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ISIS: The Kerala Connection 20.4.2018 Rediff: News
ISIS's online propaganda radicalises Muslim youth in Kerala.
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#LforLove: A campaign that tackles homophobia against lesbians 20.4.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Redefining the portrayal of lesbian relationships in India.
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LGBT activists in London denounce homophobia 20.4.2018 General News
Activists gathered in London on Thursday for a protest denouncing homophobia and calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality in Commonwealth countries.
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Madras HC orders Rs 25 lakh compensation to student who lost eyesight 19.4.2018 General News
The Madras High Court today ordered Rs 25 lakh compensation to a boy who lost his eyesight when a classmate threw a stone at him in the school, holding that the authorities had the duty to look after children in schools. Rejecting the private school's argument that fights among students in the class was a thing beyond its control, the court said it was the duty of the authorities to take care of children after parents leave them in school. Passing orders on a petition filed by the boy's mother, K Ranjees Mary, Justice M V Muralidharan said but for the negligence in the discharge of duty, the boy would not have lost his eyesight. The student, R Remish Fedlin, of the school in Kanyakumari district, was injured in the eye when his classmate threw a stone at him during special class in May 2010. The Tamil Nadu government too has failed to take action against the school authorities after the incident was reported, the judge said. Justice Muralidharan of the Madurai bench also rejected the
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Indian Sikh woman embraces Islam, remarries in Pakistan 19.4.2018 General News
A Sikh woman from Punjab's Hoshiarpur district who went to Pakistan on a pilgrimage has reportedly embraced Islam and married a Lahore-based Pakistani man, according to her family which alleged that she may have fallen into the hands of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence and forced to convert and remarry.
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Tiger cub found dead in MP 19.4.2018 General News
A two-month old tiger cub was found dead in Kanha Tiger Reserve (KTR) in the district, an official said today. A tourist alerted the forest authorities that he had spotted the dead cub in Gay Dhar beat area yesterday, KTR veterinarian Dr Sandeep Agrawal said. "A search was launched to locate the dead cub and the carcass was found after some time yesterday," he added. An investigation has been launched to find the reason behind the cub's death, Agrawal said. The carcass was disposed of after the post-mortem was conducted as per the guidelines of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), he added.
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Indian Sikh woman accepts Islam, marries Muslim in Pak: reports 19.4.2018 General News
An Indian Sikh woman, who went to Pakistan to attend the Baisakhi festival, has sought extension of her visa after marrying a man in Lahore and embracing Islam, media reports said today. Kiran Bala, daughter of Manohar Lal from Punjab's Hoshiarpur district, wrote to the Pakistan Foreign Office that her visa should be extended as she married one Mohammad Azam, resident of Lahore, during a ceremony held at Jamia Naeemia seminary in Lahore on April 16, The Express Tribune reported. She also changed her name to Amna Bibi which she used to sign the letter addressed to the foreign ministry, the report said. "Now in the given circumstances, the undersigned could not return back to India and the undersigned have received life threats of assassination, therefore, the undersigned intends to extend her visa," she wrote in the letter, published by the local media. The FO or the Indian High Commission have not said anything about the letter. She arrived in Pakistan on April 12 with other Sikh ...
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'Kalank' shoot begins 19.4.2018 Cinema-Showbiz
The shooting for filmmaker Karan Johar's next production venture "Kalank" has begun.
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Plea in SC seeks exclusive quota for govt. doctors 18.4.2018 Hindu: Home
Row over admission to PG medical degree courses
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School admissions under RTE begin 18.4.2018 Hindu: Home
A total of 3,211 vacancies are available in private schools for admissions under the Right to Education Act for 2018-2019 in the district. The RTE Act
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German police detain seven in raids on sex traffickers 18.4.2018 Hindu: International
Raids on 62 properties were conducted across Germany
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Nationwide German raids target Thai forced prostitution ring 18.4.2018 General News
German police carried out dawn raids today against an alleged organised crime ring suspected of human trafficking for forced prostitution on a massive scale from Thailand. Calling it the "biggest operation in terms of manpower in the history of the federal police force", it said in a statement that some 1,500 officers swooped on 63 brothels and flats in 12 of Germany's 16 states. Authorities say a "core group" of 17 suspects "smuggled Thai women and transsexuals into Germany with fraudulent Schengen visas". Those brought to Germany "had to hand over 100 per cent of their wages to the operators of the respective 'massage parlours' to pay off their smuggling fee" of between 16,000 and 36,000 euros (USD20,000-45,000). Seven of the accused, including a 59-year-old Thai woman and her 62-year-old German partner, were taken into custody on outstanding arrest warrants. Prosecutors in the western city of Frankfurt, who have been working with police on the case since February 2017, estimate ...
