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India caught in RSS labour protests

India caught in RSS labour protests

The RSS-affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) has found common ground with other trade unions this year. It will go on a one-day protest outside Parliament during the winter session in November against unequal pay for workers and disinvestment of the public sector units. However, the BMS will not join a similar protest called by 10 other trade unions during the …

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USA and Afghanistan must do more to stop drug trafficking

Senate asks ANF to stop narcotics smuggling Body to take up Anti-Money Laundering Act implementation issue in tomorrows’ session Islamabad Senate Standing Committee on Interior and Narcotics Control Tuesday directed Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) to speed up efforts to stop smuggling of narcotics inside and outside the country. Chairman Committee Senator, Abdul Rehman Malik presided over the meeting. The committee …

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Politicians in UK speak up against hate against Muslims

UK politicians complain against ‘hate’ article against Muslims Over 100 British politicians have signed an open letter complaining about The Sun newspaper “using Nazi-like language” regarding the Muslim community in Britain. On Monday, The Sun ran an article which asked: “What will we do about the Muslim problem?” It was written by one of the paper’s big names, its former …

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Iran: Staying hungry to be tried

Iran: Staying hungry to be tried

Ailing Mehdi Karroubi has demanded a public trial after being under house arrest for more than six years An ailing 79-year-old Iranian opposition leader who has been under house arrest since February 2011 has embarked on a hunger strike, demanding authorities try him in public. Mehdi Karroubi, a former presidential candidate, fell foul of the establishment following the disputed re-election of Mahmoud …

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China’s special delegation for Pakistan’s 70th Independence Day

China's special delegation for Pakistan's 70th Independence Day

On August 14, 2017 local time, President Mamnoon Hussain of Pakistan met with Vice Premier Wang Yang in Islamabad. Mamnoon Hussain extended gratitude to China for sending a delegation to attend the activities commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Independence of Pakistan. He said that Pakistan and China are ‘iron friends’, and Pakistan’s friendship with China is the corner-stone of …

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Pakistan’s 70th Independence Day celebrated in Indian Occupied Kashmir

In Occupied Kashmir, Pakistan’s Independence Day was celebrated with the singing of Pakistan’s national anthem and shouting of “Long Live Pakistan” slogans in Srinagar, Shopian, Islamabad, Pulwama, Kulgam, Badgam and other districts of the territory on Monday. Special prayers were offered for safety and integrity of Pakistan and freedom of Kashmir from illegal occupation of India. Parades were also held …

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The responsive Mr. Trump

Mild or mad? How President Trump responds to everything from violence and terrorism to perceived slights. After a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville turned deadly over the weekend, President Trump was widely criticized for his response to the violence. “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides. On many sides,” …

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Indonesia fears return of new authoritarian era

Indonesia fears return of new authoritarian era

Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s problems would have seemed far-fetched less than a year ago. Then the president, widely known as Jokowi, was celebrated for his democratic credentials and hailed as Indonesia’s first leader from outside the Suharto-era elite. Now, critics and supporters alike are wondering how secure Indonesia actually is from authoritarian backsliding. The catalyst for this reversal was Jokowi’s mid-July announcement …

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Catholicism, Colonialism and the idea of dissent

The Church of Duterte Catholicism and the Filipino Strongman In July 22, the Philippine Congress extended the martial law, which was first enacted in May, on the southern island of Mindanao for an additional five months. The army continues to battle militants inspired by the Islamic State (also called ISIS) in the regional city of Marawi, and the extension—coupled with …

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Iran considers Pakistan’s security as its own, discusses potential for combating terrorism

Iran regards Pakistan’s security as its own security, President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday, stressing that the two countries have the potential for combating terrorism and ensuring regional security. During a meeting with Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani in Tehran, the Iranian president said terrorism posed a major threat to the region and security was currently the most important issue. “All …

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