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National Press Club, Washington DC will Launch:Book on Pakistani Media and Society On 09/30


September 25, 2020

National Press Club, Washington DC will Launch By: Raja Zahid Khanzada Washington DC :Book on Pakistani Media and Society National Press Club in Washington DC will launch a new book on Pakistani media co-edited by Dr. Qaisar Abbas and Farooq Sulehria on September 30 at 7 pm. To receive an invitation to join the virtual event, please email at Heatherforsgrenweaver@gmail.com. The …

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Indian forces martyr two Kashmiris in occupied Kashmir


September 25, 2020

SRINAGAR: The Indian forces in their continued state terrorism in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K) have martyred two Kashmiri youth in Islamabad district on Friday. According to the Kashmir Media Service, the youth were killed by troops during a cordon and search operation in Bijbehara area of the district. The troops also launched a cordon and search operations …

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Harley-Davidson deepens restructuring with India exit


September 25, 2020

Harley-Davidson said on Thursday it would discontinue its sales and manufacturing operations in India, effectively abandoning the world’s biggest motorcycle market after a decade of unsuccessful efforts to gain a foothold. Harley had spent recent months moving dealerships in the country to cheaper locations, and the announcement followed speculation in Indian media a month ago that executives had played down. …

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Vodafone wins international arbitration against India


September 25, 2020

NEW DELHI: Vodafone Group has won an international arbitration case against the Indian government in a $2 billion tax dispute, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. An international arbitration tribunal in The Hague ruled that India’s imposition of a tax liability on Vodafone, as well as interest and penalties, were in a breach of an investment treaty …

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Aide says Russian opposition leader’s assets frozen after poisoning


September 25, 2020

MOSCOW: Russian bailiffs put a freeze on opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s flat and bank accounts days after his poisoning with a Novichok nerve agent, his spokeswoman said on Thursday. The bailiffs’ actions were the result of a court ruling in October that Navalny, his ally Lyubov Sobol and the Anti-Corruption Foundation he founded should jointly pay almost 88 million rubles …

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Kashmiri journalist Masrat Zahra wins award


September 25, 2020

NEW YORK: Kashmiri photojournalist Masrat Zahra on Thursday received the Peter Mackler prize for courageous and ethical journalism thanks to her coverage of women impacted by decades of unrest in India-held Kashmir. “To work in this industry is to bring the truth,” the 26-year-old journalist said during a virtual ceremony. Zahra’s work shines a light on the stories of women …

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US judge hints at blocking ban on TikTok


September 25, 2020

WASHINGTON: A judge has urged the Trump administration to consider delaying a ban on new downloads of the popular video app TikTok and hinted he might block the government’s order set to take effect on Sunday. Judge Carl Nichols made the comments at a hastily called telephone hearing on Thursday where TikTok argued a ban, even if temporary, could cause …

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Trailblazing journalist Harold Evans dies at 92


September 25, 2020

LONDON: Sir Harold Evans, a British-American editor whose 70-year career as a hard-driving investigative journalist, magazine founder, book publisher and author made him one of the most influential media figures of his generation, died on Wednesday at the age of 92. Evans died of congestive heart failure in New York, according to his wife Tina Brown. A former editor of …

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Thai MPs put off charter reform, anger protesters


September 25, 2020

BANGKOK: Thai lawmakers delayed a decision on constitutional reform on Thursday, sparking anger among protesters outside parliament demanding changes to the kingdom’s military-scripted charter and reform of the unassailable monarchy. Lawmakers had been expected to vote on setting up a draft reform committee in response to a burgeoning pro-democracy movement that mobilised 30,000 demonstrators last week — the largest show …

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Trump casts doubt on peaceful transfer of power, splits Republicans


September 25, 2020

WASHINGTON: US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top Republicans on Thursday repudiated President Donald Trump’s refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power and assured American voters that the Nov 3 election outcome would be accepted. Trump declined to embrace a peaceful transfer on Wednesday in response to a reporter’s question, and said he expected his upcoming …

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