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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

    The French team visited the 900-year-old Krak des Chevaliers castle, a Unesco World Heritage site, on Tuesday to discuss the damage and deliver advice...

    The castle, which sits on a hill overlooking Lebanon, was overrun by rebels for three months in 2014 and damaged by mortar fire...

  • 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...

    Supporters of Atta Mohammad Noor, the powerful governor of the northern province of Balkh and a vocal critic of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, had been holding an event inside the hall at the time of the blast...

  • 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...

    He spent some time asking around for Senator Shah but was caught trying to enter the Senate Hall...

  • 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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