4 Monday, May29, 2017 National Complete shutdown observed in Occupied Kashmir KARACHI: Head office: 509, Land Mark Plaza, I.I Chundrigar Road, Karachi, Pakistan. Ph: +9221-32214988- 32214990, Fax: +9221-32214989 firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Chief Editor: Muhammad Taqi Alvi Associate Editor: Ali Razavi - Editor Special Reports: Muhammad Rafique Rajpar Hyderabad Bureau Chief: Abbas Kassar - Islamabad Bureau Chief: Hameedullah Khan ISLAMABAD –– LAHORE –– RAWALPINDI –– KARACHI EDITORIAL Should electronics or laptops replace printed text books in education!? Should electronics or laptops replace printed text books in education!? It’s a question that can revolutionize the way this world can learn and educate for lightning progress and prosperity worldwide, if adopted. Many countries are already on slow to fast track for replacing printed text books with electronic education such as laptops or mobiles. With enough education budget and human resources, those countries could afford it. The use of personal technology devices in the classroom is prevalent at several colleges and universities. Rather than embracing this trend, some faculty, departments and even entire institutions have started putting limitations on students’ use of personal technology in class. It started with teachers asking students to put away their mobile phones. Now instructors are also asking students to keep their laptops closed for the duration of class. This prevents multitasking, keep them off of social media sites but reasonably limits distractions to others. While it is inevitable that students will be distracted at times, putting constraints on the use of personal technology devices will not solve this problem. Restricting use of devices in the classroom is moving away from the trend of improving education by integrating technology into classes and an entire education system. Reasons may be almost countless on why educational institutions should continue to introduce and practice technology instead of stepping back. Students are technology natives. Using technology is second nature to students. They have grown up with it and incorporate it into almost every aspect of their lives. Notebooks, tablets and cell phones are all technology that students are accustomed to and can use as ancillary learning aids. They should not lose access to potential learning tools that have known benefits in a classroom. Students use e-books. Many students are purchasing digital editions of textbooks instead of traditional printed copies for a variety of reasons, including cost efficiency, ease of accessibility, and environmental friendliness. E-books are typically accessed through a student’s personal device, such as a notebook, tablet or cell phone. Students should have access to them to look up information during class. Students want streamlined organization. Personal technology devices have a range of features that can aid students with organization, such as note-taking applications, calendars and virtual sticky notes. These help students stay more organized by keeping all of their information centralized and connected between devices. Users can find what works for them and tailor their devices to help them perform more effectively. Students need access to supplemental information. Mobile devices give students internet access. Although it can be used inappropriately by some (such as to check Facebook or Twitter), students often use the Net to find more information about a topic being discussed in class. Not only can students use their personal devices to find extra data on their own, but professors can provide additional information that is easily accessible to their students. Students can prepare for work in the field. At the higher-education level, many students participate in field work as part of their specific areas of study. Much of this work requires the use of technology. For example, graphic design students may work on real projects that require relevant applications that are accessed through their personal devices. Learning how to use these apps in the classroom allows students will prepare them for using them outside of it. Laptops should be in schools because laptops will be much faster than text books. Laptops have more information then text books. Laptops are much faster to look up things. Students prefer using laptops to take notes over paper and pencil methods because it is neater to type, and takes up less room. Many schools already require typed papers in English, history, and foreign language classes, and having your own computer makes it much easier than having to use a flash drive to transfer documents between school computers and your own device. We use computers everyday of our lives. Kids think they should be allowed to have laptops at school. This also helps the teacher because instead of students losing their assignments, they have it saved in their computers. This may mean yes to laptops in school even for 6th to 12th classes. Also, some even