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Indian state outlaws religious conversions by marriage

LUCKNOW: The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has issued a law that provides a prison term of up to 10 years for anyone found guilty of using marriage to force someone to change religion. The decree in the most populous

Twitter to label more state-affiliated accounts worldwide

OSLO: Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey said the social media platform plans to expand its labeling of state-affiliated accounts worldwide. During the virtual Oslo Freedom Forum, hosted by New York-based nonprofit the Human Rights Foundation, he defended its policy of

Never recognised India’s Arunachal Pradesh, says China

BEIJING: China said that it had never recognised the so-called Arunachal Pradesh state illegally established by India on Chinese territory. “We have never recognised the so-called Arunachal Pradesh illegally established on the Chinese territory,” Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Zhao Lijian

The state is our mother

The tender love and affection that a mother provides has no comparison. Whether you are a soft-hearted person or a wicked man, a hardened criminal or an innocent soul, your mother will still show her pure and unconditional love. A

California orders 40 million residents to stay at home

LOS ANGELES: The state of California has ordered all 40 million residents to stay at home indefinitely to battle the coronavirus pandemic. The statewide directive is the most dramatic containment measure yet by a US state. California Governor Gavin Newsom

BJP suffers crushing defeat as AAP sweep Delhi state polls

NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was giving a crushing defeat in the crucial Delhi state elections amid ongoing protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act and divisive policies. The ruling Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has made a

A jolt to Modi

Progressive voices in India are alive and are set to deliver a huge blow to the fascist BJP government in the crucial Delhi state elections. Exit polls suggest that the Aam Admi Party (AAP) led by maverick anti-corruption campaigner Arwind

President says state responsible for protection of underprivileged

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday reaffirmed that the government is working on poverty alleviation, and the protection of underprivileged segments of the society is main responsibility of the state. The president, while addressing a ceremony of Saylani Welfare