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Spain gives Catalan leader 8 days to drop independence

Spain gives Catalan leader 8 days to drop independence

Monitoring Desk MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) – Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday gave the Catalan government eight days to drop an independence bid, failing which he would suspend Catalonia’s political autonomy and rule the region directly. His move could deepen the confrontation between Madrid and the northeastern region but also signals a way out of […]

Golden Globes gives nod to banned Indian film ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’

Golden Globes gives nod to banned Indian film ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’

DESK REPORT The ‘lady-‘oriented’ film may have a chance at bagging a Golden Globe. While the Indian censor board refuses to certify Lipstick Under My Burkha, the west is already pushing the Alankrita Shrivastava directorial towards a potential Golden Globe nomination. According to Times of India, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), famous for starting […]

Military courts resume for two years after president gives assent

Military courts resume for two years after president gives assent

President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday gave his assent to an amendment in the Constitution granting legal cover to military courts, Radio Pakistan reported on Friday. The president has signed the Constitution’s 23rd Amendment bill 2017 and Inquiry Commission Bill after which the bills have become Acts. The bills had already been passed by parliament. As […]

Court gives 2 Indian rivers same rights as a human

Court gives 2 Indian rivers same rights as a human

Court gives 2 Indian rivers same rights as a human NEW DELHI – A court in northern India has granted the same legal rights as a human to the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, considered sacred by nearly a billion Indians. The Uttaranchal High Court in Uttarakhand state ruled Monday that the two rivers be accorded […]

‘No ban yet’ – Punjab Govt gives Uber, Careem 15 days to get registered

‘No ban yet’ – Punjab Govt gives Uber, Careem 15 days to get registered

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif has allowed mobile-application taxi service providers Careem and Uber, 15 days to get registered. The companies will continue to operate their services in the meantime, a spokesperson from the Punjab Government clarified. There is no ban on these services in the province. The companies will just need to follow […]