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© ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif leaves after appearing in a court in Lahore, Pakistan. Sharif, who was convicted of corruption, has left the country and is traveling to London for medical treatment. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary, File)
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© Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this April 19, 2018 file photo, trainees work at Snowtex garment factory in Dhamrai, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. After months of decline in exports of its garment products, Bangladesh’s economy is showing signs of recovery. The Asian Development Bank in a new report said Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, the country's economy's comeback was encouraging and it is expected to grow by 6.8 percent in the current fiscal year ending in June if this recovery sustains. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad, File)
Music director Ilayaraja gets India’s second highest award –Padma Vibhushan

Music director Ilayaraja gets India’s second highest award –Padma Vibhushan

New Delhi, January 25 (newsin.asia): South Indian music director Ilayaraja is among three outstanding personalities who will be receiving India's second highest award - Padma Vibhushan - from the President of India as part of the country's Republic Day celebrations. Ilayaraja was conferred the third highest award Padma Bhushan in 2010. Classical musician Ghulam Mustafa Khan from Maharashtra and P...

Preservation of Buddhist art helps Pakistan fight stereotyping

Preservation of Buddhist art helps Pakistan fight stereotyping

Colombo, January 18: Pakistan has been undergoing an image makeover to portray itself as a tolerant country where its non-Islamic heritage is not obliterated in the process of asserting its basic Islamic character, writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Express. In a video address at the opening of the Pakistan Single Country Exhibition here on January 12, Prime Minister Shahid Abbasi made...

L.Subramaniam and Kavita Krishnamurthi enthrall audience at joint Indo-Lankan celebration of independence

Colombo, January 17 (newsin.asia): For the first time in the history of diplomatic relations between India and Sri Lanka, the Indian High Commission here celebrated the 70 th year of the independence of India and Sri Lanka together this year. And that was done with panache with a thrilling concert by the iconic Indian violinist Dr.L.Subramaniam and his wife, the...

Bangladeshi theater artistes recreate surrender of Pakistani forces in Dhaka

Bangladeshi theater artistes recreate surrender of Pakistani forces in Dhaka

Dhaka, December 21 (BDNews24): To mark the 46 th. Victory Day last Saturday, a group of young Bangladeshi theater artistes re-enacted the historic moment on December 16 ,1971 when the Indian General, Jagjit Singh Aurora, accepted the unconditional surrender of the Pakistani forces from Lt.Gen.A.A.K.Niazi at the Race Course Grounds in Dhaka, now known as Suhrawardy Udyan. The Pakistani Instrument...

Pakistanis and Lata Mangeshkar reach out to each other

Pakistanis and Lata Mangeshkar reach out to each other

Karachi, December 17 (Dawn): In an unusual case of music crossing disturbed borders, a video of a song sung by a Karachi three-wheeler driver put on Facebook last year drew the attention of Indians across the border and brought encomiums from none other than India’s nightingale, Lata Mangeshkar. Three wheeler driver Master Aslam’s rendering of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan’s...

Suhaee Abro nurtures Odissi in Pakistan defying prejudice

Suhaee Abro nurtures Odissi in Pakistan defying prejudice

Lahore ,December 13 (AFP): With her arms stretched out and her hands elegantly curved, the young dancer stamps her feet with aplomb, defying prejudice. Her art is reviled by many in religiously conservative Pakistan, where it is often linked with prostitution. “We constantly have to explain to people that dance is an art form, it's not just about what happens...

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