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  • 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 move from the traditional red-light district has come as industries including financial services moved north due to soaring real-estate prices but raised fears about protecting sex...

  • 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...

    Dozens of escort services with online bookings claim to serve thousands of clients in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad — some even in Dubai and Singapore...

  • 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...

  • 10 killed in explosion in Lahore's Defence area

    A powerful explosion in an under-construction building in Lahore's busy Defence Y Block Market left 10 people dead and more than 20 injured on Thursday...

    The area where the first blast occurred is a busy locality with several commercial offices and eateries...

  • 'No disease-free area': Summary to Punjab CM estimates 670,800 cases in Lahore alone

    An alarming summary presented by the Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department to Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar almost two weeks ago had revealed that "no workplace and residential area of any town is disease-free" in the provincial capital, it emerged on Monday...

    Advising against a 'smart lockdown' because all areas in the city had been impacted, the summary said there were an estimated 670,800 coronavirus cases in...

  • FADE FROM RED: THE DIAMOND OF LAHORE HAS DULLED

    ”Like all dancing girls in the Shahi Mohallah, or specifically in the red light district called Heera Mandi, there is a money-throwing ritual at dance performances...

    But after official sanction against red light districts, her family, like many others, moved away to another neighbouring area known as Baagh Munshi Ladda...

  • Portfolio: Of light and shadows

    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 closer...

  • 2nd Test: Rampant Pakistan edge England in fading light

    Babar ended Wood's resistance while Shah finished the match by ending Rashid's 239-minute resistance when he had him caught in the covers in the fading light as the Pakistani fielders embraced each other...

    The victory was important for Pakistan after they narrowly escaped defeat in the first Test in Abu Dhabi when bad light helped them draw the match in final minutes...

  • 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
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