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Delhi: 2 students killed, 3 injured in road accident in Mukherjee Nagar
Delhi: 2 students killed, 3 injured in road accident in Mukherjee Nagar [...]
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Man arrested over murder of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh
High-profile editor and activist was shot dead outside her home in Bengaluru in SeptemberIndian police arrested a member of a hard-line Hindu group on Friday for the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh in 2017, officials said.KT Naveen Kumar was arrested on suspicion of supplying the weapons used to kill Lankesh, according to a senior police officer, who asked not to be identified because he was not authorised to talk to media. More arrests are expected, he said. Related: The murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh shows India descending into violence | Mari Marcel Thekaekara Continue reading... [...]
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India, France should work jointly against terrorism, reinforce trade ties: Emmanuel Macron
India, France should work jointly against terrorism, reinforce trade ties: Emmanuel Macron [...]
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Himanta Biswa Sarma's advice to Rahul Gandhi: Although 50, he can still learn and graduate in politics
Himanta Biswa Sarma's advice to Rahul Gandhi: Although 50, he can still learn and graduate in politics [...]
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India Today Conclave 2018: Young Turks Hardik, Kanhaiya, Shehla, Rohit, Shubhrastha on identity politics
India Today Conclave 2018: Young Turks Hardik, Kanhaiya, Shehla, Rohit, Shubhrastha on identity politics [...]
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Lust in translation: arrival of the 'love hotel' divides India
Japanese-style short-stay rooms are making life easier for amorous unmarried couplesPolice swept through the Mumbai hotels at about 3pm, going room to room, arresting more than 40 unmarried couples. All were charged. The college students were forced to call their parents and admit what they had done.Their crime was “indecent behaviour in public”, the police said. For couples without marriage certificates in India – especially those of different faiths – spending time in a hotel room together can still be a struggle. Related: Celebrating contemporary Indian photography – in pictures Continue reading... [...]
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Ground Gupta family's jet, Canada asks South African court
Family accused of corrupt links with Jacob Zuma has defaulted on $41m aircraft loan, court told A court in South Africa has been asked to ground a private jet used by the wealthy Gupta family who have been accused of corruptly influencing the former president Jacob Zuma.Export Development Canada (EDC), Canada’s state-run trade credit agency, has alleged the family’s businesses have defaulted on a $41m (£29.6m) loan for the Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft. Continue reading... [...]
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INX Media case: CBI gets custody of Karti Chidambaram till March 12
INX Media case: CBI gets custody of Karti Chidambaram till March 12 [...]
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Chennai girl stabbed outside college, locals thrash attacker, hand him to police
Chennai girl stabbed outside college, locals thrash attacker, hand him to police [...]
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International Women’s Day marked by protests and celebrations
Events around the world put spotlight on progress and failings in achieving gender equalityMillions of women gathered across the world to strike, protest and party to mark International Women’s Day on Thursday. Trains stopped in Spain as female workers went on the country’s first “feminist” strike, newspapers dropped their prices for women in France, and the IWD flag flew over the UK parliament. Related: International Women's Day 2018: protests across the world as women push for progress – live On Int’ Women’s Day, more than 50 countries organized #Wikipedia edit-a-thons in partnership with @SweMFA to make the internet more gender equal. UN Women in Georgia, Kosovo and @unwomenbih support the action to close the #Wikigap. https://t.co/fXooqriOLJ #TimeIsNow #IWD2018 pic.twitter.com/6J9NkDlkGdAlways best to have a guess rather than do any research. But you guessed wrong and must now pay £5 here - https://t.co/XV522ImcQRYou have 11 more guesses. Use them wisely. https://t.co/4FfHUikPVg Continue reading... [...]
