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  • Punjab Notes: An English medium school’s definition of foul language

    An English medium school in Sahiwal, run and owned by an apparently educated politician’s family, provides us with a new mind-blowing description of what constitutes foul language that unmistakably shows us why our education system is in an abysmal state despite all the tall claims of businessmen-turned-educators...

    We leave aside for a moment the issuing authority’s masterly skill over English language that stands fully exposed in...

  • Steps suggested to make Karachi a world-class metropolis

    ISLAMABAD: The World Bank has suggested that Karachi must act quickly and resolutely to preserve its central position as the country’s main growth pole and window to the world...

    In its ‘Pakistan Development Update’ released on Thursday, the bank said the megapolis needed a programmatic, phased approach aligned with the Karachi City Development Plan 2020 in order to address its deeply structural challenges...

  • Three Russian ships enter English Channel

    LONDON: Three Russian ships including a destroyer have entered the English Channel and are being monitored by Britain’s Royal Navy as they pass through, the Ministry of Defence said on Tuesday...

    “Russian Udaloy class destroyer Severomorsk returning from Mediterranean with tanker and support ship...

  • We need to acclimatise to English conditions: Wahab Riaz

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistani pacer Wahab Riaz said in a interview published on Friday that Pakistan will have to acclimatise to the English conditions to outfox the hosts on the upcoming tour starting July 14...

    "England is a very tough opponent in home conditions, therefore, the green-shirts would have to be on top of their game to compete with the English team," the left-arm-fast said...

  • 17 dead after protests in Cameroon English-speaking areas

    Cameroon's military is heavily deployed in the country's English-speaking regions and few people are on the streets after 17 people were killed over the weekend in protests in support of independence for some Anglophone regions...

    Tens of thousands of English-speaking Cameroonians hoisted flags on Sunday to show that they want independence from the country's French-speaking majority, defying security forces and bans for gathering in...

  • Australia tightens English requirements for foreign students

    Australia is tightening English language requirements for foreign students in, what it said on Thursday, is a bid to improve standards across the country's Aus$28 billion international education market...

    Currently, prospective overseas students can take an intensive English course to prepare for further studies if they do not already have other qualifications showing their ability to study in the language...

  • Indian, English judges to compete for International Court of Justice's office

    ISLAMABAD: With Pakistan finalising its strategy to fight the case of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, an Indian judge and an English judge will vie with each other in a run-off election scheduled to take place on Monday for the coveted office of a judge at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague...

    An informed source privy to the development told Dawn that the run-off election was being held in the ICJ because there was a...

  • Spurs, City qualify on good night for English clubs

    PARIS: English clubs shone in the Champions League on Wednesday as Tottenham Hotspur humbled Real Madrid and Manchester City beat Napoli to secure their places in the knockout stages with two games remaining...

    Liverpool made it three wins from three for English clubs with a straightforward 3-0 victory over Slovenian outsiders NK Maribor and can qualify by beating Sevilla in their next game...

  • English dept teachers oppose admissions to linguistics

    KARACHI: The Karachi University (KU) administration seems to be clueless on how to end the impasse over admissions to the MPhil/PhD programme in linguistics at the department of English as it has recently cancelled interviews of at least 19 candidates scheduled for Monday (June 8), it emerged on Sunday...

    According to sources, a group of teachers at the English department headed by the chairperson, for some unknown reasons, oppose the...

  • Teenager shatters English County records

    LONDON: Daniel Lawrence broke three County Championship records against Surrey here on Tuesday on a day to remember for the 17-year-old...

    Lawrence, still 75 days short of his 18th birthday, completed his maiden first-class century well before lunch after resuming on 48 not out in Essex’s overnight 266-2, in reply to Surrey’s first innings of 340...

  • Strauss hired, Moores fired in overhaul of English cricket

    “He is admired by the players, his colleagues at the ECB and right across the game and deserves both our deep thanks and the widest recognition for his commitment and contribution...

    “The last year has been a period of transition and rebuilding in which Peter has nurtured new talent, developed new players and laid the foundations for the new coaching structure to build on...

  • After 252 years, English warship to be raised off Uruguay

    COLONIA SACRAMENTO: A sunken English warship, perhaps holding a treasure chest of gold coins onboard, will be raised from its watery grave off the coast of Uruguay after being submerged for some 252 years, a treasure hunter announced...

    The ship, outfitted to wage war for three to four years, may be carrying extensive amounts of gold, as well as barrels of rum and mercury...

  • Govt pays ‘lip service’ to English medium plan

    Some five years ago, the Punjab School Education Department decided that the medium of instruction in all existing public sector schools would be English instead of Urdu...

    The decision was aimed at introducing a uniform education system for all the children by bringing public sector schools on a part with the private institutions in the province...

  • EU envoy at English Speaking Union

    Ambassador Jean-Francois Cautain delivered an eloquent talk at the English Speaking Union Pakistan (ESUP) at a dinner-reception at the residence of ESUP Islamabad president Khalid Malik...

    The topic for the evening was the role of the European Union in international cooperation, including with Pakistan...

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