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  • Bulgaria sends thank-you postcards to tourists

    SOFIA: Other European holiday spots may be getting fed up with tourists, but not Bulgaria, where the government is sending thank-you postcards to some of the record numbers of visitors to the country this year...

    The “Thank you for choosing Bulgaria!” cards, showing the Thracian tomb in Kazanlak or the Rila Monastery, will be sent to 400,000 tourists chosen randomly from the five million who visited as of July 31...

  • Blooming future for Bulgaria’s famed rose oil

    TARNICHANE: It’s 6am but the pickers are already working in Rose Valley, home to Bulgaria’s centuries-old rose oil industry, providing a vital ingredient for the global perfumes industry — and now with EU protection...

    Bulgaria and neighbouring Turkey are the world’s largest producers...

  • Migrants, police clash in Bulgaria refugee camp

    SOFIA: Around 1,500 migrants have rioted in Bulgaria’s largest refugee camp, triggering clashes that left two dozen police injured and prompted the arrest of hundreds of protesters, officials said...

    With a fence along the Turkish border, Bulgaria has largely remained on the sidelines of Europe’s worst migration crisis since 1945...

  • Bulgaria bans burqa, imposes fines on offenders

    SOFIA: Bulgaria's parliament approved on Friday legislation outlawing face-covering Islamic veils in public, joining a small number of EU countries as debate rages across Europe about religious freedoms...

    Bulgaria's mostly centuries-old Muslim community, dating back to conversions during Ottoman times, makes up around 13 per cent of the population, mostly in the Turkish minority...

  • Five killed in blast as Bulgaria gas train derails

    HITRINO: Five people were killed and dozens more were injured on Saturday when a freight train transporting highly-flammable gas derailed and exploded in northeastern Bulgaria...

    The blast occurred at 5:37am, causing devastation to a huge area of this small village which has a population of around 1000 people and is located about 100 kilometres from Varna, Bulgaria’s main port on the Black Sea...

  • Bulgaria’s ex-PM Borisov bounces back

    Borisov’s European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) party won around 32 per cent, the exit polls showed, ahead of the Socialist Party (BSP), seen as closer to Russia, on around 28 per cent...

    Borisov, 57, once a bodyguard for Bulgaria’s last communist leader, has long dominated national politics, serving as premier from 2009 to 2013 and again from 2014 to 2017...

  • Bulgaria to import rice, cotton

    ISLAMABAD: Bulgarian Minister for Economy Liliya Ivanove on Monday expressed her country’s keen desire to import rice and cotton from Pakistan...

    During the second meeting of Pakistan-Bulgaria Inter-Ministerial Commission, Ivanove stated that Bulgaria is looking forward to extensive cooperation in the field of agriculture including sustainable imports of cotton and rice from Pakistan...

  • Pakistan’s participation in Asian volleyball in doubt

    LAHORE: The participation of the national volleyball team in the upcoming Asian championship is in doldrums as the Pakistan Volleyball Federation (PVF) has no financial resources to meet the expenses of the tour...

    Yaqoob informed that 16 teams were participating in the championships and Pakistan had the potential to earn a prominent position...

  • Pakistan to launch volleyball league in December

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Volleyball Federation (PVF) is all set to launch the first edition of its professional volleyball league by the end of this year, PVF chairman Chaudhry Yaqoob said in a statement on Monday...

    He said that the league should prove to be a landmark in the development of volleyball in the country as it will be a great platform for country’s young players...

  • Volleyball win for Pakistan

    LAHORE: Pakistan on Saturday defeated Oman in straight sets in the Asian Volleyball Championship in Tehran...

    According to the information released by the Pakistan Volleyball Federation (PVF), Pakistan captain Naseer Ahmad and Muneer displayed outstanding game paving way to 25-23, 25-21 25-20 victory against Oman...

  • ‘2018 a year of change for Pakistan volleyball’

    ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Volleyball Federation (PVF) Chaudhry Mohammad Yaqoob on Wednesday said that the ongoing year was “going to be a year of change” for Pakistan as national senior and junior teams will participate in several national and international events...

    “We are also planning to hold volleyball league in October-November whereas we are also going to hold Asian Central Zone’s men’s volleyball championship somewhere in...

  • Pakistan down arch-rivals India in volleyball, thrash BD in hockey

    JAKARTA: Of the three victories for Pakistan at the Asian Games on Tuesday, there was little doubt that the one by the volleyball team was the sweetest...

    On a day when the hockey team produced yet another commanding performance, recording their fifth straight win, and the squash team won its third consecutive match, it was the 3-1 volleyball victory over India that was most celebrated...

  • Balochistan conjure up volleyball win over KP

    LAHORE: While Baloch­istan struggled hard to beat Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Wap­da and Punjab recorded easy victories on the second day of the 48th National Senior Men’s Volleyball Cham­pi­onships at the Wapda Sports Complex here on Tuesday...

  • Quartet advance in national volleyball

    LAHORE: Army, Navy, Wapda and Pakistan Air Force (PAF) advanced to the next round of the 48th National Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship after winning their respective matches at the Wapda Sports Complex here on Wednesday...

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