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April 22, 2018 2:07 AM Crackdown on PTM activists ahead of Lahore rally

LAHORE: In the wake of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement’s (PTM) resolve to stage a rally at Mochi Gate here on Sunday (today), police launched raids late on Saturday and arrested several leaders of the PTM, Awami Workers Party (AWP) and Pashtun students from a local hotel and Punjab University. As the news of the arrests spread through social media, protests

April 22, 2018 12:00 AM 253 graduating students conferred degrees in 116th convocation of Comsats

Islamabad: The 116th convocation of Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) was held on Saturday at CIIT, Wah Campus. During the Convocation, degrees were conferred to 253 graduating students of Wah Campus at undergraduate and graduate levels in the discipline of Management Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science

April 20, 2018 12:00 AM Tiny fly blows bubbles to cool off: study

PARIS: Humans sweat, dogs pant, cats lick their fur. Animals have adopted an interesting array of techniques for regulating body temperature through evaporation. But for ingenuity, the Latrine blowfly may very well take the cake. To cool down, it blows bubbles with its stomach juices through its mouth, and then sucks them back in, scientists revealed 5

April 14, 2018 12:00 AM Girl student drowns in Ravi

LAHORE: A girl student of MBA finance drowned in the River Ravi after falling from the bridge in ambiguous circumstances on late Friday night. The victim was a student at a university in Faisalabad. Reportedly, she had come to meet her friend Ali Shan, a student of engineering in Lahore. Later in the night, both were crossing the Ravi Bridge on foot due to congestion

April 14, 2018 12:00 AM Which came first: the people or the sweet potatoes?

TAMPA: The bulbous, colorful sweet potato has long been seen as an artifact of mankind´s first ocean voyages, ferried from its home in South America all the way to Polynesia centuries ago. But a controversial new study Thursday questions that assumption, using the most extensive genetic analysis yet to suggest that the sweet potato was widespread on Earth 1

April 14, 2018 12:00 AM SMIU’s students of Internationl Leadership will visit Turkey

Karachi: A delegation of SMIU’s International Leadership Program (ILP) will visit Turkey from 15h to 21st April 2018. The group is comprised of 28 female and male students and 8 faculty and staff members. The delegation will leave for Turkey on Saturday night. During their visit to Tureky the delegtion of SMIU will visit six major universities of Turkey 7

April 13, 2018 12:00 AM Night owls risk dying younger, should sleep in

PARIS, France: People who stay up late and have to drag themselves out of bed are likelier to die younger than those who rise and set with the Sun, researchers said Thursday. A survey of more than 430,000 people in Britain found that night owls had a 10-percent higher risk of dying in the 6.5-year study period than “larks”.“This is a public health issue 3

April 12, 2018 12:00 AM First four Lahore Orange Train stations to be completed this week

LAHORE: First four metro stations from Dera Gujjaran to Mehmood Booti will be completed during the current week while target has been set for completing Pakistan Mint Station and Nicholson Road Station by the end of next week. Adviser to Punjab chief minister and Chairman of steering committee for Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project (LOMTP) Khawaja 3

April 10, 2018 12:00 AM NAB closes 21 mega corruption cases in three years

ISLAMABAD: Out of 179 mega corruption cases of NAB, almost 21 inquiries and investigations have been closed and the beneficiaries amongst others include Nawaz Sharif, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Younis Babib, Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao and Husain Haqqani. Interestingly, the probe against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and others into alleged illegal appointments 2

April 8, 2018 12:00 AM Student cyclist stuns with Games golds

BRISBANE: Not even cycling aficionados had heard of Charlie Tanfield a year ago, but now the young Englishman is a Commonwealth Games champion with a long-standing world record in his sights. The 21-year-old mechanical engineering student, still technically an amateur, somehow escaped the attention of British cycling chiefs until very recently -- but he can be ignored 1