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Pakistani scholar inducted into MIT top 35 researchers in the world

Dr. Umer Saif, The MIT award holder Associate Professor, School of Science and Engineering, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Dr Umar Saif has been recognized by MIT Technology Review as one of the top 35 innovators (TR35) in the world.  He is the first Pakistani scholar to have been selected for the prestigious TR35 award in the last decade, says a press release. “The TR35 recognizes the world’s top 35 young innovators that are radically transforming technology as we know it. Their work – spanning medicine, computing, communications, energy, electronics and nanotechnology — is changing our world”, according to MIT Technology Review. Dr Saif has been honored for his work on technologies for the developing-world. Technologies developed by Dr Saif’s research group and startups are used by millions of people in the developing world, especially BitMate, that enhances the speed of Internet in the developing-world using peer-to-peer technology, and SMSall.pk, Pakistan’s largest

Pakistani scholar inducted into MIT top 35 researchers in the world

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="173"] Dr. Umer Saif, The MIT award holder[/caption] Associate Professor, School of Science and Engineering, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Dr Umar Saif has been recognized by MIT Technology Review as one of the top 35 innovators (TR35) in the world.  He is the first Pakistani scholar to have been selected for the prestigious TR35 award in the last decade, says a press release. “The TR35 recognizes the world’s top 35 young innovators that are radically transforming technology as we know it. Their work – spanning medicine, computing, communications, energy, electronics and nanotechnology -- is changing our world”, according to MIT Technology Review.

Scandinavian scientists develop dog 'translator'

  BBC News – Scandinavian scientists develop dog ‘translator’ .

Scandinavian scientists develop dog 'translator'

  BBC News - Scandinavian scientists develop dog 'translator' .

A report on progress made on tax, trade and transparency during the year of the UK’s Presidency of the G8

  UK G8 Presidency Report 2013 – Publications – GOV.UK .

A report on progress made on tax, trade and transparency during the year of the UK’s Presidency of the G8

  UK G8 Presidency Report 2013 - Publications - GOV.UK .

South Sudan rivals to open peace talks

  BBC News – South Sudan rivals to open peace talks .

South Sudan rivals to open peace talks

  BBC News - South Sudan rivals to open peace talks .

Scots awarded New Year's Honours

  BBC News – Scots awarded New Year’s Honours .

Scots awarded New Year's Honours

  BBC News - Scots awarded New Year's Honours .

Innovation in 3D printing through arc welding technology

  Innovation in 3D printing through arc welding technology – Technorati Technology .

Innovation in 3D printing through arc welding technology

  Innovation in 3D printing through arc welding technology - Technorati Technology .

Egypt’s iGDP registers $2.5bn

  Egypt’s iGDP registers $2.5bn – Daily News Egypt .

Egypt’s iGDP registers $2.5bn

  Egypt’s iGDP registers $2.5bn - Daily News Egypt .

New Hepatitis C cure: Should Egyptians breathe a sigh of relief just yet?

Dr Tarek Hassanein via New Hepatitis C cure: Should Egyptians breathe a sigh of relief just yet? – Daily News Egypt .

New Hepatitis C cure: Should Egyptians breathe a sigh of relief just yet?

Dr Tarek Hassanein via New Hepatitis C cure: Should Egyptians breathe a sigh of relief just yet? - Daily News Egypt .

Photos of Eyes Could Be Used to Help Solve Crimes

  Photos of Eyes Could Be Used to Help Solve Crimes | LongIsland.com .

Photos of Eyes Could Be Used to Help Solve Crimes

  Photos of Eyes Could Be Used to Help Solve Crimes | LongIsland.com .

Now 3D-print your chocolate face and eat it

  Now 3D-print your chocolate face for £80 and eat itTechie News .

Now 3D-print your chocolate face and eat it

  Now 3D-print your chocolate face for £80 and eat itTechie News .

Neural Engineering

Neural Engineering  – is a discipline within  biomedical engineering  that uses engineering techniques to understand, repair, replace, enhance, or otherwise exploit the properties of neural systems….

Neural Engineering

Neural Engineering  - is a discipline within  biomedical engineering  that uses engineering techniques to understand, repair, replace, enhance, or otherwise exploit the properties of neural systems....