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'Believe in yourself, the rest will follow': six trailblazing women you've never heard of
From the farmer’s daughter who set up the only safari resort in the world run solely by women, to the first female Dalit to win a seat in Pakistan’s parliament, women who have challenged stereotypes and refused to give in to fear or discrimination tell their stories.Angel Vendeline Namshali dresses in khaki with big, laced military boots on her feet. She is armed with nothing more than a walkie-talkie and torch, but the bush of Tanzania’s Serengeti is her second home.“The bush has many challenges for women,” she says. “But of course we can do it.”Women will go the extra mile. You don’t have to say it twice, they are there, it gets doneAnyone who wants to threaten me: bring it on! Because that pushes me to work harderBenazir Bhutto became Pakistan's first female prime minister in spite of threats and opposition. She is my role modelWe can’t have this evil continuing … I owe it to my children not to pass on the same Honduras I grew up inif you take your children to school, they will see life from a different angle. They will have ideas and grow Continue reading... [...]
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Myanmar government is rogue and evil, says Bangladesh minister
Finance minister doubts hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees can go homeA senior minister in Bangladesh has condemned the Myanmar government as “evil” and said he did not believe the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees could be repatriated.More than 700,000 Rohingya live in camps on the Bangladesh border of Myanmar after fleeing a campaign of violence by the military across Rahkine state. Many of their homes and villages were burned to the ground, thousands of people were killed and hundreds of women raped. Continue reading... [...]
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Why it's high time BJP, Congress must join hands to give women their due in Parliament
Why it's high time BJP, Congress must join hands to give women their due in Parliament [...]
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Modi govt can share Rafale deal details with Opposition, France's Macron tells India Today
Modi govt can share Rafale deal details with Opposition, France's Macron tells India Today [...]
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Myanmar army rejects UK MPs' 'one-sided accusations' about Rohingya
Military denies crimes and says MPs ‘turning a blind eye to real situation’ after letter demanding sanctionsMyanmar’s military has accused British MPs of making “one sided-accusations” about the plight of the Rohingya and denied that any violence, extrajudicial killings, rape and arson was committed in Rakhine state. Dozens of British MPs have signed a letter demanding that the foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, and the EU sanction Myanmar over the campaign of violence committed against its minority Muslim community.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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Sri Lanka blocks social media as deadly violence continues
Reports of attack on Buddhist temple sparks anti-Muslim riots in Kandy districtAt least two people have been killed and eight others injured in anti-Muslim riots in a popular tourist district in central Sri Lanka as the government blocked Facebook and other social media services in an effort to quell the violence.Reports of an attack on a Buddhist temple in Abathanna triggered another day of clashes across Kandy district between members of the country’s mostly Buddhist Sinhalese majority and police. Related: Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after communal violence Hate speech on @facebook is increasing beyond acceptable levels #SriLanka. Government will have to act immediately to save lives. @RW_UNP pic.twitter.com/z9nadtLoU1 Continue reading... [...]
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Congress continues protest for Andhra Pradesh special status, senior leaders join in
Congress continues protest for Andhra Pradesh special status, senior leaders join in [...]
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I was bought for 50,000 rupees: India's trafficked brides – in pictures
Tahmina, 13, recounts how she was sold by her elder sister to a man nearly 30 years her senior. She is one of the lucky ones, rescued by an anti-trafficking charity, but her story is echoed across India, where hundreds of thousands of women and girls are forced into sexual and domestic slaveryPul has travelled 2,000km from her home in Assam, north-east India, to a small government-run shelter in another state where her daughter is waiting. Weeping, she reaches out and clutches 13-year-old Tahmina* to her. She had thought she would never see her again. Six weeks previously, Tahmina had left her home with her elder sister and brother-in-law. She thought they were going to Delhi. Instead, she was taken to a remote village in Haryana and sold into marriage with a man almost 30 years older than her. They wanted me to obey them, and if I objected they always had the same words for me: ‘We own you because we bought you’ Saeeda Continue reading... [...]
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F1 tycoon Vijay Mallya’s superyacht impounded over wage dispute
Luxury $93m vessel seized in row over businessman’s failure to pay crew $1m in wagesA $93m (£67m) superyacht owned by Indian multimillionaire Vijay Mallya has been impounded in Malta in a dispute over the businessman’s failure to pay the crew more than $1m in wages.Mallya’s 95-metre Indian Empress was boarded by port officials and prevented from leaving Malta on Tuesday as part of the crew’s legal action to recover unpaid wages. Continue reading... [...]
