Johns Hopkins $190M pay out over secret video

A gynecologist who secretly used a pen-like camera to record hundreds of videos and photos of his patients’ sex organs during pelvic exams will cost one of the world’s most prestigious medical centres $190 million US in a settlement with more than 8,000 women.

Nikita Levy was fired in February 2013, days after a co-worker . . . → Read More: Johns Hopkins $190M pay out over secret video

Why PML-N can’t get things right

It is very traumatic to lose trust in something you have believed in for a long time; to admit to one’s self that everything is in fact, not right. But for the past few weeks, this is exactly what I’ve had to go through.

And, all that mental agony has led to this article.

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The Gullu Butt video that tv channels did not show

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Post by Saqib Chaudhary.

Why some political parties did not support PPB

Even as the Protection of Pakistan Bill has sailed through both houses of parliament, it does not enjoy support across the political spectrum, as some remain apprehensive of the potential misuse of the law.

While appreciating the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) effort to develop consensus on the bill, the . . . → Read More: Why some political parties did not support PPB

Can a long march pose a threat to democracy?

By giving a call for a ‘million march’ to Islamabad on August 14, leading opposition leader Imran Khan is perhaps optimistic that the present army chief General Raheel Sharif will do the same for him what the former army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani did for Nawaz Sharif, though neither he nor the general had . . . → Read More: Can a long march pose a threat to democracy?

How the Bush and his team sided with Blackwater in Iraq

Just weeks before Blackwater  guards fatally shot 17civilians at Baghdad’s Nisour Square in 2007, the State Department began investigating the security contractor’s operations in Iraq. But the inquiry was abandoned after Blackwater’s top manager there issued a threat: “that he could kill” the government’s chief investigator and “no one could or would do . . . → Read More: How the Bush and his team sided with Blackwater in Iraq

India’s sub-standard construction has claimed over 90 lives in less than a year

At least 17 people are now known to have died when a building collapsed in southern Indian city of Chennai.

Some 22 survivors have so far been pulled from the rubble, and 40 others are feared trapped in the debris.

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Police reform: the need of the hour

The encounter between the Punjab Police force and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) workers has raised questions regarding not only the justness of such action but also the capacity of the police force to function as a responsible and dependable representative of state authority. The Punjab Police is a part of the state machinery, hence, the . . . → Read More: Police reform: the need of the hour

A poor country’s not so poor leaders

The former home of assassinated Pakistan politician Benazir Bhutto – which comes with its own airfield and hanger – has gone on sale for £10 million

The former home of assassinated Pakistan politician Benazir Bhutto, complete with its own airfield and hanger, is to be sold for £10 million.

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NADRA switched off CCTV cameras to facilitate election rigging

The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has finally conceded in its verification report that 259 out of the 325 polling bags of constituency NA-118, Lahore, contained bogus ballots, Express Investigation Cell (EIC) learnt on Wednesday.

According to experts, NADRA had submitted its verification report to . . . → Read More: NADRA switched off CCTV cameras to facilitate election rigging