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King Edward Medical University Lahore introduces new dress code

LAHORE: Making rules and regulations strict for wearing uniforms, King Edward Medical University Lahore has banned wearing T-shirts, jeans pants, slippers and sandals, ARY News reported. The ban has been imposed on both male and female students.  The university has also made it compulsory to put on a lab coat during visit to hospital, specially patient care section. In case of violation of the said dress code, students would not be allowed to enter classes or wards. Directives have been issued to staff for…

In crackdown, US FDA seeks details on new electronic cigarettes

LOS ANGELES: Faced with a proliferation of new electronic cigarettes and a sharp rise in teen vaping, the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday sent letters to 21 electronic cigarette manufacturers seeking information to assess whether the products are being marketed illegally. An FDA rule banned the sale of new e-cigarette products after August 2016 without regulatory approval. In September, Reuters reported that startups and big tobacco firms launched more than a dozen new high-nicotine e-cigarette products…

New emissions tests push BMW into profit warning

FRANKFURT AM MAIN: German high-end carmaker BMW said Tuesday that new stricter emissions tests for cars as well as refits to older vehicles and global trade tensions would leave revenues and profits short of its full-year forecast. "The industry-wide shift to the new WLTP test cycle has... led to significant supply distortions in several European markets" and unexpectedly "intense competition", the Munich-based group said in a statement. Tougher new regulations came into force this month, a reaction by authorities to…

Argentina’s president announces new austerity measures

BUENOS AIRES: Argentina's president Mauricio Macri announced austerity measures on Monday, including the elimination of government ministries and stiff taxes on exports to reduce budget deficits and stabilise the economy. The centre-right president admitted in a speech to the nation that Argentina was facing "an emergency." "We must confront a fundamental problem: to not spend more than we have, to make efforts to balance the state's accounts," he said in the televised address. He pledged a pared-down government…

DJ Khaled just launched a new ‘gold’ furniture line

LOS ANGELES: Rapper and DJ Khaled has recently launched a new furniture line fit for the Queen. The items include couches, tables, lion statues and even a throne if you're feeling extra. "Everyone deserves to live like Kings and Queens, that's a major key. I made this collection exclusively for 'fan love' to share how important our homes are and to bring WE THE BEST lifestyle into your sacred place," Khaled said in a press statement announcing the project. The secret is OUT! 🔱 Goldition is excited to…

Caretaker Sindh cabinet approves utilization of luxury vehicles as per policy

KARACHI: The Sindh government in compliance with the Supreme Court order has retrieved 149 luxury vehicles from the former cabinet members and government officers and parked in the government transport pool for utilizing them as per uniform policy framed by the federal government. This was disclosed in the farewell caretaker cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Sindh Caretaker Chief Minister Fazal-ur-Rehamn on Monday here at the CM House.  The meeting was attended by all the cabinet members, Chief…

Pervez Khattak says to accept Imran’s decision for new KP CM

PESHAWAR: Former chief minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak on Monday said whatever decision Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan will take regarding appointment of chief minister of the province he would accept it. "Imran's word will be final. However, so far no decision has been taken in this regard," he said while talking to media in Peshawar. To a query, he said he had no demand from the party chief, neither there was any grouping in the party. In a statement on Sunday, Imran announced to…

France’s Mbappe hailed as new global superstar

RUSSIA: France players and the world’s press hailed Kylian Mbappe as an emerging superstar after the 19-year-old eclipsed Lionel Messi in a match that felt like the passing of a torch to a new generation. Mbappe’s speed and power ruthlessly exposed Argentina’s defence in Kazan in a thrilling 4-3 victory on Saturday that re-established France among the World Cup favourites. As one number 10 trudged off — the player wearing an Argentina shirt with Messi’s name on — another in the blue of France took the plaudits.…

Pope to appoint 14 new cardinals including one from Pakistan

Pope Francis announced Sunday that he will hold a meeting of the Church's top council to appoint 14 new cardinals next month, including from Iraq, Pakistan, Madagascar and Japan. In the event of a conclave of cardinals to name a new pope, 11 of the new 14 being under 80 years of age would be eligible to take part. "I am happy to announce that on June 29 there will be a consistory meeting to appoint 14 new cardinals. Their origins reflect the universality of the church," Pope Francis said in an address in Saint Peter's…

PM Abbasi appoints Dr Suleman Khan as new Intelligence Bureau chief

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi appointed Dr. Suleman Khan as director general (DG) of the civilian spy agency, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) on Monday. The position had been lying vacant for more than a month after retirement of Aftab Sultan. Suleman before his promotion to the post, was heading the IB’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) chapter as the joint director on deputation. He has to his credit a number of counter-terrorism and counterintelligence operations in KP. Earlier on Wednesday a top-level meeting…