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Shaista Hakim, the first woman journalist in the city of Swat, Pakistan

First woman journalist in Pakistan’s Swat says press club denied membership due to gender

Shaista Hakim alleges that her journalistic credentials of 9 years were never acknowledged by the local journalistic community in Swat because she is a woman.
Ehsanullah Ehsan

Peshawar school massacre victims’ parents move court over mastermind Taliban leader’s escape

Ehsanullah Ehsan, a former spokesperson of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, had masterminded the attack on Peshawar Army Public School and shot at Malala Yousafzai.
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Foreign investors in Pakistan ‘cautious’ but optimistic about its future growth potential

A survey conducted among leading foreign investors of Pakistan showed 75% of respondents indicated willingness to recommend new FDI in the country to their parent companies.

Rajeev Dhavan to Malala to JNU V-C: The 15 biggest intellectual disappointments of 2019

While some like Justin Trudeau and Elon Musk were taken down after years of public adulation, people like Greta Thunberg came crashing down even before they really took off.
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg in New York | File photo | Demetrius Freeman/Bloomberg

Greta Thunberg is the new Malala. She is telling seasoned politicians to grow up

Malala was called a CIA agent and Greta 'brainwashed'. But the hate that the two teenagers have faced says something about old traditional leaders.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor

‘Howdy’ says Modi, ‘quack’ goes Tharoor, and greetings for ‘Mrs Gandhi’

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
Mala Yousafzai

Malala urges UN to work towards peace & help Kashmiri children go back to school

The Nobel Laureate expressed concerns about reports of students who have not been able to attend school for more than 40 days and girls who are afraid to leave their homes.
Malala Yousafzai

On Malala Day, a look back at her powerful UN speech that continues to inspire

Soon after her speech at the UN headquarters, 12 July was declared by the international agency as Malala Day to honour the young activist.
Imran Khan

Imran Khan warns clerics protesting against Asia Bibi blasphemy verdict

Here's what's happening across the border: Cricket champ Sana Mir didn’t let the obstacles deter her; Malala to receive Harvard leadership award next month.
Ziauddin Yousafzai

Is this ‘Naya Pakistan’ you promised us? Malala’s father lambasts PM Imran Khan

China welcomes Imran Khan amid Pakistan’s cash crunch; Shehbaz Sharif complains if ‘spy’ Kulbhushan Jadhav can be allowed to meet family, why not him.

On Camera

The BYJU'S learning app | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Byju’s raises $1 billion from Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin’s company, others

The infusion that values the online-lessons platform Byju's at about $15 billion is among the largest recent capital increases in India.

Defence

Army tanks seen in eastern Ladakh, on 10 February 2021 | Photo: Indian Army

Chinese military says India should cherish ‘positive trend’ of disengagement in Ladakh

After the 11th round of military talks, Indian Army said that both sides held deliberation on disengagement of troops at remaining friction points & agreed to avoid new incidents.

Why mosques in rear view mirror, like Kashi’s Gyanvapi, can crash India’s drive into future

Court’s order to ASI to survey Gyanvapi Mosque for remains of old Kashi Vishwanath Temple questions the optimism that Ayodhya wouldn’t be repeated.