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  • Literary Notes: Some loanwords of European origin in pre-1857 Urdu poetry

    IT is generally assumed that words borrowed from the English language or other European languages entered the Urdu language post-1857, the year in which the British completely took over and the last Mughal ruler of India was deposed...

    Poetry of some classical Urdu poets such as Insha Allah Khan Insha (died 1817) and Mushafi (died 1824) has ample proofs that certain words of European origin had been borrowed by the Urdu language much...

  • Analysis: Legacy of 1857 continues unabated

    NEW DELHI: The brave and fractious anti-British uprising of 1857 was put down with a heavy hand...

    As the year 2017 marks the 160th anniversary of the uprising, let’s examine the role played by the two groups at a defining moment in history...

  • Vigil held at Empress Market, where blood of soldiers was spilt in 1857

    KARACHI: It was a solemn moment at the Empress Market where several learned individuals gathered on Sunday evening to hold a vigil in remembrance of the unsung heroes executed by hanging or by being tied to British cannons which blew them up in September 1857...

    Many shopkeepers and passers-by stopped to inquire about what was going on, and were informed about Karachi’s role in the liberation war of 1857 against the British Empire......

  • ‘Police presence at Janki Devi hospital breaching privacy’

    LAHORE: Janki Devi Jamiat Singh Maternity Hospital medical superintendent Dr Farrah Hafeez has filed complaints with the provincial Ombudsman for Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplaces and the capital city police officer against the alleged harassment of female staff by Qila Gujjar Singh police...

  • REVIEW:A history of violence:A Brief History of Seven Killings

    Marlon James’s Booker prizewinning novel A Brief History of Seven Killings is a fantastic attempt at recounting the attack on Marley through a variety of eccentric, rowdy and colourful characters that provide, to a reasonable extent, a clear, albeit bloody, insight into the violence-stricken Jamaica of the 1970s and ’80s (the story moves further ahead)...

    Here’s how A Brief History of Seven Killings moves into first gear by virtue of...

  • A Leaf From History: A history of ethnic violence

    Sociologists also trace the history of Karachi’s ethnic conflagarations to the 1960s after then president Gen Ayub Khan initiated a plan to settle Pakhtuns — his own ethnic group — in the city...

    MQM’s demands included the repatriation and settlement of Biharis (Urdu-speaking East Pakistanis who continue to live in refugee camps) from Bangladesh to Pakistan...

  • How a Hindu temple was renovated by a Muslim and a Sufi shrine revamped by a Sikh in Pakistan

    The long turret of a temple rises unexpectedly amid tall minarets and round green domes in a busy area...

    The latest round of this battle roar its ugly head on a cold December morning in 1992, when passionate supporters of Jamaat-i-Islami and others not attached to any political party surrounded this temple, determined to bring it down to avenge the demolition of the Babri Masjid about 1,000 kilometres from here in a country they...

  • 152nd festival at Sadhu Bela temple under way

    SUKKUR: Several hundred Hindu devotees from across Sindh and Balochistan, as well as some parts of India, thronged Sadhu Bela (or Sadhu Belo in Sindhi and Hindi) to participate in the 152nd annual festival of Baba Bankhandi Maharaj Yatra which began on Tuesday evening at the historical temple situated on an islet in the Indus River near Sukkur...

    The three-day festival started with the recitation from the Gita and the Guru Granth...

  • SC asks who allowed factories around Katas Raj temple to increase production

    The Supreme Court on Thursday asked who was responsible for allowing cement factories around the historic Katas Raj Temple to increase production, which has resulted in catastrophic destruction of the historic site...

    Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, who is heading a three-judge bench overseeing a suo motu case which followed media reports that the Katas pond was drying out fast as nearby cement factories sucked up...

  • Sikhs remember Golden Temple attack

    LAHORE: The Sikh community on Saturday commemorated June 6, recalling sacrifices of a large number of Sikhs at Golden Temple in 1984 during a brutal attack of Indian army on the orders of the then prime minister...

    Carrying placards and banners, the Sikhs chanted slogans against the Indian army attack that left a number of Sikhs dead and injured at Sri Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple) on June 6, 1984...

  • Taj Mahal Muslim tomb, not ancient Hindu temple says Indian court

    An Indian court officially rejected claims that the Taj Mahal is a Hindu temple while hearing an appeal to let Hindus pray in the historic monument's premises, The Guardian reported on Wednesday...

    According to The Guardian, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) gave its view in response to a petition filed by six lawyers stating that the 17th century monument in Agra had originally been a temple dedicated to the Hindu deity...

  • SC asks KP govt to get Hindu temple rebuilt

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court ordered on Thursday the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to get a Hindu temple in Karak restored and reconstructed...

    Read: SC asks KP to take steps for reconstruction of templeDr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, a PML-N member of the National Assembly from Tharparkar and patron of the Pakistan Hindu Council, had invited the attention of the apex court to the frequent incidents of desecration of Hindu temples in the...

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