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Protestors · Islamabad

Pakistan's ex-PM Khan issues ultimatum on elections after mass rally

46% Center coverage: 33 sources
Imran Khan cancels planned sit-in in Islamabad, temporarily assuaging fears of civil conflict. Khan led thousands on a march toward Parliament demanding the government's resignation. Khan was ousted last month by a no-confidence vote in Parliament. Since then, he has held rallies across the country, saying his removal was the result of a U.S.-organized plot.See the Story
Business · Washington

U.S. deficit will skyrocket after shrinking to $1T this year, CBO predicts

55% Center coverage: 27 sources
US budget deficit could shrink to $1 trillion this year from $2.8 trillion last year. Congressional Budget Office says spending on Covid-19 aid slows and economy rebounds. COVID-19: Coronavirus Coverage Resources Best of Hawaii: Best ofHawaii.com.See the Story
US & Canada · Fairfax

Johnny Depp takes the stand for the last time as Kate Moss testifies from the UK

50% Left coverage: 12 sources
Johnny Depp is suing his ex-wife Amber Heard for $50 million. He says she defamed him when she said she was a victim of domestic abuse. Heard countersued for $100 million, arguing that Depp smeared her. Depp lost a libel case less than two years ago against the Sun, a British tabloid.See the Story
Imran Khan · Islamabad

SC wraps up govt's application drawing attention to violations during PTI's long march

75% Right coverage: 4 sources
The Supreme Court dismissed a petition filed by the federal government, seeking contempt proceedings against former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan. A five-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, heard the petition which was filed by Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf. The top court said that they will issue a detailed judgment in the case later.See the Story
Asia

NA approves bill to deprive overseas Pakistanis from voting, stop use of EVMs in general election

67% Left coverage: 3 sources
The National Assembly on Thursday has passed the bill to amend the Elections Act 2017. The amendments made to the law during the previous Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government have been removed. The Election Commission has been asked to conduct pilot projects to asses the feasibility of the use of EVMs and overseas Pakistanis voting.See the Story
Politics

Indian Court Sentences Kashmiri Leader to Life in Prison

Coverage: 2 sources
Mohammed Yasin Malik, 56, led the banned Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, one of the first armed rebel groups in the Indian-held area. Muslim-majority Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since British colonialists granted it independence in 1947. Both countries claim the region in its entirety and have fought two wars over its control.See the Story
Asia · Islamabad

National Assembly approves amendments to NAB law

100% Right coverage: 1 sources
National Assembly passes NAB Amendment Bill 2021 with a majority. Under the bill, the accused would be presented in court within 24 hours. The decisions of the federal and provincial cabinet will not come under the NAB. The accountability court judges will be appointed for three years.See the Story
Islamabad · Islamabad

Govt raises prices of petroleum products by Rs30

Coverage: 2 sources
"We think this step will bring stability in markets," says Finance Minister Miftah Ismail.See the Story
Thomas Markle

Thomas Markle consulting 'speech therapist' to regain words: Samantha Markle

100% Right coverage: 1 sources
Samantha Markle is putting on a brave face after father Thomas Markle's stroke.Speaking to Dan Wootton, she confessed that the ordeal could be 'fatal'. The father of the duchess is, however, doing...See the Story

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