Tuesday , 21 May 2019

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Punjab University launches user friendly new website

Punjab University Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Mujahid Kamran inaugurated a newly-designed official website of the varsity. He liked the new design and accessibility of the website. The convener, Website Re-designing Committee Professor Dr Kanwal Ameen briefed about the website’s new design and support of the other committee members. Briefing the meeting, Dr Kanwal said that the outlook of the website ... Read More »

81pc of all schools in Pakistan are primary

A staggering 81pc of all government schools in Pakistan are primary schools, which implies that after the primary level, most children have limited opportunities to continue their studies. This statistic was revealed in the District Education Rankings 2016, jointly launched by education campaigners Alif Ailaan and the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) on Tuesday. This is a worrying statistic, and ... Read More »

Free entry to Zabeel Park for Dubai Frame visitors soon

Dubai Frame visitors will enjoy free entry to Zabeel Park soon, Gulf New has learnt. A senior official said that Dubai Municipality will soon exempt visitors to the recently opened Dubai Frame from buying separate entry tickets to the Zabeel Park. “This will happen soon,” said Khalid Sultan Hilal Al Suwaidi, director of Leisure Facilities Department at Dubai Municipality. The ... Read More »

Riyadh governor opens Saudi aviation show

Over 60 airplanes and aerobatic teams from Saudi Arabia and the UAE took part in air and ground shows, including skydiving and paragliding, at the fourth Saudi Aviation Forum which was opened by Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar at Thumamah Airport on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, Prince Faisal described the fourth round of the forum as effective in ... Read More »

Health Ministry: Regardless of nationality, vaccines free for all children in Saudi Arabia

An official refuted rumors that the Health Ministry would impose charges on expats for their children’s vaccinations at state medical centers. Speaking to Arab News, the spokesman for the Jeddah General Directorate of Health Affairs, Abdullah Al-Ghamdi, confirmed that the necessary vaccines are given to all expats and Saudis, alike, for free. “All children on Saudi soil are equal in ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister meets with US counterpart in Washington

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir met with his US counterpart, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in Washington on Friday in the presence of Saudi Arabia’s US Ambassador Prince Khaled bin Salman. The pair held bilateral talks on enhancing relations between the allied countries, and also discussed the situation in the region and the world. The meeting was attended by ... Read More »

Legislators demand public hanging of killers

The opposition benches demanded the government hang the killers of Zainab publicly and hang their bodies in a square for two days so that others learn the lesson. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) legislator Malik Taimoor Masood, in his resolution submitted in the Punjab Assembly said that there is no proper, law under which those involved in such gruesome acts are punished. ... Read More »

Chinese bitcoin miners eye sites in energy-rich Canada

China’s Bitmain Technologies is eyeing bitcoin mining sites in Quebec, a company spokesman told Reuters, as expectations of a potential Chinese crackdown on cryptocurrency mining make the energy-rich Canadian province an attractive alternative. China has grown into one of the world’s biggest sources of cryptocurrency mining but there are signs Beijing is increasing scrutiny of the sector’s players and may ... Read More »

Balochistan Assembly votes Bizenjo in as new CM

Balochistan Assembly’s former deputy speaker Abdul Quddus Bizenjo was elected the new chief minister of the province on Saturday. PML-Q’s Bizenjo was voted in as the third chief minister of Balochistan in four years in a session of the provincial assembly. He was elected after former CM Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri stepped down from his post last week. Pakhtunkhwa Milli ... Read More »

CES 2018: Willow and Freemie breast pumps offer mums freedom

Two firms have launched portable pumps to help breastfeeding mums collect their milk on the move. Women who use breast pumps often apply them several times a day and for periods of about 20 minutes or more. However, generally they have to be plugged into a power socket and the pump mechanism is noisy. Both Willow and the Freemie Liberty ... Read More »