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Mobile App Awards-2016 launched to promote innovation: PTA ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), in pursuance of its commitment to promote innovation and accessibility in technology, has launched Mobile App Awards 2016.The theme for this year competition is "Embracing Mobile Accessibility" which aims to focus on development of mobile applications on needs of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Pakistan.The Award has been launched in collaboration with Ministry of Information Technology, Telenor & Special Talent Exchange Programme (STEP) and Internet Society (ISOC) Asia-Pacific Bureau.As per details here on Thursday, the competition would begin with sensitization/awareness rising sessions which will be conducted for students and professional mobile application developers in major cities of the country. The workshops are planned to be organized in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta.These sessions will also sign up individual (s) or group of individuals, who are interested to develop a mobile application and compete for the awards.In next phase, the awards will run a mentorship ...

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Research Groups being facilitated to promote Robotics technology ISLAMABAD: Research Groups in different universities are being facilitated and funded to promote Robotics Technology, announced Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) on Thursday.Funds are also provided for holding and participation in international seminars, workshops and contests abroad through Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) and other sources like ICT R&D Fund, Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and HEC's Research grants.Official sources on Thursday said the government has taken a number of policy measures and introduced incentive ...

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PEMRA initiates public consultative process for DTH licensing ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) in the wake of introducing Direct to Home (DTH)licensing regime in the country has started consultative process, seeking public opinion in order to make the entire licensing process effective and transparent.This consultative paper is available on PEMRA's website i.e. www.pemra.gov.pk Facebook Page: ReportPEMRA and Twitter account: @reportpemra, said a press release issued here on Tuesday.General Public is invited to participate and contribute with their valuable comments, making DTH ...

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FESCO approves employment for children of dead employees FAISALABAD: Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) will provide employment opportunity to children of employees who died during service. This was approved during BoD meeting held in the chair of Chairman FESCO BoD Khurram Mukhtar, on Tuesday. He said FESCO employees were asset of the company and they were being provided all out facilities. He said FESCO management was mobilizing all out resources for redressing genuine problems of the employees to make them more vigilant and ...

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SECP given last chance for submitting reply in MPAs case LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday gave the last opportunity to Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) for filing reply in a petition, challenging functioning of 12 MPAs as directors of the public sector companies, owned by the Punjab government.Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi heard the petition, filed by Mian Mehmood ur Rasheed, leader of the opposition in the Punjab Assembly.Earlier, the petitioner's counsel, Shiraz Zaka, submitted that the respondent lawmakers were not only ...

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No unscheduled loadshedding in region: FESCO Chief FAISALABAD: There is no unscheduled loadshedding in the region of Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) including districts Faisalabad, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Chiniot, Sargodha, Mianwali, Khushab and Bhakkar. This was claimed by Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FESCO Rasheed Ahmad Aslam, in a statement here on Tuesday. FESCO Chief said the FESCO was strictly implementing its load management schedule. He said rural area feeders were observing 6 hours loadshedding daily whereas this duration was four ...

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Samsung launches Galaxy J1 in Pakistan, with 4G LTE  The Korean smartphone maker Samsung launched its latest flagship the Galaxy J1 handset in Pakistan.According to local media reports, Samsungs latest offers a powerful Dual SIM SmartPhones (DUOS) with an enabled 4G LTE. As per the specifications, the handset runs on a powerful Quad Core 1.3 (Island) 3G-enabled processor, and Samsung Exynos 3475 chipset. Considering the software the Galaxy latest is backed with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS and an enhanced 1.0 GB RAM, with 8 ...