Some Notable Foreign Phrases

Carte Blanche; unlimited authority, unlimited discretionary power to act. Vis-a-vis; in relation to, compared with. Inter alia; among other things, between the things. Bona fide; genuine, sincere, in good faith. Apropos of; concerning, with regard to, about. Fait accompli; done deal, an accomplished fact or something that had already occurred. Faux pas; blooper, blunder, an embarrassing act. …

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Death Penalty – A Miscarriage of Justice

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The figures for death row inmates in Pakistan are approaching 7000 as per the Amnesty International report on Death Sentences and Executions 2017. The country’s execution rate is at the highest level in its history.  Pakistan is ranked among the top 5 most prolific global executioners of the world. The …

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Malaysia to End Capital Punishment:

Malaysia’s new government said to establish the end of capital punishment for almost all crimes and to halt all pending executions. Malaysia’s move against the capital punishment has been apprised as a major advance in Asia by human rights watch. More than 1200 people are on the death row convictions …

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Jennifer Winget Writes Farewell Note

The hot star Jennifer Winget has recently written a farewell note to the fans of ‘Bepannah’ as daily soap is said to air its final episode pretty soon. “Time really flies but the love our fans have bestowed on us has been tremendous all through and overwhelming, to say the …

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‘Plight’ Or ‘Persecution’ At Thar

Thar – the desert region that encompasses both India and Pakistan has 25 percent of its land in Pakistan. Thar has considerably low rainfall and water tables of Thar are consistently decreasing thereof. The Thar water is full of waterborne bacteria and other contaminations; fluorine and arsenic being notable of …

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Nobel Peace Prize Timeline since 2008

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2008 Nobel peace prize winner: Martti Ahtisaari (Finland) 2009 Nobel peace prize winner: Barack Obama (United States of America) 2010 Nobel peace prize winner: Liu Xiaobo (China) 2011 Nobel peace prize winner: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Liberia) Leymah Gbowee (Liberia) Tawakkol Karman (Yemen) 2012 Nobel peace prize winner: European Union 2013 …

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The New Kilogram Approved

The international system of measurements has revised the definition of the kilogram and other key units. During a meeting at Versailles in France, countries have voted to approve the wide-ranging changes that corroborate vital human activities like trade and scientific innovation. The notable change was the revision of ‘Kilo’ – …

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