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Creeping military rule in Pakistan again?


By Zahid Hussain  The battle lines had long been drawn. Now the fight has reached a critical stage. The May 9 attacks on military installations in some cities seem to be a turning point. Enraged PTI supporters directly took on the security establishment. Former prime minister Imran Khan has lashed out at the army chief,...

Pakistan army cracks down on Imran Khan’s supporters


Islamabad: As former Prime Minister Imran Khan was released from custody after Supreme Court orders, Pakistani authorities on Thursday cracked down on his supporters, detaining hundreds in overnight raids and sending troops across the country to rein in the wave of violence that followed his arrest earlier this week. For this nation accustomed to military takeovers,...

Pakistani court extends stay in arresting Imran Khan


Lahore: A Pakistani court on Thursday extended a pause in the effort to arrest former premier Imran Khan, a sign of easing tension in the country’s cultural capital after clashes erupted this week when police tried to detain him. The decision is a reprieve for Khan, who was due to be arrested a few hours...

Indian diaspora to protest outside London headquarters of ‘anti-India’ BBC


The Indian diaspora in the UK will stage a protest outside the BBC headquarters in London to “raise awareness about the nefarious anti-India reportage” in its documentary on Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.  BBC’s two-part documentary on the Indian Prime Minister titled – ‘India: The Modi Question’ – has been banned in India. Last...

Jan 6 committee has a story to tell. Will America tune in?


In the prime time from Thursday, Jan 6 Committee to investigate the attack on Capitol Hill   Washington DC: Americans are processing the nightmare of the slaughter of children in Texas, the racist murders in Buffalo, New York, and the other numbingly repeated scenes of carnage in the United States. Now, beginning in prime time on...

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...

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Race riots in US and walk of the dispossessed in India


By Saeed Naqvi A passionate appraisal of the widespread anger at George Floyd's murder by a white policeman that newspaper columns are full off, inspires no lasting change in race relations. Establishments have entrenched themselves too securely. In India the jury is out: will the establishment be able to contain street level eruption of discontent....

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Biden berates ‘narcissist’ Trump, sees fundraising surge


Washington: Mounting one of his most scathing attacks against Donald Trump, former US Vice President Joe Biden said the President's narcissism has become more important than the nation's well-being. “He thinks division helps him," Biden said in a speech at Philadelphia’s City Hall. Bashing Trump's handling of the protests and riots in the country following the...

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‘I am the law and order President’


“Thank you very much. My fellow Americans, my first and highest duty as President is to defend the great country and the American people. I swore an oath to uphold the laws of our nation, and that is exactly what I will do. All Americans are rightly sickened and revolted by the brutal death...