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Ask Google

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A resolution has been submitted in the Punjab Assembly to demand explanation from Google as to why when one types ‘bhikari’ in the search bar the picture of Prime Minister Imran Khan pops up. The resolutions asks for Google CEO Sundar Pichai to be summoned and explain why this happens. Notwithstanding the fact that surely […]

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Cabinet likely to approve ICT talent programme

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LAHORE / ISLAMABAD: The cabinet, which is scheduled to meet on Thursday (today), is likely to approve an agreement for the information and communications technology (ICT) talent development programme between Huawei Technology Pakistan and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) as part of a strategy to boost IT-related exports. Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair the meeting […]

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Technology and development

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From the mastery of fire and crafting of early stone-age tools, to the modern day green technologies, the survival of humans as a species depends upon their ability to innovate and develop new technologies. Throughout history, the strength of nations has been drawn from their knowledge base and their ability to bring it to bear […]

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Radio ki kahani: Abidi for revival of radio listening

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ISLAMABAD: Raza Ali Abidi, arguably one of the most accomplished broadcasters in South Asia, has called for a focus on airing infotainment so as to reintroduce radio listening in the country. The veteran broadcaster and author of a number of books as well as travelogues cited the fast paced nature of broadcasting itself as the […]

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Radio Pakistan to extend its reach across Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD – Radio Pakistan Director General Syed Muhammad Imran Gardezi has said that the state-run organisation is going to extend its reach across Pakistan through new high rangetransmitters. Addressing the staff and artists of the Radio Pakistan, he said that being the voice of the nation, the national broadcaster has played a very significant role […]

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UN panel discusses role of media in development

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ISLAMABAD: To discuss the role of the media in development and the problems faced by journalists when talking about such issues, Bahria University hosted a seminar titled ‘Communications and Development: women in the media, documentary-making and photo-journalism’ as part of the United Nations’ (UN) 70th anniversary celebrations. The seminar was structured around three panels with […]

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Pakistan needs to reverse environmental degradation

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KARACHI: The United Nations secretary-general, Ban Ki-Moon, after witnessing the melting Arctic ice in 2009, remarked: “Our foot is stuck on the accelerator and we are heading towards an abyss.” Shedding light on degradation of the environment, a member of NGO Shehri — Citizens for a Better Environment, Roland deSouza, highlighted the statement to emphasise […]

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Bahria Town all set to enter media

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KARACHI: Bahria Town is planning to make a grand entry into the world of Pakistani media by launching four channels in the near future. As per details, the channels to be launched include News, Entertainment, Sports and Property, The Express Tribune has learnt. Industry experts are terming the entry of Bahria Town into the media […]

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Spanish ambassador calls on IT minister

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ISLAMABAD: Spanish Ambassador Carlos Morales called on the Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecom Anusha Rahman here Thursday. Federal Secretary IT Azmat Ali Ranjha was also present in the meeting. Matters of mutual interest and promotion of bilateral cooperation in IT and telecom sectors between the two countries were discussed, said a press […]

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Radio Pakistan Quetta

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WHERE the acquisition of potentially lucrative tracts of land is concerned, there is never any shortage of takers in this country. Recent decades have seen countless acres of land in cities and even in the rural areas taken over to satisfy the never-flagging demand to either convert its use or parcel it out for sale. […]

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Nature losing battle against real estate development

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KARACHI: Despite rapidly increasing real estate development, a large part of DHA Phase VIII remains untouched by human activities, thus, becoming home to many exquisite species of local and migratory birds. Flocks of birds frequent these areas not just in winter but also in summer. On close attention, you might discover them in the marshes […]

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Auto development plan: Govt looks to enforce global safety, environmental rules

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ISLAMABAD: In order to avoid the threat to human life posed by low-quality locally assembled cars and improve environmental standards, the government will adopt international regulations to address some of the consumers’ concerns. Under the proposed automotive development plan for the next five years, the government will also address the issue of safety and reliability […]

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Creek View and Creek Terraces to destroy environment

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KARACHI: Let’s begin by trying to understand the role of the Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) which was earlier known as the Pakistan Environment Protection Agency prior to the 18th Amendment. The Ministry of Environment, Local Government and Rural Development had delegated functions and powers of the Federal Environmental Protection Agency under section 26 of […]

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‘Moor’, another masterpiece, will be released by Geo Films on 14th

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Karachi: Get ready to watch an another masterpiece by Jami Mahmood which is ‘Moor’, all set to release on 14th of August, 2015, by Geo films with Mandviwalla Entertainment. ‘Moor’ comes across as a film committed to celebrate the stark, spectacular beauty of the rugged terrain. ‘Moor’, which means ‘Ma’ in Pashto, can only be […]

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