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SC Wants Freedom Of Choice In Playing National Anthem In Cinema Halls

SC Wants Freedom Of Choice In Playing National Anthem In Cinema Halls

The top court also observed that it can not be assumed that if a person does not stand up for the national anthem, then he is "less patriotic" and the people "cannot be forced to carry patriotism on their sleeves". "What stops you from amending the rules as there is no bar on you to amend rules to make it mandatory on certain occasions". The court had said previous year that it would be mandatory for all those in the cinemas to stand up as a sign of respect when the anthem is played.


Catalan Party Calls for 'Civil Disobedience' as Madrid Invokes Article 155

Catalan Party Calls for 'Civil Disobedience' as Madrid Invokes Article 155

Catalan authorities will not follow orders from the Spanish government if Madrid moves to reassert control over the region, foreign affairs spokesman Raul Romeva told the BBC , the broadcaster reported on Monday. "They shouldn't think that they are put there by the hand of God", she said. The survey was conducted between October 16 and October 19 - before Rajoy announced his plans, but after the National Court jailed two leading separatists, angering their supporters.


Philippines declares end to battle with Islamist militants in Marawi

Philippines declares end to battle with Islamist militants in Marawi

He said, "We have to be very careful. What happened in Marawi can happen anywhere", Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said. THE Defence Ministry is still awaiting a confirmation report from the armed forces' Defence Intelligence Staff Division on the death of Malaysian militant Mahmud Ahmad in a battle with Philippine forces in Marawi on Wednesday.


India says Myanmar must take back Rohingya Muslims

India says Myanmar must take back Rohingya Muslims

Bangladesh's interior minister was in Yangon on Monday for talks to find a "durable solution", he said. United Nations: Nearly 590,00 Rohingya refugees have been admitted to camps in Bangladesh and 320,00 refugee children among them are threatened by water-borne diseases and desperate living conditions, a UN spokesman said Friday.


Opposition calls on Iraqi Kurd leader to resign

Opposition calls on Iraqi Kurd leader to resign

KRG leader Masoud Barzani, the party said, "refused to listen to our demands and those of Baghdad ", leaving the Kurdish region "with another awful crisis". Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Monday called for a "dialogue" between Iraq's central government in Baghdad and the Erbil-based Kurdish Regional Government (KRG).


Backed fighters seize major Syrian oil field

Backed fighters seize major Syrian oil field

Kurds and Arabs fighting under the umbrella of the Syrian Democratic Forces captured the al-Omar oil field in Deir al-Zour province after charging about 60 miles through the desert and launching a surprise assault, according to US military and SDF officials.