Monthly Archives: April, 2013

Quacks go unnoticed in Islamabad

Quacks go unnoticed in Islamabad ISLAMABAD – The rising number of quacks is going unnoticed in Islamabad especially in rural and slum areas and playing havoc with the health of gullible people while city administration and cash-tattered Capital Development Authority (CDA) is not bothering to heed to issue. Around 100 fake dentists were running their […]

Rootsians learn about different cultures at international festival

Rootsians learn about different cultures at international festival ISLAMABAD: The International Antalya Children Festival, now in its 24th year, offered an intriguing glimpse into the many styles of dances, including the exciting new genres like ‘tribal fusion’ and classic ballet. The family-friendly three-day show featured live music and dance performances, including Egyptian and Turkish, American […]

Calligraphic workshop pays homage to Allama Iqbal

Calligraphic workshop pays homage to Allama Iqbal ISLAMABAD: A two-day calligraphy workshop started here at the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) on Monday to highlight the ideology of national poet Allama Muhammed Iqbal. This year, the month of April has been declared as ‘Mah-e-Iqbal’ (Iqbal’s month) and the workshop on calligraphy is also a […]

Mass anti-measles vaccination campaign begins in Lahore

Mass anti-measles vaccination campaign begins in Lahore LAHORE: A seven-day special mass vaccination campaign against measles has started on Monday across the city during which 3 million children from six months to ten years of age will be vaccinated. Around 1,090 vaccination teams consisting of more than four thousand people administered anti-measles vaccines at all […]

Teachers voice concern at ‘additional duties’

Teachers voice concern at ‘additional duties’ Lahore: Public schoolteachers’ representatives have voiced their concern at assigning teachers various duties, including election duties, which disassociate them from their basic duty of teaching. They said most schoolteachers needed capacity-building, but that should be focused on improving their weak areas and enabling them to prepare their lessons according […]

Acting Islamia College University (ICU) VC urges captors to release Ajmal Khan

Acting Islamia College University (ICU) VC urges captors to release Ajmal Khan Peshawar: Acting Vice-Chancellor, Islamia College University (ICU) Prof Dr Ihsan Ali Sunday appealed to the kidnappers of the historic institution’s head Ajmal Khan to set him free as a goodwill gesture as his family is passing through trauma. “Ajmal Khan is old and ailing. […]

The FDE employees woes Families left helpless, as government turns its back

The FDE employees woes Families left helpless, as government turns its back Islamabad: There is a certain allure to civil service teaching jobs: The promise of stability and income, and the hope that relatives will be taken care of if one passes away. However, Dawn’s Ikram Junaidi has found a string of cases suggesting that […]

500 teachers regularised in February: FDE starts verifying documents

500 teachers regularised in February: FDE starts verifying documents Islamabad: The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has started verification of the documents of over 500 daily wage teachers selected for regularisation in February 2013. The decision to verify the documents was taken after getting complaints that a large number of teachers selected for regularisation had […]

Losers win at Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) sports gala

Losers win at Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) sports gala Islamabad: Those who would pass all academic tests with flying colours suffered defeat during sports-gala organised by Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST), Islamabad campus, at the hands of students who have always been under achievers in […]

Punjab University Lahore offers tables to PML-N

Punjab University Lahore offers tables to PML-N LAHORE – In sheer violation of Election Commission’s code of conduct, thePunjabUniversityadministration has organised a breakfast in honour of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz election candidates at university Executive Club on Sunday. Sources said that PU Resident Officer Javed Sami had invited PML-N national assembly candidate, Khawaja Ahmed Hassan and candidate […]

HIV Vaccine Study Cancelled

HIV Vaccine Study Cancelled The U.S. National Institutes of Health has cancelled a study testing an experimental HIV vaccine because scientists concluded it did not prevent infection or reduce the amount of HIV in the blood. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. The so-called HVTN 505 study began in 2009 and is one of […]

Lab-Altered H5N1 Flu More Infectious to Humans than Birds

Lab-Altered H5N1 Flu More Infectious to Humans than Birds A new study suggests a laboratory-mutated H5N1 avian influenza virus could pose a greater risk to humans than to birds, adding to concerns about the new avian flu strain that has emerged recently in China. Over a year ago, Japanese researchers created a genetically-altered version of […]

Global Initiative Unveils Six-Year Plan to Eradicate Polio (Listen to audio report)

Global Initiative Unveils Six-Year Plan to Eradicate Polio (Listen to audio report) Listen to Audio Report [Audio clip: view full post to listen] A new campaign has been announced to eradicate polio. The six-year plan costing $5.5 billion was unveiled Thursday at the Global Vaccine Summit in Abu Dhabi. The Global Polio Initiative says the […]

New Bird Flu Traced to Live Poultry Markets

New Bird Flu Traced to Live Poultry Markets Chinese researchers investigating the deadly outbreak of H7N9 bird flu say people infected by the virus contracted it from poultry. The scientists’ findings confirmed what had been suspicions that bird flu virus crossed from birds to humans at live markets where chickens and other poultry are slaughtered […]

US Promotes Active Surveillance in Global Fight Against Malaria

US Promotes Active Surveillance in Global Fight Against Malaria WASHINGTON — In the 13 years since the United Nations first marked April 25 as World Malaria Day, dramatic progress has been made in preventing, controlling and treating this deadly tropical disease.  Experts believe that with improved surveillance and more diligent treatment efforts, the disease could be […]