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Indian celebrities need to act responsible for their ‘casteist’ nature

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3 mn read Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh got arrested few days ago because of the ‘casteist remarks’ he passed on other former Indian cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal during his live chat on Instagram. But he was immediately released on interim bail. According to the information, 39 years old along with ex-teammate Rohit Sharma commented on leg spinner Chahal while discussing his TikTok videos in June 2020. The comments did not go well with the netizens and were infuriated with insensitive behavior. Although later, he apologized and called it ‘unintentional remarks’ which were ‘misunderstood’.

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High Inflation in Pakistan: Opposition parties gave country protest call

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4 mn read ernment (PTI). Petrol and electricity price hike twice a month make the life of a common man almost impossible in the country. As per IMF directions, the government is imposing more tax on Petrol and Electricity; moreover, local currency is dropping down its value against dollar continuously. Government has changed 4 finance ministers in 3 years but positive results could not be gained till yet.

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Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul (ITI) Road Transport Corridor: A Milestone in Regional Economy

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4 mn read Under the banner of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) – a 10 member’s regional cooperation organization with 3 founding states Pakistan, Iran and Turkey, Islamabad –Tehran– Istanbul (ITI) Road Transport Corridor started its operation last month. On September 27, 2021 a convoy of trucks began its journey from the financial hub of Pakistan Karachi and reached the metropolitan city of Turkey, Istanbul on October 7, 2021 covering 3292 miles (5300 Kilometers). Under the Transports Internationaux Routiers (TIR), initially 2 trucks of National Logistic Company (NLC) arrived at Istanbul via Iran. The event marked the successful delivery of commercial cargo on Pakistan’s trucks to Turkey.

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India and Britain joined hands for Green Grids Initiative- One sun One world One grid

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3 mn read Green Grids Initiative – One sun One world One grid is about to be launched in November by India alongside Britain. It is a Northwest Europe cooperation with the country, that aims to achieve an infrastructure connected through electricity among continents. According to a press release of Green Grids Initiative- One sun One world One grid Northwest Europe Cooperative event by Press Information Bureau (News agency of Government of India) released on 13th October 2021, ‘The idea for the One sun One world One grid (OSOWOG) initiative was put forth by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi, at the First Assembly of the International Solar Alliance in October 2018. He had called for connecting solar energy supply across borders. In May 2021, the United Kingdom and India agreed to combine forces of the Green Grids Initiative and the One sun One world One grid initiative and jointly launch GGI-OSOWOG at the COP26 (Climate Change Conference) summit being hosted by the UK at Glasgow in November 2021’.

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Kashmir’s regional political party on recent civilians killing, minority community and military presence in the valley

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3 mn read Kashmir has always been a matter of conflict and tension wherever the discussion opens. There is an unsettled situation, that is affecting lives of people inwardly and physically. Every year, several Indian security personnel dies while having an encounter with terrorists, and sometimes saving civilians from militants in the area. On 7 October two teachers were shot dead in Srinagar (City in Kashmir), and then a well-known pharmacist named Makhan Lal Bindroo was killed by militants, in evening at his shop. The responsibility behind both the killings of civilians is taken by a militant group The Resistance Front (TRF), which according to police is part of Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

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India with second largest population in world is moving forward with more than 95 crore Indians vaccinated

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3 mn read Initially people in India were hesitant with the vaccination process and hardly turned up at centres, when it all started. People were not treating it as a life saving step but were reluctant about the minor side effects it showed on some individuals. But today, approximately 66% of the Indian population is vaccinated with single dose and are moving forward speedily, as per the official data. According to the Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, around half of the 18+ Indian population of the country have received at least one dose of the vaccination. Adding on to his statement, he said, ‘23% of the Indian population under 18+ have been fully vaccinated with both the doses. And that it is all because of the hardwork some states put in during the drive.’

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Indian farmers protest is facing hurdles, and this time it is from leading political party BJPs Minister

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3 mn read On 3rd October, news flashed on Indian televisions about an SUV knocked down farmer protestors in Lakhimpur kheri district in Uttar Pradesh. As per the witnesses, three SUVs made their way when approximately 300 farmers were protesting at the site. According to the reports, 8 people died in incident including 4 farmers. The 2020-21 Indian farmers protest is an ongoing protest against three farm acts which were shown green flag by the parliament of India. Strong disagreement appeared from farmers end and a public dispute emerged between central government and farmers organization.

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Bollywood superstar’s son arrested for alleged drug use on cruise ship

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3 mn read 23 years old Aryan Khan, son of Indian actor/producer Shahrukh Khan who is also known for his work internationally, has been arrested on 3rd October by NCB (Narcotics Control bureau) in drugs case. NCB raided a cruise in Mumbai on 3rd October’s night after, the team themselves booked the seats to bust the party. As per the information, besides Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant (friend of several Bollywood star kids), Munmun Dhamecha (daughter of a businessman) and other high-profile people are also under custody and is been questioned since then. NCB seized 5grams of Mephedrone, 13grams of cocaine, 22 pills of MDM, 21grams of charas (cannabis concentrate made) and Rs 1.3 lakh cash from Aryan Khan, details came from the sources.

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Repercussions of Absolutely Not: Closure of International Sports in Pakistan

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5 mn read d (NZ) cricket team arrived in Pakistan in September after 18 years to play a cricket series containing 3 one-day internationals (ODIs) in Rawalpindi and Five T-20 matches in Lahore.  Unfortunately, the NZ team refused to play the series due to security threats on September 19, 2021, just as the first ODI was due to start in Rawalpindi.

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Women in Afghanistan: How the return of Taliban control erased 20 years of progress

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4 mn read Afghan women are still fearing for their freedom after the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan. Old restrictions were imposed rapidly and shifted the country backwards to its oppressive past. The US withdrew all troops from the country last month which had been there since the 911 attacks in 2001. The Taliban takeover is causing a set back in gender equality, women’s rights, violence and poverty.