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  • Movie review: The Lego Ninjago Movie

    Earlier this year, Lego came up with The Lego Batman Movie where a super-cool and super-alone Batman had to save the world from his usual villains...

    Sadly, the same can’t be said of Lego’s next venture The Lego Ninjago Movie, despite the presence of Jackie Chan and others...

  • Movie review: My Little Pony: The Movie

    My Little Pony: The Movie is a cute flick strictly for those kids who are accustomed to the cartoon series because if you don’t know the characters, you will not be able to enjoy the film...

    Do the Equestrians win against their monstrous enemies or does the Storm King manage to change day into night on his mood, My Little Pony: The Movie has all the answers...

  • Movie: The Lego Batman movie

    In The Lego Batman movie, the world’s greatest detective is pitted against the worst villains on the planet, led by arch rival Joker and has to save Gotham while trying to pass on as Bruce Wayne, train a youngster as his sidekick, deal with Alfred’s snooping and Commissioner Gordon’s retirement...

    Just like The Lego Movie (2014), everything is awesome here, and it also mocks Batman’s previous appearances in films and makes fun of...

  • ‘Unesco concerned over Orange Line threat to Shalimar Gardens’

    ISLAMABAD: Human rights activist Asma Jahangir on Thursday told the Supreme Court that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) had expressed concern that the Orange Line Metro Train could pose a threat to the Shalimar Gardens, a world heritage site...

    “[Unesco’s] World Heritage Committee, in its 40th session in 2016, had expressed serious concern about the development of the Orange Line and had...

  • Proposal to declare fort, Shalamar Gardens endangered: activists

    LAHORE: Threatening to strike off Lahore Fort and Shalamar Gardens off the World Heritage Site list, civil society activists quoted the World Heritage Committee (WHC) as saying that the Orange Line Metro Train project will “irreversibly compromise the authenticity and integrity of the properties and is a potential threat to its Outstanding Universal Value (OUV)”...

    According to the activists, in its draft decision by technical...

  • From a city of gardens to cactus land

    Certainly we have travelled a long way to this wasteland, once was “a city of majestic Mughal gardens”...

     Pakistan and Afghanistan, according to some experts, sit atop an ecological volcano waiting to explode...

  • Orange Line project: Punjab govt allays Unesco’s concerns about Shalamar Gardens

    LAHORE: Responding to a Unesco letter that expressed its concern at passing of elevated Orange Line track along the Shalamar Gardens and sought construction in front of the monument to be stopped, the Punjab government has allayed apprehensions of the organisation...

    “Shalamar Gardens, located on GT Road, is one of the monuments of Pakistan which is included in the World Heritage List...

  • The joy that is Eden Gardens

    But compared to that Calcutta itself which I visited for the first time in 1979-80 for the India-Pakistan Test was revelation of a kind that was stunningly pleasant and fulfilling...

    The exclusive Calcutta Club, the Victoria Memorial building which are masterpiece of architecture of the Colonial time reminding us all of the East India Company which infiltrated to later develop India into the centre of the British Raj, was all right in...

  • Change in Orange Line route Track to bypass Chauburji, Shalamar Gardens

    LAHORE: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) and its subsidiary, Traffic Engineering and Transport Planning Agency (Tepa), have decided to construct the track of the Orange Line metro train away from Chauburji and Shalamar Gardens in order to save these historical/heritage sites from environmental impacts, maintaining their view clear as it is at present...

    75km long section from Jain Mandir to Lakshmi via GPO Chowk, has been...

  • Shalamar Gardens: Unesco body seeks suspension of work on Orange Line project

    LAHORE: The Unesco’s World Heritage Committee has urged the Punjab government to immediately suspend any further work on the Orange Line Metro Train along the Shalamar Gardens and identify an alternative location for this section of the projectThe committee in its 40th meeting in Istanbul has issued a “draft decision”, urging “the State Party to immediately suspend any further work associated with the Shalamar Gardens of the Orange Line Metro...

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