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Why Dalits, with 32 pc population, fail in Punjab power politics

Chandigarh: Does the Dalit (scheduled caste) vote bank in Punjab, being the home turf of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) founder Kanshi Ram and having a Dalit population of 32 per cent — the highest among…

Leadership at pandemic with best use of science

In the midst of the tumultuous year of 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the world with fear and uncertainty, a beacon of inspiration emerged in the form of the NASA Space Apps Challenge. Despite…

Rajkot Gamezone fire: Rs 99 scheme led people to death trap

Rajkot: As the death toll in fire tragedy at the Gamezone amusement park in Rajkot reached 35, it has emerged that the administrators took advantage of the weekend and launched a Rs 99 scheme, drastically…

Mandatory national service for 18-year-olds if Tories win, Sunak vows

London: Eighteen-year-olds would be forced to carry out a form of national service if the Tories are voted back in at the July 4 election, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced. The Prime Minister…

US-China trade war deepens as tariff exclusions end on hundreds of Chinese products

Washington: In a bid to cut dependency on Chinese products, the US has banned, restricted or put high tariffs on hundreds of goods imported from the country in recent months to promote local manufacturing. Now,…

Families of US school shooting victims sue Meta, game developer Activision

New York: Meta and Call of Duty (CoD) game developer Activision have been sued by the families of the victims killed in a US school shooting over alleged promotion of the use of firearms to…

India abstains on UNGA resolution commemorating Srebrenica genocide

United Nations: India has abstained on a UN General Assembly resolution to create an annual day to commemorate the 1995 genocide in Srebrenica during the civil war that followed the break-up of Yugoslavia. The resolution…

Excessive social media use bad for kids, says Elon Musk

New Delhi: Calling out the negative effects of social media, tech billionaire Elon Musk on Friday said that its excessive usage may be bad for children.   “A lot of social media is bad for…

Pro-Palestinian activists occupying Berlin university plan to stay

Berlin: Pro-Palestinian activists who have been occupying rooms at Berlin’s Humboldt University since Wednesday plan to stay until their demands are met, a representative told news agency DPA. The students had been given a deadline…

Tough times ahead for Sharif govt as Oppn plans grand alliance, long marches to Islamabad

Islamabad: A grand opposition alliance is in the making in Pakistan which plans to “topple” the coalition government of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif by holding massive rallies, protest sit-ins and forming a combined joint resistance.…

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