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UN officials point finger at Myanmar for 'crimes under international law'
Human rights rapporteur says evidence about atrocities against Rohingya people must be collected and presented to international criminal courtUN human rights officials have said it is likely that “crimes under international law” have been committed against the Rohingya in Myanmar and called for a body to collect evidence that could be presented in international criminal courts. Speaking to the Human Rights Council on Monday, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, said that “the repressive practices of previous military governments were returning as the norm once more” in Myanmar. Related: 'All these flashbacks come': Rohingya’s teens speak out on Myanmar brutality | Liz Ford Related: Witness to a massacre: the former Myanmar soldier who saw his village burn Continue reading... [...]
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Sonia is back in action. Rahul's apprenticeship not over yet?
Sonia is back in action. Rahul's apprenticeship not over yet? [...]
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Not yet a full-time politician, says Rajinikanth at Uttarakhand ashram
Not yet a full-time politician, says Rajinikanth at Uttarakhand ashram [...]
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'All these flashbacks come': Rohingya’s teens speak out on Myanmar brutality | Liz Ford
Young male refugees in Bangladesh are being helped by pioneering aid efforts that try to address the hidden scars of warMemories of the day in October that changed the life of teenager Mohammed Riaz for ever come in vivid flashbacks, when it’s dark and quiet.State forces arrived in his village in the Buthidaung township of Myanmar. Officers entered the family home, raped and killed his two elder sisters and shot his brother dead. Continue reading... [...]
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Myanmar builds military bases on the site of Rohingya homes and mosques – report
Amnesty International says satellite images show ‘reshaping’ of the region to accommodate more security forces deter refugees from agreeing to returnMyanmar’s military is building bases where Rohingya homes and mosques once stood, Amnesty International said on Monday, citing new evidence from satellite imagery. Nearly 700,000 members of the Muslim minority fled to Bangladesh in 2017 after Myanmar launched a brutal crackdown on insurgents that the US and UN have called ethnic cleansing. Myanmar rejects that accusation, saying it was responding to attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army in late August. Related: 'All these flashbacks come': Rohingya’s teens speak out on Myanmar brutality | Liz Ford Related: Myanmar government is rogue and evil, says Bangladesh minister Continue reading... [...]
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Low-cost housing needs dignity, says Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi
Fresh from scooping architecture’s most august award, the champion of housing for the poor is urging greater compassionThe winner of architecture’s “Nobel prize”, Balkrishna Doshi, has called on his profession to rethink the way it approaches building for the most impoverished communities.The internationally noted champion of housing for India’s poor, Doshi was awarded the Pritzker prize last week, in large part for the Aranya low-cost housing project. It accommodates 80,000 people with houses and courtyards linked by a maze of pathways in the city of Indore. Continue reading... [...]
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Bangladeshi plane with 71 on board crashes in Nepal
At least 38 killed, police say, after US-Bangla Airlines plane slips off runway as it lands at Kathmandu airportA Bangladeshi aircraft carrying 67 passengers and four crew members has crashed as it was landing at Kathmandu airport in Nepal.The US-Bangla Airlines plane slipped off the runway as it was landing and fell down a slope, sliding for about 300 metres before it stopped on a football pitch, leaving a trail of twisted metal, paper and luggage along the burnt grass.Extremely shocked by unfortunate carsh of US_ Bangla Aircraft carrying 67 passengers and 4 crew members. Express deep sorrow on loss of lives and condole to bereaved families and also wish for early recovery of injured persons. Govt will investigate the incident immediately. Continue reading... [...]
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Rescuers at scene of Nepal plane crash – video
A Bangladeshi passenger plane crashed as it attempted to land on Monday at Kathmandu airport in Nepal. It was not clear if there were fatalities, but clouds of thick, dark smoke could be seen rising above the hilltop airport, which was immediately shut downBangladeshi plane with 71 on board crashes in Nepal Continue reading... [...]
