Students at National college beat up principal

Members of a student group resorted to hooliganism at the Government National College and severely beat up the college’s principal for disallowing them to use unfair means in the examinations, it is learnt.

A few students, backed by a political group, wanted to carry out cheating during the examination and quarrelled with the National College’s . . . → Read More: Students at National college beat up principal

“Rule of the Danda” in Pakistan

By Aasim Sajjad Akhtar

AS Pakistan’s love-hate relationship with the mythical ‘rule of law’ unfolds, the very real rule of the danda continues to manifest itself in virtually every little nook and cranny of society, unnamed if not unnoticed.

Every thana and katcheri in this country — the very institutions that purport to . . . → Read More: “Rule of the Danda” in Pakistan

Red Cross freezes operation’s after murder of aid worker

ISLAMABAD - The Red Cross on Thursday suspended most of its aid projects in Pakistan and recalled foreign staff to the capital, following the brutal murder of a British worker.

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George Clooney to host fundraiser as Obama’s activist in chief

George Clooney, who hosts a star-studded fundraiser for Barack Obama Thursday, is a Hollywood A-lister turned activist for liberal causes like Sudan, Haiti – and now the US leader’s re-election.

The movie heartthrob’s $40,000-a-plate dinner is being tipped as possibly the biggest presidential fundraiser ever, bolstering Obama’s coffers to the tune of $12 million as . . . → Read More: George Clooney to host fundraiser as Obama’s activist in chief

Celebrating Picasso’s 130th birthday on glass

The great Pablo Picasso — painter, sculptor, printmaker, stage designer, notorious list-maker, cross-disciplinary creator and proponent of combinatorial creativity — would have been 130 today. To celebrate, here’s a piece of now-legendary footage of Picasso painting on glass with a camera rolling on the other side of it, revealing a rare glimpse of the genius at work as he paints . . . → Read More: Celebrating Picasso’s 130th birthday on glass

Facebook unveils new hub for online app sales

Facebook Inc unveiled a new hub for consumers to find games and other apps on the social network, including its first storefront for selling paid apps, in the company’s latest effort to expand the ways it makes money from its massive audience.

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