Dilip Kumar : The humane aspects of the legend

By Syed Zubair Ahmad Dilip Kumar’s cinematic image earned for him all superlatives but his off-screen activities were also not less than a hero, lending his stardom image to social causes unmatched to any Bollywood actors to date. The thespian, who died at the age of 98 in Mumbai, was the first to ‘introduce the meaning of stardom’ into Bollywood but cared little for the image –  that he taught how to carry on –  when it came to stand up for a cause. Nevertheless, people close to him admired…

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Silence falls over Srebrenica memorial cemetery after day of tearful farewells

SREBRENICA, Bosnia: Silence fell over the Potocari Memorial Cemetery on Sunday evening after a day of tearful farewells for 19 more victims of the Srebrenica genocide. The recently identified victims were laid to rest at the cemetery on the 26th anniversary of the July 1995 genocide, in which more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims were massacred by Bosnian Serb forces. Relatives and friends arrived at the cemetery in the early hours of the day for prayers and burial of the victims of the genocide, which has been described as Europe’s worst…

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The Resurgent Taliban

By Asad Mirza The recent advances by Taliban in Afghanistan compel us to impartially analyse their psyche and reasons for their success and continued survival. The US President Joe Biden in a speech on Thursday 8 July announced that the U.S. military would complete its withdrawal from Afghanistan by August 31, nearly two weeks before his earlier deadline of September 11, announced in April. The U.S. pull-out from Afghanistan, will end the US’s longest overseas war – which cost the lives of around 2,300 US troops and $825 billion monetarily-…

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Palestinians rally for Gaza rebuilding, ending Israeli siege

GAZA CITY, Palestine: Scores of Palestinians staged a rally in Gaza City on Sunday to demand an end to Israel’s years-long blockade on the Gaza Strip and rebuilding the seaside enclave following a recent Israeli onslaught. Demonstrators gathered outside the United Nations Special Coordinator Office (UNSCO), waving banners that call for international action to allow construction materials into Gaza. “The unreasonable procrastination to rebuild our destroyed homes aggravates the suffering of Gaza residents, who are living under siege for the 15th year in a row,” Hamas leader Hammad al-Reqeb told…

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Students association demands FIR against Narsinghanand for seeking bombardment of AMU, Jamia

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Students Association has written to Mukul Goel, Director General of Police in Uttar Pradesh seeking registration of an FIR against hate monger Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati. The letter sent by the association’s national spokesperson Nasir Khuehami said that Saraswati recently made a hate speech, in which he said that Aligarh Muslim University, Jamia Millia Islamia and Darul Ulomm Deoband should be bombed. ”It is very offbeat and Shocking that temples of learning are being debunked with contemptuous approach on perpetual basis. The kind of deplorable behaviour by…

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