Monthly Archives: April 2011

Concert at Government College University

Concert at GCU
Lahore: The Government College University Lahore Nazir Ahmed Music Society (GCU-NAMS) is going to hold the “Annual Concert of Heritage 2011” on Friday evening at the Bokhari Auditorium.

According to a press release issued in this regard on Wednesday, Ravians and GCU faculty members would perform at the concert being organised after the gap of two years.

GCU-NAMS President Hassan Maqsood, a student of BSc (Hons) Economics, said that the concert would be a rich blend of Pop,

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cheating in School education budget

School education budget | PU massive cheating

School education to face Rs 5 billion budget cut
Lahore, April 28: The Punjab Schools Education Department is expected to face an unprecedented cut of five billion rupees in its development budget for the year 2010-2011, it is learnt.

Similarly, the province’s Higher Education Department has suffered a cut of two billion rupees, exposing tall claims of the Punjab government for promotion of education and provision of quality education to the

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High Achiever’s Award Ceremony held at Faisal Mosque Campus of IIUI

High achievers awarded at IIUI
Islamabad: Women executive officers have great potential to play in development of the country and would lead the private sector in near future, said International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) President Dr. Mumtaz Ahmed.

He was addressing the participants of High Achiever’s Award Ceremony held at Faisal Mosque Campus of IIUI on Wednesday. He said that discrimination against women in Pakistan and other countries is a major obstacle in way of their

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Higher Education Commission sets up Quality Enhancement Cells in universities

HEC QECs in universities | IIUI achievers

HEC sets up 84 QECs in universities
Islamabad, April 28: The number of Quality Enhancement Cells (QECs) established in universities by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has risen to 84 from the initial 10 QECs established in 2005.

According to the information, Quality Assurance will comprise eight criteria and 31 standards on the basis of which the Self-Assessment report of a programme will be compiled. Programme teams include faculty from

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Turning knowledge into the new oil

18 March 2011 Last updated at 00:01 GMT By Gary Eason ­ Katy Watson, from Middle East Business Report, on Qatar’s drive to become a ‘global knowledge hub’It might seem like pouring water onto sand – almost literally – but the Gulf kingdom of Qatar is banking on a remarkable transformation in its fortunes. The small but fabulously wealthy state is using its hydrocarbon earnings to try to convert itself into a global knowledge hub. Billions of pounds are being pumped into a 2,500-acre complex

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Parents ‘to blame for behaviour’

24 April 2011 Last updated at 11:58 GMT Teachers say that the support of parents is important for good behaviour Teachers say that parents cannot “abandon responsibility” for their children’s behaviour at school.The NASUWT teachers’ union says a lack of parental support is a major problem behind pupils’ lack of discipline.A survey from the union also claims that pupils turn up at school with iPods and phones, but without basic equipment such as pens.Schools minister Nick Gibb said the

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WorldCall Pledges to Pay Rs 1.425 Bln Dues to PTA For Avoiding Suspension of License

By Abdul Rahman Â· Thursday, Apr 28, 2011 3 Comments

WorldCall Telecom Limited has agreed to pay its outstanding dues of Rs 1.425 billion to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on the account of Access Promotion Contribution after settlement of all its legal issues with the authority.
The telecom operator has ensured the authority to deposit a huge amount in installments by September 2011 on time along with late payment fees, PTA determination order released said.

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PTCL Offers Unlimited On-net calls on Sundays

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has announced Unlimited On-Net Calls on Sundays effective from May 01, 2011 for a period of two months. Along with, monthly line rent will be increased from existing Rs. 174 per month to Rs. 199 per month (excluding tax).
After May 01, 2011 all PTCL landline Customers will be able to make Unlimited calls on PTCL Network (Landline and Vfone) for 24hrs on Sundays.
PTCL said that monthly landline rent will be reversed back to Rs. 174 per month

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Microsoft Calls for Stronger Intellectual Property Protection

Microsoft Corp joined the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in recognizing World Intellectual Property (IP) Day, an event that calls on the IT industry, governments and consumers to speak out about the importance of IPrights. Strong IP protections are central to instilling a culture of innovation, which can spur economic growth, create jobs and increase revenue for the broader industry and government organizations.
Microsoft believes that the global arena needs stronger IP

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PTCL Posts Rs. 4.97 Bln Net Profit for 9 Months of FY2010-11

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) today announced its financial results for 9 months ended 31st March 2011 and said that it earned net profit of Rs. 4.972 billion down by 63 % from Rs. Rs.7.86 billion for the same period last year.
PTCL announced an per share earning of Rs. 0.97.for the reported 9 months of year 2010-11.
Net income fell to 949 million rupees ($11 million), in the three months ended March 31, from 2.5 billion rupees, compared to same period last year. Revenue

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