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  • The new Scrabble dictionary is freaking out traditionalists

    Do these words sound “ridic” (8 points, ridiculous)? Collins, which publishes the official dictionary for the World English-Language Scrabble Players Association, doesn’t think so...

    Some of the additions are new because the concepts they describe are fairly new themselves, like “Facetime” (15 points, to speak with someone over video chat using the Facetime application on a phone)...

  • Multivolume Urdu dictionary set to go online

    KARACHI: When a few years back, research work on the 22-volume Urdu dictionary came to a successful end and its last volume was unveiled, officials of the Urdu Dictionary Board, despite the celebratory atmosphere, knew that the job was not yet finished, as the world of words is an infinite one and so is the scope of technological developments...

    Keeping in view the modern global trends in education, the board earlier this year...

  • Work starts on third Hindko dictionary

    PESHAWAR: The newly launched Gandhara Hindko Academy has initiated work on the third Hindko dictionary along with several other books and publications...

    Published in Dawn, August 24th, 2015On a mobile phone? Get the Dawn Mobile App: Apple Store | Google Play...

  • Balochi dictionary launched

    QUETTA: The first comprehensive Balochi dictionary was launched here on Sunday...

    The Chief Editor of the dictionary is renowned author Mir Jan Mohammad Dashti, a former chairman of the Balochi Academy...

  • Data Science Lab in Pakistan makes Urdu-Hindi Dictionary

    The Data Science Lab (DSL) at Lahore’s Information Technology University has made an application called the Urdu-Hindi Dictionary which can help overcome this language barrier and offers a powerful custom search that will enable you to find the translation of any word in Arabic, Urdu, Hindi or English...

    “Due to its popularity, Roman Urdu and Roman Hindi is emerging as a language so the Urdu-Hindi Dictionary has a lot of potential,”...

  • ‘Misinformation’ chosen as word of the year by Dictionary.com

    NEW YORK: Misinformation, as opposed to disinformation, was chosen on Monday as Dictionary...

    Jane Solomon, a linguist-in-residence at Dictionary, said in a recent interview that her site’s choice of “mis” over “dis” was deliberate, intended to serve as a “call to action” to be vigilant in the battle against fake news, flat earthers and anti-vaxxers, among other conduits...

  • Mobile phone, internet services suspended in Karachi today

    KARACHI: Mobile phone and internet services will remain suspended in Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur on Friday [today] for 12 hours on advice of the law enforcement agencies as a security measure for Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH), officials said...

    Traffic planThe Karachi traffic police issued a detailed traffic plan for Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH) processions suggesting alternative roads to commuters using the routes of the processions...

  • 60 Karachi areas become ‘hot spots’ for mobile phone snatching

    KARACHI: The Citizens-Police Liaison Committee has identified 60 places in the sprawling metropolis where incidents of street crimes, particularly snatching of mobile phones, have increased alarmingly, it emerged on Sunday...

    It contained names and locations of the 60 areas — in all six Karachi districts — which have been declared ‘hot spots’ for mobile phone snatching and theft...

  • Police's anti-mobile phone snatching unit arrests two shopkeepers from Karachi market

    Police and Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) Monday conducted a joint raid in the electronics market situated in Karachi's Saddar area and claimed to have arrested two "facilitators of street criminals," said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mohammad Farooq Awan...

    Awan, head of the Anti-Mobile Phone Snatching Cell, said in a press conference that the raiding team detained two shopkeepers and seized multiple devices from...

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