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  • KU decides to remove chairperson of biotech department

    KARACHI: The ongoing tussle between the chairperson of Karachi University’s (KU) biotechnology department and some teachers for the past many years is likely to aggravate in the coming days after the university syndicate recently decided to remove the incumbent head of the department on charges of ‘inappropriate behaviour’, sources told Dawn...

    The decision, they said, was taken in a recently-held syndicate meeting that also decided to...
  • ‘Bureaucratic hurdles hampering biotech growth’

    This was one of the key points highlighted at a press conference held on Monday at the launch of ISAAA (International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications) 2015 report at Karachi University’s Latif Ebrahim Jamal National Science Information Centre...

    Elaborating on the hurdles hampering biotech growth in the country, he said that confusion and lack of clarity on responsibilities assigned under devolution halted the...

  • Nawaz inaugurates Greater Iqbal Park in Lahore, says park not for sit-ins

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday formally inaugurated the Greater Iqbal Park in Lahore and said that the park is not for sit-in as protesters are often on the look out for such venues...

    "We should also post a sign in the park that it is not a place to hold sit-ins, as protesters are often on the lookout for such venues," said the prime minister...

  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • Naran Valley paralysed by heavy snowfall

    MANSEHRA/PESHAWAR: A spell of heavy snowfall paralysed Naran Valley, one of the popular tourist spots in the country, on Sunday...

    Over 1,000 tourists were stranded in the valley and long lines of cars and other vehicles were there on roads blocked by piles of snow...

  • Another symbol of resilience from Swat valley

    He lost not only his arm but also 18 of his relatives as he along with other elders gathered in a mosque were attacked by militants in 2008 when militancy was at its peak in Swat valley...

    Khursheed Alam left the valley as the militancy reached the point where the government had to launch an operation, Rah-i-Rast, against militants...

  • Silicon Valley has become a dream factory

    Once, there was a gaping divide between southern and northern California — between Hollywood and Silicon Valley...

    Silicon Valley is at one of those historic moments when a set of technologies start to work — and to work together — in unexpected ways...

  • Security forces claim major success in Tirah valley

    LANDI KOTAL: Security forces took control on Tuesday of the entire Sipah and Akkakhel areas in Tirah valley after flushing out Lashkar-i-Islam activists from these areas...

    Also read: Tirah valley operation intensifies, 23 soldiers killedThe forces also pressed their ground advance towards the TTP-controlled Kukikhel areas in the valley with fierce ground battles in Dwa Thoe and Zarmanza areas of Kukikhel, Garhai of Kamar Khel, Jabbar...

  • Rajgal Valley’s 90pc area cleared of militants: military

    LANDI KOTAL: Security forces have cleared almost 90 per cent area of the Rajgal Valley adjacent to Afghanistan’s troubled Nangarhar province and troops have taken effective control of important heights, says the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)...

    Security forces had launched the operation on July 16 to clear 250 square kilometres of the Rajgal Valley of militants belonging to various groups, including militant Islamic State...

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