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  • Horrifying memories of APS attack impede survivors’ studies

    PESHAWAR: After one year of the horrific attack on the Army Public School (APS), Peshawar, many surviving students find it hard to concentrate on their coursework as the gory incident keeps flashing back in their minds to distract them from studies...

    Another major surgery would be conducted on Dec 20 in Lahore, he said...

  • TAPI gas pipeline investors to spend $200m on studies

    ASHGABAT: Share­holders of a planned gas pipeline connecting Turk­menistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India (TAPI) agreed on Thursday to invest $200 million in studies and engineering for the $10 billion project...

    “We will use these funds to carry out various studies, preliminary engineering, environmental design and various research of the route,” Turkmenistan’s Deputy Prime Minister Yagshygeldy Kakayev told reporters in the Turkmen...

  • Scientists warn plant knowledge lost as botany studies drop

    MOUNT IDA: Scientists are warning that the plant world could become a virtual mystery in the coming decades as college students increasingly shy away from studying botany and universities across the US shutter their long-standing collections of plant species...

    Since 1988, the number of research universities offering botany degrees has dropped by half, according to National Science Foundation research funding statistics
  • Underground water reserves being sucked dry: studies

    WASHINGTON: Human activity is leading to the rapid draining of about one-third of the planet’s largest underground water reserves and it is unclear how much fluid remains in them, two new studies have found...

    “What happens when a highly stressed aquifer is located in a region with socioeconomic or political tensions that can’t supplement declining water supplies fast enough?” said Alexandra Richey, the lead author on both studies... ...

  • Vietnam studies making use of idle dollars, gold

    HANOI:How to mobilise idle foreign currency and gold from locals to invest in business and production has become a hot issue recently, with the government once again asking the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) to consider proposals...

    At a working session with SBV last week, government office chairman Mai Tien Dung said the prime minister has asked SBV to study a more appropriate interest rate policy to encourage local US dollar holders to...
  • USAID-funded centre for advanced studies in water inaugurated

    HYDERABAD: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) mission director Jerry Bisson and his deputy Denise Herbol, along with Sindh Minister for Education Jam Mehtab Dahar inaugurated the US-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Water at the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) on Thursday...

    Citing the multidimensional and multifaceted water-related challenges being faced by Pakistan, the minister...

  • UN agency, varsity set up centre for refugees studies

    QUETTA: The United Nations High Commission for Refugees and the Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (Buitems) signed an agreement on Wednesday for establishing a ‘Centre for Refugees and Migration Studies (CRMS)’ where training for teachers and opportunities for entrepreneurship/business studies for students will be ensured...

    Pakistan has been generously hosting refugees for...

  • Bioequivalence studies centre opens at KU

    The minister was delivering an address at the opening ceremony of the Centre for Bioequivalence Studies and Clinical Research at the ICCBS...

    He described Pakistan-China economic corridor as an initiative that would change Pakistan’s destiny...

  • Gender based studies project launched

    To support gender and women’s studies, a project was launched at the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) under the Gender Equity Program (GEP) of the Aurat Foundation...

    Orientation workshops will be conducted over 15 months which will be aimed at strengthening the university’s Gender and Women’s Studies Department and help it in conducting research-based studies...

  • Afghan university unlikely host for women's studies programme

    KABUL: A group of Afghan students gathered on the leafy campus of Kabul University this week to embark on an unlikely course - the country's first Master's degree in gender and women's studies...

    Teaching women's studies at graduate level should help spread awareness and send people into the workforce who can promote equality, the faculty and students said...

  • Japanese father kills son over studies

    TOKYO: A Japanese father stabbed his 12-year-old son to death after complaining the boy was failing to study for a school entrance exam, media said Tuesday...

    ” The boy was aiming to enter one of the leading private schools in Aichi prefecture and his father had regularly scolded him over his studies, NHK said, citing people with knowledge of the family...

  • Literary Notes: International Translation Day and Dr Anwaar Ahmed on translation studies

    Translation studies is now considered a discipline that intermingles many disciplines, such as literature, linguistics, semantics, lexicography and terminography...

    It is with a sense of satisfaction that one notes the popularity of translation studies in Pakistan in recent years as a number of Pakistani universities have started courses on translation studies, applied translation studies or similar disciplines...

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