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Peshawar High Court halts govt order to deport Pak-Turk school staff

Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday passed a stay order preventing the government from deporting Pak-Turk school officials. A two-member bench of the PHC comprising Justice Yahya Afridi and Justice Ikramullah heard a writ petition filed by students and parents of Pak-Turk schools. The petitioners maintained that the federal government had ordered the expulsion of teachers due to a political ... Read More »

What is Universal Credit and how does the Autumn Statement affect it?

Philip Hammond will scale back planned cuts to Universal Credit, with an estimated three million families keeping an additional 2p for every extra pound they earn. With changes to the “taper rate” for Universal Credit, the Chancellor hopes to soften the impact of welfare cuts introduced by his predecessor George Osborne. Mr Hammond got an eve-of-statement boost as official figures ... Read More »

Climate changing ‘too fast’ for species

Many species will not be able to adapt fast enough to survive climate change, say scientists. A study of more than 250 plants and animals suggests their ability to adapt to changes in rainfall and temperature will be vastly outpaced by future climate change. Amphibians, reptiles and plants are particularly vulnerable, according to US researchers. And tropical species are at ... Read More »

An island 6500 kilometres from the West Coast of the United States is almost fully sustainable for solar

NESTLED 6500km from the West Coast of the United States is a small island known as Ta’u. While its luscious landscape and pristine ocean views make for a picturesque location, it’s the island’s innovation that is turning heads. For the longest time, residents had struggled with the challenges associated with living in such a remote location. Local resident and food ... Read More »

The world’s biggest supercomputer

UNSW Australia is leading the race to build the world’s biggest quantum computer. NSW Australia is leading the race to build the world’s biggest computer, called a quantum computer, using silicon. Quantum computing differs from the computers we use today that process data in binary ones and zeroes. In quantum computing qubits can be one and zero at the same ... Read More »

Engineer with ‘black money’ stash: Bribes not taboo

LUCKNOW: The engineer was in the middle of his evening meditation session when a colleague called and told him to turn on the television. The Prime Minister was saying most of India’s cash would hold no value+ by morning. The objective was to rid the country of illegal “black money”+ for which taxes had not been paid. Money often associated ... Read More »

India vs England: Stuart Broad is a changed bowler

On one good foot, Stuart Broad sent down a vicious spell of fast bowling in the second innings at Vizag, indicating new-found maturity. When Stuart Broad looks at the mirror, he sees his chest as he is too tall for most mirrors. When he crouches a bit, he finds the one body characteristic he doesn’t like – “not enough broadness”, ... Read More »

Demonetisation: Opposition calls for countrywide protest on November 28

Earlier today, Opposition party MPs gathered at Mahatma Gandhi’s statue outside Parliament and marched together after linking their arms to form a human chain. Opposition parties Wednesday called for a countrywide protest on November 28 against the cash crunch faced by the public. Earlier in the morning, Opposition party MPs gathered at Mahatma Gandhi’s statue outside Parliament and marched together ... Read More »

A touch of ‘Games of Thrones’ magic on small Spanish town

When the mayor of the small southern Spanish town of Osuna called Jesus Cansino to tell him “Game of Thrones” was coming to shoot part of season five, he wouldn’t believe it. “She said, ‘They’re coming to film a series, I’m not sure you know it’. I started laughing,” says the 43-year-old town hall employee and long-time fan of the ... Read More »

The Islamic Legacy

The story of how this came about is far from simple, and much research needs to be done before its details are completely understood, but the broad outlines are clear. World Bulletin / News Desk The Arabs were the inheritors of the scientific tradition of late antiquity. They preserved it, elaborated it, and, finally, passed it on to Europe. When ... Read More »