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Lahore Fort

Lahore Fort may be removed from the list of endangered world heritage sites.

Courtesy: Maqsood Ahmad Malik, Deputy Director, Directorate General of Archeology Youth Affairs, Sports, Archeology and Tourism Department A monitoring mission from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)is in Lahore to assess whether the Lahore Fort and Shalamar Gardens can be removed from its list of endangered world heritage sites. The mission would […]


Picture of the Day: Hagia Sophia

I was in Turkey last week with my family and tremendously enjoyed the trip, especially our visit to Hagia Sophia.  The Topakapi Palace, the Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque) and Hagia Sophia are adjoining each other.  You should not miss these three if you visit Turkey or its neighboring countries. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Hagia Sophia (from the Greek: Ἁγία Σοφία, […]

Intolerance grows in the Maldives

BANGALORE – The rising tide of religious intolerance in the Maldives is threatening the country’s young democracy. Monuments donated by Pakistan and Sri Lanka were vandalized last week as they were seen to be “idolatrous” and “irreligious”. Member-countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) donated monuments to mark the just-concluded 17th summit […]

Arabian leopard

This young Arabian leopard, without the intervention of the Kingdom’s little known but long established wildlife conservation program, would simply not exist. In 2003 one of the Middle East’s rarest predators, the Arabian leopard (Panthera pardus nimr), was almost extinct. The smallest member of the leopard family at only about 25 kg and with a […]


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