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  • Over 20,000 Degree Programmes Listed in Pakistan Qualification Register

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     Islamabad: Over 20,000 degree programmes of various universities across Pakistan have been listed, till date, in the Pakistan Qualification Register (PQR). It is an online database which contains list of approved degree programmes of HEC recognized public and private sector universities including their sub campuses and affiliated as well as constituent colleges. PQR is aimed to provide ...

  • LUMS ranked 111th, as Pakistan failed to enter Asia’s top 100

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    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan higher education system failed to make an impact on Asia’s top university ranking, as none of the Pakistani university made it to the top 100 universities in Asia, as per latest rankings. This was revealed as per the rankings released by the global higher education analysts, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), in its QS University Rankings: Asia report for 2016. Lahore University ...

  • HEC wins 3G Excellence in Higher Education Award 2016

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    ISLAMABAD, May 31 (INP): The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan has won “3G - Global Good Governance - Excellence in Higher Education Award 2016”. The Award announced by Global Donors Forums (GDF) was presented during an auspicious ceremony held in Istanbul, Turkey.  The prestigious award has been bestowed upon HEC in recognition of its initiatives ...

  • Indian women stay silent on unequal treatment: survey

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    LONDON: Women in Turkey and India face some of the greatest workplace inequities among the G20 nations but are least likely to speak out, according to a survey released on Tuesday. Nearly half of women overall in the G20 do not believe they have the same access to jobs or career advancements as men, according to the poll of more than 9,500 women by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and The ...

  • Nobel prize for solving puzzle of ghostly neutrino particles

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    LONDON: A Japanese and a Canadian scientist won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for discovering that elusive subatomic particles called neutrinos have mass, opening a new window onto the fundamental nature of the universe. Neutrinos are the second most bountiful particles after photons, which carry light, with trillions of them streaming through our bodies every second, but their true ...

  • Software engineer discovers Facebook's privacy flaw

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    Facebook has been urged to tighten its privacy settings after a software engineer was able to harvest data about thousands of users – simply by guessing their mobile numbers. The developer obtained the names, profile pictures and locations of users who had linked their mobile number to their Facebook account but had chosen not to make it public. Security experts said the loophole would ...

  • Malala opens school for Syrian refugees

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    BEKAA VALLEY: Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, celebrated her 18th birthday in Lebanon on Sunday by opening a school for Syrian refugee girls and called on world leaders to invest in "books not bullets". Malala became a symbol of defiance after she was shot on a school bus in Pakistan 2012 by the Taliban for advocating girls' rights to education. She continued ...

  • Fort Jones University cautious after Axact scandal

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    NEW YORK- Fort Jones University, a large university dealing in business of online degrees has snapped its telephone connection following the surfacing of Axact online degree scandal. Fort Jones University , which claims to be having campuses and offices in California and other states of US has not yielded any reply even after repeated telephonic contacts. The telephone was found disconnected when ...

  • College subject determines what you make in life, says Georgetown University professor

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    With university tuition and student debt at record highs, many people wonder if it is worth it to go to college. But according to Georgetown University professor Anthony Carnevale, the truly important issue that will affect a student's future is picking a major. While attending college will boost your earnings by roughly a million dollars over the average lifetime, your particular major is even ...

  • Obama’s grandmother lands in Makkah

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    Paternal grandmother of U.S. President Barack Obama attended an exhibition detailing the life of the Prophet Mohammad at the end of a pilgrimage in the Saudi city of Makkah, local media reported. Sara Omar, who is in her 90s, arrived in Makkah - considered in Islam to be the holiest city - with her son and grandson Saeed and Mousa Obama. Unlike the Hajj pilgrimage - a trip to the cities of Makkah ...

  • Islam will be the world's largest religion by 2070: Pew Research

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    Muslims will outnumber Christians by 2070, ending two millenniums of Christian dominance going back to the birth of Jesus Christ, projections released today by the Pew Research Center show. Islam is projected to grow more than twice as fast as any other major religion over the next half century because of a higher fertility rate. While Christianity will remain a dominant global religion, it will ...

  • Shahbaz Sharif approves Metro Wi-Fi Network program

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    LAHORE- Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif today approved free Wi-Fi facility across Punjab. While chairing a high-level meeting, he gave approval to various important measures for the promotion of information technology in Punjab. According to our sources, free of charge Wi-Fi will be provided at important educational institutions, hospitals, railway stations, airports and metro bus routes. ...

  • Barber offers an old-man haircut for naughty kids

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    Atlanta- Russell Fredrick, a 34-year-old barber outside Atlanta and the father of three, was stumped when his 12-year-old son Rushawn was acting out and getting into trouble at school. So he gave his son a new haircut, the “Benjamin Button Special,” according to a report by the Washington Post. The cut features a completely bald crown with a ring of hair around the sides of the head, ...

  • Taliban threaten girls school in Karachi

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    Karachi- Administration of Government Girls Secondary School located in the area of Sachal, Karachi received a threatening letter from Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). The letter threatened to blast the school today. The letter was written in Sindhi language warning to close the school. The school management announced a holiday. The letter also warned the staff against notifying the police or ...