Bagladesh Army Receives New SP Guns, Metis M-1 Missiles

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handed over the much waited self-propelled ( SP) guns, and Metis M-1 anti tank guided Missiles to Bangladesh Army in Tarmac area at the Dhaka Cantonment. Bangladesh Army entered into a new era with the induction of these artillery. The PM also handed over the PF-98 anti tank weapons made by China and light armored vehicles made by Turkey to the infantry regiment and sound ranging equipment to Locating Wing of the Artillery Regiment. On this occasion, Hasina hoped that the addition of the modern equipment, avant- grade canon and armored vehicles would boost psychological and moral strength of Bangladesh Army. She also said agreements have already been signed to buy modern war equipment including the multiple rocket launcher system which would be inducted in the army very soon. The Prime Minister said that these equipment have been added to Bangladesh Army with tireless and coordinated efforts of the concerned ministries and these are also important steps tow

Bagladesh Army Receives New SP Guns, Metis M-1 Missiles

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handed over the much waited self-propelled ( SP) guns, and Metis M-1 anti tank guided Missiles to Bangladesh Army in Tarmac area at the Dhaka Cantonment. Bangladesh Army entered into a new era with the induction of these artillery. The PM also handed over the PF-98 anti tank weapons made by China and light armored vehicles made by Turkey to the infantry regiment and sound ranging equipment to Locating Wing of the Artillery Regiment. On this occasion, Hasina hoped that the addition of the modern equipment, avant- grade canon and armored vehicles would boost psychological and moral strength of Bangladesh Army. She also said agreements have already been signed to buy modern war equipment including the multiple rocket launcher system which would be inducted in the army very soon. The Prime Minister said that these equipment have been added to Bangladesh Army with tireless and coordinated efforts of the concerned ministries and these are also important steps tow

Bangladesh Deploys Army for Electon Duty

Team of thousands of Army personnel are being deployed across Bangladesh for 15 days from December 26 to try to prevent political violence ahead of next month’s election. The army personnel will work as striking force for co-operation of the civil administration and they will patrol important areas, streets and highways. Initially, necessary number of army will be deployed at the district headquarters where the election will be held on January 5. Later, the forces will be deployed at different points of metropolitan areas, thanas and upazilas in coordination with returning officers. The voting will took place in the 146 out of 300 constituencies, as 154 candidates have been elected unopposed since they were the lone candidates in their constituencies. The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party ( BNP ) and its allies are boycotting the vote to force Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to hand power to a non- party caretaker government that would conduct the the polls. Prime Minister Shei

Bangladesh Deploys Army for Electon Duty

Team of thousands of Army personnel are being deployed across Bangladesh for 15 days from December 26 to try to prevent political violence ahead of next month's election. The army personnel will work as striking force for co-operation of the civil administration and they will patrol important areas, streets and highways. Initially, necessary number of army will be deployed at the district headquarters where the election will be held on January 5. Later, the forces will be deployed at different points of metropolitan areas, thanas and upazilas in coordination with returning officers. The voting will took place in the 146 out of 300 constituencies, as 154 candidates have been elected unopposed since they were the lone candidates in their constituencies. The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party ( BNP ) and its allies are boycotting the vote to force Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to hand power to a non- party caretaker government that would conduct the the polls. Prime Minister

Ban-Ki-moon Calls Sheikh Hasina: Request for more Peacekeepers.

 The prime Minister has given her approval. Bangladesh’s permanent representative to the  United Nations AKA Moment said the troops would set of for the mission by December 28. The UN Security Council immediately wanted deployment of 14,000 troops to South Sudan as the situation there worsened. The Bangladesh Army and  Air Force jointly have taken all the preparations needed to send troops, military plans and helicopters to South Sudan. Thousands of people have died in clashes between the government and the rebels over past several weeks in South Sudan. At this situation United Nations decided to send more troops to secure the humanity. According to the latest update (  November) 98267 soldiers from 120 countries on UN peace keeping missions. Among them, 7968 of them are from Bangladesh, 8298 are from Pakistan. Bangladesh has been sending troops to the UN peacekeeping mission since 1988 and it is only behind Pakistan in sending troops to UN peacekeeping missions. Some 110 Bangladeshi s

Ban-Ki-moon Calls Sheikh Hasina: Request for more Peacekeepers.

