Monday, 22 January 2018


Spate Of Attacks

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There was barely time to take a breath from the attack in Lahore on February 13, when on Thursday, an explosion went off at the Sufi shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan in Sindh as a Sufi ritual was being performed. At least 75 people were killed in the blast ...

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Terror In Lahore

Pakistan had been enjoying a period of calm with a drop in terrorist attacks as well as optimistic outlooks for economic and social development. It was the turn of the worst yesterday when a bomb blast ripped right through the heart of Lahore, and hours later there was a blast ...

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The Changing Fields of Cricket

On par with the political world, cricketing circles are going through an upheaval of their own. In a recently concluded meeting in Dubai, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has agreed “in principle” to reverse the 2014 decision which effectively put India, England and Australia in control of the game’s finances ...

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Childhood faith

There is a beautiful Swedish hymn called ‘Barnatro’, Childhood Faith, by Einar Westling (1896-1971), which was popular in my childhood in Norway – and since Swedish, Norwegian and Danish are so similar languages, we have no problems understanding each others’ languages all over Scandinavia. The message in this hymn is ...

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Trump refugee ban is illegal


Trump’s move Friday to suspend refugee entry into the U.S. and restrict entry from Muslim states is flatly illegal, a top immigration policy analyst writes. David J. Bier, an immigration analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, said that Trump’s Friday executive order is illegal. “The ...

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Pakistan-India cultural ties

EVERYTHING has its place, the aphorism goes, and there can be found in this a fair bit of wisdom. For when knock-on effects start to accrue, unintended and adverse consequences can occur. Currently, nowhere is this more applicable than in the context of the cultural ties between Pakistan and India, ...

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How Social Media Is Making Us Anti-Social

Take a look around you. Most likely, the majority of people you see are bent forward towards the glow of their phones and tablets. Maybe they look up occasionally so they don’t stumble and fall on the sidewalk, or periodically to check the time, but whatever is streaming on their ...

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HAPPY 2017!!

This January, why not start the new year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things you can make-happen, leaving the past behind and living in the ‘NOW’ enjoying the blank slate of the new year ahead. ‘Living in the now’ means the present as what ...

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Say Goodbye To Pain While Wearing High Heels

High heels – they accentuates your legs, make you feel sexy, and look damn pretty on those polished feet. But the harmful effects of wearing them for hours can affect your body, posture, and might even turn out to be the reason for that soaring back pain you’ve been having ...

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Shoulder pain may be linked to heart disease

If you are having shoulder problems, they may be due to some heart disease risk factors and not just physical strain, warns a new study. “If someone has rotator cuff problems, it could be a sign that there is something else going on. They may need to manage risk factors ...

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