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August 2012

A RETWEETING-CHOMSKY CM

These lines are an effort to understand if the CM’s habit of re-tweeting-Chomsky has any relevance with his actions or he merely uses the dissident voice of Chomsky to assert that he too is fashionable enough to meet the social demands of the elite, for appreciating Che or Chomsky or the likes of him (Manufacturing Dissent, Revolt Slogans, Overt Dictionary …

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GOD PARTICLE, FINALLY DISCOVERED? THE DISCOVERY EXPLAINED IN 5 POINTS

THE DISCOVERY EXPLAINED IN 5 POINTS After 8000 scientists worked for two decades, spending around 10 billion dollars, the missing link in the origin of the universe may have been found. The world is celebrating what could be this century’s biggest scientific discovery -‘God Particle’. Let’s try to understand the significance of the discovery in 5 points as to why …

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Devolved Democracy Denied

The Supreme Court of Pakistan, in a verdict issued in April, directed the provincial governments to announce the timetable for local bodies’ polls. Four years ago local governments had been unceremoniously closed down by the provincial administrations. Since then there has been a lack of grass-roots democracy for the Pakistanis, which ironically is being denied to them by the very …

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CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE

(1564-1593) CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE was born in Canterbury to shoemaker John Marlowe and his wife Catherine. His date of birth is not known, but he was baptized on 26 February 1564, and is likely to have been born a few days before. Thus he was just two months older than his contemporary Shakespeare. Marlowe was a dramatist, poet and translator of …

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Work Ethics for Muslims during Ramadan

During the blessed month of Ramadan, many Muslims slack off, showing up late at work (or not showing up at all), sleeping on the job, procrastinating, doing the least possible, and asking employers for shorter working days at the same wage rate. This type of behaviour is inconsistent with the very spirit of Ramadan. Islam does not advocate a special …

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This Month in History

AUGUST August 1, 1838 – Slavery was abolished in Jamaica. It had been introduced by Spanish settlers 300 years earlier in 1509. August 2, 1939 – Albert Einstein wrote a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt concerning the possibility of atomic weapons. “A single bomb of this type carried by boat and exploded in a port, might very well destroy …

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Emotional Dependency

The person in this state is not different from a drug addict who has all possible excuses, manipulation and rationale to take drugs. Knowing that it will kill; the addict desires to dilute his life in drugs. Likewise, once becoming emotionally dependent on other, a person desires to dilute life in emotional dependency and avoids freedom. There may not be …

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EXEMPLARY STEPS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATION

‘By means of their laptops, special children will be able to get the modern education of information technology and play a constructive role in the progress and prosperity of the country.’ (Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif.) For the smooth and multi-dimensional progress of a country and society, it is necessary for all individuals to make their utmost contribution to this process, in …

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ENGLISH CHANNEL

Nouns: Nouns perform different functions in English. These are often described as referring to persons, places, things (anything we can think of) states. Excerpt: means a passage or quotation taken or selected from a book, document, letter, etc. Here are the excerpts from the letters written by Allama Iqbal. Malediction: a curse, the utterance of a curse. What have I …

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WORLD IN FOCUS

NATIONAL AFFAIRS 11-06-2012 Dawn Irfan Hussain gets top prize for book: Renowned columnist and writer Irfan Husain has been awarded the top prize in the annual Benjamin Franklin Awards for his book Fatal Faultlines: Pakistan Islam and the West. 12-06-2012    Dawn Haqqani sought US help against army: The Supreme Court ordered former ambassador Husain Haqqani to appear before it to …

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