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Why markets are on a free fall after Budget presentation: Explained
Why markets are on a free fall after Budget presentation: Explained [...]
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How President Yameen turned Maldives into a Chinese theatre to push India back
How President Yameen turned Maldives into a Chinese theatre to push India back [...]
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Platform fixing in Bihar: It takes just Rs 100 bribe to change tracks of running trains at last minute
Platform fixing in Bihar: It takes just Rs 100 bribe to change tracks of running trains at last minute [...]
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'Inside job' suspected after LeT terrorist's daring escape from Srinagar hospital
'Inside job' suspected after LeT terrorist's daring escape from Srinagar hospital [...]
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Centre vs state face-off: TMC accuses Bengal governor KN Tripathi of 'interfering' in state administration
Centre vs state face-off: TMC accuses Bengal governor KN Tripathi of 'interfering' in state administration [...]
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'Is this patient real?' Kabul's hospitals wary of another ambulance attack
Afghan police have increased searches of emergency vehicles – a deadly delay in an already perilous cityAs Kabul ambulance driver Zemari Khan raced a bleeding patient to hospital on Thursday, he came to one of the city’s latticework of checkpoints. A long line of vehicles had suddenly been waved through, but Khan was ordered to stop, hand over his ID and open the rear door so a police officer could check if his patient was real. In the week since the Taliban detonated an explosives-laden ambulance on a busy shopping street, killing 105 people, life has become harder across the Afghan capital – but particularly so for its paramedics. Related: New wave of Afghans seek a way out as fear grips Kabul Continue reading... [...]
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4 secrets behind Amit Shah's long, uninterrupted maiden speech in Rajya Sabha
4 secrets behind Amit Shah's long, uninterrupted maiden speech in Rajya Sabha [...]
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Captain Kapil Kundu's body reached his Gurgaon residence. His sister fainted after seeing his mortal remains
Captain Kapil Kundu's body reached his Gurgaon residence. His sister fainted after seeing his mortal remains [...]
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Terrorists attack Army camp in Kashmir, day after martyrdom of 4 soldiers in Pakistan's ceasefire violation
Terrorists attack Army camp in Kashmir, day after martyrdom of 4 soldiers in Pakistan's ceasefire violation [...]
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Maldives crisis deepens as government defies supreme court
Judges ruled that imprisoned opposition leaders should be released, leading to a standoff and street protestsThe political crisis in the Maldives has deepened after the island nation’s government said it would not obey a supreme court order to free a group of imprisoned opposition leaders.The surprise judicial ruling last week has led to an increasingly tense standoff between the supreme court and the government of President Yameen Abdul Gayoom, with protests spilling into the streets of the capital, Malé, and soldiers in riot gear deployed to the parliament building to prevent MPs from meeting. Continue reading... [...]
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Witness to a massacre: the former Myanmar soldier who saw his village burn
Nazmul Islam watched as the army prepared to attack his home in Tula Toli, where its Rohingya residents were raped and murderedAfter they finished burning the bodies, the soldiers ordered chicken curry.Nazmul Islam watched as local Buddhists set about preparing food for the men he says raped and massacred scores of Rohingya Muslims from the village of Tula Toli in the north of Myanmar’s Rakhine state. Related: Massacre at Tula Toli: Rohingya recall horror of Myanmar army attack 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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In Karnataka, Modi says farmers 'TOP' priority. Is this what happens when you're on 'POT,' asks Congress' social media chief
Modi says farmers 'TOP' priority. Is this what happens when you're on 'POT,' asks Congress [...]
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The big picture: Afghanistan’s largest state school for girls, Herat, 2009
Monika Bulaj’s photograph of Afghan schoolgirls back in class following the fall of the TalibanDozens of young girls are hunched over their books, white headscarves glowing in the dim light, chasing an education, maybe one day even a degree and a job. One is standing up, glancing out of shot towards a teacher, or perhaps just caught up in her dreams.The image, The Hidden Light of Afghanistan, was captured by Polish photographer Monika Bulaj as part of the Aftermath Project, which aims to document the complicated, messy realities of life in the wake of conflict. Bulaj’s subjects are the Afghans the west claims it went to war for in 2001 – all the women shut out from education and work by the Taliban, children whose lives were suffocated by the narrow strictures of extremism. Continue reading... [...]
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India’s sanitary towel hero Pad Man bound for Bollywood glory
Big-screen musical tells story of welder Arunachalam Muruganantham, who became a pioneer for menstrual healthMenstruation isn’t the most obvious topic for a blockbuster, but the story of how a lower-caste man from a village in India dropped out of school at 14 and became the unlikely champion of menstrual health in the subcontinent has become the subject of a Bollywood film released this week. Related: 'Silly and regressive': Indian firms introduce period days The community thought I was a pervert. They wanted an exorcism because they thought I was possessed by demons Continue reading... [...]
