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Pakistan releases 350 activists of banned outfit TLP


Islamabad: Pakistan government has released 350 activists of the banned outfit Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), interior minister Sheikh Rashid has announced. The TLP workers have been holding violent protests across the nation, especially in Lahore, against the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan for not releasing their party chief Saad Hussain Rizvi. The opposition parties and the proscribed...

US should have pressed Ashraf Ghani harder: Khalilzad


New Delhi: In his first interview since resigning as the US chief negotiator with the Taliban, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad strongly defended the deal he negotiated to withdraw US troops from America's longest war, CBS reported. Khalilzad said he objected to the direction of the Biden administration's current Afghanistan policy. "One reason I left the government is that...

Attack on B’desh Hindus: Prime accused confesses to his role


Dhaka: The prime accused behind the arson attack on Hindu houses at Boro Karimpur village in Bangladesh's Pirganj, and his associate have confessed to their role in the violence. In his statement, Saikat Mandal, 24, who has been arrested, confessed in the court that he was involved in the attack and made post on social media...

FATF retains Pak on Grey List, Turkey new addition


New Delhi: Global terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has retained Pakistan on its 'Grey List' of countries. In a briefing, FATF president Marcus Pleyer said that three new countries - Turkey, Jordan, and Mali - have also been added to the Grey List. "Pakistan government has two concurrent action plans, with a total of...

Hashtag #DiwaliInTimesOfCorona


By Neera Kuckreja Sohoni Visiting India during the festival season, the US based writer capsules the mood in India this Diwali. Diwali - this beautiful, happiest of happy Indian festivals - traditionally lights up our lives and habitats. From poorest to richest, people clean and decorate their homes and brighten them with diyas and candles, exchange...

Negative calorie food: Do they cause harm when consumed in higher amounts?


Negative calorie food refers to those items that consume more energy during their digestion, in comparison to the amount of energy they give to the body. We can say that the calorie cost of digesting the food would be greater than its energy content. These foods are typically high in fiber and have a low glycemic index....

Getting Caught Up in Alien Smuggling Under INA Section 212(a)(6)(e)


By Dev B. Viswanath The Immigration & Nationality Act (INA) defines an alien smuggler as “any person who knowingly has encouraged, induced, assisted, abetted, or aided” any other person to enter or try to enter the United States unlawfully. It does not matter if the individual entering the U.S. unlawfully is a family member of...

Love I get from B’wood means a lot to me: Dwayne Johnson


Many actors from Bollywood including Varun Dhawan have time and again expressed their fondness for wrestler-turned-Hollywood actor Dwayne Johnson. The 49-year-old who has worked with actor Priyanka Chopra-Jonas in the 2017 film ‘Baywatch’ reveals that it never goes unnoticed. “I get a lot of love from Bollywood actors and I appreciate the love. I see...

‘No one should die on a film set’: Priyanka Chopra


Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died on the sets of 'Rust' in Santa Fe, New Mexico after producer and actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun that hit her.  Priyanka Chopra took to Twitter to express her shock over Halyna’s death and wrote, “No one should die on a film set”. Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun that...