 The prime Minister has given her approval. Bangladesh's permanent representative to the  United Nations AKA Moment said the troops would set of for the mission by December 28. The UN Security Council immediately wanted deployment of 14,000 troops to South Sudan as the situation there worsened. The Bangladesh Army and  Air Force jointly have taken all the preparations needed to send troops, military plans and helicopters to South Sudan. Thousands of people have died in clashes between the government and the rebels over past several weeks in South Sudan. At this situation United Nations decided to send more troops to secure the humanity. According to the latest update (  November) 98267 soldiers from 120 countries on UN peace keeping missions. Among them, 7968 of them are from Bangladesh, 8298 are from Pakistan. Bangladesh has been sending troops to the UN peacekeeping mission since 1988 and it is only behind Pakistan in sending troops to UN peacekeeping missions. Some 110 Banglades

Cheap Method has been Invented to Test Formalin

Recently a cheap method has been invented to test formalin and toxic chemicals in food by Md. Faruq bin Hossain Yamin, a researcher at Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI). He said Complex-1 and Complex-2 will be used for the test. Using this method one can test formalin and harmful chemicals within 5 seconds. Mr. Yamin wants to launch this commercially and very much hopeful about this invention’s success as it cost only TK 1 per test. But he didn’t disclose the chemicals of the solution. Because this formula is the intellectual property of the institution. Before this amazing invention, it was too expensive to test formalin and other toxic element in the food. In Bangladesh thousands of people die  every year, according to the specialists, toxic element of food is responsible for many diseases i.e. cancer, respiratory disease, kidney failure etc. Now-a-days number of cancer patients is increasing due to the toxic element of food. Food Ministry had supplied 87 kit boxes to 

Cheap Method has been Invented to Test Formalin

Recently a cheap method has been invented to test formalin and toxic chemicals in food by Md. Faruq bin Hossain Yamin, a researcher at Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI). He said Complex-1 and Complex-2 will be used for the test. Using this method one can test formalin and harmful chemicals within 5 seconds. Mr. Yamin wants to launch this commercially and very much hopeful about this invention's success as it cost only TK 1 per test. But he didn't disclose the chemicals of the solution. Because this formula is the intellectual property of the institution. Before this amazing invention, it was too expensive to test formalin and other toxic element in the food. In Bangladesh thousands of people die  every year, according to the specialists, toxic element of food is responsible for many diseases i.e. cancer, respiratory disease, kidney failure etc. Now-a-days number of cancer patients is increasing due to the toxic element of food. Food Ministry had supplied 87 kit b

E-Cardiology introduced in Pakistan by a renowned local hospital

E-Cardiology introduced in Pakistan by a renowned local hospital A renowned Pakistani Hospital, ‘Indus Hospital’ introduced E-Cardiology for the very first time in the country’s medical history. This facility is wide-acceptable and growing service that is provided to heart patients for monitoring and immediate help when required, by electronic means. Health information management system along with the cardiology squad of the Indus Hospital has made possible any video or image transfer right from the hospital room to directly unto the cardiologist’s mobile phone in a matter of seconds. In this way, cardiologist’s can deal with sudden emergency’s that may arise with the heart patient through the help of E-Cardiology system at the hospital. The staff at the duty, after the implementation of E-cardiology, can now easily transfer an X-Ray image, echocardiogram, lab report, coronary angiogram or an ECG to the doctor’s cellular in no time. According to the Hospitals spokesman’s, this techniqu

E-Cardiology introduced in Pakistan by a renowned local hospital

[caption id="attachment_2431" align="alignright" width="253"] E-Cardiology introduced in Pakistan by a renowned local hospital[/caption] A renowned Pakistani Hospital, ‘Indus Hospital’ introduced E-Cardiology for the very first time in the country’s medical history. This facility is wide-acceptable and growing service that is provided to heart patients for monitoring and immediate help when required, by electronic means. Health information management system along with the cardiology squad of the Indus Hospital has made possible any video or image transfer right from the hospital room to directly unto the cardiologist’s mobile phone in a matter of seconds. In this way, cardiologist’s can deal with sudden emergency’s that may arise with the heart patient through the help of E-Cardiology system at the hospital.

