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Four killed as bandits open fire in Sadiqabad

According to the local people, the deceased had gone to Kacha area to harvest sugarcane.

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Sadiqabad: In a tragic incident, four people including a woman have been killed as bandits opened fire in Machhka area of Sadiqabad.

According to the details, other than killed, three people including woman suffered the injuries in the firing of bandits near Machchka.

As soon as the incident was reported, a heavy police contingent reached the spot. However the firing by the robbers has not been stopped yet.

According to the local people, the deceased had gone to Kacha area to harvest sugarcane, when the robbers opened fire.

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Power price likely to hike further by Rs3.53 per unit 

Apart from this, it has also been stated that Rs3.16 have been included in the application as arrears.

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Islamabad: The federal government of Pakistan is expected to further increase the per unit price of electricity.

According to the details, electricity is likely to be more expensive by Rs3.53 per unit as there is hearing today (Wednesday) on the appeal for the increase in fuel price and arrears.

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) will take a final decision on the petition of Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) after hearing.

It is reported that the increase in electricity prices has been demanded in the context of the October Fuel Cost Adjustment (FCA) by Rs0.36 according to the cost of production for the month of October.

Apart from this, it has also been stated that Rs3.16 have been included in the application as arrears.

The total arrears due to fuel price is more than Rs28 billion, while the additional burden of FCA and arrears totaling 40 billion rupees will burden the consumers.

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MDCAT test results announced in KP

Khyber Medical University added that out of 46,000 candidates, 34,000 participated in the test.

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Peshawar: The results of the re-conducted test on Sunday for admissions in medical colleges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been announced.

According to the details, Khyber Medical University (KMU) announced the results and said that six candidates topped the MD CAT with 192 marks, the success rate in the test was 75%.

KMU stated that 11 candidates have secured more than 190 marks while 402 candidates secured marks from 180 to 189 and 2982 candidates secured marks from 170 to 179.

Khyber Medical University added that out of 46,000 candidates, 34,000 participated in the test while 11,300 candidates were absent in the test.

It is pertinent to note that the previous MD CAT test was canceled due to Bluetooth scandal, after which the responsibility of conducting the test was transferred from ETA to Khyber Medical University.

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