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Karan Thapar comes from a long line of traitors and quislings

His is son of disgraced former Chief of Army Staff Pran Nath Thapar under whom India suffered the 1962 war defeat

His cousin is Romila Thapar who Islamised the Indian school curriculum & eugolised Nehru dynasty
The traitor Praveen Swami is close to the family of @RahulGandhi

He is currently the National Editor (Strategic and International Affairs) of @IndianExpress newspaper where he was hired by the newspaper's editor-in-chief who happens to be cousin of Congress leader Sanjay Jha
This is the Praveen Swami article published by Frontline magazine

Frontline is published by The Hindu Group of publications owned by the same Rahul Gandhi and China backed @nrarmind who recently published fraud documents to malign #RafaleDeal

frontline.thehindu.com/the-nation/ind…
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Trump: Day 759
-171st Day at Trump Golf Club
-226th Day at Trump Property
-Sued by 16 States Over Declaration
-Lashes Out at 'Treasonous' Officials
-Suggested He May Fire DNI Coats
-Roger Stone Posts Improper Pic
-Considers Tariffs on Auto Imports
-Power Grab Protests Nationwide
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Day 864 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Day 715 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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[Thread] In the aftermath of last week's suicide bombing that killed 27 Iranian soldiers & was carried out by a Pakistan-based terrorist group, senior Iranian military commanders have unprecedently condemned Pakistan & its intel service the ISI.

The implications may be profound.
The broader context behind their remarks is concern that Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, & the Taliban are moving towards deeper alignment against #Iran, not unlike the 1990s.

Their comments inherently warn that Pakistan can become a new battleground between Iran & Saudi Arabia.
General Yahya Safavi, military aid to Ayatollah Khamenei, has said: "why this neighbouring country has turned into a safe haven and a place for the training and dispatch of these infidel terrorist groups (to Iran).”

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Sexual abuse is a pervasive and longstanding problem at madrassas in #Pakistan, an @AP investigation has found. In a culture where clerics are powerful and sexual abuse is a taboo subject, it is seldom discussed or even acknowledged in public. apnews.com/ddd9660f63ae44…
One senior official in a ministry tasked with registering these cases says many madrassas are “infested” with sexual abuse. He compares the situation to the abuse of children by priests in the Catholic Church.

“There are thousands of incidences of sexual abuse in the madrassas,”
His assessment was echoed by another senior official, a former minister who says sexual abuse in madrassas happens all the time. Neither men wanted their names used for fear of retribution.

“That’s a very dangerous topic,” he says.
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Let's get a few things straight.
Terrorism is not an act of 'cowardice' or 'desperation'. It is an act of cold-blooded terror. Politicians who keep repeating the same hackneyed lines are basically trying to avoid responsibility by disowning failure to crush terrorism. #Pulwama 1
It would be best if politicians representing the Government and the Opposition keep quiet after terrorist attacks. Anything they say is unadulterated bakwas. Nation is tired of glycerine tears for shahid jawans and insincere promises of retaliatory action. #Pulwama 2
Jammu & Kashmir is effectively under Central rule. Today's suicide bombing resulting in horrific deaths of jawans indicates an abysmal failure of intelligence agencies. Responsibility devolves on Modi Sarkar. Bluster cannot hide this fact. #Pulwama 3
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Breaking: Large terrorist attack in #India. More than 40 Indian Reserve Police Force personnel were killed and many others injured when Pakistani backed terrorists targeted a convoy with a car bomb at Awantipora in Jammu and Kashmir's today, ndtv.com/india-news/15-…
Reports suggested that the vehicle used by the terrorists was a Mahindra Scorpio carrying more than 350 kg of explosives in what is the worst attack ever on security personnel in the state.
Sources said that terrorists triggered the car bomb while 78 vehicles with over 2,500 reserve police men were on the Srinagar-Jammu highway. The stretch on which the incident occurred had been sanitized in the morning & authorities called it a serious breach of security.
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The government shutdown delayed publication by nearly two months, but very happy to announce now that my @USIP special report on #Pakistan’s navigation of the Saudi-Iranian splint is now available: usip.org/publications/2…
The report includes a close look at two cases of how Pakistan maneuvered (mainly under the PML-N) as tensions grew between Riyadh and Tehran: the Yemen campaign 2015 onward and the January 2016 execution of Nimr al-Nimr.
There’ll likely be a public event in DC soon to discuss the report. I’ll announce that when it’s fixed up.
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This new 3D printer makes objects appear out of nowhere.
Scientists are killing superbugs with #viruses.