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'I was crying with unbearable pain': study reveals extent of FGM in India
Research shows 75% incidence of female genital mutilation in Bohra Muslim community, despite government claim there is no evidence of the practiceJust weeks after the Indian government declared that there was no data to support the existence of female genital mutilation in the country, a small study has shown a 75% incidence across the Bohra Muslim community.“My mum told me that a lady would come to remove some extra skin from down there. When the day came, my great-grandmother was holding me tight on her bed,” said 26-year-old “SH”, a law student cited in the report, recalling how she had been cut at the age of seven. Related: Somaliland set to ban FGM but activists fear new law will fall short Continue reading... [...]
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Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after communal violence
Unrest between Sinhalese and Muslims spreads after arson attacks and riots in central KandySri Lanka has imposed a nationwide state of emergency for the first time since the civil war era in response to days of violent unrest between Sinhalese and Muslim communities.The special measures permitting soldiers to be deployed in civilian areas will initially apply for 10 days, at which point the deployment would need to be ratified by parliament, said Mano Ganesan, the Sri Lankan minister for co-existence. Continue reading... [...]
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Lenin statue in Tripura bulldozed by mob, Twitter divided
Lenin statue in Tripura bulldozed by mob, Twitter divided [...]
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Telangana: Angry at teen watching porn on mobile, father chops off his hand with butcher's knife
Telangana: Angry at teen watching porn on mobile, father chops off his hand with butcher's knife [...]
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Australia to train Myanmar military despite ethnic cleansing accusations
Defence department spend continues despite claims treatment of Rohingya bears ‘hallmarks of a genocide’ The Australian defence department plans to spend almost $400,000 on English lessons, event attendances and training courses for members of the Myanmar military in 2017-18, documents released under freedom of information laws show. Myanmar’s armed forces, also known as the Tatmadaw, has faced international condemnation and accusations of ethnic cleansing in recent months for perpetrating a fresh wave of attacks against the country’s minority Rohingya population. About 688,000 Rohingya refugees have fled over the border to Bangladesh since August 2017. Yanghee Lee, a UN human rights investigator, has said the situation bears “the hallmarks of a genocide”. Related: Massacre at Tula Toli: Rohingya recall horror of Myanmar army attack Related: North Korea supplied arms to Syria and Myanmar, UN sanctions report finds Related: Myanmar: bodies found after plane crashes into sea with 122 on board Continue reading... [...]
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Why Britain's attitude to breastfeeding is still a disgrace
A magazine cover in India featuring a woman feeding her baby has caused outrage. But, before we feel too smug, we should remember we’re not much more enlightened hereShock, horror! A woman has bared part of one of her breasts (let’s say 35% of total breast area) on a magazine cover in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Not for the sake of titillation but lactation: to feed a baby. The model gazes out at the reader with a defiant half-smile. The baby feeds on, blissfully unaware that its food source is also an international site of objectification. The cover line reads: “Mums tell Kerala: don’t stare – we need to breastfeed.” The response? Lots of staring, debate, outrage, accusations of sensationalism and one indecency case launched against the magazine, Grihalakshmi. Which is ironic because feeding a baby is pretty much the definition of human decency. Continue reading... [...]
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Hungry but cannot afford to buy a meal? Don't worry, come to this community restaurant in Alappuzha
Hungry but cannot afford to buy a meal? Don't worry, come to this community restaurant in Alappuzha [...]
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Telangana BJP protests outside CM Rao's office for remarks against PM Modi
Telangana BJP protests outside CM Rao's office for remarks against PM Modi [...]
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Former Rohingya MP, Aung Zaw Win, arrested in Myanmar
Arrest seen as military sending signal to Rohingya community that they are under threat from further attacksA former Rohingya MP has been arrested in Myanmar, in move that has been condemned as a further escalation of the attacks on the Rohingya community. Aung Zaw Win, a major property tycoon and former MP for the Union Solidarity and Development party, was arrested at Yangon international airport on Wednesday as he was about to leave on a business trip to Bangkok. Related: 'Everything is gone': satellite images in Myanmar show dozens of Rohingya villages bulldozed Continue reading... [...]
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