COLUMNS

UK’s new avatar

Post-Brexit strategy poses great challenges for the UK; to redefine its internal and external policies besides handling the worsening pandemic situation calls for pragmatism in a large dose, says Asad Mirza Now that the UK has left the EU and has lost the shelter of the EU’s single market and customs union at a time … Continue reading UK’s new avatar

Arab politics post Qatar-Saudi rapprochement

The recent rapprochement between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and other GCC members may have positive fallout on the regional relations and balance of power, writes Asad Mirza With Saudi Arabia and Qatar signing a friendly bond that ended the three-year long economic blockade, which Riyadh had imposed on its tiny Gulf neighbour, … Continue reading Arab politics post Qatar-Saudi rapprochement

COVID vaccine: Is it Halal or not?

By Asad Mirza It’s not only the Muslims, even Hindus and Jews have raised questions about the use of the COVID vaccine, due to prohibited substances in its composition. Even before the COVID vaccination process starts in India. The Indian Muslims have courted another controversy. The question is whether they’ll be amenable to get vaccinated … Continue reading COVID vaccine: Is it Halal or not?

Indian Agriculture problems are much deeper

By Syed Ali Mujtaba With fresh bouts of farmer protest gaining momentum, currently the Modi government is riding the high Horse of arrogance and the farmers are equally determined to conduct the ‘Ashwameda,’ the Vedic Yag of horse sacrifice. The current farmers protest is much deeper than the repealing of the three farm laws and … Continue reading Indian Agriculture problems are much deeper

Adieu 2020, Welcome 2021

2020 set many new paradigms, which may be the norm in the coming years, too. Asad Mirza Perhaps the humans have awaited no other year’s end so eagerly across the world as that of 2020. Similarly, no other event in the recent history has had such a far-reaching impact as that of the coronavirus pandemic, … Continue reading Adieu 2020, Welcome 2021

Jerusalema!, The song celebrates life and is full of joie de vivre

BY ASAD MIRZA Sometimes you are too bogged down by lethargy or feel really unconcerned by the happenings around the world and don’t feel like pounding at your laptop, dishing out highly opinionated pieces on mundane world issues. Perhaps this might be due to the gloomy atmosphere prevailing throughout the world for the last 10 … Continue reading Jerusalema!, The song celebrates life and is full of joie de vivre

Post-pandemic economic growth dominates G-20 Summit

The Riyadh Summit focussed both on handling the pandemic and the global economic recovery. Asad Mirza The virtual G20 Summit in Riyadh, which was organised under the direct supervision of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MbS), was indeed able to showcase the leadership capability of the Kingdom on the global stage. As expected … Continue reading Post-pandemic economic growth dominates G-20 Summit

France and Islam

By Asad Mirza The French attacks on Islam and its Prophet are nothing new, we only have to peep a little bit into the past, to find the roots of this hatred. The recent storm over the inflammatory statements against the Holy prophet and Islam itself, by the French President Macron has set the Muslim … Continue reading France and Islam

G20 Interfaith Forum advocates political space for faith leaders

The Forum stressed on the importance of role, which could be played by religious leaders in resolving many global issues By Asad Mirza Attracting an extraordinary assembly of diverse representatives from world’s religious and interreligious networks and communities, the seventh annual G20 Interfaith Forum concluded its meetings mid-October, after five days of virtual sessions which … Continue reading G20 Interfaith Forum advocates political space for faith leaders

Centre in a fix over implementation of CAA

By Gautam Lahiri / New Delhi The Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA government at Centre is weighing all options for implementation of the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) before the West Bengal state Assembly poll, due next year. Meanwhile, the External Affairs Ministry is busy finalising the agenda for upcoming virtual summit meeting between … Continue reading Centre in a fix over implementation of CAA

SPORTS

Motorsport; Hemanth Muddappa retains National Drag Racing title

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IPL: Kumar Sangakkara named Director of Cricket, Rajasthan Royals

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خبرنامہ

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TECH AWAAZ

Abu Dhabi Digital signs partnership agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise

WEB DESK The Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA)has signed a partnership agreement with Hewlett Packard Ente ...

Indian Army develops messaging application ‘Secure Application for Internet’

file phot AMN Indian Army has developed a simple messaging application named the Secure Application for ...

MARQUEE

Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex to re-open from January 5

WEB DESK Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex, which was closed for public viewing due to COVID-19 since 13th ...

Now Mt Everest height is 8,848.86 metres

WEB DESK 8,848.86 metres is now new official height of Mount Everest Nepal has announced. The new announcem ...

MEDIA

No station of All India Radio being closed anywhere in country: Prasar Bharati

WEB DESK Prasar Bharati today clarified that no station of All India Radio is being closed anywhere in any ...

50 journalists killed in 2020: RSF

Two-thirds killed in countries “at peace” AGENCIES / WEB DESK AT least 50 journalists were kille ...