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  • Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah protesters ordered to vacate Jinnah Avenue

    ISLAMABAD: The capital administration on Monday warned organisers and activists of the Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah to immediately vacate Jinnah Avenue where they are staging a sit in and served them a notice in this regard as well...

    The notice reminds the protesters that in the wake of the current law and order situation and recent terrorist attacks, section 144 of the CrPC has been imposed in Islamabad which bans large...

  • Police keeping close eye on Blue Area sit-in by religious parties

    ISLAMABAD: Activists of the Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah, whose rally set off from Lahore a couple of days ago, managed on Thursday night to stage a sit-in on Jinnah Avenue, nearly a kilometre outside the capital’s high-security Red Zone...

    An assurance from the Sunni Tehreek (ST) that their activists would not try to breach the Red Zone allowed the marchers some respite; the government asked the Islamabad administration and...

  • Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United: Will the blue shirts continue their unbeaten streak?

    Karachi Kings look to continue their unbeaten run as they take on Islamabad United in the 15th fixture of the Pakistan Super league (PSL) on Sunday at Sharjah...

    Currently sitting just above Lahore Qalandars — who the United denied their maiden victory in the season after a thrilling super over finish — Islamabad are relying on their young blood under the captaincy of old guard and former national team skipper Misbah-ul-Haq...

  • Drones overfly Paris avenue in ‘magical’ festival

    PARIS: The Champs-Elysee was the setting of a mini-air show on Sunday as amateur drone enthusiasts flew their high-tech toys over the famed Paris avenue in the city’s first festival celebrating the gadgets...

    ” Part of the famous avenue — which is carless on the first Sunday of every month — was converted into a drone aviary for the occasion, a space confined in netting that is about eight metres high and 140 metres long...

  • CDA plans to link Margalla Avenue with Murree Expressway

    ISLAMABAD: Instead of removing bottlenecks in a much awaited road project on the foothills of Margalla, the city managers plan to link the artery from Grand Trunk (GT) Road with Murree Expressway...

    The Margalla Avenue project was behind schedule by two years as it was started in 2012 and was to be completed in June 2013...

  • ‘Restaurants in Margallas, new Parade Avenue violate master plan’

    ISLAMABAD: A high-powered environmental commission has claimed that a number of modern developments in the capital – such as the construction of the Pak-China Friendship Centre near Shakarparian and the presence of restaurants at Pir Sohawa and Daman-i-Koh – are violations of the Islamabad master plan...

    The commission, constituted by the Islamabad High Court (IHC), also claimed that shifting the Parade Ground from Parade Avenue near...

  • DHA Karachi to rename Beach Avenue after Abdul Sattar Edhi

    KARACHI: The Executive Board of DHA in a meeting chaired by its President Commander 5 Corps Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar decided to rename Beach Avenue on Seaview in DHA Phase VIII as Abdul Sattar Edhi Avenue — in recognition of the philanthropist’s legendary services to the humanity...

    It pointed out that Beach Avenue is the most popular road of the metropolis which is frequented by the people visiting the sea in large numbers for...

  • Indian factory shut for dumping dye after dogs turn blue

    A factory in Mumbai accused of dumping dye into an Indian river where several dogs turned blue has been shut down, an official said Tuesday, after alarming pictures emerged of the brightly-coloured canines...

    An animal activist spotted the blue dogs wandering the streets of Mumbai near an industrial zone where factories had been accused of pouring untreated chemicals directly into the Kasadi river...

  • Giant blue whale spotted with calf off Churna Island

    KARACHI: A giant blue whale has recently been spotted along with its baby off Churna Island, Balochistan, the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) reported on Thursday...

    This was the first live sighting of the blue whale, stated the organisation, which had earlier reported sighting of a sperm whale pair off Jiwani...

  • Two girls found playing 'Blue Whale' game in Jhelum, expelled from college

    Two female college students in Jhelum were found to have been playing the dangerous Blue Whale challenge, a game that encourages self-harm and eventual suicide among its victims, after it emerged that they had inflicted injuries on their arms with a blade...

    The Blue Whale challenge is an online game in which the administrator (also known as the curator) sets challenges and tasks for the player over a 50-day period...

  • Abe — nationalist blue blood at home, shrewd diplomat abroad

    TOKYO: Japan’s Shinzo Abe, who called snap elections on Monday, is seen as a pragmatic and canny diplomat who has cosied up to Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin while pushing a nationalist agenda at home...

    Groomed for power from birth, the 63-year-old is often viewed as arrogant but has also shown a self-deprecating sense of humour, dressing up as video game icon Super Mario as the Rio Olympics closed to give a zany preview of Tokyo 2020
  • PML-N’s blue-eyed bureaucrat in hot waters

    ISLAMABAD: An ‘influential’ additional secretary at the Prime Minister’s Secretariat found himself in hot waters on Wednesday when the Islamabad High Court (IHC) summoned the principal secretary to inquire about tampering of secretariat records...

  • Blue is the colour as Chelsea end five-year wait for EPL title

    LONDON: The club anthem Blue is the Colour resounded around a joyful Stamford Bridge and champagne flowed as Chelsea clinched their first Premier League title for five years with a typically stubborn 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday...

    ”With blue ticker-tape raining down in the sunshine, Chelsea’s players completed a lap of honour with ironic chants of “boring, boring Chelsea” ringing out...

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