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    1952 Elections In Hyderabad State Museum

  • Blind photographers capture sights and sounds of State Bank Museum

    KARACHI: No one who sees the photographs of beautiful flowers, buildings and museum artefacts, all nicely framed and labelled, and being displayed at the State Bank Museum here, would be able to guess that they were clicked by blind persons...

    “The embossing has been done carefully by hand by the museum staff to emphasise the outlines so that the photographers are able to feel their work,” said museum guide Asad ur Rehman...

  • MQM clinches Hyderabad, PPP Larkana in mayoral elections

    HYDERABAD: Syed Tayyab Hussain and Syed Sohail Mehmood aka Sohail Mashhadi of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) were unofficially declared mayor and deputy mayor, respectively, of the Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (HMC) after they defeated Allah Bux Pasha aka Pasha Qazi and Hassan Ali Jatoi of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) by a wide margin in the election held here on Wednesday...

    After the 1987 partyless local bodies elections,...

  • India's Bihar state holds elections seen as Modi referendum

    PATNA: Hundreds of thousands of people lined up at polling stations in the east Indian state of Bihar on Monday for elections being seen as a referendum of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity...

    The elections are being held in 49 constituencies in the first of five phases of voting for the state's legislative assembly...

  • Pakistan hopes to resume talks with India after state elections

    ISLAMABAD: Planning and Development Minister Ahsan Iqbal hopes that there will be a better environment to pursue peace talks with India after the state assembly elections in the neighbouring country...

    Talking to Voice of America, he said that by March these state elections would be over and there would be a better environment to pursue peace talks with India...

  • India’s state elections: what to watch

    That’s when the votes for Indian state elections — currently underway in five of the country’s states — will be counted and announced...

    These aren’t just tiny, out of the way elections; Uttar Pradesh (UP) alone has a population of roughly 200 million...

  • Martyrs’ monument inaugurated at PAF Museum

    KARACHI: On the occasion of the 1965 war golden jubilee, Air Force Day was celebrated by unveiling a martyrs’ monument at the PAF Museum and laying of a wreath on the grave of Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas Shaheed (Nishan-i-Haider) here on Monday...

  • Taxila Museum to have new art gallery

    TAXILA: A new gallery adjacent to Taxila Museum would soon be opened to public as officials of the Punjab archaeology department and museums have started with decorations...

    Curator Taxila Museum Mohammad Nasir Khan told Dawn that as many as 18 showcases had been established in new gallery where around 400 antiques would be put on display...

  • Sri Lanka hands back Buddha relics to Taxila Museum

    TAXILA: Sri Lankan authorities have returned four Buddha relics to the officials of Taxila Museum after exhibiting them in their country...

    Taxila Museum’s curator Abdul Nasir Khan, who escorted these relics to Sri Lanka on behalf of the Pakistani government, told mediapersons that the relic casket contained a miniature gold casket which had the relics...

  • FOOTPRINTS: MUSEUM OF TINY CURIOSITIES

    Wind your way through the labyrinth of cobbled alleys in Baku’s old city (called Icheri Sheher), nestled close to the 15th century Shirvanshah’s Palace, and you find the world’s first and only private miniature book museum housing Salahova’s private collection...

    The museum also has collections by British and American authors such as Shakespeare, Bobby Burns, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jack London, Edgar Allan Poe and Hemingway...

  • Police release driver after crash near London museum

    LONDON: A man arrested after his car ploughed into pedestrians in London’s museum district, injuring 11 people and sparking fears of a terror attack, was released from custody on Sunday, police said...

    Armed officers were deployed to the scene near the Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum after the incident, which sent crowds in the busy tourist spot running in panic...

  • Vintage mobile phone museum opens in Slovakia

    DOBSINA: As new smartphones hit the market month in month out, one Slovak technology buff is offering visitors to his vintage cellphone museum a trip down memory lane — to when cellphones weighed more than today’s computers and most people couldn’t afford them...

    The museum, which takes up two rooms in his house in the small eastern town of Dobsina, opened last year and is accessible by appointment...

  • NY museum gets vast collection of colonial-era artefacts

    ALBANY: More than 100,000 artefacts from one of the earliest European settlements in North America are now housed at an upstate New York museum located near where the objects were discovered more than 40 years ago...

    Officials at the New York State Museum in Albany said the items include 36,000 artefacts from the 1620s Dutch settlement known as Fort Orange and more than 80,000 others from the nearby former country estate of Philip...

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