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 KI News

Nuclear war not the answer, world should rein in Trump

America's traditional allies should be on guard against blindly following the US to war

By. Bandy X. Lee & Jeffrey D. Sachs When Donald Trump took office early last year, many pundits believed that he would settle into his presidency and pivot to normality. But a large number of America’s mental health experts didn’t see it that way. They warned that Trump evidently suffers from a mental impairment that […]

 KI News

Youth herald winds of change in Palestine

Youth herald winds of change in Palestine

Stereotypes of Palestinians that Israel spent the best part of the last 70 years building in western countries are systematically coming apart

By: Marwan Asmar Why is Israel, a powerful military power, afraid of a 17-year-old girl? Ahed Tamimi, currently languishing in one of its prisons, embroiled in a trial that could last months, has become the renewed focus of international attention. Originally from the village of Nabi Saleh, Tamimi has been fighting the Israeli occupation since […]

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Sridevi’s superior southern style

Sridevi  recast her gamut of talents professionally as an actor to comply with her limited northern brief.

By: Jawed Naqvi SHE saw herself as an actor in the south, but as a show thing in the north. “In Tamil films they love to see me act naturally. But in Hindi films all they want is lot of glamour, richness and masala.” Brilliant movie star Sridevi who died unexpectedly at 55 on Saturday […]

 KI News

Pakistan on the ‘Grey List’

Pakistan on the ‘Grey List’

Throughout the last seventeen years of war and occupation, the Americans could not convince Afghans that the presence of US troops has been helpful and their aims benign

Last Friday the global money-laundering watchdog, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) decided to put Pakistan on its terrorist financing watch list. The placement will come into effect from June this year. This move could seriously jeopardise Pakistan’s already crisis ridden capitalist economy. The 35-member body works by consensus and even China and Saudi Arabia, Pakistan’s […]

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Lawmakers with perks

Lawmakers with perks

The long list of exemptions has made the office of profit a farce. Delhi Assembly case is an opportunity to debate the issue afresh.

By: S Y Quraishi The office of profit issue keeps coming up every now and then and leaves behind several questions. The most recent case pertains to appointments made by Delhi’s AAP government on March 13, 2015. As many as 21 MLAs were appointed as parliamentary secretaries and attached to various ministers. One Prashant Patel […]

 raza rumi

Forget the world, militias are a threat to Pakistan

Forget the world, militias are a threat to Pakistan

What is clear is that our narrative regarding a successful fight against terrorism is not being accepted by the world

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an international watchdog, is all set to place Pakistan on its watch list this summer. This development will have serious ramifications for Pakistan’s economy and will add to growing isolation abroad as part of the increasing US pressure on the country. Last week’s extraordinary moves led by the US […]

 Barkha Dutt

Trudeau’s India trip is a total disaster, and he has himself to blame

The Canadian premier’s orchestrated dance moves and multiple costume changes in heavily embroidered Indian finery make him look more like an actor on a movie set or a guest at a wedding than an astute politician

How did Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the world’s favourite liberal mascot — a feminist man, with movie-star good looks, a 50 per cent female Cabinet and a political lexicon that has replaced “mankind” with “peoplekind” (making millions swoon) — end up looking silly, diminished and desperate on his trip to India last week? Trudeau’s […]

 Azad Hussain

PURPOSEFUL USE OF SMARTPHONE

PURPOSEFUL USE OF SMARTPHONE

Smartphone has made our  life convenient but it's  improper use can lead to demerits

Earlier,  to  use internet , which has now  become  the necessity of life,  you had to visit a  Cyber Cafe. You would   travel a long distance to reach there  and   to avail internet facility, you needed to pay a good  amount of money for the purpose. But  nowadays Smartphones have brought internet  at easy access […]

 Taha Akyol

War of words in Turkey’s religious orders

I have been sadly observing the power struggles, competition for economic benefits, and bursts of anger among the Tariqats (Islamic orders) and Islamic community groups in Turkey. We have even witnessed self-styled sheikhs promising that whoever kisses their hand will go to heaven, or selling shrouds that will supposedly keep the wearer away from hell. […]

 Towseef Ahmad

Taxonomy of Rights

The infinite relationship of the constitution with the recognized mandate of sovereign will of society makes it evidently clear that the constitution caters to the efficacious and extraordinary exemplar of the rule-making taxonomy and purposive program of its sentient characteristics and essentials. This also points to the evolution of the constitutional interface whilst the point […]