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2012-07-09 13:40:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the science community celebrates a monumental discovery, one researcher who helped lead the discovery of the God particle has been shunned by his home country. Abdus Salam, Pakistan's only Nobel laureate, helped play a crucial role in the discovery of the subatomic Higgs Boson particle that was announced last week, but he is being scrutinized by his homeland because of his religious affiliation. Salam died in 1996 and was once...

2009-03-30 07:44:00

WASHINGTON, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- How does it feel returning back to your country after 25 years in search for answers? Ayesha Khan tells a story about a young man, Armaghan, who returns to Pakistan after 25 years to search out his Sufi master. The musical album is produced by Pakistan's finest nationally acclaimed artist and producer, Ali Sher. The CD soundtrack came out on March 27, 2009 from 2 Republic Music Group. During Armaghan's journey through the alluring yet dangerous city of...

2008-10-14 00:00:30

By Avijit Ghosh Anyone who grew up listening to film music on radio in the pre- FM era would remember the ritual observed before every song was played. Be it AIR's Vividh Bharti or Radio Ceylon, every announcer would religiously read out the name of the lyricist along with that of the composer and the singer. Forget Sahir Ludhianvi or Kaifi Azmi, who were well-known poets in their own right, the practice turned even lesser songwriters into household names. That was then. Most Bollywood...

2008-09-29 03:00:23

Text of report by staff correspondent headlined "Bomb scare at Lahore airport" published by Pakistani newspaper Daily Times website on 28 September Lahore: A hoax call that warned a bomb had been planted in the parking lot of Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport created panic among security personnel and passengers on Saturday [27 September]. The airport flight inquiry desk received the call at 4.30pm from an unknown caller. The security staff at the airport, along with the Airport...

2008-09-24 09:00:41

Pakistan will seek nuclear fuel assistance from China in a bid to build 10 new nuclear power plants over the next 22 years, sources say. Without naming sources, the Press Trust of Pakistan reported Wednesday that Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has approved construction of two nuclear power plants at an existing complex in Punjab with Chinese assistance. It said the move appears aimed at counterbalancing a nuclear fuel deal negotiated this year between India and Western...

2008-09-24 03:00:26

Text of report headlined "Pakistan to install 10 n-power plants" by Pakistani newspaper The News website on 24 September [by Khalid Mustafa] Islamabad: Pakistan will install 10 nuclear power plants in toto for which six sites have been selected to make possible "the mission impossible" to increase capacity to generate 8,800 MW of nuclear energy in over 22 years time, a senior government official told The News. "The Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) has selected six sites on the...

2008-09-22 03:00:08

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani says tight security helped prevent Saturday's Islamabad hotel attackers from hitting his residence. Speaking to reporters in Lahore, Gilani said the prime minister's house was the target of the attack but tight security there ahead of a dinner gathering of the country's leaders deterred the attackers, who later bombed the nearby Marriott hotel, the state-run Associated Press of Pakistan reported. Gilani said the country's nuclear weapons are...

2008-09-17 09:00:19

At 1400 gmt on 16 September Pakistan's Geo TV News carried live its regularly scheduled "Capital Talk" program relayed from the channel's Islamabad studio. Prominent Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir is the host of the popular talk show in Pakistan. The guests were Retired Lt. Gen. Talat Masood, prominent defense analyst; Tariq Fatmi, former Pakistan ambassador to United States; Yousuf Nazar, prominent economist and columnist, who joins discussion via video link in Karachi; Retired Lt. Gen....

2008-08-22 09:00:08

By Andrew Buncombe; Omar Waraich PAKISTAN'S CONFLICT with militants took a savage turn yesterday at the country's main weapons complex where two suicide bombers set off blasts that killed dozens of people and wounded hundreds. The official death toll stood at 59 but doctors said that they believed more than 70 people had been killed by the explosions at two gates of the arms factory in the city of Wah, 20 miles from Islamabad. Reports said that the workers were changing shifts when the...

2008-08-20 18:00:51

By CAROLINE INNES A MERSEYSIDE doctor was suspended just weeks before hewas due to retire. Dr Javaid Iqbal, of the Halewood Health Centre, was barred from practising on July 24 by the General Medical Council (GMC). He was due to retire on September 1 after 43 years' service within the NHS. The GMC today confirmed Dr Iqbal, of Woolton, was suspended pending an investigation into complaints against him. Details of the allegations and who made them have not been revealed. But a...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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