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  • Delhi topple leaders Hyderabad to stay in hunt

    HYDERABAD: Delhi Daredevils ended their two-match losing streak when they defeated IPL table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad by a clinical margin of seven wickets here on Thursday night...

    They put the Hyderabad in after winning the toss, but to their dismay skipper David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan reached 51-0 the end of powerplay...

  • A treasure trove of history

    BRIGADIER Riazullah, a polite, persuasive communicator epitomising the category of ‘an officer and a gentleman’, was the DG ISPR when the army launched a massive PR initiative, dubbed ‘Glasnost’ by the media, after Gen Mirza Aslam Beg took over as army chief...

    This initiative came after the death of the military dictator Gen Ziaul Haq in a plane crash and included military manoeuvres on a grand scale codenamed Zarb-i-Momin, which a...
  • Explorers claim finding pirate Captain Kidd’s treasure in Madagascar

    SAINTE MARIE: A team of American explorers on Thursday claimed to have discovered silver treasure from the infamous 17th-century Scottish pirate William Kidd in a shipwreck off the coast of Madagascar...

    Captain Kidd, who was born in Scotland in about 1645, was first employed by British authorities to hunt pirates, but he turned himself into a ruthless criminal of the high seas...

  • Men claim finding Nazi train loaded with treasure in Poland

    WARSAW: According to Polish lore, a Nazi train loaded with gold, artworks and weapons vanished into a mountain at the end of World War II, as the Germans fled the Soviet advance...

    Now two men claim they know the location of the mystery train and are demanding 10 per cent of its value in exchange for revealing its location
  • The treasure in books    

    The next time you’re fussing about the presentation that you have to give at school, or the thought of the impending exams that haunt your mind at night, open a book and say goodbye to your worries...

    Other interesting books would be The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, its sequel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Treasure Island by Robert Louise Stevenson which describe the escapades of young boys and explore the themes...

  • A treasure trove

    From my earliest schooldays it was my habit to go from school straight to Bazar Almariyan, to my father’s factory, and give him a helping hand till dusk...

    It was eventually purchased by a consortium of American universities and then established as Urdu Research Centre at the Sundarayya Vignana Kendram, Hyderabad, where it is now secure and will eventually be made available to worldwide readership via digitisation...

  • ‘Star Wars’ proves treasure trove for philosophers

    Rich in mythology, symbolism and theology, the movie franchise set in a galaxy far, far away has for decades proved a treasure trove for earthbound philosophers, raising issues such as the nature of good and evil, free will and determinism, the prophecy of the chosen one, and the true nature of The Force...

  • Of the lost and hidden treasure

    PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s central archives in the provincial capital that holds a treasure trove of rare manuscripts, historic documents and papers has been the victim of criminal neglect, mishandling and mismanagement...

    The archives and library has a treasure of historic expeditions, official reports, letters, gazetteers depicting important events of the time like kidnapping of Ellis by Ajab Khan Afridi, murder of Dr Khan...

  • Spanish treasure from 17th century on sale in New York

    The extraordinary items were discovered by a US treasure hunter from the wreckage of the Nuestra Senora de Atocha, the most famous vessel in a Spanish flotilla that sank after sailing into a hurricane...

    After a painstaking, expensive search taking more than 15 years, Mel Fisher located the wreckage on July 20, 1985, recovering $450 million worth of treasure, including coins and precious jewellery...

  • Treasure trove worth $273m seized from ex-Malaysian PM

    KUALA LUMPUR: A vast trove of items seized in raids on properties linked to Malaysia’s scandal-mired former leader, including cash, jewellery and luxury handbags, are worth up to $273 million, police said on Wednesday...

    The searches, part of investigations into scandal-hit sovereign wealth fund 1MDB, netted 12,000 pieces of jewellery, bags containing almost $30 million in cash across 26 different currencies, more than 400 watches worth...
  • Buddhist treasure in Gilgit cries out for govt’s attention

    GILGIT: Thousands of Buddhists from Japan, South Korea and other parts of the world visiting Gilgit city every year crave to see the 7th century Kargah Buddha figure carved into a solid rock at a high altitude, but face difficulties due to the dilapidated condition of the road leading to the site...

    Kargah Buddha, Yashani in local language, is a unique archaeological site located at the junction of Kargah and Shukogah rivulets, some nine...
  • SITUATIONER: Kashmir losing its hidden treasure

    WITH abundant water in its channel and varied alpine and subalpine trees on both sides, a drive through an artery along the icy Neelum River zigzagging through the picturesque Neelum valley is a real feast in the times when the downstream areas are witnessing hot and humid weather...

    But for the conservationists, the valley’s real hidden attraction is its rich flora and fauna as well as multiple threats to their survival such as...
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