Eating eggs can protect you from diabetes

It is said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away but now the same statement should be used for eggs as well because eating them daily gives you protection from diabetes.

A study by the University of Eastern Finland shows that eggs are a really useful addition to a . . . → Read More: Eating eggs can protect you from diabetes

Pakistan population growth and regional security

A growing population affects sustainability on many fronts while its associated insecurities pose real threats to a country like Pakistan. In the modern age, increasing consumption and diminishing resources arising from more and more people on the planet is a political and developmental challenge faced by many governments around the globe. World population . . . → Read More: Pakistan population growth and regional security

Youhanabad-vacant shell of a place

(By XARI JALIL) Easter is only a few days away, but far from any preparations, Youhanabad has become a vacant shell of a place, where a deathly calm hangs heavily in the air.

Shoe seller Sheikh Ghulam Mohiyuddin sits cautiously on his wooden bench, swatting flies. No one has come to buy his sandals. “I . . . → Read More: Youhanabad-vacant shell of a place

Woes of public sector education

By Syed Mohammad Ali

 

Contrary to repeated multilateral and national commitments to provide education for all, and despite terming education a basic human right, widespread illiteracy still remains a daunting challenge, especially across the developing world. The increasing reliance on the private sector in providing education is considered to be one major hurdle preventing . . . → Read More: Woes of public sector education

How the Indian students cheat without shame

Cheating in exams is fairly common in the Indian state of Bihar, but new images have emerged which show just how large-scale and blatant the practice is.

Many students smuggled in textbooks and notes into the examination centres despite tight security – and parents and friends were photographed scaling the walls of test . . . → Read More: How the Indian students cheat without shame

Revised textbooks distributed in KP schools

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Text Book Board has prepared and distributed revised textbooks for the upcoming academic year after coalition partners PTI and JI agreed to syllabus changes after months of intense deliberations.

Things of ‘objection’

JI had raised certain objections over the curriculum approved in 2006. The religious party argued “Islamic chapters” had been removed. . . . → Read More: Revised textbooks distributed in KP schools

Case of misplaced judgments

When the moratorium on death penalty was lifted in cases related to terrorism after a period of seven years, many welcomed this development as a much needed response to the Peshawar act. However, there were some skeptical voices who questioned the limited capacity of our judicial system and the high risk of executing people with . . . → Read More: Case of misplaced judgments

Diabetes spreading at an alarming rate in the country

Diabetes is national issue which is emerging at alarming level in continent of South Asia including Pakistan with nearly 7 million patients have been diagnosed so far, said Sir Michael Hirst President International Diabetes Federation (IDF).

Addressing a press conference on sideline of Sanofi 2nd International Diabetes Conference, he said emergence of epidemic was mainly . . . → Read More: Diabetes spreading at an alarming rate in the country

Non-Muslim students to get new Ethics text books in KP

Waking up from a deep slumber after decades, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Textbook Board has begun developing books on Ethics as an alternative subject to Islamiat for non-Muslim schoolchildren in the province.

Currently, Islamiat is not compulsory for non-Muslim students at schools. They can opt for Ethics subject in place of Islamiat.

Ironically, the KPTB hasn’t . . . → Read More: Non-Muslim students to get new Ethics text books in KP

Crisis after crisis

Agriculture serves as the backbone for Pakistan’s economy. The Indus River, the country’s only major river system feeds a network of canals that help irrigate the land and enable the country to produce crops such as cotton and wheat which are the mainstay of Pakistan’s exports. Thus, the fact that Pakistan is speeding towards a . . . → Read More: Crisis after crisis