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  • Asia’s largest film festival to kick off in Busan today

    BUSAN: Asia’s largest movie festival kicks off on Thursday at a time when the region’s influence on the global movie industry is on the rise...

    Entering its 20th year in the South Korean port city, the Busan International Film Festival has seen its influence and size expand in stride with the growth of box office sales in the region...

  • Censor board prohibits Face Film Festival from screening another film

    ISLAMABAD: Another film that was to be screened at the Foundation for Arts, Culture and Education (Face) Film Festival 2016 was banned by the censor board for being ‘anti-state’...

    The festival was not allowed to screen Besieged in Quetta, a film by independent filmmaker Asef Ali Mohammad which shed light on the plight of the city’s Hazara population...

  • Israeli film pulled from Oslo film festival

    NEW YORK: A film by an Israeli filmmaker was pulled from an Oslo film festival on Thursday because it dealt with Israeli subject matter, but did not address the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the sufferings inflicted by Israel...

  • Rebel soldiers block access to Ivory Coast’s second-largest city

    BOUAK: Hundreds of renegade soldiers blocked access to Ivory Coast’s second-largest city on Saturday after firing guns into the air throughout the night, according to an AFP journalist at the scene...

    Rebellious soldiers had already taken to the streets on Friday in Bouake as well as in the economic capital of Abidjan and another city, demanding hefty pay increases...

  • Myanmar’s largest city launches bus network

    YANGON: Myanmar launched a new public transport system in its largest city on Monday, for the first time introducing regular bus lines, timetables and salaries for drivers in a move that could transform the lives of some five million Yangon city dwellers...

    The reform is the largest public-facing project with immediate impact on the city where country leader Aung San Suu Kyi won big in historic 2015 election, and a major test for her...

  • West becomes city’s largest district with most national, provincial assembly seats

    KARACHI: District West has emerged as the largest of the sprawling metropolis’ six districts, outnumbering district Central in terms of population and number of voters, and has witnessed increase in National Assembly (NA) and Sindh Assembly (SA) seats, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The official facts and figures and fresh delimitations of the city show that with the population of four million, Karachi West is the largest of Karachi’s six...

  • Asia Peace Film Festival concludes

    ISLAMABAD: The Asia Peace Film Festival concluded at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) on Wednesday...

    Over a hundred documentaries, short films and animated films were screened during the three day festival, which was themed ‘Let’s Film for Peace’...

  • Deconstructing a city through film

    KARACHI: “Never a fishing village, Karachi was in fact a fortified trading settlement established in 1729,” said urban planner and architect Arif Hasan at the soft launch of the I Am Karachi film festival held at a local hotel on Saturday...

    This was announced as part of the many initiatives of the I Am Karachi movement and the aim is to screen a number of films about Karachi during May and June in different parts of the city...

  • PM’s Rs500m package to make Hyderabad modern city: governor

    KARACHI: Sindh Gover­nor Mohammad Zubair said on Friday the Rs500 million development package anno­u­n­ced by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would prove to be a catalyst in the modernisation of Hyderabad, the second largest city of the province...

    He said at a meeting with Hyderabad Mayor Tay­yab Hashmi and Deputy Mayor Sohail Mashhadi at Gover­nor House that the fed­eral government belie­v­ed in equal development and economic agenda for...

  • ‘Hyderabad city has lost its character’

    An IAS officer of the 1955 batch who retired as chief secretary of a united Andhra Pradesh, he is considered an authority on Hyderabad — its history and culture — and has 14 books to his credit...

    His books on the founder of Hyderabad, the Nizami city, the cantonment of Secunderabad, its rockscape, the jewels of the Nizam or the coffee table book on its foremost photographer, Raja Deendayal, all reveal the depths of his attachment...

  • Burned body of woman found in car near Hyderabad city

    The charred body of a woman was recovered from a burnt car in the early hours of Thursday in the Tando Jam area near Hyderabad...

    According to Senior Superintendent Police Hyderabad Pir Muhammad, it is believed that the woman was murdered and her body was placed in the car which was then driven to a street and set on fire...

  • Seizing of Philippines city by Islamist militants a wake-up call for Southeast Asia

    MARAWI CITY: At the beginning of the battle that has raged for the past 12 days in Marawi City at the southern end of the Philippines, dozens of Islamist militants stormed its prison, overwhelming the guards...

    It was a brief moment of cheer, but over the next few hours the militants took control of most of the city, attacked the police station and stole weapons and ammunition, and set up roadblocks and positioned snipers on buildings...

  • University of Central Asia opens its doors in Kyrgyz city Naryn

    KARACHI: The Uni-versity of Central Asia (UCA) has officially opened its first campus in Naryn in the Kyrgyz Republic, said a statement issued by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) on Thursday...

    The Aga Khan also shared details about the humanities project, which had attracted support from 77 other universities and colleges throughout Central Asia, and two of the university’s research arms — the Institute of Public Policy and...

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