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  • Bomb goes off near banquet hall in Peshawar

    PESHAWAR: An explosive device went off near a banquet hall in Nishtar Abad area of the provincial capital on Friday, but there were no casualties, police said...

    30am near Haleem Banquet Hall located along GT Road, smashing its windowpanes and the buildings nearby, a police official at the Gulbahar police station told Dawn...

  • The beggar's banquet

    He seemed to be in his early 30s; his parents hailed from Swat in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, but he was born and raised in Karachi...

  • Los Angeles lights up City Hall with Batman signal

    LOS ANGELES: A giant Bat-signal lit up the side of City Hall in Los Angeles on Thursday night to honour Batman actor Adam West, who played the superhero role in the 1960s television series...

    The caped crusader helped protect the fictional Gotham City in a franchise that began as a DC Comics strip before also moving to television and film...

  • Weather vane 'stolen' from Karachi's Frere Hall, Chief Secretary takes notice

    KARACHI: Chief Secretary Sindh Siddique Memon on Wednesday took notice of 'theft' of a rooster-shaped weather vane which used to sit atop Karachi landmark Frere Hall...

    Chief Secretary spokesman Naukhaiz Anwar Siddiqi said Memon has also ordered Karachi Commissioner and Karachi Municipal Corporation Administrator Shoaib Siddiqui to submit a report on the incident within two days...

  • Wedding hall admin ‘disallows suspicious Nikah’

    KASUR: A would-be groom, along with around hundred guests, had to leave a wedding hall without the Nikah ceremony on Sunday after they failed to establish before its administration that the girl to become bride was not a minor...

    City police got a tip-off that a minor girl was going to be married to a man thrice her age to settle a loan at a wedding hall on Khara Road, sources said...

  • 14 killed in suicide attack outside Kabul wedding hall: officials

    A suicide attacker blew himself up outside a wedding hall in Kabul killing at least 14 people, officials said on Thursday, in an apparent attempt to strike a political gathering under way inside...

    Supporters of Atta Mohammad Noor, the powerful governor of the northern province of Balkh and a vocal critic of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, had been holding an event inside the hall at the time of the blast...

  • Royal Shakespeare Company founder Peter Hall dies

    LONDON: British director Peter Hall, who founded the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1960 and is credited with the boom of post-war British theatre, has died at the age of 86, the National Theatre said on Tuesday...

    Actors Vanessa Redgrave and Patrick Stewart led the tributes to Hall, the son of a railway stationmaster who also worked with Judi Dench and Anthony Hopkins in a career spanning more than five decades...

  • Marriage hall owner held for ignoring dengue measures

    LAHORE: A team of the City District Government of Lahore’s (CDGL) health wing on Monday raided a marriage hall in Samanabad and got its owner arrested for not following anti-dengue regulations...

    Action, according to a spokesman, was taken against Dreamland Marriage Hall after the team found dengue larvae there...

  • Man goes to jail for entering Senate Hall

    ISLAMABAD: A man arrested two days ago for trespassing on the Senate Hall, at the National Assembly, was sent to jail on a 14-day judicial remand on Wednesday...

    He spent some time asking around for Senator Shah but was caught trying to enter the Senate Hall...

  • Rupert Murdoch to marry Jerry Hall

    LONDON: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch will marry actress and former supermodel Jerry Hall, the couple announced in British newspaper The Times on Tuesday, after a four-month romance...

    The couple got engaged over the weekend in Los Angeles, where they attended the 73rd Golden Globes awards gala — although Hall was not pictured sporting a ring on the red carpet...

  • Rupert Murdoch marries Jerry Hall in London

    LONDON: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch married model Jerry Hall in London on Friday, a family spokesman confirmed, less than two months after they announced their engagement in one of his newspapers, The Times...

    It is the fourth marriage for 84-year-old Murdoch and the first for Hall, 59, although she had a long-term relationship and four children with Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger...

  • Bradlaugh body meets UK MPs to save hall

    LAHORE: The Charles Bradlaugh Committee (CBC) met Northampton MPs Michael Ellis and David Mackintosh at Westminster recently and urged them to intervene and save the Bradlaugh Hall in Lahore through the Punjab governor and the chief minister...

    The MPs were both keen to help support the campaign to save the Bradlaugh Hall and agreed to approach the Punjab governor in this regard, says a press release...

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