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Kerala floods hit wholesale markets in UP, spices rates shoot up due to inadequate supply
Kerala floods hit wholesale markets in UP, spices rates shoot up due to inadequate supply [...]
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'India has job problem but PM Modi refuses to acknowledge': Rahul Gandhi
'India has job problem but PM Modi refuses to acknowledge': Rahul Gandhi [...]
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The Rohingya refugee crisis speaks to the worst acts of humanity
More than 700,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in the past year. It is vital we don’t forget themSince the end of August 2017, more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees have fled escalating violence in Myanmar to Bangladesh where they are staying in refugee camps. The influx was so fast and immense that there was little time to plan for their arrival. As such, the homes people have built for themselves from bamboo and tarpaulin are unstable and precariously positioned.Basic sanitation – the kind many of us might take for granted – is limited and most camps have sewage flowing freely through them. More than half the population in these camps are children, who are especially vulnerable to the dangers presented by these living conditions. Rohingya refugees have gone through a horrendous ordeal before arriving here. Now, in the midst of the monsoon, they are faced with having to rebuild their homes once again. Related: 'I fear Myanmar, I don't want to go home': Rohingya in Bangladesh – in pictures Continue reading... [...]
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Aung San Suu Kyi to be stripped of Freedom of Edinburgh award
Nobel peace prize winner loses seventh honour over refusal to act over violence committed by Myanmar military against Rohingya Aung San Suu Kyi is set to be stripped of her Freedom of Edinburgh award for her refusal to condemn the violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar.This will be the seventh honour that the former Nobel peace prize winner has been stripped of over the past year, with Edinburgh following the example of Oxford, Glasgow and Newcastle which also revoked Suu Kyi’s Freedom of the City awards. Related: Aung San Suu Kyi: what has happened to Myanmar's icon of morality? Related: UN security council overwhelmed by suffering at Rohingya camps Continue reading... [...]
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Mood of the Nation: Indians find unemployment more worrying than terror, corruption
Mood of the Nation: Indians find unemployment more worrying than terror, corruption [...]
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Kerala floods: Shame on you for trolling Paytm boss
Kerala floods: Shame on you for trolling Paytm boss [...]
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'It's their last resort': Delhi high court decriminalises begging
Criminalising begging violates the rights of vulnerable people, the court ruled. Campaigners hope the rest of India will follow suitPeople beg on the streets of India’s capital out of need, not because they want to. With that ruling earlier this month, Delhi high court judges decriminalised begging in the city, leaving jubilant campaigners hoping they can persuade the rest of the country to follow suit.“Begging is their last resort to subsistence,” the judges ruled. “Criminalising begging is a wrong approach to deal with the underlying causes of the problem and violates the fundamental rights of some of the most vulnerable people.” Related: 'This scheme is a lifesaver': India's drive to provide cheap drugs | Amrit Dhillon Continue reading... [...]
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Rohingya turn to blockchain to solve identity crisis
The same technology that supports Bitcoin functions as a decentralised, transparent, and secure way to store vital personal informationRohingya refugees are turning to blockchain-type technology to help address one of their most existential threats: lack of officially-recognised identity.Denied citizenship in their home country of Myanmar for decades, the Muslim minority was the target of a brutal campaign of violence by the military which culminated a year ago this week. A “clearance operation” led by Buddhist militia sent more than 700,000 Rohingya pouring over the border into Bangladesh, without passports or official ID. The Rohingya are Muslims who live in majority-Buddhist Myanmar. They are often described as "the world's most persecuted minority".  Related: Does blockchain offer hype or hope? Continue reading... [...]
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Kerala: more than 1m people flee to relief camps to escape floods
Receding waters reveal scale of devastation as monsoon floods leave more than 410 deadMore than 1 million people have packed into relief camps to escape the devastating monsoon floods in India’s south-western state of Kerala, where more than 410 people have died.About 50,000 homes have been destroyed, according to one official in Kerala, and people are flocking to the camps as the scale of the desolation is revealed by receding waters. Continue reading... [...]
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Rockets fired at Afghan presidential palace during Eid speech
Police blame Taliban for Kabul attack heard in live broadcast of Ashraf Ghani’s address The Taliban have fired a pair of rockets towards the presidential palace in Kabul during a live broadcast by Ashraf Ghani to mark the Muslim celebrations of Eid al-Adha, police have said.The first rocket landed somewhere near the palace, the second near a Nato compound and the US embassy in Kabul but no one was hurt, the police official Jan Agha said. Continue reading... [...]
