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  • Irfan to give lecture to camp probables

    LAHORE: Fast bowler Mohammad Irfan, who had already completed a six-month ban in the spot-fixing case, will deliver a lecture at the NCA here on Wednesday to apprise the Pakistan probables — who have assembled to begin preparations for the upcoming Sri Lanka Tests — of the dangers pose by spot and match-fixing in the game...

  • McCullum to deliver Spirit of Cricket lecture at Lord’s

    LONDON: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum will deliver this year's Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at Lord's, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) announced Tuesday...

    The lecture is named in honour of the late former England captain Colin Cowdrey, an all-time great batsman who was also renowned for the courteous way he played the game...

  • McCullum to give Cowdrey Lecture

    LONDON: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum will deliver this year’s Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at Lord’s, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) announced on Tuesday...

    The lecture is named in honour of the late former England captain Colin Cowdrey, an all-time great batsman who was also renowned for the courteous way he played the game...

  • Obama makes use of APEC forum to lecture China

    MANILA: US President Barack Obama on Wednesday demanded China end artificial island building in the hotly contested South China Sea, upping the pressure on Beijing at a regional leaders’ summit...

    The annual Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) gathering is meant to forge unity on trade among 21 Pacific rim economies encompassing three billion people
  • Fake captain held after giving lecture at college

    LAHORE: A man who had delivered a lecture at a premier educational institution, impersonating an army captain, has been taken into custody...

    Sajjad Rao went to the Forman Christian College introducing himself as an army captain and ended up delivering a lecture to the students on Feb 17, says a source in a sensitive state organisation...

  • Korean professor’s lecture on writing

    The Islamabad King Sejong Institute in the National University of Modern Languages (Numl) and the Korean Embassy on Wednesday hosted a lecture by a Korean professor on why he writes novels...

    During the lecture titled “Why Do I Write Novels”, Prof Sang-guk Jeon who is a writer and a professor in the Kangwon University, Korea talked about his novels and his writing method...

  • TV channels’ nightmarish Urdu pronunciation and an Urdu pronouncing dictionary

    URDU pronunciation of some Pakistani TV channels is giving nightmares to many, though the owners and anchors of those channels may not even be aware how mercilessly they have been slaughtering our national language...

    Aside from intermingling English words and phrases with their Urdu conversation, these innocent anchors mispronounce many Urdu words, sometime rendering the sentence ridiculously incorrect...

  • Gboard introduces Roman Urdu to Urdu feature

    Google has recently launched its Roman Urdu to Urdu Google Keyboard (Gboard) feature for both Android and iOS...

    pk's (TJ) review, Gboard’s Roman Urdu to Urdu feature is smart and accurately translates Roman Urdu text into Urdu script in real time...

  • Teen Navilet: French in Urdu, or Urdu in French?

    In Columeau’s case, French and its Provencal dialect are his native languages, and Urdu and Punjabi the languages that he speaks with native fluency...

    The cultural gulf between French and Urdu does not split the writer’s imagination, but enriches it in ways that make his work outstanding...

  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • Urdu & courts

    THE federal government has informed the Supreme Court that the prime minister has signed an executive order to make it mandatory for the president, prime minister, federal ministers and other official representatives to deliver their speeches in Urdu the country or abroad...

    The apex court was also informed that federal government departments have been asked to translate their policies and rules in Urdu...

  • Satire lightens up Urdu conference mood on penultimate day

    KARACHI: It would be an understatement to suggest that the session dedicated to the popular humorist and satirist Anwar Masood on the third day of the 8th International Urdu Conference brought the house down on Thursday evening...

    Before unleashing a series of quatrains, Masood described the moment of being in the conference as ‘unfaramoshable’ and ‘unbayanable’ (funny coinage of Urdu words that had English prefixes and suffixes,...

  • Banks to take immediate steps for Urdu

    KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has advised all financial institutions, including banks, to take immediate measures for implementing Urdu as per the directions of the prime minister, said a circular issued on Monday...

    According to Article 251 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the national language is Urdu, and arrangements shall be made to use it for official and other purposes, the circular said... ...

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