Day: March 8, 2019

March 8: A day to honour women around the world

Marches, protests, strikes and studies — people around the globe are taking action to mark International Women’s Day and to strive for efforts to obtain equality. Here are some of the events: Strike by women, for women – Across Spain, women downed tools on Friday in a strike […]

International Women’s Day: Strikes, protests and holidays

MADRID — Marches and protests are held Friday across the globe to mark International Women’s Day under the slogan #BalanceforBetter, with calls for a more gender-balanced world. The day, sponsored by the United Nations since 1975, celebrates women’s achievements and aims to further their rights. Thousands of women […]

Popular support for militants complicates Pakistan crackdown

BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan — On the congested streets of Bahawalpur, a city in southern Pakistan’s jihadi heartland, emotions run high in favor of Jaish-e-Mohammad, a U.N.-designated terror group that recently pushed nuclear-armed India and Pakistan to the brink of war. Such support complicates Prime Minister Imran Khan’s latest crackdown […]

Omar praises House vote as condemning ‘anti-Muslim bigotry’

WASHINGTON  — Divided in debate but mostly united in a final vote, the House passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other bigotry. Democrats are trying to push past a dispute that has overwhelmed their agenda and exposed fault lines that could shadow them through next year’s elections. The […]

Factbox: Votes, boats and elephants – India’s colossal election by the numbers

NEW DELHI  – India is expected to hold a general election starting next month in the world’s largest democratic exercise, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a second straight term. The country of 1.3 billion people typically holds elections in multiple phases to ensure security across polling stations. […]

Indian cricketers wear army camouflage caps as patriotism grips country

NEW DELHI – Indian cricketers wore army camouflage-style caps in a match with Australia on Friday in solidarity with Indian paramilitary police killed in a militant attack by a Pakistan-based group and in an unusually strong display of patriotic fervour in sport. The suicide bombing last month killed […]

PM Imran Khan says no militants will be allowed to attack from Pakistani soil

ISLAMABAD  – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said no militant group would be allowed to operate from Pakistani soil to carry out attacks abroad, days after his government announced a sweeping crackdown against Islamist militant organisations. Pakistan faces growing international pressure to rein in Islamist groups […]

Anti-Pakistan wave helps Modi salvage some votes from unhappy farms

PEMDARA, India – Bleeding support in the countryside because of falling farm incomes, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi could still persuade just enough rural voters to give him a second term after ordering an air strike inside Pakistan last month. How rural India votes will be crucial to […]

Aircel-Maxis case: Protection from arrest to Chidambaram, Karti extended till March 25

New Delhi, Mar 8: A Delhi court Friday extended till March 25 the interim protection from arrest granted to former Union minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti in the Aircel-Maxis scam cases filed by the CBI and the ED. Special Judge O P Saini adjourned the matter after […]

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