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US reacts with dismay over India's gay sex ruling
US reacts with dismay over India’s...

US reacts with dismay over India’s gay sex ruling

By Arun Kumar Washington – Expressing concern over the Indian Supreme Court’s ruling restoring the ban on gay sex, the US has expressed its opposition to “any action that criminalises consensual same-sex conduct between adults”. “The United States places great... read more »

Why can't Sikhs with beards join US forces?
Why can’t Sikhs with beards join U...

Why can’t Sikhs with beards join US forces?

By Arun Kumar Washington – An independent, bipartisan federal agency has asked the US defence leadership to explain why Sikh Americans wearing beards and turbans are not allowed to serve in the US armed forces. In a letter to US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, the US Commission on Civil... read more »

Anti-Modi resolution loses traction in US House
Anti-Modi resolution loses traction in U...

Anti-Modi resolution loses traction in US House

By Arun Kumar Washington – With the victory of Bharatiya Janata Party in assembly elections in four Indian states, a contro! versial resolution critical of the party’s prime ministerial candidate ! Narendra Modi is losing traction in the US Congress. Spearheading the effort to derail... read more »

New legislation for disabled to be finalised soon: Selja
New legislation for disabled to be final...

New legislation for disabled to be finalised soon: Selja

New Delhi – The new draft legislation for people with disability is in the last stage of finalisation, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Kumari Selja said here Monday. “The draft new legislation for people with disability has been drafted and it is in the last stage of... read more »

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Jhumpa Lahiri's "The Lowl! and" among Time's top 10

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By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec (IANS) Pulitzer Prize winning Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri’s new novel, “The Lowland”, set in Kolkata of the 1960s, has been listed... read more »

Garo community in Nagaland celebrates “Wangala” Festival with great enthusiasm

Garo community in Nagaland celebrates “Wangala” Festival with great enthusiasm

Dimapur – Celebration is a way of life for the people in the northeast. Recently, the Garo community in Nagaland celebrated the Wangala Festival in Dimapur with great... read more »

Guwahati hosts Young Leaders Connect Conference

Guwahati hosts Young Leaders Connect Conference

Guwahati – In order to highlight rich prospects of development in the northeast and to discuss various issues concerning the region, young achievers gathered at a conference here... read more »

New book about Mandela unveiled in South Africa

New book about Mandela unveiled in South Africa

Johannesburg – A new book detailing the anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela’s life was released here Tuesday. “His spirit is very, very strong, even if Mandela is sick on... read more »

Learning to fight the world in Kargil

Learning to fight the world in Kargil

By Azra Khatoon Kargil – Saida Banoo, a sixteen-year old Blue Belter, has been learning Taekwondo for the last five years. Nothing exceptional for a metropolitan reader but the context changes... read more »