say that I need to start saving the earth’s resources. In a few years much of it may run out or get reduced in its efficacy. Schools use thousands of packs of paper a year, meaning several thousand trees need to be cut down. Laptops eliminate this, plus are more organized, storing all the work in one place. Plus, they have less risk of being lost or blown around by the wind everywhere. Laptops have become a very important part of schools today. Not only should teachers and instructors have them but the students should have one also. The school could save so much money on books and paper if all the students had their own laptop. Every school should be working to a one to one situation. LETTER TO THE EDITOR Cell phone addiction Dear Editor, What have we come up to? It seems like now a day we are more and more attached to technology. What I am referring to is our cell phones. Cell phones are not so much a device but more like a part of us. It seemed like only yesterday, cell phones were more for business people. Now it’s a whole different story. There are approximately 88% of the teens in between ages 12-17 that own a cell phone (“Teens, cell phones, and texting”). This is a great number of teens compared to 51% back in 2006. We teens have made cell phones much of an attachment to us. Everywhere we go, we can see teens with there cell phones out, whether one will be at the park, at the movies and sometimes even at church. This is an issue that has to have an action on because there seems to be some kind of addiction. What I refer to is that now a days most of us teens seem to not get through the day without our cell phones. Basic Communication Although owning a cell phone can be beneficial because there is always a need for communication between one another, cell phones only give us basic communication. What I mean is that we want to stay connected with our friends and family but we don’t do it by calling but rather texting. Although texting is a form of communication, it sometimes just misleads us to forget too express ourselves. There are more teens that texts now than actually make a call. The graphs show that teens enjoy texting rather than picking up the phone and saying “hello”. As a teen myself I know its true. I find it easier to text than to call but in reality we are loosing the form of communication where one can hear the reaction or expression of language. 54% of all teens are texting while only 38% rather make a call (Pew Research). One in three teens send more than 100 texts messages a day (Pew Research). This is a vast rise since back in 2006 and we can see that it is only going to be a higher rise on time. Importance of cell phones This is a call to action for us teens to limit ourselves on texting before it is a major change in who we are. What I mean is that sometimes it’s a toll on us when we do not have a cell phone. As an example we have 16 year old Phillippa Grogan who said “Id rather give up, like, a kidney rather than my phone” (Teens, cell phones and texting). This for some of us might be how we would think. We become too attached to our phone that we can’t give it up. This is because we have our own little world when we have our phone. As a female teen myself, I enjoy texting because I can gossip with my friends without people hearing, this I think is true for most girls and some guys. Some of us give way to much importance to our cell phones rather than actually going out and talking to our friends. Sometimes when we are out with friends we are still texting. What happened to the times where hanging out actually meant hanging out. Actually being able to have a good time with out having a side conversation wit someone else who is not there. Private World We as teens enjoy texting because we feel more privacy about what we say when people are around. I think we text because it keeps our parents from knowing what we are saying. This means we have our own “private world”. However, we should know where to have our limits set. We should not text when we are at family gatherings. Rather than being at the dinner table texting we should start a conversation and make it interesting. I’m not saying that all teen’s text while at dinner table, but the majority do. I learned that it’s not right because it’s a moment when one is with the family and texting can wait. Action We need to break out of our own little world and step out of the keyboard range. We need to thin k back when we didn’t give too much of importance to cell phones and when we didn’t get upset because some one didn’t text us back. This includes the parents as well. The parents have to be aware of when a child is spending too much time texting. Not encouraging g to look at the messages because it’s our privacy but rather talking with the teen more often about it. There are some teens that might spend hours of his or her cell phone rather than being outside doing an activity or even homework. Hopefully we teens make more use of being with friends and actually communicating