PTCL, UBL unveil online bill payment solution

STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has partnered with United Bank Limited (UBL) to introduce an online bill payment service which will enable their customers to pay bills and recharge prepaid services online through credit and debit cards with ease.

According to a statement issued here, this online bill payment service, based on UBL’s internet based cutting-edge payment system, provides PTCL customers with a secure, easy and efficient way to make

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Huawei Launches its Digital Railway 2.0 Solution at InnoTrans 2014

Leading the Way to a Future of Better Connected Railways

BERLIN, Sept. 24, 2014 / PRNewswire / Asianet-Pakistan — Huawei unveiled its new Digital Railway 2.0 Solution at international transportation technology trade fair InnoTrans 2014 in Berlin. The solution’s core components include the Dual-Mode eLTE Cab Radio solution that was jointly developed with Funkwerk AG, and Huawei’s future-oriented GSM-R system. It combines the functions of Huawei’s digital railway 1.0 solution and

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Renewable energy only solution to crisis

STAFF REPORT KHI: National Industrial Park CEO Engr Mohsin M. Syed, who is also the President of Industrial Electrical and Electrons Exhibition of Pakistan, said that it is our utmost desire to end the shortage of electricity in the country as it is regularly inflicting heavy losses to national economy.
He was speaking at the closing ceremony of IEEEP Fair 2014 recently held at the Expo Centre Karachi.
Mohsin said that the IEEEP Fair has been a strong step towards showing policy

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Sustainable agriculture, a solution for food scarcity

Agriculture mainly depends on natural resources such as land, water and nutrients which are becoming scarce due to the intensive agriculture and climate change. Demand of food for emerging population will be increased in future but climate change and ecosystem degradation impose new challenges for agriculture. Sustainable agriculture has an important role to play in preserving natural resources, ability to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and blocking biodiversity loss


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UET centre launches power theft solution

STAFF REPORT PSR: The University of Engineering and Technology’s Centre for Intelligent and Secure Network Research (CISNR) has launched Electricity Theft Solution "electrocure".

A senior official of the Pesco, Malik Asad, was the chief guest at the launching ceremony. Purpose of the event was to provide a platform for presenting the electricity theft solution thus achieved and discussed the economic aspects of electricity theft detection and prevention in the context of

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Home Generators: Solution or a curse…..

Noise pollution, after hearing this first thing comes in your mind…."Aaah NOT again! all those same cause and its effects and all"…am I right ?? So here is a recent news. Noise pollution is updated with its new generation, as noise pollution that is considered to be caused by automobiles, industries etc. In short "old ways" now back in action with its latest version in Pakistan ……here presents "generators". People think of generators as an effective

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Youngest scholar foresees brighter energy solution

STAFF REPORT RWP: Awais Haider has become the youngest scholar to be admitted in the Quaid-i-Azam University’s PhD programme and that too in Quantum Physics.

The 26-year old Awais, who belongs to a middle class from Rawalpindi’s Satellite Town, was too happy to inform this scribe about his selection for Quantum Physics in the QAU.

"PhD is not an end. It is a means to an end. I want to pursue to Germany or the US for further studies and that is possible only through

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Telenor becomes 1st AMR solution provider

STAFF REPORT IBD:Telenor Pakistan has become the largest Automated Meter Reading (AMR) solutions provider in the country with the ongoing deployment of 17,000 smart meters in five cities of Pakistan including Islamabad, Hyderabad, Multan, Lahore and Peshawar.

Automatic meter reading, or AMR, is the technology of automatically collecting consumption, diagnostic, and status data from water meter or energy metering devices (gas, electric) and transferring that data to a central database for

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Solution unveiled for Windows, Mac, Android protection

STAFF REPORT LHR: The new range of solutions from Panda Security, the cloud security company, is now available. Panda Global Protection 2014, Panda Internet Security 2014 and Panda Antivirus Pro 2014 are the names of the three products that make up the 2014 range which, as this year’s major innovation, include multi-platform protection for Mac and Android, in addition to Windows.

Designed to provide complete protection with minimum impact on PC performance, the new 2014 solutions

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Iran offers speedy solution to Pakistan power crisis

STAFF REPORT IBD: Iran has offered an immediate solution to the Pakistan’s prevalent power crisis, which has pulled economy down and crippled general life.Iran Power Plant Projects Management Company (MAPNA), the sixth largest power company in the world, has said that it could bridge the gap between demand and supply of electricity within months.A delegation headed by Hussain Baqri, the head of international communications MAPN said Iran’s installed capacity is 70,000 megawatts (MW) out of

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Agri-biotech applications solution to growing food insecurity

STAFF REPORT LHR: Speakers at an event emphasizes the need for swift implementation of agri-biotech applications in Pakistan in order to meet the food, fodder and fiber needs for the growing population.The event was organized to launch the International service for the Acquisition of Agro-Biotech Application, (ISAAA) Brief 44 by the Pakistan Biotechnology Information Center (PABIC) in collaboration with Govt College University (GCU), Lahore, at the Institute of Industrial Biotechnology,

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Environmental disaster in the making or can Hemp be the solution?

By Helga AhmadOVER THESE past many years, international reports have warned Pakistan over the looming water crisis the country will face, if essential steps to prevent it, are not undertaken.  Periodically the printed and electronic media too reminds us, besides emphasizing the impact it will have on our the food chain.As yet, however, ignored continues to be that our agricultural soil is dying. Massive input of chemical fertilizer over the past many decades without the so essential organic

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Biometric solution for customer ID soon

STAFF REPORT IBD: A local company has demonstrated its biometric solution for cellular companies, capable of validating customers’ identity in real time. Kwick High Tech and Solutions, the only SIMs maker in the country, the requirement which the PTA has mandated all cellular service providers to deploy by February 28s. Kwick has come up with this solution that can be deployed at service centres and franchised points in order to validate the customers’ identity in real time. According to it

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SmartCity offers viable energy consumption solution

STAFF REPORT IBD: Saving energy and in the long protecting environment by installing lights that switch off when not required is the kind of energy-efficient technology Pakistan requires. Schneider Electric’s SmartCity’ tools have such technology solutions to save electricity and energy up to 30%. Schneider Electric operates in more than 100 countries and some 230 cities around the world."Smart technologies can reduce global emissions by 15% and save up to US$900 billion per year in

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Impact of power crisis in Pakistan and the solution

By Iqbal SheikhSELDOM, IF ever, employers and employees (maalik aur mazdoor) agree on anything. They have come together in the face of massive loadshedding in having a common nemesis – WAPDA. This mutual suffering and sorrow has brought them together away from their history of creative antagonism, at least for now. Losing a job in a power loom shed in Faisalabad is just the beginning of a powered slide into hell.We can now add a new fissure, of access to energy, energy haves and have-nots, to

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Solar energy-a solution to crisis

By Muhammad RahimuddinWE ARE fortunate to live in a country that offers a multitude of natural resources yet to be harnessed for their entire potential. Arguably the most important of these, with reference to the present atrocious energy crisis and the intensifying effects of climate change, are the renewable sources of energy.It is imperative that not only the government but also private entrepreneurs take the initiative of harnessing renewable energy sources.The aim should not only be to close

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Telehealth solution for developing countries

THE COMBINATION of medical knowledge with information knowledge is one of the most fascinating scientific and disciplinary breakthroughs of our time and may well lead to cultural changes and new individual and collective attitudes, competences, communication and cooperation in fighting or preventing disease, in protecting or enhancing health and in promoting wellness. As far as health information, health-care, and health communication is concerned, the internet already provides a wealth of

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