Bangladeshi photographer Manir Mrittik offers a surreal perspective on everyday ordinariness

Bangladeshi photographer Manir Mrittik offers a surreal perspective on everyday ordinariness

Not too long ago, Bangladeshi photographer Jibon Ahmed’s photo of a couple unselfconsciously kissing in the rain went viral. But while it attracted positive responses in parts of the country, largely there was anger. It only added to the surreal...
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Sabarimala protests LIVE updates: Devaswom Board refuses to file review petition immediately; Pandalam royal family, tantris walk out of meet

Sabarimala protests LIVE updates: Devaswom Board refuses to file review petition immediately; Pandalam royal family, tantris walk out of meet

15:22 (IST) Kerala MP says SC verdict opposed in Kerala by people of all faiths  Lok Sabha MP Anto Antony, who represents Pathanamthitta constituency under which the Sabarimala hill shrine comes said the apex court verdict permitting women of all age...
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India guru Rampal sentenced to life in jail for murder

India guru Rampal sentenced to life in jail for murder

Image copyright www.jagatgururampalji.orgImage caption Rampal claims to have tens of thousands of followers across India A self-styled Indian guru and 14 others have been sentenced to life in prison for murdering four women and an 18-month-old baby in 2014. Th...
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Xinjiang top official praises Uighur ‘education camps’

Xinjiang top official praises Uighur ‘education camps’

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Uighurs make up about 45% of the population in Xinjiang The top official in China’s Xinjiang region has given the most detailed description yet of the alleged use of internment camps for Uighur Muslims. In...
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#MeToo: Decoding validity of defamation suits, rights of accused in sexual harassment cases on social media

#MeToo: Decoding validity of defamation suits, rights of accused in sexual harassment cases on social media

In the wake of the #MeToo campaign afoot in India, some individuals moved the Delhi High Court on 11 October to prevent a woman from detailing her sexual harassment ordeal on social media as it implicates the petitioners. The petitioners...
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Sabarimala temple row: Ahead of annual pilgrimage season, Travancore Devaswom Board to meet stakeholders to quell protests

Sabarimala temple row: Ahead of annual pilgrimage season, Travancore Devaswom Board to meet stakeholders to quell protests

Amid continuing protests on the Sabarimala issue, The Travancore Devaswom Board, a temple body which manages the Lord Ayyappa shrine has invited various stakeholders for a meeting on 16 October to discuss ‘various aspects’, including preparations ...
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China live-streamer detained for ‘insulting’ national anthem

China live-streamer detained for ‘insulting’ national anthem

Image copyright WeiboImage caption Ms Yang has over one million followers on Weibo, arguably China’s most popular social media platform A Chinese live-streaming celebrity has been detained for five days for “insulting” the country’s nat...
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Himalayan storm: Climbers’ bodies removed from Nepal mountain

Himalayan storm: Climbers’ bodies removed from Nepal mountain

Image copyright EPAImage caption Kim Chang-ho, who was among those killed, had won awards for his mountaineering efforts The bodies of nine climbers who died when a violent snowstorm destroyed their camp on a Himalayan peak in Nepal have been...
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#MeToo in India: ‘MJ Akbar sexually harassed me as a teenage trainee in his newsroom’

#MeToo in India: ‘MJ Akbar sexually harassed me as a teenage trainee in his newsroom’

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on Medium and has been republished here with the writer’s permission. *** “What was she wearing?” That’s the question that’s often asked about victims of sexual assault in India. I will tell you...
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MJ Akbar news updates LIVE: Journalist Priya Ramani says junior minister’s resignation ‘big win for #MeToo movement’

MJ Akbar news updates LIVE: Journalist Priya Ramani says junior minister’s resignation ‘big win for #MeToo movement’

15:24 (IST) Visuals of media persons stationed outside MJ Akbar’s residence Delhi: Media outside #MJAkbar‘s residence, waiting for his statement. #MeToo pic.twitter.com/fggdZcMOEF — ANI (@ANI) October 14, 2018 15:11 (IST) RECAP: ‘I’m no C...
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