  • Emma Watson endorses gender equality

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    Switzerland- Emma Watson took her gender equality campaign to Davos today when she told politicians and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland that she wanted governments, universities and companies to join her new initiative. Appearing in her capacity as a goodwill ambassador for UN Women, the Harry Potter star outlined her new year-long “IMPACT 10X10X10” plan to ...

  • Lower Dir: Teacher’s car crushes students standing in the school assembly

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    Lower Dir- One student was killed and nine others injured as a school teacher car crashed students standing for assembly in a high school in the Lower Dir. According to sources, School children were standing for assembly inside governmenthigh school of Timergara when all of sudden car of a school teacher hit the many children as the car went his control, killing on child and ...

  • Shahbaz orders implementation of school reform programme

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    Lahore- Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has directed for effective implementation of Punjab School Reforms Roadmap across the province. Chairing a meeting in Lahore, he said that the target of enrollment of children in schools will be ensured at all costs. He said formal survey of enrollment and dropout children should be carried out and in the light of the survey, if any negligence is ...

  • Foreign scholars visit Islamic International University

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    Islamabad- A group of foreign scholars visited International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), called on President IIUI Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh and met with Vice President Academics and Deans. In the meeting with President IIUI, the delegates were accompanied by the President IIUI regarding the university and he also informed them about the academies, faculties and the research work ...

  • AIOU extends admissions deadline for middle-east Pakistanis

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    Islamabad- Allama Iqbal Open University(AIOU) has extended its admissions’ date for Pakistanis in middle-east countries including Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Sultanate of Oman and Bahrain. The programs offered in the Semester Autumn, 2014 includes: Matric (General), Intermediate (General/Commerce), Bachelor Program (General/Commerce/Library and Information Sciences and Mass ...

  • Online registration schedule changed for intermediate class

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    Rawalpindi- Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Rawalpindi has announced that the schedule for online registration for regular students of intermediate class. 15th November would be last date for fee submission whereas 7th November is announced date for fee submission without late fee fine. RBISE spokesperson made it clear that student of 1st year can get registered till 7th November ...

  • Government to set up Media Printing and Tracking Center

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    Islamabad- Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has decided to set up Media Printing and Tracking Center in Press Information Department. The aim to establish this department is to monitor the published news and broadcasting of television and preparation of report. Sources told that RS 40 million has been allocated for this project, PC one of the project has been approved, work will be ...

  • Islamabad: Three more schools vacated by police

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    Islamabad- Three more educational institutes have been vacated by the police. According to details, three more school and colleges of Federal capital including Boys School F/8-3, H-9 Collage and another boys’ school located in the Prime Minister Colony have been vacated and police personnel were being shifted to sports complex. However seven schools and colleges are still occupied by ...

  • JI threatens to quit KPK government if more Islamic syllabus not implemented

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    Peshawar- Jamaat Islami (JI) has threatened to quit the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government if its demands of including in the curriculum chapters regarding Islam and ideology of Pakistan, are not accepted. Addressing a news conference in Peshawar, JI provincial chief Professor Muhammad Ibrahim said his party's negotiations with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) are in progress against changes in the ...

  • Islamabad: 19 schools still reserved for police

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    Islamabad- Islamabad Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) released the list of schools being used by police. FDE mentioned that nineteen schools are under police use in which 31,635 students are enrolled and they are not able to attend their schools. Therefore, it is possible that they might lose their current year of education. According to list, students enrolled in different schools are ...

  • Islamabad: Police starts evacuating schools after students protests

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    Islamabad- Evacuation of police from educational institutions of Islamabad has been started. According to details, Police of different provinces for security measures were staying in educational institutions as there was no alternate place for their stay. Educational institutions of Islamabad were closed from August 11 and due to the protests of PTI and PAT summer vacations were extended four ...

  • Karachi University: Sitara-e-Imtiaz winning professor shot dead

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    Karachi- A senior professor of the University of Karachi was shot dead near University Road today. Police confirmed that the professor succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. Dr Hafiz Muhammad Shakeel Auj, dean of Islamic Studies Department of KU, had sustained bullet injuries when unidentified armed men opened fire on him near the Baitul Mukarram Mosque in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. According to ...

  • KPK government will provide security to vice chancellors

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    Peshawar- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) government has provided security to vice chancellors of universities from public and private sectors throughout the province. Following the matter of kidnap at Islamia Collage University, vice chancellors from different universities in view of the law and order situation appealed to KPK government to provide them security. A police personal has been assigned ...

  • Rawalpindi: Matriculation supplementary exams start from Tuesday

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    Rawalpindi- Supplementary examinations of Matric under Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) would start from Tuesday. While all arrangements in this regard have been concluded, roll no slips have been issued and sent to all students. According to Chairman Board, Dr Muhammad Zareef, over 14847 students are participating in this exams and 47 examination centers have been ...

  • Rawalpindi: Education institutes to take strict security measures

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    Rawalpindi- Educational institutes have been directed to take strict security measures. Following the directions of Punjab Govt, all educational institutes throughout district have been directed to ensure strict security arrangements. According to spokesman of district police, strict action would be taken against those who don’t follow security directives. While the Department of ...