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Government keen to bring anti-triple talaq bill in winter session

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government is planning to bring a bill in the winter session of Parliament banning triple talaq (instant divorce), government sources said on Tuesday. For this, the government plans to set up a group of ministers to work out the modalities of the legislation and its various implications. The Supreme Court had banned the practice of tripl...

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Thousands pay last respects to Dasmunsi

Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) Thousands of grief stricken people and leaders cutting across political lines turned up on Tuesday to bid adieu to veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who died in a Delhi hospital on Monday. Amid slogans of Priya Dasmunsi amar rahe and Vandemataram, the departed leader's body was taken out of a mortuary Peace Haven - where it had been kept after being f...

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Myanmar imposing apartheid system on Rohingyas: Amnesty

Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 21 (IANS) Amnesty International on Tuesday accused Myanmar of imposing a system of apartheid on the Rohingya Muslim minority, saying that an institutionalised system of discrimination constitutes a crime against humanity. The human rights group released a report after a two-year investigation of the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar's Rakhine state, reports Efe news. Am...

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Legendary volleyball coach could be next governor of Rio

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 21 (IANS) Bernardo Bernardinho Rezende, who was the world's most successful volleyball coach ever and the winner of six Olympic medals, admitted that he is contemplating running for governor of Rio de Janeiro state and is not afraid to tackle this difficult challenge. Somebody has to take charge of this bomb, said the former coach in an interview published Monday in t...

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Adam Fields accused of sexual harassment

Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) Hollywood executive and producer Adam Fields has been accused of sexually harassing several women when he was a part of Relativity Media from 2010 to 2016. On behalf of Fields, his attorney has denied the allegations and said the accusations have surfaced as a result of a legal battle between him and Relativity Media, hollywoodreporter.com reports. Fiel...

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New York Times to suspend journalist over sexual misconduct

New York, Nov 21 (IANS) The New York Times announced that it will suspend Glenn Thrush, one of its most prominent journalists, after he was accused of sexual misconduct. The move came after the news site Vox on Monday published a report containing allegations from four female journalists that. Thrush, 50, who was appointed by The New York Times in January to cover the White House, had ac...

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White House reporter suspended for alleged sexual misconduct

Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) The New York Times has suspended Glenn Thrush, one of its most prominent reporters covering the White House, over allegations of sexual misconduct involving younger, female journalists, a media report said. The Times said in a statement that the allegations against Thrush, aged 50, are very concerning and not in keeping with the standards and values of The New Y...

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Overweight women advised to undergo mammography more often

London, Nov 20 (IANS) Overweight women should undergo mammography screen tests more frequently than women with lower BMI, suggests a new study. BMI or Body Mass Index is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. An overweight person has a BMI of 25 or more, while a BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese. The research, presented in the annual meeting of Radiological Socie...

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Young, early-stage entrepreneurs to attend GES in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) The entrepreneurs attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) here this month are mostly young and who just started their businesses, an official said on Monday. They are young mostly in their 30s. They are neither startups nor established businesses, said Jayesh Ranjan, Secretary, Information Technology and Commerce. A total of 1,200 entrepreneurs...

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Create awareness on Blue Whale game's dangers: SC

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said that awareness needs to be created among students about the dangers of online games like the Blue Whale Challenge Game and that parents and teachers shoulder responsibility to ensure that youngsters don't get trapped. Directing the Chief Secretaries of all states to make students in state-run schools aware of the dangers of online...

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There can't be any compromise on women's safety: IWPC to Delhi Police chief

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Indian Women's Press Corps on Monday wrote to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik to highlight the issue of safety of working women in the capital, in the wake of the molestation of two women, including a journalist, on November 13 at the ITO Metro station. They said the incident happened very close to the Police Headquarters where the two women were gro...

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Farmers hold protest march, 'table two Bills' at mock Parliament session in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Thousands of farmers from across the country held a protest march here on Monday and also began a two-day 'Kisan Mukti Sansad' or a mock Parliament session where two Bills were tabled, on crop loans waiver and remunerative prices for farm produce, to highlight government apathy towards the farming community. These Bills now will be passed on Tuesday as the debate...

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DDA allots land for bus terminal in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Monday handed over 12 acres of land to the Transport Department for building a bus terminal. Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said that the government hoped that DDA will hand over more land parcels immediately so that government can get more buses and augment public transport. The land was allotted in Rohini area...

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GJM suspends Bimal Gurung, elects Binay Tamang as new chief

Darjeeling, Nov 20 (IANS) The central committee of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) on Monday suspended fugitive party chief Bimal Gurung for six months and elected GJM chief coordinator Binay Tamang as the new president, a source close to the party said. The decision was taken in the party's central committee meeting held in Darjeeling district's Ghum in the northern West Bengal hills....

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Ivanka's schedule under tight wraps due to high threat perception

Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) The threat perception to US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump, who is visiting India this month, is very high and the US government has requested the authorities not to disclose even the slightest piece of information about her schedule, a senior official said on Monday. Ivanka Trump, along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will be addressing the in...

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Gates 3 & 4 of Feroz Shah Kotla to be named after Anjum Chopra

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) A month after the Gate No.2 was dedicated to former India opener Virender Sehwag, the Ferozshah Kotla Ground in the national capital will have another couple of gates named after ex-Indian women's team captain Anjum Chopra. The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) has decided to name the Gate No. 3 and 4 of the stadium after the cricketer-turned-commenta...

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Former I&B Minister P.R. Dasmunsi dead; PM, Sonia, AIFF condole

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Congress leader and former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who suffered a stroke in 2008 and slipped into coma, passed away at Apollo Hospital here on Monday. He was 72. Dasmunsi is survived by his wife Deepa Dasmunsi and son Priyadeep, who were at his side when he died. He served as Minister of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) and Parliamenta...

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Sleeping on back can up stillbirth risk

London, Nov 20 (IANS) Expecting mothers should check their sleeping positions twice as new study warns that women who go to sleep in the supine position, or lying straight on their back, have more risk of stillbirth. Stillbirth refers to miscarriage whereby the baby dies before completing the 24 weeks of pregnancy. The study, published in the British journal of Obstetrics and Gy...

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Notorious cult leader Charles Manson dead at 83

Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) Charles Manson, the fiery-eyed 1960s cult leader whose followers committed heinous murders that terrorised Los Angeles and shocked the US, has died at 83. He had been behind bars for 48 years. He died of natural causes at 8.13 p.m. on Sunday at a hospital in Kern County, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a news release. ...

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GJM suspends Bimal Gurung, elects Binay Tamang as new chief

Darjeeling, Nov 20 (IANS) The central committee of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) on Monday suspended fugitive party chief Bimal Gurung for six months and elected GJM chief coordinator Binay Tamang as the new president, a source close to the GJM said. The decision was taken in the party's central committee meeting held in Darjeeling district's Ghum in the northern West Bengal hills.

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