Win Pak-India nuke war?

By PERVEZ HOODBHOY

That Pakistan may first use nuclear weapons in a future war with India was announced last week by Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry. Coming just two days before Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Oct 22 visit to Washington, this could be considered a reiteration of the army’s well-known stance. But, significantly it came from the Foreign Office rather than GHQ or Strategic Plans Division. Coming from both ends of the power spectrum, this confirms that Pakistan has drastically shifted its nuclear posture.

In the late 1980s, Pakistan had viewed nuclear weapons very differently; they were the last-ditch means to deter a possible nuclear attack by India. But Pakistan now says it intends to use low-yield nuclear bombs, also called tactical nuclear weapons, to forestall the possible advance of Indian troops into Pakistan under India’s ‘Cold Start’ operational doctrine.

Floated by Gen Deepak Kapoor in 2010, Cold Start calls for cutting Pakistan into “salami slices” as punishment for hosting yet another Mumbai-style terrorist attack inside India. It assumes that this limited action would not provoke a nuclear exchange. India strenuously denies that such a doctrine is official or that it has been made operational.

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Russia, Pakistan Preparing for First Cultural Exchange Year

Pakistani ambassador to Russia said that Russia and Pakistan are working on the first ever year of cultural exchange, as part of a larger effort to boost “multidimensional” ties between the two countries.

MOSCOW (Sputnik), Svetlana Alexandrova – Russia and Pakistan are working on the first ever year of cultural exchange, as part of a larger effort to boost “multidimensional” ties between the two countries, the Pakistani ambassador to Russia told Sputnik on Saturday.

“Celebrating a year of a country is always a good idea. We have not celebrated a Year of Pakistan in Russia or a Year of Russia in Pakistan but this is an idea that we are working on. We hope that in the near future we will be able to do a Year of Pakistan in Russia,” Zaheer Janjua said.

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Russia-Pakistan Military Cooperation Not Threatening Relations With India

Expansion of military cooperation between Russia and Pakistan will not have any negative effect on relations between Moscow and New Delhi, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Wednesday.

NIZHNY TAGIL (Russia), September 9 (Sputnik) — Moscow and Islamabad are currently in talks on the delivery of Russian multirole Mi-35M attack helicopters and the latest Su-35 fighter jets.

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The DAM!AGE Story of Pakistan

Story of “THE KALABAGH DAM” the most Controversial Dam, proposed on Great INDUS RIVER in Pakistan.

The DAM/AGE story of Pakistan

By Shahnawaz Chachar

This documentary film is the story of a Great Ancient River, of Indus Valley Civilization. A River that has been source of Peace & Prosperity for all habitant since thousands of years, story of Almighty River, Mother Indus

This story is about the KalaBagh Dam, the Proposed Hydro Electric Dam in Mianwali District of Punjab Province. Since the first feasibility conducted in 1983, The CaalaBaag Dam remained controversial for many reasons, all stakeholders, political parties, technical experts and vocal society groups have their own supportive and protective opinions and interests, over this controversial dam.

The supporters of KalaBagh Dam, praises high value benefits for country, such as increased & improved conventional irrigation system, effective flood control management, water reservoir for dry seasons, solution to highly demanded energy crises, and rapid growth in GDP.

At the other end, the dissenters’ side, they have critical concerns about KalaBagh Dam, this group believes that this dam could trigger, irreversible degradation, of the Indus River Ecosystem. It will displace thousands of people, loss of productive fertile land under water, and southern province the Sindh province would be the worst sufferer of degradation of nature, and it will devastate the strained ecology of the Indus delta.

Out of four provinces of Pakistan, three provinces have strongly condemned this controversial project and passed resolutions in provincial assemblies against KalaBagh Dam. They all believe that KalaBagh Dam is just a BIG BROTHER SYNDROME, many of you are familiar with.

In recent past, these disagreements and disputes on KalaBagh Dam were scaled up to threats, for FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN, and this controversy becomes, one of the major issues of inter-provincial politics in Pakistan.

Focusing this never-ending controversy of KalaBagh Dam, I am going to make a documentary film and, named it, The DAM-AGE story of Pakistan. This documentary film would be the story of 32 years, of political warfare, for Kalabagh Dam.

