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The iron, the melon and the jug: the weirdest Stans buildings – in pictures
From Ashgabat’s falcon-shaped airport to Dushanbe’s giant flagpole, and more than a few Eyes of Sauron, the Stans don’t shy away from eye-popping architecture Continue reading... [...]
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Congress objects to Parliament panel chairmanship taken away from it
Azad in his letter said, "Concerns raised by me on the arbitrary reconstitution of DPSCs have not been addressed. I Would urge you (Ananth Kumar) to reconsider and take immediate action to correct the anomalies in the allocation." [...]
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EPS, OPS drink more blood than dengue mosquitoes: Cartoon by DMK's mouthpiece
This comes at the time when both AIADMK and DMK are trading barbs over the outbreak of dengue in the city. [...]
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Complete lack of interest by CBI in missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed case: Delhi HC
The Delhi High Court today slammed the CBI for its "complete lack of interest" in the missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed case. [...]
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Sirsa police recovers two laptops from Dera HQ, one may belong to Honeypreet
The police is yet to recover the laptop which was allegedly handed over to Vipasna Insan by Honeypreet on August 26, a day after violence broke out in Panchkula and Sirsa besides other towns. [...]
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Shotgun targets Modi over no central varsity tag for Patna University
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grant central university status to Patna University. [...]
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Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh trampled to death by wild elephants
Deaths of three children and a woman highlight environmental impacts of Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar into forested hills of BalukhaliWild elephants trampled sleeping Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in the early hours of Saturday, killing three children and a woman in the second such incident since the arrival of hundreds of thousands of refugees from Myanmar in just a few weeks. Many trees on the forested hills of Balukhali in southern Bangladesh, where the incident took place, have been chopped down to house the massive influx of Rohingya Muslims escaping violence in neighbouring Myanmar. Related: Aung San Suu Kyi unveils relief plans for Rohingya Muslims Continue reading... [...]
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US drone strike 'kills 14 Isis militants in Afghanistan'
Afghan officials say strike killed militants in Kunar province on Thursday but local MP claims victims were civiliansA US drone strike has killed 14 Islamic State militants, Afghan officials say.The strike took place in a remote area of Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province on Thursday afternoon. Continue reading... [...]
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Canadian held in Afghanistan says child was killed and wife raped in captivity
Joshua Boyle condemns the ‘stupidity’ of his kidnappers and says he now hopes to ‘build a sanctuary’ for his family after their five-year ordeal A US-Canadian couple freed in Pakistan nearly five years after being abducted in Afghanistan have returned to Canada where the husband said one of his children had been murdered and his wife had been raped. American Caitlan Coleman and her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle, were kidnapped while backpacking in Afghanistan in 2012 by the Taliban-allied Haqqani network. They arrived in Canada with three of their children on Friday night. Related: Parents of freed US hostage furious with son-in-law for Afghanistan trip Continue reading... [...]
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On your Marx: meet the modern-day communists
One hundred years after the Russian revolution, communists are still flying the flag in countries from Russia to Nepal to Italy. Photographer Jan Banning captures the enduring spirit of 1917. Introduction by Zoe WilliamsNo two modern communist parties are the same. In Nepal, the comrades look quite Ocean’s Eleven, purposeful and united, glamorous despite their woolly hats. In Italy, the insistent sun gives them the air of drinkers in a rural bar with an eccentric owner. The reds of the Indian state of Kerala carry themselves with a distinctive authority and have the look of seasoned medics in a run-down but well-used county hospital. The Portuguese communists have an anarchic energy, a bit of versatility, as if they could be plotting a revolution, or opposing fracking. The Russians have a complicated, mournful alertness, as if they’re running a seance. Continue reading... [...]
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Documenting the Rohingya refugee crisis – in pictures
More than half a million Rohingya refugees have flooded into Bangladesh to flee an offensive by Myanmar’s military which the United Nations has called ‘a textbook example of ethnic cleansing’. Photographer Kevin Frayer is in Bangladesh to document the crisis Continue reading... [...]
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Narendra Modi, Nitish Kumar to share stage first time after JD-U returned to NDA
PM Narendra Modi and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar will share stage at the Patna University centenary celebrations today. This is the first time since JD-U returned to NDA fold that the two leaders will attend a public function together. [...]
