Monthly Archives: April, 2014

ORU holds musical night to mark GCU’s 150 years of excellence

ORU holds musical night to mark GCU’s 150 years of excellence LAHORE: The Old Ravians Union (ORU), in collaboration with Nazir Ahmed Music Society (NAMS) of the Government College University’s (GCU), organised a ghazal night on GCU campus to mark the institution’s 150 years of excellence.According to a press release, GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr […]

Pakistani students among the best in world: Abida

Pakistani students among the best in world: Abida LAHORE: Pakistani students are among the most intelligent students of the world and if they are provided opportunities they have the capabilities to transform Pakistan into a great exemplary state of the world in every sphere of life, former federal minister and ambassador to US Syeda Abida […]

USAID awards scholarships to 84 education students from Punjab

USAID awards scholarships to 84 education students from Punjab LAHORE: As part of the US government’s commitment to enhancing educational opportunities for young Pakistanis, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded scholarships to 84 talented students enrolled in a four-year bachelors’ degree in education in universities from across the province at Punjab University (PU) […]

Roots Millennium Schools celebrate parents’ day

Roots Millennium Schools celebrate parents’ day ISLAMABAD: The Roots Millennium Schools, One World Campus, celebrated the annual parents’ day at the Islamabad Club Auditorium, attended by an impressive number of guests. The theme of the show was ‘Millennial Gems on the Show’, that featured performances on stage by young students through the medium of song […]

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) to introduce online courses for professionals

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) to introduce online courses for professionals ISLAMABAD: The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) is working with the International Commission on Workforce Development (ICWD) to introduce refresher and value-added online courses for professionals in order to increase skills in their respective fields, as per international standards.The ICWD, a US-funded organisation, affiliated […]

Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) and US varsity to collaborate on research

Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) and US varsity to collaborate on research RAWALPINDI: Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) and Colorado State University have agreed to initiate collective research projects and joint academic programmes in the field of agriculture, particularly on farm water management. It was decided in […]

Books bring harmony, peace to minds: Intizar Hussain

Books bring harmony, peace to minds: Intizar Hussain ISLAMABAD: Renowned writer Intizar Hussain on Thursday said that books bring harmony, peace and softness in the minds of the people. Addressing the concluding ceremony of 5th National Book Day at Pak-China Centre, he said that book was “a cause of ultimate peace in our country”.He said […]

Roots workshop debates healthy classroom ideas

Roots workshop debates healthy classroom ideas ISLAMABAD: The Roots International Schools on Thursday organized a workshop to discuss creating an interactive and interesting learning environment for students in the classrooms. Participants of the three-hour-long discussion on ‘Utilising Classroom Discussions for Assessment and Critical Learning’ engaged themselves in debates and activities to devise a strategy to […]

Govt auctions 3G, 4G licences for $1.1bn

Govt auctions 3G, 4G licences for $1.1bn Successful bidders for 3G services are Ufone, Telenor, Mobilink and Zong – Zong also wins one of two licences available for 4G services ISLAMABAD: The next generation mobile services have finally stepped into Pakistan with the auction of 3G and 4G spectra against approximately $1.1 billion as the […]

Senate rejects PMDC ordinance- Legislators say federal government can’t take over functions of the regulatory body

Senate rejects PMDC ordinance- Legislators say federal government can’t take over functions of the regulatory body ISLAMABAD: The Upper House of parliament on Wednesday rejected the PMDC Amendment Ordinance that sought to give more powers to the federal government with regard to control of the regulatory body. The combined opposition parties in Senate opposed the PMDC […]

Over 62.49m children to be vaccinated against measles

Over 62.49m children to be vaccinated against measles ISLAMABAD: State Minister for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar on Wednesday said that the government is launching a phased measles campaign across the country with a total target of vaccinating 62,493,411 children for free.Talking to the media on the eve of the launch of the World […]

International Islamic University IIUI holds polio training programme for tribal leaders

International Islamic University IIUI holds polio training programme for tribal leaders ISLAMABAD: In order to quash the rumours, misconceptions and to overcome the lack of knowledge about polio vaccination in the mind of tribal people, Iqbal International Institute of Research and Dialogue along with International Islamic University has set a five-day training programme for the […]

Preventive measures urged to reduce malaria

Preventive measures urged to reduce malaria ISLAMABAD: The health experts on Monday said that serious measures are essential to reduce malaria in the country. According to them, malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes, particularly in the coming high-risk season.They said that non-immune […]

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) MS, MPhil and PhD exams from today

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) MS, MPhil and PhD exams from today ISLAMABAD: The final exams of MS, MPhil and PhD programmes for the Autumn 2013 semester of the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) start today. This was announced by the AIUO Controller of Exams Hamid Khan Niazi on Sunday. The roll number slips, he said, […]

Wikipedia Proves Useful for Tracking Flu

Wikipedia Proves Useful for Tracking Flu   Scientists may have figured out the best way yet to track the spread of flu:  Watch how many people visitWikipedia articles about the flu and its symptoms. Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, say the technique bests the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) estimate of flu levels by up […]