like years back, rather than just using our cell phones and texting most of the time. We should use our cell p-hones and text only when we know its appropriate, like not at school or at church or at the movies. Maybe limit our texting and hang out more with our friends to keep the expression of language. Syeda Aanasah Shah SRI NAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown, marked by curfew and other restrictions, is being observed in the Kashmir Valley, today, against the killing of top commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, Sabzar Ahmed Butt and 11 other youth by Indian troops in Pulwama and Baramulla areas, yesterday. According to Kashmir Media Service, all shops and other business establishments are closed while traffic is off the road. A two-day strike is being observed across the Valley from today on the call of joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik against the killings of youth and use of brute force on civilians by Indian troops. The leaders also called for a march to Tral on Tuesday to pay tributes to Sabzar Ahmad Butt and other martyred youth. Meanwhile, curfew and other restrictions have been imposed in Srinagar, Pulwama, Shopian, Islamabad, Gandarbal and other districts of the territory. Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, ordered strict curfew especially in Kralkhud, Khanyar, Rainawari, Safa Kadal, Maharaj Gunj, Maisuma, Batamaloo and Nowhatta areas of the city. The authorities also ordered closure of schools and colleges in Srinagar and resolved. When the matter was reported to DSP Shahdadkot, he immediately transferred WHC Magsi to Bahram police station, but the SHO of that police station refused to accept him as WHC. After that, sources said, Magsi was sent to police lines of LARKANA: Qubo Saeed Khan police's Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) and Writing Head Constable (WHC) clashed over alleged illegal gratification distribution that resulted in their transfer. A dispute occurred between ASI Ayoob Mahotto and WHC Ameer Jan Magsi during which Kambar-Shahdadkot both slapped and punch each other ruthlessly. The onlookers however intervened and got the dispute district and Mujahid Hussain was posted as new WHC of Qubo Saeed Khan police station. other parts of the territory on Monday in view of protests against the killing of Sabzar Ahmad Butt and 11 other youth. Mobile and internet services were suspended on Saturday afternoon, a day after authorities lifted a month-long ban on the social media. This is the third time this year that authorities suspended internet services. On the other hand, the authorities have placed almost all Hurriyet ASI, cop transferred over clash ASI Mahotto who is alleged to be involved in massive corruption was transferred to Warah police station and in this way, DSP tried to cool down both. Instead of awarding exemplary punishment to both the police officials, higher police officers kept mum and just relied on transferring them from one place to another which has damaged the police credibility which already stands tarnished in the eyes of the people. ABBOTTABAD: A view of damage after fire erupted in Narian area. One child Killed and more than 15 houses burnt. Man killed over old enmity BOLAN: A man was killed in firing over old enmity near Dhadar in Bolan Sunday. According to details armed men killed Naseer Ahmed in Goth Faiz Bakhsh near Dhadar due to old enmity. After committing heinous crimes armed men sped way. RAWALPINDI: The Punjab Excise, Taxation and Narcotics Control Department has decided to establish anti-drugs police stations across the province including Rawalpindi Division to start crackdown against drug smugglers and suppliers operating. regis- The head of police station will an Excise inspector, while the police station will be taking action and register cases against the drug suppliers, dealers and Administration tered a case and started investigation. FC, intelligence Agencies seized weapon DER ABGIT: Frontier corps and Sensitive Agencies seized arms and ammunition belonging to banned organizations in Dera bugti and Sui. According to details FC and intelligence Agencies conducted raid in Arjan Nullah and Dringen Nulla in Dera Bugti and Sui. During raids arms and ammunition belonging to banned organisations was sized. This included RPG- 7 along with 7 rockets, Mortar Shells (4), mines (2), grenades (4), pressure buttons (170), remote controls (3) and antenna and other subversive material. No arrest was reported. New police station stations to be set up for curbing narcotics across Punjab smugglers across the province. The police stations personnel will be conducting raids at any places on information including hotels, plazas and houses. During the first phase police stations will formed in Divisional areas, however, later they will expanded to other areas. All the arrangements to establish police station in Rawalpindi have been completed. leaders under house arrest. Syed Ali Gilani continued to remain