Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanwu Festival, is a traditional and important celebration in China.
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In 2021, Dragon Boat Festival falls on June 14 (Monday). China will have 3 days of public holiday from Saturday to Monday.
The festival’s date is based on the lunar calendar, therefore the date varies from year to year on the Gregorian calendar.
It's a traditional festival full of traditions and superstitions, maybe originating from dragon worship.
In 2008 it was first celebrated as a public holiday in China.
On October 30th 2009 it was added to the UNESCO World Intangible Cultural Heritage List.
Moreover, the wooden boats are shaped and decorated in the form of a Chinese dragon. The boat size varies by region. Generally it is about 20–35 meters in length and needs 30–60 people to paddle it.
There are many legends about the origin of this festival. The most popular one is in commemoration of Qu Yuan.
Ramiz Raja becomes PCB chairman unopposed
Lahore: Veteran cricketer and former Test captain-turned commentator Rameez Raja has emerged as the next chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday.
To elect the 36th PCB Chairman, a special meeting of the Board of Governors (BoG) took place today, (September 13) at the High Performance in Lahore.
The PCB Election Commissioner, Mr Justice (retd) Sheikh Azmat Saeed conducted the election, presiding over the meeting.
The members of the BoG including Mr Aasim Wajid Jawad, Ms Alia Zafar, Mr Asad Ali Khan, Mr Arif Saeed, Mr Javed Kurieshi, Mr Ramiz Raja and Mr Wasim Khan attended the special meeting.
At 1415 inside the Bob Woolmer Indoor School, NHPC, the newly-elected PCB Chairman will hold his media conference, which will be live-streamed on all PCB social media channels.
As per the PCB Covid-19 Protocols, which are designed to ensure health and wellbeing of all involved, only reporters and correspondents who are fully vaccinated and have immunisation certificates are invited to attend the media conference.
Moreover, TV news channels will be welcome to use PCB’s broadcast quality live-stream details of which will be shared shortly before the start of the media conference.
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Karachi: At least four people were electrocuted to death in Karachi as heavy rain and thunderstorms wreaked havoc in the city on Saturday.
According to local media, under the influence of a strong monsoon system different areas of Karachi are receiving heavy downpour.
As per initial reports, a four-year-old girl died of electrocution in Shah Rasool Colony area of Clifton, while rest of the three deaths were reported in Baldia Town, Sharifabad and Light House areas.
Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) reported Saadi Town received around 81 millimetres of rain, Gulshan-e-Hadeed 73mm, PAF Base Faisal 70mm, North Karachi 48mm, Surjani Town 38.8mm while 11.6 mm of rain was reported in Orangi Town.
On the other hand, the Met Office has predicted more rain coupled with thunderstorm in Karachi today.
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Islamabad: Pakistan is presently experiencing the fourth wave of coronavirus which is said to be deadlier and more contagious than previous three COVID waves.
According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 3,689 cases of coronavirus were reported while 83 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 26,580.
The total number of cases has reached 1,197,887.
As many as 1,079,867 patients have recovered from the disease with 5,383 critical cases.
The number of patients swelled to 410,463 in the province with 12,171 causalities.
The number of infections has surged to 442,401 in the province, while the death toll has reached 7,089.
The confirmed cases have surged to 167,154 in the province with 5,200 casualties.
There are 32,517 confirmed cases while 342 patients have died from the infection so far.
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There are 102,094 cases in the capital city while 884 people have lost their lives.
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