The Daily Populous

Monday March 9th, 2020 night edition

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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Islamists pelted campaigners with stones, shoes and sticks as they marched through Pakistan’s capital on Sunday to mark International Women’s Day.

Women and men carry signs as they take part in an Aurat March, or Women's March in Lahore, Pakistan March 8, 2020.

Women and men joined the event in Islamabad, one of several rallies across the country, for what is known in Pakistan as the Aurat March, using the Urdu word for women.

Police official Mazhar Niazi said the officers blocked the Islamists as they tried to break through a cordon to attack the marchers.

A Reuters witness and Niazi said the Islamists threw stones, bricks, sticks and shoes at the marchers.

He said a criminal case would be registered against the Islamists for violating the law and attempting to attack the women’s march.

Ahead of this year’s event, organizers say posters and murals were vandalized, including one by the Islamists from the Red Mosque. »

Sanders: 'I never expected in my life, as an American, to see a swastika at a major political rally'

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"The idea that there was a swastika, a symbol of everything that this country stands against ... is unspeakable," Sanders said on CNN’s "State of the Union," adding that around 400,000 Americans died "fighting that symbol, fighting Nazism.".

"I never expected in my life, as an American, to see a swastika at a major political rally.

Sanders has the chance to be the first Jewish presidential nominee of a major party. »

Coronavirus patient in Oman skips quarantine, attends prayers in mosque – Y Magazine

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A patient in Oman who tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) reportedly skipped his quarantine and visited a public congregation, as per a report published by Y’s sister radio station, Al Wisal.

She added: “The absence of symptoms of the Coronavirus does not mean that the person is completely safe from the illness.

Also read: What punishment will those who flout Coronavirus quarantine in Oman receive?. »

Of mice and spacemen - “The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy” turns 42

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BBC Radio 4 has aired the original episodes; Radio 4 Extra will put on a “five-hour Hitchhiker’s spectacular” including archival material and specially commissioned programmes.

Such is the enduring interest in Douglas Adams’s story that it is due to be adapted into a new television series by Hulu, a streaming service.

His late rival Terry Pratchett might not have cared to acknowledge it, but “HHGTTG” opened up the door for Pratchett’s “Discworld”. »

Bernie Sanders asks Elizabeth Warren and her supporters for backing

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Bernie Sanders made a pitch for the backing of Senator Elizabeth Warren and her supporters on Sunday in an attempt to reverse his rival Joe Biden’s surging momentum towards the Democratic party’s presidential nomination.

“We would love to have Senator Warren’s support, we would love to have the millions of people who supported Senator Warren,” Sanders said on CNN’s State of the Union.

“The most progressive social and economic path gives us the best chance to catch up and Bernie Sanders represents the most progressive path.”. »