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The lawns of the Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi were jam-packed with exuberant admirers of iconic nonagenarian humour writer Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi who gave a standing ovation as the ceremony, presided over by poet Zehra Nigah started.

Australian novelist Richard Flanagan said that before winning the prestigious Man Booker prize for literature on Tuesday he had considered becoming a miner because he found it so difficult to make a living at his craft. Flanagan, 53, won the prestigious 50,000-pound ($79,530) prize for his novel "The Narrow Road to the Deep North", set during the building of the Thailand-Burma "Death Railway" in World War Two.
As one of the wildest and most natural places on Earth, Australia's Outback is home to few people, but a new study Wednesday argues that it needs a bigger population to escape decline. The vast area, which spreads out from Australia's centre to cover some three-quarters of the landmass, is suffering from several threats including feral animals and invasive weeds.
A rogue crocodile, a green baby, a puking Peter Pan and a punching kangaroo are troublesome yet comedic obstacles that befall the Cooper family on a "Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" in Disney's new live-action family comedy.
For years, the notion of on-demand, anywhere television has been slowly disrupting the traditional pay TV industry. Now it seems that streaming video has hit a watershed moment. In the past week, HBO announced it would launch a standalone streaming service in 2015 to deliver hit shows like "Game of Thrones" and "Girls," directly to viewers without a cable or satellite subscription.
Hitting the road with his band in a beat-up van, Sean Bohrman looked at the cassette deck and, instead of seeing an ancient relic, became inspired. He could listen to his own, and others', albums on the cheap. Seven years later, Bohrman helps run a label out of southern California, Burger Records, which has sold 350,000 cassettes - tiny in the universe of the music industry, but marking an unlikely mini-revival of an often-derided format whose obituary had been written in the 1990s.
In Bridge one remains to be focused all the time. The sustained level of concentration is the key for success at Bridge. Many a top Bridge player has suffered a blind spot due to the drop in the concentration level. Bridge makes one intricately involved in deciphering the quantum of tricks any side can take after concentrating on bidding and the opening lead.

 



 
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Banking Review 2013


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlySeptember
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln