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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 Rights... 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 »

An exhibition documents making of Barahadisvara temple
An exhibition documents making of Baraha...

An exhibition documents making of Barahadisvara temple

New Delhi – Selected architectural drawings, paper impressions of the inscriptions of 1000-year-old Barahadisvara Temple at Tanjore of the Chola kingdom, along with a few paintings have been put together in an exhibition here to document the making of the temple. “Barahadisvara: The... read more »

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By Prantick Majumder New Delhi – Children across the world are aware of the causes of violence in their countries and 50 percent of children in India said poverty was the key trigger,... read more »

Bees, wasps and hornets

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A long time ago, I was bitten by a bee on the nape of my neck. My husband immediately ran inside, cut a potato in half and applied it to the sting. It worked to extract the sting and some... read more »

China's richest man pays $28 mn for a Picasso

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Rich-poor gap threat to South Africa's progress: Desmond Tutu

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New Delhi – South Africa’s Nobel peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said that the progress being made by South Africa would be halted if the gap between the rich and the... read more »

China's Hao Ping to head UNESCO's 37th General Conference

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