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Pakistan to make Gilgit-Baltistan a province: A move to please China?

Gilgit Baltistan, which is part of the disputed territory of Kashmir region between India and Pakistan, is on its way to become the fifth province of Pakistan. The announcement was first made by the country's federal minister for Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Affairs, Ali Amin Gandapur.

Presidential Debate: Biden holds ground, Trump overplays hand

US President Donald Trump engaged in a heated debate with Joe Biden during the presidential debate.

Sharad Pawar met Uddhav Thackeray at the CM's official residence. (File photo: Getty)

Maha confusion: The possibilities around two-hour Fadnavis-Raut meet

It is common knowledge that Sena MP Sanjay Raut had wanted to do an interview with BJP's Devendra Fadnavis for a while now. However, it has never happened in the past that any other leader's interview was ever published in Saamana other than the Shiv Sena chiefs.

Chirag plays hardball, alliance trouble springs up Third Fronts in Bihar

LJP chief Chirag Paswan has laid out different options before the BJP as he bargains hard to milk maximum benefit out of the alliance. His demand for 42 seats is accompanied by a threat that a seat-sharing arrangement not to his satisfaction will see the LJP walking out of the alliance and contesting alone.?

Farmers in protest: An angrier trend beyond new farm bills?

Farmers' protests in recent years have shown an angrier trend that goes beyond the new farm bills. At the core of the current farmers' protest is the MSP, which has benefitted only a limited number of farmers.

With Lalu & Paswan missing, will RJD and LJP see sonrise?

Missing in action this Bihar elections will be two stalwarts of the state, Lalu Prasad and Ram Vilas Paswan. Will their sons be able to hold the fort?

BJP looks beyond strongholds to create new catchment areas

The BJP president JP Nadda's new team indicates that the party is looking beyond strongholds to create new catchment areas for his party.

China's new game? Sports complex comes up at gulag site in Tibet Autonomous Region ?

Latest satellite images of September indicate that all visible signatures of a concentration camp, that was built in 2011, in Chamdo town of the Tibet Autonomous Region have been removed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and a brand new sports complex has risen from the ashes, along with extensive landscaping in the adjoining areas.

Election 2020: America’s race problem

Race relations seem to have plummeted to a new low with recent polls showing that the country is deeply divided on the issue. According to a new Gallup survey, the perception of White-Black relations in the country have hit a 20 year low with less than half Americans saying that relations between the two communities are good or somewhat good.

Phone, clone & Padukone: How agencies are cracking open devices in B-Town drugs probe

The first time a phone was cloned in this case was by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) while probing money laundering charges against Rhea Chakraborty after Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.

Bollywood’s snort story: Can drugs be weeded out of the system?

Bollywood has always been linked with almost every kind of addictive, non-addictive, hallucinogenic and psychoactive drugs. Can the current crackdown weed out drugs out of its system?

Trust issue: Why Indian farmers are opposing ‘historic’ farm bills

If experts are to be believed, the newly passed bills will introduce farmers to free markets, allowing them to sell crops at higher prices. However, for India’s farmers, trusting the government's new bills seem to be the real hurdle.

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