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Thal jeep rally festival in Pakistan

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The three-day Thal festival and jeep rally held with a bang in Choubara, the desert tehsil of Layyah district. The first Thal jeep rally was organised by the Punjab tourism department which had started from Tibba Shahwala near Head Muhammadwala in Muzaffargarh district. The participants had a 20-minute mid break at Choubara in Layyah. The district government with the collaboration ...

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Top Fashion Schools in France: A Battle for Innovation

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Robin Mellery-Pratt France is seeking to realign its educational institutions and practices with global standards, while serving the technical atelier recruitment needs of Paris. With fashion’s most important commercial and creative centre as its capital, France’s culture and economy have fashion at their core. Indeed, the fashion industry contributes 35 percent of the country’s national GDP. However, to date, the ...

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Foreigners in Switzerland surpass 2 million mark

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For the first time, there are now more than two million foreigners living in Switzerland, according to new figures released recently. In 2015 there were 2,048,700 foreign nationals with permanent residency (meaning those granted a permit for 12 months or longer) in the country, just under a quarter (24.6 percent) of the total population, said the Swiss statistics office (SS). ...

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A taste of tropical in Dubai as indoor rainforest opens

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A tropical rain forest opened recently in the city boasting 3,000 species of plants, animals and birds in the tree canopy high above a giant aquarium full of exotic fish. It has been years in the making, now Dubai’s very own tropical rainforest, complete with more than 3,000 species of plants, animals and free-flying birds, is ready to open to ...

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Sweden’s most beautiful places revealed

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Halland ranks as Sweden’s most beautiful county, while the medieval city wall in Visby counts as the country’s loveliest building, a new survey suggests. When asked if they thought their home county was beautiful, 62 percent of Halland residents surveyed said they fully agreed. Stockholmers also held their home county in high regard, with 59 percent of respondents praising its pulchritude. ...

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Sarajevo: A blend of co-existence for Muslims, Jews, Catholics and Orthodox

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Lejla Rascic Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is located at the heart of the country. It consists of four parts “stari grad”, “novo Sarajevo”, “Centar” and “novi grad”. A beautiful peculiarity of Sarajevo is the co-existence for centuries of Muslims, Jews, Catholics and Orthodox. Even today, this symbolic image is very popular as postcards. You can see at ...

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Terrifying skywalk opens in China

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China has just opened what could be the world’s most terrifying skywalk so far — a 100m-long, 1.6m glass path strapped to the side of the Tianmen Mountain in Hunan province. Called the Coiling Dragon Cliff skywalk, it overlooks Tongtian Avenue, a mountain road with 99 turns that snakes up the mountain in Hunan’s Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. It also ...

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Niagara Falls – the world’s top tourist attraction

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Mariellen Ward At the very edge of Niagara Falls, water seems to throw itself over with an abandon of mythical proportions. The sheer force is mesmerizing: a mighty, terrifying spectacle of millions of litres of water dropping 30 stories, landing with a thunderous roar and sending up a churning tumult of foam and mist. All along the promenade, tourists from ...

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Turkish Airlines chosen as Europe’s best airline for the 6th year

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Turkish Airlines has been chosen as “Europe’s Best Airline” for the sixth consecutive years in the 2016 Skytrax World Airlines Awards recently. Skytrax is the most respected global airline passenger survey organisation in the industry, its World Airline Awards described as “the Oscars of the aviation industry.” Six years running is a real accolade and demonstrates Turkish Airlines’ continued commitment ...

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The historical State of Swat

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The area that comprises Swat District, in the North West region of KPK Province has a recorded history dating back to the 3rd Millinia BC.  A brief chronology is as follows: 3rd Millenary BC: Neolithic Age Proto-Historic Period 6th Century BC: Achemenid Period 530 B.C: Cyrus Crossed Khyber Pass and took Peshawar (Independence of Ghandhara was Terminated): Darius 519 BC ...

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