Sindh’s educational institutes: Summer break from 1st of Ramazan

Sindh’s educational institutes: Summer break from 1st of Ramazan

KARACHI: All public and private educational institutes in Sindh will now be closed for the summer holidays from the first day of Ramazan. A notification issued by the Sindh government stated that all public and private educational institutes across the province will be observing their summer vacations from the 1st of Ramazan, said to begin at the end of this month, till July 31. Educational institutes will thus reopen on August 1. The reasons given for the change in the dates of the summer break are the high temperatures prevalent…

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Schools not to extend winter break

Schools not to extend winter break

GURUGRAM: The drop in temperature comes days before city schools are due to reopen at the scheduled end of the winter vacation, sparking demands from different quarters for an extension of the winter break, at least for junior sections. However, school principals ruled out any extension of the vacation since annual exams were round the corner and the syllabus needed to be completed in time. Sunita Nagpal, principal DPS Sushant Lok, said she did not believe vacations could be extended with exams nearing. “If severe cold continues, we might alter…

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The Top 3 Factors That Will Make Or Break Your Recruitment In 2017

The Top 3 Factors That Will Make Or Break Your Recruitment In 2017

We’re days away from 2017, but many companies are still hiring like it’s 2010. The entire hiring process—from the way job seekers find listings to the way recruiters reach out to prospects—has evolved quite a bit in the past few years. Now it’s time for every employer to catch up to the times, lest lose the top talent to competitors that beat them to it. These are three factors that, more and more, will make or break a company’s recruiting in the year ahead. 1. MOBILE FIRST Mobile internet traffic…

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Syria rebels ‘in push to break Aleppo siege’

Syria rebels ‘in push to break Aleppo siege’

Rebels in Syria have announced a big offensive aimed at breaking the government siege of east Aleppo. A UK-based monitoring group said the rebels had fired “hundreds” of missiles into western Aleppo, killing at least 15 civilians. They are also reported to have targeted al-Nayrab military airport to the east. About 275,000 people have been besieged in the east by pro-government forces for several months. The Syrian government said it had repelled offensives on several fronts around Aleppo by both rebel groups and militants from so-called Islamic State (IS). “Booby-trapped…

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Women-focused recruitment cos are helping women find work after a career break

Women-focused recruitment cos are helping women find work after a career break

HYDERABAD: Thirty-year-old Ruby Gupta was in search of a workfrom-home opportunity when she chanced upon a Facebook post which said recruitment startup Sheroes is the go-to platform for women exploring work options. She decided to give it a try. Within days of applying, she landed a work-from-home project with UrbanClap. Lumis Partners-backed Sheroes is among a slew of women-focused recruitment startups that have come up over the past few years to help women who have taken a career break find work, including jobs that offer flexibility in terms of hours…

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Mass prison break in Haiti, 174 inmates flee after killing guard

Mass prison break in Haiti, 174 inmates flee after killing guard

Dozens of inmates broke out of a northern Haitian prison on Saturday after killing a guard and stealing firearms, authorities said, as they launched a manhunt with support from United Nations peacekeepers for the 174 fugitives. Haiti’s Minister Of Justice, Camille Edouard Junior, said one prisoner died after falling off a wall and hitting his head during the escape from the Arcahaie prison in northern Haiti. “One policeman was killed killing the incident,” the Minister told Reuters. “Three prisoner were wounded, including one who died as a consequence of his…

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