Volume 11 Issue # 26{ February 12 to February 18, 2015 }
 
 

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{ FRONT PAGE } { NATIONAL } { INTERNATIONAL } { ECONOMY } { EDUCATION } { SPORTS } { RELIGION } { WOMEN }
Front Page
PIA privatization muddle
Nasim Ahmed

The PIA privatization muddle is a perfect example of how not to handle a crisis. The matter has been hanging fire for more than a year now, but the authorities have been insensitive enough not to foresee the disaster...

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Metro train: a gift or liability?
 
Muhammad Hassan

The Orange Line Metro Train, which Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif called a great gift of China, has opened a window of opportunity for opposition parties to cash in on popular sentiment against the $1.6....

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National/Politics
Impediments to peace in Afghanistan
 
Raza Khan

Reports are pouring in that the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG), which was formed late last year to convince the Afghan Taliban to join the peace process in Afghanistan, was about to meet its first mandate....

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PIA politics
Muhammad Ali

The crisis of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) worsened after the killing of two protesters. Opposition parties jumped into the fray to settle political scores with the government. When the ruling party....

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Journalism: a
dangerous profession
Nasim Ahmed

It is beyond dispute that journalism is one of the most dangerous professions in the world today. Journalists are not only killed in conflict zones, but they are also targeted both in the developed and....

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Still not getting it right
Faheem Amir

"Instability will continue for decades in many parts of the world  —  in the Middle East, in Afghanistan and Pakistan, in parts of Central America, Africa and Asia. Some of these places may become safe havens....

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Internation
How a medical mystery in Brazil led doctors to "Zika"
Simon Romero and Donald G.

Something strange was happening last August in the maternity wards of Recife, a seaside city perched on Brazil's easternmost tip, where the country juts into the Atlantic....

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The liberation of Aleppo from NATO-backed terrorists
Tony Cartalucci

As Aleppo is finally encircled and begins the process of liberation from NATO-backed terrorists who have besieged and occupied parts of the city since 2012, and as Syrian forces backed by its allies...

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What happened to ISIS's Afghanistan-Pakistan province?
Arif Rafiq

The so-called Islamic State's Khurasan province (ISIS-Khurasan), which includes Afghanistan and Pakistan, remains a notional entity a year after its establishment. It consists mainly of peripheral Afghan and....

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Cyberspace
A change at hand?
Fakir S. Ayazuddin

The Pakistan Army has won a gold medal in a competition where they were pitted against top competitors from 140 countries. The Pakistan Army won this gold medal at an annual international military....

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Economy
Progress via technology
Tahira Mansoor

The resilience shown by the economy and the people of Pakistan has taken the world by surprise forcing them to concede that Pakistan is a state that refuses to fail. It can reach new heights with better governance....

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Education
What's way out after missing literacy targets in 2015?
Dr. Zaheer Ahmad Babar

Pakistan has always been active in making policies and signing various international accords to promote education and increase literacy rates among its population. But, regrettably these policies have mostly....

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Agriculture
Indonesia's overcrowded prisons are a breeding ground for Islamic extremism
Hannah Beech

The government's efforts to deradicalize imprisoned jihadists are falling short While serving time for financing terrorist activities, Muhammad Jibriel Abdul Rahman used to hear the extremist sermons....


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Sports
Pakistan becomes 6th Test-playing country with own T20 League
Talha Tufail Bajwa

The dream of Pakistan's own Twenty20 Cricket League finally turned into reality in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on February 4. The years' long, hard struggle by PCB officials finally bore fruit and now Pakistan....

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Book Review
Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World
William Dalrymple

With Give and Take, Adam Grant not only introduced a landmark new paradigm for success but also established himself as one of his generation's most compelling and provocative thought leaders....

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Women
An inside look at what's driving the hacking economy
Harriet Taylor

As the Bay Area bids adieu to the Super Bowl 50, the security industry is getting ready for its own Super Bowl of sorts. The RSA Conference — which marks its 25th year — kicks off in San Francisco on February 29...

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Health / Sci-Technology
Antarctic fungi survive Martian conditions on the International Space Station

The McMurdo Dry Valleys, located in the Antarctic Victoria Land, are considered to be the most similar earthly equivalent to Mars. They make up one of the driest and most hostile environments on our planet, where....

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"Cannibalism" between stars

It turned out that stars may not accumulate their final mass steadily, as was previously thought, but in a series of violent events manifesting themselves as sharp stellar brightening. The young FU Orionis star in the constellation...

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Global health body under pressure to stop Zika virus

The World Health Organisation will hold a special session on the Zika virus as the UN agency comes under pressure for quick action against the infection linked to thousands of birth defects in Brazil that is spreading...

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Humans better at detecting laughter than words

Whether they are growls of anger, the laughter of happiness or cries of sadness, humans pay more attention when an emotion is expressed through vocalisations than we do when the same emotion is expressed in speech....

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Showbiz
text Sonam thinks Kangna Ranaut deserved 'Best Actress 2015'

Sonam Kapoor has always been one to speak her mind. The actress recently went on record to express what she felt about award ceremonies in India. According to Kapoor, while Deepuka....

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text Islam converted Indian actress Monika set to marry

South Indian actress Monica, who had embraced Islam earlier last year and changed her name to Rahima, is now set to tie the knot with a Chennai- based entrepreneur Malik, whose hometown...

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text Emma Stone brushes up on her tennis skills for film

Emma Stone, who will portray tennis legend Billie Jean King in Fox Searchlight's Battle of the Sexes, is working on her court skills, according to a source, who adds that Stone's been taking....

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text Angelina Jolie's War film is racist?

Angelina Jolie's World War II flick, Unbroken is in a highly sensitive dispute. There are accusations against the actor turned director of being racists against the Japanese. The films is scheduled to be...

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