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Pro-Palestinian protesters block airport access roads in NY and Los Angeles


New York: Pro-Palestinian protesters briefly blocked entrance roads to airports in New York and Los Angeles on Wednesday, snarling traffic as U.S. airlines contended with a rush of holiday travel. The demonstrations stopped cars on the outskirts of New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, where some travelers set off on foot to bypass the jammed...

State crackdown and the way ahead for Pakistan


By Abdullah Zahid  On May 9, a dramatic turn unfolded in the ongoing political saga of Pakistan as paramilitary forces stormed into the Islamabad High Court, disrupting the biometric verification process of ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan. This process was related to a case concerning his critical remarks against certain intelligence officers. A battalion of armed personnel in riot gear dragged...

UK republicans want coronation to be the last


London: On his way to be crowned on May 6, King Charles III will travel by gilded coach through streets swathed in red, white and blue Union flags — and past a warning from history. At Trafalgar Square stands a large bronze statue of King Charles I, the 17th-century monarch deposed by Parliament and executed in 1649....

Ajay Bhutoria hosts roundtable on Peace, Harmony, and Safety


San Francisco, CA: Indian American community leader and commissioner on President Joe Biden’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders Ajay Bhutoria Tuesday hosted a roundtable with Department of Justice Representatives from washington and representatives of the Hindu, Sikh, Jain, and Muslim communities to address recent concerns within the Indian American community. The discussion included safety and...

Netanyahu airlifted to airport after protesters block road


Tel Aviv, Israel: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had to be airlifted Thursday to the country’s main international airport for an overseas trip after throngs of cars and protesters prevented him from driving there. The demonstrations were part of nationwide protests underway for more than two months against Netanyahu and his government’s contentious plan to...

China vows crackdown as public protest tests Xi


Beijing: China’s ruling Communist Party has vowed to “resolutely crack down on infiltration and sabotage activities by hostile forces,” following the largest street demonstrations in decades by citizens fed up with strict anti-virus restrictions. A massive show of force by the security services Wednesday sought to deter further protests. The statement from the Central Political...

Indian American Community protests at Pakistani Consulate on 26/11


New York: Members of the Indian Americans diaspora marked the 14th Anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai Terror attacks by protesting in front of the Pakistan Consulate in New York. Demonstrations also took place in front of the Pakistan Consulate in Houston, Chicago , Washington and Pakistan Community Centre in New Jersey. In New York, the...

Mithun & Bappi da’s classic hit ‘Jimmy Jimmy’ is now a Covid protest song in China


Bappi Lahiri’s superhit song “Jimmy Jimmy Aaja Aaja” from 1982 movie “Disco Dancer” is now a subtle call for defiance in China where entire megacities continue to face lockdowns under Covid Zero regime, news agency PTI said in a report. People have taken to the song to express their frustration with the authorities handling of...

Lessons from Sri Lanka’s cascading, multiple crises


By Pragya Narang The world watched the economic crisis in Sri Lanka turn into a political one, during four months of massive sustained public protests called the Janatha Aragalaya from March to July. The crisis is continuous, and Sri Lanka’s nearly 22 million population is facing a humanitarian crisis marked by pervasive hunger, malnutrition, undermined public-health...