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‘Youm-e-Istehsal’ today
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‘Youm-e-Istehsal’ today

LAHORE: The Pakistani nation is marking ‘Youm-e-Istehsal’ on Thursday (today) to express solidarity with the...
Published 05 Aug, 2021 03:44am
Opinion

‘Bharatiya Jasoosi Party’

The PTI government must be commended for its decision to bring the recent ‘confession’ by India to the notice of...
Published 24 Jul, 2021 04:27am
Mosque demolished in Uttar Pradesh, in defiance of court orders
World

Mosque demolished in Uttar Pradesh, in defiance of court orders

  • A local administration in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, has defied an order from the state high court and subsequently bulldozed a mosque - which is seen as one of the most inflammatory actions against a Muslim place of worship since the demolition of the Babri Mosque in 1992.
  • The mosque was situated in the city of Ram Sanehi in Uttar Pradesh, and had stood for over six decades.
Updated 18 May, 2021 07:41pm
COVID crisis pushed 75 million Indians into poverty in 2020
World

COVID crisis pushed 75 million Indians into poverty in 2020

  • The number of Indians living below the poverty line is expected to reach 134 million, which is more than double the 59 million projected prior to the recession
  • The poverty rate in India rose to 9.7 percent in 2020, a sharp increase from the January 2020 forecast of 4.3 percent
Updated 05 May, 2021 11:01am
India reports more than 352,991 new COVID cases in 24 hours, setting a fresh global record
World

India reports more than 352,991 new COVID cases in 24 hours, setting a fresh global record

  • For the fifth straight day, India has set a new global record for a rise in daily coronavirus cases, in addition to cumulative deaths jumping to an all-time high figure over the past 24 hours.
  • With 352,991 additional cases in the past 24 hours, India's total infections have surpassed 17 million, behind only the United States.
  • There are growing concerns that strains of the virus being tested in India are potentially more contagious.
Updated 26 Apr, 2021 01:26pm
Freedom House demotes India from 'free' to 'partially free'
World

Freedom House demotes India from 'free' to 'partially free'

  • India has been downgraded from ‘Free’ to Partially Free’ in the annual report published by Freedom House, a Washington-based pro-democracy think tank and human rights watchdog.
  • Published this week, the latest report marks the 4th consecutive year of democratic backsliding under the Modi government, highlighting that the country appears to be inching closer to authoritarianism.
Updated 05 Mar, 2021 06:00pm
President Alvi’s remarks
Opinion

President Alvi’s remarks

According to a Business Recorder news item “France summons Pakistan’s envoy over Alvi remarks” carried by the...
Published 25 Feb, 2021 04:58am
Editorials

Guided tour of IIOJK

EDITORIAL: Desperate to create the false impression of normalcy in the illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK)...
Published 20 Feb, 2021 04:52am
Indian government threatens Twitter with penalties, if it does not block accounts
World

Indian government threatens Twitter with penalties, if it does not block accounts

  • In the aftermath of the online backlash against the Indian government's callous treatment of protestors, India has threatened to 'punish' Twitter if it does not comply with the government's request to restore a block on accounts connected to allegedly inflammatory tweets about farmers’ protests.
  • On Monday, Twitter blocked over 250 accounts, following a request by the Indian government, under the presupposition that the tweets could potentially 'incite' violence.
Updated 04 Feb, 2021 08:37pm
Modi breaks his silence on escalating farm laws protests
World

Modi breaks his silence on escalating farm laws protests

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stated that the protesters that stormed New Delhi's historic Red Fort last week, caused an "insult" to the country, and that his government will proceed with the proposed agricultural reform.
  • Farm leaders issued a statement that they were not responsible for violence, that it was caused by a minority of those on the parade, and that they will resume their talks with the government.
Updated 01 Feb, 2021 04:39pm
Israel to apologize to UAE for official blaming virus surge on Dubai travel
World

Israel to apologize to UAE for official blaming virus surge on Dubai travel

  • The United Arab Emirates has expressed its frustration with Israel, after a senior health official blamed a sharp rise in coronavirus cases on Israelis returning from vacations in Dubai.
  • Tens of thousands of Israelis have travelled to the United Arab Emirates since Israel normalised ties with the Gulf state in September.
Updated 01 Feb, 2021 03:35pm
Security tight at India's historic Red Fort after clashes with farmers
World

Security tight at India's historic Red Fort after clashes with farmers

  • Hundreds of police guarded the historic Red Fort in the heart of the Indian capital on Wednesday following violent clashes between farmers and authorities in which one person was killed and at least 80 injured.
  • Tens of thousands of farmers, protesting against reforms of the agriculture sector that they say benefit big private buyers at the expense of growers.
Published 27 Jan, 2021 12:57pm
Modi calls farmer protests over contested laws politically motivated
World

Modi calls farmer protests over contested laws politically motivated

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that protests by farmers against three laws brought by his government were politically motivated, as he touted the success of an agricultural scheme launched last year.
  • Thousands of farmers from several Indian states have been camped on the outskirts of New Delhi for over a month, blocking highways to demand that Modi’s government repeal the farm laws passed in September that they say threaten their livelihoods.
Published 25 Dec, 2020 03:51pm