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  • Bhai Ghulam Muhammad Chand: lost gem of Rababi kirtan singing

    Bhai Ghulam Muhammad Chand, one of last masters of Rababi singing tradition of Bhai Mardana, the Muslim companion of Baba Guru Nanak, passed away here in Lahore on April 29...

    Bhai Chand was born in 1927 in village Raja Sansai, Amritsar, and spent his childhood there, learning music and travelling along his father Bhai Sunder Giani and uncle Bhai Chaand across Punjab and Peshawar to sing kirtan at gurdwaras and for Sikh nobles...

  • Pakistan's military industrial base is better than India's: Gen Sarath Chand

    Pakistan's military industrial base is "better" than India's, said India's Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS) Lieutenant General Sarath Chand, as he "slammed" the performance of ordnance factories at home, Times of India reported...

    According to the Indian daily, Chand said on Tuesday that "Pakistan probably has a better industrial base, as far as defence production is concerned, than our country," adding that Pakistan exported more...

  • That’s Chand Raat for you!

    KARACHI: With no Taraweeh prayers after breaking the last fast, shopping to take care of last-minute details was the only thing on everyone’s minds on Chand Raat...

    Shopping areas from Saddar to Hyderi and Clifton to Tariq Road and Bahadurabad had some looking for the right shoes and matching dupatta or bangles as the husbands who drove their dear better halves to these areas frantically searched for parking spots...

  • Chand Sitara: Celebrity patriotism and another Junaid Jamshed blooper

    Last night in Lahore, stars from every aspect of Pakistani life ranging from cricket to music to film came together to celebrate one thing: Pakistan!Under the banner of soon-to-be-aired Chand Sitara, the likes of Salman Ahmed, Ali Zafar, Junaid Jamshed, Zoe Viccaji, Hadiqa Kiyani and more sung this patriotic anthem:Fans of classic Pakistani bands Vital Signs and Junoon have been hoping for this moment for a while...

    With Junaid...

  • Chand eyes Olympics after gender ruling

    NEW DELHI: Indian sprinter Dutee Chand said Tuesday she was “super excited” about returning to athletics after a landmark ruling on the validity of so-called gender tests...

    Chand’s hyperandrogenism — a condition that produces high testosterone levels — meant she fell foul of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) rules on gender...

  • India's Dutee Chand qualifies for Rio Olympics 100m after gender ruling

    NEW DELHI: Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has qualified for the women's 100 metres at the Rio Olympics less than a year after she was cleared to race following a landmark ruling on so-called gender tests...

    Chand was diagnosed with hyperandrogenism — a condition that produces high testosterone levels — that meant she fell foul of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) rules on gender...

  • Henna application on chand raat

    KARACHI: Saving the best for last, henna application is a last-minute chand raat essential indulgence for girls and women...

    Just like making hay until the sun shines, some enterprising people apply henna until the chand raat lasts...

  • MMA to stage 'million march' in Karachi on Friday against Asia Bibi's acquittal

    The Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) on Monday said it plans to hold a 'million march' in Karachi on Friday against the Supreme Court's recent acquittal of Asia Bibi — a Christian woman who was previously condemned to death on blasphemy charges by lower courts...

    Last Wednesday, the apex court, in a landmark judgement, had accepted Asia Bibi's appeal against her sentence, following which several religiopolitical parties had taken to the...

  • SC rejects Aasia Bibi’s plea for early hearing of appeal

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday turned down a request for early hearing of a pending appeal by Aasia Bibi against the Nov 2010 death sentence awarded to her by a trial court in a blasphemy case...

    Advocate Saiful Malook, the counsel for Aasia Bibi, told Dawn that his client had requested the court to fix the matter in the first week of June...

  • Governor pledges help in getting Bibi Aseefa college PMDC recognition

    LARKANA: Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair has promised all-out support to the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University and vowed to help its constituent institutions, the Bibi Aseefa Dental College (BADC) and the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Nursing Institute (SBBNI), get recognition from the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and Pakistan Nursing Council...

    He said that he would extend whatever help the university required for...

  • COLUMN: Meet Bibi Ashraf

    ’ Here we shall equally respectfully refer to her as ‘Bibi Ashraf,’ as was also done by some in her time...

    But when she died, Bibi Ashraf had been teaching little girls of Lahore to read and write — and much more — for 25 years...

  • Apex court stays execution of Asia Bibi

    LAHORE: Staying the execution of a Christian woman, Asia Bibi, the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday admitted for hearing a petition filed by the death-row prisoner who was convicted on blasphemy charges...

    Read: On death row for blasphemy, Asia Bibi makes final appeal to SCIn her petition, the 50-year-old woman has claimed that she had not made any blasphemous remarks, and rather residents of her neighbourhood had leveled the...

  • Asia Bibi isolated in prison over security fears

    ISLAMABAD: Asia Bibi, a Christian woman on death row for blasphemy, has been put in isolation over fears of attacks by vigilantes enraged over a high-profile ruling in another blasphemy case that moderates said struck a blow against religious extremism...

    Prison officials and rights activists said this week that they were concerned for Asia Bibi's life due to the security threat and her worsening health...

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