under house arrest at his Hyderpora residence, while Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has been placed under house detention at his Nigeen residence. Other detained leaders include Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Advocate Shahidul Islam, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Ayaz Akbar, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Muhammad Ashraf Laya and Hilal Ahmed War. Fed govt starts construction of Peshawar Expo Center ISLAMABAD: The federal government has started work on the construction of Expo Center in Peshawar to facilitate traders and business communities of the province. According to a report quoting official sources, the expo centre will be established at a cost of five billion rupees. The center will help enhance trade with Afghanistan and the Central Asian countries besides promotion of business activities and creation of job opportunities in the province. Kararvi remembered at RAC R A W A L P I N D I : Markazi Imam Hussain Council has arranged a condolence reference in memory of renowned Islamic Scholar Allama Ali Ghazanfar Kararvi in collaboration with Rawalpindi Arts Council. The reference was presided over by its Chairman Dr Ghazanfer Mehdi. Addressing at the condolence reference, Dr Ghazanf Mehdi said that efforts must be done for unification of Muslim Ummah following the footprint of Allama Ali Ghazanfar Kararvi. Agha Mutaza Pooya said Allama Ali Ghazanfar Kararvi was a great lover of Prophat Muhammad while ex-Minister Dr Israr Shah said that Allama Ali Ghazanfar Kararvi was a great reconciliatory who tried his best to save young generation from western culture and promote Islamic civilization. LAHORE: Drivers and conductors taking nap on the roof of their buses on 1st day of Ramadan. Muslims across the world are observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan, when they refrain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn to dusk.
Khamenei slams Saudis as America’s ‘milking cow’ TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei launched a fierce attack against regional rival Saudi Arabia, saying it was being pumped “like a milking cow” by “infidel” Americans. “The Americans have said, they are just there to pump them for money like a milking cow, and later slaughter them,” Khamenei said in his statement on the advent of Ramazan. During a visit by President Donald Trump to Riyadh on May 21, Saudi G7 talks: Trump isolated over Paris climate change deal ROME: Leaders of the G7 group of rich nations have failed to agree a statement on climate change. Six world leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris accord, the world's first comprehensive deal aimed at reducing greenhouse emissions. JHARKAND: A mob lynched seven people to death after a fake Whatsapp message regarding child abductions went viral in a village located in the state of Jharkand. However, the US has refused to recommit to the agreement, saying it will make a decision next week. Trump, who once dismissed global warming as a "hoax", has previously threatened to pull out of the accord. According to details, a false news regarding kidnapping of children went viral on Whatsapp. A mob consisting of over 500 people got enraged by the message and lynched Seven lynched in India after fake Whatsapp message goes viral seven people to death. According to police, no kidnapping took place in the village. However, 20 people including the village chief have been taken into custody. British Airways cancels all flights from two UK Airports LONDON: British Airways cancelled all flights from two British airports due to a major IT system failure. British Airways CEO Alex Cruz said in a video posted on Twitter, “Our IT teams are working tirelessly to fix the problems,” weekend.” He continued, “We believe the root cause was a power supply issue and we have no evidence of any cyberattack.” The airline initially cancelled flights before 1 pm at Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The British airline said in a statement, “We are working hard to get our customers who were due to fly today onto the next available flights over the course of the rest of the The airline continued,” “Those unable to fly will be offered a full refund.” The air line further said” The system outage — on Britain’s spring bank holiday weekend — has “affected our call centers and our website but we will update customers as soon as we are able to.” the airline said. CEO Alex Cruz said , “We are extremely sorry for the huge inconvenience this is causing our customers and we understand how frustrating this must be, especially for families hoping to get away on holiday.” The airlines has asked travellers to come to airport only if their tickets are confirmed. The Axios news site, quoting three sources, later reported that Trump had told members of his inner circle that the US will withdraw from the Paris agreement. This is Trump's first G7 summit - during his first foreign trip. G7 leaders from the US, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan have agreed a statement on fighting terrorism. The final communique issued at the G7 summit in Italy said the US "is in the process of reviewing its policies on climate change and on the Paris Agreement and thus is not in a position to join the consensus on these topics". However, the other G7 leaders pledged to "reaffirm their strong commitment to swiftly implement the Paris Agreement". German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the discussion on climate change had been "very unsatisfactory", adding "we have a situation of six against one". Trump tweeted: "I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week!" His economic adviser, Gary Cohn, said Trump "came here to learn. He came here to get smart. His views are evolving... exactly as they should be." UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who is also in Sicily for the meeting, told the BBC earlier that the accord would survive regardless of Trump's position. BRISBANE: Convicted Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby has returned to Brisbane after nine years in prison and three years on parole in Indonesia. The former beauty therapist was arrested in 2004 at Bali airport with 4.2kg of marijuana hidden in surfing gear, and sentenced the next year. Her case affected foreign relations between Australia and Indonesia and outraged many Australians, with some viewing her sentence as too harsh. She proclaimed innocence throughout. Hundreds of police officers were deployed to assist with Corby's departure. Her sister Mercedes, who lives in Indonesia, shielded her from journalists' cameras as they walked to a car. She was taken in a convoy from her Bali villa to the airport, to catch a flight to Brisbane. Upon her landing, at about 05:00 on Sunday local time (19:00 Saturday GMT), she and her sister were reportedly ushered to a waiting convoy of vans. Corby has also posted a picture of her dogs on her new Instagram account, saying she would miss them.Indonesia's drug laws are much stricter than Australia's with no distinction being drawn between marijuana and other drugs including heroin and cocaine. Two men stabbed to death in US trying to stop anti-Muslim rant PORTLAND: A man fatally stabbed two passengers aboard a Portland, Oregon, commuter train after they tried to stop him from harassing two young women who appeared to be Muslim, police said on Saturday. Police identified the assailant, who was arrested soon after the Friday afternoon attack, as Jeremy Joseph Christian of Portland, a 35- year-old convicted felon. A senior researcher with the Southern Poverty Law Center, in a blog post, said Christian’s Facebook page showed he held "some racist and other extremist beliefs." The attack unfolded hours before the start of Ramazan, Islam’s holy month, when most of the world’s 1.6 Arabia agreed to buy $110 billion of US weapons and signed investment deals worth billions more. Sunni-led Saudi Arabia and Shia-majority Iran are on opposing sides in a number of regional conflicts, including in Syria and Yemen. Trump sought to boost an anti-Iran alliance of Arab powers during his trip — but the visit was dismissed as a “show with no practical or political value” by Iran’s newly reelected President Hassan Rouhani. Sri Lanka flash floods leave half a million people displaced COLOMBO: At least 126 people have been killed in floods and landslides in Sri Lanka - with about half a million people displaced. The torrential rains - the worst to hit the country since 2003 - swamped western and southern regions. The country has deployed some 2,000 military personnel to assist in the rescue effort. But officials said access to some of the affected areas remains very difficult and hopes of finding the 97 people still missing are fading. The early rainy season downpours hit large parts of the country on Thursday, with some of the most affected areas in Kalutara, Ratnapura and Matara. Health minister Rajitha Senaratne was quoted by local reports as saying: "A total of 493,455 people are now housed in 185 relief camps and health care facilities are being provided to them." With more rains expected on Sunday and Monday, rescuers are racing against time to reach those affected. BOLLYWOOD: SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2 has become the highest earning Indian film ever. It is yet to hit the screens in China where it may break many more records. SS Rajamouli is a Hyderabad-based filmmaker known for blockbusters such as Baahubali, Magadheera and Eega. Filmmaker Karan Johar can’t stop praising S.S. Rajamouli -- who he feels has emerged as the “biggest superstar” in Indian cinema -- and the phenomenon that Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has turned out to be. Karan had presented the Hindi version of the film. Talking about the massive success of the movie which has minted over Rs 1500 crore at the global box office, he said, “I feel short of words when I speak about Baahubali. It has