Nobel laureate Amartya Sen slams decision to terminate IoK’s special status

Indian economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has slammed the Narendra Modi-led government's decision to terminate occupied Kashmir's special status, saying that India had "lost the reputation" of being the world's first non-Western country to adopt a democratic system." In an interview with NDTV on Monday night, the Nobel laureate said, “as an Indian, I am not proud of the...

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Judge video scandal: Supreme Court reserves verdict on petitions

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on three identical petitions on the video scandal involving accountability court judge Arshad Malik, all seeking a directive from the apex court for the formation of an inquiry committee or a judicial commission. Chief Justice (CJP) Asif Saeed Khosa headed the three-member bench which heard the case in presence of Attorney...

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Besieged occupied Kashmir neighbourhood in test of wills with India’s Modi

SRINAGAR:  For more than a week, the young men of Soura, a densely populated enclave in occupied Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar, have been taking turns to maintain an around-the-clock vigil at the entry points to their neighbourhood. Each of the dozen or so entrances have been blocked with makeshift barricades of bricks, corrugated metal sheets, wooden slabs and felled...

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Google, Facebook, Amazon condemn French digital tax as ‘discriminatory’

WASHINGTON: American tech giants Amazon, Facebook and Google joined forces on Monday to decry the French digital tax as retroactive and discriminatory. President Donald Trump is considering retaliating against the tax -- approved July 11 -- with punitive tariffs on French wine imports, prompting an investigation by the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR). The so-called GAFA companies appeared...

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Trump phones PM Khan, expresses desire to lessen tension in region: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday said Prime Minister Imran Khan in a phone call to US President Donald Trump informed him that the unilateral decision of Modi’s government has endangered the region. “Spoke to my two good friends, Prime Minister Modi of India, and Prime Minister Khan of Pakistan, regarding Trade, Strategic Partnerships and, most importantly, for...

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