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UN report condemns Kashmir’s Public Safety Act

Srinagar, India-administered Kashmir – Rauf Ahmad Wagay was 16 when he was picked up in June last year from his home in India-administered Kashmir‘s Kulgam region. Charged under the controversial Public Safet...

Africa:Nigeria Is Not Ready to Hold Free and Fair Elections...

analysisBy Olayinka Ajala, University of York The 2019 presidential elections in Nigeria will be the country’s sixth since 1999, when it shifted to democracy after a long period of military rule. Most of these elec...

A Canal Through Turkey? Presidential Vote Is a Test of...

From soaring bridges to a giant mosque to plans for the world’s biggest airport, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has used gargantuan building projects as an engine of growth and a signature way of leaving an i...

Italy migrant row: Move to seize two Med rescue ships

Image copyright EPA Image caption The two ships work for the German NGO Mission Lifeline Italy says it will seize two migrant rescue ships in the Mediterranean, citing doubts over their legal status. Italian authorities ...

Greece hails ‘historic’ debt relief deal

Image copyright EPA Eurozone countries have agreed a long-awaited debt relief deal for Greece, which has been hailed as “historic”. The deal gives Athens more time to repay €96.9bn (£85bn) worth of loans a...

India

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Mandsaur killings: Farmers apprehensive as JK Jain Commission’s leaked report...

Mandsaur will never forget the sixth day of the 10-day protest that started on 1 June last year when hundreds of farmers took to the streets demanding remunerative prices for produce and a waiver on farm loans. It was on...

DK Shivakumar denies I-T dept’s allegations of sending money to...

Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar on Friday responded to the Income Tax department’s accusation that he was operating a ‘hawala network’ to transfer money to the All India Congress Committee (AICC). Shiv...

Lucknow passport officer transferred after shaming woman for marrying Muslim...

An inter-faith married couple from Uttar Pradesh were in for a rude shock when an official at the Passport Sewa Kendra in Lucknow on Wednesday allegedly questioned the woman for marrying a Muslim man and asked the hu...

GST on petrol, diesel: A 28% levy plus VAT is...

A peak tax rate of 28 percent plus states levying ‘some’ amount of local sales tax or Value Added Tax  (VAT) on petrol and diesel is likely to be the tax structure when the two auto fuels are covered under the GST r...

Business

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Reward scheme for informers of benami properties isn’t informant-friendly; will deter people from exposing corruption

Reward scheme for informers of benami properties isn’t...

The Benami Transactions Informants Reward Scheme, 2018 (the ‘Scheme’ for brevity’s sake) has been introduced for regulating the grant and payment of reward...
Airbus warns no-deal Brexit could see it leave UK

Airbus warns no-deal Brexit could see it leave...

Image copyright AFP Contributor/Getty Images Airbus has warned it could leave the UK if the country exits the European Union single market and...
EU tariffs on US goods come into force

EU tariffs on US goods come into force

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat are tariffs and how do they affect us? The European Union (EU) has introduced...

Health

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WHO gaming disorder listing a ‘moral panic’, say experts

Image copyright Getty Images The decision to class gaming addiction as a mental health disorder was “premature” and based on a “moral panic”, experts have said. The World Health Organiza...

Cases of cancer in elderly to surge by 2035, report...

Image copyright Getty Images The number of elderly people in the UK diagnosed each year with cancer is set to rise by 80% in less than 20 years, a report predicts. Cancer Research UK estimates that by 2035 abou...

Lifestyle

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Andean Solstice Celebrations Capture the Wondrous Churn of Spacetime

Today on the summer solstice, millions of people all over the world celebrate this celestial holiday in unique cultural ways. In the northern hemisphere, the summer solstice usually occurs on June 21, when the ...

Maya Freelon’s Immersive and Interactive Sculptures Bring Tissue Paper to...

For more than a decade, artist Maya Freelon has created striking abstract sculptures and installations from tissue paper and water stains. Her technique — letting water gently drip so the paper’s color blee...
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