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Diabetes can be prevented by following healthy lifestyle

Leading medical experts at an awareness seminar said here Tuesday that diabetes can be prevented by following a healthy and active lifestyle. The event was organised by Jinnah-Allama Iqbal Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology (JAIDE) in collaboration with Novo Nordisk, here at Allama Iqbal Medical College. The Danish Ambassador, dignitaries, …

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Climate change

Dealing with climate change is a global challenge. The rise in temperature is causing great difficulties – floods, heatwave and earthquakes are all caused by climate change. People around the world are witnessing extreme temperatures. If we don’t fix our current ways of living, we could be permanently damaging the …

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Netherlands seeks cooperation with Punjab in agri, dairy sectors

Ambassador of Netherlands Mrs. Ardi Stoios-Braken called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, here on Tuesday. During the meeting, different matters of mutual interest including promotion of bilateral relations and increase in cooperation in different sectors came under discussion. On the occasion, the Chief Minister said that Pakistan and …

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Separate and unequal

Our Constitution recognises the significance of education. Article 25A (added by the 18th Amendment) provides: “The State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of five to sixteen years…” In Article 37, the Constitution envisages, “the State shall (a) promote, with special care, the educational …

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Surgeons in China transplant a human head on corpse

A human head transplant carried out on a corpse by doctors in China-reported to be the first such surgery in the world-has caused controversy among medical experts. The transplant was announced by Italian professor Sergio Canavero, director of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, at a news conference in Vienna on …

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Is REDD+ mechanism enough to fight climate change?

REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forest and enhancement of forest carbon stock in developing countries) is considered as an emerging global climate policy instrument for the conservation and sustainability of landscapes. Forests are the world’s largest carbon sinks.  REDD+ …

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Children’s access to education is a right

The Universal Children’s Day is celebrated all around the world today (November 20). While today is a day to celebrate children and the recognition of their rights, it should also remind us of our responsibility as adults, governments, and societies to ensure their protection, well-being, and development. We are living …

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Work on Karachi Package phase II to commence on Dec 15

Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has asked the local government department to start work on 14 schemes of the Karachi Package’s phase II from December 15. The cost of the mega schemes has been estimated at Rs8 billion. The CM issued the directives while presiding over a meeting to review …

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