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Kejriwal slammed after his Vivek Tiwari tweet, widow asks him to avoid mixing issue with religion, caste
Kejriwal slammed after his Vivek Tiwari tweet, widow asks him to avoid mixing issue with religion, caste [...]
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DTC driver turns into Delhi Police DCP to extort money from truck drivers
DTC driver turns into Delhi Police DCP to extort money from truck drivers [...]
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Uber Eats, Chandigarh eatery deliver non-vegetarian burger to vegetarian Sikh man, fined
Uber Eats, Chandigarh eatery deliver non-vegetarian burger to vegetarian Sikh man, fined [...]
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War took a heavy toll on her family. Now she is fighting … for Afghan democracy
Zakia Wardak is part of a wave of mostly young politicians prepared to fight powerful vested interests at the ballot box – despite all the dangersZakia Wardak’s family has been fractured and diminished by long decades of war in Afghanistan. Soviet forces killed her father four decades ago, Americans seized and tortured her husband two decades later and her brother was murdered in the capital this past summer.Yet, somehow, she has not abandoned hope. Relatives abroad begged her to join them after the latest killing. Instead, convinced that Afghanistan can still change, that the peaceful country of her childhood memories can be reclaimed, she has taken a tentative step into the dangerous, notoriously corrupt arena of Afghan politics, running for a seat in parliament. Related: 'Isis will be looking for targets': guns and fear mark Afghan Ashura Continue reading... [...]
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After criticism, Andhra finance minister returns dental treatment costs to govt
After criticism, Andhra finance minister returns dental treatment costs to govt [...]
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2 teachers arrested in Hyderabad on charges of sexually assaulting minor girls
2 teachers arrested in Hyderabad on charges of sexually assaulting minor girls [...]
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Police registers case after morphed video of Punjab CM goes viral
Police registers case after morphed video of Punjab CM goes viral [...]
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Outdoor air purifiers and inside play: Delhi gears up for annual pollution fight
Indian authorities are attempting to bring down air pollution in the capital after record levels in 2016Like clockwork, the approach of winter in Delhi brings steadily worsening pollution levels in the city. It also heralds elaborate, sometimes hare-brained schemes to fix the problem.Last year, the Indian capital tried showering the city with water from helicopters; but the aircraft were unable to fly in smog. When authorities used “smog cannons” to blast polluted streets with mist, air quality in those areas declined. Related: Delhi's air pollution is now so bad it is literally off the chart Related: Air pollution causes ‘huge’ reduction in intelligence, study reveals Continue reading... [...]
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Amal Clooney urges Aung San Suu Kyi to pardon Reuters journalists
Human rights lawyer calls on Myanmar’s Nobel peace laureate to step in to ‘correct an injustice’Prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has appealed to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to pardon two Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar, saying the Nobel peace laureate held the key to their release. Clooney, speaking at a press freedom event at the United Nations, sought to link the former iconic status of Suu Kyi as a human rights champion to the request for the release of Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, and Wa Lone, 32. Related: Reuters reporters jailed for seven years in Myanmar Related: Myanmar: pleas for release of Reuters journalists mount Related: Canadian MPs vote to strip Aung San Suu Kyi of honorary citizenship Continue reading... [...]
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Canadian MPs vote to strip Aung San Suu Kyi of honorary citizenship
The symbolic vote by Canadian legislators is in response to crimes committed against the Rohingya minority in MyanmarCanadian politicians have voted unanimously to strip Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary citizenship in response to crimes committed against the Rohingya minority.The move by the House of Commons lower chamber has no effect because honorary citizenship is conferred by a joint resolution of both the House and the upper Senate chamber and officials say it must be removed the same way. Suu Kyi received hers in 2007. Related: Aung San Suu Kyi on Reuters jailing: show me the miscarriage of justice Related: The Guardian view on Aung San Suu Kyi: a deadening silence | Editorial Related: Aung San Suu Kyi won't be stripped of Nobel peace prize despite Rohingya crisis Continue reading... [...]
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Supreme Court's verdict on Sabarimala Temple receives mixed response from Tamil Nadu
Supreme Court's verdict on Sabarimala Temple receives mixed response from Tamil Nadu [...]
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Shiv Bhakt to Ram Bhakt: Rahul Gandhi tours Baghelkhand in MP, takes on BJP in roadshows
Shiv Bhakt to Ram Bhakt: Rahul Gandhi tours Baghelkhand in MP, takes on BJP in roadshows [...]
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Indian supreme court upholds women's right to enter Kerala temple
Court continues its series of landmark decisions, ruling that ban at Sabarimala is illegal India’s supreme court has ruled against a ban on girls and women of menstruating age from entering a prominent Hindu temple in southern Kerala state, upholding rights to equality of worship.The authorities at the Sabarimala temple, which attracts tens of millions of pilgrims every year, have said the ban on women and girls aged from 10 to 50 was essential to the rites related to the temple’s chief deity, Ayyappan, who is considered eternally celibate, and were rooted in a centuries-old tradition. Continue reading... [...]