DEVELOPERS FROM PAKISTAN COME UP WITH A MUCH NEEDED SECURITY APP_ LOCK PRO

All mobile users, at least at one point in their lives, must have worried about the privacy of their cellular content, be it text messages, photographs, social media updates or anything like that. Leaving your phone lying about at home or workplace and wondering later if somebody went through your personal stuff, exchanging it with a friend for a couple of minutes and suddenly realizing the presence of really personal messages that must not be read by anyone else. We often find ourselves in many synonymous situations. Needless to state the embarrassment one has to face in case of confrontation which is often a sure consequence of exposure. Fortunately, the issue of privacy is no more a serious concern, thanks to the latest smartphone application in market nowadays, called Lock Pro. This application, a must-have for all smartphone users, has been developed by a group of young Pakistani enthusiasts, under the umbrella of Plan 9, which is the largest technical incubator of Pakistan. It wa

DEVELOPERS FROM PAKISTAN COME UP WITH A MUCH NEEDED SECURITY APP_ LOCK PRO

All mobile users, at least at one point in their lives, must have worried about the privacy of their cellular content, be it text messages, photographs, social media updates or anything like that. Leaving your phone lying about at home or workplace and wondering later if somebody went through your personal stuff, exchanging it with a friend for a couple of minutes and suddenly realizing the presence of really personal messages that must not be read by anyone else. We often find ourselves in many synonymous situations. Needless to state the embarrassment one has to face in case of confrontation which is often a sure consequence of exposure. Fortunately, the issue of privacy is no more a serious concern, thanks to the latest smartphone application in market nowadays, called Lock Pro. This application, a must-have for all smartphone users, has been developed by a group of young Pakistani enthusiasts, under the umbrella of Plan 9, which is the largest technical incubator of Pakistan. It wa

Samata announces college education in Nepal for a dollar

Schoolchildren in assembly at Samata School in Nepal, also called the ‘bamboo school’ The commencement of Samata College amidst a ceremony in Kathmandu was indeed positive news for the masses. Newspapers and websites of Nepal were buzzed all week since the announcement of the college. Like Samata Sikchya Niketan’s low-fee school model, the students would be charged  only Rs100 ($1) per month. Operating quality high schools in 19 districts of Nepal, Samata  is quite  a familiar name in the country. Nepal is ranked as one of the poorest nations in the world by most globally recognized index. The wealth divide and income inequalities have deprived the majority population of many basic services. Generally,  quality education  is condered to be the privilege of the sons and daughters of the relatively wealthier segment of the society. Private institutions that deliver quality education often charge expensive fees. This has been discouraging students belonging to low-income backgrounds. At

Samata announces college education in Nepal for a dollar

[caption id="attachment_2416" align="alignnone" width="700"] Schoolchildren in assembly at Samata School in Nepal, also called the 'bamboo school'[/caption] The commencement of Samata College amidst a ceremony in Kathmandu was indeed positive news for the masses. Newspapers and websites of Nepal were buzzed all week since the announcement of the college. Like Samata Sikchya Niketan's low-fee school model, the students would be charged  only Rs100 ($1) per month. Operating quality high schools in 19 districts of Nepal, Samata  is quite  a familiar name in the country. Nepal is ranked as one of the poorest nations in the world by most globally recognized index. The wealth divide and income inequalities have deprived the majority population of many basic services. Generally,  quality education  is condered to be the privilege of the sons and daughters of the relatively wealthier segment of the society. Private institutions that deliver quality

New party forms government in Delhi

Delhi’s Chief Minister What would you say when just one year old party makes a debut in politics, takes on two of the strongest national parties and comes close second only to form the government in the administrative capital of the nation. Yes! It is not a fairy tale; it has happened in India today. A civil rights activist and 2005 Ramon Magsaysay Award winner Arvind Kejriwal today took oath of Delhi Chief Minister after his party, founded less just a year back, formed the government in Delhi. The anti-corruption crusader who served Indian Revenue Service earlier left his additional commissioner’s job to raise the issue of Right to Information Act and won the battle when the RTI Act came into force in 2005, which later won him the Ramon Magsaysay Award (regarded as Asia’s Nobel prize) as well. In 2011, he joined Anna Hazare to raise the issue of Jan Lokpal Bill (Anti-Corruption Bill), such meticulous was his planning to garner support among masses and campaigning that the government h

