Monday, 23 May, 2022

Topic: Dawn

If OIC diplomats spoke to Imran Khan freely on blasphemy, here’s what they’d say: Hoodbhoy

PM Imran Khan asked OIC envoys to convince the West that blasphemy against the Prophet hurts the world’s Muslims. This failure is causing endless trouble in Pakistan.

Dwarf planet Ceres has ocean of salt water underneath its surface, NASA data studies show

Data obtained from NASA's Dawn spacecraft mission shows that the brine ocean is 40-km deep and hundreds of kilometres wide on Ceres.

Asking for consent is revolutionary in Pakistan. That is why Aurat March is creating ripples

Next time a man asks me why Pakistani women only complain instead of doing something, I will happily shove pictures from the Aurat March in his face.

Mob attacks Dawn office for saying London Bridge attacker was of ‘Pakistani’ origin

The Dawn newspaper in its headline had identified Usman Khan, the terrorist who stabbed two people to death on London Bridge last week, as a "UK national of Pakistani origin" unlike many other local dailies.

The Lahore smog isn’t Indian farmers’ fault alone. Pakistan should look within

The interesting thing about the ‘Lahore Smog’ is that the air pollution situation is neither limited to Lahore nor is it technically smog.

Pakistan’s verbose foreign minister ruined Kashmir case. Imran Khan at UN now the only hope

One doesn’t expect the UN to deliver justice on the horrifying human rights situation in Kashmir. Still, international opinion matters.

If Pakistan wants moon landing, it needs to chase Nehru-built culture of science

Credit for India’s Chandrayaan-2 should go to Nehru. If Modi had been first PM, instead of astronomy, India would be pursuing astrology.

Kulbhushan Jadhav guilty of crimes in Pakistan & will be treated as per law: Imran Khan

The International Court of Justice has ordered an effective review and reconsideration of Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence by a Pakistan military court.

Asif Ghafoor’s political meddling reinforces perception that Pakistan is being militarised

Curiously, Ghafoor’s warning to Pashtuns has come days after PM Imran Khan publicly endorsed the demands of the movement.

Cyril Almeida, Pakistan’s World Press Freedom Hero who exposed its military-terror nexus

Dawn journalist Cyril Almeida was forced to flee Pakistan after a 2016 report  uncovered the country's contentious military-terrorism ties.

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.