Violence feared at Punjab University annual book fair

LAHORE:April 24:The Punjab University is all set to organise its annual book fair from April 27 to April 29 after it was initially postponed due to the unrest on campus. However, the faculty and students fear fresh violence.

PU had earlier announced the annual three-day book fair from April 6 to 8, 2017. In this regard, a high level meeting, chaired by PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir, was held to review arrangements.

Spirit of Math’ to cater High-achievers needs

LAHORE:April 24:“Spirit of Math” being a system of after-school programme for high performing students in mathematics has opened doors for bright students in Pakistan. After the successful recognition across the world, this programme is developed to address the critical needs of those students who are looking for an opportunity to study mathematics more deeply with others like them, and for those parents who are looking for an opportunity for their children to be challenged at a global level.

Police term PU teacher’s death murder-cum-robbery

LAHORE:23 April:Lahore police claimed on Saturday to have arrested three suspects involved in the murder of an Ahmadi professor and the Marian Chowk robbery, the video of which went viral on social media a few months ago.
On Saturday, the Anti-Organised Crime Cell (CIA) presented 13 wanted men before the media. Four of them were said to be involved in the notorious robbery at a traffic signal in Faisal Town and three behind the robbery-cum-murder of Tahira Perveen, a retired PU professor.

A true poet... True poetry

Rawalpindi:April 23:‘Yaad Karay Gi Dunya Mushahir Adab and Mustafa Zaidi’, is a compact book on persona and work of eminent modernist poet, Mustafa Zaidi. The book is a research work cum compilation of Syed Nusrat Zaidi, a prominent poet, on life and work of Syed Mustafa Zaidi.

Mustafa Zaidi was born on October 16, 1930 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh (UP), India to Lakhte Hasnain and Binte Haider. His father was a senior official in the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the UP Province, with roots in Meman Saadat, a village in district Bijnor.

Students held for chanting ‘Go Nawaz Go’ released on PM’s orders

LAHORE:April 23: Police took four students and players into custody who had chanted slogan of ‘Go Nawaz Go’ during a ceremony at Railways Stadium in the presence of Federal Minister Khawaja Saad Rafiq but were later released on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's orders.
The arrested youth, who had come from Karachi for trial, were shifted to some unknown location. Later in the day, the prime minister took notice of the arrests and ordered their immediate release.

Academic reforms: UAF, German varsities ink research deal

FAISALABAD:22 April:The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad has signed agreements with two German universities to collaborate in research, academia, capacity building and student-teachers’ exchange programmes.
The first Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) was inked by UAF Vice-Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan and University of Bonn’s Dr Bernhard Tischbein whereas Christopher Willi Conrad from University of Wurzburg signed the second MoU.

Moot to raise professionalism standard concludes

Lahore:22 April:Pakistan Society for Training and Development (PSTD) and the Pakistan Society of HR Management (PSHRM) organised Connex 2017 at a hotel in Lahore.
This event signalled the first ever collaboration of PSTD and PSHRM to present the HR and learning conference in Lahore.PSTD and PSHRM are independent, nonprofit and nongovernmental institutions, managed by honorary Boards of Governors comprised of senior executives and human resources professionals from leading organisations in Pakistan.

Chinese scientists discuss cotton biotech lab at Punjab University

LAHORE:22 April:Scientists from Chinese Academy of Agriculture Sciences (CAAS), China, visited Punjab University’s Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB) to discuss establishment of “Pak-China Cotton Biotechnology Laboratory” at CEMB.
According to a press release, in continuation of the developing strong ties, CEMB and China Science and Technology Exchange Centre (CSTEC), China, jointly organised one day workshop “Pak-China Young Scientists Exchange Programme” at the centre.

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