#bacteria #antibiotics

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A lot of chatter from American media about "Time to bring our boys home" & wasting "hundreds of billions of dollars" on #Afghanistan's "endless war". Well, let me tell you the story of the US led presence in #Afghanistan from an Afghan perspective based on facts.Follow my tweets.
1-After 9/11, US led international forces with support from anti-Taliban fighters defeated the extremist group in a few weeks. Having been tired of Taliban's repressive regime which had pushed #Afghanistan to dark ages, the #Afghan people welcomed the US led international forces.
2-The Afghan people, who were traumatised by years of conflict under #Taliban &warlords, came out in large numbers to participate in the country's 1st presidential elections in 2004. They elected Karzai. Optimisim for a brighter future was palpable across the country.
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#China plans to sell #Pakistan an aircraft carrier and integrate it militarily - I believe a carrier for Pak is far fetched, but the article is very revealing about CN plans for Pak, something that usually gets dismissed @desertfox61I @avarakai sundayguardianlive.com/news/china-pla…
Beijing is increasingly integrating Pakistan into its military system to fulfill its global ambitions. Meanwhile, India refuses to sell Brahmos to Vietnam for fear of upsetting China. China is not reciprocating India's actions. #Huawei is allowed to bid for the 5G network.
Conscious Western efforts to retard its growth & access to hi-tech supply chains, Beijing has adopted an overtly benign tone with its neighbors. These are, however, cosmetic tactical measures & China’s ambition of developing “a kind of military force system” has not changed.
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Amazing to see the level of commitment of #polio workers in #Pakistan.

While most of us take these things for granted, look at what they do to reach children in the most remote areas & give them a polio vaccine.

@akhbar

Inspiring photos of polio workers in Pakistan going literally the extra mile to reach kids living in remote mountainous areas.

@akhbar

#SalamPolioWorker
صور ملهمة للعاملين في مجال التطعيم ضد شلل الأطفال في #باكستان. يقطعون مسافات طويلة في ظروف مناخية صعبة للوصول إلى الأطفال الذين يعيشون في المناطق الجبلية النائية.

أبطال.

@akhbar
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@DalrympleWill Watch this thread of portraits of all the 28 #Mughal rulers and a brief history.
To start with,credit @Wikipedia here are some known Standards (Alam) of the empire. Left: possible one, from paintings. Right: captured by British in 1857.
@India_Atelier @mukhoty
The first #Mughal Emperor was Zahir ud din Mohammed #Babur Born in #Ferghana #Uzbekestan he ruled #India from #Delhi from 1st April 1526 to 26th December 1530.
This c1630 painting is from @V_and_A Artist unknown.
@DalrympleWill @India_Atelier @mukhoty @Bagh_eBabur
From @RCT this c1603 painting by artist #Mohan is of the 2nd emperor, Nasir ud din Mohd #Humayun, ruled from 26th Dec 1530 to 27th May 1540. Defeated by #Suri dynasty, he recovered the empire, ruling from 22nd Feb 1555 till 27th Jan 1556. Died falling from stairs
Tomb at #Delhi
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Just landed in #Thailand & looking forward to speaking at the @AfiForum. At the event? Come say hello. #AFIF2019.
500+ of the world’s leading #investors & #FI will explore investment opportunities to foster inclusive financial markets across #AsiaPacific
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#Davos #WEF19 or here at the Asia Financial Institutions Forum @AfiForum #AFIForum 2019 in #Bangkok: something to ponder this #MLKDay weekend & beyond. #microfinance #accessstocapital #fintech #finance #inequality
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Michael Ryder and @Bkerrychina kicking off today's @RSAsianAffairs conference on China's Belt and Road Initiative, hosted at KCL, supported by the Wilson Center. Papers will be published as forthcoming issue of Asian Affairs - free to members of the RSAA
What will happen if Belt and Road Initiative leads to significant economic dev - will they lean towards political openness? This would not necessarily be desirable for China. In reality - tendency is NOT for 66 countries involved to move towards democracy with growth @shirleyzeyu
Much talk about possible 'debt trap' for recipient countries. What about risk to China, who will have invested massively via Belt and Road? Autocracies, authoritarian regimes may not uphold their obligations. @shirleyzeyu
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IT BEGAN NOT by tapping enemy insurgents’ phones or capturing their emails, but by #FollowingTheMoney

Cache of 328 NS theintercept.com/2018/08/15/nsa…

#Snowden
Aug. 15 2018, 13:00 p.m.

The Intercept's largest-ever SIDtoday release, with 328 documents

#Qanon
#FlashbackFriday
#WWG1WGA
When the #NSA discovered that #Iran may have been buying computer chips from the #UnitedStates routing them through a U.S. ally
&
Potentially supplying them to detonate #bombs against U.S. forces in Iraq & #Afghanistan
It credited so-called economic intelligence with the find.
The solution wasn't a death blow delivered by the #military but rather a new regulation on the export of certain #technologies via the #CommerceDepartment which the #NSA said would end up “saving #American & coalition lives.”

#Qanon
#DARKtoLIGHT
#WWG1WGA
#FridayThoughts
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53 journalists have been killed in line of duty worldwide this year.

Read their names and stories in the following thread. #pressfreedom
Unknown assailants on January 13 killed veteran journalist Carlos Domínguez Rodríguez (77) while he was driving through the city of Nuevo Laredo in Mexico’s Tamaulipas state near the Texas border.

