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‘The Golden Legend’ by Nadeem Aslam follows an imperiled widow in Pakistan: Book Review

‘The Golden Legend’ by Nadeem Aslam follows an imperiled widow in Pakistan: Book Review

Ever since its independence in 1947, Pakistan has been struggling to forge an Islamic identity. But this struggle has taken a massive toll on the country’s religious minorities, which have declined from 23 percent of the population in 1947 to only 3 percent today. This systematic persecution is…

India offers $10 billion investment, $5 billion loan to Bangladesh

India offers $10 billion investment, $5 billion loan to Bangladesh

DHAKA: India will invest up to $10 billion in Bangladeshi sectors including infrastructure and medicine and will provide $5 billion in loans, including $500 million in military assistance, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Tuesday. Hasina returned to Bangladesh on Monday after a four-day state visit to India,…

Custodian of Sufi shrine in Pakistan is arrested in killings of at least 20 visitors

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN: A custodian of a Sufi shrine in Pakistan’s Punjab province killed at least 20 people Saturday night, a district administration official said. The attack occurred in Sargodha, and four women were among the dead. The custodian, Abdul Waheed, and four others were arrested. Speaking with reporters,…

Pakistani American couple gift $15 million to Notre Dame for religion institute

Pakistani American couple gift $15 million to Notre Dame for religion institute

NEW YORK: A Pakistani American couple, Rafat Ansari and Zoreen Ansari, and their family, of South Bend, Indiana,…

India has ‘extremist elements’, US warns in travel advisory

India has ‘extremist elements’, US warns in travel advisory

NEW YORK: India’s tourism is set to take a hit this summer, especially by travelers from the United…

Nepal to hold first local elections in 20 years

KATHMANDU: Nepal will hold its first local elections in 20 years in May, a minister said on Monday,…

Nawaz Sharif eyes Pakistan ‘vote bank’ with bid to revive farming

Nawaz Sharif eyes Pakistan ‘vote bank’ with bid to revive farming

With just a year left before Pakistan’s general elections, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is wooing an industry that…

Pakistan Bans Hit Bollywood Film ‘Raees’ Starring Pakistani Actress Mahira Khan

Pakistan Bans Hit Bollywood Film ‘Raees’ Starring Pakistani Actress Mahira Khan

Pakistan has banned cinemas nationwide from screening an Indian blockbuster movie “Raees” starring famous Pakistani actress Mahira Khan,…


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