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  • Less running, less possession paid off for France at World Cup

    ZURICH: France let their opponents do the hard work on their way to winning the World Cup, running less than most teams and enjoying less than 50 per cent possession throughout the tournament, a FIFA technical report showed on Tuesday...

    Serbia, who covered nearly 113 kilometres per match, ran more than any other team but went out in the group stage...

  • Media in Pakistan more independent, less responsible: study

    KARACHI: The Institute of Business Management (IoBM), in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), released a study on Thursday analysing the Media Responsibility and Independence Index (MRII) in Pakistan...

    With the emergence of electronic media in the country, civil society and journalists have complained that media trespasses all ethical barriers in its rush to break news
  • Less is more

    So the resolution it is simply ‘Less is more!’ How does this phrase work? Isn’t less supposed to be less and more means more? Well, the idea is deeply rooted in being content with what we have (on a personal level) and that playing our role as an active citizen (on society’s level) to minimise excess and waste...

    Didn’t you just waste resources on something which was just a fancy? The same amount could have been saved for a gadget you...

  • Less religion, more religion

    The question of religion is more critical for Muslim societies which account for about 24pc of the world population...

    ‘Less religion or more religion’ remains a critical question in the processes of policy formation in Western countries, which have so far failed to understand the dynamics of religious as well as extremist tendencies among Muslim immigrant communities...

  • Trade with India: More prospects, less pitfalls seen

    LAHORE: Speakers at a discussion on the pros and cons of trade with India called upon the federal government to improve trade relations with India and other regional countries while weighing up all risks and benefits...

    They showed their serious concern over lack of reforms by successive Pakistani governments to enhance trade volume with India keeping in view the global market demands and competition
  • The posthumous Manto — more of less

    His stories have been translated into innumerable languages and are now available in English, translated by Muhammad Umar Memon, in a hefty volume published by Penguin Books...

    Given the uncanny power that Manto had to literally put his signature on even casual notes and scraps of paper, his letters are no less important a part of his canon...

  • More democracy or less?

    The PPP does not function all too differently, which is why so many in Islamabad are discussing the ‘story’ that a message was sent to the incarcerated Asif Ali Zardari, who then managed to tell a few senators to vote a certain way in the Aug 1 election...

    And the latter is no less important...

  • We need to acclimatise to English conditions: Wahab Riaz

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistani pacer Wahab Riaz said in a interview published on Friday that Pakistan will have to acclimatise to the English conditions to outfox the hosts on the upcoming tour starting July 14...

    "England is a very tough opponent in home conditions, therefore, the green-shirts would have to be on top of their game to compete with the English team," the left-arm-fast said...

  • 17 dead after protests in Cameroon English-speaking areas

    Cameroon's military is heavily deployed in the country's English-speaking regions and few people are on the streets after 17 people were killed over the weekend in protests in support of independence for some Anglophone regions...

    Tens of thousands of English-speaking Cameroonians hoisted flags on Sunday to show that they want independence from the country's French-speaking majority, defying security forces and bans for gathering in...

  • Australia tightens English requirements for foreign students

    Australia is tightening English language requirements for foreign students in, what it said on Thursday, is a bid to improve standards across the country's Aus$28 billion international education market...

    There are more than 550,000 international students in Australia, according to government data, which lists the lucrative sector as the country's third-largest export earner...

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