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What the Modi’s govt is up to?

Incidents of cross-border firing have been reported with frequency in the last months of 2016 as tensions simmered between Pakistan and India over the Kashmir issue. Earlier this week, three Pakistan Army soldiers were killed in Indian firing across the LoC. The incident occurred in the Thoob sector of Bhimber …

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The future of cars is in the air

Smart cities with futuristic transport is at the heart of Dubai’s plans. The emirate has a head start in this space and is already thinking hyperloop and flying cars. By 2030, almost a quarter of all transportation in Dubai will be smart and driverless. But that could be just the …

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Lahore terror incident an eye opener

The Lahore terror incident is an eye opener for those at the helm of affairs. Just imagine, as many as 17 people, including two senior police officers, were martyred while more than 70 others sustained injuries when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a protest venue on The Mall …

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US carriers simply can’t compete with Gulf rivals

Once again, the three main Gulf-based carriers are facing noisy opposition and unfounded allegations from US-based airlines who are simply unable to compete. The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States has prompted airlines there to press for protectionist policies, trying to limit Etihad, Emirates and Qatar …

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A matter of concern

Reports regarding use of drugs in educational institutions are a matter of real concern. Three students have been arrested in Islamabad along with other suspects for selling drugs to their colleagues in a university. This is not a unique case. Drug addiction has spread in our educational institutions, even in …

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Ban is not the solution

Strange are the ways of the Punjab government. Instead of working against the material that causes incidents, the Punjab govt has banned the entire festival of Basant. Festivals like Basant provide healthy activities to the people and to ban such activities is no services of the people. On Saturday, hundreds …

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Far greater commitment needed

In the wake of sordid state of education affairs, the issue is we need far greater commitment to education if we are to improve the quality of lessons offered at public sector schools and governments are to deliver on their commitments to step up spending on a crucial national need. …

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Saying no to counterfeits is a social responsibility

The dangers of using counterfeit products are as well-documented as is the compulsive psychology that drives people to buy them. And unfortunately, there is a standoff between the two that does not lend itself to the continual efforts of the authorities who expend considerable time, energy and resources year after …

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May set to win Brexit authority from parliament

The United Kingdom’s ruling Conservatives showed impressive party unity as those MPs who were in favour of Britain remaining in the European Union (EU) refused to desert their anti-EU party in a crucial vote to allow the government to go ahead with Brexit. The government won a 494 to 122 …

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