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Pakistan govt move to impose ‘sin tax’ on cigarettes, sugary beverages draws flak

Here’s what’s happening across the border: World Bank says India-Pakistan trade has potential to reach $37 billion, and Bill Gates appreciates Imran Khan's polio eradication efforts. 
Najam Sethi

Najam Sethi, man for all Pak seasons, back in new ‘bird’ avatar

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Human rights minister angry as niqab-wearing girl not allowed entry in Lahore school; Pak Air Force hit by developing cyber attack.
Khadim Hussain Rizvi

Hardline cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi’s Twitter account suspended

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Human rights minister Shireen Mazari condemns govt’s appeasement of ‘non-state actors’; Pakistan, China reinforce cooperation on CPEC.
Islamabad woman threatening police

‘Dekhti hun kiska baap rokta hai,’ Pakistan woman shouts at police

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Minister Shireen Mazari in tweet feud over Coke Studio cover of classic, and China denies CPEC responsible for Pakistan’s economic woes.
Shireen Mazari

Islamabad varsity says only men can smoke on campus, draws flak from human rights minister

Here's what's happening across the border: Celebrations as Sharifs are released from jail; country discusses issues of Uighur Muslims with China for the first time.
Shireen Mazari

Pak minister criticises Dutch contest on Prophet, mum on blasphemy at home

Pakistan government can now track overseas Pakistani account and Sharif’s mother defends her son.

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CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.