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Capitalism alone cannot reverse climate change | Letters
A free-market approach won’t rescue the world from climate change, argue Richard Vernon and Dave Hunter, while Nicholas Falk says the UK can learn from China. Philip Steadman offers ideas for keeping cities coolLarry Elliott rightly directs our attention to the impending perils of climate change and to some of the impediments to their avoidance (Capitalism can crack climate change. But it must take risks, 16 August). His suggested solution “that the world needs to wage war against climate change” misses the most important component. Climate change is driven by climate changers: you and me and 7.6 billion fellow humans, increasing by 83 million a year and with effects on much more than climate change.Benign and non-coercive means to reverse that growth, to achieve something like the 2.5 to 3 billion that experts estimate the planet could sustainably support, are well known. They include the much wider and free provision of reproductive health services, including family planning, to all who need them, and of both general and health education especially to the large number of the world’s girls currently denied them. Richard VernonOxford Continue reading... [...]
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Kerala floods: Tales of humanity and hope from deadly monsoon in southern India – video
The southern Indian state of Kerala has endured its worst monsoon rain in a century, leaving more than 200 people dead in the past fortnight. Amidst the destruction and loss, small tales of hope and humanity have emerged – from the pregnant woman who was airlifted from her flooded home just in time to give birth in hospital to the Sikh community preparing meals for hundreds of displaced people now living in campsKerala flood waters recede as thousands remain trapped Continue reading... [...]
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Afghan forces rescue 149 hostages taken by Taliban in bus ambush
Fighting continuing in northern Kunduz province to free 21 remaining hostagesAfghan forces have rescued 149 people, including children, who were abducted by the Taliban hours earlier in the northern Kunduz province.After launching the lightning military operation on Monday morning, fighting was still under way to free the 21 remaining hostages, officials said. Related: It’s time to end America’s war in Afghanistan | Mike Fuchs Continue reading... [...]
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Arrested former Shiv Sena corporator gets custody
Arrested former Shiv Sena corporator gets custody [...]
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SAD demands action against Sidhu for hugging Pakistan army chief
SAD demands action against Sidhu for hugging Pakistan army chief [...]
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Kerala flood waters recede as thousands remain trapped
Disease prevention and sanitation now top priority as bodies continue to be foundFlood waters have receded in the southern Indian state of Kerala, allowing authorities to retrieve the bodies of victims and enabling residents to start assessing the damage to their homes after the worst monsoon rains in a century.Rains that have battered theregion for the past 12 days were relenting and authorities said 90% of rescue operations were now complete, though thousands of people were still feared to be trapped in the worst-hit areas. Continue reading... [...]
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Imran Khan ditches hundreds of servants as part of Pakistan austerity drive
In first speech to nation, new PM urges rich to pay taxes and to help wean country off loans and foreign aidPakistan’s new prime minister, Imran Khan, called on Sunday for the rich to start paying taxes and said the country will begin an austerity drive to reduce debt, a campaign he will kickstart by selling his office’s fleet of bulletproof cars. Related: Khan faces ‘grave difficulties’ as he takes on role of Pakistan PM I will live a simple life, I will save your money. Continue reading... [...]
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Water levels in Kerala start to fall as rescue efforts continue
Focus shifts to providing help for 600,000 in relief camps as rain forecast to easeWater levels have started to fall in the southern Indian state of Kerala and rain is predicted to ease in the coming days as rescue operations continue to free thousands of people still marooned by the worst flooding in a century.With the lull in heavy rain on Sunday, focus began to shift to providing for the more than 600,000 people sheltering in relief camps, with shortages of medicine, fuel and fresh water reported. Continue reading... [...]
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Afghan president announces conditional ceasefire with Taliban
Ashraf Ghani calls on insurgents to reciprocate to mark Eid al-Adha holidayThe Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, has announced a ceasefire with Taliban insurgents from Monday to mark the Eid al-Adha holiday, despite the heavy fighting in recent days in the central city of Ghazni. Related: Taliban hails 'helpful' US talks as boost to Afghan peace process Continue reading... [...]