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Dowries a major contributor to India's gender imbalance, researchers find
Study identifies link between fluctuations in global gold price and survival rates among baby girlsGirls born in India when the global gold price is increasing are more likely to be aborted, die in the first month of life or suffer from stunted growth, researchers have found.A study analysed birth cohort data over a 35-year period alongside monthly variations in the global price of gold, a key element of dowries paid by a bride’s family. It found that in months when the gold price went up, fewer baby girls survived the first month of life. Related: 'Death by dowry' claim by bereaved Indian family | Amrit Dhillon Continue reading... [...]
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With chemical foam, froth Bengaluru's Kalkere lake goes the Bellandur way
With chemical foam, froth Bengaluru's Kalkere lake goes the Bellandur way [...]
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Ticket prices for entry to Taj Mahal to rise again
Ticket prices for entry to Taj Mahal to rise again [...]
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Adultery is not a crime, India's supreme court rules
Court says offence of having sex with woman without husband’s consent is archaicIndia’s top court has ruled that adultery is no longer a crime, declaring that the colonial-era law is unconstitutional and discriminatory against women.A five-judge bench of the supreme court unanimously ruled that the criminal offence of having a sexual relationship with a woman without her husband’s consent was archaic and deprived women of agency. Related: Indian court upholds legality of world's largest biometric database Continue reading... [...]
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From Prince Naseem to the war on terror: did 9/11 ruin UK Asian culture?
The year is 2001, and video clips of a boxer, race riots and September 11 paint a striking picture of hard times for south Asians in the UK. Now, says artist Kazim Rashid , it’s time to talk about it Where did all the brown people go? It’s a question that British Pakistani artist Kazim Rashid has been pondering. The 1990s saw a boom in south Asian cultural output in the UK, from the success of Goodness Gracious Me to Panjabi MC’s crossover chart hit Mundian To Bach Ke and the Mercury prize win for Talvin Singh. The country seemed to be embracing the Blair government’s multiculturalism. And then, as Rashid identifies it, in the two decades that followed, silence.“How come there’s this insane decade of output [by south Asians] that just vanishes?” he says, sinking into a sofa on the fifth floor of London member’s club Shoreditch House. Rashid used to be a party animal before parlaying his club kid days into a successful career in music management. “Behind the scenes, there are some really influential brown people. Why are we good enough to do the work, but not good enough to be the work? And why do we have the confidence to pull the strings, but we don’t have the confidence to tell the story? I couldn’t make sense of it.”After 9/11 it was so dangerous to be on the streets and look the way we did – the way we do2001: Pressure Makes Diamonds is at Rich Mix, London, until 30 September Continue reading... [...]
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Fact Check: This is the truth behind PM's claim on new airports
Fact Check: This is the truth behind PM's claim on new airports [...]
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Modi is no Shivaji, Martha king did not indulge in riot politics: Shiv Sena
Modi is no Shivaji, Martha king did not indulge in riot politics: Shiv Sena [...]
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Man removed from Indian plane after entering cockpit to charge phone
A man was removed from an IndiGo flight from Mumbai to Kolkata and handed over to police, though later releasedA passenger has been taken off an Indian domestic flight after trying to enter the cockpit to charge his phone.The man, who some Indian media reports said was intoxicated, tried to enter the cockpit while the plane prepared to take off for Kolkata from the western city of Mumbai. Related: Nosebleeds on Indian flight after crew forget to pressurise cabin Continue reading... [...]
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Indian court upholds legality of world's largest biometric database
Aadhaar program holds details of over a billion people and spawned the second-longest case the supreme court has ever heardIndia’s supreme court has upheld the legality of the government’s Aadhaar system, the world’s largest biometric database containing the personal information of more than a billion Indians.The five-judge bench of India’s top court decided the benefits of the system outweighed the risks to privacy – but pruned back larger ambitions for the scheme by laying down stringent new limits on how Aadhaar information can be used. Related: India goes from village to village to compile world’s biggest ID database Related: No ID, no benefits: thousands could lose lifeline under India’s biometric scheme Continue reading... [...]
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Donald Trump praises free society of India for lifting millions out of poverty
Donald Trump praises free society of India for lifting millions out of poverty [...]
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Five arrested in multi-crore gutkha scam
Five arrested in multi-crore gutkha scam [...]
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If not a temple, allot a house for Lord Ram under Pradhanmantri Awas Yojna: Praveen Togadia
If not a temple, allot a house for Lord Ram under Pradhanmantri Awas Yojna: Praveen Togadia [...]
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Elephant in forest department's captivity killed for revenge in Madhya Pradesh
Elephant in forest department's captivity killed for revenge in Madhya Pradesh [...]
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Congress peeved over Dassault cancelling Rafale deal with Robert Vadra firm, alleges BJP
Congress peeved over Dassault cancelling Rafale deal with Robert Vadra firm, alleges BJP [...]
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Round-the-world sailor rescued after injury traps him in bunk
Abhilash Tomy was hurt when his vessel was damaged 2,200 miles from shoreA solo Indian yachtsman trapped in his bunk by a serious back injury thousands of miles from land has been rescued.Abhilash Tomy, a competitor in the Golden Globe round-the-world race, was badly injured when his vessel was damaged in a storm that tore off its mast on Friday 2,200 miles (3,500km) from western Australia. Continue reading... [...]
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