Wednesday, 11 January 2012

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Bomb kills Iran university professor: Report

Posted: 11 Jan 2012 01:45 AM PST

TEHRAN, Iran: An assailant on a motorcycle attached magnetic bombs on Wednesday to the car of an Iranian university professor specializing in petroleum, killing him and wounding two others, an Iranian semiofficial news agency reported. The attack strongly resembles earlier attacks on scientists allegedly connected to Tehran's controversial nuclear program.

The killing of Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan was similar to previous apparent assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists that Tehran has blamed on Israel and the United States. Both countries have denied the accusations.

Roshan, 32, was inside the Iranian-assembled Peugeot 405 car together with two others when the bomb expoded near Gol Nabi Street in north Tehran, Fars reported. It was not immediately clear if Ahmadi was involved in Iran's nuclear program.

Fars described the explosion as a ``terrorist attack'' targeting Roshan, a graduate of the prestigious Sharif University of Technology in Tehran.

A similar bomb explosion on January 12, 2010, killed Tehran University professor Masoud Ali Mohammadi, a senior physics professor. He was killed when a bomb-rigged motorcycle exploded near his car as he was about to leave for work.

In November 2010, a pair of back-to-back bomb attacks in different parts of the capital killed one nuclear scientist and wounded another.

The slain scientist, Majid Shahriari, was a member of the nuclear engineering faculty at Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran and cooperated with the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran. The wounded scientist, Fereidoun Abbasi, was almost immediately appointed head of Iran's atomic agency.

The United States and other countries say Iran is trying to develop nuclear weapons technology. Iran denies the allegations, saying that its program is intended for peaceful purposes.

Sensex gains 57 pts in opening trade on firm Asian cues

Posted: 11 Jan 2012 01:42 AM PST

MUMBAI: The BSE Sensex rose by over 57 points in opening trade today, extending yesterday's rally on sustained buying after Moody's upgraded its rating of the country's short-term foreign currency bank deposits to investment grade amid hopes of a rate cut by the RBI.

In addition, a firming trend on other Asian bourses supported the upside in stock prices here.

The 30-share benchmark index, which gained over 350 points in yesterday's trade, rose further by 57.28 points, or 0.30 per cent, to 16,222.37 in opening trade today.

In a similar fashion, the wide-based National Stock Exchange Nifty index moved up by 10.60 points, or 0.22 per cent, to 4,860.15.

Consumer durables, banking, auto and metal stocks led the rise, helping the sensex trade in positive terrain.

Brokers said there was a marked improvement in the trading sentiment after the rating of India's short-term foreign currency bank deposits was upgraded to investment grade by Moody's.

In addition, expectations of key interest rates being slashed by the RBI amid a firming trend on other Asian bourses, in line with overnight gains in the US, gave a boost to domestic equities in early trade.

Notification of 100 per cent FDI in single-brand retail by the government was another positive factor, they said.

Meanwhile, in Asia, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose by 0.41 per cent, while Japan's Nikkei Index moved up by 0.22 per cent in morning trade today. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.56 per cent higher in yesterday's trade.

Asif Ali Zardari made no offer to resign: Spokesperson

Posted: 11 Jan 2012 01:39 AM PST

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's beleaguered president Asif Ali Zardari made no offer to resign during a meeting of top leaders of the country's ruling coalition that was held after the Supreme Court warned it could take action against him, the presidential spokesman said today.

Reacting to reports in a section of the media that said Zardari had offered to resign during a meeting of the Pakistan People's Party and its allies late last night, presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar said, "There is no truth in these reports."

"Neither in the allies' meeting on Tuesday night nor at any other stage has the president offered to resign and the reports suggesting otherwise are contrary to the facts and reality of the situation," Babar said in a brief statement.

Sources in the PPP dismissed reports in a section of the media that Zardari intended to travel again to Dubai in the near future.

They pointed out that these reports had originated from a news agency that had last year issued reports based on fake WikiLeaks cables that it claimed were about India.

The News daily had quoted its sources as saying that Zardari had told the PPP's allies during last night's meeting that he was prepared to resign and call an early general election if parties in the ruling coalition wanted him to take such a step.

The top leadership of the PPP and its coalition partners met last night after the Supreme Court warned that action could be taken against Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for failing to reopen high-profile graft cases.

Best Sex Scenes of 2011

Posted: 11 Jan 2012 01:36 AM PST

Barry White's greatest hits were on loop this year to accommodate the vast amount of lovin' taking place on both the big and small screen. From shows that bare it all to movies that get down and dirty, 2011 is packed with coitus. UGO presents a look at the Best Sex Scenes of 2011, so read ahead. There's text in this feature, but we know you won't notice...
If these scenes just aren't enough, you can always check out the Hottest Sex Scenes of 2010.



