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French police clear dozens of migrants from Paris university

PARIS: Police moved in on a Paris university early on Tuesday to remove dozens of migrants and activists who had been living in the building since January, the latest move to clear out makeshift camps that regularly appear in the French capital. Authorities said 194 people were taken to a gym to have their asylum applications processed, while an additional 160 "illegal occupants" were removed from the Paris-8 university in Seine-Saint-Denis, just north of the capital. About 70 students and activists, alerted to the…

Ahsan slams Imran ‘for not establishing any university in KP’

ISLAMABAD: Leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Ahsan Iqbal says PTI chairman Imran Khan did not carry out any development projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and had no experience to run a government. He said Imran Khan has popularity on the social media and he claimed to be champion of the youth but he did not establish any university. In a statement, Iqbal said the next election was about making a choice whether the nation wanted to continue the journey to build a strong economy or let some elements disrupt the…

University in Karachi offers students to attempt exam from mosque during Aitekaf

KARACHI: A private university in Karachi has introduced an unprecedented provision for its student sitting for Aitekaf (worship in seclusion) a chance to give exam from the mosque. Mohammad Ali Jinnah University (MAJU) has released a circular for its students asking them to fill out an application form containing student ID, name, department, teacher and complete address of the mosque. This is the notification issued by the varsity. ARYNews.tv contacted the university official and he confirmed that the alma…

Two shot dead at US university, suspect at large

CHICAGO: Two people were shot dead on Friday on the campus of a university in the US state of Michigan, setting off a manhunt for the suspected shooter. Central Michigan University said the two people killed at a campus dormitory were not students, but did not offer further details on their identities. The university described the incident as a "domestic situation." There were no other casualties. "Two individuals were fatally shot at Campbell Hall on campus this morning. The deceased are not students and police…

Nine dead, 35 injured as terrorists storm Peshawar Agricultural Training Institute

PESHAWAR: Four 'burqa-clad' terrorists stormed the Peshawar Agricultural Training Institute under the cover of fire this morning, killing at least nine persons including a student, however all of the attackers were killed by security forces in an hour-long operation. Of those nine dead, six bodies were brought to Hayatabad Medical Complex, while three were taken to Khyber Teaching Hospital, confirmed sources. The attackers were wearing a full-face burqa (veil) and came in a rickshaw, said IG Khyber Pakhtonkhwa…

Centenary celebrations: Government College Hyderabad to be declared a university

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Friday said they have decided to declare the historic Government College Hyderabad as a university. The chief minister while presiding over a meeting said that Government College Hyderabad has successfully completed 100 years of educational services, and deserves to be a university on its merit and on the basis of its historical importance and educational track record. The participants from Hyderabad invited the chief minister to be the chief guest on the occasion of…

Elephants pay unexpected visit to Tanzania university

DAR ES SALAAM: Four wild elephants from nearby forests paid an unexpected visit to a university in Tanzania's capital on Tuesday, triggering more entertainment than panic before being chased away by rangers. "When we saw them in the morning, we were initially afraid and informed the university officials," said Jessica Mollel, a student at the University of Dodoma, who said a crowd quickly formed. The students called the police who got in touch with officers from Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA). "Immediately…

University employee among three arrested in Mashal’s murder

PESHAWAR: Police on Sunday arrested an employee of Abdul Wali Khan University in connection with the murder of Mashal Khan who was attacked by a vigilante mob after being accused of blasphemy earlier this month. District Police Officer (DPO) Mardan Mian Saeed said that two suspects were arrested from Mardan and another from Charsadda. Two of them are students while another is an employee of the university. Police officials said that Bilal Baksh, a security in charge at the university, is the main accused in Mashal…

Three more employees of Mardan university arrested in Mashal Khan case

MARDAN: Police on Saturday arrested three more employees of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan in Mashal Khan murder case, mounting the total number of arrests to 13 as yet, ARY News reported. The direction of investigation in Mashal lunching case took a new turn after employees of the university came to light in the CCTV camera footages received by police, said District Police Officer (DPO) Mardan. The DPO said six people suspected of involvement in the incident have been identified as university employees. Technical…

PM Sharif ‘shocked and saddened’ over Mardan university incident

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday issued a statement to condemn the lynching of a student at the Wali Khan University in Mardan. The prime minister said that he was “shocked and saddened by the senseless display of mob justice” over the murder of young student Mashal Khan. He warned the perpetrators that the state shall not tolerate citizens taking the law in their own hands. He said that police have been directed to apprehend those responsible for the act. “No father should have to send his child…