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KU warns against ‘misleading’ Facebook page

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KARACHI: Karachi University (KU) has stated that it has no concern whatsoever with a Facebook page seeking Rs500 registration fee for a conference titled ‘Flat Earth’. “The university makes it clear that the page publicising this seminar at KU’s Arts Auditorium on Jan 11, 2019, is misleading. Students and the general public are advised to […]

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KU organises beach-cleaning drive

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The Marine Reference Collection and Resource Centre of Karachi University (KU) in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has organised a cleanliness drive on December 16 at the Paradise Point beach. The drive has been organised under the HEC’s Social Integration Outreach Program. The principal investigator of the centre, Dr Qadeer Mohammad Ali, said […]

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A leaf from history: KU students take a journey through time

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KARACHI: University of Karachi’s history department took the city on a walk through historical events one may not be familiar with as it opened a three-day exhibition at its art gallery where models of architectural wonders, replicas of world-famous paintings, sketches and maps were exhibited on Tuesday. Students from second, third and fourth years put up […]

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Making headway: Book on development communication launched

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KARACHI: Journalist Dr Abdul Jabbar Khan’s book on `Development Communication’ was launched at the Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Thursday, which is the first book written in English on the topic by a Pakistani. A former president of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), Tahir Khaliq, presided over the launching ceremony. The speakers included […]

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‘Vernacular languages and history have a strong link’

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KARACHI: Students and scholars of history were treated to some stimulating pieces of research on language and literature’s connection with history as a discipline on the third and last day of the 25th International History Conference at Karachi University on Thursday. In a session on ‘History of Language and Literature’, presided over by French historian […]

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Varsities media trial opposed

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KARACHI: The Karachi University Teachers’ Society (Kuts) on Monday called upon the university administration to uphold transparency in its affairs and look into the complaints of alleged malpractices and corruption. The meeting of the society’s executive body was held in the backdrop of recent media reports indicating that the National Acc­ountability Bureau (NAB) was to […]

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KU holds moot on challenges for media in coming years

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KARACHI: Good old days for Pakistani media have gone and the coming years for journalists are highly unpredictable in this country, said a moot organised by the students of Karachi University Mass Communication Department. Various challenges to media were discussed on at the seminar held at the Karachi Press Club. Pakistan Press Foundation Secretary General […]

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‘Journalists yet to appear before KU body probing protest coverage fracas’

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Karachi: An inquiry committee formed to probe the manhandling of three media personnel while covering a protest at the University of Karachi (KU) against the high-handedness of Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT) last week, failed to submit its report due on Friday, November 6, because journalists did not cooperate with it, The News learnt. Since the committee […]

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KU admin goes wild, journalists beaten, held hostage

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KARACHI: (Dunya News) – Karachi University (KU) administration on Monday went wild as the female students protested against student body Islami Jamiat-e-Tulaba’s (IJT) highhandedness. As the media covered the protest, the admin went wild and started beating up the journalists covering the story. After assaulting the media, the security officer held the journalists hostage for […]

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Urdu translation of century-old work published

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KARACHI: A highly critical French work on the history of Urdu has been published for the first time in the Urdu language by the Pakistan Study Centre of Karachi University (KU), it emerged on Monday. Titled Tareekh Adabiat-i-Urdu, the book was researched by Orientalist scholar Garcin De Tassy and initially published in the French language […]

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Dr Waheedur Rehman murder case: Investigators seek details of 10 KU students

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KARACHI: A week has passed since the murder of Karachi University (KU) assistant professor Dr Syed Waheedur Rehman but the police have been unable to make any breakthrough. Investigators have, however, sought the details of 10 university students from the KU administration for some clues. Dr Rehman, an assistant professor at KU’s mass communications department, […]

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KU loses second professor in seven months

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KARACHI: The killing of Dr Syed Waheedur Rehman has made the University of Karachi (KU) lose its second professor since September, when the varsity’s Islamic Studies’ dean, Dr Shakil Auj, was also shot dead. Dr Rehman, popularly known as Yasir Rizvi, was an assistant professor at KU’s mass communication department. He was driving his green […]

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Reproductive rights termed human rights

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KARACHI: Reproductive rights are in fact human rights and all stakeholders of society should play their due role in recognition of these rights, said noted human rights lawyer Zia Ahmed Awan on Monday evening. Addressing at a ceremony of launching of a Madadgaar documentary, he said the Madadgaar helpline besides raising voice against the exploitation […]

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KU website hacked

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KARACHI: The official website of Karachi University (KU) was hacked, but data on the website remained safe, said a KU handout issued here on Friday. It added that a day earlier hackers tried to hack the official website of Karachi University and later it was closed down. However, the hackers could not reach the data […]

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