Which covers, the national and international interest, Country’s long puzzled energy crises. Power politics and pressure groups. Water distribution history among provinces. Flood history and its management. Provincial and ethnic cards. The river dependent Livelihood. Climate Change and Environmental Impact. People living at tail, the delta story. And, about the INDIGENOUS PEOPLE, who have honored this river, as the ALMIGHTY GODDESS, from the ancient times.

This documentary film is a synopsis of long struggle, of sponsors, supporters and dissenters of KalaBagh Dam, Covering Expert Opinions, Political Interests, Seasonal floods and surplus water statistics, Possible displacement of population packets, Water distribution treaties & practices, Royalty matters & natural resources, Analysis of acclaimed outcomes, and prolonged hypothetical theories, which were created through mass media.

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India’s Inequality: Richest 1% Own 53% Of India’s Wealth

A credit suisse report has revealed richest 1% Indians owns 53% of country’s wealth while the top 10% owns 76.30% of the country’s wealth.

For long activists and many intellects had appealed to reduce inequality in India, but we are reaching slowly but surely to a point where it is too late to do anything about it. Research says reducing inequality could prolong economic growth spell’s than any economic impetus (for ex -Free Trade Agreement) would do.

When mankind wanted to reach the moon, it did it. There is nothing that mankind is not capable of, its only a matter of having the will to do it. If inequality persists, it is not because it is out of our control, it is because none had the will and vision to work towards a equal society.

Some potential consequences of Inequality
1.) High inequality stifles economic growth besides pushing vast population into poverty.
2.) High incidence of poverty results in lack of access to basic amenities and most importantly opportunities
3.) The small wealthy population will have an unhealthy control over the policy makers.
4.) The Judicial system skews in favor of the people who could afford the best lawyers
5.) Tax structures will eventually favor the creamy 1% burdening the vast “others”
6.) Vast economic differences will result in poor not getting credit facilities and endangering them to enter into predatory market practices like a debt trap.
7.) Investment dries up, as fewer individuals have money to invest in.
8.) Higher incidence of poverty is closely to related to the higher crime rates and other social evils
9.) Class divide’s becomes visible, as rich neighborhoods springs up everywhere and seclusion becomes the new norm
10.) Participation in the political process diminishes for the vast majority coupled with poor access to quality health care and education.

Courtesy: The Logical Indian
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US Navy scrambled jets as Russian warplanes approached carrier near Japan

By REUTERS

WASHINGTON: The USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier scrambled four fighter jets to intercept approaching Russian warplanes as it carried out a military exercise on Tuesday in the Sea of Japan, US military officials said on Thursday.

The two Russian TU-145 “Bear” jets came as close as a nautical mile from the carrier and were flying at a low-altitude, about 500 feet above sea level, the officials said.

TU-145 Bear is a long-range anti-submarine warfare plane and a variant of the TU-95 Bear strategic bomber.

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Reham Khan: “The Pakistani media is like a wild child”

The host, filmmaker and ambassador for street children talks about her struggles and journey in the media industry.
By Amber Arshad, Published in Jul-Aug 2015

Deutsche Bank to Cut 35,000 jobs

Deutsche Bank to Shrink Workforce by 35,000 in Broad Revamp

Bank reports steep loss for third quarter

By JENNY STRASBURG and MADELEINE NISSEN

FRANKFURT— Deutsche Bank AG on Thursday said it would eliminate thousands of jobs and shut operations in several countries, the latest European bank taking sweeping action to arrest declining profits.

The biggest lender in Europe’s most powerful economy will cut 35,000 jobs from its payroll and make a raft of other changes to fix a bank its new co-Chief Executive John Cryan described as saddled with broken technology and “poor historic behavior.”

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‘Milestone’ prostate cancer drug

The first drug that targets precise genetic mutations in prostate cancer has been shown to be effective in a “milestone” trial by UK scientists.

The study, at the Institute of Cancer Research in London, took place on 49 men with untreatable cancer.

The drug, olaparib, had low overall success, but slowed tumour growth in 88% of patients with specific DNA mutations.

Cancer Research UK said the trial was exciting.

