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  • IBA Karachi, Shanghai University to collaboratively offer finance program

    The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Shanghai University China, agreeing to collaboratively offer a Master of Finance program between the universities in Karachi and China, a notification posted on IBA's website said...

    Dr Iqbal was accompanied to Shanghai by Dr Nasir Afghan, Assistant Professor and Director MBA Program at IBA...

  • Unrecognised program: Comsats degree Students seek award of dual degrees

    Examine: HEC says Comsats dual degree ‘worthless’The students who qualified for the degrees demanded they should be awarded degrees as per the decision of Senate Standing Committee on Science and Technology...

    The HEC has been claiming that Comsats had started this programme without getting prior permission from the HEC and the Pakistan Engineering Council...

  • IAAF clears Paula Radcliffe, defends its blood testing program

    The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said Radcliffe “was hounded remorselessly in the media for several weeks until she felt she had no option but to go public in her own defence”...

    Radcliffe, who retired after this year's London Marathon, made a public announcement denying cheating after a British parliamentary committee member made comments that appeared to implicate her...

  • India's government restores funding for HIV-AIDS program

    NEW DELHI: India's federal government says it will restore funding to the country's HIV-AIDS program months after it cut its contribution and asked regional governments to fill in the gaps...

    Nadda said late Tuesday the government was committed to combatting HIV-AIDS and that the federal government would resume fully funding India's National AIDS Control Program...

  • US rebel training program 'nuts,' ex-Pentagon chief says

    WASHINGTON: A doomed US plan now on hold to train Syrian rebel fighters outside the country to fight the Islamic State was "nuts," former defense secretary Robert Gates said...

    President Barack Obama's administration has suspended its $500 million train and equip effort in the latest embarrassment concerning a Syria strategy that has stumbled from one setback to the next
  • Obama hits out as Republicans seek to halt Syria refugee program

    "His comments came as House Speaker Paul Ryan called for a "pause" in the Syrian resettlement scheme, joining more than half of state governors urging Obama to suspend the program and fully review the vetting process to ensure that would-be attackers do not slip into the country as refugees...

    "Some Democrats shared similar views, including senior Senator Chuck Schumer who acknowledged it might be "necessary" to pause the program amid...

  • NASA program to track greenhouse gas canceled by Trump admin

    A NASA program that cost $10 million per year to track carbon and methane, key greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming, has been cancelled, a US space agency spokesman said on Thursday...

    The end of the program — called the Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) — which tracked sources and sinks for carbon and made high-resolution models of the planet's flows of carbon — was first reported by the journal Science...

  • Langer rules out international jobs to stay in WA

    SYDNEY: Former Australia Test batsman Justin Langer ruled himself out of the running for the England and India coaching jobs by signing a two-year contract extension with Western Australia on Tuesday...

    “I am flattered to be associated with potential international coaching opportunities but the timing isn’t right for my family,” he added...

  • Doctors leaving govt jobs to join international organisations

    PESHAWAR: More and more doctors, especially those in the management cadre, are leaving the provincial health department for jobs abroad or with international organisations over bleak chances of promotion home, say sources...

    The sources said many senior doctors from the management cadre had left for international organisations for monetary benefits and better chances of exposure and career growth despite a keen desire to serve the...

  • Creating the right kind of jobs should be the priority for Pakistan

    In an evolving world of work— the rapid creation and destruction of jobs— the issue of unemployment has acquired centrality in the development process and has led to the question of whether jobs, or workers, should be protected?Looking from an egalitarian perspective, the welfare of millions revolves around four things: full employment (including self-employment), fair wages, reasonable prices and an accelerated programme for community...

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