Friday, 20 April 2018


Diabetes is no longer a rich-world disease

EVERY six seconds a person somewhere in the world dies as a consequence of diabetes, according to estimates by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). In 2015 5m lives were lost to the disease, more than were claimed by AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. Moreover, the toll is rising faster than ...

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The US in shock, the rest in awe

Donald Trump, the next president of the United States, addresses his supporters in New York How will Trump’s victory impact US politics? The Republican Party is in serious doubt, with several viable ways in which the transformation could play out. A Donald Trump victory makes this issue easier to call: ...

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Inwards investment

International organisations and companies are willing to make a stake in Pakistan

There is a discernible rise in inwards investment. International organisations and companies are willing to make a stake in Pakistan. French car-maker Renault are the latest such to announce that they are to start assembling cars in Pakistan by 2018. This was announced by the Board of Investment (BOI) and ...

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Menstrual Matters: Comics teaching young women about periods

Menstruation is one of the most perplexing episodes in a young girl’s life especially when, not having been warned about it by her mother or any other elder female person, it happens unaware. In olden time girls were told to never tell anyone about their ‘P,’ and to not even ...

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Canada announces immigration levels for 2017

The Canadian government has announced that it will allow 300,000 immigrants into the country in 2017. This is the same number as in 2016 even though an expert panel has recommended to raise immigration levels. John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, on Monday tabled the immigration proposal for ...

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China-Pakistan corridor is against India’s strategic interests

The much touted $46 billion, 3,000-km-long China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) links Gwadar port in the troubled state of Balochistan to China’s restive autonomous region of Xinjiang. The project, which is an extension of China’s ambitious One-Belt-One-Road scheme, passes through Gilgit and Baltistan areas which are part of Jammu and ...

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Are Your Friends Really Good For You?

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Sometimes an unpredictable “bestie” can be your worst enemy. Here’s how to spot the cracks in your friendship circle. You know the type: she nags you for a one-on-one catch-up, then invites a bunch of people you don’t know to join you. Or she guilt-trips you into going for dinner, ...

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9 Mistakes Couples Make That Lead To Loneliness


Any of these sound familiar? It didn’t happen all at once, but it happened: We looked around and we didn’t see very many friends. We had never been busier, never been happier in our relationship with one another, and our calendars were all booked up, yet we still felt lonely. ...

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