Guru Nanak and the promise of an inclusive Pakistan

For a few days every November, the Pakistani city of Nankana Sahib is transformed as thousands of Sikhs and other devotees of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, descend upon it to celebrate Guru Nanak Gurpurab, the anniversary of his

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World smallest chevrotain spotted in Vietnam

HANOI: A silver back chevrotain or mouse deer thought to be on the verge of extinction has been spotted in a jungle in Vietnam after almost three decades. According to a study published yesterday, scientists recently set camera traps for

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Bangladesh: Express trains collide killing at least 15

DHAKA: At least 12 people were killed and 28 others injured in a collision between two passenger trains in Bangladesh’s Brahmanbaria district, some 109 km northeast of capital Dhaka, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting the police. The accident happened at

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Rohingya genocide: Canada backs court probe

TRENTON: Canada today lauded Gambia’s bid to bring Myanmar to court to answer genocide charges against the Rohingya minority. Anadolu Agency reported Canada foreign affairs minister, Chrystia Freeland said, the country welcome Gambia’s submission to the International Court of Justice

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Hong Kong protests: Police fire tear gas at university campus

Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas at a university campus today, a day after a protester was shot and a man set on fire in some of worst violence to rock the Chinese-ruled city in more than five months

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Babri Mosque ruling not a precedent for other claims

ANKARA:  India dispelled fears that the Supreme Court decision of handing over historic Babri Mosque site to Hindus would cast any shadow on other religious places or disputes in the country, Anadolu Agency reported yesterday. A statement issued by the

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Hong Kong: Protester critical after being shot by police

ANKARA: Hong Kong police opened fire on protestors today with live ammunition and tear gas canisters, leaving one demonstrator critically injured, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting local media. Protestors, mainly young people, gathered at around 6.30 am local time (10:30GMT Sunday)

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Malaysian Embassy in Bangkok celebrate Deepavali

BANGKOK: About 200 Malaysian gathered at the Malaysian Embassy in Bangkok to celebrate Deepavali last night. Malaysian ambassador to Thailand Datuk Jojie Samuel and his wife Datin Catherina Cherian Samuel, Indian Ambassador to Thailand, Suchitra Durai and pioneer of the

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Ayodhya ruling: India detains users for incendiary online posts

LUCKNOW/AYODHYA: Dozens of people in India have been detained on suspicion of publishing inflammatory social media posts and setting off celebratory firecrackers after the Supreme Court ruled to give a disputed religious site to Hindus, police said yesterday. The court

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Yala: Culprits still at large

TUMPAT: Police did not rule out of the possibility that suspects in the violent attacks in Yala, Southern Thailand which killed 15 people. Kelantan police chief Datuk Hasanuddin Hassan said, therefore, security along the Kelantan-Thailand border will be beefed up

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