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  • Plea against 20pc reduction in pvt schools’ fee disposed of for being infructuous

    KARACHI: Provincial authorities on Wednesday informed the Sindh High Court that a new notification had been issued to provide 20 per cent concession to parents in school fees for the months of April and May after amending the rules...

    On Wednesday, Additional Advocate General-Sindh (AAG) Ghulam Shabbir Shah filed statements along with copies of two notifications issued by the Sindh School Education and Literacy Department and the...

  • LITBUZZ: ‘GLORIOUS AND UNUSUAL NOVEL’ WINS WALTER SCOTT PRIZE

    With his recent book Days Without End, Irish playwright, novelist and poet Sebastian Barry has become the first two-time winner of the Walter Scott prize for historical fiction...

    The Walter Scott prize is awarded annually at the Borders book festival to the best United Kingdom, Irish and Commonwealth novel set in a period at least 60 years ago...

  • Astronaut Scott Kelly to break US spaceflight record

    MIAMI: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) astronaut Scott Kelly will Thursday set a new record for the longest single stretch of time spent in space by an American, with 216 consecutive days at the International Space Station...

    Kelly's twin brother, Mark, is taking part on Earth to help scientists compare any genetic changes they see in Scott while in space...

  • Damon advocates Oscar for Ridley Scott

    PALM SPRINGS: Matt Damon launched a bold new phase of Oscar campaigning for his “The Martian” director on Saturday, telling a crowd that Ridley Scott has “given more than enough to cinema” over his career to deserve an Academy Award...

  • Scott Morrison is new Australian PM after bitter coup

    Scott Morrison was installed as Australia's seventh prime minister in 11 years on Friday after a stunning Liberal party revolt instigated by hardline conservatives unseated moderate Malcolm Turnbull...

    "My course from here is to provide absolute loyalty to Scott Morrison," Dutton, who Turnbull accused of bullying and intimidation in the move to knife him, said in brief comments afterwards...

  • Incredible Scott split helps Britain to medley relay gold

    GWANGJU: Duncan Scott swam the second-fastest relay split of all time in the anchor leg of the men’s 4x100m medley on Sunday, overhauling his US and Russian rivals to secure gold for Britain and deny Caeleb Dressel a seventh world title in Gwangju...

    Scott plunged into the pool with ground to make up on the United States after Dressel opened up a lead for Nathan Adrian with a typically blistering butterfly leg, with Russia also...

  • Dutch company to acquire Engro Foods Ltd

    KARACHI: A Dutch dairy cooperative is set to buy out food giant Engro Foods Limited with an investment of around $460million, in what would amount to the largest private sector takeover by a foreign firm in the country's history...

    FrieslandCampina International Holding BV intends to acquire a 51 per cent stake of Engro Foods Limited, one of the largest listed companies at the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), a notification on the bourse's...
  • AGP Ltd raises Rs2.8 billion

    KARACHI: AGP Ltd, a pharmaceutical company in the fold of OBS Group, has raised Rs2...

    At the gong-ringing ceremony at the PSX on Monday that signalled the start of trading of company’s stock, AGP Ltd share price quickly hit the upper circuit of 5 per cent to take the stock price to Rs84, from the offered price of Rs80 a share...

  • Racism to peace prize: Woodrow Wilson’s legacy on display

    PRINCETON: Kristen Coke and Jameil Brown enrolled at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs at Princeton University not knowing much about the school’s namesake aside from his oft-touted positive accomplishments, from the changes he made as the university’s president to elevate the school’s stature to his progressive record during his two terms as a US president...

    Now seniors, both students were among...

  • Motor racing: Wilson's death triggers calls for IndyCar safety review

    The death of British IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has once again raised questions about the safety of motor racing and prompted calls for the introduction of closed cockpits...

    IndyCar officials announced on Monday that Wilson had died from severe head injuries he suffered in a crash at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania, the previous day...

  • Ireland won’t be overawed in Lord’s Test: Wilson

    LONDON: Ireland wicket-keeper/batsman Gary Wilson insists his side will be determined not to get overawed when they play England in their country’s Test debut at Lord’s...

    Playing at Lord’s has given many great players stage-fright in the past and Wilson urged his team-mates not to get intimidated by the hallowed venue’s unique atmosphere...

  • Tour de Sindh riders reach Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: Tour de Sindh cycle race partcipants were greeted with a warm welcome when they reached Hyderabad on Monday ...

    The cyclists paddled their way to University of Sindh, Jamshoro where Vice Chancellor Prof...

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