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Theatre artists in Lahore protest against hall closures

Theatre artists across Lahore have taken to the streets to protest against the indefinite closure of halls in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

US Embassy launches song to honour Bangladesh's frontline workers

The US Embassy, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), recently released a song, titled "Joy Hobe"  to recognise and thank Bangladesh's frontline workers who deliver essential services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Fashion for Good's South Asia Innovation Programme

Five Indian innovators have made it to the second batch of Fashion for Goods South Asia Innovation Programme, the organisation announced on Thursday

Himachal man sells cow to buy smartphone for kids' online studies

A poor family in Himachal Pradesh state in India had to sell their cow, a substantial source of income, for just Rs 6,000 to buy a smartphone so that their two children could stay connected with online studies amid the COVID-19 lockdown

BJP asks Bollywood to renounce its links with 'ISI agents'

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday asked Bollywood to renounce its "links" with Pakistan's spy agency ISI after pictures of several film stars posing with known anti-India activists abroad surfaced on social media

73 years on, gurdwara restored to Sikhs in Quetta

The Baloch­istan government on Wednesday handed over a 200-year-old gurdwara to the Sikh community

Landmark Kabul hotel owes $168 mn to Afghan government

Afghanistan's Ministry of Information and Culture says that an international five-star hotel in Kabul owes them 168 million dollars

Afghanistan's popular wedding halls reopen amid coronavirus threats

Wedding halls in Kabul city are reopening for receptions even as the deadly coronavirus is still threatening lives across the country

Rs 50K reward for info about man who burnt kitten alive

The Humane Society International-India has announced a reward of Rs 50,000 to anyone providing information leading to the arrest of an unidentified man who had burnt alive a kitten in Hyderabad

This Pakistani woman cattle seller is breaking stereotypes

In Pakistan, the business of livestock -- cows, buffaloes, sheep, goats and camels - reaches its peak when the entire country is filled with cattle markets with sellers thronging with sacrificial animals for sale before the Eid-ul-Azha

Door opens for transgenders in Pakistan government jobs

The federal and Punjab governments have decided to start inducing people who are transgender in the public sector, including the police department

Violence against women – an inconvenient truth in Afghanistan

At least 2,582 cases of violence against women were registered in Afghanistan during the first six months of 2020

Pandemic Fallout: About 100 schools go up for sale in Bangladesh

It was a heartbreaking decision for Nargis Akter to make. Burdened with unpaid bills, she had no other choice but to put her school up for sale

Aligarh boy tops in US high school

Mohammad Shadab, the son of a motor mechanic in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, has topped at his high school in the US

K-Beauty craze among Bhutanese

K-Pop was the first invasion. That was in early 2000s. Then came the K-Beauty, not much later

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