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Kamal Haasan says Rajinikanth non-reactive on many subjects, not just Cauvery issue
Kamal Haasan says Rajinikanth non-reactive on many subjects, not just Cauvery issue [...]
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Supreme Court tells CBI, ED to finish 2G scam probe in 6 months
Supreme Court tells CBI, ED to finish 2G scam probe in 6 months [...]
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Boris Johnson clashes with Emmanuel Macron over Brexit
Foreign secretary hits back at French president’s invitation to Indian students, boasting of numbers coming to UKBoris Johnson has publicly clashed with Emmanuel Macron over Brexit, rebutting the French president’s invitation to Indian students to “gain access to Europe” by boasting of the increase in their numbers arriving in the UK.Macron, who has also made overtures to financial firms seeking a possible exit from London once Britain has left the EU, made his comments during a three-day trip to India.We are proud too to have more than 14,000 Indian students coming to the UK in 2017 - up a quarter over last year - choosing the home of the greatest universities, including four of the global top ten. #educationisgreatinEnglish Continue reading... [...]
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Delhi: 2 students killed, 3 injured in road accident in Mukherjee Nagar
Delhi: 2 students killed, 3 injured in road accident in Mukherjee Nagar [...]
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Man arrested over murder of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh
High-profile editor and activist was shot dead outside her home in Bengaluru in SeptemberIndian police arrested a member of a hard-line Hindu group on Friday for the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh in 2017, officials said.KT Naveen Kumar was arrested on suspicion of supplying the weapons used to kill Lankesh, according to a senior police officer, who asked not to be identified because he was not authorised to talk to media. More arrests are expected, he said. Related: The murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh shows India descending into violence | Mari Marcel Thekaekara Continue reading... [...]
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India Today Conclave 2018: Young Turks Hardik, Kanhaiya, Shehla, Rohit, Shubhrastha on identity politics
India Today Conclave 2018: Young Turks Hardik, Kanhaiya, Shehla, Rohit, Shubhrastha on identity politics [...]
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India, France should work jointly against terrorism, reinforce trade ties: Emmanuel Macron
India, France should work jointly against terrorism, reinforce trade ties: Emmanuel Macron [...]
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Himanta Biswa Sarma's advice to Rahul Gandhi: Although 50, he can still learn and graduate in politics
Himanta Biswa Sarma's advice to Rahul Gandhi: Although 50, he can still learn and graduate in politics [...]
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Lust in translation: arrival of the 'love hotel' divides India
Japanese-style short-stay rooms are making life easier for amorous unmarried couplesPolice swept through the Mumbai hotels at about 3pm, going room to room, arresting more than 40 unmarried couples. All were charged. The college students were forced to call their parents and admit what they had done.Their crime was “indecent behaviour in public”, the police said. For couples without marriage certificates in India – especially those of different faiths – spending time in a hotel room together can still be a struggle. Related: Celebrating contemporary Indian photography – in pictures Continue reading... [...]
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Ground Gupta family's jet, Canada asks South African court
Family accused of corrupt links with Jacob Zuma has defaulted on $41m aircraft loan, court told A court in South Africa has been asked to ground a private jet used by the wealthy Gupta family who have been accused of corruptly influencing the former president Jacob Zuma.Export Development Canada (EDC), Canada’s state-run trade credit agency, has alleged the family’s businesses have defaulted on a $41m (£29.6m) loan for the Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft. Continue reading... [...]
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INX Media case: CBI gets custody of Karti Chidambaram till March 12
INX Media case: CBI gets custody of Karti Chidambaram till March 12 [...]
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Chennai girl stabbed outside college, locals thrash attacker, hand him to police
Chennai girl stabbed outside college, locals thrash attacker, hand him to police [...]
