Saturday, 6 March 2021

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India’s top opposition leaders sent back from Kashmir

SRINAGAR: The administration of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Saturday sent back a delegation of India’s top opposition leaders, including former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, shortly after they landed in Srinagar, Hindustan Times reported. The opposition leaders had intended to visit Kashmir to assess the situation in the wake of the BJP government’s decision ...

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China tells US diplomats in Hong Kong to stop interfering

BEIJING: China demanded that US diplomats based in Hong Kong “stop interfering” in the city’s affairs, after reports that they met with pro-democracy activists, prompting a furious response from Washington. China’s foreign ministry had expressed “strong dissatisfaction” with US authorities, citing local media reports that a US official from Hong ...

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Indian government ends Kashmir’s special status

NEW DELHI: Amid escalating tension in occupied Kashmir following deployment of tens of thousands of additional troops, the Indian government on Monday has ended special status of the valley while scrapping articles 35A and 370 of the Constitution. In a malicious attempt to turn Muslim majority into minority in Kashmir, ...

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India criminalises ‘instant divorce’

NEW DELHI: India’s parliament on Tuesday passed a controversial law against the practice of “instant divorce” or “triple talaq” in Muslim families, making it a criminal offence punishable by up to three years in prison. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist government pushed through the bill despite stiff resistance from several opposition ...

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Modi to appear via videolink from prison for UK hearing

Fugitve diamantaire Nirav Modi is set to appear via videolink from prison for a routine remand hearing before Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London on Thursday. The 48-year-old, who has been lodged at Wandsworth prison in south-west London since his arrest in March in connection with the nearly USD 2 billion ...

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London mayor Sadiq Khan brands Trump a fascist

LONDON: Pakistani-origin London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who has been a vocal critic of Donald Trump, on Sunday branded the US President a “fascist” and said Britain should not be rolling out a red carpet to a leader like him for a state visit to the UK. Trump, along with his ...

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