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  • COVER:The untold history:The Raj at War by Yasmin Khan

    From this point of view, Yasmin Khan’s book The Raj at War: A People’s History of India’s Second World War breaks new ground and brings to light unknown and horrifying facts about the mass misery that resulted from the colonial government’s ruthlessness to prepare India for what looked like an imminent and irreversible Japanese invasion...

    Using buckets to throw away debris and mud, the Raj’s 20th-century slaves died by the thousands...

  • SC asks who allowed factories around Katas Raj temple to increase production

    The Supreme Court on Thursday asked who was responsible for allowing cement factories around the historic Katas Raj Temple to increase production, which has resulted in catastrophic destruction of the historic site...

    Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, who is heading a three-judge bench overseeing a suo motu case which followed media reports that the Katas pond was drying out fast as nearby cement factories sucked up...

  • Katas Raj case: 'Will halt water supply to cement factories if necessary,' says CJP

    Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday regretted the government's inability to safeguard one of the Hindu community's most well-known places of worship, Chakwal's Katas Raj temple, and ordered that a committee be set up to probe the issue...

    The CJP made the remarks during the hearing of a suo motu case taken up by the Supreme Court (SC) on the basis of media reports that the Katas Raj temple complex pond was...

  • Katas Raj pond dry despite monsoon rains

    CHAKWAL: The Katas Raj pond, which dried up last May, has remained dry despite the monsoon rains...

    An ETPB employee said the water from the Katas Raj pond was once used to irrigate gardens of loquats in Choa Saidan Shah, while drinking water from the pond was supplied to Choa Saidan Shah town and the Waulah and Katas villages...

  • SC takes notice of dried up Katas Raj pond

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday took notice of reports that the pond in the Katas Raj temple complex is drying out and ordered the concerned departments to submit a comprehensive report for the reasons behind the phenomenon within three days...

    The Katas Raj temple complex is located near Kallar Kahar, approximately 100 kilometres by road from another important Hindu site, the Tilla Jogian complex...

  • Raj all the rage as India marks 70 years of independence

    Other Western movies to deal with the Raj era this year include “The Black Prince”, which recreates the life of Duleep Singh, the last king of Punjab, who was deposed and taken to Britain as a child, never to return to his homeland...

    Director Chadha, whose grandparents fled what is now Pakistan at Partition, told AFP the story was “intensely personal”...

  • Ton-up Raj drives India into Women’s World Cup semis

    LONDON: India captain Mithali Raj scored her sixth One-day International hundred as she led her side into the last four of the ICC Women’s World Cup during a crushing 186-run win over New Zealand in Derby on Saturday...

    Raj made 109 in an India total of 265-7 that also featured Veda Krishnamurthy’s 70 off just 45 balls and Harmanpreet Kaur’s 60...

  • De-silting of fabled pond at Katas Raj begins

    CHAKWAL: Having moved by the drying condition of the revered pond of Katas Raj, the Punjab government in collaboration with a cement factory has launched a de-silting drive to restore the pond to its original condition...

    “The pond and the Katas Raj temples are our assets and the site is revered by Hindus...

  • No easy going for England in decider, warns Raj

    DERBY: India captain Mithali Raj has warned England not to expect an easy contest when they come up against her side in the Women’s World Cup final on Sunday...

    “As a team we are all very excited to be part of the final,” said Raj, reflecting on India reaching their first World Cup final since 2005...

  • Fabled pond of Katas Raj drying out, again

    CHAKWAL: In Hindu mythology, the fabled pond at the Katas Raj temples was formed by the tears of Shiva, who wept uncontrollably over the loss of his wife Sati...

    Former Punjab governor retired Lt Gen Mohammad Safdar, whose native village Dulmial is six kilometers from Katas Raj, also blames the cement factory for creating an acute water shortage in the area...

  • Collectors’ choice: The Raj legacy

    Whether it is the flattering images of Mughal monuments and imperial portraits condensed in exquisite ivory miniatures or the picturesque watercolour prints of Wazir Khan Mosque Lahore or the pleasing vistas of Murree Hills and Attock Fort from the Illustrated London News Engravings the art is a splendid affirmation of the magnificence of Empire...

  • COVER: The heart of Karachi: Karachi Raj By Anis Shivani

    IN his debut novel Karachi Raj, erstwhile critic Anis Shivani depicts a year’s worth of Karachi life as viewed from the differing perspectives of an American anthropologist and a couple of individuals living in the low-income district of the Basti...

    If one takes a step back from the general plot machinations of the text one finds that Karachi Raj acts primarily as a set of colourful vignettes that generally revolve around...

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