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January 2012

This Month In History January

Most of the world uses the Gregorian calendar, which has January as the first month of the year. It is named for Janus, a Roman god. Roman legend has it that the the ruler Numa Pompilius added January and February to the end of the 10-month Roman calendar in about 700 B.C. Pompilius gave the month 30 days. Romans later …

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Ways to Stay Healthy this Winter

Increase your water intake. Surely, it’s easy to stay hydrated when we’re working out and aware of the summer heat; but as winter comes, we forget that our bodies need adequate water to guard against illness and operate at maximum efficiency.  Dehydration is to blame for small cracks inside our nose that allow germs to enter easily, so drink up. …

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WORLD IN FOCUS November ‘December 2011

NATIONAL AFFAIRS Gas agreement signed with Turkmenistan: Pakistan and Turkmenistan signed five agreements and memoranda of understanding to boost cooperation in the fields of trade, energy, media and culture. One of the agreements relates to the $7.6 billion Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project under which Pakistan will get 1.3 billion cubic feet per day of gas. Eunuchs get on voters’ …

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Power Production Capacity Sufficient to the Need

At present there are 12 grid stations of 500 KV having capacity of 14850 MVA and 26 sub-station of 220 KV with 15364 MVA capacity, and these grids are sufficiently catering to the power needs of the country says MD PEPCO/NTDC Rasul Khan Mahsud The  National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) has established a new 220KV Grid Station at WAPDA …

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HOW TO ATTEMPT COMPREHENSION QUESTION

Comprehension of a passage is generally difficult for most candidates because the topics are varied. They may be about medicine, science and technology, religion or philosophy. Some of the subjects discussed may not be familiar to you. Here speed as well as understanding of the contents of the given passage is of the essence because in every competitive examination, several …

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Shifting Sands: Poems of Love and other Verses

Introduction and Selection by Baidar Bakht Translation from Urdu by Baidar Bakht and Marie-Anne Erki Publisher: Packages Ltd, Lahore, 2010. Pages 604. Price: Rs 750/US $ 25/GB P 20. Reviewed by Toheed Ahmad Poets, it is said, produce national literature, while translators produce world literature. This beautiful book is a brilliant illustration of this adage. Urdu literature has yet to …

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Pakistan-Iran Relations

It is high time that Pakistan and Iran should attend to their mechanisms for productive interactions not only on political but also on military level to counter the looming threats that recent developments in the region had posed to both countries. Pakistan and Iran share over 900 kilometres common border. Traditionally, Pakistani frontiers with Iran have always been peaceful, safe …

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Pak-US Marriage: Can it Lead to Divorce?

Pakistan became the key ally of US in its war on terror but there remained a significant trust deficit, which go on till now. The talks about the future of relations between the two countries are under discussion on media, academic and scholarly level. This article aims at to contribute to this discussion in factual and analytical terms. Present Pakistan-US …

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