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  • Chances to solve Siachen, Sir Creek disputes missed: Shyam Saran

    Releasing his book — How India Sees the World: Kautilya to the 21st Century — here on Wednesday, Mr Saran also described the ‘missed opportunity’ to solve the Sir Creek dispute...

    The former secretary’s revelations are significant as it is the first time that an Indian official of the time has accepted that agreements on Siachen and Sir Creek, often called the “low-hanging fruit” of the comprehensive bilateral dialogue between the two...

  • Fire engulfs cargo vessels along Dubai creek

    The fire began in the afternoon along the Dubai Creek, sending thick black smoke billowing above the Mideast commercial hub’s densely packed Deira district, which is home to hotels, office buildings and gold and spice bazaars popular with tourists...

    The Dubai Creek is a saltwater inlet of the Persian Gulf coursing through the old core of the city that remains an active trading port...

  • Admiral Zakaullah observes exercise in Sir Creek

    KARACHI: Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah visited the Sir Creek area on Sunday to observe activities and events of Pakistan Navy’s ongoing Seaspark 2015 exercise...

    Owing to the intricate nature of the terrain, Sir Creek is being defended by the Pak Marine Force...

  • 300 villages hit by fury of water in Lala Creek

    The riverine belt (katcha) and ‘pakka katcha’ where an offshoot of river Indus ? Lala Creek ? flows along western borders of Layyah city, washed away crops on thousands of acres and hundreds of villages...

    The 30-mile Lala Creek flows through Tehsil Layyah from Shaadu Khan Union Council to Dholwala irrigation system in Bhakkari Ahmed Khan UC...

  • Bruised bottlenose dolphin rescued in Gharo creek

    THATTA: Some villagers attacked with sticks one of a pair of bottlenose dolphins that got trapped in the shallow waters of the Gharo creek and were about to kill the mammal on Sunday when some social activists intervened and succeeded in rescuing it albeit with deep bruises on its body...

    The animal was bleeding and its blood made the muddied water look darkish red when its tormentors were hitting it with sticks but it could not be...

  • Up the creek

    ON July 19, newspapers reported that a married man who was having an affair was killed in an ‘honour killing’ allegedly by the relatives of the woman he was involved with...

    One report described the murder thus: “A man died on Monday after five attackers chopped off his arms, lips and nose, taking away his severed limbs with them
  • Rare humpback whales pod spotted near Chann creek

    KARACHI: Another pod of humpback whales, five in number, was spotted near the coast of the Chann creek last week, the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) reported on Saturday...

    The pod of the rare whales was was sighted about 57 kilomeres southeast of Karachi by a WWF-P-trained fisherman, Captain Jehan Badsha...

  • 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...

  • PM visits Red Crescent Corona Care Hospital

    RAWALPINDI: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday visited the garrison city and inspected Red Crescent Corona Care Hospital established by the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS)...

    After a surge in Covis-19 patients, the district administration decided to turn Red Crescent Hospital into a coronavirus field hospital to deal with the emergency situation...

  • 60-seconds of horror: 'We thought the earth would split open'

    “I felt the earth heave beneath my feet, it was the most powerful earthquake I have ever felt,” says Hajra Bibi, an aged woman from Charbagh, dazed and shaken from the experience...

    Hajra Bibi was injured in the earthquake, and was admitted in a hospital along with her two children, who were also injured...

  • A corner of heaven on earth

    Two other Azaans one has heard have come close to such beauty: one at the Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad Deccan, India; the other heard at Dubai airport and sometimes also at Karachi’s Jinnah airport...

    Guided by two extraordinary Turkish gentlemen, Ali Karan and Sait Celik who, respectively, supervise the Pak-Turk schools in Sindh and the Karachi office of the Rumi Forum, and who personify the spirit of service to humanity, one tried to...

  • Asteroid grazes past Earth in 'critical' rehearsal

    A house-sized asteroid grazed past Earth on Thursday, passing harmlessly inside the Moon's orbit, as predicted, to give experts a rare opportunity to rehearse for a real strike threat in future...

    “We pretended that this was a critical object and exercised our communication,” said Detlef Koschny of the European Space Agency's Near-Earth Object programme...

  • The wretched of the earth

    It goes without saying that the move was at least partly necessitated by the security detail for Ashura, which goes ballistic, though not without reason, in cities like Karachi...

    Fanon’s book The Wretched of the Earth was translated by Iranian scholar Ali Shariati as Mostazafin e Zameen...

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