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  • Remembering Mirza Ghalib in his haveli

    December 27, 2013 6:16 AM 24

    To mark noted Urdu poet and cultural icon Mirza Ghalib’s birth anniversary a cultural extravaganza will be hosted in his haveli at Gali Qasim Jaan in Ballimaran in New Delhi on Friday. The event is being organised by Friends for Education, an NGO working to uplift education, civic sense and cultural heritage in the Walled City. Heritage activist Firoz

  • One killed as house catches fire  

    December 27, 2013 6:12 AM 13

    LAHORE: A person was burned to death as fire broke out in a house on Friday here, Geo News reported. Rescue officials told that the fire broke out from a gas heater burning the head of the family, Siraj Deen sleeping in a room of the house, while the other family members remained safe as they were sleeping in another room. The house was partially damaged

  • Punjab LB elections challenged in LHC  

    December 27, 2013 5:21 AM 8

    LAHORE: Punjab local bodies elections have been challenged in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday here, Geo News reported. The petitioner has made a plea that the LB elections should be put on hold until the decision on the delimitation issue. Advocate Azhar Siddique in his filed petition took the stance that the holding of LB elections before the decision

  • ICA decision: Govt misled people on Kishanganga, says PTI

    December 27, 2013 5:10 AM 21

    Claime­d as a victor­y, the verdic­t guaran­tees ‘only a minimu­m flow of water for Pakist­an’. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday criticised the government for misleading people about the International Court of Arbitration (ICA) decision on plea against Kishanganga dam being built by India on River Neelum in Kashmir seen as a threat to water

  • Breakfast blues: For Pindiites, firewood and microwaves become norm

    December 27, 2013 4:20 AM 13

    Severe gas outage­s hit Rawalp­indi, some areas withou­t supply for over 12 hours. Severe gas outages in the garrison city, particularly in the early hours of the day, are creating major problems for residents and forced many to go to work sans breakfast. The worst-affected areas include Dhoke Babu Irfan, Dhoke Kala Khan, Iqbal Town, Shah Faisal Colony

  • Market Watch: Stocks steady on thin volumes as investors wait until year-end

    December 27, 2013 3:24 AM 10

    Benchm­ark KSE-100 index edges up 3.34 points­ KARACHI: Despite an initial spike, the stock market ended steady on Thursday with volumes staying low close to the end of the year. The Karachi Stock Exchange’s (KSE) benchmark 100-share index rose 0.01% or 3.34 points to end at 25,370.03 points. “It was a rather dull session for equities that traded over 100 million

  • Voicing discontent: Incensed LHWs block GT Road in protest

    December 27, 2013 2:01 AM 5

    Set Jan 15 ‘deadli­ne’ for paymen­t of due salari­es, regula­risati­on of servic­es. Hundreds of lady health workers (LHWs) on Thursday blocked GT Road for several hours in protest over non-regularisation of services and delay in salaries. Carrying banners and placards inscribed with their demands, protesters from all over Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) chanted

  • Afridi returns home from the UAE

    December 27, 2013 2:01 AM 11

    Karach - All-rounder Shahid Afridi has returned home to be with his unwell daughter and will miss the fifth and final ODI against Sri Lanka in the UAE. He had also withdrawn from his contract with South African franchise Knights last week for the same reason. Afridi was set to fly to Pakistan on Thursday, and has a two-month gap until his next international

  • DiCaprio abandons stepbrother

    December 27, 2013 2:01 AM 21

    Sh California-Leonardo DiCaprio has washed his hands of his jailbird stepbrother. The actor tried to spark a major Hollywood career for his hot-headed big stepbrother, Adam Farrar, but despite those efforts, the violence-prone thug ended up behind bars after his crime spree. “Ironically, it was Adam’s early success in TV commercials and appearances on (the ’70s series)

  • Combating disease: Experts ask growers to protect mangoes

    December 27, 2013 2:01 AM 8

    The diseas­e shorte­ns the leaf size and gives it a pointe­d shape. Two kinds of mango malformation affect plants, including botanical malformation that attacks branches of new plants while flower malformation attacks flowers, said a press release issued by the media liaison unit of the Punjab agriculture department. The disease shortens the leaf size and gives