Czechoslovakia
1989 Wayne Gretzky and Martina Navratilova, named athletes of decade by AP
1988 Soviet Red Army Team edges New York Islanders, 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum
1988 Victorian Post Office Museum in Australia closes
1984 5th United Negro College Fund
1984 Blues took 27 shots against Islanders in 1 period
1984 Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi claims victory in parlimetary elections
1983 Gavaskar makes the highest Test Cricket score by an Indian, 236* vs. WI
1983 Graeme Yallop completes 268 vs. Pakistan at cricket MCG
1983 U.S. announced withdrawal from UNESCO
1982 Bob Marley postage stamp issued in Jamaica
1982 Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant ends his career with Alabama (323 wins)
1980 Shuttle STS-1 moves from Vandenberg AFB to Launch Complex 39A
1979 Red Army beats New York Islanders 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum
1978 Shah of Iran, asks Shapour Bahktiar to form a civilian government
1978 Spain constitution goes into effect
1978 Test Cricket debut of Allan Robert Border, vs. England at the MCG
1977 Ronald Ribman's "Cold Storage," premieres in New York City
1975 11 killed, 75 hurt by terrorist bomb at LaGuardia Airport in New York City
1974 Murray Schisgal's "All Over Town," premieres in New York City
1972 Eastern Tristar Jumbo Jet crashes near Everglades killing 101
1972 Life magazine ceases publication
1972 Test Cricket debut of Jeff Thomson and Max Walker vs. Pakistan at MCG
1969 New York Times reports Curt Flood will sue baseball and challenge the reserve clause
1968 Baltimore Colts beat Cleveland Browns 34-0 in NFL championship game
1968 Israeli commandos destroy 13 Lebanese airplanes
1968 New York Jets beat Oakland Raiders 27-23 in AFL championship game
1967 Star Trek's "Trouble With Tribbles" 1st airs
1967 Turkish-Cypriot government forms in Cyprus
1965 "Thunderball" premieres in US
1965 CBS purchases NFL TV rights for 1966-68 at $18.8 million per year
1965 Supremes release "My World is Empty Without You"
1963 52nd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (3-2)
1962 Doug Walters makes 1st-class debut for NSW 17 years 8 days
1959 Saul Levitt's "Andersonville Trial," premieres in New York City
1958 Baltimore Colts beat New York Giants 23-17 in NFL championship game
1958 TV soap "Young Dr. Malone" debuts
1957 Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 50-14 in NFL championship game
1957 Singers Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme wed in Las Vegas
1955 Barbra Streisand's 1st recording "You'll Never Know" at age 13
1954 Kingdom of Netherlands, with Netherlands and Netherlands Antilles as autonomous parts, comes into being
1952 1st transistorized hearing aid offered for sale in Elmsford, New York
1951 Flying Enterprise in difficulty in Canal
1949 1st UHF television station operating regular basis (Bridgeport Ct)
1949 Hungary nationalized its industries
1948 Canada recognizes Israel
1948 U.S. State Department announces work on placing objects into Earth orbit
1947 Ship carrying Jewish immigrants driven away from Palestine
1944 Belgian nazi Leon Degrelle at default to the death sentenced
1944 General Eisenhowers train returns to Versailles
1940 Germany begins dropping incendiary bombs on London (WW II)
1940 NFL Pro Bowl: Chi Bears beats NFL All-Stars 28-14
1938 Construction on Lake Washington Floating Bridge, Seattle, begins
1937 2nd Irish constitution goes into effect; Irish Free State renamed Erie
1937 Ireland adopts constitution (Irish Free State becomes Eire)
1937 Lou Thesz beats E Marshall in St. Louis, to become wrestling champ
1937 Pan Am starts San Francisco-to-Auckland, New Zealand service
1934 1st collegiate basketball doubleheader (MSG)
1934 Federico Garcia Lorca's "Yerma," premieres in Madrid
1934 Japan renounces Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and London Treaty of 1930
1933 Yankees refuses to release Babe Ruth so he can manage the Cincinnati Reds
1931 Identification of heavy water publicly announced, HC Urey
1931 Victoria score 7 for 435 in second innings to beat NSW
1930 Fred P Newton completes longest swim ever (1826 miles), when he swam in the Mississippi River from Ford Dam, Minn, to New Orleans
1929 Police arrest Sukarno and 100s PNI-leaders
1926 Vatican puts French fascist Charles Maurras' work on the index
1926 Victoria (1107) beat NSW (221 and 230) by an innings 656 runs
1922 Dutch Constitution proclaimed
1922 Revised Netherlands Law proclaims suffrage
1921 William Lyon Mackenzie King succeeded Arthur Meighen as Canadian PM
1920 The netherlands/Venezuela recover diplomatic relations
1920 Yugoslav government bans Communist Party
1913 1st movie serial, "Adventures of Kathlyn," premieres in Chicago
1911 Proclamation restores "Dei Gratia" from Canada's coins
1911 SF Symphony formed
1908 Patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville, Wisc
1906 Montreal Wanderers beat New Glasgow (NS) for Stanley Cup (2nd of 1906)
1903 French Equatorial Africa separates into Gabon, Chad and Ubangi-Shari
1900 General Viljoen surprise attack British garrison to Helvetia
1899 English fleet brings German postschip Bundesrath up
1895 Dr. L S Jameson begins failed raid on Johannesburg
1891 Edison patents "transmission of signals electrically" (radio)
1890 U.S. 7th Cavalry massacre about 300 captive Sioux at Wounded Knee, South Dakota
1885 Gottlieb Daimler patents 1st bike (Germany)
1876 11 passenger cars crash in a ravine near Ashtabula Ohio, 92 die
1876 Frederic A Bartholdi (Statue of Liberty sculptor) weds Jeanne-Emilie
1867 1st telegraph ticker used by a brokerage house, Groesbeck and Co, New York
1864 Fire Department celebrates 1st annual ball
1862 Battle of Chichasaw Bayou: confederate armies defeat General Sherman
1862 Bowling ball invented
1857 Franz Liszt's "Die Hunnenschlacht," premieres in Weimar
1852 Emma Snodgrass arrested in Boston for wearing pants
1851 1st Young Men's Christian Association chapter opened (Boston)
1848 Gas lights 1st installed at White House (Polk's administration)
1845 Texas admitted as 28th state
1841 King/grand duke Willem II installs Order of Eikenkroon
1837 Canadian militia destroy Caroline, a U.S. steamboat docked at Buffalo
1837 Steam-powered threshing machine patented, Winthrop, Maine
1813 British burn Buffalo, New York during War of 1812
1782 1st nautical almanac in U.S. published by Samuel Stearns, Boston
1778 English troops occupy Savannah, Georgia
1708 Great Alliance occupies Gent
1705 Prosper Jolyot's "Idomenee," premieres in Paris
1558 Charles V, German emperor, buried
1541 Isabella of Poland and King Ferdinand of Austria sign Treaty of Gyalu
1539 St. Jacobs Church burns after being hit by lightning
1503 Battle at Carigliano: Spanish army beats France