The future of cancer medicine is treating cancers by their mutated DNA rather than what part of the body they are in.

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Bill Gates: Only Socialism Can Save the Climate, ‘The Private Sector is Inept’

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Bill Gates explains why the climate crisis will not be solved by the free market.

In a recent interview with The Atlantic, billionaire tech magnate Bill Gates announced his game plan to spend $2 billion of his own wealth on green energy investments, and called on his fellow private sector billionaires to help make the U.S. fossil-free by 2050. But in doing so, Gates admitted that the private sector is too selfish and inefficient to do the work on its own, and that mitigating climate change would be impossible without the help of government research and development.

“There’s no fortune to be made. Even if you have a new energy source that costs the same as today’s and emits no CO2, it will be uncertain compared with what’s tried-and-true and already operating at unbelievable scale and has gotten through all the regulatory problems,” Gates said. “Without a substantial carbon tax, there’s no incentive for innovators or plant buyers to switch.”

Gates even tacked to the left and uttered words that few other billionaire investors would dare to say: government R&D is far more effective and efficient than anything the private sector could do.

“Since World War II, U.S.-government R&D has defined the state of the art in almost every area,” Gates said. “The private sector is in general inept.”

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India’s fastest train Gatimaan Express to become operational by March 2016

By Arvind Chauhan, TNN

AGRA: By the end of this financial year that is March 2016, India’s fastest train Gatimaan Express will start operating between New Delhi- Agra cantt stations, claimed Arun Saxena, general manager of North Central Railway.
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In case of Palestinian uprising I’ll side with Israel: Saudi prince al-Waleed bin Talal

Kuwait City — According to Kuwaiti Al Qabas daily, the flamboyant Saudi Prince and entrepreneur, al-Waleed bin Talal posited that his country must reconsider its regional commitments and devise a new strategy to combat Iran’s increasing influence in Gulf States by forging a Defense pact with Tel Aviv to deter any possible Iranian moves in the light of unfolding developments in the Syria and Moscow’s military intervention.

“The whole Middle-East dispute is tantamount to matter of life and death for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from my vantage point ,and I know that Iranians seek to unseat the Saudi regime by playing the Palestinian card , hence to foil their plots Saudi Arabia and Israel must bolster their relations and form a united front to stymie Tehran’s ambitious agenda,” Kuwaiti News Agency (KUNA) quoted Prince al-Waleed as saying on Tuesday , adding, Riyadh and Tel Aviv must achieve a modus vivendi , for Saudi policy in regard to Arab-Israeli crisis is no longer tenable.

Iran seeks to buttress its presence in the Mediterranean by supporting Assad regime in Syria, added Prince al-Waleed, but to the chagrin of Riyadh and its sister Gulf sheikhdoms , Putin’s Russia has become a real co-belligerent force in Syrian 4-year-old civil war by attacking CIA-trained Islamist rebels. Here surfaces the paramount importance of Saudi-Israeli nexus to frustrate Russia-Iran-Hezbollah axis.

” I will side with the Jewish nation and its democratic aspirations in case of outbreak of a Palestinian Intifada( uprising) and  i shall exert all my influence to break any ominous Arab initiatives set to condemn Tel Aviv , because I deem the Arab-Israeli entente and future friendship necessary to impede the Iranian dangerous encroachment,” Al Qabas cited the Saudi media tycoon as he is in a regional tour, visiting the other Gulf Arab littoral states–Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman–to muster support for Saudi-backed Islamist rebels in Syria.

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Fuel-starved Nepal signs agreement with China for oil, ending India’s monopoly

FILE- In this Sept. 24, 2015 file photo, Nepalese oil tankers and commercial trucks stand stranded near a gate that marks the Nepalese border with India, in Birgunj, Nepal. Fuel-starved Nepal has signed an agreement with China to provide gasoline, diesel and cooking gas, after India restricted its supplies as a result of ongoing political protests in the Himalayan nation, officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Ram Sarraf, file) – See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/fuel-starved-nepal-signs-agreement-with-china-for-oil-ending-india-s-monopoly-1.2098752#sthash.zfwekOC8.dpuf

By Binaj Gurubacharya / The Associated Press

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Fuel-starved Nepal has signed an agreement with China to import gasoline, diesel and cooking gas, effectively ending a monopoly on supply from India, which has restricted fuel convoys as a result of political protests in the Himalayan nation.

