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Pervez Hoodbhoy

Pervez Hoodbhoy
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Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy is a Pakistani nuclear physicist and activist concerned with promotion of freedom of speech, secularism and education in Pakistan. He is an alumnus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and in 2013, he was made a member of the UN Secretary General's Advisory Board on Disarmament. Currently he serves as Zohra and ZZ Ahmed Foundation distinguished professor at the Forman Christian College in Lahore Pakistan. You can tweet to him @FbHoodbhoy

On Camera

File photo | PM Narendra Modi, China President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin at 2016 G20 Summit | Flickr

Ladakh shows Russia won’t choose between India and China. It doesn’t want to

US sanctions on Russia as well as its determination to paint Vladimir Putin as the bad guy is driving Moscow into Beijing’s arms. Make no mistake, this is a willing embrace.
Representational image for public sector banks | ThePrint

Why Budget 2021 is a great chance for Modi govt to bite the bullet on PSU bank privatisation

Fiscal compulsions could drive privatisation, but there’s still a need to overcome hurdles created by labour laws and low valuation of public sector banks.

Defence

File photo Dhruv helicopter

1 pilot killed in Indian Army’s Dhruv chopper crash in J&K’s Kathua

According to Kathua Police, two pilots had received grievous injuries, one of whom succumbed to their injuries.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

7 reasons why Modi govt is in retreat on farm reform laws

Farm reform could’ve been high point of Modi’s second term. But lack of patience, understanding and contempt for history have turned it into a disaster.