Volume 10 Issue # 24{ January 29 to February 04, 2015 }
 
 

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Front Page
The oil shock
Nasim Ahmed

The petrol crisis that hit Pakistan last week was unprecedented in its 60-year history. The oil shock brought the country to a halt, literally. Petrol was not available at over 80 percent petrol stations....

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Dubious distinctions
 
Muhammad Hassan

The mishandling of the recent fuel crisis and poor justifications aptly describe the style of the PML-N government. It failed to act timely and moved after the situation went out of control and caused huge.....

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National/Politics
Implications of banning the JuD and Haqqani network
 
Raza Khan

Pakistan seems to have crossed the Rubicon by proscribing two of the main militant organizations, Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and the Afghan Haqqani Network (AHN), but it remains to be seen how this policy......

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Pakistan heads for fresh elections?
Muhammad Ali

The Pakistan Peoples Party has supported the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's demand for the formation of a judicial commission after grave irregularities were found in the inspection of votes in two constituencies......

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Slavery: The dark side of the civilized world
Nasim Ahmed

The word slavery invokes images from history age when slaves were driven by their masters like cattle and treated worse than animals. With the passage of time the evil tradition has died down but its remnants......

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Charlie Hebdo : a step towards a clash of civilisations
Faheem Amir

After the attack on Charlie Hebdo on January 7, the Western world has shown its unity in defending freedom of expression, freedom of the press, liberalism, and condemning terrorism and extremism......

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Internation
The rise of terror
Vasundhara Sarnate

The first two weeks of 2015 have not helped moderate Muslims anywhere in the world. Between the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Syria) [ISIS/ISIL and now IS], the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Boko.......

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President Obama's state of the union reflects "strong" America
Yasmeen Sami Alamiri

Seemingly defiant, President Obama addressed joint members of Congress declaring: "The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong."......

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Nigeria: state's insecurity — multiple threats
Sambo Dasuki

The paradox of modern Nigeria is that while we have proudly emerged as the largest economy in Africa, and a viable investment and trade destination, a raging insurgency and perhaps our.......

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Economy
Economic growth impedimenta
Tahira Mansoor

Economic experts have pointed out that though better macroeconomic indicators are essential for growth, but that is not all; other indicators like domestic saving rates, literacy rates, population growth.......

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Education
Teacher/student absenteeism in schools
Dr. Zaheer Ahmad Babar

Abdul Ghani was shocked to know that his two sons had skipped school on most days during the past two months, hence failure to pass their first-term exams. He was called by the teacher of his elder......

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Agriculture
New avenues discovered for food security
Musarrat Shaheen

By now everybody knows that China's demand for food is growing as its population becomes increasingly urbanised and more affluent. What's more, the composition of diets is changing too.....


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Sports
Pakistan face fitness challenges in Cricket World Cup
Talha Tufail Bajwa

The Pakistan cricket team has reached New Zealand to start its brief preparatory ODI series against the host team on January 31, but without pace spearhead Junaid Khan. The 2-match ODI rubber against......

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Book Review
Five Roads to the Future
Paul Starobin

Veteran international correspondent, Paul Starobin, masterfully mixes fresh reportage with rigorous historical analysis to envision a world in which the....

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Women
Myths shattered
Fakir S. Ayazuddin

Pakistan is poised at a vulnerable juncture. The politicians have lost their mandate under threat from Imran, managing only just to keep away from challenges in the courts, against the legitimacy.....

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Health / Sci-Technology
How does the universe creates reason, morality?

Recent developments in science are beginning to suggest that the universe naturally produces complexity. The emergence of life in general and perhaps even rational life, with its associated technological culture, may......

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Day napping in middle age boosts memory

By the time people reach middle age, more sleep during the day such as an afternoon nap helps the memory and protects against its decline as long as they night-time sleep is not skipped, a study has found......

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Hospitalised for pneumonia? Save your heart

A person's chance of having a heart attack or stroke increases significantly if he or she has been hospitalised for pneumonia, researchers warn.
"The conclusion from our study is that someone hospitalised......

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Alamo impact crater: New study could double its size

Carbonate rock deposits found within the mountain ranges of south-central Nevada, USA, record evidence of a catastrophic impact event known as the Alamo impact. This event occurred roughly 382.....

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Showbiz
text Preity Zinta likes true stories

History lessons are often synonymous with being boring, stretched and dull. But actress-producer Preity Zinta seems to have come up with an interesting method to digest facts, and that's through......

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text I grew up too fast: Kendall

Kendall Jenner says having older siblings makes you mature quickly and admits she grew up too fast. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has penned a column for Wall Street Journal.......

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text Bipasha on working with the Khans

Bipasha Basu has spent close to 15 years in the Hindi film industry, without working with any of the top Khans - be it Shah Rukh, Aamir or Salman. But she has no regrets whatsoever......

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text Wedding rumours surround Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield

According to Irish broadcaster RTE, Oscar nominated actress Emma Stone is soon to wed Andrew Garfield. The media company's online entertainment site RTE Ten reports that the two, who........

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