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  • Floodwater breaks bund, triggers exodus from over 60 villages

    THATTA: Floodwater passing through the Indus River for several weeks washed away a big portion of yet another protective bund in Thatta district and caused damage to 20 other bunds in Thatta and Sujawal districts on Friday forcing several hundred families living in over 60 villages to run to safety in order to escape the resultant flooding...

  • Severe bund erosion threatens Sujawal, sows fear across district

    Monarki Bund — serving as flood-protective shield for Sujawal town and its surrounding villages — hundreds of people came out of their houses and rushed to the site on Sunday and most of them started making efforts to stop the erosion process...

    Although the bund has the strength to withstand more than double the discharge, its 46-Mile section had weakened over the past few years and was supported by what was described as ‘steel...

  • Protection bund to be built on Jhelum River

    ISLAMABAD: With a view to minimising the damages of floods in Jhelum city, a new protection bund has been proposed to be constructed in open river bed along the right bank of Jhelum River where certain depth of river flow remains persistent...

    The experience of exceptionally high flood of 2014 arose the need for providing safeguards to the local population, infrastructures, livestock, properties and human lives in particular against...

  • Taiwan has the answer for unwanted statues

    TAOYUAN: As the United States wrestles with the problem of what to do with monuments to a divisive history, Taiwan has found a solution — a park dedicated to unwanted statues of a controversial figure from its past...

    Each day, tourists roam among the 253 figures at the Cihu Memorial Statues Park, which come in a variety of colours — some teal, some bronze and some copper red...

  • Australia’s PM says changing statues is ‘Stalinist’

    SYDNEY: Australian Pri­me Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Friday that calls to replace or modify statues of English colonialists, including explorer Captain James Cook, were tantamount to a “Stalinist” rewrite of history...

    Pressure has grown in the wake of the furore over Confederate monuments in the United States to reconsider statues in Australia that some deem offensive to the country’s indigenous people...

  • Suspect sent to jail for damaging temple statues

    HYDERABAD: The GOR police on Thursday obtained a three-day remand of a suspect who had damaged several deities in the Shiv temple, located within the local circuit house on Wednesday evening...

    Hyderabad district Hindu Panchayat Council president Dr Srichand said that Lashari was an insane person, and urged the police to ensure the security of temples...

  • Antique statues seized at airport

    RAWALPINDI: Customs staff at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport on Tuesday seized eight pieces of antique statues, including one from the Gandhara art, and arrested a German national of Pakistan origin...

    The statues were spotted after the luggage of the passenger was put on the scanning machine by ASF...

  • S. Korean buses carry statues of ‘comfort women’

    Activists have in recent years set up dozens of statues -- typically a young, barefoot girl wearing a traditional hanbok outfit with her hands on her knees -- in public venues as a symbol of the victims...

    The statues have drawn the ire of Tokyo, which has pressed for the removal of one of them outside its embassy in Seoul after Japan signed a deal with South Korea in December 2015 offering an apology and one billion yen ($9 million)...

  • Two arrested for stealing deity statues

    MITHI: Nagarparkar police have arrested two accused involved in the theft of sacred statues of a deity (locally called Mamani Devi) of Hindus from a temple in Jeinda village a few days back...

    The arrested accused, talking to local journalists, claimed that they had been tasked by a third person to steal the precious statues from the temple...

  • Ancient artefacts and statues discovered near Badin

    BADIN: Ancient artefacts and statues, reportedly dating back centuries, were discovered by the residents of village Vidhri Chak, near Shadi Large area of Badin...

    “Many of the statues and artefacts are made of brass, copper and ivory,” said Habib Lund, a villager who was part of the group which found the objects...

  • London may remove statues as Floyd’s death sparks change

    LONDON: London’s mayor announced on Tuesday that more statues of imperialist figures could be removed from Britain’s streets after protesters knocked down the monument to a slave trader, as the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis continued to spark protests and drive change around the world...

    The Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm will review statues, murals, street art, street names and other memorials and consider...

  • Two children die as water tank crashes in Thatta village

    THATTA: Two children died and six other people were injured when a concrete-made water tank built about eight feet above the ground burst and crashed minutes after its inauguration in Haji Mubarak Jokhio village near Shora Mori town on Monday evening...

    A large number of men, women and children from the village had gathered at the site when a mobile tanker pulled up to fill the tank...

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