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Support Independent Journalism Find out more Close Our mission is to deliver unbiased, fact-based reporting that holds power to account and exposes the truth. Support us to deliver journalism without an agenda. Narendra Modi’s 2024 Budget: A Political Move Wrapped in Promises Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent budget announcement has raised eyebrows with its focus on appeasing coalition partners and promises of tax breaks for lower-income groups. The budget aims to empower the middle class and uplift marginalized communities, setting a roadmap for Modi’s third term. The budget includes revised income tax rates benefiting low-income earners, along with significant…

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Support truly independent journalism Find out more Close Our mission is to deliver unbiased, fact-based reporting that holds power to account and exposes the truth. Whether $5 or $50, every contribution counts. Support us to deliver journalism without an agenda. A recent crackdown on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf magnifies the escalating tension surrounding former prime minister Imran Khan’s party. The arrests of the party’s acting chairman and information secretary by Islamabad police mark a new wave of political turmoil. Despite the release of the acting chairman, the party’s international media coordinator was also taken into custody. This series of events has prompted…

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Support trulyindependent journalism Our mission is to deliver unbiased, fact-based reporting that holds power to account and exposes the truth. Whether $5 or $50, every contribution counts. Support us to deliver journalism without an agenda. Find out more The Chinese military has started joint drills in Belarus near the NATO state of Poland. Belarus recently joined the China-led Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, solidifying their ties. China and Belarus are conducting anti-terrorist training, strengthening their military cooperation. This signals Chinese support for Russia and its allies in Europe. The joint drills are seen as a message to NATO members, particularly Poland. Russia’s…

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Support Independent Journalism Find out more Close Support unbiased journalism that holds power to account and exposes the truth. Every contribution counts. Support us for journalism without an agenda. Taiwan has called for the release of a fishing boat and its crew allegedly seized by Chinese officials near an island primarily patrolled by the Taiwanese coast guard. Kinmen, the island in question, has a history of skirmishes and tensions between Taiwan and China due to its proximity. Beijing’s claim to Taiwan as part of its territory has led to recent confrontations like the one involving the fishing boat Dajinman 88.…

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