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Pakistan business school cancels online lecture of noted economist – world news

A Pakistan-based business school was forced to cancel an online seminar with well-known economist Dr Atif Mian following pressure from extremist groups. Dr Mian, who belongs to the Ahmadiyya community, was slated to speak on “Why has economic growth fallen behind in Pakistan?” at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in Karachi. However, the seminar was scrapped due to threats ...

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India’s active Covid-19 cases drop below 7 lakh, total tally mounts to 7.76 million – india news

Continuing the trend of active Covid-19 cases dropping, India on Friday reported 6,95,509 active cases — the number of people infected with the virus at present. In the last 24 hours, 54,366 new cases and 690 deaths have been registered. The number of active cases has been witnessing a steady decline in the current week. On Tuesday, the number was ...

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China’s actions in Xinjiang amount to genocide, says Canada parliament panel – world news

A Canadian parliamentary panel has described the persecution of the Uighurs in Xinjiang as a “genocide”, asking the government to recognise it as such and to impose sanctions against Chinese officials responsible. The Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development said it was “profoundly disturbed” at what it heard in testimony from ...

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‘Give me vote, I will give you vaccine’: Sanjay Raut mocks BJP’s vaccine promise to Bihar – india news

Taking a swipe at the BJP’s election manifesto for poll-bound Bihar that includes free Covid-19 vaccine to all of Bihar, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that earlier it used to be ‘give me blood and I will give you freedom’. “But now it has become ‘give me vote and I will give you vaccine’. Only those who vote for ...

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Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora holds protest in front of Pak Embassy in US – world news

The Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora (GKPD) and several other community organisations held a car protest rally in front of the Embassy of Pakistan in the US on Thursday (local time), remembering Pakistan’s invasion of Kashmir in 1947. Scores of people were seen chanting slogans calling Pakistan to vacate the illegally occupied Kashmir. “Pakistan vacate occupied Kashmir. Kashmir is an integrated ...

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UP cops gather evidence of Kerala scribe’s role in Hathras violence incitement plot – india news

After taking over investigation into the alleged conspiracy to incite caste violence in the backdrop of the gang rape and murder of a 20-year old Dalit woman in Hathras, UP special task force (STF) on Thursday visited Mathura, where four alleged members of the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its associate body, the Campus Front of India (CFI), were ...

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‘Look at India, the air is filthy,’ says US President Donald Trump at final debate – world news

US President Donald Trump on Thursday used the word “filthy” to describe the quality of air in India – language that he has never used for a country that he has counted among America’s friends. “Look at India, it’s filthy,” Trump said during a heated exchange with his Democratic rival Joe Biden on the topic of climate crisis and his ...

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BJP MP Zafar Islam targets Rahul Gandhi for meeting kin of PFI-linked Kerala scribe – india news

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s newest Rajya Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh, Syed Zafar Islam, has questioned Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s meeting with the family of Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan– arrested by UP police for suspected links to controversial outfit the Popular Front of India and for alleged conspiracy to incite caste violence over Hathras gang rape case– and demanded that ...

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The Palm Fountain: Dubai makes world record for largest fountain – world news

The glitzy emirate of Dubai broke the record for the world’s largest fountain on Thursday, as the Gulf city seeks to boost its hard-hit tourism sector amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Palm Fountain, which covers an area of 14,366 square feet (1,335 square metres), is located at The Pointe shopping and dining district on Palm Jumeirah, a man-made palm-shaped island. ...

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Govt to sell onion buffer stock, relax import rules – india news

The government will sell more onion from its buffer stock and has allowed quicker imports by relaxing conditions for overseas purchases, the consumer affairs ministry said on Thursday, as retail prices crossed ₹100 per kg in Mumbai and Pune in a festive-season spiral. The central government has relaxed the Plant Quarantine Order, 2003, allowing traders to import non-fumigated onion and ...

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