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Amnesty slams Donald Trump-led 'politics of demonisation 22.2.2018 Latest News
Throughout 2017, millions across the world experienced the bitter fruits of a rising politics of demonisation, said the report
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Trudeau gets billion-dollar investment pacts in India visit 22.2.2018 General News
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today said his ongoing visit to India has already yielded investments worth over one billion dollar that will generate 6,000 'high quality' jobs. Underscoring the need for deepening bilateral ties, Trudeau said he is in India to strengthen historic ties between the two nations and the hospitality extended to his family "has been phenomenal". "In total, this weeks trip has yielded more than a billion dollars in investments between Canada and India and that billion dollars back and forth will create 6,000 high quality jobs for folks back home and many many good jobs here as well. "This is a true vote of confidence from the Indian Business community and the desire from companies around the world to set up shop in Canada makes sense," Trudeau said while addressing a business event coordinated by CII here. The visiting leader said India and Canada must "deepen and broaden" its historic friendship and "that is what this week has been all ...
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In pictures: Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and his family in India 22.2.2018 deccanherald.com

Enjoy this slideshow of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Grégoire, daughter Ella-Grace Margaret and sons Xavier James and Hadrien from their ongoing visit to India.




PTI photos.

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EU court finds Poland guilty of violating air quality norms 22.2.2018 General News
The European Court of Justice today found Poland guilty of violating air quality norms, urging it to comply without delay or face the risk of financial penalties. "The Court of Justice finds that Poland has infringed EU law on ambient air quality," the European Union's top court said in a statement.
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Kolkata transwoman's passport application rejected: Incident highlights low awareness of trans rights 22.2.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
Born male, but identifying as female, Sandeepta Das' passport application was rejected by an official, allegedly on the grounds that she hadn't undergone Sex Reassignment Surgery
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Former engineer sues Google over discrimination towards minorities 22.2.2018 Latest News
Chevalier had responded to the anti-diversity memo written by James Damore
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Former engineer sues Google over discrimination 22.2.2018 All News-IANS Stories
A former employee has sued Google for "discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination", alleging that the company fired him over writing pro-diversity internal posts.
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Khalistani terrorist invited for Trudeau reception 22.2.2018 General News
A convicted Khalistani terrorist Jaspal Atwal, who was active in the banned International Sikh Youth Federation, posed with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife Sophie Trudeau at an event in Mumbai on February 20, during the Canadian first family's visit to India.Jaspal was also invited for a formal dinner with the Canadian Prime Minister, hosted by the Canadian High Commissioner on Thursday here.However, the invite is being rescinded now, as per reports of Canada's CBC News."I can confirm that the High Commission is in the process of rescinding Mr. Atwal's invitation," PMO spokeswoman Eleanore Catenaro said, as per the report.Atwal has also been photographed with the Canadian Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi in Mumbai on February 20.Jaspal Atwal was convicted of the attempted murder of Punjab minister, Malkiat Singh Sidhu, on Vancouver Island in 1986.At the time of the 1986 shooting, he was a Sikh separatist active in the pro-Khalistan International .
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Billy Graham, preacher to millions, adviser to US presidents, dies at 99 22.2.2018 Zee News : World
US evangelist Billy Graham died on Wednesday at the age of 99.
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Exploring the lives of transmen 22.2.2018 Hindu: Cities
P. Abhijith’s photo exhibition gets under way in city
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CM's car meets with minor accident 21.2.2018 Deccan Herald - City

The chief ministers car after dropping him at his official residence and returning back to Vidhana Soudha was brushed by another car in Gopal Gowda Circle on Wednesday night.

The minor accident happened at around 10 pm. The CMs Innova car driven by his official driver had stopped at a signal when another Innova that was approaching nearby brushed, resulting in a few scratches on the CMs vehicle.

Both the drivers stopped their vehicles and the case was attended by Cubbon Park police.

