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Once seen as 'common heritage', Mughal-e-Azam's 60th anniversary goes unnoticed in Pakistan

Those who follow Bollywood, anywhere in the world, are taking note of the iconic Mughal-e-Azam, which completed 60 years this month, as its screenplay, written by four veterans of that golden age of the Hindi film industry enters the official Oscars library

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Bangladesh marks 159th birth anniversary of Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray

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Majority Indians nod in favour of education in regional languages

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Raksha Bandhan goes digital this year

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'Hardly any hilsa left in the rivers'

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Sri Lanka reaches new heights at world debating contest

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Amazon's initiative to help female artisans, entrepreneurs

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Hyderabad resident, 51, finally passes Class 10 after 33 years

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Pakistan's best-known theatre group and its commitment to 'shared heritage'

Born in the times of harsh military rule of General Zia ul Haq, defying draconian censorship and indoctrination of a "certain kind of intolerant and bigoted Islam", Pakistan's best-known theatre group Ajoka prides itself with defiance in its grain

'New education policy a game-changer for India'

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COVID-19 leaves millions of South Asian children hungry

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How human trafficking remains a flourishing Nepal-India cross-border crime

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105-year-old Covid patient cured in Kerala

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Bangladesh zoo christens tiger cub ‘Corona’

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