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Kim Jong-nam death: Malaysia charges two women for airport murder of North Korean
Two women- an Indonesian and a Vietnamese - were presented in court by the Malaysian police where charges were read out against them. They could face the death penalty if convicted. [...]
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Trump on shooting of Srinivas Kuchibhotla: America is united in condemning hate and evil
US President Donald Trump today commented for the first time on the shooting in Kansas city that claimed the life of techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla, saying America is united in condemning hate and evil. [...]
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Tibetan women's soccer players denied US visas for Texas tournament
US embassy officials in Delhi told 15 players they ‘don’t have strong reasons to go to Dallas’, raising questions about Trump’s policy toward the contested regionFifteen players of a Tibetan women’s soccer team have been refused US visas to participate in a Texas tournament, raising questions about what policy Donald Trump will take toward the contested region.The team, Tibet Women’s Soccer, had planned to take part in this spring’s Dallas Cup tournament for young players, and was invited by organizers to stay with local players in the tradition of several previous diversity programs, including a Catholic-Protestant team from Ireland and a Muslim-Jewish team from Israel. Related: Trump's America is great for holidays – if you enjoy vigorous frisking by men in uniform | arwa mahdawi Related: Detained by US immigration: 'In that moment I loathed America' | Mem Fox Continue reading... [...]
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Crowds protest against Trump at Indian funeral of man killed in US
Srinivas Kuchibhotla, a 32-year-old aviation engineer, was killed in an apparently racially motivated shooting last weekCrowds who gathered for the funeral of an Indian man killed in an apparently racially motivated shooting in Kansas last week have shouted: “Down with Trump” and held up placards that read: “#DownWithRacism.”Srinivas Kuchibhotla, a 32-year-old aviation engineer, was cremated in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad on Tuesday. Related: Have you seen or been a victim of a hate crime since Trump's election? Tell us Continue reading... [...]
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Babita Phogat enters Gurmehar debate; asks why support someone who doesn't support the nation
Since the time her campaign against ABVP went viral, DU student Gurmehar Kaur has been in news. As right-wing loyalists directed rape and death threats towards her, cricketer Virender Sehwag entered the picture making a sly tweet and actor Randeep Hooda by lauding the former for it. Now, wrestler Babita Phogat has commented about the issue. [...]
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Early reports on shooting of Indian techie were 'disturbing': White House
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer today said early reports from Kansas, where Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla was killed by a US Navy Veteran, were "disturbing." [...]
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Death-trap toilets: the hidden dangers of Mumbai's poorest slums
Poorly-constructed toilet blocks have led to the deaths of seven people in three months, but politicians are yet to act on their promises for changeOn the morning of 4 February, Harish Tikedar, Ganesh Soni, and Mohammed Isafil Ansari waited in a queue to use the community toilet in the Indira Nagar slum in eastern Mumbai. All of a sudden the floor collapsed, plunging Tikedar, Soni and Ansari into the septic tank 15-feet below. Related: Open defecation in India: forcing people to stop is not the solution If it wants, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation can find a way to provide basic rights Related: The ingenious Delhi slum that scrapes by without toilets – in pictures After an incident, the MLA or MP comes visiting, often with a cheque. We know life is cheap in Mumbai, but so cheap? Related: 10 steps to ending open defecation by 2030 Continue reading... [...]
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I’m fighting the ban on my film Lipstick Under My Burkha. Ordinary Indian women need a voice | Alankrita Shrivastava
My film dares to tell a story from a female point of view. But that’s a narrative that the Indian film board – and India – isn’t comfortable withWhen I was making Lipstick Under My Burkha, I didn’t think I was making a film that would scare a democratic country like India. I certainly didn’t expect the Central Board of Film Certification there to refuse to certify the film, thereby blocking its release. Their reasons include that it is “lady oriented”, it contains “sexual scenes” and is “audio pornography”.The film tells the story of four feisty women in a small town in India who try to steal a piece of freedom from within the confines of their restrained lives. I never imagined that my feminist politics would rattle the board so much that they would refuse to let the film be shown. It came as a shock – and yet, when viewed in the context of the status of women in India and the representation of women in popular Indian culture, it perhaps shouldn’t have done. Related: India film censors ban movie for being 'lady oriented' Thank you for all your support for #LipstickUnderMyBurkha against this ridiculous regressiveness. We won't be silenced. #CensorTheCensors pic.twitter.com/sBSSbx5FRy Related: Does Bollywood normalise stalking? Continue reading... [...]
