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  • Asking employee to remove headscarf is discrimination: EU court advisor

    BRUSSELS: Asking a Muslim employee to remove her headscarf when dealing with clients amounts to unlawful direct discrimination, a legal adviser to the European Union's top court said in a written opinion on Wednesday...

    The case arose when a female employee of a French IT consultancy was fired after refusing to remove her headscarf when meeting clients
  • Trump's new security advisor differs from him on Russia, other key issues

    US President Donald Trump has shown little patience for dissent, but that trait is likely to be tested by his new national security adviser, Army Lieutenant General HR McMaster...

    McMaster is joining the White House staff with views on Russia, counterterrorism, strengthening the military and other major security issues that diverge not only from those of the Trump loyalists, but also from those the president himself has expressed
  • Trump's top homeland security advisor resigns

    Donald Trump's White House was hit with a fresh resignation on Tuesday as his top homeland security adviser, Tom Bossert — once a presidential favourite — announced his departure from the West Wing...

    “The president is grateful for Tom's commitment to the safety and security of our great country,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said of the top aide's departure
  • SC places ex-PM advisor Shujaat Azeem on ECL for his alleged role in PIA losses

    The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ordered to place the name of retired captain Shujaat Azeem, former special assistant to prime minister on aviation, on the Exit Control List (ECL) after viewing a presentation on massive losses to the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)...

    A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, was hearing a suo motu case concerning the proposed privatisation of the national...
  • KU admissions policy comes under fire in Sindh Assembly

    KARACHI: The admissions policy of the University of Karachi under which the varsity gives priority to the students of the metropolis came under criticism at the Sindh Assembly on Tuesday when Pakistan Peoples Party lawmakers demanded an end to what they called a ‘quota system’ and equal opportunities for students of all Sindh districts...

    PPP lawmakers Khairunnisa Mughal and Syed Sardar Ali moved a resolution in the assembly on...

  • HEC bans 4 varsities from offering admissions

    ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has stopped four universities from giving admissions to students in any degree programme, owing to academic irregularities and mismanagement...

    “We banned the institutions from offering admissions in the recent pasts, but they are violating the ban, so we issued this warning today,” Chairman HEC Dr...

  • A-level students ineligible for admissions to MBBS, BDS

    LAHORE: A-level students planning a career in medicine suffered a major blow to their future as the new regulations of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) have declared them ineligible for admissions to MBBS/BDS programmes at public and private medical and dental colleges of the country on foreign quota...

    An official privy to the development told Dawn that the PMDC meeting presided over by federal minister Saira Afzal Tarrar...

  • Policy on admissions to medical, dental colleges finalised

    The board also took many other important decisions regarding admissions of overseas students and adjustment of additional seats being filled by the medical colleges in violation of the rules and regulations of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), besides issuing new schedule of entrance tests...

    The board chairman suggested that the federal government might be apprised of these proposed change as admissions against FSF...

  • English dept teachers oppose admissions to linguistics

    KARACHI: The Karachi University (KU) administration seems to be clueless on how to end the impasse over admissions to the MPhil/PhD programme in linguistics at the department of English as it has recently cancelled interviews of at least 19 candidates scheduled for Monday (June 8), it emerged on Sunday...

    The university’s Board of Advance Studies and Research (BASR) had also rejected the arguments against admissions in linguists...

  • Sahiwal Medical College barred from admissions

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has directed the University of Health Sciences to stop admissions for 2015-16 session at the Sahiwal Medical College, giving its final decision to the varsity for “closing the government college” due to shortcomings till further orders...

    It first ‘de-recognised’ this public sector college putting the future of 500 students at risk and now directed the UHS to stop admissions till...

  • New medical college to start admissions from next session

    PESHAWAR: Nowshera Medical College (NMC) will start admitting students from the next academic session as its affiliated teaching hospital will start operations in July...

    The government has declared both, the under-construction 500-bed district headquarters hospital and the old 125-bed district headquarters hospital as teaching hospitals for NMC
  • Admissions for 2017-18: PMDC board proposals heavily tilted in favour of private colleges

    LAHORE: The recommendations furnished by high-powered panel of the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) on the fresh admissions for 2017-18 appear to be heavily tilted in favour of private colleges, envisaging unbridled power and huge financial benefits for these institutes...

    In the six-page recommendations (a copy available with Dawn), formulated in a crucial meeting on Monday, the board has almost completely set aside the PMDC...

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