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Telenor Invents A New Way of Minting Money

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When businesses go unchecked by authority and making money becomes the only goal, companies will do any possible thing to empty the pockets of customers, without considering the long-term consequences of their deeds. One such example is SMS based trivia quizzes, which every telecom company is playing with.Going to next level, Telenor is sending SMS to its customers to win as much as half kg of gold for free in its "Sonay ki Jeet" contest, which could potentially mislead customers by…Read More

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PSQCA role vital to ensure goods quality

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The substandard preparation of goods would not be tolerated in any case and He said that strict laws and capital punishment are under consideration for the manufacturers of counterfeit and unregistered products.Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Mir Changez Khan Jamali, issued this warning during his visit to Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA), head office here last week.The minister categorically rejected any compromise on quality control issue…Read More

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High urea prices cease heavy wheat export chances

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan is expected to produce 24 million tons wheat this year, only one million less than the set target, however, the sky-high prices of urea forced the farmers to use this basic agri input for the crop about 50 per cent in quantity, otherwise the crop volume could have been over 28 million tons comforting the cash-strapped government to import over five million tons against heavy foreign exchange.As far as year 2012 is concerned there would not be any wheat flour shortage…Read More

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IT industry tops Pakistan 100 business Index

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan’s IT industry has been showing a tremendous performance in terms of fastest business expansion, revenues growth and employment generation in the short period of time.This is evident as number of companies offering software services and products, computer networking and development solutions are leading the Pakistan 100 business index’.These companies have gained a limelight and secured positions in the recently announced Pakistan100 index’ of AllWorldNetwork for…Read More

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IEEEP highlights Pak potential for wind, solar energy

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The 27th Multi-Topic Symposium organised by Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has recently concluded highlighting the needs for renewable energy in order to overcome the persistent energy crisis in Pakistan.Tahir Saleem, Chairman IEEEP Karachi centre, briefed the audience about the recommendations given in the past based on the proceedings of these symposiums. He was of the opinion that government should pay heed to these recommendations and IEEEP members are…Read More

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NAYS celebrates Muslim Scientists Day

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS), being a pioneer academy of young scientists in Pakistan, while commemorating the Muslim Scientists Day last week, paid homage to Muslim scientists for their prestigious services for science.On that day, the NAYS displayed banners related to Muslim Scientists Day in major institutes across the country. In addition brochures were also disturbed among young researchers to raise awareness about the contributions of Muslim scientists.…Read More

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Pakistan needs to develop tunnel farming

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article image STAFF REPORT FBD: Pakistan is lagging far behind in tunnel farming, while it is blessed with four seasons and could harvest high value crops and can earn a huge amount by investing in tunnel farming."The tunnel cultivation is also helpful for the development of floriculture, which has a vast scope for exports earning reasonable," University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan, while talking to a delegation of College of Physicians and Surgeons…Read More

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Stakeholders show concern over bid to censor Internet

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organisation, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), have expressed deep concern over an attempt by the Ministry of Information Technology to further restrict freedom of expression, creativity and peaceful thought on the Internet by projecting an extensive filtering system that will allow authorities to block up to 50 million "undesirable" URLs at the national level.The National ICT RandD…Read More

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Agri scientists need to work for knowhow management

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Dr. Muhammad Sharif, Member, Social Sciences, Division, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), has said that agricultural scientists should play their role for the management of knowledge generated from different research and development activities."PARC likes to join hands with International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) in collaboration with provincial agricultural research, extension and information…Read More

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Prof. Atta to visit University of Leicester

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: An inspirational scientist and Fellow of the Royal Society, who became the first scientist from the Muslim world to win the prestigious UNESCO Science Prize in its 35-year history, is to visit the University of Leicester.Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman, Emeritus Professor of the University of Karachi, will meet with the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Sir Robert Burgess, Lady Burgess and members of the university as well as others from the city and county.Since 2006, over 80 Pakistanis have joined…Read More