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  • YouTube to launch music streaming service next week

    LOS ANGELES: Google’s YouTube will launch a music streaming service next week, it said on Thursday, looking to use its popular internet video brand to tap the growing market for paid music streaming...

    YouTube Music, which will offer both ad-supported and $9...

  • Music Mela — a feast for music lovers

    ISLAMABAD: The manicured green lawns of the National Art Gallery were the venue for the three-day Second Annual Music Mela that started on Friday night...

    “The idea is to encourage live music, provide platform to talented musicians, and make the show bigger next year and the years to follow,” said Project Coordinator, FACE, Mehnaz Perveen explaining how this year a day-long Movie Festival had been included to promote films...

  • Music critics wonder: did television kill the classical music star?

    Kicking off yesterday on a breezy evening, the I Am Karachi Music Festival saw thin attendance at the Music Dialogues...

    These are two-day discussions that deal with copyright and recording issues as well as tracing the relationship between music and society, and are a lead up to I Am Karachi's live musical performances due to be held this weekend...

  • India's top court bans firecracker sales before Diwali

    India's top court ordered a temporary ban on the sale of firecrackers in New Delhi on Monday, ahead of the Diwali festival that leaves the city shrouded in toxic smog...

    The decision comes a little over a week before Diwali ? the Hindu festival of lights ? when Delhi fills with acrid smoke from celebratory firecrackers set off day and night...

  • Festival of lights Diwali celebrated with joy in city

    KARACHI: Diwali, the festival of lights, celebrated by Hindu and Sikh communities, involves plenty of excitement which includes offering pooja, preparing sweetmeats, exchanging gifts, decorating homes, donning new clothes, drawing rangoli and letting off fireworks...

    “Walnut halwa with pistachio and almonds is prepared in Hindu homes, especially for Diwali...

  • New Delhi shuts coal-fired power plant ahead of Diwali smog

    India's environmental watchdog shut down a coal-fired power plant and banned the use of diesel generators in New Delhi as air quality plummeted in the world's most polluted capital on Wednesday, the start of the Diwali festival...

    New Delhi experiences suffocating smog every year around Diwali, when farmers in north India burn the stubble left behind after the harvest and revellers let off smoke-spewing firecrackers...

  • Rangers offer Diwali sweets to Indian BSF

    LAHORE: The Pakistani border force, Punjab Rangers, on Wednesday offered sweets and exchanged greetings with their Indian counterparts at Wagah borders to mark the Hindu festival of Diwali in resumption of the customary exchange of good wishes suspended for the last many months due to tensions between the two neighbouring states...

    Punjab Rangers had refused to accept sweets from Indian Border Security Force (BSF) on Eidul Fitr this...

  • PM’s Diwali message

    That is what Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif managed to achieve on his visit to Karachi on Wednesday when he spoke at a ceremony to mark the Hindu festival of Diwali...

    He stated the importance of unity among all religious communities living in Pakistan, and declared it was his duty to protect the minorities...

  • Diwali — a festival of lights and colours

    In a corner of Saddar Bazaar, the old Krishna Temple building was illuminated, and saw Hindus from the twin cities gathered to celebrate their religious festival of Diwali – the festival of lights...

    Although the Diwali festival began on November 11, the main event was arranged at the temple on Friday...

  • Burnt after Babri attack, this Pakistani temple celebrates Christmas with as much joy as Diwali

    Even before Pakistan was partitioned from India in 1947, the cafeteria used to entertain intellectuals and activists from surrounding universities...

    In October end, as the Hindu festival of Diwali went nearly unnoticed in Pakistan, a few 100 devotees gathered at the courtyard of this temple to light lamps and sing bhajans celebrating the return of Lord Ram and Sita to their Kingdom of Ayodhya after 14 years in exile...

  • Lights, fireworks, flowers and smiles encountered at Diwali festival

    KARACHI: It was like finding one’s way through a battlefield with mines laid out just about everywhere at the Shri Swami Narayan Mandir here on the occasion of the festival of Diwali on Sunday...

    Where the Hindus celebrate Sita’s freedom, we celebrate the release from prison in Gwalior of the sixth guru, Guru Hargobind Ji, and 52 other kings who were imprisoned with him,” said Sardar Ramesh Singh, patron-in-chief of the Pakistan Sikh...

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