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Peshawar university, colleges to remain closed on Saturday

The University of Peshawar Friday evening announced that attached institutes of the university will be closed on Saturday (Dec.2) in the wake of armed terrorist attack on agriculture directorate. A spokesman for the Peshawar University said that attached institutes to be closed included University Public School, University Model School and Jinnah College for Women and University College for Boys. The ... Read More »

LHC allows private medical colleges to admit students directly

A Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench on Thursday, setting aside 2016-central admission policy for medical and dental colleges, allowed private colleges to directly grant admissions to students in the light of the 2013 admission policy. The bench further declared formation of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) illegal, but directed the incumbent council to look after the administrative ... Read More »

Rohit Sharma becomes first batsman to score three double centuries in ODIs

Skipper Rohit Sharma on Wednesday became the first batsman to hit three double centuries in one-day internationals as he powered India to 392-4 in their second match against Sri Lanka. The opener led the Indian charge, smashing 12 sixes and 13 fours in an unbeaten 208 after the hosts, who trail the three-match series 1-0, were put in to bat ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia to cut oil exports to Asia in January

Saudi Arabia said on Monday it will trim crude exports to Asian customers in January to help accelerate the re-balancing of the international oil market. An energy ministry spokesman said state-owned Aramco will maintain “steady supplies to the United States and Europe while exports to Asia will be reduced by more than 100,000 barrels per day” from December’s production levels. ... Read More »

It’s confirmed! Kohli and Anushka have finally tied the knot

Fans of both Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli should be ecstatic as news of their wedding has finally been confirmed by none other than the couple themselves! Yes, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli tweeted pictures of the wedding ceremony. Reportedly, it took place on Monday morning in Tuscany. “Today we have promised each other to be bound in love forever. ... Read More »

DG FIA should accept he can’t stop human smuggling, says CJP

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar said on Thursday that the Director-General of FIA should accept that he can’t take steps to stop human smuggling in Pakistan. These comments were made by the chief justice during a hearing on the killing of 20 people in Turbat. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had taken suo moto notice of the incident. ... Read More »


‘You Selfish Dreamer’, a phrase borrowed from the play The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, is the name of the exhibition displayed at Rossi and Rossi, London recently. The show marks the curatorial debut of Zahra Khan of Project Art Divvy in London. The exhibit showcased works of five Pakistani artists, whose approach to art-making is visually distinct but their ... Read More »

Annual Convention PyCon to be held in Pakistan this month

The largest annual convention that brings together Python programmers and technology enthusiasts from around the globe, will be held in Pakistan for the first time this year on December 16. PyCon Pakistan will highlight the capabilities of Python as a programming language, and connect developers as well as non-technical managers to the global Python community. The convention is being organised ... Read More »

No concerns over Tokyo’s Olympic preparations: IOC

Tokyo organisers have shown they will complete all their 2020 Olympic venues on schedule, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday at the conclusion of a three-day visit. Coordination commission chairman John Coates insisted he had ‘no concerns’ over Tokyo’s preparations after local organisers recently unveiled their first new permanent venue. “We received reports on the progress of venue ... Read More »

Void of justice

WHEN my son left to study overseas this year, the pain of separation was not just emotional — it was a physical wrenching. And, it’s not getting easier. This privileged ache is incomparable to the sufferings of those who have lost a child to death. Losing sight and touch of your child is not just an emotional injury — it’s ... Read More »