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WATCH: Afghan man embarks on Hajj pilgrimage on his bicycle

Every year, Muslims across the globe embark on the long and cumbersome journey to perform Hajj to fulfill one of the fundamental tenets of Islam, but some aspirants go the extra mile and astonish the rest with their passion and enthusiasm for the sacred obligation. Among such aspirants is Noor …

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Bangladesh to regulate digital media to check ‘misuse’

Rights organisations in Bangladesh are opposing a draft submitted by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) aimed to regulate digital platforms, social media, and streaming services. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, government officials claimed that such regulations were necessary to monitor online platforms amid the rising digital crimes and misinformation circulating …

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Intense heat causes water scarcity in many parts of India

The early heatwave sweeping across India has brought water and power crises in many cities. Like many people, Ankit Jaiswal an executive at a private company living in the Wazirabad locality of the capital New Delhi is awaiting water tankers instead of going to work. “I don't know how much …

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‘Engagement with mutual respect’, Bilawal tells Blinken

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari sought to strengthen a “mutually beneficial and broad-based” relationship with the United States in a maiden telephone call with his American counterpart Anthony Blinken on Friday. Using his Twitter handle, Bilawal said he had received the telephone from Secretary Blinken, who felicitated him on his assumption …

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IIOJK redrawn constituencies give Hindus greater representation

India published on Thursday a new list of redrawn political constituencies for Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, giving greater representation to the Muslim-majority region’s Hindu areas and paving the way for fresh elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government broke up IIOJK into two federal territories in 2019 as part …

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