Pakistan’s two cents to the Higgs Boson Particle

KARACHI: Few Pakistanis know what the Higgs boson is and even fewer realise that some of the earliest theoretical groundwork that led to this discovery was laid by Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate, Dr Abdus Salam.

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Young doctors willing to return if their conditions are met

Contrary to the official announcement in Lahore overnight that the Young Doctors’ Association (YDA) has called off its strike, no striking doctor resumed work in the three Punjab government-run hospitals in Rawalpindi on Thursday.

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Travel Destination – Multan City

Located smack in the middle of orchards, wheat fields, a desert and a flowing river is Multan- the great melting pot of history. The old walled city with its fort, congested streets, ancient buildings and shrines melds gradually into a modern bustling city complete with its flyovers, excellent restaurants, entertainment centers and markets. Multan in . . . → Read More: Travel Destination – Multan City

The madness of Religion

By Nadeem F. Paracha

On Wednesday, 4th of July, a frenzied mob broke into a police station in Bahawalpur (South Punjab). The mob’s target was a ‘malang’ (vagabond), the sort that have been found in and around numerous shrines of Sufi saints in the sub-continent for centuries.

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Revolutionary breakthrough in bio- robotics- Biomechanical legs

Scientists in the United States say they have made the world’s most advanced pair of biomechanical legs, bringing the goal of human-friendly household robots a bit closer.

About half the size of their human counterparts, the legs are the first to mimic walking in a biologically accurate, energy-efficient manner, say the researchers.

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Pakistani students to participate in Asian Shell Eco-Marathon in Malaysia

The Asian Shell Eco-marathon, a competition held annually by Shell in Europe, the Americas and Asia, inviting students from all over the world to “design, build and drive the most energy-efficient car” got underway in Kuala Lumpur  on Thursday.

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Apple to build a smaller, cheaper iPad

Apple Inc. plans to debut a smaller, cheaper iPad by year-end, two people with knowledge of the plans said, to help maintain dominance of the tablet market as Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. prepare competing hand-held devices.

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FIFA allows Muslim women footballers to wear the headscarf

A ban on the use of the Islamic headscarf, or hijab, for Muslim women footballers was lifted by the sport’s rulemakers on Thursday.

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One case against Nawaz Sharif cleared by NAB

Official documents obtained by The Express Tribune reveal that at least one case against Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has been closed. The revelation runs contrary to the statement of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) spokesperson, who claimed the bureau had not closed a single case against the Sharif brothers.

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