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Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan agitators burn a photo of French President Emmanuel Macron in protest against blasphemous caricatures published in France in 2020 | @SabahKashmiri | Twitter

Pakistan temporarily suspends Twitter, Facebook & WhatsApp amid violent protests

Social media has been particularly targetted as the Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan was reportedly using it effectively against the government action of banning it.
Signage outside a FedEx Corp. Office (Representational Image ) | Photographer: Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg

8 killed in mass shooting at FedEx facility in US’ Indianapolis

Indianapolis: Eight people were shot and killed in a late-night shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, and the shooter has killed himself, police...
An attendee walks past the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) recruiting booth on the exhibit floor at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, Florida, U.S. in 2016. | Photographer: Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg

US will continue to push Pakistan to support peace efforts in Afghanistan: CIA chief

CIA Director William Burns told lawmakers that Pakistan has a long-term interest in avoiding insecurity and instability in Afghanistan that can affect its own interest.
Morning commuters wearing protective masks walk past Chinese flags displayed along Nanjing Road in Shanghai, China | Representational image | Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

China’s GDP surges to record 18.3% in first quarter of 2021

According to National Bureau of Statistics data Friday, China is riding on strong domestic and foreign demand and aided by recovery from a low base in early 2020 impacted by Covid.
Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan agitators burn a photo of French President Emmanuel Macron in protest against blasphemous caricatures published in France in 2020 | @SabahKashmiri | Twitter

France advises its citizens in Pakistan to leave country as violent protests grow

The Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan, a banned, radical religious group, took to streets Monday to force the government to expel the French envoy over 'blasphemous' caricatures.
Mourners watch as workers wearing protective equipment bury the casket of a Covid-19 victim at the Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil | Bloomberg

Covid is much deadlier in Brazil than India, and no one knows why

The divergence in fatalities that has scientists puzzled. Brazil, home to almost 214 million, has seen more than 361,800 people die from Covid, more than double the deaths in India.
Indian Americans Radhika Fox (L) and Meera Joshi (R) | Photo: Twitter/LinkedIn

Biden nominates Indian-American Meera Joshi, Radhika Fox to key posts

Joshi has been nominated for Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Fox was nominated for Assistant Administrator for Water, Environmental Protection Agency.

Cambodia on ‘brink of national tragedy’, US company peddles bleach as cure for virus variants

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
Smoke and steam billows from a Chinese state owned steel plant in Hebei, China | Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images | Bloomberg

Pollution from steel or inflation: China must choose between the two

China is pushing for steel output to drop from a record of more than 1 billion tons. But moves to squeeze steelmakers have fired up prices & policymakers are worried about inflation.
Pakistan flag (Representational image) | Commons

Indian Sikh pilgrims in Pakistan affected due to violent clashes between police, protestors

Violence has escalated between Pakistani police and protestors across cities, demanding the expulsion of the French envoy over the publication of blasphemous caricatures in France.

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If memories don’t get enough ‘likes’, it can change how we feel about them

Social media metrics such as Facebook ‘likes’ can negatively impact how people feel about certain memories.
Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman of the NITI Aayog | Twitter/@RajivKumar1

Govt will respond with fiscal steps if required in view of Covid, says Niti Aayog VC

Acknowledging that Covid situation has become far more difficult, Niti Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar remained hopeful that India's economy will grow 11 per cent in the current fiscal.


CDS General Bipin Rawat | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Backed by disruptive tech, China tried push & shove tactics but India stood firm: CDS Rawat

At the Raisina Dialogue, Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat says some countries seek to reshape rules that govern global order via geopolitics coupled with geo-economics.
Illustration by Soham Sen

There’s a need to hold up a mirror to Modi govt on Covid management, and this is the picture

Between premature victory mood that allowed Kumbh & elections, and lack of urgency on vaccines, Modi govt has walked into its biggest crisis. The way out needs realism, humility and one ‘Ram baan’ weapon.