Monthly Archives: May 2013

Peshawar High Court orders blocking of profane Facebook pages

PESHAWAR : A Peshawar High Court bench on Tuesday directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to block two Facebook pages carrying blasphemous material within three days and sought explanation from PTA and the interior ministry on their failure to do so until now.

Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan and Justice Qaiser Rasheed also asked PTA, Inter-Services Intelligence, the interior, religious affairs and science and technology ministries to file written comments on the petition

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FIFA approves stricter sanctions

PORT LOUIS: FIFA’s member countries have approved stricter punishments for racism in football, including the possible relegation of a club for serious offenses.

FIFA passed the two-stage anti-racism resolution with a 99 per cent majority at its congress in Mauritius on Friday, and President Sepp Blatter said ”we are doing something now.”

The new regulations say a first or minor offense should be punished by a warning, fine or with a match having to be played behind closed

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Punjab University results



PUNJAB University Examinations Department announced the results of various Masters (MA/MSc) programmes on Thursday.


According to a press release issued on Thursday, the results of MA Arabic, Part-I Supplementary Examination 2012, MA D and S.S, Part-I Supplementary Examination 2012, MA English, Part-I Supplementary Examination 2012, MA History, Part-I Supplementary Examination 2012, MA Islamic Studies, Part-I Supplementary Examination 2012, MA Political Science,

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10pc children suffering from asthma



Ten percent of children and five percent of adults are suffering from asthma in Pakistan, a seminar was told on Thursday.


The seminar, organised at a hotel by the Mir Khalilur Rehman Memorial Society, was told that worldwide there were around 300 million sufferers of asthma.


World Asthma Day, as in the rest of the world, was also marked in Pakistan with seminars and symposia highlighting the causes and salient features of the

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28th Convocation and Prize Distribution Ceremony



The 28th Convocation and Prize Distribution Ceremony of the Islamabad Model College for Girls (Postgraduate), F-7/4, was held here on Wednesday.


On the occasion, degrees were conferred upon 266 graduates and postgraduate students. As many as 16 students received roll of honour for their outstanding performance in university examinations.


Fatima Jinnah Women University Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Samina Amin Qadir was the chief guest on the

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Education of rural women urged



In an election monitoring report, education of rural women is termed as a crucial area that needs attention of both government and civil society.


The report issued by the Potohar Organisation for Development Advocacy (PODA) says that in all observed polling stations of rural areas, around 5% of the total votes were cancelled as voters had put thumb impression instead of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) stamp or put stamp on more than one symbols. In

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A statistical model predicts the number of goals for each footballer

FECYT – Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

After analysing football league players over nine seasons, from 2000 to 2009, Spanish researchers have come up with a mathematical method for estimating the goal-scoring performance of each player. According to their ranking, the most able strikers are Messi, Ronaldo Naz?rio, Makkay, Villa and Etoo.


Over nine seasons, researchers from the faculties of Economic and Business Sciences at the Universities of

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Radiotherapy remains the treatment of first choice for high-risk low-grade glioma

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<P>In a large, international, randomized trial, initial radiotherapy was compared to temozolomide chemotherapy. A statistically significant difference between the two treatment strategies was not observed for progression-free survival, although radiotherapy was numerically favored. However, molecular tumor characterization may allow

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Launching of books on Benazir

KARACHI (PPI): Launching ceremony of three books on Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, organized by Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutoo Chair, University of Karachi, in collaboration with Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi, will be held on Friday, 5:00pm, at Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi. Dr Muhammad Qaisar, Vice Chancellor, University of Karachi, will be the chief guest at the book launching

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Tobacco use among youngsters increasing

KARACHI (PPI): Pakistan stands at the brink of a devastating health and economic disaster. The steep rise in the use of tobacco amongst the youth, especially young girls and women is depriving the country of a healthy workforce while increasing the burden of disease on an already overburdened health sector, warned Aga Khan University Hospital experts at a public awareness session held to mark World No Tobacco Day.
Majority of the youth in Pakistan start smoking at a very young age and most of

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