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  • Manto to Shyam — 'Lahore, Amritsar and Rawalpindi are all where they used to be'

    "Writing on this strange term’s origin in Murli Ki Dhun or Shyam: Krishna’s Flute, Manto recalls, "One morning while on the train from my home to Bombay Talkies, I opened the newspaper at the sports page to read the scorecard of a cricket match that had been played at the Brabourne Stadium, when I came across a strange name, Hiptullha...

    I had never heard such a name before...

  • 70 years on, partition museum opens in Amritsar

    AMRITSAR: In the 70 years since India and Pakistan were created from the former British Empire, there has not been a venue focused on the stories and memorabilia of those who survived that chaotic and bloody chapter in history until now...

    The exhibitions, housed in the red-brick Town Hall building in the Indian border city of Amritsar, include photographs, newspaper clippings and donated personal items meant to tell the story of how...

  • Aziz in Amritsar as key moot gets under way

    NEW DELHI: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz arrived in Amritsar a day ahead of schedule on Saturday evening for the Heart of Asia conference, which begins in the Sikhdom’s most sacred city on Sunday morning...

    In the evening, Mr Aziz attended a dinner hosted for the visiting dignitaries at a heritage village ‘Sadda Pind’ on the outskirts of Amritsar, according to APP...

  • Ghani, Modi lash out at Pakistan on terrorism at Heart of Asia moot in Amritsar

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined hands to lash out at Pakistan on terrorism as the subject took centre stage at the inauguration of the sixth Heart of Asia ministerial conference on Sunday in Amritsar...

    Speaking to journalists in Amritsar earlier, Aziz said Pakistan prioritises peace and is ready for talks with India if New Delhi desires the same, the Press Information Department said in a...

  • India bars Sartaj Aziz from talking to media in Amritsar

    Know more: Ghani, Modi lash out at Pakistan on terrorism at Heart of Asia moot in AmritsarLater in the day, after returning from Amritsar, Aziz addressed a press conference in Islamabad and said, “Pakistan does not need to be pressurised in terms of counter-terrorism efforts...

    The lingering issue of Kashmir was the root cause of tensions between India and Pakistan and it must be resolved according to the wishes of Kashmiris, he said...

  • India criticised for maligning Pakistan at Amritsar moot

    ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Thursday hoped that the international community would put sustained pressure on India for stopping human rights abuses in held Kashmir and resuming dialogue with Pakistan...

    At the weekly media briefing, FO spokesman Nafees Zakaria recalled that several countries, the United States, China and Iran among them, have offered to mediate between Pakistan and India
  • 50 revellers die in Amritsar train disaster

    AMRITSAR: At least 50 people were killed on Friday after a train ploughed into revellers celebrating a Hindu festival in northern India, police said, the latest major accident on the country’s crumbling rail network...

    A crowd had gathered on railway tracks in the city of Amritsar in Punjab state to watch a fireworks show marking the Dussehra festival when the train barrelled down the line at speed...

  • Lahore bus attack hero hails Sri Lanka cricketers

    LAHORE: Driver Meher Mohammad Khalil became a hero when militants attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team bus on a busy street in Lahore in 2009, holding his nerve under gunfire to whisk them to safety...

    The bus ambush, in which eight people were killed and another eight wounded, including seven Sri Lankan players, drove cricket and most other international sports from Pakistan for years...

  • Sightseeing Lahore: Shahbaz inaugurates double-decker tourist bus service

    LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif inaugurated on Wednesday Pakistan's first sightseeing double-decker bus service for tourists in the provincial capital...

    The double-decker bus service, namely "Sightseeing Lahore", is part of a project of the Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab (TDCP) to promote cultural and historical heritage of the province...

  • Double-decker bus service for tourists launched in Lahore

    LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif inaugurated the first tourist double-decker bus service at Punjab Stadium here on Wednesday, and was among the first batch of passengers on it...

    PML-N leader Khwaja Ahmed Hassaan lent the chief minister Rs200 to buy a ticket for boarding the bus that has been reintroduced to the city after decades...

  • Plan to build intercity bus terminals on Lahore outskirts

    LAHORE: The government has finally decided to construct three state-run intercity bus terminals outside the city under a plan to vacate the main bus stand in Badami Bagh and shift or distribute its entire operations/load to the new ones...

    It also plans to construct an intra-city bus terminal near the Lahore Railway Station as its subsidiary -- the Lahore Transport Company is set to submit a concept paper in the upcoming meeting of a...

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