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RBISE SSC Part-I (9th Class) Annual Examination 2012 result

RBISE announces result of SSC Part-I
Rawalpindi, Aug 17: The Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) on Wednesday announced the result of SSC Part-I (9th Class) Annual Examination 2012.

Out of the total 117,510 candidates, 43,915 were successful.

According to the result statistics, the total number of boys who appeared in the examination was 67,164, and 20,826 of them were successful. Out of the total 50,346 girls, 23,089 were successful. The pass percentage of boys was 31 percent and that of girls 45.86 percent. The overall pass percentage remained 37.37 percent. The candidates can check their results online at

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LGS student excels in Biology Olympiad
Islamabad: Hafsa Shahab, a student of the Lahore Grammar School (LGS), Islamabad Branch, received a bronze medal in the 23rd International Biology Olympiad, which was hosted in Singapore from July 8 to 15, says a press release.

About 236 students from 59 countries participated in the event. Hafsa Shahab was one of the three participants from Pakistan. The three participants to represent Pakistan were selected on the national level through the National Biology Talent Contest. Initially there was a countrywide screening test through which the top 52 were selected and called for a week long training camp at NIBGE, Faisalabad. Based on the result of these 4 tests the students were short listed from 52 to 17 to 9 and finally 3. The results of these tests were tabulated and students that ranked the highest were given medals.

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QAU tops the HEC ranking
Islamabad: The research ranking of Pakistani higher education institutions (HEI) for the year 2011 by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) shows marked increase in research publications of HEIs during last few years with Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad, topping the list with 717 publications in 2011.

The HEC has recently published assessment and research ranking of Pakistani higher education institutions for the year 2011. According to the findings of this academic exercise, Pakistani higher education institutions witness tremendous increase in research publications within last few years. The number of publications has been increased from about 800 in the year 2002 to more than 6,000 in the year 2011 while in 2010 this number was 5000.

These publications were extracted using three global databases i.e. SCI-E, SSCI, S&HCI from Thomson-Reuters web of science. The publications also cover all major disciplines including physical sciences, agriculture and veterinary sciences, biological and medical sciences, social sciences, management sciences and engineering.

The assessment shows that Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, remains at the top while University of Agriculture Faisalabad with 524 publications and Aga Khan University Karachi with 521 publications secured second and third positions respectively. The top three universities are followed by University of the Punjab, Lahore (519 publications), University of Karachi, Karachi (431 publications), COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad (402 publications), Government College University, Lahore (262 publications), University of Peshawar, Peshawar (235 publications), National University of Science & Technology, Islamabad (230 publications) and Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan (210 publications). Since the establishment of HEC in 2002, research output has grown eight-folds.

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Punjab Sports & Youth Festival starts on 25th
Rawalpindi: As part of its talent hunt campaign and to motivate youth towards extracurricular activities, the Punjab government is holding 'Punjab Sports and Youth Festival' in all districts of the province from August 25.

On the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif the festival would start at village level including competitions in nine games as well as declamation contest, 'Qiraat', 'Naat Khwani' and painting competitions among the students. Cash prizes would be given to winning individuals and teams.

Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab for Sports and Tourism Chaudhry Muhammad Zakir, stated this in a meeting held here Thursday. Secretary Sports Punjab Haroon Ahmed, Commissioner Rawalpindi Imdad Ullah Bosal, Divisional Sports Coordinator Sports Festival MNA Muhammad Hanif Abbasi, PML-N leaders Amir Muhammad Khan Tamman, Mehwish, Shaukat Aziz Bhatti, DCOs of Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Chakwal and Attock and other officials attended the meeting.

DCOs of all districts briefed the meeting about the arrangements being made in their respective districts for the festival. MNA Muhamamd Hanif Abbasi said that the festival would be organised in a befitting manner. Party workers, elected representatives and office-bearers of PML-N would make this event a success.

He demanded funds for the installation of floodlights in newly constructed Shahnaz Sheikh Hockey Stadium and the finalisation of cricket ground at Government Comprehensive High School, Dhoke Kashmirian.

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PTCL offer for broadband student package
Islamabad: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has introduced a new exciting offer to upgrade its 1 Mbps student basic package customers to 2 Mbps package without any additional charges, says a press release.

Customers can avail this grand offer without any additional charges till 30th Sept 2012. After the expiry of the promotional period 2 Mbps Student Basic package will be available at Rs1,299. Subscribers who wish to opt out of this offer can call 1236 or email at This offer is valid for all the student basic customers except Broadband student bundle package customers. "Our aim is to exceed customer expectations by offering affordable rates and quality service," said PTCL Senior Executive Vice President (SEVP) Commercial, Naveed Saeed. The news

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