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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

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Covid essentials get GST relief, but rift between Modi govt & Congress-ruled states persists

Punjab FM termed exclusion of Congress-ruled states from GoM that decided GST rate cuts on Covid goods as 'preposterous'. Sitharaman said groups not constituted on political affiliations.

Defence

In a first since taking charge, Eastern Army Commander Manoj Pande visits Eastern Air Command HQ

Lt Gen. Manoj Pande held discussions with EAC chief Air Marshal Amit Dev on defence preparedness. Both officers had graduated from the same National Defence Academy batch in 1981.

China’s Wuhan story unravels as world’s finest, including from India, nail Covid lab-leak proof

The global hunt for where the virus behind pandemic came from shows science, democracy and a sense of inquiry can overcome politics, ideology and omerta codes.