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Mountain high: the world’s last great challenges
Mountaineers came closer than ever to climbing the north ridge of Latok I in Pakistan’s Karakoram range last week. It is not the only peak defying human conquestThe north ridge of Latok I, the 7,145-metre-high spur of ice and granite in the Karakoram mountains, Pakistan, has defeated climbers for 40 years, after it was it was first tried, in 1978, by an immensely strong American expedition. Earlier this year, Sergei Glazunov from Russia fell to his death on this same route and his partner, Alexander Gukov, was saved in a daring rescue by the Pakistani air force. Reports last week excitedly declared that an expedition had conquered it, but it later emerged that the climbers had got two-thirds of the way up, then judged the top section too dangerous and reached the summit another way. So Latok I technically remains one of the last great challenges of the climbing world. Contrary to popular opinion, there are still lots of unclimbed mountains and routes on more familiar peaks that have yet to be done. Many are in the Karakoram and the Himalayas, but there are lots in Alaska, the Andes and Antarctica, too. Some are unclimbed because nobody has bothered yet. Other challenges, like Latok I, have fixed themselves in the climbing world’s imagination: they are so hard or remote, or require such endurance, that only the best need apply.Here are five more. Continue reading... [...]
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The Guardian view on China: unease at home and abroad | Editorial
There are real and important problems to address, but Donald Trump’s trade war will not solve themThis has not been the easiest of summers for Xi Jinping and his country. Donald Trump’s tariffs have rattled nerves in Beijing, already unsettled by the slowing economy. The ministry of finance and the central bank have had an open spat over fiscal policy. There are grumblings that the leadership invited trouble with its unabashed projection of might; was too complacent about the risks of US trade action; and is struggling to respond. But even if trade talks make progress when they resume this week, the issue is a channel for frustrations as well as the proximate cause.The scrapping of presidential term limits this spring cemented Mr Xi’s extraordinary concentration of power. Yet in doing so it shocked and alienated even some sympathisers. Now there are signs of a pushback: gossip about political intrigue; a scathing essay from a well-known scholar. Meanwhile, a public health scandal over faulty vaccines given to children has undercut his drive to crush corruption and bring the bureaucracy into line: wasn’t it supposed to prevent things like this? The excitement engendered by these developments is in large part a sign of how rare any glimpse of disharmony has become. No one doubts that Mr Xi remains in control. The question is whether he will retain the same leeway in pursuing his course as his nation enters choppier waters. Less than a year ago, Mr Xi spoke of a new era which would see China moving “closer to centre stage and making greater contributions to mankind”, in a decisive break with the long-held maxim that the country should hide its light and bide its time. Now state newspapers warn of the dangers of hubris. Continue reading... [...]
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Kerala finally sees respite from rain, people fight floods with resilience
Kerala finally sees respite from rain, people fight floods with resilience [...]
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Kochi, with love: Facebook group born during Chennai floods helps rebuild Kerala
Kochi, with love: Facebook group born during Chennai floods helps rebuild Kerala [...]
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In Modi's Varanasi and across UP, shopkeepers openly flout plastic ban
In Modi's Varanasi and across UP, shopkeepers openly flout plastic ban [...]
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Imran Khan sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan
Former cricketer promises to combat corruption and break powerful landowners’ monopoly on politicsPakistan’s cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan has been sworn in as prime minister after his party won the most votes in last month’s election despite protests by opposition parties, which accuse the security services of intervening on his behalf.Khan took the oath of office on Saturday, a day after being elected by a majority of lawmakers in the national assembly. Related: Can Imran Khan fulfil Pakistan’s voters’ hopes and keep the generals at bay? Continue reading... [...]
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Kerala floods: many thousands await rescue as downpour continues
Indian PM vows more aid and compensation for those hit by worst monsoon in 100 yearsThousands of people in the southern Indian state of Kerala are still awaiting rescue from the worst flooding in nearly 100 years, with heavy rain predicted to continue for at least the next two days.With more than 300,000 people sheltering in relief camps and thousands of others on high ground in areas cut off by floods, supplying food, medicine and clean water is a growing challenge for authorities. Continue reading... [...]
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Did a Muslim woman design Indian National Flag?
Did a Muslim woman design Indian National Flag? [...]
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Yogi Adityanath announces Rs 15 crore aid towards Kerala floods
Yogi Adityanath announces Rs 15 crore aid towards Kerala floods [...]
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