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Crackdown against terrorism: 450 facilities under govt control, 121 suspects in custody so far

The federal govt launched an operation against proscribed orga­nisations earlier this week under NAP

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March 7, 2019


Crackdown against terrorism: What is the future of Maulana Masood Azhar and Hafiz Saeed?

Amber Shamsi asks how Naya Pakistan’s action against banned outfits will be different

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March 7, 2019


Punjab, Sindh govts take control of JuD, FiF facilities in crackdown against terrorism

Schools, dispensaries and hospitals are also among the facilities

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March 6, 2019


Instagram starts removing fake followers and likes

Social media site seeks to restore trust among its users and advertisers

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November 20, 2018


Two women arrested at the Islamabad airport for smuggling heroin

The Taxila police arrested three suspects in its crackdown against narcotics

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November 10, 2018


Chinese Iron Man actress disappears amid culture crackdown

Fan is China’s equivalent of Hollywood’s Jennifer Lawrence

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September 15, 2018


Facebook, Twitter remove accounts linked to Russia and Iran

Facebook and Twitter unveiled fresh crackdowns on misinformation campaigns from Russia and Iran as analysts warned of more efforts to manipulate public debate ahead of the November US elections. Facebook announced late Tuesday that it removed more than 650 pages, groups and accounts identified as “networks of accounts misleading people about what they were doing,”…

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August 22, 2018


India withdraws controversial ‘fake news’ order after backlash

New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reversed an order to punish journalists found guilty of reporting “fake news”, after an outcry over a perceived government crackdown on the press. The media sanctions, issued late Monday, stated that the government would withdraw the official accreditation of any journalist responsible for repeated reporting of…

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April 3, 2018


Bitcoin hits 6-week low on crackdown fears

Paris: Bitcoin, the best known of hundreds of ‘virtual’ coins, slumped Tuesday to a six-week low below $12,000 as analysts blamed a rush by various jurisdictions to regulate the sector. The final weeks of last year were marked by bitcoin mania as the unit topped $20,000, but it lost some 20 percent in Tuesday trading…

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January 16, 2018


China hands down harshest sentence in multi-year rights crackdown

A map of China is seen through a magnifying glass on a computer screen showing binary digits in Singapore in this January 2, 2014 photo illustration. REUTERS/Edgar Su BEIJING: China sentenced a prominent rights activist to eight years in jail for subversion on Tuesday, his lawyer said, the harshest sentence passed in a government crackdown…

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December 26, 2017


Saudi private sector growth at 2-year high amid crackdown on graft -PMI

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s non-oil private sector grew at its fastest pace in two years in November, a survey showed on Tuesday, indicating that a sweeping crackdown on corruption has not damaged the economy nearly as much as feared, reported Reuters. Dozens of princes, senior officials and top businessmen were detained and over 2,000 Saudi bank…

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December 5, 2017


Myanmar and Bangladesh sign deal over Rohingya repatriation

Yangon: Myanmar and Bangladesh signed a deal on Thursday paving the way for the possible repatriation of Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Rakhine state, officials said, as global pressure mounts over the refugee crisis. More than 620,000 Rohingya have poured into Bangladesh since August, running from a Myanmar military crackdown that Washington said…

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November 23, 2017


Bangladesh to deport five Indians for betting on cricket

Dhaka: Bangladesh police said Monday they would deport five Indians caught betting at a weekend cricket match as authorities crack down on illegal bookmaking in the lucrative domestic league. The men were detained Saturday at Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium during the one-day Bangladesh Premier League match, police said. They were caught by cricket officials concerned…

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November 20, 2017


China’s economy cools as gov’t curbs hit factories, property and retailers

BEIJING: China’s economy cooled further last month, with industrial output, fixed asset investment and retail sales missing expectations as the government extended a crackdown on debt risks and factory pollution, reported Reuters. Beijing is already in the second year of a campaign to reduce high levels of debt as authorities worry that riskier lending practices,…

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November 14, 2017


Saudi mass arrests jolt markets but many see overdue swoop on corruption

RIYADH: All major Gulf stock markets slid on Tuesday on jitters about Saudi Arabia’s sweeping anti-graft purge, a campaign seen by critics as a populist power grab but by ordinary Saudis as an overdue attack on the sleaze of a moneyed ultra-elite, reported Reuters. U.S. President Donald Trump endorsed the crackdown, saying some of those…

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November 8, 2017


Bangladesh arrests top leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami in fresh crackdown

Dhaka: Bangladesh police Monday night arrested the top leaders of the country’s largest Islamist party — Jamaat-e-Islami — , an official said, as the government appeared to have launched a crackdown on the main opposition parties. Nine people were arrested after a raid on a house in Dhaka’s northern neighbourhood of Uttara, including the top…

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October 10, 2017


Thousands take to streets of Barcelona to protest crackdown on separatists

NEWS DESK: Tens of thousands poured onto the streets of central Barcelona and further afield in Catalonia, outraged at the escalating crackdown on a separatist-led referendum on independence for the region on 1 October that saw 14 local government officials arrested, including the region’s deputy vice president, reported The Independent. According to police, about 4,000 demonstrators gathered near…

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September 21, 2017


Crackdown on ‘corrosive’ online hate crimes launched by Crown Prosecution Service in Britain

NEWS DESK: Hate crimes committed on social media will be treated as seriously as similar street-based offences, according to new guidelines issued by the Crown Prosecution Service as they launch a crackdown on hate speech online, reported The Independent. Recognising the “corrosive effect” of hate crime on British society, Alison Saunders, the director of public…

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August 21, 2017


Butcher shops razed amid crackdown on beef in India

Indian police said Wednesday they were not ruling out arson after fire gutted three butcher shops in Uttar Pradesh state, where a firebrand Hindu leader has taken office promising a crackdown on slaughterhouses. The meat industry is a magnet for religious violence in India, where Hindus consider cows sacred and accusations of beef being sold…

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March 22, 2017


Forces continue countrywide crackdown

LAHORE/KARACHI: The security forces continued their crackdown across the country, killing four more militants and rounding up dozens more suspects in Sindh and Punjab. Officials said Rangers and police carried out search operation in Pindi Bhattian, Wihari, Chiniot, Sialkot and other areas of Punjab, as provincial authorities decided to deploy Rangers for anti-militant crackdown. Rangers…

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February 21, 2017


Crackdown begins against Uber, Careem

ISLAMABAD: Authorities in federal capital kicked off a crackdown against taxi-sharing companies Uber and Careem. Also read: Confusion surrounds Uber, Careem ban According to our correspondent, the action started on the directives of Deputy Commissioner Islamabad. Sources said police have impounded several vehicles operated by Uber and Careem. – Samaa Uber, Careem services not closed…

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February 2, 2017

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