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Lahore Inter result announced
Lahore, Jan 23: Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Lahore, announced the result of Intermediate (Supplementary) Examination 2012 on Tuesday with overall pass percentage of 35.69. A total number of 33,434 candidates appeared in the exam and 11,935 remained successful. Twelve candidates obtained A+, 33 A, 523 B, 3830 C, 6,890 D and 627 E. The result is available on the board's website The new

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PU exams
Lahore: The Punjab University on Tuesday announced that the MA/MSc Part-II supplementary examinations will begin on Feb 13.

The candidates can submit their admission forms and fee till Jan 30.

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Punjab govt scheme: Free UPS follow free laptops
Rawalpindi: After laptops, Punjab government is all set to distribute uninterrupted power supply (UPS) devices to students aimed at lightening up their study tables, during the prolonged loadshedding in summer.

Unlike laptops, for which students were required to obtain outstanding positions (Above 90 per cent marks), the UPS scheme will be accessible to students with marks higher than 55 per cent.

DCO Rawalpindi Saqib Zafar confirmed that initial formalities for the distribution of the UPS devices had been completed, including data gathering of students that had achieved more than 55 per cent marks in Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Part-I and II.

"The project has a wider scope than the laptop scheme as it involves more students. In our first phase, we are all set to distribute 1, 80,000 UPS machines among the qualified students," said the DCO.

MPAs, MNAs and Senators will distribute UPS among students in their respective constituencies, to what political observers said was an attempt to woo people to vote for PML-N in the upcoming elections.

"The UPS devices will not only be used by students but also by their family members and it means pre-poll rigging. The sasti roti (cheap bread) scheme, laptop distribution, Ashiana housing projects and now the UPS drama, all are populist measures," city president PPP Amir Fida Paracha said, criticising the scheme.

Mr Paracha said that billions were being wasted on populist schemes, urging the Supreme Court (SC) to take notice of the wastage of public money.

However, PML-N lawmaker Hanif Abbasi said that loadshedding had already crippled the industrial sector in the country, wishing that at least students should not fall prey to it.

"We will distribute UPS machines among students so that their careers are not ruined by the irritating power cuts. We are proud of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif for his vision to provide UPS to students," Mr Abbasi said.

The UPS machines purchased by Punjab government in this regard have a backup charge of two hours that could be enhanced by attaching extra batteries.

The first distribution ceremony would take place in the start of February in Rawalpindi. Dawn

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Four PhDs awarded at UVAS
Lahore: University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) has awarded PhDs to four scholars in various disciplines. Dawar Hameed Mughal, s/o Abdul Hameed, has been awarded a PhD degree in Physiology. He completed his thesis on "Evaluation of Different Extenders for the Cryopreservation of Buffalo Bull (Bubalus bubalis)" under the supervision of Prof Dr Ijaz Ahmad. Haroon Durrani, s/o SM Zamir, has been awarded a PhD in Parasitology. He completed his thesis on "Seroepidemiology, Zoonotic Potential and Chemoprophylaxis of Leishmaniasis in Dogs and Humans in Pakistan." His work was supervised by Prof Dr Azhar Maqbool. Dr Ali Ahmad Sheikh has been awarded a PhD in Microbiology. Dr Arfan Ahmad has been awarded a PhD in Microbiology under the supervision of Prof Dr Masood Rabbani. His thesis was on "Comparison of Diagnostic Approaches for the Detection of Bovine Viral Dirrhea Persistency in Dairy Herds."

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AIOU admissions
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has started its admissions for the Semester Spring-2013, from Matric to MA/MSc level programmes in different disciplines.

Prospectus and admission forms for Spring-2013 Semester can be obtained from the sale points of University's main campus in Sector H-8, Islamabad, and country-wide Regional Campuses and Coordinating Offices. The admission forms along-with prescribed fee can be submitted in countrywide branches of Bank Al-Falah, Habib Bank Ltd, First Women Bank and Allied Bank and in the nominated branches of National Bank of Pakistan and Muslim Commercial Bank. The news

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AIOU to start Open School System
Lahore: The Allama Iqbal Open University would launch Open School System to provide quality education at the doorstep of every citizen, AIOU Regional Campus Director Aman Allah said.

Talking to the media, he said that AIOU wants to take knowledge to the doorstep of every citizen of Pakistan "which is indeed service to the nation".

He added that for this purpose a new building is being constructed which will be completed this year. He said that a modern library, computer labs and a seminar hall is being constructed to provide better educational infrastructure to students.

Aman Allah said that AIOU has started admission process for Mphil and PhD programmes in the spring semester. Daily times

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Student tortured for refusing tuition
Kasur: The principal of a private school tortured a student of class 9 for allegedly refusing tuition after the school timing.

Farzana, who is also a teacher, told the EDO Education that her 14-year-old son Rizwan was studying at a private school in Krishananagar and the school management forcibly taught him till evening. She said that her son Rizwan fell ill due to substandard food provided in school in the evening two months ago and she withdrew him from tuition. She alleged that Hafiz Basharat, the principal, nurtured a grudge against her son for refusing tuition. On the day of the incident, she alleged, the principal had tortured her son with sticks, fists and kicks. She said that her son was unable to write due to the injuries. She demanded strict action against the principal. When contacted, Hafiz Basharat said that the matter would be resolved soon and he was ready to apologise to the student's parents. The news

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