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Committee of 300

The Committee of 300 is a group allegedly founded by the British aristocracy in 1727. It is alleged to be an international council which organizes politics, commerce, banking, media, and the military for centralized global efforts.[1] The figure of 300 is derived from the 1909 article Geschäftlicher Nachwuchs by Walter Rathenau.

You see world is segregating from global village to more of zones such as US, European Union, Emerging markets, SAARC, etc. In spite of this the world is controlled by some of players called 'The committee of 300', politicla, economical, cultural and social matters are being controlled by those.

Today, this is best known as 'New World Order' who are said to be the controller and influencer of the world matters.

Following is the link about the 'The committee of 300'

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/esp_sociopol_committee300.htm

Friday, May 21, 2010

Pictures of Q.A. Shahab

Qudrat Ullah Shahab (or Qudratullah Shahab; 1917– July 24 1986) (Urdu: قدرت اللہ شہاب) was an eminent Urdu writer and civil servant from Pakistan.

Q.A. Shahab was born in Jammu Kashmir nitially got into civil service by passing the Indian civil service exam some years prior to the independence of Pakistan.

He had worked with Ayub Khan, Yehya Khan, Z.A. Bhutto.


When he was young






Finally he went to eternal world! where everyone has go....

A Renowned Urdu Book



Shahab Nama (Urdu: شہاب نامہ) is the autobiography of Qudrat Ullah Shahab. It was finished in 1986 just before his death. It was published the same year and soon he became a household name in Pakistan. For reading this book click on the link:

http://www.urdupoint.com/adab/books-mazmoon/Shahab-Namma.shtml
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