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'Intizar Hussain towering personality of literature' MULTAN: Diction used by different female characters in novels of iconic writer Intizar Hussain is beautiful and decent.He also highlighted strong belief of women in superstitions through female characters besides their other behaviours.Head of Urdu Department Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) Dr Aqeela Javid expressed these views while talking to APP here on Wednesday.She said Intizar Hussain was a towering personality of Urdu literature and added that he was a follower of traditions of the past."Intizar sahib was a literary figure with distinctive style whose accent was matchless," Dr Aqeela said and added that she had a chance to spend some time with him in a SAARC conference in India where he was honoured and respected a lot.Former Principal Govt Post Graduate Civil Lines College Prof Anwar Jamal said with the legendary writer's demise a century of literature had buried.Anwar Jamal who himself is a poet and an author of books ...

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Ch Rehmat Ali remembered on his death anniversary ISLAMABAD: Founder of Pakistan National Movement Chaudhry Rehmat Ali was remembered on his 65th death anniversary on Wednesday.He is credited with creating the name "Pakistan" for a separate Muslim homeland in South Asia.He was born in a Muslim family in Hoshiarpur District of Indian Punjab in 1895. After graduating from Islamia Madrassa Lahore in 1918, he taught at Aitchison College Lahore before joining Punjab University to study law.In 1930, he moved to England to join ...

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'Picasso' painting seized in Turkey dismissed as fake PARIS: A painting seized by Turkish authorities that was reported to be a stolen Picasso is a fake, the Picasso Administration, charged with managing the artist's estate, said on Monday.The organisation said the canvas is a copy of a 1940 work by the great Spanish artist, "Woman Dressing Her Hair" -- and the original is in the hands of New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).MoMA confirmed to AFP that the original, a portrait of ...

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Lok Virsa to screen Italian film on Saturday ISLAMABAD: National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, Lok Virsa will screen Italian tragicomic comedy-drama film here on January 30.The movie `Life Is Beautiful' is an Italian comedy-drama film directed by and starring Roberto Benigni, who co-wrote the film with Vincenzo Cerami. Benigni plays Guido Orefice, a Jewish Italian book shop owner, who must employ his fertile imagination to shield his son.Part of the film came from Benigni's own family history; before Roberto's birth, his ...

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Rihanna releases long-awaited album in streaming exclusive NEW YORK: R&B superstar Rihanna late Wednesday released her long-awaited eighth album "Anti" as she offered exclusive early access through commercial tie-ups."Anti," Rihanna's first album since 2012, had been announced late last year but the timing of the release was a surprise and came hours after she put out the first single.Tidal, the streaming service led by rap mogul Jay Z in which Rihanna is a partner, premiered "Anti" and said it would not appear ...

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'Grand master' of Italian film Ettore Scola dies at 84 ROME: Film director Ettore Scola, one of the last grand masters of Italian comedy, died on Tuesday at the age of 84, press reports said.Scola died in Rome's polyclinic, where he had been in a coma since Sunday after being admitted to the hospital's cardiac surgery unit.A leading figure in Italian cinema for more than three decades, Scola directed unforgettable masterpieces featuring Marcello Mastroianni, Sophia Loren, Vittorio Gassman and Nino Manfredi.His work included "A Special ...

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Mehnaz Begum's 3rd death anniversary observed ISLAMABAD: The third death anniversary of legendary Pakistani singer Mehnaz Begum was observed on Tuesday as her fans remembered her contributions in the field of singing.Born in 1958, Mehnaz received initial training in music from her mother Kajjan Begum, a distinguished singer and started working in the film industry as a playback singer in 70s.She became an instant hit due to her harmonious and melodic voice as her control over `sur' made her popular among ...