US funds NYPD’s racist surveillance of Muslims

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress on Tuesday that, months after receiving complaints about the New York Police Department’s surveillance of entire American Muslim neighborhoods, the Justice Department is beginning a review to decide whether to investigate civil rights violations.

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Maya Khan’s ‘apology’ deconstructed

Call her a vigil-aunty, call her a vapid morning show host, call her what you must, you have to admire the sheer tenacity of Maya Khan in her refusal to back down, lay low and do the one thing she needs to do to end her misery – apologize for a mistake.

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Ibn-e-Batuta’s not on the list

The other day my son, a class five student in one of the most sought-after schools in Karachi, came to me for help in a school project. Having read on several parenting websites that I should be participating in my son’s scholastic life, I eagerly agreed. The project was on famous explorers, and given that I’m my . . . → Read More: Ibn-e-Batuta’s not on the list

German film director, Baker Monteys, expresses desire to teach at NCA, Lahore

Nick Baker-Monteys, the director of the award-winning German film ‘Der Mann Der Ueber Autos’ (The man who jumped cars) is desirous to teach at the National College of Arts’. Nick expressed his desire to stay in Lahore and teach the National College of Arts students during the German Film Festival held by the college in . . . → Read More: German film director, Baker Monteys, expresses desire to teach at NCA, Lahore

Poverty, deprivation engulf millions of Pakistani children: UN Report

The United Nations has warned that hundreds of millions of children in cities across the world are growing up in poverty and enduring deprivation, cautioning that these situations and needs are often represented by aggregate figures that show urban children to be better off than their rural counterparts, obscuring the disparities that exist among the . . . → Read More: Poverty, deprivation engulf millions of Pakistani children: UN Report

Laptops can revolutionize the educational sector: CM Shahbaz

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has stressed upon the students receiving laptops to utilize computers as a weapon against poverty and ignorance and ensure a dignified status for the country by acquiring modern education. He said that distribution of laptops to students will bring about a revolution in education sector in Pakistan. He said that Punjab government will distribute a further three lakh laptops among brilliant students next year.

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How the media lies

‘Maestro’ Alan Greenspan was celebrated in the media, even though his Randian philosophy led to financial catastrophe.

Towards the end of 2008, I was walking briskly to Wall Street with a crew to begin filming my documentary, Plunder: The Crime of Our Time, about financial crime. A sudden call of nature forced me to divert into . . . → Read More: How the media lies

Smart batteries for smartphones

In labs around the world, scientists are looking for ways to power up your phone and, once again, allow mobiles to live up to their name.

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India refuses to hold trial for its Kashmir soldiers accused of human right abuses

India has rejected every request over two decades to prosecute its soldiers in civilian courts in Indian-held Kashmir for alleged rights abuses, including murder and rape, according to documents AP received on Tuesday.

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SC hears case on ISI’s involvement in political funding

Supreme Court of Pakistan has issued notice to former ISI Chief Asad Durrani and ministry of Defence in Asghar Khan case, Geo News reported.

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