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  • Light rain turns weather chilly in Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: Strong winds coupled with light rain and thunder lashed Hyderabad and its adjoining areas late on Monday evening, inundating low-lying areas and increasing cold in the wake albeit briefly...

    No casualty was reported from any area of the city
  • Calls to protect sex workers as Mumbai’s red-light industry goes underground

    MUMBAI: Police crackdowns and higher rents are driving Mumbai’s commercial sex industry out of traditional red-light areas and underground, with calls on Friday from social workers to boost efforts to ensure sex workers’ lives are not put at risk...

    The commercial sex industry in Mumbai, one of the biggest destinations in the country for trafficked women, was once concentrated in decrepit brothels in the Kamathipura and Falkland Road...
  • How technology killed historic red-light district

    LAHORE: Pakistan’s oldest red light district was for centuries a hub of traditional erotic dancers, musicians and prostitutes — Pigalle with a Mughal twist, deep in the heart of vibrant Lahore...

    But as an e-commerce boom revolutionises how Pakistanis conduct the world’s oldest profession, locals say the historic Heera Mandi district is under threat
  • Decision to remove Nawaz's name from ECL to be taken in light of NAB, medical board's reports: Awan

    The chief spokesperson for the government, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, on Monday said that the decision to remove former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's name from the no-fly list will be taken in light of recommendations of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the medical board...

    "The government itself does not place any individual's name on the ECL (exit control list)
  • Red Zone on red alert ahead of SC verdict

    ISLAMABAD: Police, Rangers and Frontier Constabulary personnel will be deployed in and around the Red Zone for security and to maintain the peace on Thursday, when the Supreme Court is to announce its judgement in the Panama Papers case...

    Senior police officials met at the Central Police Office to review the arrangements, and it was decided that the Red Zone would be put on ‘red alert’ on Thursday, officials told Dawn
  • Portfolio: Of light and shadows

    Over the last few years, Imran Qureshi has received incredible international acclaim — from the Deutsche Bank Award for ‘Artist of the year’ to prestigious commissions at Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Roof Garden and Aga Khan Museum...

    For these public exhibits, he has also come to be recognised for tackling large and open spaces, covering them with splashes of paint, often red and blood-like that turn into intricate foliage as you come...
  • 2nd Test: Rampant Pakistan edge England in fading light

    DUBAI: Pakistan's bowlers wore down tough resistance from England's tail to win the second Test by an emphatic 178-run margin in Dubai on Monday, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series...

    Leg-spinner Yasir Shah (4-87) and left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar (3-53) shared the bowling honours as England, set a daunting 491-run target, were bowled out for 312 late on the fifth day with just 6
  • India shines light on the plight of the disabled

    NEW DELHI: Go, inspect the toilets in the building, the trainer said, handing out a 17-page checklist and a tool kit to the students...

    She told them to measure the width of the wheelchairs, height of the ramps, weigh the force of the door and look for Braille signage
  • Indian movie Aligarh shines rare light on homophobia

    MUMBAI: A rare Bollywood movie tackling homophobia gets its Indian premiere on Friday, with the film-makers hoping it will help change attitudes in the conservative country where homosexuality is illegal...

    Aligarh is based on a true story about a university professor who was suspended from his post after a television news crew filmed him having sex with a rickshaw puller in an undercover sting operation
  • Gandhara International University gets green light

    TAXILA: The government plans to establish the Gandhara International University in Taxila, in an effort to revive the 3,000-year-old Buddhist university of ancient Taxila and make Pakistan a centre for interfaith harmony and Buddhism studies...

    The chairperson of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) as well as the steering committee of the project, Siddiqul Farooque, told Dawn that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had formally approved the...
  • Looking for light at the end of the tunnel

    Despite occasional rumours of an impending exit of Abraaj — the foreign controlling stakeholder in the power utility — long ago rubbished by the K-Electric Limited, the company has remained under spotlight at the country’s stock market...

    On any trading day, one of the five volume leaders among the 560 stocks listed on the PSX is likely to be KEL
  • Pink rays of light

    HAVING seen a photograph on Twitter of Islamabad’s Faisal Mosque lit up in pink lights to mark October as the breast cancer awareness month, I took the liberty of retweeting it but the reaction from some social media users left me benumbed with shock...

    My personal stake in breast cancer awareness stems from my own loss
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