Hybrid cars, bionic arms amaze people

A hybrid car, a bionic arm and a waste-water irrigation project were a few of the masterpieces showcased at Aga Khan Higher Secondary School’s grand science Olympiad Sunday.

The two-day event was attended by over 5,000 people who were wowed by the 367 projects displayed by the students. The projects were categorised according to subjects . . . → Read More: Hybrid cars, bionic arms amaze people

A match of perfect twists and turns

High-quality batting, real fast bowling, clever legspin, collapses and recoveries plus a few howlers for good measure made for an enthralling encounter

At last, a big game to match the occasion. The World Cup has needed this and the 50-overs game has needed it as well. This was ODI cricket at its most infectious, when . . . → Read More: A match of perfect twists and turns

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2011 SCHEDULE

Cricket Schedule of ICC World Cup 2011. Fixtures of ICC World Cup 2011 has been announced. The first schedule match of ICC World Cup 2011 between India vs Bangladesh begins Feb 19, 2011 onwards. Keep viewing CriSchedule for latest updates on Cricket Schedule and Fixtures of upcoming ICC World Cup 2011.

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In a city where 40 people fight for 1 seat, mass transit is the solution

Out of the millions of vehicles chugging along Karachi’s streets and lanes, only six per cent qualify as public transport. The rest – private vehicles and motorcycles – make up around 80 per cent of the daily traffic. Para-transit or semi-private vehicles like rickshaws contribute to the remaining 15 per cent, said City District Government . . . → Read More: In a city where 40 people fight for 1 seat, mass transit is the solution

Corruption, a necessary evil?

From the very outset, let me be very clear that corruption, kickbacks, facilitation money etc are not condonable; however, being realistic, it cannot be done away so easily through either a law or simply pursuing individuals.

If one takes a rational look at things, financial corruption can be divided into two categories: where money or . . . → Read More: Corruption, a necessary evil?

Do you have what it takes to lead?

Last week we looked at the leadership crisis that is lurking on the corporate horizon. And we discussed the increased spending that is being diverted into human resource to try and avert this crisis. But before corporations can start spending this money, they must know what is expected from a leader and what traits they must . . . → Read More: Do you have what it takes to lead?

NUML’s Confucious Centre tops the world

Islamabad: Of the 300 Confucius centres in 50 countries, the one at National Institute of Modern Languages (NUML) in Islamabad is ranked number one.

NUML’s Confucius Institute was established in 2005 to promote the Chinese language and culture in Pakistan.

It aims to train not only students but also teachers in Chinese by offering dialect . . . → Read More: NUML’s Confucious Centre tops the world

In Buner, hope and a prayer weave a magical web

BUNER: Living with his eight member family, Sajid Ali Khan finally heaved a sigh of relief when he started his own garments and tailoring shop with a UNDP grant. He is one of many recipients of UNDP grants aiming to streamline the livelihood of conflict affected areas in Buner and Swat districts.

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Video clip captures mock suicide missions

PESHAWAR: A young boy dressed in black bids farewell to other children standing in a queue. The boy, around 12 years old, has his face covered with a black cloth. The children standing in the queue appear to be around four to 10 years of age.

After embracing those bidding him farewell, the young boy . . . → Read More: Video clip captures mock suicide missions

Pakistan ranks 10th in human development improvement: UN

Pakistan has been ranked 10th among the countries in terms of human development improvement by the United Nations Development Programme’s 20th Human Development Report 2010.

Those among the 135 countries that improved most in the Human Development Index (HDI) terms over the past 30 years were led by Oman, which invested energy earnings over the . . . → Read More: Pakistan ranks 10th in human development improvement: UN