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Stage set for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden visit to Telangana
Elaborate arrangements are being made for the PM Modi's maiden visit to Telangana on Saturday.The PM will also launch piped drinking water program 'Mission Bhagiratha' in the state. [...]
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Bihar: Clashes between 2 communities in after idol desecration video goes viral
A video showing deities of a community being desecrated has triggered violent clashes between two communities in Saran district of Bihar. [...]
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Muslim couple kicked off flight for 'sweating', saying 'Allah'
A Pakistani-American couple was allegedly singled out and asked to exit a US-bound Delta Air Lines flight after a flight attendant felt "uncomfortable" when she noticed that they were "sweating", saying "Allah" and texting. [...]
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Attack on Afghanistan tourists puts spotlight on extreme holidays
A tour of Iraq, Syria or Somalia may not be to everyone’s taste, but for those who take the risk ‘the rewards are amazing’Forty-eight hours in downtown Mogadishu with armed guards for company may not be everyone’s idea of a great holiday, but as this week’s attack on a sightseeing tour of Afghanistan shows, not everyone has the same idea of what a great holiday is.Five western tourists – members of a group that included eight Britons, three US citizens and a German – were injured in the western Afghan province of Herat on Thursday when their minibus and army escort were hit by gunfire from Taliban militants, officials said. Continue reading... [...]
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Madras High Court adopts a disabled man
Justice PM Prakash of the Madras High Court invoked 'Loco Parentis' (in place of a parent) i.e. adopted 37-year-old disabled Manoj Rajan. [...]
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Kanpur: Dalit man dies in police custody, entire police post suspended
An entire police post comprising of 12 policemen were suspended today after a Dalit man was allegedly beaten to death in custody. [...]
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Terrorist in one country can't be martyr in another: Rajnath on Pakistan trip
Home Minister Rajnath Singh today briefed Parliament on his trip to Pakistan for SAARC meet. [...]
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The plight of the Hazara: we can't bear any more tragedy | Abdul Karim Hekmat
We have been the victims of terrorism for a long time but a recent brutal attack underlines the specific danger faced by the ethnic Hazara minoritySomething jostled me out of sleep in the middle of night. As a habit, I checked my Facebook; it was full of images of the carnage of the Kabul attack on demonstrators. I thought it must be a dream, a bad nightmare. The more I scrolled, the surer I got that it was a reality. I saw people with their faces and clothes smudged with blood. A shiver ran through me, I had friends there, I frantically called them but there was no answer.Lying in my bed, robbed of sleep that night, I followed more news. I saw Damenzeng square, covered with blood, human flesh, limbs of various sizes and shapes scattered everywhere, bodies riddled with shrapnel, blood gushing. It was too graphic to watch. It happened at a peaceful protest by Shia Hazara, a minority group asking for justice, peace, and an end to discrimination. Islamic State (Isis) took responsibility for these heinous attacks on peaceful protestors on 24 July. Related: Isis claims responsibility for Kabul bomb attack on Hazara protesters Related: Hazara asylum seeker to be forcibly deported from Australia to Afghanistan Continue reading... [...]
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'Happy as we are': Bangladesh's hidden LGBT community – in pictures
Gazi Nafis Ahmed spent a year with his subjects before taking these portraits – ‘I want them to express themselves freely,’ he says, as they share their own stories • Passion and persecution: photographing Bangladesh’s outcasts Continue reading... [...]
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Dhaka cafe siege: Briton and university student appear in court
Hasnat Karim and Tahmid Khan were in cafe when it was raided by gunmen, but families say they were innocent bystandersA Briton and a university student have appeared in court in Dhaka after being formally arrested in connection with last month’s deadly siege in a cafe in the Bangladeshi capital.Hasnat Karim, a British citizen of Bangladeshi origin, and Tahmid Khan, a student at the University of Toronto, were inside the Holey Artisan cafe when gunmen raided the premises on the night of 1 July, taking a group of mainly western diners hostage and then killing 20 of them, along with two police officers. Continue reading... [...]
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Foreign tourists attacked in western Afghanistan
Governor of Herat province says eight Britons, three Americans and one German among group ambushed by TalibanA group of western tourists on a sightseeing adventure tour of Afghanistan have been ambushed by Taliban gunmen, Afghan officials said on Thursday, with at least six people wounded.The foreigners were travelling in the Chesht-e-Sharif district in the western province of Herat with an Afghan army escort when militants opened fire on the convoy. The group were heading for Herat city, the country’s ancient cultural centre, close to the Iranian border. Continue reading... [...]
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Arun Jaitley on GST: Important is that Bill was passed with unanimity
Ending months of uncertainty, the goods and services tax (GST) Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. [...]
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Kashmir unrest: Police nabs 500 youth; curfew, protests continue in Valley
The 27th day of the Kashmir unrest was marked with the police nabbing nearly 500 youth from across the Valley, while curfew and protests continue. [...]
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Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai criticises foreign-led combat against Taliban
Hamid Karzai says commanders who ask US military ‘to bomb Afghanistan are not representing the Afghan people or their interests’International efforts to help Afghan security forces regain control of territory taken by the Taliban are doing more harm than good, the former president of Afghanistan has warned.Hamid Karzai spoke to the Guardian after a bloody week in Helmand, as the Taliban captured large swaths of territory where hundreds of British and American soldiers died. Related: Afghan forces lose ground to Taliban despite delayed US troop withdrawal Continue reading... [...]
