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Mishandling TLP fiasco

The last week saw complete mayhem and chaos as TLP activists ran amok across the country damaging public property and attacking policemen. This was followed by the government’s mismanagement of the entire issue which left them stage where it is

Metro bus service in Islamabad, Rawalpindi restored after protests end

ISLAMABAD: Authorities have decided to resume the Metro Bus Service between Rawalpindi and Islamabad from Wednesday (today), which was suspended due to violent protests in the city. The Metro bus service was suspended due to protests by religious and political

Hong Kong media tycoon, democracy activists jailed for protests

BEIJING: Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been jailed for 12 months along with four other veteran democracy activists for helping lead one of the city’s biggest ever protests. Over 1.7 million people — almost one quarter of Hong

In Pictures: TLP holds violent protests, attack policemen across Pakistan

Protests erupted in several cities across Pakistan this week after police took into custody the leader of the far-right religious party Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP). Several major intercity highways were closed by police as protests broke out in Karachi, Lahore, outside

Over 100 TLP activists including Mufti Mubarak arrested in Karachi

KARACHI: More than a hundred activists of the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) have been arrested across Karachi for violent protests across the city over the arrest of their leader in Lahore. Police have registered more than a dozen cases and arrested

Myanmar security forces kill over 80 protesters

YANGON: Myanmar security forces fired rifle grenades at protesters in a town near Yangon, killing more than 80 people, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) monitoring group said. Details of the death toll in the town of Bago, 90

Protests in London as thousands join ‘kill the bill’ rallies across Britain

LONDON: Thousands of demonstrators joined rallies across Britain on Saturday against a proposed law that would give police extra powers to curb protests, with some scuffles breaking out in London. The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill aims to toughen

Islamabad’s restaurants allowed outdoor dining after protests

ISLAMABAD: The district administration in Islamabad has allowed the restaurants to serve food outdoors on weekends after 10PM amid intense protests by restaurants owners. The decision came after intense negotiations between the officials of the Capital Administration and the representatives

At least 114 killed in bloodiest day since Myanmar coup

YANGON: Across Myanmar, opponents of the ruling junta on Sunday mourned the killings of at least 114 people by security forces in the bloodiest day since the military coup, but vowed to keep protesting to end army rule. Children were

Indian women leading farmers’ protests featured on TIME cover

NEW YORK: Indian women farmers protesting against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s agricultural laws at New Delhi’s borders for over three months have been featured on the international cover of renowned American TIME magazine’s latest edition. The article – ‘I Cannot

38 dead in Myanmar’s ‘bloodiest’ day since coup

YANGON: At least 38 people died on Wednesday in the “bloodiest” day of Myanmar’s crisis, the United Nations said, as the military junta defied growing international condemnation of its coup with a violent crackdown. Myanmar has been in turmoil since

India stops Sikhs

In an unusual move, India has barred thousands of Sikh pilgrims from visiting Pakistan on the flimsy excuse of safety concerns and the coronavirus pandemic. The decision is not surprising as India has repeatedly denied Sikhs and other minorities their

Woman protests after being harassed by lawyer in Attock

ISLAMABAD: A woman had staged a protest at D-Chowk in the federal capital alleging that a lawyer had harassed her to gain a favourable verdict. While speaking to MM News, the woman named Shaista said a case has ongoing in

Protests at Karachi University after teacher attacked by IBA students

KARACHI: A protest was held after students and guards of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) allegedly attacked a professor at the University of Karachi This incident occurred on Saturday evening when Assistant Professor Dr Mustafa Haider was leaving the

Myanmar army deploys troops after fresh protests

YANGON: Myanmar’s junta cut the nation’s internet and deployed extra troops around the country on Monday as fears built of a widespread crackdown on anti-coup protests and defiant demonstrators again took to the streets. The military has steadily escalated efforts

IHC sealed after lawyers ransack Chief Justice’s courtroom

ISLAMABAD: Hundreds of lawyers forcibly entered and ransacked the courtroom of Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah on Monday and forced judges to leave their courtrooms. The lawyers were protesting against razing of their chambers in the district

Indian farmers’ protests

India’s Republic Day celebrations were overshadowed by thousands of farmers who burst through police barriers to protest against new farm laws right in the heart of the nation’s capital. This was perhaps the biggest challenge the Modi government has faced

Indian police fire tear gas as protesting farmers enter New Delhi’s Red Fort

NEW DELHI: Thousands of Indian farmers protesting against agricultural reforms breached barricades on Tuesday to enter the historic Red Fort complex in the capital and hoist flags after clashing with police, who fired tear gas to restrain them. Growers, angered

FBI warns of armed protests ahead of Biden’s inauguration

WASHINGTON: The FBI has warned of armed protests being planned for Washington and all 50 US state capitals in the run-up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20. The FBI issued warnings for next weekend that run at least

Machh killings: Protests being held at 19 locations across Karachi

KARACHI: The Hazara community is continuing protests on Thursday across Karachi against the killing of eleven coalminers in Machh area of Balochistan. The protests have widened to 19 locations across Karachi while the main sit-in is being held at Numaish

Hazara protests intensify

The protests by the Hazara community against the killing of eleven coalminers in Machh area of Balochistan are intensifying. There have been protests and sit-ins in various parts of Karachi and all possible political efforts are being made to console

Farmers’ protest in India – Will it strength the Khalistan movement?

Tens of thousands of Indian farmers on the outskirts of the Indian capital New Delhi have been protesting for more than a week against controversial laws. The protestors have launched a “Bharat Bandh” (nationwide general strike) to demand the scrapping

Protests and pandemic

Political temperatures are expected to rise as the opposition starts nationwide protests and rallies later this week in a bid to oust Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government. This also comes just as the number or coronavirus cases are surging and

In Pictures: Protests held for release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui

Protests have been held in various cities of the country calling for the release of Pakistani neurosurgeon Dr Aafia Siddqui who has been imprisoned in the United States. The ‘Free Aafia Movement’ led by her sister Dr Fowzia Siddiqui held

‘Gone with the Wind’ screening cancelled in Paris

LOS ANGELES: Warner Bros. has decided to call off the screening of Hollywood classic ‘Gone With the Wind’ at the renowned Rex Theatre in Paris on June 23. The decision comes days after streaming service, HBO Max, removed the film

Britain’s anti-racism protests ‘hijacked by extremists’: UK PM

LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson said a wave of anti-racism protests across Britain had been “hijacked by extremists” amid rising fears about clashes and vandalism. Several statues have been boarded up as a precaution, including one of former prime minister

‘Gone with the Wind’ removed from HBO Max amid racism protests

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood classic ‘Gone with the Wind’ was removed from the HBO Max streaming platform as mass protests against racism and police brutality prompt television networks to reassess their offerings. The multiple Oscar-winning US Civil War epic released in

Tens of thousands join anti-racism protests in London

LONDON: Tens of thousands took to the streets of London on Sunday, rallying for a second day running to condemn police brutality after the killing of an unarmed black man George Floyd in United States city of Minneapolis. Thousands gathered

Ex-defence chief Mattis denounces Trump’s response to protests

WASHINGTON: Former Pentagon chief Jim Mattis issued a rebuke of Donald Trump, accusing the president of trying to divide America and failing to provide leadership as the country reels from days of protests. Mattis resigned in December 2018 over Trump’s

Trump threatens military action against violent protests

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump vowed to order a military crackdown on violent protests escalating across the United States. The president said he was sending thousands of troops onto the streets of the capital and threatened to deploy soldiers to states