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Taking off the invisibility cloak 21.2.2018 Hindu: Kids
A four-day festival aims to spread awareness on asexuality through workshops, counselling sessions and speed dating sessions
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Hormone therapy may reduce stooped posture for women 21.2.2018 General News
Turns out, an exaggerated stooped body posture can be cured with hormone therapy for women.A new North American Menopause Society-study found that hormone therapy (HT) use was associated with a reduction in vertebral fracture risk.The Women's Health Initiative found that these same benefits may also guard against a woman's risk of developing hyperkyphosis, an exaggerated curvature of the spine that creates a forward-stooped posture.It is well documented that the significant declines in estrogen experienced during the menopause transition contribute to an accelerated bone loss. Hormone therapy reverses bone loss and helps prevent fractures.During the first three years of HT use, bone density has been shown to increase steadily and then is maintained during continued use.Given that hyperkyphosis is also associated with bone loss and vertebral fractures, the authors of the article "Patterns of menopausal hormone therapy use and hyperkyphosis in older women" hypothesised that HT may also .
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Discordant sexual orientation can drive youth to suicide 21.2.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Researchers have identified sexual orientation discordance -- sexual contact that is inconsistent with the individual's sexual orientation -- as a potential risk factor for adolescent suicide attempts.
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Krishna Sen case: Story of woman who pretended to be a man to swindle wives raises many questions 21.2.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
The case of Krishna Sen from Nainital - born biologically female, who posed as a man, married two women, and now stands accused of harassing one of them for dowry - throws up interesting questions about gender identity, male privilege and how we perceive them
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Bhutto is queer, is Pakistan ready for this coming out? 21.2.2018 General News
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is a queer. Most would confuse him with the other Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who was a former Pakistan President and the Prime Minister in the early 1970s.To clear out the confusion, Bhutto is a visual and a performance artist who lives in San Francisco in the United States. But, what has made him more popular is that he is the grandson of former Pakistan leader Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.Recently, a short film was made on him, as part of "The Turmeric Project," a series highlighting LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) South Asians who are living in the US.The film opens with the voice of a man mockingly narrating a fictional encounter, in which he is asked to leave a plane for "speaking Arabian."The words "Queer Muslim Proud" appear on the screen, followed by an introduction to the subject, in neon letters. Bhutto appears in a silky dress, dancing to the 1980s hit, "Disco Deewane," sung by the Pakistani pop singer Nazia Hassan. He shimmies and sways, a pink ..
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Aadhaar Bill tabled in Assembly 20.2.2018 deccanherald.com

The state government on Tuesday introduced the Karnataka Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2018, in the Assembly.

The Bill seeks to deliver subsidies and benefits through Aadhaar identification and proposes to implement Direct Benefit Transfer system for delivering subsidies, benefits, services, grants and wages using Aadhaar number as identification of the beneficiaries. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah tabled the Bill in the Assembly.

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'Sahitya Bangara' award for Kanavi 20.2.2018 deccanherald.com

Noted poet Dr Channaveera Kanavi was conferred with "Sahitya Bangara" award instituted by S Bangarappa Pratishtana and Bangarappa Vichara Vedike, here on Tuesday. The award carries a purse of Rs one lakh and a memento.

JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy and Madhu Bangarappa presented the award at Kanavis residence. The poet was unable to attend the award ceremony in Bengaluru due to ill-health.

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Two die as truck, bike collide 20.2.2018 deccanherald.com

Two youths were killed on the spot in a head-on collision between a truck and bike at Chikkajala in the early hours on Tuesday.

The deceased are Chetan S, (20) and his cousin Somashekar G, (21), residents of Chokkanahalli in Bagaluru and operators at a water purifier plant in Kannamangala, the police said.

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Invest in research at varsities to support innovation: Canada 20.2.2018 General News
Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan today advocated increasing investment in universities and research institutes to create a robust ecosystem for innovation. He said his government is working with the industry and other partners to promote research in new transportation technologies and looking for opportunities in India. "As much as we talk about investment in innovation and technologies, we have to invest in universities, research and our thinkings to ensure we have the right ecosystem in place for the right people at the right time for innovation." Sajjan, who is accompanying Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his India visit, was speaking at a function here. Canada's clean and renewable energy sector is ready to help India in meeting its target for renewable power generation, Sajjan said. "The government of Canada is working with the industry and other partners to promote research in new transportation technologies. These include unmanned aircraft systems, zero ..
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