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  • FBISE may compensate students for lenghty MCQs

    ISLAMABAD: On the complaints of students and parents, the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) is mulling to compensate first-year students who recently appeared in the mathematics paper...

    The students have been complaining that multiple choice questions (MCQs) of the mathematics paper were too lengthy and could not be solved within the stipulated time...

  • ‘Gwadar to become world’s most modern city’

    QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Secretary Aurangzeb Haq has said Gwadar will emerge as the world’s most modern city after the implementation of its master plan...

    After presiding over a meeting on Tuesday, he said efforts are under way to implement the Gwadar smart port city plan...

  • Younis a ‘modern world great’: David Lloyd

    LONDON: Former England all-rounder David Lloyd has praised veteran Pakistan batsman Younis Khan, dubbing him a ‘modern world great’ for his remarkable and invaluable contribution to cricket...

    Younis, 37, has been earning praise from the cricket fraternity after his unbeaten 171-run knock in the fourth innings of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka, which helped his side to register a historic win by chasing down a target of...

  • World Bank to help build modern water, power infrastructure

    ISLAMABAD: The World Bank has agreed to provide $565 million to Pakistan to help build modern water and power infrastructure and remove supply bottlenecks on an urgent basis at a total cost of $688m...

    The loan agreements were signed on behalf of the government of Pakistan by Secretary Economic Affairs Division Syed Ghazanfar Abbas Jilani while representatives of the government of Sindh and National Transmission Despatch Company...

  • William and Kate: royal parents with a modern image

    LONDON: The birth of Prince William and his wife Kate’s second baby will cap a momentous four years for Britain’s golden couple, completing their journey from student sweethearts to regal domesticity...

    The couple have cultivated an image as down-to-earth parents ever since William drove his new family home from hospital after the birth of Prince George in 2013, his hands-on approach being in stark contrast to previous generations of...

  • Calendar exhibition shows traditional and modern Japan

    KARACHI: The spirit and beauty of Japan was vividly displayed at the Japanese Calendar Exhibition 2016 held on Tuesday, with different facets of traditional and contemporary life in the country depicted in an array of breathtaking photographs...

    Organised at the Japan Information and Culture Centre, around 130 Japanese calendars were part of an exhibition being held every year since 2009...

  • Fisher and the ‘K’s: a history of modern chess

    PARIS: US chess champion Bobby Fischer and the two ‘K’s — Garry Kasparov and Anatoli Karpov — have co-written the modern history of the game, with a chapter devoted to East-West confrontation...

    In the 1970s and 80s, the un-telegenic, cerebral game came alive to capture headlines and become an instrument of Cold War diplomacy...

  • World Corporate Golf comes to Karachi for first time

    KARACHI: With the aim of bringing the corporate sector into the game of golf, the fourth edition of the World Corporate Golf Challenge Pakistan tees off from Sunday with the event being held here for the first time...

    “After three editions in Rawalpindi, this is the first time we are bringing the tournament to Karachi,” tournament director Mohammad Umer Khokhar told Dawn on Friday...

  • REVIEW: Modern Art in Pakistan by Simone Wille

    Any addition to the historical perspective on art in Pakistan is as welcome as an oasis to our sparse and arid desert of documentation and theoretical writings...

    Even before we can initiate the debate on whether the new research is ground-breaking or regurgitated, critical or predisposed, vast or limited, we are compelled to offer a grateful acknowledgement to the author for making it happen...

  • Pakistan Navy making efforts to acquire modern warships: Admiral Zakaullah

    Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah on Wednesday said that efforts were in hand to acquire modern warships...

    Addressing the Pakistan Navy Fleet Annual Efficiency Competition Parade and Award ceremony at PN Dockyard in Karachi, Admiral Zakaullah stressed that the acquisition of Hangor-class submarines would greatly add to the operational capability of Pakistan Navy, said a statement issued by navy...

  • North Korea, Eritrea lead in modern slavery, Pakistan among top five: report

    NEW YORK: North Korea and Eritrea have the highest rates of enslaved people, said a global survey released on Thursday that focused on the roles of conflict and government repression in modern slavery...

    The Central African nation of Burundi also has a high prevalence of slavery, according to the 2018 Global Slavery Index published by the human rights group Walk Free Foundation (WFF)...

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