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THE BRITISH GO TO THE POLLS FOR A THIRD TIME IN LESS THAN FIVE YEARS

The last General Elections were held in the United Kingdom on Thursday, 7 May 2015 to elect 650 members to the House of Commons. These were the first General Elections at the end of a fixed-term Parliament. The outcome of these elections was that the Conservative Party in the leadership of David Cameron won 330 seats (John Bercow, the Speaker excluded) while Labour Party under the leadership of Ed Miliband could bag only 232 seats. Scottish Nation Party won 56 seats in the leadership of Nicolas Sturgeon and Liberal Democrats…

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Indian-Held Jammu & Kashmir In Turmoil

A day or two before the 5th of August 2019, in a sensational melodrama, the Indian Prime Minister Narendera Modi ordered every single student of Kashmiri Universities and colleges hailing from outside the Kashmir Valley, the tourists, the Hindu pilgrims undergoing Amarnath Yatra to leave Kashmir immediately. This uncalled-for apparent state of emergency left the people of Kashmir flabbergasted who stood standstill to find out what heaven is about to fall on them. In the wee hours of 5th of August, it turned out that the entire Vale of Kashmir…

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Saudi, Israeli, Iranian and the United States Imbroglio

A border conflict is going on between Yemen and Saudi Arabia since 2015. Yemen is perhaps the poorest of Arab Gulf states. Saudi Arabia has garnered a united front with many other states in his influence. So, the strikes over Yemen are said to be done by the coalition forces, just to avoid direct maligning of the Oil Kingdom. Saudi coalition partners include UAE, Senegal, Kuwait, Jordan, Bahrein, Qatar, Morocco, Sudan and Egypt and what not. Except for Oman and Japan, most of the other countries are supporters of Saudi…

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Indian-Held Kashmir Stands Balkanized

by Nazir Tabassum On 5th of August 2019, Indian Government of Narender Modi abrogated Article 370 and Article 35A of their constitution that gave special status to the J & K and allowed it to preserve its identity by not letting the outsiders to contest for jobs or to buy property in the state. A presidential order bifurcated the state, as it once was, into two – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh; these were then deprived of the status of statehood and transformed into Union territories, with little or no…

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WHY BRADFORD NEEDS TO BE THE CITY OF CULTURE

By Naz Shah, Member of Parliament for Bradford West Bradford City Council recently bid to be the 2025 UK City of Culture. If successful, it would mean the city receiving millions of pounds in UK investment, an investment that provided previous title holders with a platform to social, cultural and economic benefits for their local areas. With Bradford competing against several cities such as Southampton, Lancashire, and Luton, we have to ask ourselves what it is that distinguishes Bradford from the rest? Whilst the title will bring much needed investment…

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Sea-Piracy Resurrected in The Civilised West

by Nazir Tabassum The USA’s President Donald Trump is at the bottom of all this imbroglio who has the least respect for the international accords reached at between the two nations of Iran and the US and guaranteed by the big powers like EU, Russia and China, France, the UK and Germany. When five permanent members of the Security Council (the US, the UK, France, Russia and China plus Germany), the EU and Iran signed a nuclear accord in April 2015, the whole world welcomed this accord except Israel. It…

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