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New wave of Afghans seek a way out as fear grips Kabul
The capital’s citizens are caught in the middle again as the Taliban responds to increased US military pressure in its rural heartlandsEven six years ago, the words rang hollow. The Taliban’s “momentum has been reversed”, the UK’s General Adrian Bradshaw insisted to a room of incredulous journalists at the Nato headquarters in Kabul.Violence was rising across Afghanistan, slowly yet undeniably. But the US and its allies had a war to end, a 2014 deadline for their departure, and a withdrawal under way; reality took second place to the schedule set by Washington. Continue reading... [...]
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Development of MSME sector a priority: PM Modi at Assam's first global investors' summit
Development of MSME sector a priority: PM Modi at Assam's first global investors' summit [...]
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Haryana: Police nabs 3 attackers in Kashmiri students assault case, hunt for others on
Haryana: Police nabs 3 attackers in Kashmiri students assault case, hunt for others on [...]
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Nothing objectionable, Padmaavat glorifies Rajputs: Karni Sena withdraws protests after watching film
Nothing objectionable, Padmaavat glorifies Rajputs: Karni Sena withdraws protests after watching film [...]
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Rohingya refugees on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border – in pictures
Since last August, more than 668,000 Rohingya refugees – about 400,000 of them children – have fled Myanmar for camps over the Bangladesh border. Their makeshift shelters will be at risk from flooding and landslides in the upcoming cyclone and monsoon season Continue reading... [...]
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Kerala Budget: Thomas Isaac focuses on women safety, Ockhi-hit coastal region; lists measures to cut costs
Kerala Budget: Thomas Isaac focuses on women safety, Ockhi-hit coastal region; lists measures to cut costs [...]
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What, when, how of Delhi sealing drive and the politics over it
What, when, how of Delhi sealing drive and the politics over it [...]
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Myanmar: UN and US deeply troubled over new report of five mass graves
Survivors said that the soldiers carefully planned the 27 August attack, and then deliberately tried to hide what they had doneThe US state department has said it is “deeply, deeply troubled” by new reports of mass graves in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, where the military has been accused of atrocities against minority Rohingya Muslims. The Associated Press reported earlier it had confirmed the existence of more than five previously unreported mass graves in the Myanmar village of Gu Dar Pyin, through interviews with survivors in refugee camps in Bangladesh and through time-stamped mobile phone videos. Related: Displaced Rohingya children left in limbo by refugee crisis Continue reading... [...]
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French climber tells of ordeal on Pakistan's 'Killer Mountain'
Elisabeth Revol abandoned her climbing partner, suffered hallucinations and frostbite and may require amputationsA French mountaineer rescued from Pakistan’s “Killer Mountain” has described how she was forced to abandon her weak climbing partner, descend alone in darkness and wait more than 24 hours for help while suffering altitude-induced hallucinations that made her take a shoe off in freezing conditions.Elisabeth Revol, 37, returned to France after she was rescued on Sunday from Nanga Parbat, the world’s ninth-highest peak at 8,126 metres. She is being treated in a hospital in the Haute-Savoie region, where doctors are assessing whether she will require amputations because of frostbite in her hands and left foot. Continue reading... [...]
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India's farmed chickens dosed with world's strongest antibiotics, study finds
Warning over wider global health impacts after findings reveal hundreds of tonnes of colistin – the ‘antibiotic of last resort’ – are being shipped to India’s farmsChickens raised in India for food have been dosed with some of the strongest antibiotics known to medicine, in practices that could have repercussions throughout the world.Hundreds of tonnes of an “antibiotic of last resort” – only used in the most extreme cases of sickness - are shipped to India each year to be used, without medical supervision, on animals that may not require the drugs but are being dosed with them nevertheless to promote the growth of healthy animals. Continue reading... [...]
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Ram Rahim accused of forcibly castrating 400 Dera followers, CBI files chargesheet
Ram Rahim accused of forcibly castrating 400 Dera followers, CBI files chargesheet [...]
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Budget 2018: Post-Gujarat poll, Modi govt's focus remains on farmers, youth and poor
Budget 2018: Post-Gujarat poll, Modi govt's focus remains on farmers, youth and poor [...]
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Earth's ultimate yogis – in pictures
Worried that fitness obsessives were making yoga too commercial, photographer Andy Richter went in search of the true spiritual path – from mass retreats in America to caves in India Continue reading... [...]
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Devoid of hope, displaced Rohingya children are vulnerable to trafficking and radicalisation
The refugee emergency along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border is a crisis of the young, with generations-long repercussions for the region, and the worldThe soldiers came in the darkness to Majuma Begum’s village. She watched the soldiers work systematically through Boli Bazaar, torching homes and executing those who did not, or could not, flee. Seven months pregnant, she ran.“When the burning started, I ran with my family members for the forest. We stayed for four days hiding there. We had nothing. I ate the bark from the trees.” Related: Rohingya refugee children at risk from monsoon season 'catastrophe' Related: 'There is no peace': traumatised Rohingya vow they won't go back to Myanmar Continue reading... [...]
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