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Locals accuse Pakistan of doing the dirty by turning to coal to meet energy needs
As Pakistan seeks to address its power crisis by mining coal, villagers in the Thar desert are fighting to prevent state acquisition of their ancestral landAmid the din of the excavating machines and the rumble of dumpers removing and hauling tonnes of earth, the voice of indigenous communities in Pakistan’s Sindh province has been drowned out.Nabi Bux, a resident of Sehnri Dars in the province’s Thar desert, can attest as much. His village, roughly 400km from the port city of Karachi, has been acquired by the Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) and, as a result, he and about 1,800 fellow residents are to be relocated 25km away. Related: Coal India accused of bulldozing human rights amid production boom Continue reading... [...]
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Chennai police impound supercars, including a Ferrari, a Porsche and an Audi, on East Coast Road
Chennai police on Sunday impounded multiple supercars, including a Ferrari, a Porsche and an Audi, on East Coast Road near Akkarai. [...]
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Delhi: Congress to launch separate manifesto on unauthorised colonies
At a convention on unauthorised colonies at Talkatora stadium, Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken said that the party will launch a separate manifesto for such colonies for the municipal elections. [...]
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China's top diplomat Yang to visit US on Monday and Tuesday: Chinese state news agency Xinhua
China's top diplomat will visit the United States this week, the most senior Chinese official to do so since President Donald Trump took office on January 20, state news agency Xinhua said. [...]
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Flight from Pakistan had seven passengers in aisle, claims report
Investigation launched into how seven additional passengers were allowed on to PIA plane travelling to Saudi ArabiaAn investigation is under way after reports that a Pakistan International Airlines plane flew from Karachi to Saudi Arabia with people standing in the aisle all the way after staff boarded extra passengers.People with handwritten boarding cards scrambled for seats as the Boeing 777 taxied for takeoff on 20 January, according to the report in Pakistani newspaper Dawn. Related: In Pakistan, tolerant Islamic voices are being silenced | William Dalrymple Continue reading... [...]
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The Congress will ditch the Samajwadi Party, says Ravi Shankar Prasad
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said the Congress will ditch the Samajwadi Party. [...]
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US President Donald Trump decides to skip White House press dinner
US President Donald Trump announced today that he will not attend the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner. [...]
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India film censors ban movie for being 'lady oriented'
Alankrita Shrivastava, the director of Lipstick Under My Burkha, calls Central Board of Film Certification’s decision ‘an anachronism’An award-winning Indian film with a feminist slant has been refused a certificate by the Indian censors.In a letter to the producers of Lipstick Under My Burkha, the Central Board of Film Certification denied the film a certificate because “the story is lady oriented … there are sexual scenes, abusive words, audio pornography and a bit sensitive touch [sic] about one particular section of society”.Thank you for all your support for #LipstickUnderMyBurkha against this ridiculous regressiveness. We won't be silenced. #CensorTheCensors pic.twitter.com/sBSSbx5FRy Related: Films banned in their homeland Continue reading... [...]
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Delhi belly bathroom break: cricketer Matt Renshaw caught short
Renshaw’s innings interrupted when he retired hurt 15 minutes before lunch because of a stomach bug during the first Test against India in PuneWhen you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go.Matt Renshaw’s ill-timed bathroom break infuriated former Australia captain Allan Border and temporarily Steve Smith, but the opener made it up to his skipper on Thursday. Related: Renshaw leads Australian resistance against India in Pune Test Continue reading... [...]
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Mumbai: Man arrested for masturbating on woman; incident took place in broad daylight
The incident took place outside the busy Churchgate railway station. The accused has been arrested and has confessed to the crime. [...]
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Mumbai: Elderly couple found brutally stabbed, husband succumbs to injuries, wife battling for life
Police have ruled out robbery as a motive behind the murder and are waiting for the wife to regain consciousness to record her statement. [...]
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Bengaluru teacher doles out corporal punishment to teach nursery school kids a lesson
Those who do not listen to them are made to stand in the front of the class and their pants are pulled down. But it does not stop there. They are then threatened to be sent to a dark room where a dog there would bite their private parts. [...]