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India votes in favour of sweeping tax reforms
Goods and services bill will close tax loopholes, tax more businesses and replace complex laws with uniform systemIndia’s parliament has passed a historic tax reform that will transform its $2tn (£1.5tn) economy, bringing the country’s 1.25 billion consumers into a single market for the first time.The goods and services bill, which could come into force by next April, will close tax loopholes and tax more types of businesses, which were previously left unregulated by the old legislation. Related: Tax on junk food in Kerala leaves Indians with a bitter taste Continue reading... [...]
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Burmese boards: how a skatepark is changing the face of Yangon – in pictures
Yangon has some of the least public space of any major city – but new efforts to open up Myanmar have seen the creation of projects like this one: the country’s first international-standard skatepark Continue reading... [...]
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Alleged 'honour' killing victim was murdered, Pakistani police confirm
Samia Shahid’s husband believes she was killed on a visit to Pakistan because her family disapproved of their marriagePolice in Pakistan have confirmed that a woman from Bradford, whose husband believes she was the victim of an “honour” killing, was murdered.Samia Shahid, 28, died last month in northern Punjab. Her husband, Syed Mukhtar Kazam, said he believed his wife, who was in Pakistan to visit relatives, was killed because her family disapproved of their marriage. Continue reading... [...]
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'Jayalalithaa behind Hillary Clinton's presidential bid': AIADMK MLA brings the House down
AIADMK legislator A Ramu said Hillary Clinton understood "the power of Amma's personality", adding she was moved by J Jayalalithaa's drive and resolute words. [...]
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Andhra Pradesh special status: Chandrababu Naidu gives more time to Centre
Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu has decided to give more time to Centre after Arun Jaitley called him to say that the Centre would make efforts to resolve the issue soon. [...]
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Petrol bombs hurled at Jammu and Kashmir minister's home in Srinagar
Two petrol bombs were hurled at the Srinagar residence of senior Jammu and Kashmir minister Naeem Akhtar last night. [...]
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Anandiben Patel a scapegoat, quitting won't save BJP in Gujarat: Rahul Gandhi
The Congress' Vice President, in a tweet, said, "13 years of Modi rule, not 2 years of Anandiben are responsible for Gujarat burning. Sacrificing the scapegoat wont save the BJP." [...]
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World weather: 2016's early record heat gives way to heavy rains
The record-breaking heat of the first six months has turned to severe seasonal flooding across Asia in one of the strongest monsoon seasons in many years The record-breaking worldwide heat of the first six months of 2016 has turned to abnormally severe seasonal flooding across Asia with hundreds of people dying in China, India, Nepal and Pakistan and millions forced from their homes. In India, the Brahmaputra river, which is fed by Himalayan snowmelt and monsoon rains, has burst its banks in many places and has been at danger levels for weeks. Hundreds of villages have been flooded in Bihar, Assam, Uttar Pradesh and other northern states. Continue reading... [...]
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Kochi embarks on water metro project to revamp 'Venice of the east'
Islanders in Vembanad lagoon, now a popular Keralan tourist destination, hope new public transport will bring easy access to jobs and services on mainlandThe city of Kochi in the southern Indian state of Kerala is to become the first in the country to get its own water metro system, in a move that authorities say could transform the lives of thousands of fishermen and farmers living on islands in the local lagoon.The islands in the Vembanad lagoon, inevitably known as the “Venice of the east” because of the large network of canals which connect them, are home to some of Kerala’s poorest people, many of whom have little access to the urban mainland and earn less than £1 a day. Related: Where Hinduism meets hedonism Continue reading... [...]
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Journalists in Tajikistan to face fines for using 'incomprehensible' words
The reclusive nation has a history of restrictive legislation, including bans on Russia’s version of Father Christmas and non-Tajik names for babiesTajikistan, one of central Asia’s most reclusive states, is going to start fining journalists caught using “incomprehensible” words, a government official has said.“There are cases when journalists use as many as 10 words in one day that the simple reader, viewer or listener cannot comprehend,” said Gavhar Sharifzoda, the head of state language committee, in comments carried by Russia’s Interfax news service. Related: The labour train – following the migrant workers of Tajikistan Continue reading... [...]
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Delhi teenager raped, burnt inside her home, 2 suspects nabbed
A minor girl was allegedly raped and set on fire inside her home in east Delhi last week. [...]
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Kabul shaken by large explosion on city's outskirts
Taliban claim responsibility for blast in Pul-e-Charkhi neighbourhood of Afghan capital that occurred at same time as widespread power cutsA truck bomb attack on a military and logistics services compound rocked Kabul in the early hours of Monday morning, jolting the Afghan capital awake. The blast, which occurred at about 1.30am local time, appeared to target the compound on the outskirts of the capital which is used mainly by foreigners.An hour and a half after the attack, the Taliban claimed responsibility. A spokesman for the militant group said the group had used a truck bomb to target the North Gate hotel, located in a largely industrial area of the Pul-e-Charkhi neighbourhood. Related: Afghanistan holds day of mourning after bomb kills at least 80 Continue reading... [...]
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Our athletes will win hearts of the world, says PM at Run for Rio event
Around 20,000 school children participated in the event, which commenced from Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi. [...]
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Delhi biker dies after being trapped in pothole
Ramashish who was a eyewitness said that the pothole was responsible for Praveen's death as it was flooded with water and nobody was able to judge its depth. [...]
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