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Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: PM arrives in Patna, Nitish receives him at airport
Live coverage of Narendra Modi's visit to Patna: The Prime Minister will attend the Patna University's centenary celebrations and also address the invitees at the event. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will also attend the event. [...]
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Family rescued from five-year kidnap ordeal fly out of Pakistan
Donald Trump says release of Canadian, his US wife and their three children shows countries are ‘starting to respect’ US againFive years after they were seized by an extremist network in the mountains of Afghanistan, a US woman, her Canadian husband and their children – all three born in captivity – have left Pakistan following their dramatic rescue, officials say.The two Pakistani security officials said Caitlan Coleman of Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, her husband, Joshua Boyle, and their three children had left by plane from Islamabad on Friday. Related: Canadian American family rescued after five years as captives in Afghanistan Continue reading... [...]
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Aung San Suu Kyi unveils relief plans for Rohingya Muslims
Nobel laureate aims to restore reputation by setting up civilian-led agency in Myanmar to deliver aid and resettle refugeesMyanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has announced plans to set up a civilian-led agency, with foreign assistance, to deliver aid and help resettle Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state.A close adviser, speaking with Aung San Suu Kyi’s knowledge, said the proposed body had been long planned, and was part of an attempt to show the civilian government she leads, rather than the Burmese military, can deliver humanitarian relief, resettlement and economic recovery. Continue reading... [...]
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Parents of freed US hostage furious with son-in-law for Afghanistan trip
Caitlan Coleman’s father calls Joshua Boyle’s decision to take his pregnant wife to Afghanistan on a backpacking trip ‘unconscionable’ The parents of an American woman who was rescued with her Canadian husband and three children after five years in captivity have said they were elated that the family is safe – but incensed with their son-in-law for taking their daughter to Afghanistan.“Taking your pregnant wife to a very dangerous place, to me, and the kind of person I am, is unconscionable,” Caitlan Coleman’s father, Jim, told ABC News. Related: Canadian American family rescued after five years as captives in Afghanistan Continue reading... [...]
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Acquitted in Aarushi murder, Talwars to walk out of Dasna jail today: 10 developments
Nupur and Rajesh Talwar are expected to walk out of Ghaziabad's Dasna jail on the outskirts of New Delhi by 4 pm today, after Allahabad High Court acquitted them in Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case. [...]
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Can women enter Sabarimala? Supreme Court refers case to 5-judge constitution bench
The Supreme Court has referred the matter pertaining to the ban on the entry of women into Kerala's famous Sabrimala temple to a five-judge constitution bench. [...]
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Top UN official to leave Myanmar amid criticism of handling of Rohingya issue
Renata Lok-Dessallien accused of focusing on good relations with government rather than human rights for persecuted peopleThe United Nations’ most senior official in Myanmar is to leave the country at the end of the month, her office has said, amid allegations the world body failed to promote the rights of persecuted Rohingya people.Renata Lok-Dessallien, the UN resident coordinator since January 2014, would take on “another assignment at headquarters”, the statement said without elaborating. Continue reading... [...]
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Mystery surrounds deaths of Hindu villagers in Myanmar mass graves
Government accused of ‘dirty tricks’ as Hindus who fled to Bangladesh say army was behind massacre, only to blame Rohingya militants once back in MyanmarTwo weeks after the bodies of 45 men, women and children were unearthed in mass graves in Myanmar, the mystery over who carried out the massacre in a Hindu village has deepened. Myanmar government forces reported finding the skeletal remains in three large graves – a further 48 missing villagers are also presumed dead – and flew out journalists to the site. Related: Who are the Rohingya and what is happening in Myanmar? Related: ‘It only takes one terrorist’: the Buddhist monk who reviles Myanmar’s Muslims | Marella Oppenheim Continue reading... [...]
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Canadian-American family freed after five years as captives in Afghanistan
Caitlan Coleman, Joshua Boyle and three children held by Taliban-linked groupCouple abducted in Afghanistan and had children in captivityUS officials have confirmed the release of an American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children, bringing an end to the couple’s nearly five years in captivity at the hands of a militant group aligned with the Taliban.Troops in Pakistan, working in conjuction with the United States government, secured the release of American Caitlan Coleman and her husband, Canadian Joshua Boyle, Donald Trump said in a statement on Thursday. Related: Afghanistan hostage couple make video plea for 'Kafkaesque nightmare' to end Continue reading... [...]
