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  • Apple opens map development office in India's Hyderabad

    NEW DELHI: Apple said Thursday it will open a development office in Hyderabad, as its chief executive Tim Cook continued his India charm offensive with an investment boon to one of the country's top technology hubs...

    It pits Apple against Google, which has made maps a key focus of its attempt to forge inroads in India, a vast but largely untapped Internet market where almost a billion people are still not online...

  • India takes Al Jazeera off air in Kashmir map row

    NEW DELHI: India's government took Al Jazeera news channel off the air on Wednesday for five days after officials insisted it had repeatedly shown wrong maps of disputed Kashmir...

    Al Jazeera in India showed a blue screen on Wednesday with a sign saying “as instructed by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, this channel will not be available”...

  • India’s inter-ministerial committee recommends taking Al Jazeera off air in map row

    NEW DELHI: India, forever sullen about maps depicting its territorial claims against its liking, has found a quarry in Al Jazeera, reports said on Friday...

    The Hindu said an inter-ministerial committee of the Information and Broadcasting ministry has found that Al Jazeera channel violated the programme code by showing wrong maps of India on repeated occasions and recommended that it be taken off air...

  • School principal in India charged with sedition over 'incorrect' Kashmir map

    NEW DELHI: An Indian school principal and two others have been charged with sedition for printing an 'incorrect' map of disputed Kashmir, police said Wednesday, an offence technically punishable by a maximum of life in jail...

    The principal was arrested on Monday along with the school's owner and a printing press owner following a complaint by a right-wing Hindu activist, who spotted the map in a school diary...

  • Mystery surrounding age of Ranikot Fort may be resolved

    Speaking to reporters after the ceremony, Sindh Minister for Culture, Tourism and Antiquities Syed Sardar Ali Shah said that nobody exactly knew how old the Ranikot Fort was, but through the MoU a major breakthrough was expected in this regard very soon...

    MoU signed with Italian officials for joint probe into Sindh history and archaeology“We have taken a great step forward towards knowing the age of Ranikot Fort that is also called...

  • Historic fort crumbles from neglect

    Like many historical sites in the Salt Range, the condition of the Malot Fort, a beautiful and unique fort in the region, is deteriorating because of neglect...

    Two temples on the premises of the fort have crumbled, and the ruins of the fort are covered in wild growth...

  • Archaeology staff closes Lahore Fort to tourists

    LAHORE: A number of officials on Tuesday kept the Lahore Fort closed for tourists reportedly for two hours in protest against the government for shifting its administrative/functional control to the Walled City of Lahore Authority from the archaeology department...

    The situation turned embarrassing for the WCLA duty officials after a delegation from the US consulate paid a scheduled visit to the fort at the time when the archaeology...

  • If Taj Mahal is built by traitors, so is Red Fort, politician tells Modi

    NEW DELHI: In a stinging response to recent remarks questioning the Taj Mahal’s place in history by India’s ruling party legislator, a leading politician on Monday asked if Prime Minister Narendra Modi would stop hosting foreign dignitaries at the state capital’s iconic Hyderabad House, because that, too, was built by “traitors”...

    Earlier, the rightwing Hindu government in Uttar Pradesh removed the Taj Mahal from its official list of...

  • Tulamba fort under attack again

    MULTAN: The fort of Tulamba has survived many invaders for more than 2,500 years, according to legend; it is, however, now caving in to the apathy of the authorities...

    The Tulamba fort is located in the middle of the town and it was reconstructed by Sher Shah Suri...

  • Proposal to declare fort, Shalamar Gardens endangered: activists

    LAHORE: Threatening to strike off Lahore Fort and Shalamar Gardens off the World Heritage Site list, civil society activists quoted the World Heritage Committee (WHC) as saying that the Orange Line Metro Train project will “irreversibly compromise the authenticity and integrity of the properties and is a potential threat to its Outstanding Universal Value (OUV)”...

    ”Addressing the conference, noted conservationist Dr Ijaz Anwer,...

  • Rohtas Fort documentary planned

    GUJRAT: The Jhelum district government has decided to make a documentary on Rohtas Fort to attract tourists and inform young people about the monument...

    There is a plan to approach local historians for authentic information about the fort...

  • Altit Fort — Hunza's silent prestige

    Altit Fort was on top of my to-see list, I had been told it would be the best place to learn about the origins of its people...

    The great Altit Fort was built by the Mirs (ruling family) of Hunza as a display of power to the Mirs of Nagar (twin state) and has stood tall in front of Karakoram since the 11th century...

  • Fort Vimieux

    Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851), an English romantic landscape painter, watercolourist and printmaker, painted “Fort Vimieux”, oil on canvas (106...

    “Fort Vimieux” is among the group of paintings in which the artist recorded the British struggle against the French in Napoleonic Wars, and even made a special trip to sketch the ship...

  • KP govt to approach army chief to get possession of Balahisar Fort

    PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan has said that provincial government will get possession of Balahisar Fort from Frontier Corps (FC) to turn it into a tourists’ attraction centre...

    “I along with Chief Minister Pervez Khattak will meet Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif and will ask him to hand over possession of Balahisar Fort,” he said while talking to media after ground breaking ceremony of a zoo at Pakistan Forest...

  • US diplomat launches Umerkot Fort restoration scheme

    UMERKOT: US Consul General Grace Shelton along with Minister for Culture, Tourism and Antiquities on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of the scheme for the restoration of the historical Umerkot Fort on Thursday...

    Mr Shah spoke about how the fort had been built three times in the past...

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