Volume 09 Issue # 48{ July 17 to Junly 23, 2014 }
 
 

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Front Page
D-day at D-Chowk
Nasim Ahmed

Will it be the PML-N government's Azadi march or the PTI million-strong tsunami march at D Chowk Islamabad on August 14? Will both of them converge and clash on the D-day or will one....

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PML-N and PTI: bracing to enter the ring
 
Muhammad Hassan

The PML-N government has been fretting over the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's (PTI) "million march" on Islamabad on August 14, and planning to foil it by all means since an announcement by....

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National/Politics
Dimensions of the NWA operation
 
Raza Khan

While the military offensive, launched against the Taliban and their foreign - affiliated insurgent groups, is proceeding successfully in the North Waziristan Agency (NWA) of the Federally Administered....

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Afghanistan will not be the next Iraq
Borhan Osman

As the Iraq crisis deepens, some commentators have taken to inaccurately comparing it to the situation in Afghanistan. Predictions have been made that, a few years after the withdrawal....

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Globalization: winners and losers
Nasim Ahmed

Globalization has both its opponents and supporters. The critics say that it is another form of colonization, while the proponents cite facts and figures to prove that the process of globalization has....

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Politics of blame
Faheem Amir

In Pakistan, we have everything except stability. Two weeks ago, Arsalan Chaudhry, son of former Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, accused Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf....

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International
Military against pro-Russian rebels
David M. Herszenhorn

Ukraine — When pro-Russian rebels first fanned out across eastern Ukraine in April, seizing public buildings, ousting local officials and blockading streets and highways, the government's security....

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America the oil exporter
Ed Morse

The United States is once again the top oil producer in the world, surpassing Saudi Arabia and Russia. This year, America is on pace to pump out an average of 12 million....

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The Gaza conundrum: To invade or not to invade
Marwan Bishara

The pretexts for any war or violence can be seen in two ways: explicit short-term justifications, and implicit longer-term explanations. The recent escalation over Gaza can be seen....

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Economy
From bad to worse
Tahira Mansoor

Pakistan's economic managers are facing an acute problem of an accelerating gap in energy production and power demand. New power capacities will require at least three years to come on line....

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Education
Do we want to save the next generation?
Dr. Zaheer Ahmad Babar

Three years back, I was attending a speech contest as a judge at a government high school in Bahawalpur. One of the other two panel members was a local journalist and the second one....

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Agriculture
The imperatives of bioenergy
Musarrat Shaheen

Bioenergy is what we obtain from using biological resources including plants, algae, marine life, fungi and micro-organisms, for producing renewable energy (including biofuels)....

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Sports
Germany end 24-year World Cup drought
Talha Bajwa

Three-times football world champions Germany, with a 1-0 triumph over Argentina in the World Cup final, finally ended a 24-year title drought on July 13, at Maracana Stadium, Rio De Janeiro.....

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Book Review
Safe Haven
Nicholas Sparks

Love hurts. There is nothing as painful as heartbreak. But in order to learn to love again, you must learn to trust again....

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Women
Voting no to gender discrimination
Steve Doughty

The Church of England finally voted yesterday to let women become bishops - to the anger of many traditionalists. The move was passed by a comfortable majority at a....

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Health / Sci-Technology
Health advice for fasting Muslims

Muslims in Britain are being advised to stay healthy while fasting during Ramadan this month. Patients on regular medication or those who suffer from long-term illnesses, such as diabetes, are being....

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Extreme energy hot spot discovered in the stars

An international joint research team composed of 125 Korean, US, Japanese, and Russian scientists discovered where extreme energy cosmic rays come from. On July 8, Hanyang....

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Solving the mystery of evolution of galaxies

New research by academics at the University of Sheffield has solved a long-standing mystery surrounding the evolution of galaxies, deepening our understanding of the future....

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No habitable planets exists, except the Earth

Gliese 581g, described as one of the most Earth-like planets when it was originally discovered four years ago, probably does not exist, researchers from Penn State University and the....

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Showbiz
text Emma appointed UN ambassador

British Actress Emma Watson, best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movie series, has been appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador for UN women....

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text Aish to romance Abraham in 'Jazbaa'

The cat is finally out of the bag. Sanjay Gupta's upcoming film Jazbaa will star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and John Abraham in the lead. Jazbaa is Aishwarya's comeback film....

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text Faysal Quraishi first to launch his phone application

As smartphones gain in popularity around the world, celebrities are taking advantage of their fans being constantly glued to their phones. It is not only international stars that are doing....

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text Cavill suits up for Batman v Superman

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice takes Henry Cavill's Superman to new places, but one thing remains the same: the hero's iconic suit. Warner Bros. shared the first image of....

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