Monthly Archives: July 2013

World Hepatitis Day 2013: SIH organises awareness seminar on hepatitis

ISLAMABAD: Shifa International Hospital (SIH) Chief of Medicine & Gastroenterology Dr Nasir Khokhar on Wednesday said that hepatitis has become a devastating global healthcare issue.

Addressing a hepatitis awareness seminar organised by Shifa International Hospital in connection with World Hepatitis Day, Dr Nasir Khokhar said that around one million people die each year from hepatitis B (HBV) infection, making it the ninth leading cause of death in the world. 350 million people worldwide

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Northern Consortium United Kingdom student ambassadors take oath

LAHORE: The Northern Consortium United Kingdom (NCUK) organised an oath-taking ceremony for its student ambassadors on Wednesday at Alhamra Hall. British Council Lahore Director General Richard Weyers, NCUK Director Nayyer Ali Shah and a large number of students were present on the occasion. Around 400 students belonging to 50 different institutions, including the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore School of Economics (LSE), Beaconhouse School System (BSS), The City School,

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Record of back-door appointments: Federal Directorate of Education works overtime to meet IHC deadline

Many teachers of the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) will be spending sleepless nights these days after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) sought details of appointments made during the last three years, especially in the final days of the PPP-led government.

Over 1,000 people were appointed during the last week of the previous government in FDE educational institutions as well as organisations like National Institute of Science and Technical Education and Special Education Centre for

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Manifold increase in federal government colleges fee

The federal government colleges have increased fee by three and four times for the year 2013-14, sources said on Tuesday.

The increase has come as a shock for the poor parents who cannot afford the raise, Dawn has learnt.

The residents of federal capital preferably go for private colleges. But those who cannot afford their fee prefer model colleges.

But for the parents whose monthly income is less than Rs20,000 the FG college was the best option.

There are 11 FG colleges in

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Department of Pharmacy is offering preparatory courses for candidates Lahore College For Women University

Department of Pharmacy is offering preparatory courses for candidates appearing in competitive examinations (PPSC/FPSC) in Pharmacy discipline

LAST DATE OF REGISTRATION:16-8-13 (TIMINGS 8:00 am TO 3:00 pm)
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION: Pharm. D
START OF TRAINING:20-8-13
DURATION: Two Weeks
REGISTRATION FEES/ CANDIDATE: 5000 PKR

The courses are designed to prepare candidates in different disciplines of pharmacy like pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, clinical pharmacy,

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Spelling Error Detecting digital pen check for spelling mistakes in handwriting

A pair of German inventors have created a digital pen that can check for spelling mistakes in handwriting.

Spelling Error Detecting digital pen heck for spelling mistakes in handwriting learning pen,

The Lernstift, which is German for learning Smart pen, has a built-in sensor that recognises writing movements and tracks the shape of the letters to recognise words. It then vibrates when a mistake is made.

Lernstift also has Wi-Fi built-in and the pen can be connected a

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Pakistan, India in same group for Cricket World Cup 2015

MELBOURNE – Cricket World Cup co-hosts Australia and New Zealand have been drawn in the same group for the 2015 tournament, while title-holders India will face off against long-time rival Pakistan, officials said Tuesday. The first match of the prestigious one-day tournament will be held in Christchurch, the New Zealand city devastated by an earthquake in 2011, when the locals take on Sri Lanka on February 14.
Later that day, Australia will face Ashes foes England at the Melbourne Cricket

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Government College University inter admissions to close on Aug 2

LAHORE: The Government College University will display its first merit list of admissions to the intermediate classes on August 7, 2013, said the GCU spokesperson.
He said the last date for submitting admission forms is August 2 which would not be extended. The interviews for the reserved seats of sports and co-curricular activities will begin from August 3, he

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Mobile phone services to be suspended for Yaum-e-Ali most cities of the country

ISLAMABAD: Mobile phone services would remain suspended in most cities of the country on Wednesday as part of security arrangements for Yaum-e-Ali being observed today, DawnNews reported.

Mobile phone services would remain blocked in Karachi from six am till 8pm whereas the services would remain suspended till 6 pm in certain areas of Lahore.

Similarly the phone services would also remain suspended in Rawalpindi, Dera Ismail Khan, Bannu, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Khairpur, Jhelum, Hyderabad,

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University of Agriculture Faisalabad UAF to impart language training Cambridge English Centre,

UAF to impart language training

From Our Correspondent

FAISALABAD: Institute of Career Development (ICD), Cambridge English Centre, approved University of Agriculture Faisalabad as an authorised centre to impart the trainings for the Cambridge Business English Certificate, said ICD Director Dr Osama Qureshi said at the inaugural session of the language training for teachers at the New Senate Hall on Tuesday.

The session was chaired by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan.

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