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Census questions on ethnicity and gender | Letters
It would be wrong to define Sikhs as an ethnic group in the 2021 population survey, says Randhir Singh Bains; being trans is not a matter of sexual orientation, says Paul BrownseyYour leading article (The census has to hold a mirror that reflects the whole nation, 10 October) pointed out the danger of misusing census data for political purpose. Yet this is precisely what some British MPs have taken it upon themselves to do.Last month, two MPs of Sikh faith fired off a letter – signed by their 140 colleagues – to the head of the Office for National Statistics, asking him to introduce a separate tick-box for Sikh ethnicity on the 2021 census form. This is despite the fact that the Sikhs are not an ethnic group. How can they be when their “ethnicity” is shared by Muslims and Hindus too? Like their Hindu and Muslim counterparts, they are, and will continue to remain, Punjabis. Any attempt to describe them as anything other than Punjabi would be tantamount to redefining the term “ethnicity”. Continue reading... [...]
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Rudyard Kipling’s writing enjoyed by Indians | Brief letters
Rudyard Kipling | Contributor Namy | Taking it easy | Bathroom matters | Lambs’ livesI was delighted that Ian Jack made a visit to Rudyard Kipling’s home, Bateman’s, in light of Boris Johnson’s recent “gaffe” reciting a Kipling poem in Myanmar (Opinion, 7 October). I have worked at this beautiful house nestled in Sussex; the many Indian visitors to it have huge respect for the writer, and children in India still read his poems and stories at school. We learn and enjoy words from writers of the past whether we agree with their politics or not.Philipa CoughlanBeeston, Nottinghamshire• So Rafael Behr is now writing as Contributor Namy (Opinion [printed version], 11 October).Letter Writery(Toby Wood), Peterborough Continue reading... [...]
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Kyrgyzstan set for 'freest and fairest election in central Asian history'
In a region where presidents tend only to leave office when they die, the country is a strange and refreshing anomalyThere’s something very odd about Kyrgyzstan’s upcoming presidential election. The vote is less than a week away, and nobody knows who is going to win. In a region known for ageing autocrats and rigged elections, Kyrgyzstan is a strange anomaly. The mountainous former Soviet republic of 6 million inhabitants has experienced two revolutions in the past 12 years and is now a chaotic but functioning democracy. Continue reading... [...]
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Aarushi murder case: Allahabad HC verdict on Talwar couple's plea today
Aarushi's parents Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were awarded life sentence by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad in November 2013 after it found the duo guilty of the crime. The accused duo had filed a petition challenging their conviction. [...]
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UN report details brutal Myanmar effort to drive out half a million Rohingya
Region’s head of human rights calls on Aung San Suu Kyi to stop violence as report says ‘clearance operations’ include killings, torture and rapeMyanmar security forces have driven out half a million Muslim Rohingya from northern Rakhine state, torching their homes, crops and villages to prevent them from returning, the UN human rights office said on Wednesday. Jyoti Sanghera, head of the Asia and Pacific region of the UN human rights office, called on Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to “stop the violence” and voiced fear that if the stateless Rohingya refugees return from Bangladesh they may be interned. Related: 'We die or they die': Rohingya insurgency sparks fresh violence in Myanmar Related: Bob Geldof brands Aung San Suu Kyi 'one of the great ethnic cleansers' Continue reading... [...]
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Sex with underage wife is rape, Indian supreme court rules
Court strikes down law allowing men to have sex with children as young as 15 provided they have married themIndia’s supreme court has struck down a law allowing men to have sex with children as young as 15 provided the pair are married.But the court stopped short of revoking an exception in the country’s criminal law that permits rape in marriage, currently the subject of separate legal proceedings. Continue reading... [...]
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'Braid chopping' claims in Kashmir spark mass panic and mob violence
Briton and Australians among several people briefly detained by vigilantes in unrest over alleged attacks on women’s hairA British woman and three Australians have been briefly detained by vigilantes amid mass panic in Indian-administered Kashmir over a spate of alleged “braid choppings”.Police in the Himalayan region say they have received reports of at least 40 instances of women’s hair being forcibly cut by unidentified assailants. Related: India’s crackdown in Kashmir: is this the world’s first mass blinding? Continue reading... [...]
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