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  • Russia mourns 92 killed in Black Sea jet crash, hunts for black box

    Russia held a national day of mourning on Monday, a day after a Syria-bound military plane crashed into the Black Sea killing all 92 people on board, and expanded a search operation to try to recover passengers' bodies and the jet's black box...

    Thirty nine ships, five helicopters, a drone, and more than 100 divers were involved, he said, and soldiers were scouring the Black Sea coastline as well...

  • India's independence day observed as 'black day' in Kashmir

    India's Independence Day was observed as "black day" in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Tuesday where public meetings and protest rallies were held in almost all cities and towns...

    The main event of the day was a public rally held in Muzaffarabad led by the Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan and joined by members of AJK's legislative assembly, leaders of different political parties and others...

  • Rallies held across AJK to mark India’s republic day as black day

    MUZAFFARABAD / MULTAN: Rallies and demonstrations were held across Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Sunday to mark India’s republic day as black day, with participants calling upon the international community not to buy New Delhi’s false propaganda of being the largest democracy in view of its treatment of oppressed Kashmiris and her own citizens from minority communities...

    “Isn’t it shameful that despite usurping internationally...

  • Indian forces remove Pakistan flags as Kashmiris observe ‘Black Day’

    SRINAGAR/ISLAMABAD: Indian security forces on Wednesday removed dozens of black and Pakistani flags in India-held Kashmir hoisted by residents observing “black day” on the call of Pakistan government to protest the killing of a top pro-independence militant leader...

    Indian administration feared fresh trouble in the tense region after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called for observing a “black day” to express solidarity with “Kashmiris...

  • Pakistan to observe black day today

    ISLAMABAD: As Indian forces further tightened the strict clampdown in held Kashmir ahead of its independence day, a black day will be observed across Pakistan and on both sides of the Line of Control on Thursday to protest against the brutalities and human rights abuses in India-held Kashmir...

    The decision to mark India’s independence day as black day was taken at the National Security Commit­tee meeting, chaired by Prime Minister...

  • Marwari artists in Peshawar fear losing their language, culture

    PESHAWAR: The residents of Peshawar’s lone music colony fear that they are losing their own mother tongue ‘Marwari’ and with it they will be deprived of a beautiful panorama of an ancient culture of folklore...

    The forefathers of the Marwari community had migrated from Rajasthan, India after partition but a few families relocated to Peshawar in search of better prospects in mid 70s...

  • Little artists highlight culture of Peshawar

    PESHAWAR: Schoolchildren highlighted various aspects of the rich culture of Peshawar at a painting and calligraphy contest arranged by Gandhara Hindko Academy here on Thursday...

    The contestants, both boys and girls, used water colours to spotlight the tangible heritage of Peshawar as observed by them...

  • Black Caps sceptical about day-night Tests

    WELLINGTON: New Zealand's top players are overwhelmingly against plans to play “day-night” Test cricket when they tour Australia this year, fearing it will “devalue” the game, the New Zealand Cricket Players Association said Thursday...

    The concept of day-night cricket played under lights using a pink ball has been enthusiastically promoted by Cricket Australia (CA), which is keen to bring the five-day game to prime-time television...

  • Textile mill owners, workers hold ‘black day’

    LAHORE: Textile mill owners and workers observed a ‘black day’ on Tuesday and held a countrywide protest against what they described as the federal government’s failure to meet their demands aimed at reviving the viability of the textile industry...

    The protest campaign was kicked off on Saturday by textile millers who held a token demonstration outside the offices of the Punjab chapter of the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association...

  • PPP observes 1977 coup anniversary as ‘black day’ across Sindh

    LARKANA: Activists of Pakis­tan Peoples Party wore black armbands and hoisted black flags on party offices across the province on Wednesday to observe a ‘black day’ in condemnation of Gen Ziaul Haq’s overthrow of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s elected government on July 5, 1977...

    They said that Bhutto made the country’s defence impregnable by arming it with nuclear technology, gave people political awareness and a unanimously passed...

  • PPP workers observe July 5 as ‘black day’

    RAWALPINDI: PPP’s Rawalpindi chapter observed a black day on Wednesday to condemn the coup against former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s government on July 5, 1977 conducted by Gen Ziaul Haq...

    The first woman prime minister of a Muslim country, Benazir Bhutto sacrificed her life for the betterment of the people and wanted to make Pakistan a developed and more progressive country, he said, adding that her husband, Asif Ali...

  • ‘Black Day’ today in solidarity with Parachinar victims

    ISLAMABAD: The Shia Ulema Council (SUC) has announced it will observe Friday as a ‘black day’ to protest the alleged shooting of protesters by FC personnel in Parachinar and reiterated its demand that the army chief should visit the Kurram Agency and see the realities on the ground for himself...

    “Parachinar is a remote area but its residents have put up resistance against infiltrations and Taliban insurgents, and they are being...

  • ANP terms Aug 12 black day for Pakhtuns

    PESHAWAR: Senior leaders as well as young activists of Awami National Party marked the Babrra massacre and observed Aug 12 as black day...

    Young leader and provincial information secretary of ANP Haroon Bilour also took part in a gathering held at Bacha Khan Markaz in Peshawar to commemorate the sacrifices of the unarmed Pakhtuns, who were killed while protesting peacefully against the arrest of their leaders Bacha Khan and his sons...

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