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  • Basant Festival draws crowd to Lok Virsa

    ISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, Lok Virsa, organised a one-day Basant Festival on its premises on Sunday, the last day of the chunri and kite making training programme...

    The six-day training programme in chunri (tie-dye) and kite making to mark Basant, was part of a series of programmes that Lok Virsa organised under the title of ‘Craft of the Month’...

  • Basant ban and the loss of livelihood

    LAHORE: The Punjab government brought Basant to a drastic end in 2007 following deaths due to chemicalised twine...

    But the blanket ban did not only contain deaths, it affected every aspect of the huge informal industry that started functioning weeks ahead of Basant...

  • Basant and spring, a heady combination

    KARACHI: Despite basant and particularly kite-flying becoming a much polarised and politicised yearly event, the seasonal festival celebrations at the DA Country & Golf Club on Sunday saw family and friends gather together to celebrate the Basant & Spring Gala 2016 amid much fanfare...

    The festivities were as much an ode to the basant festival as they were in celebration of spring in Karachi which vanishes as quickly as it comes...

  • Lok Virsa celebrates Basant with song competition

    ISLAMABAD: Lok Virsa organised a Basant song competition on Sunday to celebrate spring, featuring several musicians from across the country...

    Executive Director Dr Fouzia Saeed said it was very important to celebrate traditional events such as Basant...

  • No more Basant...

    Where this young lad picked up the germs for the forbidden pastime is a mystery...

    He was caught red-handed, twine in hand, his eyes too affixed on the horizon for him to notice the arrival of the policemen whose ways are usually quite loud...

  • Another year without Basant

    IN a tweet sent on Feb 7, Shahbaz Sharif reiterated his government’s policy of a “complete ban” on Basant in Punjab...

    Their final recommendations included a 24-hour festival, with a complete ban on unlicensed string retailers, restrictions on kite size, and the demarcation of designated areas for kite-flying...

  • Salam Basant

    The prime minister has been able to secure front-page coverage for a certain Abdus Salam by naming a centre at the respected Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad after him...

    The freedom he gives himself soon after — the freedom to be seen hobnobbing with the likes of Dr Salam, may certainly have a staggering effect on those longing for an expedited weakening of Mr Sharif...

  • Basant means happiness and all it takes are a few precautions

    It surely does occur to every true Lahori just why do our religious ‘experts’, whom the establishment remains scared of, want Basant banned...

    Punjab notes: Basant: yellow fields and Lahore’s colourless skyFirst they said it was a Hindu festival, which scholars proved as an incorrect assertion because every place on mother earth, all with varying religions, has its Spring Festival...

  • Toyota, Suzuki eye partnership as industry consolidates

    TOKYO: Toyota and Suzuki said Wednesday they are holding talks about a possible partnership to handle “unprecedented” changes in the global auto industry, as Japan's vehicle sector sees a wave of consolidation...

    Toyota, the world's biggest automaker, and small car specialist Suzuki did not announce details but suggested any partnership could focus on new safety and environmental technologies...

  • Pak Suzuki earns Rs1.31bn

    KARACHI: Pak Suzuki Motor Company Limited’s (PSMCL) profit after tax (PAT) grew 38 per cent to Rs1...

    31 billion for the quarter ended March, turning into earnings per share (eps) at Rs15...

  • Pak Suzuki mulls moving investment to Iran

    KARACHI: A major automaker has threatened to shift its investment for a new plant worth $400-500 million to Iran from Pakistan citing dearth of incentives for existing assemblers in the Automotive Development Policy (ADP) 2016-21...

    Pak Suzuki Motor Company Limited (PSMCL), which has over 50 per cent market share, informed the government some time back of its plan to make big investments and work on vendor development and new...

  • Suzuki denies cheating on fuel, emissions testing

    TOKYO: Suzuki on Wednesday admitted to finding “discrepancies” in its fuel-economy and emissions testing, but the firm denied deliberately manipulating data to make cars seem more efficient...

    The remarks from the Japanese small-car maker came in the wake of rival Mitsubishi Motors’ shock admission last month that it had cheated on fuel-efficiency tests for decades...

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