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  • Taiwan lantern makers go green for festival of lights

    TAIPEI: As Taiwan lights up for the start of its annual lantern festival this weekend, one eco-friendly craftsman is breaking with tradition...

    Lantern-maker Lin Chow-chin is part of a growing movement on the island to make the celebrations greener, creating sustainable lights which can be converted into everything from desk lamps to flower vases...

  • Book review: The story behind the Green Lantern

    Green Lantern is part of the Justice League since its inception but he hasn’t been discussed as much as the rest of the JL members...

    Green Lantern — An Origin Story tells you all there is to know about this JL founding member who has always lent a helping hand when his friends are in trouble...

  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • Three-day Sufi festival gets under way in Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: A three-day festival titled ‘Sindh Sufi melo’ was inaugurated by by Sindh Senior Minister for Food and Parliamentary Affairs Nisar Ahmed Khuhro in Hyderabad Club on Sunday...

    The festival, organised by the provincial auqaf department, was originally to be inaugurated by Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah but he could not turn up owing to his preoccupations...

  • Three-day Hyderabad literature festival begins

    HYDERABAD: Prominent intellectual and writer Amar Jalil has blamed Sindhis for the deterioration of education in the province and said nobody has compelled them to close down their schools but they themselves have snatched the right to education from their children and youths...

    The scholar was among a bevy of writers, poets and intellectuals who spoke at the inauguration ceremony for the three-day Hyderabad Literature Festival...

  • Rising Pakistan children festival held in Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: A large number of students of public and private schools were enthralled by daylong activities in a programme titled ‘Rising Pakistan Children Festival’ held at Mehran Arts Council Latifabad here on Saturday...

    The programme was organised by Bazm-i-Sathi Hyderabad and sponsored by the Al-Khidmat Foundation Orphan Care Programme...

  • Astronomy: The summer night sky

    AT any time of the night, in any season, when the sky is free from pollution, mist droplets or city lights — or glow of any other kind (even the lunar) one can see around three thousand stars of variant brightness...

    This of course does not include those multitudinous stars that lie embedded in that arm of the Milky Way, our own parent galaxy that passes far overhead from the north of the sky and snakes across the southerly...

  • Britain eyes wider probe on Sky takeover

    LONDON: Britain on Tuesday said it may widen its probe into the planned takeover of pan-European satellite TV giant Sky by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox entertainment group...

    While the blockbuster deal has already raised concerns about the influence of the Australian-born US tycoon over Britain’s media landscape, industry observers are also worried that the controversial reporting style of Murdoch’s Fox News channel could be...

  • Crime rate sky-high

    THE crime rate in my town is now beyond description...

    The life of the people has become miserable due to crimes like car snatching, robbing money on gunpoint, etc
  • ‘Open sky’ policy

    THIS is apropos the news item ‘Gulf-specific’ aviation policy questioned” (May 19)...

    This government should not make the same mistake as it did back in the 1990s in the name of ‘open sky’...

  • Froome in control despite Sky’s near miss

    On Sunday, BMC Racing clocked 32 minutes 15 seconds to beat Sky by one second and Froome now leads American Tejay van Garderen by 12 seconds overall and Belgian rider Greg Van Avermaet — another BMC rider — by 27 seconds...

    The battle between BMC and Sky was neck-and-neck for 20km with the two level at the first time check and then Sky ahead by 1sec at the second...

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