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The Election Commission of India (ECI) ordered repolling at 11 polling stations within the Inner Manipur parliamentary constituency on Saturday in response to incidents of violence during the Lok Sabha elections in Manipur. This decision follows disruptions that marred the initial voting process on Friday. The Lok Sabha elections are national elections to elect members [...]

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Renowned Russian scientist Alexander Kuranov received a seven-year sentence in a high-security prison on Thursday for state treason, according to the Head of the United Press Service of the Courts of St. Petersburg. Kuranov, who formerly headed a state research institute in St. Petersburg overseeing the Ayaks hypersonic aircraft program, faced arrest in 2021 at the age [...]

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Apple removed two popular social media applications, Meta Platforms’ WhatsApp and Threads, from its Chinese App Store on Friday due to a directive issued by the Cyberspace Administration of China, citing ‘national security reasons’ according to Reuters and The Wall Street Journal. Apple also reportedly removed messaging apps Signal and Telegram on the same day. [...]

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Indian police detained numerous opposition protesters on Tuesday, aiming to march to the residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding the release of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Last week saw the arrest of Kejriwal, a pivotal political figure, on bribery charges, marking a historic moment as the first instance of a sitting chief minister [...]

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Delhi Chief Minister of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Arvind Kejriwal, was arrested on Thursday by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) following a raid at his residence in connection with the alleged Delhi liquor policy scam. Earlier in the day, the Delhi High Court declined to provide interim relief to Kejriwal in the excise policy-linked money [...]

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India’s Supreme Court intervened on Thursday in the ongoing dispute over the government’s Fact-Check Unit (FCU) and temporarily halted its operation following concerns raised by various parties, according to Live Law. Notably, the Editors Guild of India, standing as one of the petitioners in the case, validated and appreciated the stay ordered by the apex [...]

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Mexican journalist Jaime Barrera, known for his roles as the host of a news program on local TV channel Televisa Guadalajara and as a commentator on a political opinion program, was released after being abducted earlier this week, his daughter announced Wednesday. Barrera, 56 years old, was kidnapped on Monday afternoon in the city of [...]

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The UN Syria Commission of Inquiry released a report Monday concerning the most severe escalation of violence in the country since 2020. Explosions during a military academy graduation ceremony in Homs triggered the escalation, which began in October, leading to a series of indiscriminate attacks by Syrian and Russian forces on opposition-held areas. The commission [...]

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In a groundbreaking ruling delivered on Thursday, the Supreme Court of India declared that the lawful exercise of dissent is protected under the Indian Constitution. The verdict addressed a case involving Javed Ahmad Hajam, a resident of Baramulla in Kashmir, who faced charges under Section 153A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The charges stemmed [...]

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A Russian court in Moscow fined the editor-in-chief of independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, Sergei Sokolov, on Thursday over accusations of discrediting the Russian armed forces. The 30,000 rubles (329 USD) fine from the Perovsky District Court in Moscow stems from the publication of a Novaya Gazeta article in December that explored the recruitment of Russian [...]

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