Saturday, 23 January 2021

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Swara Bhaskar expresses concern over safety of women in India

BOLLYWOOD actress said, “Women’s safety has become a crisis in India. We have a situation where at least three high profile members, who hold elected office are accused of rape.” “The rape victims have had to face serious personal consequences for reporting rape. This is an alarming situation for our ...

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Trump digs in amid censure of racist tweets about lawmakers

WASHINGTON: Injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Donald Trump said four congresswomen of colour should go back to the “broken and crime infested” countries they came from, ignoring the fact that all of the women are American citizens and three were born in the U.S. His attack ...

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Pakistan win Parliamentary Cricket World Cup in London

LONDON: Pakistan may have failed to make it to the semifinals of the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup, but the country’s lawmakers fared better than their counterparts from six other countries to win the first Inter-Parliamentary Cricket World Cup in London on Friday. The four-day tournament had begun on Tuesday with lawmakers ...

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UK lawmakers slam FB’s evasive answers

LONDON: The head of the UK Parliament’s media committee slammed Facebook on Friday for what it described as evasive behavior in answering questions on fake news. Committee chair Damian Collins said that Facebook’s claims that it was unable to distinguish between political and non-political advertising is “difficult to believe.” He ...

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Russian lawmakers declare Western media foreign agents

MOSCOW: Russia’s parliament has passed legislation to declare international media “foreign agents” in response to US scrutiny of the Kremlin’s RT channel. Amendments to a mass media law approved yesterday would allow the justice ministry to apply the label, which can also refer to spies, to media that receive funding ...

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