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Major car paint suppliers join initiative against child labour in mica mines
PPG and Axalta join scheme after Guardian report linked paint used by Vauxhall, BMW and VW with mines in India reliant on child labour and debt bondagePPG and Axalta, two of the world’s largest car paint suppliers, have joined a global initiative to purge child labour from the mica industry after a Guardian investigation linked child labour in their supply chains to Vauxhall, Volkswagen and BMW.Although largely unknown to consumers, mica is one of the most widely used minerals globally, highly valued for its ability to reflect and refract light and found in a multitude of different products and industries. Related: Vauxhall and BMW among car firms linked to child labour over glittery mica paint Continue reading... [...]
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Earthquake rescue – I'm haunted by the girl we couldn't save
Deciding who to save in the 2005 Pakistan earthquake was heartbreaking. We couldn’t reach little Ama in timeIt felt like the beginning of Mission Impossible 2. I was rock climbing with my oldest son when my phone rang. It was my team leader, telling me there had been a serious earthquake in Pakistan. I confirmed I was available to assist in the search and rescue of survivors.It was October 2005. We arrived in Pakistan next morning and spent the rest of the day travelling 121km by road to Muzaffarabad, a town in the north of the country close to the epicentre of the quake. Our first job was to search a local boarding school. Most of the children were asleep in their dormitories when the quake struck and seeing all those small shapes, covered in white sheets laid out in rows, will stay with me forever. We started searching what was left of the buildings for survivors, but it became clear that those who survived were already out. We finished clearing the buildings without finding anyone. Related: The public services you didn't know were run by charities Related: We spent 800 hours searching rivers for a stranger's body Related: Search and rescue volunteers lost in budget cuts Continue reading... [...]
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Shooting in Kansas bar sends shockwaves through India
Suspect Adam Purinton reportedly shouted ‘go back to your country’ before shooting dead Indian Srinivas KuchibhotlaThe killing of an Indian-born engineer in a Kansas bar by a man reported to have shouted “go back to your country” before opening fire has sent shockwaves through India. Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, and his friend Alok Madasani, both employees at tech company Garmin, were having a drink at a bar on Thursday when Adam Purinton, 51, allegedly shouted racist slurs at the pair and opened fire. Kuchibhotla, who was an aviation systems engineer, died in hospital. Madasani and Ian Grillot, a third man who had stepped in to defend the pair, were injured.I am shocked at the shooting incident in Kansas in which Srinivas Kuchibhotla has been killed. My heartfelt condolences to bereaved family. Continue reading... [...]
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Rabri Devi backs demand for Tejaswi to be Bihar CM, calls it 'janta ki maang'
Former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi today created a flutter when she backed her son and deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav to become the Chief Minister of Bihar. [...]
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Brexit could help EU strike free trade deal with India, MEPs believe
Leaked document suggests Indian tariffs on scotch and Theresa May’s visa rules for skilled Indians had been impeding progress The EU believes it may stand a better chance of striking a free trade deal with India after the UK leaves the union, despite the importance Britain attaches to trade with its old colony.A document drawn up by MEPs on the powerful trade committee analysing the impact of Brexit on the EU’s trade talks around the world suggests India’s desire to maintain tariffs on scotch whisky has hindered progress on a EU-India deal. Related: Trade between UK and India to suffer double hit, says business chief Continue reading... [...]
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Isis bomber Jamal al-Harith: from Manchester to Iraq via Guantánamo
British-born jihadi who blew himself up for Islamic State this week was a convert detained for two years at Camp X-RayWhen US special forces found Jamal al-Harith in a jail in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in January 2002, he said he viewed them as his saviours. But after another 15 years, two of which he spent in Guantánamo Bay, he was to blow himself up in Iraq on behalf of Islamic State, sworn enemies of the US.Harith’s Guantánamo file says US officials decided to ship him to Camp X-Ray at the American base in Cuba because “he was expected to have knowledge of Taliban treatment of prisoners and interrogation tactics”. He was soon to learn even more about US methods. Related: Isis suicide bomber ‘was Briton freed from Guantánamo’ Continue reading... [...]
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A day before poll results, guessing game on in Pune
All the leaders shared the same platform. They played a game -- predict the seats - wherein all of them were given a piece of paper and were asked to write what they think will be the figure after the results. [...]
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Shobhaa De tweets picture of overweight 'Mumbai cop'; city police deny he's one of theirs
Author Shobhaa De on Tuesday tweeted an image of an overweight man in uniform and mocked Mumbai police's 'heavy' arrangements on the day of the BMC polls. City police denied that the man worked for them. [...]
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