The decision to import Chinese oil amid severe shortages has brought China a step closer to Nepal, which traditionally is more influenced by India in the south. The two Asian giants have been jostling for influence in landlocked Nepal.

Nepal sent a team of officials this week to Beijing, where they signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday with China National United Oil Corp., said Nepal Oil Corp. official Deepak Baral.

Details on how much fuel Nepal will receive, prices and other arrangements still need to be worked out, Baral said, but he confirmed the supply would be on a regular basis.

It would be the first time for Nepal to import Chinese fuel. It has so far relied exclusively on India for its energy needs.

Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup declined comment on Nepal’s agreement with China.

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Nepal’s parliament has elected a Communist leader

Nepal’s parliament elects Bidhya Devi Bhandari as nation’s first female President

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s parliament has elected a Communist leader who has long campaigned for women’s rights as the Himalayan nation’s first female President.

Parliament speaker Onsari Gharti announced that Bidhya Devi Bhandari of the Communist Party of Nepal Unified Marxist-Leninist received 327 votes against her opponent’s 214 in parliament on Wednesday.

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India’s first double decker Shatabdi Express to run from Mumbai to Goa: All you need to know

The Railways ministry announced that India’s first air-conditioned double-decker Shatabdi train will run from Mumbai to Goa soon. Keeping the tourist demand during winters in mind, the Ministry has introduced the double-decker train on that route.

India’s first double-decker train was flagged off in October 2011 and it still operates between Howrah in West Bengal and Dhanbad in Jharkhand. The double-decker coaches have been introduced on other routes as well, however, this is the first time a Shatabdi train is getting the double-decker coaches.

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Uber set to launch operations in Pakistan

By Hassaan Khan

In what is surely a huge development for Pakistan and its emerging tech economy, Uber — the disruptive taxi-hailing service app which has taken the world by storm in recent years — is all set to launch operations in Pakistan.

“We can confirm we are currently recruiting for a team in Lahore, and are very excited about launching in Pakistan as we see huge potential in the way we can help people move around their city safely and reliably,” Shaden Abdellatif, communications manager for Uber’s Middle East and Africa operations told ValueWalk, an online publication.

“We are also excited about the opportunity for economic empowerment we can bring to the drivers we partner with,” Abdellatif added.

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Justin Trudeau: Bringing old Canada back

BY MARIA KARI

“Sunny ways, my friend. Sunny ways. This is what positive politics can do.” — Justin Trudeau

On November 4, Justin Trudeau will be officially sworn in as the Prime Minister of Canada, following a landslide victory at the largest elections turnout in 20 years.

Trudeau is a legacy child taking over as agent of change for his father Pierre Trudeau, the 15th Prime Minister, who also happens to have ushered in one of Canada’s most glorious periods. Within days of being elected, Trudeau Jr. has already begun to undo almost 10 years worth of damage left in the wake of the previous (toxic) government.

But it seems that Trudeau has captured the world’s attention not because of his political prowess but because the 43-year-old also happens to be ‘super hot’.

In fact, it seems that as of last week, the planet simply can’t stop ogling our prime minister.

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Portuguese elections: shift to the left – crisis of the establishment

Pakistan says it does not need international help

…. Pakistan’s Information Minister Pervez Rashid says Pakistan will not issue any appeals to the international community for help as the country has the required resources to carry out the

rescue and relief work. He also thanked neighbouring India for offering support to Islamabad for the quake victims.

He says Pakistani civil and military authorities were trying their best to reach those affected by the quake.

“We have enough resources to handle the situation. Our top priority is to help those affected because of the earthquake,” he told a news conference. ….

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Afghan leader begs Putin to send gunships to fight Taliban insurgents in clear signal of worsening security in the war-torn country

By Larisa Brown Defence Correspondent For The Daily Mail

Putin asked by Afghan government to help country fight the Taliban
President Ghani appealed to the Kremlin for help after recent violence
Afghan President asked for artillery, small arms and helicopters
Russian officials have said they are ‘willing to help’

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Husband has lived in his front yard for six months after wife kicked him to the curb

By Peter Holley

Sharafat Khan, co-owner of a million-dollar mansion in suburban Houston, has spent the past six months living in his own front yard after his wife kicked him out of the house and changed the locks.

