The Social Media Bias

On 9 May 2012 President Obama announced his support for the gay community’s right to wedlock. With imgfave, tumblr, facebook, twitter and other social hubs supporting the right for homosexuals to determine their own ends who could tell this decision could backfire? On a regular day around 10% of the images uploaded on imgfave, for . . . → Read More: The Social Media Bias

Minister Religious Affairs indicted in Haj corruption case

By: Israr Ahmad 

Paving the way for their trial, a Rawalpindi court finally indicted former Minister for Religious Affairs Hamid Saeed Kazmi and his two associates in the Haj corruption case.

Hamid Kazmi, Haj Director General Rao Shakeel and former Haj Joint Secretary Aftab-ul Islam Raja are accused of corruption in arranging residential accommodation for . . . → Read More: Minister Religious Affairs indicted in Haj corruption case

Rate of inflation increased by 9% in 2012

The rate of inflation for 44 essential commodities including wheat, rice, pulses, meat, kitchen fuel and poultry products stood at nine per cent in April 2012, a special report by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) released on Wednesday said.

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Govt to take a stand against misuse of vehicles by bureaucrats

The federal government has decided to initiate disciplinary proceedings against bureaucrats who are misusing official cars despite availing the compulsory monetisation policy – which entitles them to a handsome monthly car allowance – and purchasing official cars at throwaway prices.

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Mossarat Qadeem reaches out to mothers to stop their children from falling into terror traps

by Swanee Hunt

Activist Mossarat Qadeem is fighting extremism in Pakistan one child at a time—with the help of their moms.

Her phone rang at 9 p.m. “Can you come tonight? He’s home.” The voice was anxious. “My son left those extremists he took up with, but maybe just for the night.”

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Muslim and Sikh workers in NY permitted to wear religious head coverings

New York’s Sikh and Muslim transit workers will be allowed to wear religious head coverings without a government agency logo after years of bitter legal battles that started after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. A settlement between workers and New York City Transit run by the state Metropolitan Transportation Authority was announced Wednesday.

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Virgin commercial spacecraft permitted to carry test flights

The US Federal Aviation Administration has cleared SpaceShipTwo, a commercial six-passenger spacecraft owned by Virgin Galactic, to begin rocket-powered suborbital test flights, the company said on Wednesday.

SpaceShipTwo manufacturer Scaled Composites of Mojave, California, received a one-year experimental launch permit on 23 May for test flights beyond the atmosphere, FAA spokesman Hank Price said.

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Educating 3rd world masses through mobile phones

Globalisation, as defined by the rich, is a very nice thing, the former US president Jimmy Carter once reflected. “You’re talking about the internet, you’re talking about cell phones, you’re talking about computers,” said Carter. “This doesn’t affect two-thirds of the people in the world.”

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The internet, you mean tubes

By Laura Miller

The title of Andrew Blum’s “Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet” is a ricocheting joke. When Alaskan Sen. Ted Stevens described the Internet as a “series of tubes” back in 2006, he was roundly mocked for not understanding the online world despite being chairman of the Commerce, Science . . . → Read More: The internet, you mean tubes