New party forms government in Delhi

[caption id="attachment_2405" align="alignleft" width="300"] Delhi's Chief Minister[/caption] What would you say when just one year old party makes a debut in politics, takes on two of the strongest national parties and comes close second only to form the government in the administrative capital of the nation. Yes! It is not a fairy tale; it has happened in India today. A civil rights activist and 2005 Ramon Magsaysay Award winner Arvind Kejriwal today took oath of Delhi Chief Minister after his party, founded less just a year back, formed the government in Delhi. The anti-corruption crusader who served Indian Revenue Service earlier left his additional commissioner's job to raise the issue of Right to Information Act and won the battle when the RTI Act came into force in 2005, which later won him the Ramon Magsaysay Award (regarded as Asia's Nobel prize) as well. In 2011, he joined Anna Hazare to raise the issue of Jan Lokpal Bill (Anti-Corru

Robi Makes First Digital Flag of Bangladesh

Robi, one of the leading mobile operators of Bangladesh , has made the first digital flag of Bangladesh . The operator took the initiative for the people who would be unable to participate in the world record of human national flag campaign physically and created a platform for them to virtually participate in making the first ever digital flag of the country. Robi created a microsite – www.bdworldrecord.com – on the December 11 and after receiving a good response from online viewers, the operator had started the digital flag campaign on December 13. The flag was completed within three days on December 15. Participants were asked to go to the digital flag section of the website and click on two stated colors – red and green – for as many times as they wanted in order to complete the digital flag. It started with filling the red blocks of the flag. The release claimed that a total of 16,371 people participated in the three days and it took 2,103,630 clicks to complete the country’s fi

Robi Makes First Digital Flag of Bangladesh

Robi, one of the leading mobile operators of Bangladesh , has made the first digital flag of Bangladesh . The operator took the initiative for the people who would be unable to participate in the world record of human national flag campaign physically and created a platform for them to virtually participate in making the first ever digital flag of the country. Robi created a microsite – www.bdworldrecord.com – on the December 11 and after receiving a good response from online viewers, the operator had started the digital flag campaign on December 13. The flag was completed within three days on December 15. Participants were asked to go to the digital flag section of the website and click on two stated colors – red and green – for as many times as they wanted in order to complete the digital flag. It started with filling the red blocks of the flag. The release claimed that a total of 16,371 people participated in the three days and it took 2,103,630 clicks to complete the country’s fi

World's Largest Human Flag in Bangladesh

It was in an emotional display of patriotism that over 27,000 people proved their collective strength on 16 December as Bangladesh set the world record for the largest human flag ever made. And it could not be done at a more opportune moment or against a more desired opponent. A staggering 27,117 people stand united, holding green and red boards above their heads, to put up the world’s largest ever-human flag at the National Parade Ground on Victory day of Bangladesh. The National Parade Ground, where history was rewritten on 16 December, was buzzing with enthusiasm from the early morning, with as many as 27,117 participants students, members of Bangladesh Army, Navy, Air Force and Ansar Bahini ready to be a part of the big moment. They stood shoulder-to-shoulder, holding placards of a rectangular shape overhead, framing an exact replica of the national flag. As they raised their hands high into the air, the whole ground became a triumph of green and red. They stood there for six m

World's Largest Human Flag in Bangladesh

It was in an emotional display of patriotism that over 27,000 people proved their collective strength on 16 December as Bangladesh set the world record for the largest human flag ever made. And it could not be done at a more opportune moment or against a more desired opponent. A staggering 27,117 people stand united, holding green and red boards above their heads, to put up the world’s largest ever-human flag at the National Parade Ground on Victory day of Bangladesh. The National Parade Ground, where history was rewritten on 16 December, was buzzing with enthusiasm from the early morning, with as many as 27,117 participants students, members of Bangladesh Army, Navy, Air Force and Ansar Bahini ready to be a part of the big moment. They stood shoulder-to-shoulder, holding placards of a rectangular shape overhead, framing an exact replica of the national flag. As they raised their hands high into the air, the whole ground became a triumph of green and red. They stood there for six m

