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September 23, 2018 8:16 AM Pakistani chefs participating in Indian food festival denied visa amidst tensions

LAHORE: Six Pakistani chefs had their visas rejected by the Indian government on Saturday, restricting them from participating in the World Heritage Cuisine and Food Festival that will be held in October in Amritsar. The rejection of the visas came in the middle of the intensifying pressures between the neighboring countries after the Indian Foreign 3

September 23, 2018 12:00 AM Kenya lifts ban on lesbian film

NAIROBI: A Kenyan judge temporarily lifted a ban on an acclaimed film portraying a lesbian relationship on Friday, making it eligible to be entered for a Foreign Language Oscar, delighting the film makers but angering the censor. "Rafiki", "Friend" in Swahili, premiered at Cannes, the first Kenyan film to be selected by the prestigious festival. Hailed 1

September 13, 2018 12:00 AM NSA to organise first beach softball festival next month

KARACHI: National Softball Academy (NSA) Chairperson Tehmina Asif has said that NSA would organise the first-ever beach softball festival next month in Karachi in collaboration with Softball Federation of Pakistan (SFP). Tehmina said that players from Sindh who recently performed well in Defense Day Women Softball Championship in Khairpur would also be invited

September 9, 2018 9:54 AM Qalandars aim to promote tourism in Azad Kashmir with ice cricket tournament

ISLAMABAD: Lahore Qalandars have chosen Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) to hold an event featuring ice cricket during the upcoming winter season. The decision was given an unanimous nod in a meeting convened at the President House, where team’s chief executive Atif Rana, cricket director Aqib Javed, fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar, and AJK President Sardar Masood

September 8, 2018 12:00 AM Kurdish leader jailed for four years over terror propaganda

ANKARA: A Turkish court on Friday gave the former co-leader of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas, who ran for the presidency this year, four years and eight months in jail for making terror propaganda. Demirtas, already held in jail since November 2016 on charges of links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) 2

August 22, 2018 6:36 AM PM Khan reminds nation of the real meaning of sacrifice in Eid message

Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulated the nation on the celebration of Eidul Azha and urged his countrymen to remember the sacrifices made for the protection, reconstruction and development of Pakistan, Radio Pakistan reported on Wednesday. According to the report, the prime minister also urged people “not to forget those who are deprived in this hour of happiness 6

August 15, 2018 1:24 PM Federal government announces three-day holiday for Eidul Azha

The federal government on Wednesday announced a three-day holiday, from August 21 to 23, on account of Eidul Azha. According to a notification issued by the interior ministry, all governmental offices, banks and educational institutes will remain closed on the aforesaid dates. Muslims across the country celebrate the annual festival of Eidul Azha, or the Festival 3

August 12, 2018 3:32 PM Zilhaj moon sighted, Eidul Azha on August 22

The first day of Eidul Azha will be celebrated across Pakistan on August 22, Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman announced on Sunday following the sighting of the Zilhaj moon. The announcement was preceded by meetings of the moon-sighting committee and other zonal committees in all provincial capitals of the country. The Islamic 6

July 17, 2018 7:24 AM Eidul Azha 2018 in Pakistan: Cattle farms start luring buyers

Cattle farms in Karachi have started advertising their livestock ahead of Eid ul Azha which is expected to fall at the end of August 2018. Although a large number of people in the metropolis visit the cattle market , known as Mawaishi Mandi, to purchase sacrificial animals, some chose to buy from different cattle farms established across the city. The traditional 15

July 16, 2018 12:00 AM Two-month free tourist visa for kids under 18 in UAE

DUBAI: The visa policy has been changing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the last few months to attract more visitors to the emirates. The UAE on Sunday announced a change in visa rules for tourists, exempting dependents under the age of 18 from visa fees. According to UAE official news agency, the UAE has introduced a new two-month exemption for dependents 4