Monthly Archives: March, 2013

Biofortification, a New Way to Tackle Malnutrition (Listen to audio report)

Biofortification, a New Way to Tackle Malnutrition (Listen to audio report) Listen to audio report [Audio clip: view full post to listen] WASHINGTON, DC — Biofortification is becoming the new way to tackle what some call micronutrient malnutrition. Various biofortification projects are underway in many parts of the developing world. They’re adding iron, zinc, and vitamin […]

Discovery Could Lead to New Drugs to Block Deadly Viruses (Listen to audio report)

Discovery Could Lead to New Drugs to Block Deadly Viruses (Listen to audio report) U.S. researchers have discovered a class of potent chemical compounds that could stop a host of viruses in their tracks, including the deadly Marburg and Ebola viruses and pathogens that cause rabies, mumps and measles. Drugs made from the compounds would […]

In Senegal, Skin-Lightening Remains Popular Despite Health Risks (watch video report)

In Senegal, Skin-Lightening Remains Popular Despite Health Risks (watch video report) This page requires Adobe Flash Player DAKAR, SENEGAL — The World Health Organization says that a quarter of Senegalese women use skin-lightening products regularly. The products, even those claiming to have so-called “natural” components, can contain mercury, hydroquinone or caustic agents like sodium hydroxide. These […]

Government College University GCU dramatises dictator

Government College University GCU dramatises dictator LAHORE – The Government College University Dramatics Club (GCUDC) Saturday staged its annual Urdu play ‘Shah-e-Alam’ … a political satire that revolves around symbolic journey of dictator. GCU VC Dr Khaleequr-Rahman was the chief guest at the opening show of the play written and directed by GCUDC Advisor Sameer […]

Majid Nizami visits Punjab University Laore book fair

Majid Nizami visits Punjab University Laore book fair LAHORE – TheNation Editor in Chief Majid Nizami visited the the annual book fair at the Punjab University on Saturday. Senator SM Zafar, Senator Jahangir Badar, GCU VC Dr Khaleequr Rehman, columnist Hasan Nisar, Dr Ajmal Niazi, Chaudhry Muhammad Akram, artist Sohail Ahmed, Hafeezullah Niazi, Iftikhar Feroz […]

University of Karachi awards 6 MPhil, 15 PhD degrees

University of Karachi awards 6 MPhil, 15 PhD degrees KARACHI – University of Karachi Registrar Prof Dr Mansoor Ahmad has announced the Board of Advanced Studies & Research (BASR) in its meeting held on March 28, under the chairmanship of VC Prof Dr Muhammad Qaiser, awarded 6 MPhil, 15 PhD and one MS (Neurosurgery) degrees […]

Oxford University Press OUP to hold Islamabad Literature Festival

Oxford University Press OUP to hold Islamabad Literature Festival KARACHI (APP) – The Oxford University Press will organise the first Islamabad Literature Festival from April today. This was announced by OUP Pakistan the Managing Director Ameena Saiyid here on Friday. Encouraged by the remarkable success of the Karachi Literature Festival over the past four years, the […]

‘Remembering Ardeshir’ held at Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation SIUT Karachi

‘Remembering Ardeshir’ held at Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation SIUT Karachi KARACHI – Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation organised a memorial event “Remembering Ardeshir” for the late renowned journalist, intellectual and philanthropist “Ardeshir Cowasjee” at SIUT. Rich glowing tributes were paid to Mr Cowasjee on his tremendous humanitarian activities for Pakistan as a whole […]

Greenwich varsity gets CSR Award

Greenwich varsity gets CSR Award KARACHI – The Greenwich University Karachi has received Corporate Social Responsibility Award 2013 at the Fifth International Summit on Corporate Social Responsibility. An official of the institution said here on Saturday that the award was received by Assistant Professor Tahira Khan. He pointed out that the Greenwich University reaches out […]

Khalid Ahmed’s literary services lauded

Khalid Ahmed’s literary services lauded ISLAMABAD – Khalid Ahmed belongs to the Fanon group of Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi and his contribution in shaping and enriching the literary scenario of Lahore are commendable. Prof Fateh Muhammad Malik expressed these views while presiding over a literary reference organised in the memory of prominent poet, intellectual, writer and […]

Extracurricular activities vital for personality development

Extracurricular activities vital for personality development RAWALPINDI – Sports and cultural activities in Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) continued with full swing even on the third day on Friday. Food festival, three-leg race, handkerchief snatching, tug-of-war, solo performance, and flower arrangement competitions were held at varsity and participated by the enthusiastic […]

Higher Education Commission (HEC) declares degrees of 54 former parliamentarians as fake

Higher Education Commission (HEC) declares degrees of 54 former parliamentarians as fake The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has declared the degrees of 54 former parliamentarians as fake and sent their names to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). TRENDING DISCUSSIONS According to details, the HEC provided list of almost 54 former assembly members to the ECP. […]

Varsity Spring Festival attracts citizens – Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University (PMAS-AAUR)

Varsity Spring Festival attracts citizens – Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University (PMAS-AAUR) RAWALPINDI – Dog show, girls sports, and singing competitions were held on the 4th day of Spring Festival at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University (PMAS-AAUR) on Saturday. The dog show was organised by faculty of veterinary and animal sciences of […]

Smoking linked to psychiatric illness

Smoking linked to psychiatric illness ISLAMABAD: Experts have said that smoking could be a sign of psychiatric illness. They added that doctors should routinely consider referring people, who smoke to mental health services, in case they need treatment, the Independent reported. The controversial recommendation from the charity British Lung Foundation has come in response to […]

Bringing leadership in health communication

Bringing leadership in health communication ISLAMABAD: Centre for Communication Program (CCP), Pakistan, organised a 5-day training workshop on “Leadership in Strategic Health Communication” in collaboration with John Hopkins University. A large number of journalists and media communication officers from different NGOs participated in this workshop. This year the workshop’s curriculum was tailor-made for young and […]