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    Amjad Sabri: The void remains

    Two years ago, on June 22, Pakistan’s qawwali legend Amjad Sabri was shot dead in a target killing case in Karachi. While his absence left a huge void in the music industry.

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    Colombian singer Shakira cancels Israel concert after pressure from BDS

    Columbian star Shakira will not be performing in Tel Aviv this year following pressure from activists who support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

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    Saudi Arabia seeks French help for music, cinema and opera

    Saudi Arabia will employ French expertise to set up a national opera and orchestra, under an agreement signed on Monday during a visit to Paris by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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    Indian officials push ban on Pakistani artists

    Every day, the animosity between Indians against Pakistani artists and the Pakistani artists seems to increase. In a new wave of controversy, the Indian Motion Picture Producers Association.

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    Bangkok fund raiser for women empowerment draws good response

    The event marked the completion of four years of Glows Thailand. Proceeds were donated to Good Shepherd Sisters Home Bangkok to support the women under vocational training projects.

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    Menime: The class 11 girl at the forefront of Kashmir's hip-hop scene

    Decades of conflict notwithstanding, Kashmir has had a rich history of music and singing. Traditionally, Kashmiris have embraced Sufi music and songs. But with the time, singers have evolved both.

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    Apple and A R Rahman are setting up two music labs in India

    Apple is partnering with ace composer A.R. Rahman to open two new music labs at his schools called KM Music Conservatory (KMMC) . One lab will be based in the flagship campus in Chennai.

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    Pakistanis and Indians sing each other's national anthems for Independence Day

    An initiative by Voice of Ram, a social media page which stands up for peace, unity and humanity, the VOR Peace Anthem features 13 artists from both sides of the border in hopes of displaying love and spreading.

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    Pakistan:Coke Studio10 kicks off on a good note,with 'Allahu Akbar' taking the lead

    Pakistan’s Coke Studio season 10 launched earlier this month with a rendition of the national anthem. While that may not have garnered the response it had hoped for, the first episode, launched on August 11.

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    Due time for justice

    Last year, Pakistan lost one of its most distinct voices, Amjad Sabri. Sabri was the victim of targeted killing. He was on his way to a Ramazan evening show when assailants fired at his vehicle, critically injuring him.

    South Asia
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    Afghan Star: Rap, stilettos and a musical revolution

    Smokey-eyed Zulala Hashemi, standing tall in four-inch gold heels, wants to sing for women. The 18-year-old has become the first girl to reach the final of popular television music talent show Afghan Star.

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    India inducts first indigenously developed surveillance plane

    The Indian Air Force inducted its first indigenously developed airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) system, mounted on a Brazilian Embraer-145 jet, on Tuesday ramping up its capability.

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    Publicist: British singer George Michael dead (53)

    George Michael, who rocketed to stardom with WHAM! and went on to enjoy a long and celebrated solo career lined with controversies, has died, his publicist said Sunday. He was 53.

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    Remembering the life of Junaid Jamshed

    Junaid Jamshed was born in Karachi on Sept 3, 1964. His father Jamshed Akbar Khan, who passed away earlier this year, hailed from Nowshera and was a retired officer of the Pakistan Air Force.

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