India government moves apex court to decriminalize gay sex

Delhi Gay Parade Weeks after India’s Supreme Court criminalized gay sex under Section 377 and asked the Parliament to review the existing law for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Community; Indian government filed a review petition in the apex court to review its verdict. The SC verdict created a furor among Indians across the world and cheered up conservative section which were happy to marginalize LGBT community. While almost all the health organizations, human and gay rights activists came all out against the verdict calling it regressive, archaic and biased towards a minority community. The voice of the non-government representatives found support from political entities as well. India’s major national party Congress slammed the verdict and expressed resolve to overturn it by making necessary amendments in the existing law. Although there are still political forces who welcomed court decision, citing gay sex anti-religious and unnatural (as it does not lead to reproduc

India government moves apex court to decriminalize gay sex

[caption id="attachment_2392" align="alignleft" width="300"] Delhi Gay Parade[/caption] Weeks after India's Supreme Court criminalized gay sex under Section 377 and asked the Parliament to review the existing law for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Community; Indian government filed a review petition in the apex court to review its verdict. The SC verdict created a furor among Indians across the world and cheered up conservative section which were happy to marginalize LGBT community. While almost all the health organizations, human and gay rights activists came all out against the verdict calling it regressive, archaic and biased towards a minority community. The voice of the non-government representatives found support from political entities as well. India's major national party Congress slammed the verdict and expressed resolve to overturn it by making necessary amendments in the existing law. Although there are still political fo

Sign-ups surge ahead of Obamacare deadline

  Sign-ups surge ahead of Obamacare deadline – Dec. 24, 2013 .

Sign-ups surge ahead of Obamacare deadline

  Sign-ups surge ahead of Obamacare deadline - Dec. 24, 2013 .

British space-weather centre will give advance protection from solar super-storms

  British space-weather centre will give advance protection from solar super-storms – Science – News – The Independent .

British space-weather centre will give advance protection from solar super-storms

  British space-weather centre will give advance protection from solar super-storms - Science - News - The Independent .

New genetic clues for rheumatoid arthritis cure

BBC News – New genetic clues for rheumatoid arthritis cure .

New genetic clues for rheumatoid arthritis cure

BBC News - New genetic clues for rheumatoid arthritis cure .

LINE OF CONTROL DECIDED TO BE MAINTAINED PEACEFULLY BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN

A meeting between the directors general of military operations of Pakistan and India was taken place today at the Wagah border on the Pakistani side. The meeting was requested by Pakistan as a part of the series of efforts of the political leadership to ensure peaceful relations between the two countries. The meeting was tried to be scheduled many times in the past three months and finally the invitation was accepted by India recently. The meeting was first of its kind in the past 14 years owing to the long history of hostility which has caused 4 wars fought between the two. A ceasefire agreement has been in place since November 2003 but both India and Pakistan accuse each other of violating it multiple times. It may be noted that the Line of Control is highly populated by both the Indian and Pakistani armies on their respective sides of the border resulting in frequent tension occurrences. In the recently held meeting, it was decided by both the DGMOs to keep the ceasefire agreement i

LINE OF CONTROL DECIDED TO BE MAINTAINED PEACEFULLY BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN

A meeting between the directors general of military operations of Pakistan and India was taken place today at the Wagah border on the Pakistani side. The meeting was requested by Pakistan as a part of the series of efforts of the political leadership to ensure peaceful relations between the two countries. The meeting was tried to be scheduled many times in the past three months and finally the invitation was accepted by India recently. The meeting was first of its kind in the past 14 years owing to the long history of hostility which has caused 4 wars fought between the two. A ceasefire agreement has been in place since November 2003 but both India and Pakistan accuse each other of violating it multiple times. It may be noted that the Line of Control is highly populated by both the Indian and Pakistani armies on their respective sides of the border resulting in frequent tension occurrences. In the recently held meeting, it was decided by both the DGMOs to keep the ceasefire agreement i