Batista's strategy as being the overprotective brother failed. The whole "hey, I have a gun so you shouldn't bang my sister" method is tried and true, but the feeble attempt was no match for Louis's desire. The lab intern and video game creator finally decided to man up and let Jamie know how he feels about her. In return, she let him express those feelings physically as well.

American Horror Story

American Horror Story

American Horror Story laughs at boundaries when it comes to messed up material, but the sex scene with the Rubber Man and Vivien? Talk about an awkward moment for the viewer. Vivien finally forgives her husband, only to seduce the Rubber Man (who was revealed to be Tate). Bumping uglies with the ghost gets her pregnant with some kind of demon spawn and now the undead residents want to steal her baby. But if you're looking into the eyes of someone who isn't your significant other, wouldn't you be able to notice the difference? Regardless, talk about being dealt a crappy hand.


Just like 300, Immortals is all about insanely ripped characters doing the dance of death as they wear as little as possible. Put in that situation, you'd be in the mood all the time, too. So, it was only fitting that Immortals found a way for fighters to fornicate.
Friends With Benefits

Friends With Benefits

How can a movie based on a sexual relationship between Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis not be on this? The two brought sexy back on screen and there were rumors about the duo practicing off-screen as well. Some would call that cheating. Us? We call it dedication to the role.


In case you're not familiar with the show, Homeland is about a CIA operative who thinks an American marine has been turned and is now an undercover terrorist. She spends her time stalking the vet and trying to collect evidence, but she needs more. One thing led to another and she finally got some "hard evidence" directly from the man. However, it only proved he's not shabby in bed. I guess that's why they say keep your friends close, and sleep with your enemies, right?

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

Oh. My. God. Bella and Edward finally did it! Squeeeeeeeeee!

Game of Thrones

Game Of Thrones

Viewers call it "Game of Bones" for a reason, UGOers. The stunningly popular HBO show has a story everyone has fallen in love with, but the excessive amount of nudity and X-rated interactions are more than welcome as well.
No Strings Attached

No Strings Attached

Natalie Portman? Sex scenes? You have our attention! The gorgeous star from Black Swan is in this comedy about... sorry, we were distracted thinking about Portman. For the ladies, we hear Ashton Kutcher isn't tough to look at, either.
Bad Teacher

Bad Teacher

This comedy came and went without making much of a mark, but Cameron Diaz's sex scene with Justin Timberlake was without a doubt the highlight of the film. There was something disturbingly amusing about watching a nerdy version of the pop singer talk dirty and dry hump Diaz while fully clothed. Hey, at least it was safe sex.
True Blood

True Blood

True Blood is known for two things: blood and sex. Sure, there's a story in there, but those two elements drown out everything else and they tend to be the topic of discussion surrounding the show. In this case, we're talking about Sookie and Eric thrusting away at one another in the woods. True Blood fans were thrilled to see the two finally hook up, and new fans had no problem enjoying the display of affection without knowing the backstory.



Kristen Wiig and Jon Hamm's clumsy coitus is undoubtedly one of the most memorable sex scenes this year. Hamm's passion and Wiig's confusion and discomfort made this booty call the perfect intro for what was one of the best comedies in 2011. The SNL actress and Mad Men star bumping uglies will forever go down as the best sex scene in 2011!

Virginity: Still a big deal?

Posted: 11 Jan 2012 01:24 AM PST

Going, going, gone! That was how 22-year-old Natalie Dylan in the United States publicly auctioned her virginity to pay for her college education.

And, her going rate touched a whopping $3.7 million! This sparked off a heated debate over the morality of such an auction, but Natalie said she had no moral dilemma with her decision and found it "empowering".

So, how relevant is virginity in the present context and what is youngsters' attitude towards it - is it fashionable to remain a virgin till marriage or lose it at the first opportunity?

Not an issue
Says T Anandan, a college professor and student counsellor, "With the level of sexual awareness among the youth of today and the way society has changed, youngsters have numerous opportunities to have their first sexual encounters very early. I would say that a majority of city students are initiated into sex by their late teens. Although it is still taboo, it's fashionable for guys to boast about flings," he says. "But, women usually prefer to remain silent on the subject."

Andrologist and WHO sexual medicine expert Sudhakar Krishnamurthy's opinion differs. "Today, virginity is not much of an issue. The more conservative a society, the more hypocritical it is. Hence, there is a need to cover the truth. A cosmopolitan girl will openly admit to being or not being a virgin. I don't think any woman at a ripe young age would enjoy announcing that she's a first timer," he says.

