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Muslim women welcome amendments to Triple Talaq Bill

The Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan welcomes the amendments suggested by the cabinet to the triple talaq bill - The Muslim Women (Protection Of Rights On Marriage) Bill, 2017.

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Why there is no end to violence in Buddha’s chosen land Sri Lanka?

On March 7th 2001 AFP reported an offer by the then Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga to finance a possible international operation to save the priceless Bambiyan Buddha statues threatened with destruction by the Taliban rulers in Afghanistan.

I sing a song rooted in Lahore's Pre-Partition History

In 1945 O.P. Nayyar recorded a private song at His Master's Voice Recording Company's Studio in SHAH DIN BUILDING on the Mall, near Charing Cross. OP Nayyar became a Bollywood legendary music director but was originally from Lahore.

Happy Holi - from Pakistan!

Holi Ayee re Ayee re Holi Ayee Re, May the colours of Holi fill your lives with abundant joy. A classic song on Holi Holi Ayee re Kanhai

South Asia Hand is back

Friends, you have probably noticed that South Asia Hand went silent for about six months. Many of you know the reason: my husband and co-creator of the site, Howard Schaffer, died in November after a long stay in the hospital.

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Sikkim shines; receives FAO award for becoming world's first organic state

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling received the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) prestigious Future Policy Gold Award from its Deputy Director Maria Helena Semedo, who commended the Himalayan state for setting an example to the world by becoming the first totally organic state.

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China backs Pakistan's request for IMF assistance

China has endorsed Pakistan’s request to the IMF for a bailout package, but cautioned that it should not affect economic cooperation between Islamabad and Beijing.

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