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  • India takes Al Jazeera off air in Kashmir map row

    NEW DELHI: India's government took Al Jazeera news channel off the air on Wednesday for five days after officials insisted it had repeatedly shown wrong maps of disputed Kashmir...

    An official said the order was made earlier this month over the maps that showed parts of the Himalayan Kashmir region in Pakistan and in China ? an extremely sensitive issue in India...

  • School principal in India charged with sedition over 'incorrect' Kashmir map

    NEW DELHI: An Indian school principal and two others have been charged with sedition for printing an 'incorrect' map of disputed Kashmir, police said Wednesday, an offence technically punishable by a maximum of life in jail...

    The principal was arrested on Monday along with the school's owner and a printing press owner following a complaint by a right-wing Hindu activist, who spotted the map in a school diary...

  • Census road map

    AFTER many months of silence, it looks like the exercise to hold a population census by March may well be on track after all...

    Some serious delays have been encountered, and there was even talk back in August of scrapping the exercise altogether
  • Road map needed

    RESEARCH by the Urban Resource Centre Karachi has established that in the absence of a reasonable transport system a large percentage of women do not work, children often do not get to school, time and costs of commuting in uncomfortable conditions adversely affect the physical and mental health of commuters and increase poverty and domestic violence...

    In addition, it also results in massive environmental degradation, inappropriate...

  • ADB’s road map to help attract investment in mineral sector

    ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has finalised a road map for attracting private-sector investment from both domestic and international investors in the mineral sector of Pakistan, especially in Balochistan...

    The road map, contained in the final report which has been prepared at the completion of a small-scale policy and advisory assistance, has been designed to help the federal government and Balochistan manage and...

  • Wrong map: PU teacher suspended

    LAHORE: Punjab University’s Institute of Education and Research (IER) Assistant Professor Dr Abida Nasreen has been suspended from service for three months for publication of wrong map of Pakistan on a flex...

    PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran on Monday took notice of the publication of wrong map of Pakistan on a flex in which Azad Kashmir was not shown part of the country...

  • Myanmar's startups map past, shape future with virtual reality

    Gasps echo across the hall as the Myanmar school kids trial virtual reality goggles, marvelling at a device that allows some of Asia's poorest people to walk on the moon or dive beneath the waves...

    “In Myanmar, we can't afford much to bring students to the real world experience,” beamed Hla Hla Win, a teacher and tech entrepreneur taking virtual reality into the classroom
  • India’s inter-ministerial committee recommends taking Al Jazeera off air in map row

    According to sources it quoted, the issue had come to the notice of the I&B ministry that on repeated occasions the channel had showed a wrong map of India in some of its broadcasts in 2013 and 2014, after which the matter was referred to the Surveyor General of India (SGI)...

    The SGI said that a portion of Indian territory, often a reference to Kashmir, has not been shown as a part of Indian territory in some of the maps...

  • More than lines on a map

    Isn’t it time for GHQ to pause and ask itself how it can tell one group apart from the other when each is committed to the enforcement of the narrowest, most obscurantist, and often divisive view of religion?If the CPEC is going to be more than mere red, blue or whatever coloured lines on a map, the fight against terror will have to be fought in tandem on many fronts by all state institutions and every citizen...

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