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Breaking stereotypes, transsexual couple to tie knot in Kerala 18.4.2018 General News
He was a 'woman' and she was a 'man' once and ostracised by their families and harassed by the society over their transgender status for long. But, Ishan and Surya are now all set to break several stereotypes in the society and set an example as the first transsexual couple to marry in Kerala, having undergone sex change surgeries some years ago. As every ordinary man and woman, they will be marrying in an auspicious ceremony at an auditorium here on May 10, with the blessings and support of family members and friends. Religious barriers and societal stigma has not deterred the transgender couple, in their 30s, from their decision to enter wedlock and lead a normal life. A known TV artist, Surya said she had always cherished the dream of becoming a bride like any other woman. "We both have suffered a lot over our gender. We were excluded and marginalised by the society once," she told PTI. "But, now, everyone is starting to accept us. I hope, this marriage will help us getting more ...
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Poland faces fines for unlawful logging in ancient forest 18.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that increased logging in Poland's ancient Bialowieza forest has violated EU environmental laws and the country was facing massive fines.
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Breaking down the barriers of bigotry 18.4.2018 Hindu: News
Born2Win Trans* Achievers Awards recognises role models from the community
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Kendrick Lamar becomes first rapper to win Pulitzer Prize for his album 17.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Andrew Sean Greer took home the Pulitzer in Fiction for his comic queer novel "Less"
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Newborn found dead in S. Korea mall restroom 17.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
A newborn baby was found dead on Tuesday in a toilet bowl of a restroom at a shopping mall in the South Korean city of Cheongju, police said.
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Emma Watson, Tom Felton and Matthew Lewis have 'Harry Potter' reunion 17.4.2018 General News
It was a magical nostalgia for Pottermaniacs when "Harry Potter" stars Emma Watson, Tom Felton and Matthew Lewis had a reunion reliving their good Hogwarts days. Felton, who played the vicious bully Draco Malfoy hating on the muggle "brightest witch" Hermione Granger and bumbling-stumbling Neville Longbottom in the eight-part film series based on JK Rowling's bestseller books of the same name, took to Instagram to share a picture with his onscreen batchmates. They may have had bad blood among them as Draco belonged to the arch nemesis house Slytherin and later supported Voldemort in the Battle of Hogwarts against Daniel Radcliffe's Harry, including the fellow Gryffindors, but the trio seemed more than happy to reminisce old time. "School mates #hogwartsalumni," the 30-year-old actor captioned the black-and-white photograph.
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Judge: Trump's ban on transgender troops on hold until trial 17.4.2018 General News
A US judge in Seattle has ordered President Donald Trump not to ban transgender troops from serving in the military, saying it's unclear whether recent changes to his administration's policy are constitutional. US District Judge Marsha Pechman was one of four judges nationwide who blocked Trump late last year from overturning an Obama-era directive allowing transgender troops to serve openly. The Justice Department asked her to dissolve that ruling, citing changes that would allow transgender troops to serve in limited cases. Because the changes were announced just last month, the sides had not had time to argue whether the policy is discriminatory or whether the military is entitled to set its own policy, given its expertise in what's needed for national defence, Pechman said in an order Friday. She told the parties to prepare for trial. "Because transgender people have long been subjected to systemic oppression and forced to live in silence, they are a protected class," Pechman ...
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Pop singer Conchita Wurst, Eurovision winner, says she is HIV positive 16.4.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Conchita Wurst, the bearded Austrian drag queen who became a gay rights icon after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014, said in an Instagram post late on Sunday that she is HIV-positive. "I have been HIV-positive for many years," the 29-year-old pop singer, whose real name is Tom Neuwirth, told her nearly 300,000 followers, adding that she had been forced into revealing her status by a former partner. "This is actually irrelevant to the public, but an ex-boyfriend is threatening to go public with this private information, and I will not give anyone the right to frighten me or affect my life," Wurst said. The singer, whose distinctive look combines long dark hair, painted nails and groomed black beard, shot to fame after winning the long-running music contest with power ballad "Rise Like a Phoenix". She was later invited to perform at the United Nations and hailed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for fighting discrimination. Wurst said her treatment for HIV, which is spread when infected fluid ...
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