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2011

WORLD IN FOCUS September ‘Oct 2011

NATIONAL AFFAIRS Basic food prices rose by 74 pc in 3 years: The cost of basic food items increased by 74 per cent in three years (from June 2008 to 2011), leading to increased hunger and malnutrition, according to official findings. Pakistan, Iran to expedite gas, power projects: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has agreed with Iranian President Mehmoud Ahmadinejad …

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Some Foreign Words and Phrases

English is one of the richest languages of the world, and its richness arises from the fact that it has freely borrowed words and phrases from other languages, both European and non-European, and has absorbed and naturalised them. Here is a list of such foreign words and phrases as have passed into everyday speech and writing. However, the students are …

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Singh No More

The purity of sur and the exploration and graces of the raags were amalgamated in Jagjit Singh’s ghazal though he could not travel the high virtuosity path of Mehdi Hasan Jagjit Singh who died last week was a very popular vocalist. Though he was seventy, he presented a youthful look that went along well with his music which carried a …

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Literature Nobel Goes to Sweden’s Best-known Poet

Transtromer’s surrealistic works are characterized by powerful imagery that explores the mysteries of the human mind. The Nobel Prize in literature was awarded last week to a psychologist who used his spare time to craft sparsely written poems about the mysteries of everyday life – commuting to work, watching the sun rise or waiting for nightfall. Tomas Transtromer, Sweden’s most …

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Nobel Laureates

The Nobel Prize, undoubtedly the most prestigious award in the world, is awarded to those individuals who render valuable services to mankind in different fields of life namely physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, peace and economics. The will of the Swedish scientist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, established the prizes in 1895. Consequently the prizes were first awarded …

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Nusrat Bhutto`s Death End of an Era

The death of Begum Nusrat Bhutto brings to an end an extremely turbulent chapter in Pakistan`s history. She was the country’s first lady from 1973 to 1977. In 1989, when she was a senior minister without portfolio and acted as the prime minister when Benazir Bhutto gave birth to her second child. Nusrat Bhutto did not come from a political …

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The Man Who Gave us Iqbal

It is an unfortunate fact that while we love to recite Iqbal’s poetry and admire his political, philosophical and religious views, we hardly ever remember his affectionate teacher, friend, guide and benefactor Thomas Arnold It is one of the most interesting ironies of human history that it is full of towering figures of heroic proportion, whose laudable services to mankind …

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Nothing is Interesting if you are Not Interested

Mr. Azeem Anjum Hanbi Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Quetta Division. Jahangir’s World Times: Please tell us about your-Self education and achievements? Azeem Anjum Hanbi: I belong to the hottest place of Asia i.e. Sibi and did my Matriculation from Boys High School Railway Colony Sibi. I did my graduation in Sociology as a private candidate, I moved to the University of …

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In Conversation with Kashif Ali, 8th in Pakistan, CSS 2010

Stalling Time is the Way to Overcome a Problem Jehangir’s World Times (JWT): Please tell us about your-self, educational background and achievements in detail. Kashif Ali: I belong to a Gujjar family from Azad Jammu & Kashmir, currently living in Lahore. I did Masters in English Literature from University of the Punjab. Then I took admission in LLB and secured …

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Steve Jobs and the Rules of Success

Sell dreams, not products. Jobs captured our imagination because he really understood his customer. Steve Jobs’ impact on your life cannot be underestimated. His innovations have likely touched nearly every aspect ‘computers, movies, music and mobile. As a communications coach, I learned from Jobs that a presentation can, indeed, inspire. For entrepreneurs, Jobs’ greatest legacy is the set of principles …

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