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  • Pakistan's right-wing media vs Habib University

    What do right-wing news media outlets in Pakistan and their counterparts in India have in common? They are intolerant of progressive voices, and will go as far as doctoring videos and images to spread hate and fear...

    A recent seminar on religion and culture at Habib University in Karachi earned the ire of certain sections of the local press that doctored images to present a false account of the event...

  • Pakistan’s University of Central Punjab qualifies for Campus Cricket World Finals

    KARACHI: University of Central Punjab, after being crowned as the Red Bull Campus Cricket National Champions 2016, is now all set for the fifth edition of the World Finals that will take place in Sri Lanka from Sept 5-11, 2016...

    College teams from eight countries including Sri Lanka, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Pakistan, South Africa and United Arab Emirates have qualified through their own national competitions with...

  • Pakistan’s university team beat SL outfit

    COLOMBO: Pakistan national campus cricket champions University of Central Punjab (UCP) continued their impressive run in the Red Bull World Finals here when they beat host Sri Lanka’s Business Management School (BMU) in another clinical performance which ensured them a place in the semi-finals...

    Batting first, Sri Lanka’s BMU outfit posted a competitive 170 for nine in the allotted 20 overs...

  • Google to train university students in Pakistan

    Internet giant Google will visit various universities across Pakistan to equip students with modern Google tools and services, Tech Juice reported on Tuesday...

    The purpose behind the events is to help students and primarily developers, designers and bloggers to earn money through different techniques that are the most optimal ones for using Google services...

  • 'IS-linked' Ohio university attacker lived in Pakistan for 7 years: NYT

    The family of Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a Somali student and child of a refugee, who wounded 11 people in a car-ramming and knife attack on an Ohio university campus, lived in Pakistan for seven years before moving to the US with his family in 2014, New York Times reported...

    Federal law enforcement officials said that Artan was admitted to the US in 2014 as the child of a refugee ? his mother ? and before that he lived for seven years...

  • Students protest in Dhaka against tax on university fees

    DHAKA: Thousands of students staged street protests in the Bangladeshi capital for a second straight day on Thursday against a tax on university fees which they say discriminates against private higher education...

    The students barricaded key roads across Dhaka as part of the rally, bringing traffic to a halt in the city of 15 million people, as police looked on...

  • Gandhara International University gets green light

    TAXILA: The government plans to establish the Gandhara International University in Taxila, in an effort to revive the 3,000-year-old Buddhist university of ancient Taxila and make Pakistan a centre for interfaith harmony and Buddhism studies...

    The chairperson of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) as well as the steering committee of the project, Siddiqul Farooque, told Dawn that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had formally approved...

  • Threats to Peshawar university triggers high alert

    PESHAWAR: The police department has cancelled leaves of its staffers deputed at the Peshawar university campus and asked them to remain on duty in view of security threats to the campus, sources say...

    A high-level meeting attended by SSP operations Mian Mohammad Saeed, campus police commandant Mohammad Hussain Khan and army officials on Wednesday took stock of the situation and decided to further strengthen the security...

  • Women’s university celebrates its 12th foundation day

    PESHAWAR: Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar (SBBWU) observed its 12th foundation day with a resolve to provide talented girls of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa an environment where they could prove their mettle in all the fields of higher education...

    The university was decorated with pink balloons and artworks of the students as educationists, government officials and a large number of faculty and students gathered under a white...

  • Saudi university to open driving school for women

    A university in Saudi Arabia has said it will open a driving school for women, in a first for the ultra-conservative country after a ban on women driving was lifted...

    “Princess Nourah University is preparing to set up a driving school in cooperation with the relevant authorities,” the women's university said on Saturday...

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