MANILA: Hundreds of thousands of devotees, many barefooted, joined a chaotic procession in the Philippine capital on Tuesday for a black Jesus Christ statue, in one of the biggest annual religious festivals…
To a Chinese public used to politicians behaving badly, corruption scandals come as little surprise. But the allegations against the wife of ex-leader Bo Xilai have still caused some shock. “How could…
The draws of the second phase of LCCA Super Cricket League were announced on Sunday. The 48 clubs will participate in the 2nd phase. These clubs have been divided into 8 groups.…
Russia has drawn up a list of U.S. officials to be barred from entering the country in response to U.S. visa restrictions imposed on Russian officials over the death of a lawyer,…
The PEL stall remained the center of attention at a recently lifestyle exhibition. The stall featured a lucky draw promo and various activities which kept visitors engaged and entertained. The stall visitors…
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NICOSIA – Members of Arabic-language jihadist forums have called for war on France over its ban on niqabs, the full-face coverings worn by ultra-conservative Muslim women, a US-based web service said Wednesday.
The draconian new law, the first to be enforced in Europe, went into effect on Monday. Wearing the niqab or burka, a head-to-toe body covering, is now banned in the street, public gardens, shops and government buildings.
In messages on a number of threads,
BUENOS AIRES – Following tens of millions of other social media fans worldwide, Barcelona midfield star Lionel Messi set up a Facebook page on Wednesday.
In contrast to his electronic peers, however, within just a few hours his page had attracted more than six million followers. Such popularity warranted a speedy response from the Argentina international.
“Welcome to everyone and thanks for all the messages you have been sending me. Now we shall be closer with Facebook,”
LAHORE – Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Khursheed Shah on Thursday announced that the system of random draws for Haj has been abolished. He also announced to award Haj pilgrims’ quota to 96 group organisers, who had been enrolled on the orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan. Speaking at Haj Conference 2011 being held under the auspices of Punjab Haj Organisers Association Pakistan, Shah said that Haj applications will be accepted from April 10 to April 30, 2011.
LONDON – Actor Johnny Depp has become the target of anti-smoking campaigners, who are rallying against him over his animated movie ‘Rango,’ which features characters who smoke.
The movie, which has been branded a health hazard, features the voices of Depp, 47, actress Isla Fisher, 35, and actor Bill Nighy, 61. It is about a group of chameleons searching for water that has been stolen from a town called Dirt.
According to Kori Titus, CEO of non-profit organisation Breathe
KARACHI – The International Plastic and Packaging Industry Exhibition – PLASTI and PACK Pakistan 2011 and the International Food and Technology Exhibition incorporating Pharmaceutical Technology and Food Chemicals (IFTECH) Pakistan 2011- has received overwhelming response from leading international and local companies. The major international participation is from Germany, Malaysia, Thailand, Austria, Switzerland and UAE.
The exhibitions are being held for the eighth time in
LAHORE – Prominent clubs of Lahore and other districts of Punjab will show their mettle when the All Punjab Raiders Football Cup 2011 rolls into action at Raiders Football Club Ground, Faisal Town, from Sunday, February 27.
Feb 28: Shaheen Wahdat v PAF Club
Mar 1: Walton v Nasir Shaheed
Mar 2: Bata FC v Quaid FC Manga
Mar 3: Nadeem v Pensi
Mar 4: Afshan v Rangers
Mar 5: Raiders v Iraj
Mar 6: Publican v St.Michael
Mar 7: Sabzazar v
AMSTERDAM – Pakistani kinnow has drawn enormous response during the 2nd Annual Pakistani Kinnow Exhibition, which was held in Amsterdam on the other day. The exhibition was jointly organised by the Commercial Wing of the Embassy of Pakistan and Pakistan Horticulture Development and Export Company (PHDEC), which was aimed at promoting Pakistani citrus in the Netherlands.
It was mainly a B2B event, which attracted more than 400 visitors, including buyers, traders and consumers. In
LAHORE – Pakistan HVACR Society has arranged a three day Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) Expo and Conference from February 24 to February 26 at Expo Centre. The exhibition will attract representatives from different sectors, including pharmaceutical, garments, textile, poultry, health care institutes, automotive, rubber and manufacturing sectors.
In addition, energy auditors, sustainability and environment advisors, architects, consultants,
ISLAMABAD – A seminar, jointly organised by the Board of Investment (BOI) and Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA) of Malaysia on investment opportunities in Pakistan, will be held in Kuala Lumpur on March 31, 2011, which has been in the works for several months.
This was indicated by High Commissioner for Pakistan in Malaysia Masood Khalid during a meeting with the Editorial Management team of the News Straits Times Press (NSTP) at their office in Kuala Lumpur,
LAHORE – Politicians belonging to various political parties gave a mixed response over President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani’s decision to dissolve the federal cabinet. President Zardari’s Punjab Coordinator Naveed Chaudhry welcomed the decision saying that it was a positive move.
He predicted that the decision would increase the party’s efficiency and said that the change would be brought according to the 18th Constitutional Amendment. The PPP