Morality questioned?
Savitha Raj, a post-graduate student says, "If my virginity is questioned before marriage, I would ask the guy if he is looking for a person of virtue or a regular human being, who has fallen in love with him but has a past."

An unapologetic Natalie, on a television show, had said, "We live in a capitalist society. Why shouldn't I be allowed to capitalise on my virginity?" Would that justify her morality?

Savitha, like many young girls in the city, calls it prostitution packaged differently. "She is being paid for her sexual service. She has come into the spotlight only because of the huge amount that was quoted. That said, Indian girls are more sensible and society here will not allow such a thing."

Advertising executive P Selvaraj disagrees. "An early sexual encounter is not always a reflection of morality. It is the middle class morality that believes that all sexual relationships occur because of lust and sin. One can be deeply in love with a person and things can go wrong," he says.

15-minutes of fame
Sudhakar agrees and says, "Passing a judgment based on a small tissue is nonsense. I'm not advocating sexual profligacy, morality lies in your sense of values and in your head."

With several teenage celebrities like Miley Cyrus encouraging youngsters to delay their initiation into the world of sex, would similar advice from stars change the scenario here? Says Sudhakar, "Celebrities will do anything for publicity. The question is, are they practising what they preach?"

This opinion is echoed by a blogger and university student, Mike, who says on his blog, "What disgusts me is the fact that Natalie is promoting it so heavily. It seems less about having some guy pay for her virginity and more about trying to get her 15 minutes of fame and a reality show."

After effect
But, what happens after Miss Money Honey has enjoyed Sugar Daddy? Relationship experts warn that casual sexual encounter like Natalie's have far-reaching psychological repercussions. "Remember, all first experiences are not enjoyable. Many have disastrous and traumatic first experiences. This can affect a person psychologically and change their attitude towards sex," says Sudhakar.

The key, he says, is sex edutainment. "When Anbumani Ramadoss wanted to recognise alternate sexuality, there was opposition from every quarter. People should understand that children are not going to be trained to become porn stars," he says.

"It's time the giggles from back benchers stopped and youngsters and parents understand the importance of understanding sexuality," Anandan concludes.

I have not given a single flop film: Anushka Sharma

Posted: 11 Jan 2012 01:20 AM PST

Every actor craves for good scripts and roles and Band Baaja Baaraat sensation Anushka Sharma has no qualms in accepting her craving for it. But seems like her deeply-rooted faith revolves aroundYashraj banner only.

Getting used to of big hits and big roles at an initial stage of her career, Anushka gets miffed for being labelled for her association with Yashraj Banner. "I don't work for production houses. I only work for good scripts and roles. If you follow my career graph you will find that I have not given a single flop yet in my career. I am proud of it. I am doing films from this banner because of the fact that I am getting good scripts from them. I will keep doing that till they offer me good roles and films as they have the maximum understanding and respect for my talent. You can not streamline yourself to such a narrow-way by sticking to just one prod house or even one film director."

Needless to add, the favourite actor of Yash camp has got one film which surprisingly comes from a different banner. "I am doing Vishal Bharadwaj's Matru ki Biwi Ka Mann Dola which is a different banner," she adds. Talking about her smashing chemistry with Ranveer she says, "People do talk about our chemistry and I just need to say that we are not calculating our relationship. The kind of similarity we shared in the film BBB is sort of similar but not entirely similar in real life as well. There was definitely no overt description of love in the film and similarly in the real life. Ours is very strange relationship. There are times when we can't stand each other; at times we are on back slapping terms. Its very informal relationship and bit complicated as well."

Jamshed Dasti resigns from PPP

Posted: 11 Jan 2012 01:15 AM PST

LAHORE: Jamshed Dasti has resigned from Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and would also give up his National Assembly membership on Wednesday, Geo News reported.

Dasti said the main reason for leaving the party was the appointment of corrupt officials in his constituency.

He told that he would take part in the next elections as an independent candidate from the constituency of Hina Rabbani Khar, that is Muzaffargarh.

His resignation has been submitted to the party leadership while he would also be vacating his National Assembly seat.

Asif Ali Zardari says he is ready to give us presidency

Posted: 11 Jan 2012 01:10 AM PST

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has said he is ready to give up his post if his Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and coalition partners so desire.

Zardari along with Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was presiding over a meeting on Tuesday of parliamentary leaders of coalition partners in Islamabad, Dawn News reported.

The meeting that discussed the overall political situation in the country was attended by Awami National Party (ANP) chief Asfandyar Wali, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) leaders Farooq Sattar and Babar Ghauri and senior leaders of the PPP.

The president has called a special session of the National Assembly, the lower house of parliament on Jan 12.

There will be another meeting of the MPs before the January 12 parliament session, said presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar.