Bangladesh court to hear petition challenging Islam as state religion

Courtesy Dawn News DACCA: The Bangladesh High Court will this month hear a writ petition that was initially filed 28 years ago, challenging the constitutional amendment that gave ‘Islam’ status of the state’s religion. The development comes amidst a crackdown by the Bangladesh government against ‘militants and extremists’ behind the ‘Islamist violence’ that has recently…

Cruz, Trump split four states in setback for Republican establishment

Courtesy Dawn News WASHINGTON: Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz split victories in four nominating contests with front-runner Donald Trump on Saturday, bolstering Cruz’s argument that he represents the party’s best chance to stop the brash New York billionaire. The results were a repudiation of a Republican establishment that has bristled at the prospect of either…