Daily Archives: October 18, 2011

Five soldiers dead in Philippine clash

Five Philippine soldiers were killed and six others wounded in a clash with the country’s largest Muslim guerrilla group on Tuesday, the military said.Fighting erupted at dawn between a military special forces

Prisoner swap boosts Mideast peace hopes

World leaders voiced hope Tuesday that the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit after more than five years in Hamas captivity would boost the Middle East peace process and ease regional tensions.

‘Indian bomb probes wrongly target Muslims’

A recently retired judge from the Indian Supreme Court has launched a blistering attack on the country’s police, accusing them of falsely implicating local Muslims in bomb attacks. Markandey Katju, who retired

UN must act: Nobel peace laureate

Yemen’s Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkul Karman said the UN must act “immediately and decisively” to halt a deadly government crackdown on protesters calling for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to resign. Karman


Foundation University holds convocation

As many as 210 graduates of the Engineering and Management Sciences of the Foundation University were awarded degrees in a convocation held here on Tuesday. Foundation University Islamabad (FUI) Chancellor and Secretary

Adios PCOs!

If we look back say eight to ten years from now, we could see a thriving business of public call offices (PCOs). But with the widespread use and people’s dependence on cellular

French cultural consular lauds NUML’s role

French Cultural Consular to Pakistan Frederic Bessat visited the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) on Tuesday and appreciated the role of NUML’s French Department. He said the department had been assisting

Workshop on paper crafts begins

A five-day workshop on ‘paper making and paper crafts’ conducted by Dr Anwaar Jehan kicked off at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) on Tuesday. Renowned paper craft artist, Jehan, is

Science olympiads’ winners honoured

The award distribution ceremony for the 7th National Science Talent Contest (NSTC) was held at the Higher Education Commission (HEC) secretariat on Tuesday. HEC Chairperson Dr Javaid R Laghari, presided over the