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

Remembering the Chapel Hill shooting victim

21-year-old Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha was shot in the head alongside her husband and her sister in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on Tuesday. A preliminary police investigation suggests that the fatal shootings were the result of a parking dispute, but the possibility that it was a hate crime has not been ruled out. A 46-year-old neighbor, . . . → Read More: Remembering the Chapel Hill shooting victim

An amazing story of a Pakistani village

This is called ‪#‎Pakistan‬. Tando Somro, a village near Hyderabad is a place where the villagers are contributing a lot to make it an ideal place for its habitants. How? Watch this video.

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The need for a multilingual education programme

WE do have a language dilemma on hand, whether we admit it or not.

I attend a ceremony at a school of journalism in Buffer Zone in Karachi where 49 girls are awarded a certificate for the three-month course they had completed supported by scholarships from donors. The language of the proceedings is English and . . . → Read More: The need for a multilingual education programme

Malala’s tribute to Aitzaz Hasan

Let this be the last time an innocent child loses life due to terrorism. Though our dear country has been a target of terrorism for years, there have been courageous people and youth who have stood up for peace and even sacrificed their lives for their rights.

Think about the story of the brave teachers . . . → Read More: Malala’s tribute to Aitzaz Hasan