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  • FIFA says Nobel Center withdrawal “isn’t fair play”

    ZURICH: FIFA reacted with bitterness on Tuesday over the Nobel Peace Center’s plan to end cooperation over the Handshake for Peace initiative, saying the decision was “not fair play” and obstructed anti-discrimination...

    “We are disappointed to have learned from the media about the Nobel Peace Center’s intent to terminate the cooperation with FIFA on the Handshake for Peace initiative,” said FIFA in a statement...

  • Explosion in Bogota shopping center kills three, wounds nine

    Three women were killed and nine wounded after an explosive device detonated in a restroom in a busy upscale shopping centre in Colombia's capital on Saturday...

    The Andino shopping mall in an exclusive area of Bogota was evacuated after the blast, which occurred around 5 pm local time in the women's toilet
  • LDA stops commercialisation of Wapda Town main boulevard

    LAHORE: The Lahore Development Authority has decided to stop temporary or permanent commercialisation of the Wapda Town main boulevard after its town planning wing received applications from residents individually and jointly...

    Wapda Town is a posh locality situated at southern area of Lahore, linking Khayaban-i-Jinnah, Johar Town, Valencia Town, Tariq Garden and NFC Society (phase-1)...

  • Muslim community revamps old Mumbai neighbourhood with arches, solar panels

    That is about to change as the 150-year-old quarter — a colloquial twist on “behind the bazaar” as it was known — embarks on a unique community-led modernisation that could be a model for inner-city redevelopment across India...

    “It is a shame the community has lived like this for so long,” said Abbas Master, chief executive of Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust that is funding and overseeing the project...

  • British Muslim drag queen takes a step to inspire gay community

    LONDON: Threats are nothing new for Asif Quaraishi, but the gay Muslim hopes that a documentary about Muslim drag queens will encourage gay British Asians to come out of the closet rather than provoke a backlash against Britain's "hidden" community...

    The film "Muslim Drag Queens" follows the lives of Quaraishi and two other performers and explores the clandestine nature of Britain's gay Asian - or "Gaysian" - community...

  • Cuba's small Muslim community to mark end of Ramazan

    HAVANA: They speak little Arabic and don't have a real mosque, but Cuba's small Muslim community practises the faith and will quietly mark the end of Ramazan as best they can...

    According to experts, Islam was introduced to Cuba by Muslim students who came from countries such as Pakistan in the 1970s and 80s...

  • 459 illegal factories thriving in Lahore, claims LDA

    After the recent collapse of a four-storey factory building at the Sundar Industrial Estate that killed 46 workers, Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has released a list of 459 small factories and industrial units that have been operating illegally in congested residential areas of Lahore...

    The LDA survey exposes 459 small factories in the provincial capital that have been built illegally and are not following the required...

  • LDA seals private school in Lahore while children are in classes

    LAHORE: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) on Wednesday morning sealed a private school as classes were underway, confining faculty, administration and students to school premises...

    The move caused teachers, students and children's parents to panic as they found themselves locked inside Askari Public School located in a densely-populated residential neighbourhood in Lahore's Johar Town area...

  • Wrong map: PU teacher suspended

    LAHORE: Punjab University’s Institute of Education and Research (IER) Assistant Professor Dr Abida Nasreen has been suspended from service for three months for publication of wrong map of Pakistan on a flex...

    PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran on Monday took notice of the publication of wrong map of Pakistan on a flex in which Azad Kashmir was not shown part of the country...

  • Shaheer Niazi — teenager who put Pakistan on science map

    LAHORE: “No one has ever achieved much from staying within the confines of a system...

    The bespectacled curly-haired student from the Lahore College of Arts and Sciences (LACAS), Johar Town, A-Level Campus, got published a research paper in the journal, Royal Society Open Science, based on research he had conducted for the International Young Physicists’ Tournament in Russia last year...

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