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  • Educational institutions to stay open as KU, Fuuast postpone exams

    KARACHI: Examination papers scheduled at colleges and universities for Thursday have been postponed due to the Safoora bus tragedy, though these institutions, along with schools, have been directed by the education minister to remain open...

    The universities which have postponed their papers included Karachi University and the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology
  • Over 20 corruption cases of Fuuast referred to NAB and FIA

    ISLAMABAD: More than 20 cases of alleged corruption in the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (Fuuast) have been referred to the NAB and FIA for investigation and to bring those involved in wrongdoings to justice...

    A meeting of the Advisory Committee of Fuuast chaired by President Mamnoon Hussain at the Presidency on Monday was informed that former vice chancellor Dr Zafar Iqbal had been removed for his alleged...

  • Fuuast VC plagiarism report draws educationists’ ire

    Mohammad, the acting vice chancellor of Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (Fuuast), the senate of the university concerned held a long fiery debate on the same issue on Thursday during which some members demanded the VC’s resignation...

    The senate meeting presided over by Prof Sulaiman, the acting vice chancellor of Fuuast, was attended by HEC nominee Prof Ghulam Raza Bhatti, Prof Manzoor Akhtar Tahseen Faraqi,...

  • Russia, EU launch mission to look for life on Mars

    BAIKONUR: Two robotic spacecraft on Monday began a seven-month journey to Mars as part of a European-Russian unmanned space mission to sniff out leads to life on the Red Planet...

    TGO will analyse Mars’ methane in more detail than any previous mission, said ESA, in order to try to determine its likely origin...

  • Kerry on mission to reassure nervous Central Asia

    BISHKEK: US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Central Asia on Saturday for a five-day, five-nation tour of the "Stans," to reassure them they will not be forgotten...

    Concern is mounting in the region that, as the US operation in Afghanistan finally draws towards a close, Washington will lose interest in its landlocked northern neighbours
  • Israel to allow ICC visit on Gaza war mission

    JERUSALEM: Israel is to host a working group of the International Criminal Court as it weighs whether to probe alleged war crimes in the 2014 Gaza war, an Israeli official said Friday...

    The group's arrival “shortly” will be unprecedented, he told AFP on condition of anonymity, saying the visit was intended to show the ICC team “how the Israeli judicial system works”
  • Nato to boost Afghan mission by 3,000 troops

    Nato will boost its training mission in Afghanistan by 3,000 troops, chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday as Kabul reeled from the latest deadly attack on civilians...

    Around half the new troops will come from the United States, and the overall size of Nato's training and support mission in the unrest-hit country will increase from 13,000 to 16,000, he said...

  • Orbital ATK launches eighth cargo mission to ISS

    “Five, four, three, two, one and we have ignition,” said Orbital ATK’s mission control operator, as the rocket’s engines lit up the chilly, gray morning and cheers erupted from spectators near the launch site...

    ” The mission is the eighth for Orbital ATK, which has a $1...

  • India's first all-women naval crew on around-the-globe mission

    A team of six naval officers is starting a historic and gruelling around-the-world mission on Sunday, the first circumnavigation of the globe by an Indian all-female crew...

    The navy commissioned a 17-metre yacht “Tarini” in February for the mission, with the crew kicking off preparations for the voyage in 2014...

  • Abbasi first PM to participate in air force training mission

    ISLAMABAD: In a first for any prime minister of Pakistan, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday participated in an exercise training mission aboard an F-16 aircraft as part of the elite No 9 multirole squadron...

    It was during a visit to the newly established ‘Airpower Centre of Excellence’ at an operational airbase of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in Sargodha when the prime minister took part in the mission...

  • CDA on an unbelievable mission

    ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) chairman, Maroof Afzal, is in a hurry to cleanse the civic body of wrongdoers, but his order that all inquiries against officers so accused must conclude in 15 days met only disbelief in the CDA bureaucracy...

    “An inquiry is underway how a realtor was allowed to add extra floors in one of the biggest commercial buildings in Islamabad...

  • Jahangir Khan unveils ‘rescue’ mission for Pakistan squash

    HULL (England): Jahangir Khan often described as the greatest squash player of all time, has outlined a new plan which he hopes will spark a revival of the sport in Pakistan...

    It involves transforming a situation in which Pakistan, once by far squash’s most successful nation, has had no British Open winner since 1997, nor a world top ten player since 1997
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