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  • Walkie-talkie fury saves Darren Lehmann’s job

    JOHANNESBURG: Cricket Australia Chief James Sutherland said on Wednesday that coach Darren Lehmann’s furious walkie-talkie exchange with 12th man Peter Handscomb was the crucial evidence that distanced him from the team’s ball-tampering plot...

  • India’s first talkie ‘Alam Ara’ and Jinnah’s role in it

    Having seen Universal Pictures’ Show Boat (1929) (a “40 per cent talkie” in his words), at the Excelsior Theatre in Bombay, Imperial Movietone boss, Ardershir Irani began harbouring thoughts of making India’s first talking and singing picture...

    As there was no precedent in India of making a talkie, the odds Irani faced were huge...

  • Portfolio: Lahore Lahore hai

    Depicting Lahore in images is an old practice and its early patterns could be found in the miniature paintings of the Mughal era...

    Lahore, being the cultural hub, played a vital role in the arts, literature and culture in the mid-20th century; especially, visual art was inspired by the rich panoramic beauty of the walled city and life around its 13 gates, so an exclusive genre of cityscape came into existence, as early as the...

  • City Diary: Beautification of Lahore to reflect culture, history and tradition

    The divisional administration’s policy to involve the National College of Arts (NCA), University of Engineering and Technology (UET), the Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA), Parks and Horticulture Authority and others in planning, designing and executing small pilot schemes for the city’s beautification in view of its natural, cultural, heritage and historical values is a right step in the right direction...

    “After completion of...

  • Conservation of Lahore

    Unfortunately, it would appear that the administrators of Lahore, the historical timeline of which spans several centuries, have not even reached this rudimentary level of reasoning...

    The Punjab and Lahore administrations do urgently need to take all such reservations into account and to have the moral courage to go back to the drawing board if required...

  • Fantastic Five win Lahore leg of Neymar Jr’s Five qualifiers

    LAHORE: After a series of pulsating matches, Fantastic Five outwitted their rivals to win the Lahore leg of the Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five qualifiers on Sunday...

    The champions from Lahore join Steel Town FC 2 from Karachi in a three-way battle for the national champion’s title; the two teams are going to compete with the winners from Islamabad leg of the qualifiers in a play-off — national finals will take place in April...

  • Brain-eating amoeba claims life in Lahore

    LAHORE: After causing havoc across Karachi, the brain-eating amoeba (Naegleria) now reaches Lahore as a death by the deadly disease was officially confirmed here on Friday...

    He said the health authorities were blind towards factors behind the emergence of the first case of a brain-eating amoeba in Lahore...

  • Police find ‘missing’ Chinese engineer in Lahore mosque

    SAHIWAL: The Chinese engineer who had “gone missing” during a visit to Pakpattan to see his in-laws last Friday, was traced and taken in custody by police from a mosque in Lahore, where he was doing a six-day ‘chilla’ – a spiritual practice of penance and solitude – under a religious organisation...

    Pakpattan District Police Officer Kamran Yousaf told Dawn on Monday that the Engineer Muhammad Yousaf, whose Chinese name was Yeuhi, had...

  • 4-storey factory collapses in Lahore

    LAHORE: At least 18 people were killed and over 70 injured on Wednesday evening when a four-storey factory collapsed in the Sundar industrial area...

    Nearly 40 vehicles, including 22 ambulances, eight specialised vehicles with cutter devices of the Rescue 1122 from Lahore, Kasur, Sheikhupura, Gujranwala and Nankana Sahib districts were taking part in the rescue operation...

  • At least 25 dead as rescuers scrabble through Lahore factory rubble

    LAHORE: Rescuers have pulled more than 100 survivors from the rubble of a collapsed factory and are searching for dozens of others believed still trapped in a disaster that has killed at least 25 labourers, officials said on Thursday...

    Soldiers and rescuers in Lahore were carefully cutting through steel and using cranes to lift the debris of the building in a bid to find people still alive, with survivors saying that many of the...

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