The 69-year-old’s health is deteriorating, and neighbors in his Seabrook, Tex., community fear he’ll meet his demise on the nicely manicured lawn.

“He’s wearing the same clothing, it’s dirty,” neighbor Debbie Scoggins told NBC TV affiliate KPRC. “He has no bathroom facilities, no shoes.”

“The weather is starting to get colder,” said Laurel Stout, who lives across the street. “He’s very frail, he can’t even walk. I’m afraid he is going to die out here in his yard.”

How did it come to this? Depends on who you ask.

Khan — who claims to suffer from diabetes and high blood pressure — said a spousal argument got him unexpectedly banished from his home in the Galveston Bay community. Police told KPRC that they’ve responded to the residence for domestic disputes as many as 30 times in the past six months. It’s unclear whether all those altercations occurred after Khan ended up squatting on his front lawn.

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Earthquakes without frontiers

“There are going to be around a billion new homes built across Asia over the next 10 years – let’s build them so they are safe.”

The Alpine–Himalayan belt, which stretches from the Mediterranean to the Pacific, is one of the world’s most seismically active regions. Now, a combination of earth science, social science and education is being used to help the region become more resilient to earthquakes, protecting lives and property.

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7.5 magnitude earth quake strikes Pakistan, India, Afghanistan.

Over 132 dead as 7.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Pakistan

By AGENCIES | DAWN.COM | TARIQ NAQASH | SYED ALI SHAH | IMRAN GABOL | IRFAN HAIDER | ALI AKBAR | FAZAL KHALIQ

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck major cities of Pakistan, including the northern areas on Monday, leaving at least 132 dead and scores injured due to building collapses, landslides and stampedes.

The earthquake struck the country at 2:09pm today (Monday).

The death toll could climb in coming days because communications are down in much of the remote mountainous region.

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St. George, Ont., celebrates Christmas early for boy with cancer

More than 7,000 people show up for the Santa Claus parade

By CBC News

Santa Claus came early to St. George, Ont., this year.

The small town, about 30 kilometres west of Hamilton, rallied this week to bring Christmas to Evan Leversage, a seven-year-old boy who has been battling brain cancer since he was two.

The boy’s family recently learned that his tumour has grown and spread, leading the boy’s doctors to suggest the family celebrate Christmas early.

Family, friends and even strangers who heard the news decided to start decorating early. Members of the community have even rolled out some fake snow to adorn Evan’s front lawn.

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Germany scraps tuition fees after mass student protests cause shift in public opinion

BY DAVID SMITH

GERMANY• After experimenting with tuition fees, all the federal German states have been persuaded to reverse their decision. In the UK and US, there is no political will to change the policies which are blighting whole generations. The only way forward is to copy German protest movements.

The world’s fourth largest economy, Germany, has abolished all higher education tuition fees after flirting with the system for a few years. The contrast could not be greater with both the United States and the United Kingdom, which has largely aped the US model with potentially disastrous results.

In the US, tuition costs have risen 500% since 1985 and those who borrowed for a bachelor’s degree granted in 2012 owe an average of US$29,400. Some 40 million Americans are paying back US$1.2 trillion in outstanding student debt. US senator Elizabeth Warren, who is campaigning to lower fees, says the burden is stopping young Americans from buying homes and cars, or starting small businesses. Meanwhile, existing federal financial aid to students is poorly targeted, with half of federal tuition tax credits going to the wealthiest 20%.

In the UK, the problem of student debt could become even worse than in the US. The Tory Government introduced tuition fees of £9,000 (US$14,500) a year in 2012 and average debt levels per student are now expected to be £44,000 (US$71,000). Yet, the system is self-defeating as most of the debt may never even be paid off. The UK’s Institute for Fiscal Studies suggests that nearly three quarters (73%) of today’s students will fail to clear their debts, and may only have them written off 30 years after graduating, by which time they could be in their mid 50s.

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