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International Women’s Day marked by protests and celebrations
Events around the world put spotlight on progress and failings in achieving gender equalityMillions of women gathered across the world to strike, protest and party to mark International Women’s Day on Thursday. Trains stopped in Spain as female workers went on the country’s first “feminist” strike, newspapers dropped their prices for women in France, and the IWD flag flew over the UK parliament. Related: International Women's Day 2018: protests across the world as women push for progress – live On Int’ Women’s Day, more than 50 countries organized #Wikipedia edit-a-thons in partnership with @SweMFA to make the internet more gender equal. UN Women in Georgia, Kosovo and @unwomenbih support the action to close the #Wikigap. https://t.co/fXooqriOLJ #TimeIsNow #IWD2018 pic.twitter.com/6J9NkDlkGdAlways best to have a guess rather than do any research. But you guessed wrong and must now pay £5 here - https://t.co/XV522ImcQRYou have 11 more guesses. Use them wisely. https://t.co/4FfHUikPVg Continue reading... [...]
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'Believe in yourself, the rest will follow': six trailblazing women you've never heard of
From the farmer’s daughter who set up the only safari resort in the world run solely by women, to the first female Dalit to win a seat in Pakistan’s parliament, women who have challenged stereotypes and refused to give in to fear or discrimination tell their stories.Angel Vendeline Namshali dresses in khaki with big, laced military boots on her feet. She is armed with nothing more than a walkie-talkie and torch, but the bush of Tanzania’s Serengeti is her second home.“The bush has many challenges for women,” she says. “But of course we can do it.”Women will go the extra mile. You don’t have to say it twice, they are there, it gets doneAnyone who wants to threaten me: bring it on! Because that pushes me to work harderBenazir Bhutto became Pakistan's first female prime minister in spite of threats and opposition. She is my role modelWe can’t have this evil continuing … I owe it to my children not to pass on the same Honduras I grew up inif you take your children to school, they will see life from a different angle. They will have ideas and grow Continue reading... [...]
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Myanmar government is rogue and evil, says Bangladesh minister
Finance minister doubts hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees can go homeA senior minister in Bangladesh has condemned the Myanmar government as “evil” and said he did not believe the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees could be repatriated.More than 700,000 Rohingya live in camps on the Bangladesh border of Myanmar after fleeing a campaign of violence by the military across Rahkine state. Many of their homes and villages were burned to the ground, thousands of people were killed and hundreds of women raped. Continue reading... [...]
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Why it's high time BJP, Congress must join hands to give women their due in Parliament
Why it's high time BJP, Congress must join hands to give women their due in Parliament [...]
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Modi govt can share Rafale deal details with Opposition, France's Macron tells India Today
Modi govt can share Rafale deal details with Opposition, France's Macron tells India Today [...]
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Myanmar army rejects UK MPs' 'one-sided accusations' about Rohingya
Military denies crimes and says MPs ‘turning a blind eye to real situation’ after letter demanding sanctionsMyanmar’s military has accused British MPs of making “one sided-accusations” about the plight of the Rohingya and denied that any violence, extrajudicial killings, rape and arson was committed in Rakhine state. Dozens of British MPs have signed a letter demanding that the foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, and the EU sanction Myanmar over the campaign of violence committed against its minority Muslim community.The Rohingya are Muslims who live in majority-Buddhist Myanmar. They are often described as "the world's most persecuted minority".  Continue reading... [...]
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Sri Lanka blocks social media as deadly violence continues
Reports of attack on Buddhist temple sparks anti-Muslim riots in Kandy districtAt least two people have been killed and eight others injured in anti-Muslim riots in a popular tourist district in central Sri Lanka as the government blocked Facebook and other social media services in an effort to quell the violence.Reports of an attack on a Buddhist temple in Abathanna triggered another day of clashes across Kandy district between members of the country’s mostly Buddhist Sinhalese majority and police. Related: Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after communal violence Hate speech on @facebook is increasing beyond acceptable levels #SriLanka. Government will have to act immediately to save lives. @RW_UNP pic.twitter.com/z9nadtLoU1 Continue reading... [...]
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Congress continues protest for Andhra Pradesh special status, senior leaders join in
Congress continues protest for Andhra Pradesh special status, senior leaders join in [...]
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