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  • 80 kanals grabbed by Mansha Bomb retrieved in Johar Town

    LAHORE: The Lahore administration launched a grand operation on Tuesday against encroachments, retrieving illegally possessed land, including around 80 kanals possessed by Mansha Bomb in Johar Town worth Rs5 billion...

    The operation, which would continue for a month, was simultaneously launched in Johar Town (PIA Road) and Anarkali by teams headed by Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Director General (DG) Amina Imran Khan and Deputy...

  • Castle of last Hindu king Raja Gira in Swat crumbling

    MINGORA: The castle of Raja Gira, the last king of the Hindu Shahi period before the advent of Muslims in Swat, is crumbling down due to the government’s lack of interest and constant neglect...

    Perched on a rocky spur of a hillside overlooking the plains of Udigram village, the Raja Gira’s castle with its jutting towers and privileged position guaranteed total control of the city below as well as the entire valley...

  • France helps Syria restore 900-year-old castle

    The French team visited the 900-year-old Krak des Chevaliers castle, a Unesco World Heritage site, on Tuesday to discuss the damage and deliver advice...

    The castle, which sits on a hill overlooking Lebanon, was overrun by rebels for three months in 2014 and damaged by mortar fire...

  • Smokers’ Corner: Men in the high castle

    The partition of India in 1947 is largely understood as a division between the Hindu majority and Muslim minority of the region; and how two mainstream political parties played a direct role in launching India and Pakistan as two distinct countries...

    The parties were Jinnah’s All India Muslim League and Nehru’s Indian National Congress
  • Another ancient castle discovered in Swat

    MINGORA: The culture activists discovered another castle of the Hindu Shahi period during their visit to the Bar Tangai Mountain in Dadhara area of tehsil Kabal here on Monday...

    Located on the top of the Dadharra Mountain, spur on the bank of the Swat River, the castle is part of the network of castles of the Hindu Shahi period...

  • Karan Johar bids farewell to 'Jhalak Reloaded'

    Karan Johar has also decided to leave his late-night gig, the popular celebrity dance show Jhalak Reloaded...

    Shahid Kapoor's midway break from Jhalak Reloaded (to honeymoon in London with his wife) sparked off rumours, but it was Karan Johar who was going to bid adieu to the dance crew this season...

  • Police keeping close eye on Blue Area sit-in by religious parties

    ISLAMABAD: Activists of the Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah, whose rally set off from Lahore a couple of days ago, managed on Thursday night to stage a sit-in on Jinnah Avenue, nearly a kilometre outside the capital’s high-security Red Zone...

    A sizeable deployment was also witnessed around the Blue Area, while a large reserve force remained stationed across the city, on standby in case of any untoward incident...

  • Indian factory shut for dumping dye after dogs turn blue

    A factory in Mumbai accused of dumping dye into an Indian river where several dogs turned blue has been shut down, an official said Tuesday, after alarming pictures emerged of the brightly-coloured canines...

    An animal activist spotted the blue dogs wandering the streets of Mumbai near an industrial zone where factories had been accused of pouring untreated chemicals directly into the Kasadi river...

  • Giant blue whale spotted with calf off Churna Island

    KARACHI: A giant blue whale has recently been spotted along with its baby off Churna Island, Balochistan, the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) reported on Thursday...

    This was the first live sighting of the blue whale, stated the organisation, which had earlier reported sighting of a sperm whale pair off Jiwani...

  • Two girls found playing 'Blue Whale' game in Jhelum, expelled from college

    Two female college students in Jhelum were found to have been playing the dangerous Blue Whale challenge, a game that encourages self-harm and eventual suicide among its victims, after it emerged that they had inflicted injuries on their arms with a blade...

    The Blue Whale challenge is an online game in which the administrator (also known as the curator) sets challenges and tasks for the player over a 50-day period...

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