Tuesday , 16 January 2018

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Govt asked to remove controversial lesson from course book

Political and civil society activists have threatened that if the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Textbook Board doesn’t remove a controversial lesson about Pakhtun hero Malik Kalu Khan from the ninth grade English book, then they would take the case to court. Addressing a convention on ‘Kalu Khan, a hero of Pakhtuns’, at Haqqani Library Hall here on Sunday, they maintained that Yousafzai ... Read More »

Peshawar university, colleges to remain closed on Saturday

The University of Peshawar Friday evening announced that attached institutes of the university will be closed on Saturday (Dec.2) in the wake of armed terrorist attack on agriculture directorate. A spokesman for the Peshawar University said that attached institutes to be closed included University Public School, University Model School and Jinnah College for Women and University College for Boys. The ... Read More »

LHC allows private medical colleges to admit students directly

A Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench on Thursday, setting aside 2016-central admission policy for medical and dental colleges, allowed private colleges to directly grant admissions to students in the light of the 2013 admission policy. The bench further declared formation of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) illegal, but directed the incumbent council to look after the administrative ... Read More »

Void of justice

WHEN my son left to study overseas this year, the pain of separation was not just emotional — it was a physical wrenching. And, it’s not getting easier. This privileged ache is incomparable to the sufferings of those who have lost a child to death. Losing sight and touch of your child is not just an emotional injury — it’s ... Read More »

Roads leading upto US Consulate in Karachi closed for security reasons

Karachi’s Traffic Police on Sunday closed the roads leading up to the United States Consulate for security reasons, Samaa reported. According to details, Mai Kolachi and Moulvi Tamizuddin Khan havebeen sealed by the traffic police. The citizens have been advised to take alternative routes for reaching their destinations. The decision to close the roads have been take in the wake ... Read More »

Lawsuit accuses Google of stealing data of 5m UK users

A consumer activist launched on Thursday a lawsuit accusing Google of illegally collecting data on more than five million British iPhone users, who could possibly see a payout reaching into the hundreds of millions. A campaign group dubbed ‘Google You Owe us’ says the tech giant owes consumers “trust, fairness and money” after unlawfully placing cookies on mobile phones between ... Read More »

This rendition of PTV’s iconic Durood Shareef is a beautiful dose of nostalgia

Patari and Chand Tara Orchestra announced the release of a new devotional track titled Durood Shareef on the auspicious event of the birth anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). Produced and directed by Babar Sheikh and performed by Sherry Raza of Chand Tara Orchestra, the recital is a beautiful rendition of the iconic Durood Shareef that charmed ... Read More »

Eid Milad-un-Nabi (Peace Be Upon Him) is being celebrated today (Friday) with religious zeal and fervor across the country.

The day dawned with thirty-one gun salute in the federal capital and twenty-one gun salute in all the provincial capitals to pay homage to the last Prophet (PBUH). There is a public holiday today. Special prayers were offered in the mosques after Fajr prayer for peace, prosperity and development of the country. Special conferences, events and Mehafil-e-Milaad are being arranged ... Read More »

Wasim Akram, wife Shaniera spend day at NICH for diabetes awareness

The National Institute of Child Health (NICH), in collaboration with The Akram Foundation, observed the World Diabetes Day earlier this week – an event marked by the presence of cricket legend Wasim Akram who was accompanied by his wife Shaniera and other members of the Foundation. Akram, on the occasion, spoke about his fight with diabetes, which he was diagnosed ... Read More »

Red Cross admits $6-million fraud during Ebola crisis

The Red Cross has uncovered several cases of fraud by officials during efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak that struck West Africa in 2014-2016, estimating losses of $6-million (5.2 million euros). In a statement, the Geneva-based International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said it was “outraged”, and said it would “ensure any staff involved are held ... Read More »