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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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Kabul killings: New dimensions in today's journalist copybook

News reporting has always been hazardous work. I learnt this first hand when barely four years in the field as a cub reporter in Delhi. It was the 1970s and bomb explosions like the recent one in Kabul which killed nine, including a woman, journalists, were yet to be listed as dangers in a reporter’s copybook.

Pakistan's Ajoka Theatres founder and Director Madeeha Gauhar passes away

It is with a sad heart that I write these lines about a friend and colleague whose compassionate nature and humanist commitments earned my respect and admiration. Whenever I was in Lahore she and her life partner Shahid Nadeem would invite me to watch their plays.

Death of a great Punjabi!

Justice Rajinder Sachar, author of the Sachar Report of 2006, dies in Delhi. For most readers this sad news may not mean much - people die and Justice Sachar was 94.

India outraged: A cry to shun communal politics

The outrage that poured over on to the streets of New Delhi - as in many other parts of India - when hundreds of citizens came together to protest the brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old in Kathua and the rape of a minor in Unnao stood out as a rare phenomenon in an atmosphere ruled by fear and hatred.

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Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency

If India takes the top place in GDP growth globally, why we have such lower targets in meeting air quality over five years, particularly considering the fact that it is the 65 percent of India’s young population would be the main victims of the worsening air quality, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor . 

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Bangladesh, ADB sign deal for rural road network

 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government have signed an agreement for $200 million in loans to improve the rural road network in Bangladesh.

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