become a milestone film. S.S. Rajamouli has become the country’s biggest superstar. I think the filmmaker’s victory is beyond everybody else. I am honoured that me and my production house got associated with Baahubali and I am proud Schapelle Corby: 'Ganja Queen' trafficker deported from Bali CARACAS: Courier billion Muslims observe a daily religious fast. "It’s too early to say whether last night’s violence was an act of domestic terrorism or a federal hate crime," Loren Cannon, special agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Oregon told a news conference on Saturday, adding the bureau had joined the investigation. Monday, May29, 2017 International and privileged to be a part of its journey.” He spoke on the sidelines of the success party of his friend Ekta Kapoor’s production Half Girlfriend on Friday night. Karan also spoke about his birthday celebrations where the who’s who of Bollywood came in. “It was a private 5 Rajamouli has become India’s biggest superstar: Karan Johar services have told customers that the Venezuelan customs authority has banned them from importing items such as gas masks, slingshots and bulletproof vests used by some demonstrators in anti-government protests. Other prohibited items include first aid supplies such as burn cream and gauze, according to emailed messages sent to clients this week by the package delivery companies. These goods have celebration. We had a great time. I am very overwhelmed with all the love which comes my way and I am very grateful for that,” said the writer-filmmakerchat show host, who turned 45 on Thursday. Karan also praised the team of Half Girlfriend, which he is yet to watch. Venezuela bans imports of gas masks, bulletproof vests SIGONELLA, ITALY: With trouble facing him back home, U.S. President Donald Trump ended his nine-day overseas journey in dramatic fashion on Saturday, addressing U.S. troops at a campaign-style rally. Trump flipped traditional U.S. foreign policy upside down on his tour through the Middle East and Europe, coddling Middle Eastern leaders with questionable human rights records while demanding traditional European allies pay more for their defense. At a Group of Seven summit in the resort town of Taormina on the island of Sicily, Trump refused to entreaties from the other six allies to maintain U.S. support for the Paris climate agreement, insisting he needed more time to make up his mind. In a hangar at Naval Air Station Sigonella, which is also on Sicily, Trump was introduced by his wife been used to treat injured protestors. Courier services sending the advisories included local service Zoom and the Venezuela office of Mail Boxes Etc., known as MBE. Another company, BVA Export, told clients in an email, "It is not allowed to send gas masks and items that can be used for defense and/or attack in the Venezuelan protests." It included a detailed list of the products that it said had been banned. There was no immediate response by the companies to requests for comment. Trump ends nine-day overseas trip with a flourish as trouble looms at home MANCHESTER: Britain police have released CCTV footage of Manchester bomber SalmanAbedi on the night of the attack as thousands defied the terror threat to take part in the Great Manchester Run on Sunday. Security was tight as 40,000 runners pounded Manchester’s streets in the annual half marathon (21.1 km/13.1 miles) a day after Prime Minister Theresa May lowered the terror threat level, which was hiked following Monday’s carnage. Investigators gave details of Abedi’s last hours as they released photographs from security cameras showing the black-clad suicide bomber wearing jeans and trainers, a black bodywarmer and baseball cap, the straps of his backpack visible on his shoulders. The 22-yearold, of Libyan origin, was born in the northwestern English city. The police statement said one of the last places he went to was a "city centre flat and from there he left to make his way to the Manchester Arena" where the attack took place. "The flat is highly relevant as a location which we believe may be the final assembly place for the device." Two unarmed police officers remained on guard outside the entrance to Granby House, believed to contain the flat in question, according to a correspondent at the scene. "It is surprising because these people are just under your nose and you don’t know it," said Harpreet Lota, a Manchester resident walking past the building. In their latest operations, police detained two men, aged 20 and 22, in a raid in north Manchester early on Saturday. Melania, who has raised eyebrows during the trip by twice flicking away her husband’s hand when he tried to hold hers. "My husband worked very hard on this trip and I am very proud of him," she said. Trump, whose Marine One helicopter landed from Taormina to the soaring soundtrack of the "Air Force One" movie, emerged from two days of closed door summitry to declare his trip a success. Manchester bomber photos released as runners defy terror threat