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  • Iconic Eden Gardens to host World T20 final

    NEW DELHI: The iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata will host the World Twenty20 final in April next year, the Indian board said on Tuesday as it announced the venues for the tournament...

    The 16-nation men's tournament will be played alongside the women's event across various venues in India from March 11 to April 3...

  • ‘Unesco concerned over Orange Line threat to Shalimar Gardens’

    ISLAMABAD: Human rights activist Asma Jahangir on Thursday told the Supreme Court that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) had expressed concern that the Orange Line Metro Train could pose a threat to the Shalimar Gardens, a world heritage site...

    “[Unesco’s] World Heritage Committee, in its 40th session in 2016, had expressed serious concern about the development of the Orange Line and had...

  • 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)”...

    The committee should request the state party to immediately stop...

  • From a city of gardens to cactus land

    Certainly we have travelled a long way to this wasteland, once was “a city of majestic Mughal gardens”...

    The solution is huge shady trees (PTI’s billion tree tsunami has yet to hit Peshawar!) Meanwhile, the hapless citizens of Peshawar have to bear the fact that a historic city of gardens and flowers is now turning into a cultural and ecological desert...

  • Orange Line project: Punjab govt allays Unesco’s concerns about Shalamar Gardens

    LAHORE: Responding to a Unesco letter that expressed its concern at passing of elevated Orange Line track along the Shalamar Gardens and sought construction in front of the monument to be stopped, the Punjab government has allayed apprehensions of the organisation...

    “Shalamar Gardens, located on GT Road, is one of the monuments of Pakistan which is included in the World Heritage List...

  • The joy that is Eden Gardens

    But compared to that Calcutta itself which I visited for the first time in 1979-80 for the India-Pakistan Test was revelation of a kind that was stunningly pleasant and fulfilling...

    The exclusive Calcutta Club, the Victoria Memorial building which are masterpiece of architecture of the Colonial time reminding us all of the East India Company which infiltrated to later develop India into the centre of the British Raj, was all right in...

  • Change in Orange Line route Track to bypass Chauburji, Shalamar Gardens

    LAHORE: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) and its subsidiary, Traffic Engineering and Transport Planning Agency (Tepa), have decided to construct the track of the Orange Line metro train away from Chauburji and Shalamar Gardens in order to save these historical/heritage sites from environmental impacts, maintaining their view clear as it is at present...

    75km long section from Jain Mandir to Lakshmi via GPO Chowk, has been...

  • Shalamar Gardens: Unesco body seeks suspension of work on Orange Line project

    LAHORE: The Unesco’s World Heritage Committee has urged the Punjab government to immediately suspend any further work on the Orange Line Metro Train along the Shalamar Gardens and identify an alternative location for this section of the projectThe committee in its 40th meeting in Istanbul has issued a “draft decision”, urging “the State Party to immediately suspend any further work associated with the Shalamar Gardens of the Orange Line Metro...

  • InFashion: Indian luxe couture comes to the City of Gardens

    Then again, it is a brand known for grand shows in India with the celebrity quotient high on their agenda...

    To the credit of the creative director Diva’ni Saniya Dhir from India and local partner Shakil Zandani, Bagh-e-Bahar along with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan singing kalam from the era on which the collection was based, did full justice to the concept...

  • Fort, Shalamar Gardens may be put on World Heritage in Danger list

    ISLAMABAD: The World Heritage Committee which is scheduled to meet at Manama in Bahrain on June 24 is set to add the Lahore Fort and Shalamar Gardens to its list of World Heritage in Danger, according to the meeting’s agenda...

    A joint team from the World Heritage Centre (WHC) and ICOMOS Reactive Monitoring mission visited the Shalamar Gardens in April this year after the Supreme Court’s decision which gave the opinion that the...

  • Lahore’s Fort and Shalamar Gardens escape Unesco danger list

    ISLAMABAD: The World Heritage Committee at its meeting which concluded in Manama on Wednesday decided to not place the Shalamar Gardens and Fort, Lahore, on the list of World Heritage in Danger...

    The committee considered a report of the joint world heritage centre reactive monitoring mission to the Fort and Shalamar Gardens...

  • 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...

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