3 agents dismissed in Secret Service sex scandal

Three members of the US Secret Service are leaving the agency following the prostitution scandal in Colombia.

Assistant Director Paul Morrissey said one supervisor was sacked, one retired and a more junior employee resigned.

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Gilani asks son to return home for investigations into drug scandal

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has reportedly asked his son, MNA Ali Musa Gilani, to cut short his visit abroad and return to Pakistan to join investigations into the chemical scandal, a private TV channel reported on Wednesday.

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LUMS, Google collaborate on Tech for People Initiative

“A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed with the Punjab government which will bring street views of some regions in the province. Google is committed to helping Pakistan progress,” said Google’s Public Policy and Government Affairs senior analyst William Fitzgerald while launching Technology for People Initiative (TPI) at the Lahore University of Management Sciences . . . → Read More: LUMS, Google collaborate on Tech for People Initiative

Excluding Pakistan

By Jawad Khan

Since its inception mid-way through the last decade, Twenty20 cricket has added a new dimension to the gentlemen’s sport. This relatively new brand of cricket not only marked a certain form of revival for the sport, it also managed to expand its fan base by exploring regions of the globe that had previously . . . → Read More: Excluding Pakistan

HEC awards 4 professors for their exceptional performance

ISLAMABAD – The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has conferred Distinguished National Professor Award on four academicians for their outstanding performance.

The award is presented to those academicians who have shown exceptional performance in their respective fields, set benchmark for others and played a vital role in raising the standard of research as well as academic . . . → Read More: HEC awards 4 professors for their exceptional performance

Last thing you want to be as a gamer is Pakistani

By Noman Ansari

For many in Pakistan, video games are still in the same category as children’s cartoons – which I still watch, by the way. But for hardcore gamers, video games can be a form of art that aside from providing entertainment, can also stimulate one on an artistic and intellectual level.

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Be appropriate about people’s weight

By Faraz Talat

We’re everywhere. Your odds of having to interact with us are increasing with every fast food “temple” that is erected in your city. A conversation with an overweight person can be a faux pas minefield, so here are a few tips to help you out.

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Cheating in examinations has much to do with a flimsy system

By Syed Nadir El Edroos

A recent news report in The Express Tribune titled “Rs100 is all you dad needs to have pharras delivered to you during the exam” began with the question;

“Is there a point to sitting examinations at all?” 

The article was about the recent case in Sukkur where invigilators and school . . . → Read More: Cheating in examinations has much to do with a flimsy system

Japan’s weight loss pill, potentially life threatening

Administration has put a red flag on a Japanese weight loss pill that contains an ingredient supposedly responsible for causing cancer.

The pills called “Japan Rapid Weight Loss Diet Pills” are distributed by a company called Xiushentang and sold on popular web sites including Amazon.com.

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Zaid Hamids Self Righteous Crusade against SAFMA

In the midst of the many polarized directions in which Pakistan seems to be heading, Zaid Hamid who is a well known Pakistan security consultant and political commentator takes a stand alongside the fundamentalist party against the SAFMA. It’s no secret the ‘religious purists’ disapprove of any form of progressiveness. In accordance with that school . . . → Read More: Zaid Hamids Self Righteous Crusade against SAFMA