POLITICS

Jammu and Kashmir to deny passport, jobs to residents with ‘adverse police report’

Police move likely to impact hundreds of families as Valley saw prolonged cycles of street protests The J&K police move to deny security clearance to those “involved in crimes prejudicial to the security of the State, including stone-pelting” is likely to impact hundreds of families in Kashmir, where the official list of street protesters swelled …

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Biden’s judges: More diverse and more of them

 WASHINGTON (AP) — With no Supreme Court opening to slow them, President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats are putting judges on federal trial and appellate courts at a much faster clip than any of Biden’s recent predecessors, including former President Donald Trump. Eight judges already have been confirmed, including potential Supreme Court pick Ketanji Brown …

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South Africa unrest and Covid measures are starting to derail its economic recovery

Former President Jacob Zuma handed himself in to the South African Police Service on July 7 after being sentenced to 15 months in jail for failing to appear before a corruption inquiry. KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, where many ruined businesses are expected to take years to rebuild, contribute half of the country’s GDP and almost half …

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