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Punjab University library turns Pakistan’s largest e-library

Punjab University library turns Pakistan’s largest e-library

Associated Press of Pakistan LAHORE, Aug 16: The main library of the Punjab University, the oldest seat of learning in the Sub-continent, has become the largest e-library in the country with a stock of 65,000 modern books online. Chief Librarian ...

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E Is for Fail: How come schools assign grades of A, B, C, D, and F—but not E?

E Is for Fail: How come schools assign grades of A, B, C, D, and F—but not E?

The school board in Mount Olive, N.J., willget rid of the D grade starting this fall, in an effort to raise the standards for graduation. From now on, any student whose average grade falls below a 70 will simply fail. How did we ...

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University to set up Pakistan’s largest educational data center

University to set up Pakistan’s largest educational data center

ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will set-up Pakistan’s largest educational data center to provide increased accessibility and interactivity to its students and tutors across the country. This is a part of the University’s ongoing efforts of technological transformation of ...

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Japan grants 808 million JPY to uplift Sindh primary schools

Japan grants 808 million JPY to uplift Sindh primary schools

ISLAMABAD: The Government of Japan has extended a grant of 808 million Japanese Yen to the Government of Pakistan for a project aimed at upgrading primary girls schools into elementary schools in Southern Rural Sindh. The official note for the ...

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Pakistani varsity confers honorary doctorate on Saudi King

Pakistani varsity confers honorary doctorate on Saudi King

ISLAMABAD: The International Islamic University Islamabad Saturday conferred an honorary doctorate degree in Politics and International Relations to Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud. The distinguished doctorate degree was conferred on Saudi King in the 9th Convocation of the ...

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Edward Snowden runs for Glasgow University rector

Edward Snowden runs for Glasgow University rector

Whistleblower Edward Snowden is to stand as a candidate for a university post at one of the UK’s oldest institutions, according to a group of students. The computer analyst became a wanted man when his leaks brought to light secret ...

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Yahoo chief apologizes for ‘frustrating week’

Yahoo chief apologizes for ‘frustrating week’

AFP SAN FRANCISCO: Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer posted an apology late Friday for a “frustrating week” experienced by millions of its email service users. “This has been a very frustrating week for our users and we are very sorry,” Mayer ...

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Children learn sexism at school – so that’s where we should begin to fight it

Children learn sexism at school – so that’s where we should begin to fight it

A survey conducted by Girlguiding UK reveals the shocking truth about the sexual harassment and sexism that girls experience: not just that there is so much of it, but that it happens at school High-profile cases in Rochdale and recent ...

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Take a book, leave a book: tiny libraries thrive in US

AFP WASHINGTON: Technology has given readers new ways to curl up with a good book, but the latest trend in Washington is surprisingly old-school: “little libraries,” stuffed with paperbacks, cropping up on front lawns. There’s no card catalogue or late ...

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