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  • Shadi Khan, the wood-carver of Wazirabad

    Born in Wazirabad into a family which had migrated from Gurdaspur, a self-taught sculptor and painter, Shadi Khan lived a rich childhood in the woods around his hometown, especially on the bank of the Chenab...

    Shadi Khan would sketch on paper and scribble on walls...

  • Raksha Bandhan celebrated at Karachi temple

    KARACHI: The Shri Laxmi Narayan Temple at the Native’s Jetty wore a festive look on Thursday on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan...

    ”Both families had all come down to the Shri Laxmi Narayan Temple for Rakhsha Bandhan due to the temple’s ideal location...

  • Rakhsha Bandhan celebrated at Gurdwara Punja Sahib

    Pilgrims had travelled from Fata, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and interior Sindh to participate in Raksha Bandhan during which women and girls tie a rakhi onto men’s wrists, which forms a bond of brother and sister between them...

    The magic was called Raksha Sutra and later renamed to Raksha Bandhan...

  • Rakhsha Bandhan festival celebrated in city

    The occasion was Rakhsha Bandhan and several sisters were present at the temple to buy a rakhi of their choice and perform pooja before tying the sacred thread around their brothers’ wrists...

    Rakhsha Bandhan literally means ‘bond of protection’...

  • 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...

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