Mediators interact with Shaheen Bagh protesters

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  • February 20, 2020
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Two mediators appointed by the Supreme Court yesterday met hundreds of women protesting against the new citizenship law at Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi. “This was our first interaction with the women protesters. We heard their grievances and concerns. They want us to come again as we could not speak to all of them. They […]

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Fear spreads a lot faster than the virus – experts warn

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  • February 9, 2020
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How to prevent coronavirus: Wash your hands and ditch the mask Should we panic? No. The spread of the virus outside China is worrying but not an unexpected development. The WHO has declared the outbreak to be a public health emergency of international concern, and says there is a “window of opportunity” to halt the […]

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New Delhi: There is a new provision pertaining to non-resident Indians in the Union Budget for 2020-21 which states that an NRI who is not taxed in a foreign country will become taxable in India. Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey said in the post Budget briefing: “Some people are residents of no country. They may […]

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What you should know about India's 'anti-Muslim' citizenship law

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  • December 16, 2019
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New Delhi, India – India has passed a law that grants citizenship to religious minorities – except Muslims – from neighbouring countries, with legal experts saying it violates the country’s secular constitution. The new citizenship law, which was an amendment to a 1955 legislation, allows Indian citizenship to “persecuted” minorities – Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, […]

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Tony-Ann Singh from Jamaica was crowned Miss World 2019 at the 69th edition of the beauty pageant held in London on December 14. Ophely Mezino of France and Suman Rao of India were the first and second runners up among contestants from 120 countries competing for the coveted title. #MissWorld2019 crowning moment…#MissWorld #London pic.twitter.com/oCvrD5s0TN — […]

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Indian women demand 'safe streets' following Hyderabad rape case

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  • December 14, 2019
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Aila Bandagi Kandlakunta’s first reaction to the gang rape and murder of a female veterinarian last month in India’s IT hub of Hyderabad was that of many Indian women: “It has happened again”. After being “disturbed” for days, the 24-year-old this week started an online petition, one of about 500 set up on website Change.org […]

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India's Parliament approves contentious citizenship bill

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  • December 11, 2019
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India’s Parliament has approved a controversial citizenship bill that grants citizenship to minorities facing persecution from three neighbouring countries – but excludes Muslims. A day after clearing the lower house, the Citizenship Amendment Bill was passed on Wednesday by the upper house, with 125 members voting in its favour and 105 against it. The bill […]

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Barcelona wins with Messi hat trick, Suarez backheel goal

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  • December 8, 2019
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Lionel Messi had a hat trick. Luis Suárez scored with a superb backheel goal. There was even an assist by goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen to Antoine Griezmann’s first goal in six Spanish league matches. With one of its best performances of the season, Barcelona cruised to a 5-2 win over promoted Mallorca on Saturday, keeping […]

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Brexit uncertainty likely to persist beyond UK election

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  • December 8, 2019
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In June 2019, we noted that Brexit uncertainty has been a persistent drag on the UK economy since the June 2016 referendum when the UK narrowly voted to “Leave” the EU rather than “Remain” in the EU. In that article we and anticipated that a general election, or second referendum, would be necessary. The outlook […]

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Muhammad makes list of top 10 baby names in the US

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  • December 7, 2019
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For the first time, Muhammad is one of the top 10 most popular baby names for boys in the United States, according to data from the parenting website BabyCenter. Muhammad ranks at No. 10, up four spots from last year. The name has been climbing steadily on BabyCenter’s rankings over the years and first entered […]

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