Suspected source of fire: government officials

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Jefferson Pureza Lopes was assassinated on the night of January 17 in #Brazil’s Goiás state, located southwest of Brasilia.

Lopes was at his home in Edealina, a town of around 4,000 people, when 2 men with motorcycles shot him dead as he was watching TV.
cpj.org/data/people/je…
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#CAA Issues Rules for Bringing Phones to #Pakistan

Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan has officially announced the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for bringing phones to Pakistan. These rules are applicable to traveling individuals & do not apply to usual trade channels.
Rules & tariffs are also available on Customs desks at International Arrival terminals across Pakistan

One phone can be registered without any duty
Phones on roaming do not have to be registered & you won’t need to pay duty on them
Any phones being used in Pakistan for less than 30 days don’t need to be registered and are free from duty and taxes.
Any phones used or activated in Pakistan before 1st December 2018 are also free from duty and don’t need to be registered.
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On my recent trip back home, i decided to visit the areas that had gone through the anti-encroachment drive and interview the people in those areas. The stories we heard about families being forced onto the streets are, unfortunately, true.

#Pakistan #Karachi #AntiEncroachment
Meet Interviewee 1: Ahmed, aged 13. It is nothing new to see Child Labour in Pakistan but Ahmed was recently forced to start working at his uncle’s Ajrak shop because his father’s small shop had been torn down by the government. Before that? He went to school.

#ChildLabour
Pictured here is Interviewee 2: Ahmed’s Uncle Sajjad, packing dozens of unsold Ajraks awaiting the imminent threat of the #government’s anti-encroachment drive. He had taken over this shop in Abdullah Market, Saddar from his late father 7 years ago and paid the rent ever since.
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PM @narendramodi commences the 50th edition of #MannKiBaat reminding listeners that this Golden Jubilee episode is indeed gilt-edged in every sense of the term.
PM @narendramodi revealed why he chose radio as a medium for #MannKiBaat reminiscing how during his travels in Himachal Pradesh in 1998 a lone tea-seller in a remote snow-clad hilly outpost informed him of India’s Nuclear tests after listening to the news on radio.(1/3)
“He must be listening to the radio all day; this was a medium that was truly connected with the masses…and it was a powerful means of getting across,” the PM thought.(2/3) #MannKiBaat
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Who is MOIN QURESHI?
A biggest meat exporter.
Is it true?
NO.
He is not in raw meat business. He is engaged in Offal & Omasum biz.
What is Offal & Omasum?
They are the large intestinal part of buffalo. Slaughter houses throw away this part as it is not consumed in India. 1/N
Qureshi is in business of offal and omasum & his agents collect this waste item from slaughter houses at almost zero cost. These items were then cleaned, preserved with salt & processed at Rampur factory in UP. His other establishments supply to cold storage & then export 2/N
IT returns of Qureshi for the period 2013-14 show his annual income as around Rs 80 lakh whereas tax authorities have found income and assets of more than Rs 300 crore. 3/N
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🇨🇳 EE.UU ha acusado a #China de utilizar su poderío militar y económico -mediante la iniciativa One Belt One Road- para ejercer su influencia en países menos desarrollados.

Aunque lo niegue, China está aprovechando su poder para su beneficio geoestratégico.

⬇️ Abro hilo ⬇️
🇹🇴 #Tonga es el último país en unirse a la iniciativa OBOR a cambio de aumentar 5 años el plazo para devolver los préstamos concedidos por China.

Nukualofa debe a Pekín 115 millones de dólares, lo que equivale a casi un tercio del Producto Interior Bruto anual.
🇱🇰 #SriLanka tuvo que arrendar a 'China Merchants Port Holdings' el 70% del puerto de Hambantota por un periodo de 99 años a cambio de 1.100 millones de dólares.

Colombo se vio obligado a realizar esta concesión debido a la enorme deuda externa contraída con Pekín desde 2007.
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💣MuellerEve?💣

“The 18 mos prep by FVEY's & certain NATO countries is coming close to a head.”

Brit Watchdog Finds Cambridge Analytica & Brexit Funder Arron Banks Misused Private Data & Mueller has his comms w/ RU diplomats.

📌Trump = Leave Camp’n fuqqery

📌Winter is coming
💣MuellerEve?2💣

📌Monaco arrested Dmitry Rybolovlev, the RU Fertilizer King.

📌Charges are related to corruption & “trading influence”. Seems focused on Monaco/France & not linked to the US.

📌Police Want to Question 'King of Diamonds' Lev Leviev in Massive Smuggling Case
💣MuellerEve?3💣

Two of Leviev's relatives & 4 employees of his companies have been arrested.

#Comey: Let’s Vote to Uphold Our Nation’s Values

📌The lying, misogyny, racism & attacks on the rule of law from our president are awakening the vast middle of American politics.
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