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  • Royal Shakespeare Company founder Peter Hall dies

    LONDON: British director Peter Hall, who founded the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1960 and is credited with the boom of post-war British theatre, has died at the age of 86, the National Theatre said on Tuesday...

    Actors Vanessa Redgrave and Patrick Stewart led the tributes to Hall, the son of a railway stationmaster who also worked with Judi Dench and Anthony Hopkins in a career spanning more than five decades
  • Castle of last Hindu king Raja Gira in Swat crumbling

    MINGORA: The castle of Raja Gira, the last king of the Hindu Shahi period before the advent of Muslims in Swat, is crumbling down due to the government’s lack of interest and constant neglect...

    Perched on a rocky spur of a hillside overlooking the plains of Udigram village, the Raja Gira’s castle with its jutting towers and privileged position guaranteed total control of the city below as well as the entire valley
  • France helps Syria restore 900-year-old castle

    BEIRUT: Young Syrians tasked with restoring their country’s world famous archaeological heritage, ravaged by five years of war, are getting a helping hand from French experts...

    Syria’s antiquities chief, Maamoun Abdulkarim, has already moved thousands of artefacts from the ancient city of Palmyra — some of whose temples were dynamited last year by the militant Islamic State (IS) group — and other historic sites into safekeeping
  • Smokers’ Corner: Men in the high castle

    The partition of India in 1947 is largely understood as a division between the Hindu majority and Muslim minority of the region; and how two mainstream political parties played a direct role in launching India and Pakistan as two distinct countries...

    The parties were Jinnah’s All India Muslim League and Nehru’s Indian National Congress
  • Another ancient castle discovered in Swat

    MINGORA: The culture activists discovered another castle of the Hindu Shahi period during their visit to the Bar Tangai Mountain in Dadhara area of tehsil Kabal here on Monday...

    Located on the top of the Dadharra Mountain, spur on the bank of the Swat River, the castle is part of the network of castles of the Hindu Shahi period
  • Marriage hall owner held for ignoring dengue measures

    LAHORE: A team of the City District Government of Lahore’s (CDGL) health wing on Monday raided a marriage hall in Samanabad and got its owner arrested for not following anti-dengue regulations...

    Action, according to a spokesman, was taken against Dreamland Marriage Hall after the team found dengue larvae there
  • Wedding hall admin ‘disallows suspicious Nikah’

    KASUR: A would-be groom, along with around hundred guests, had to leave a wedding hall without the Nikah ceremony on Sunday after they failed to establish before its administration that the girl to become bride was not a minor...

    City police got a tip-off that a minor girl was going to be married to a man thrice her age to settle a loan at a wedding hall on Khara Road, sources said
  • 14 killed in suicide attack outside Kabul wedding hall: officials

    A suicide attacker blew himself up outside a wedding hall in Kabul killing at least 14 people, officials said on Thursday, in an apparent attempt to strike a political gathering under way inside...

    The Taliban was quick to deny responsibility for the attack, the latest to hit the war-weary Afghan capital where insurgents have been stepping up assaults in a show of deadly force
  • Man goes to jail for entering Senate Hall

    ISLAMABAD: A man arrested two days ago for trespassing on the Senate Hall, at the National Assembly, was sent to jail on a 14-day judicial remand on Wednesday...

    According to the FIR registered against him, the man who is a resident of Sukkur was spotted entering from the entrance reserved for senators and was questioned by the security staff
  • Rupert Murdoch to marry Jerry Hall

    LONDON: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch will marry actress and former supermodel Jerry Hall, the couple announced in British newspaper The Times on Tuesday, after a four-month romance...

    The couple got engaged over the weekend in Los Angeles, where they attended the 73rd Golden Globes awards gala — although Hall was not pictured sporting a ring on the red carpet
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