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Around South Asia

Looking back at the 1959 India-Pakistan co-production Jago Hua Savera

  By, Nandini Ramnath/Scroll.in A Pakistani production set in the former East Pakistan and featuring Indian and British talent: Jago Hua Savera (Day Shall Dawn) was unusual back in 1959 and even more rare today. Consider these credits: directed by AJ Kardar, produced by Nauman Taseer, written by Faiz Ahmed Faiz, based on Manik Bandopadhyay’s Bengali novel, starring Tripti Mitra, shot...

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Pakistan is unlikely to respond militarily to Indian “surgical strike.”

Washington, October 1 (NIA): Pakistan is unlikely to militarily respond to the Indian “Surgical Strike”  across the Line of Control in Kashmir but the larger sub-conventional war against India using militants will continue, says Ashley Tellis of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a top American think-tank said. "I think Pakistan has its hands full right now, it is unlikely...

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Sri Lanka gets into more debt without any new projects

Colombo, October 1 (NIA): Even as it is burdened with a total debt of US$ 69.7 billion, which is 75 percent of its GDP, Sri Lanka is getting into more debt, points out  Wade Shepard in Forbes. Under President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who came to office at the beginning of 2015, domestic debt without starting any new large-scale...

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Pakistani-turned Indian singer Adnan Sami tweets support for Indian surgical strike against Pakistan

Mumbai, October 1 (NIA): Popular Pakistani singer Adnan Sami who secured Indian citizenship last year, much to the dismay of fellow Pakistanis, has tweeted admiration and support  for the Indian army’s “surgical strike” against terrorist launch pads in Pakistan. “Big congratulations to @PM  and armed forces for mature strategic strike at terrorists. Salute,” Sami tweeted. Sami's tweet soon went viral...

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Indian film producer resigns from producers’ association protesting against ban on Pakistani artistes

Mumbai, October 1 (NIA): Indian film producer Rahul Aggarwal has resigned from the Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA) in protest against its decision to ban the use of Pakistani artistes and technicians till relations between India and Pakistan improve. Rahul who is the son of the IMPPA President T.P.Aggarwal and producer of the 2013 Sunjay Dutt starer  Policegiri, said...

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New Zealand and Sri Lanka beef up diplomatic ties

New Zealand/Sri Lanka, Oct 1 (NIA) - New Zealand and Sri Lanka will establish high commissions in each other’s countries, the Prime Minister John Key says. Key was speaking at a joint news conference with his Sri Lankan counterpart, Ranil Wickremesinghe, in Auckland this morning. Mr Key said Mr Wickremsinghe’s visit to New Zealand - the first by a Sri...

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Sri Lanka Freedom Party appeals to Wigneswaran not to activate extremists in North and South Sri Lanka

Colombo, September 30 (NIA) Nimal Sripala de Silva, Senior Vice President of the ruing Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and a cabinet minister, has appealed to the Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran not to raise demands which will encourage Tamil extremists in the North and Sinhalese extremists in the South to come to the fore and stop the on-going post-war...

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