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Hinglaj Devi, Pakistan’s most important Hindu yatra site

Dr Jürgen Schaflechner on its importance for Hindus beyond Pakistan

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April 1, 2019


Balochistan gets over 20,000 valuable artefacts back from Sindh

They had been in Sindh for over 40 years

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March 10, 2019


Historic books at Lahore museum being converted into e-library

Thirty-five books have been digitalized

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March 7, 2019


Kot Diji Fort: A historical fort of Khairpur district

The fort is more than 80 feet tall

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February 12, 2019


Sargodha, a peep into history

SAMAA TV’s senior anchor Nadeem Malik presents a historic perspective of political battlefield on the soil of Sargodha. The city, considered as a stronghold of the PML-N, is bracing itself for July 25 election fight on five National Assembly seats.

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July 10, 2018


Swat museum, a peep into history

Ancient utensils, figurines, stones, Alexander era coins and so many other things related to Ghandhara and Buddhists period attract tourists to Swat museum. The museum was opened in 1963. It was closed in 2007 owing to rise of militancy in the district but reopened in 2014. Watch this report…

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May 19, 2018


Crocodiles guard secrets of Pakistan’s lost African past

Karachi: Dancing and chanting in Swahili at a crocodile shrine outside Karachi, hundreds of Sheedis swayed barefoot to the rhythm of a language they no longer speak — the celebration offering a rare chance to connect with their African roots. For many Sheedis, the swampy crocodile shrine to Sufi saint Haji Syed Shaikh Sultan —…

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April 5, 2018


Bahrain makes largest oil discovery in its history

Dubai: Bahrain on Sunday announced it has discovered the largest oil and gas field in the history of the small kingdom, which unlike its Gulf neighbours is not energy-rich. Authorities estimate the newfound reserves at “many times” the volume of Bahrain’s only other known oil field, the state-run BNA news agency said. BNA did not give…

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April 1, 2018


Bulldozed Rohingya villages deepen fears Myanmar is erasing history

Yangon: Aerial photos of Rakhine state have emerged that appear to show several bulldozed Rohingya settlements, renewing accusations Myanmar is wiping out the homes and history of the Muslim minority. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state to Bangladesh since insurgent attacks on police posts triggered a brutal military crackdown. The UN has led…

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February 12, 2018


Women rights: British history changed 100 years ago

LONDON: British women won the right to vote 100 years ago after an intense struggle marked by a violent fringe campaign that shocked the country but helped to change the world. On February 6, 1918, the Representation of the People Bill became law and added to the voting roll around eight million women who were…

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February 1, 2018


2017 the costliest year in US history for natural disasters

NEWS DESK: Last year was the most expensive in US history for natural disasters, with a barrage of fires, freezes, floods and hurricanes that cost $306 billion, according to a US government report Monday, reported AFP. In 2017, a total of 16 disasters cost $1 billion or more, and led to at least 362 deaths,…

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January 9, 2018


SPSC examination paper leaked

KARACHI: Sindh Public Service Comission (SPSC) Hyderabad examination paper scheduled to be held on 7th December was leaked, Samaa reported on Monday. The 150 mark-paper contained questions from all subjects including political sciences, everyday science, history and general knowledge. The questions, which were supposed to test the knowledge of candidates, itself contained grammatical errors and…

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December 4, 2017


Pakistan unveils 1700-year-old Buddha

PESHAWAR: A reflection of the diverse history and culture of the South Asian country, the ancient Buddhist site in Bhamala province was first discovered in 1929. Eighty-eight years on, excavations resumed and the 14-metre-(48-foot)-high Kanjur stone Buddha image was unearthed, and opposition leader Imran Kahn presided over Wednesday’s presentation. “This is from the 3rd century…

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November 16, 2017


Dinosaurs could have survived the asteroid if it landed just about anywhere else, study finds

NEWS DESK: The entire history of the world could have been entirely different if the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs landed just about anywhere else, reported The Independent. That’s according to a new study that claims there was only a 13 per cent chance that the rock, known as the Chicxulub Impactor, cause the…

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November 12, 2017


Nobel Literature Prize: controversy, fame and flops

PARIS: Ahead of the announcement Thursday of this year’s Nobel Literature Prize laureate, here is a look at some of the controversies down the years since the prestigious title was first awarded in 1901. – Controversy – The 1964 laureate French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, whose political philosophy was partly based on the criticism of institutions,…

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October 3, 2017


Ancient mystery of how the Egyptians built the Great Pyramid of Giza solved

NEWS DESK: Archaeologists believe they have solved one of history’s most puzzling questions – how the ancient Egyptians transported over 170,000 tons of limestone to build the Great Pyramid at Giza, reported The Independent. New findings at the site on the outskirts of Cairo have revealed purpose-built boats were used to transport the huge stones. The findings shed new…

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September 26, 2017


British-Pakistani actor makes Emmy award history

LONDON: For nearly seven decades, a South Asian man had never won an Emmy in an acting category. That changed Sunday night with Riz Ahmed, a British actor of Pakistani descent, winning an Emmy award for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie for his role in HBO’s “The Night Of.” Before him,…

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September 19, 2017


Shell Pakistan says to pay fine for tanker fire that killed 217

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell on Tuesday agreed to pay a fine of about 257 million rupees ($2.4 million) in compensation for a tanker truck explosion that killed more than 200 people last month. The fiery blast on June 25 was one of the worst accidents in Pakistan’s history. A tanker carrying…

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July 11, 2017


1,200-year-old cemetery unearthed in Nicaragua

MANAGUA: Construction workers building a new national baseball stadium in Nicaragua unearthed a more than 1,200-year old cemetery with human remains and a great deal of pottery, officials said Tuesday. The pre-Colombian burial site includes ceramic funeral urns and some human remains like craniums and jawbones, state television reported. Part of the artifacts found were…

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June 21, 2017


Eisenberg to play hero mime artist in WWII movie

CANNES: US actor Jesse Eisenberg is set to play a famed mime artist who helps save Jewish children during the French resistance in World War II. The Hollywood Reporter said Saturday that “Resistance” will star the Jewish-American actor, who played Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg in “The Social Network”, as Marcel Marceau. The mime artist became…

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May 20, 2017


Ten key dates since Iran’s Islamic revolution

TEHRAN: Ahead of Iran’s presidential election on Friday, here are 10 key dates in the country’s history since 1979: 1979: the revolution On February 11, 1979 the US-backed shah’s government falls, 10 days after the triumphant return from exile of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. An Islamic republic is proclaimed on April 1. 1979: US…

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May 17, 2017

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