Wednesday , August 12 2020

Kashmir under curfew a year after revocation of autonomy

Bloomberg Local administration imposed sweeping curbs on movement and the internet in India’s portion of the disputed Muslim-majority region of Kashmir ahead of the one-year anniversary of the revocation of seven decades of regional autonomy. The capital Srinagar was placed under curfew on Tuesday and Wednesday amid fears of violent ...

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Zimbabwe demonstrators follow ‘Black Lives Matter’

Bloomberg Protests against economic turmoil, arrests and human-rights abuses in Zimbabwe have moved online with a hashtag that’s plays on the #BlackLivesMatter movement. The #ZimbabweanLivesMatter tag started after security forces blocked a street demonstration last week. It draws on the success of the global movement highlighting racial injustice that gained ...

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BOE seen undermining Johnson’s green recovery pledge with QE

Bloomberg The Bank of England (BOE) is facing pressure from green campaigners to revise its pandemic rescue program after research showed it’s effectively subsidising polluting industries while claiming tackling climate change is a priority. The central bank’s 20 billion pound ($26 billion) Corporate Bond Purchase Scheme favours carbon intensive industries ...

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