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  • Music festivals shake their moneymaker for UK economy

    LONDON: Music festivals like Glastonbury sometimes leave the British countryside strewn with discarded tents and beer cans for days after — but they’re big money-spinners for the nation’s economy, generating billions from revellers following the world’s biggest bands...

    5 million people attended British festivals and concerts in 2014, generating over 3 billion pounds, according to figures released by the industry-backed promotional...

  • Literary festivals

    THAT spring has been ushered in with literary festivals in both Karachi and Lahore is befitting...

    The KLF has over the years grown into a solid institution, drawing large crowds from a cross section of society and providing an essential counterpoint to the narratives of violence and conflict that have so befuddled Pakistan in recent years...

  • ‘We cannot celebrate our festivals or cremate our dead’

    Akash belongs to a Hindu tribe which decided to stay in Pakistan after the partition in 1947...

    We could have celebrated Holi, Diwali and other festivals with others instead of just observing them in our homes,” Mr Prakash said,Talking to Dawn, the patron of the Pakistan Hindu Council, Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, who also represents Hindus in the National Assembly said: “Cremation is our basic right...

  • Three Spanish journalists go missing in Syria

    MADRID: Three Spanish freelance journalists have gone missing in Syria where they were reporting from the northwestern Aleppo region, the president of a Spanish press federation said on Tuesday...

    According to data on the website of the Madrid Press Association, Sastre has worked in various trouble spots around the world for Spanish television, radio and press...

  • Spanish PM says 'rule of law has prevailed' after 350 injured in Catalonia

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Sunday that the rule of law had prevailed in Catalonia because an independence referendum in the region prohibited by the courts had been blocked...

    Earlier, Spanish riot police smashed their way into polling stations in Catalonia and fired rubber bullets at protesters outside one Barcelona polling station to try to halt a disputed independence referendum...

  • Spanish judge jails Catalan ministers, mulls leader’s arrest

    MADRID: A Spanish prosecutor asked a judge on Thursday to issue an international arrest warrant for the former president of Catalonia and four of his ministers after they failed to appear in a Madrid court for questioning about their efforts to break the region away from Spain...

    The crimes are punishable by up to 30 years in prison under Spanish law...

  • Spanish PM calls for return of ‘democratic and free’ Catalonia

    BARCELONA: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Sunday he wanted to return to a “democratic and free” Catalonia as he aimed to rally support for a unified Spain on his first visit to the turbulent region since it declared independence...

    The region — which accounts for a fifth of Spanish GDP — remains deeply divided on independence and Barcelona’s mayor on Saturday slammed separatist lawmakers for dragging Catalonia into...

  • Spanish court pressures Catalans in tense independence standoff

    MADRID: Spanish judges ordered Catalan lawmakers on Thursday to suspend a planned session that could see the region declare independence as the national government rejected calls for mediation in a volatile standoff...

    ” Rajoy himself on Thursday called on Catalan leaders to “return to legality,” in an interview with the Spanish news agency EFE...

  • Spanish PM demands clarity from Catalonia on independence

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy demanded on Wednesday that the Catalan leader clarify whether he has declared independence, issuing a veiled threat that the central government could limit or rescind the province's autonomy if he has...

    ”It is the first time that Rajoy has openly said that Article 155 of the Spanish constitution will be the next step taken by the government if Catalan authorities don't backtrack...

  • Lorenzo wins Spanish MotoGP

    JEREZ: Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo savoured his first MotoGP victory of the season on Sunday with a pole-to-flag victory in his home Spanish Grand Prix ahead of reigning world champion Marc Marquez...

  • Spanish court suspends players’ strike

    MADRID: A Spanish court on Thursday suspended a planned strike by star footballers in protest against a new TV rights law, meaning Barc­elona could seal the La Liga title this weekend...

    It would also have disrupted the last league matches on May 23 and the Spanish cup final on May 30 between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao...

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