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North Korea reports first COVID-19 outbreak, declares 'severe national emergency'
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North Korea reports first COVID-19 outbreak, declares 'severe national emergency'

North Korea has never admitted to a case of COVID-19, with the government imposing a rigid coronavirus blockade of its borders since the start of the pandemic in 2020

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa faces flak from Opposition for imposing state of emergency
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Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa faces flak from Opposition for imposing state of emergency

The state of emergency gives the police and the security forces sweeping power to arbitrarily arrest and detain people

Sri Lanka put under state of emergency for second time in 5 weeks as unrest continues; President Rajapaksa to get broad authority
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Sri Lanka put under state of emergency for second time in 5 weeks as unrest continues; President Rajapaksa to get broad authority

Under the emergency regulations, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa can authorize detentions, take possession of any property and search any premises and can change or suspend any law

Sri Lanka Economic Crisis: Social media blocked, Curfew imposed as protests rise in Colombo
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Sri Lanka Economic Crisis: Social media blocked, Curfew imposed as protests rise in Colombo

On Friday, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa issued the Extraordinary Gazette declaring a state of public emergency in Sri Lanka with immediate effect.

Sri Lanka deploys troops to quell protests hours after president declares state of emergency
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Sri Lanka deploys troops to quell protests hours after president declares state of emergency

Gotabaya Rajapaksa invoked the emergency on Friday night, a day after hundreds tried to storm his house in anger over unprecedented shortages of food, fuel and medicine.

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declares emergency amid protests over economic crisis
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Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declares emergency amid protests over economic crisis

Under the emergency regulations the president can authorize detentions, taking possession of any property and the search any premises. He can also change or suspend any law

No food, water, information available: Passenger's SOS message as Delhi-Doha flight diverted to Karachi
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No food, water, information available: Passenger's SOS message as Delhi-Doha flight diverted to Karachi

A Qatar Airways flight from Delhi to Doha, with over 100 passengers, was diverted to Pakistan’s Karachi on Monday morning after it declared an emergency due to indication of smoke in the cargo hold

As Canada protests persist, so do challenges for Justin Trudeau
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As Canada protests persist, so do challenges for Justin Trudeau

The prime minister has invoked emergency powers that could freeze protesters' bank accounts, target crowdfunding sites used to support them and ban blockades at border crossings, airports and in Ottawa

Explained: Nor'easter that battered US East Coast with deep snow and powerful winds
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Explained: Nor'easter that battered US East Coast with deep snow and powerful winds

Five states — New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Rhode Island and Virginia — declared an emergency after heavy snowfall caused transport chaos and power cuts for thousands

Indira Gandhi death anniversary: 15 facts about India's only woman prime minister
India

Indira Gandhi death anniversary: 15 facts about India's only woman prime minister

The only female prime minister of the country, Gandhi was known for the reforms she introduced such as the nationalisation of banks and abolition of privy purses of the royal families

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan expands virus emergency one week into Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan expands virus emergency one week into Games

Nationwide virus cases topped 10,000 for the first time on Thursday, and a string of government officials and health experts have warned that the more contagious Delta variant is fuelling a dangerous surge.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan announce virus emergency throughout Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan announce virus emergency throughout Games

The rising cases threaten to derail plans to let up to 10,000 local fans into Olympic venues, and could mean Tokyo 2020 is the first ever Games held behind closed doors.

Explained: Amid Britney Spears' disclosure about IUD imposed on her, a look at history of forced sterilisation across the world
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Explained: Amid Britney Spears' disclosure about IUD imposed on her, a look at history of forced sterilisation across the world

Forced sterilisation is a violation of rights relating to many different aspects — information, reproduction as per one's choice, health, privacy and dignity.

Kangana Ranaut announces her second directorial project, Emergency, based on Indira Gandhi's life
Entertainment

Kangana Ranaut announces her second directorial project, Emergency, based on Indira Gandhi's life

"I finally figured no one can direct it better than me," wrote Kangana Ranaut in her announcement of helming Emergency, written by Ritesh Shah.

In Mandi, a reflection of Shyam Benegal's ambiguous yet nuanced perception of Indira Gandhi
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In Mandi, a reflection of Shyam Benegal's ambiguous yet nuanced perception of Indira Gandhi

Mandi is not a masterpiece, but it certainly is remarkable for the manner in which the implied textual meaning of its innocuous images is so totally different from its appearance.

How Indian cinema's timid portrayal of Indira Gandhi confined her to allusions, voices, silhouettes on screen
Entertainment

How Indian cinema's timid portrayal of Indira Gandhi confined her to allusions, voices, silhouettes on screen

While several films have been made against the backdrop of Indira Gandhi's controversial decisions like the 1975 Emergency and Operation Blue Star, one has rarely seen an actor portray her in all her guts and glory.

Kangana Ranaut to play Indira Gandhi in untitled political drama, actress confirms on social media
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Kangana Ranaut to play Indira Gandhi in untitled political drama, actress confirms on social media

The film will be directed by Sai Kabir, who is also scripting the story and the screenplay.

Bail for some, jail for others: Understanding the skewed reasoning of the apex court's judicial process
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Bail for some, jail for others: Understanding the skewed reasoning of the apex court's judicial process

While it is encouraging that the grant of bail has been prioritised in some cases, a number of other journalists are languishing in prison, with the top court doing little about their plight

Translation of M Mukundan's Delhi: A Soliloquy, depicts the city's squalor as observed by its Malayali diaspora
Arts & Culture

Translation of M Mukundan's Delhi: A Soliloquy, depicts the city's squalor as observed by its Malayali diaspora

It took two years for the writer to paint a picture of Delhi which was far from the glamorous and ‘cosmetic’ construct of the city in those minds that have never truly visited the capital

The philosophical malaise in Ek Desh, Ek Vidhan and Ek Pradhan offers just cause for asymmetrical federalism in India
India

The philosophical malaise in Ek Desh, Ek Vidhan and Ek Pradhan offers just cause for asymmetrical federalism in India

The entire Kashmir policy of the Government of India, right from 1947, is that of misplaced intrigue. Trying to hammer something which is brittle into malleability.