Aspiring doctors: 41,677 take the medical college admission test

LAHORE:  As many as 41,677 candidates-13,361 boys and 28,316 girls- sat the medical and dental colleges entrance test on Sunday in 12 cities, amid tight security. The test began at 9am at 20 examination centres in Lahore, Sargodha, Sahiwal, Gujrat, Gujranwala Faisalabad, Bahawalpur, Multan, DG Khan, Rahim Yar Khan, Rawalpindi and Hassan Abdal. The entrance and exit gates of the ...

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Russia accuses U.S. of Syria ‘blackmail’

Russia’s top diplomat has accused the United States of “blackmailing” Moscow into backing tough ground rules for Syria’s chemical disarmament that would include the threat of force if Syria balks.

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Online FIR: more needs to be done

“About 80 per cent of police officers in the capital don’t know about the basics of investigation and many are, in fact, criminals themselves,” observed Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court, while hearing a recent case. I, being a practising lawyer based in the capital, can’t help but endorse the veracity of the observation and add that ...

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Manchester City crushes United in derby

David Moyes’ first Manchester derby ends in crushing defeat Sunday as his United team suffers an embarrassing 4-1 loss away to English Premier League title rival City.

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Blame it on us

Have you ever wondered what conviction is needed for a person to enter a church and blow himself up in the midst of innocent men, women and children? How can an ideology justify this and where do we come across such people? It boggles the mind to understand the psychology of suicide bombings and the ease with which one takes ...

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Manchester City crush United in derby

David Moyes’ first Manchester derby ended in crushing defeat Sunday as his United team suffered an embarrassing 4-1 loss away to English Premier League title rival City.

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Pakistan on the path to slow economic recovery

By the time this appears in print, the government headed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would have been in office for a bit more than a hundred days. The first hundred days for a new administration have become a traditional landmark for assessing its performance. It is, therefore, fair to ask the question: How it has performed? There are several ...

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Typhoon Usagi hits south China

Typhoon Usagi slammed into South China on Sunday night, forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands, the cancellation of hundreds of flights and the closing of a major shipping lane, state media reported.

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Did you know? Mark Wahlberg finally becomes a high school graduate at 42

Though high school graduations are often a highlight in teen movies, it is surprising that there are quite a number of celebrities in tinsel town who haven’t gone down that road at all. The high school dropouts’ list includes big names like Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, Elton John, Johnny Depp, Katy Perry and even The Fighter star Mark Wahlberg – ...

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How the media should cover cases of rape

She has been brutally raped, with visible marks of physical injuries. Her mental state, trauma and the psychological impact of this agonising incident are yet to be assessed. Her name is all over the media, her face splashed, her parents interviewed and by now everyone who watches 24/7 news channels knows the minutest details of her whereabouts. She will be ...

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Fashion Police: Animal print done wrong

British actor Rita Ora shocked us in this head-to-toe red cheetah print sweatsuit, which she was spotted wearing recently. Animal prints can be uber-sexy but poor Rita has got it all wrong: The charge sheet Hair and Make-up Despite the fact that Rita’s on our fashion police radar, we actually like her make-up and the way she has worn her ...

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