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NY museums wage cultural war against Trump prejudice

NEW YORK: Museums across New York are waging a cultural war on prejudice in Donald Trump's America, flexing the soft power of art and photography to compound the city-wide climate of protest. From talks about Islamic art to a Muslim exhibition, swapping Picasso and Matisse for Iranian, Sudanese and Iraqi artists and extending a children's exhibition, museums have dreamt up multiple ways to promote art and education in the wake of Trump's short-lived travel ban. Building on the city's culinary diversity, foodies are…

‘Better wage protesters’ baton charged in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Police baton charged the government employees, who were heading towards red zone in protest, seeking raise in their wages, ARY News reported Wednesday. Government teachers and clerk association employees protest today in Islamabad to voice their demand for increase in salaries. The rally turned violent when the protesters attempted to move red zone through Poll Clinic area. Police fired rubber bullets and resorted to baton charge. The protesters also carried stones and pelted at police in rage. At least 16…

Budget 2014-15: Minimum wage raised to Rs 11,000; pension up by 10%

ISLAMABAD: The government has proposed increase in minimum wage from existing Rs 10,000 to Rs 11,000 in the budget for 2014-15, ARY News reported Tuesday. According to Finance Minister Ishaq Dar during his budget speech in the National Assembly, a 10% ad-hoc relief will be allowed to all federal government employees with effect from 1st July 2014; Similarly,a 10% increase will be allowed to those employees in Grade-1 to 15 drawing fixed medical allowance of Rs.1000 per month; a 5% increase will be allowed in conveyance…