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  • Student detained for links with TTP after campus violence

    LAHORE: With the Punjab University suspending 29 students from various departments for their alleged involvement in violence on its campus last month, the intelligence agencies have taken into custody a student for his “links with the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)”...

    This is a clear message to them that they will not be spared if they get involved in violent activities on campus in future,” he said...

  • One student dies, over hundred injured in Nairobi campus stampede

    NAIROBI: A Kenyan student died and more than 100 others were injured as they fled after a electrical explosion triggered fears that their campus was being attacked before dawn on Sunday, officials said...

    Students jumped from windows at their University of Nairobi residence halls or rushed out in a stampede that underlined growing tensions just over a week after Islamist gunmen stormed another university campus, killing 148 people... ...

  • Campus cricket begins

    KARACHI: The Red Bull Campus Cricket, a platform for up-and-coming cricketers, began in Pakistan and the rest of the subcontinent from Wednesday...

    The added cities will enable the campus to reach out to more players, engage more universities and thus discover the hidden gems in Pakistan...

  • Pakistan beat India again in World Finals of Campus Cricket

    COLOMBO: Jinnah Government College of Karachi cruised to a thumping seven-wicket victory over Marathwada Mitra Mandal College of Commerce, Pune (MMCC College) on the opening day of the World Finals of Red Bull Campus Cricket recently...

    Red Bull Campus Cricket is an annual international T20 (20-over) tournament for college cricket teams, providing a platform for young talent to play on a world stage and make their way into...

  • FOOTPRINTS: A CAMPUS HELD HOSTAGE

    The protests continued to become more and more serious as, besides the issue of suspensions and expulsions, students heaped up a list of many more demands, eventually resulting in a shutdown of the campus on Oct 3...

  • Extremist minds on campus

    IRRESPECTIVE of who had put it forth, the proposal to securitise educational campuses is a terrible idea...

    Hopefully, it won’t be approved as it would add to our past failures to effectively deal with the country’s education and security affairs
  • Campus violence: IJT version

    THIS refers to the article ‘Spirit of the arts lobby’ ( May 9) by Abbas Nasir...

    That the piece was biased is quite obvious given Mr Nasir’s active involvement in the left-leaning politics of that era
  • Guns on campus

    The KP government decided that employees of educational institutions would be allowed to carry arms on campus, and though it backtracked after vociferous opposition, over the past months several sessions have been held in different cities where law-enforcement authorities put guns in hands that ought to have been holding books...

  • 15 teams qualify for second round of Campus Cricket

    KARACHI: The first round of the Red Bull Campus Cricket ‘citywise matches’ ended on May 5 during which it covered seventeen cities and eighty five campuses...

    The winning teams from each city will now proceed to the next round of Campus Cricket ‘Regional Finals’ that starts from mid May...

  • Panic at Urdu university campus as student groups clash

    The brawl spread fear and panic on the campus and many students, especially women, locked themselves in classrooms while hundreds of others made a run towards the basement...

    Apparently, ethnic student groups are involved in the brawl but our investigation is underway,” said Campus In-charge Professor Dr Salman D...

  • Militants on campus

    Students linked to extremist outfits have in the past been picked up from varsities in Punjab while more recently, a public university in Islamabad was accused of promoting a sectarian doctrine on campus...

    Whatever the cause, the state — with the help of academia — needs to address the issue of extremism on the campus before more space is lost to fanatical, murderous ideologies...

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