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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan

Imran Khan says no mention of Jesus Christ in history

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Pakistan foreign secretary lodges protest with US official over Trump’s tirade; Bohemian Rhapsody plays to empty theatres in Lahore. Imran Khan draws flak for making wrong claims about Jesus Christ Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was subject to considerable flak from his own country’s netizens after a video clip of him making controversial remarks about Jesus Christ went viral on the internet, reported Pakistan Today. “Moses got some mention but Jesus Christ has no mention in history,” he said at the inauguration ceremony of a conference in Islamabad. After Khan's comment, several people took to Twitter to criticise the prime minister. Gul Bukhari, Lahore-based human rights defender, shared the video captioning it with the word “What?”. https://twitter.com/GulBukhari/status/1064856924074721280 Ahsan Iqbal, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader, called the claim a “crazy statement” clarifying that the Quran has several references to Jesus Christ. https://twitter.com/betterpakistan/status/1064879895359221760 Pak foreign secretary raises Donald Trump’s tirade with US official Pakistan’s foreign secretary Tehmina Janjua Tuesday summoned...
NATO

Western countries don’t care about the rest of the world anymore

Today's hostile nationalism was commonplace in 19th century America, where politics was driven by strong external enemies.
The rupee hit a record low last Thursday to cross 69 to a dollar | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

The rupee fell past 70/$ and recovered. But don’t take your seatbelts off just yet

Chaos in emerging markets threatens to take the rupee beyond 70.50 by year-end, and America’s Iran threat is making it worse.
US President Donald Trump

New bill caps US defence aid to Pakistan at $150 million

However, conditions like action against the LeT for disbursement of US aid have been removed. 
US Congress

In boost to India ties, US Congress passes $716-billion defence spending bill

As per the bill, the US seeks to uphold the values of a free and open Indo-Pacific region and promote regional security and stability.
Mike Pompeo

Looking for partnership not dominance in Indo-Pacific region: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

US secretary of state Pompeo says not looking for dominance, denies initiatives are aimed at countering China.
Malaysian Flight 370

Mystery of MH370 deepens, and the ‘zombie apocalypse’ helping dictators win

British foreign secretary refers to his Chinese wife as Japanese, and Donald Trump ready for Iran talks but Tehran is not interested.

Swede holds up a plane to stall Afghan’s deportation, and Macron speaks up

Recorded conversation with former lawyer raises uncomfortable questions for Donald Trump, and New Zealand wants its flag back.
Trump

Donald Trump’s war threat to Iran on Twitter is no joke

Donald Trump and Hassan Rouhani are responding to pressures at home by lashing out at each other on Twitter. 
Illustration by ThePrint Team

In US-China trade war, will India become a dumping ground for Chinese goods or can it benefit?

The US-China trade war is likely to have an adverse impact on global trade and economic growth. It could once again lead to a rise in global imbalances and inequality. However, India fears that that the Trump-Xi clash could also result in China using it as a dumping ground for its goods.

On Camera

PM Modi in Lok Sabha

India matlab Narendra Modi: How the PM learnt branding from Coca-Cola

Modi has followed the marketing strategy of fast-moving consumer goods and sold himself as the biggest brand of ‘vikaspanthi’ politics.
aap

Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.