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Rent-a-bed: Hospital short on beds as patients flood wards

MINGORA:  As many as 46 patients, including eight women, are said to be infected with dengue in Swat. Some patients had to resort to renting beds from elsewhere after Saidu Teaching Hospital’s Medical Ward ran out of space. Medical Ward A was allocated by the hospital solely for dengue patients. The number of infected patients reached 23 Wednesday night according ...

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Roof relief at U.S. Open

The U.S. Open said it will soon have two retractable roofs, which should end the tournament’s recent weather-related woes.

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Rifts in ruling party: Anjum Aqeel’s tacit support acts as swing vote for PTI

ISLAMABAD:  Internal differences within the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) over selection of a candidate appeared to have dented the party’s chances at bagging the capital’s NA-48 seat. Disgruntled PML-N politician Anjum Aqeel Khan, who lost the seat to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s (PTI) Javed Hashmi, asked his followers to vote for PTI’s Asad Umar instead of PML-N’s official candidate Ashraf Gujjar, ...

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Who’s got the power?: Govt weighing proposal to put Capital Hospital under CAD control

ISLAMABAD:  The federal government is weighing a proposal to move the Capital Hospital under the administrative control of the Ministry of Capital Administration and Development (CAD). “The federal government has formed a committee to weigh up the pros and cons of the proposal,” Capital Development Authority Spokesperson Naeem Rauf said when asked about the proposal which has created a wave ...

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‘What’s wrong with Pakistan?: New book lauded for its journey into uncharted waters

ISLAMABAD:  Religion was exploited during the creation of Pakistan by the ruling elite to strengthen their economic and political rights. This was general consensus of speakers at the launching ceremony of the book, “What is wrong with Pakistan?” at the South Asian Free Media Association on Thursday. Authored by veteran journalist Babar Ayaz, the book investigates key points wherein Muhammad ...

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VIDEO: Sinkhole swallows huge tree in US

A massive sinkhole that has been swallowing up land and trees in the US state of Louisiana is being monitored by authorities as it continues to grow.

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Affleck is Batman in Superman movie

Ben Affleck will play Batman in a forthcoming Superman sequel which will see the two superheroes in the same film for the first time.

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Samuel L. Jackson’s golf love

He took on “the Dark Side,” overcame a plane-load of rogue reptiles and struck down his enemies with “great vengeance and furious anger.” However, Hollywood star Samuel L. Jackson is more at home on the genteel fairways of a golf course.

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Documents show NSA may have collected 56,000 emails by Americans

WASHINGTON DC: US intelligence officials released new documents on Wednesday showing that the National Security Agency may have unintentionally collected as many as 56,000 emailed communications of Americans between 2008 and 2011. The officials revealed the documents as part of an effort to explain how the NSA spotted, and then fixed, technical problems which led to the inadvertent collection of emails ...

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White elephant: ECC fails to decide fate of Steel Mills

ISLAMABAD:  The government couldn’t decide whether to sell the Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) or to pump more money into the white elephant for fear of backlash from the main opposition Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). The Economic Coordination Committee – the top decision-making body on economic matters – failed to take a decision after the PPP threatened to mobilise a huge ...

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Something for all political parties in the largest by-polls

KARACHI: Polling was held for 15 National Assembly and 26 provincial assembly seats, with results showing a couple of surprises.  ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Published in The Express Tribune, August 23rd, 2013.

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