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India and Pakistan meeting at UN to end three-year freeze

Foreign ministers to meet at sidelines of general assembly in sign of thaw in relations The foreign ministers of India and Pakistan are to meet on the sidelines of the UN general assembly next week in the first high-level contact between the neighbours in nearly three years. Indias external affairs minister, Sushma Swaraj, will meet […]

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5 things for September 6: Trump op-ed, Kavanaugh, India, North Korea, Florence

(CNN)Ever get a hankering for a burger on the back nine? Then,this drone is for you. Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) After the op-ed went […]

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‘They don’t care’: Indian government accused of prejudice by Chakma people

Families living on riverbanks of north-east India claim pleas for help following devastating floods have been ignored on religious and racial grounds The Indian government has been accused of religious and racial discrimination after members of the Chakma ethnic group said their pleas for help following the

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Partition, 70 years on: Salman Rushdie, Kamila Shamsie and other writers reflect

More than a million were killed and many millions more displaced by Indian partition. Authors consider its bloody legacy and the crises now facing their countries Pankaj Mishra Pankaj Mishra. Photograph: Windham-Campbell Prize To think about partition on its 70th anniversary is to think, unavoidably, about the extraordinary crisis in India today. The 50th and […]

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India floods: 213 killed in Gujarat as receding waters reveal more victims

Authorities race to identify bodies as rescue workers reach new areas and fear monsoon death toll will rise further Severe monsoon flooding has killed 213 people in western India, an official said on Sunday, as rescuers continue to sift through villages devastated by torrential rains. The death toll in Gujarat state jumped from Wednesdays total […]

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Swimming trunk: elephant rescued from ocean 10 miles off Sri Lanka coast

Sri Lankan navy drag animal back to shore after it got caught in a current off the coast near the town of Kokkilai An elephant has been rescued from the ocean around 10 miles (16km) off Sri Lankas northeast coast, the countrys navy has said. Navy personnel said the pachyderm was caught in a current […]

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‘A violence no autopsy can reveal’: the deadly cost of India’s campus prejudice

Many Dalit students regard university as a place of ridicule and abuse. Amrit Dhillon investigates the aftermath of two suicides and asks: is it time to make campus caste discrimination a criminal offence? Vikas Kumar Moola has been troubled by two questions ever since his best friend Muthu Krishnan, a postgraduate history student at lowest […]

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‘Always give up your seat for a monk’: the unspoken rules of public transport

Our readers share the dos and donts of their regular commute from rush-hour gymnastics to gossiping with the driver Navigating public transport is daunting and often frustrating, but what happens when you hop on the metro in another city? How close is too close to stand next to your fellow passenger? And are you supposed […]

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Angela Merkel and Donald Trump head for clash at G20 summit

German chancellor plans to make climate change, free trade and mass migration key themes in Hamburg, putting her on collision course with US A clash between Angela Merkel and Donald Trump appears unavoidable after Germany signalled that it will make climate change, free trade and the management of forced mass global migration the key themes […]

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Indian government: pregnant women should shun meat, eggs and lustful thoughts of sex

Mother and Child Care leaflet also recommends expectant mothers detach themselves from desire, anger, attachment Indias government is advising pregnant women to avoid all meat, eggs and lustful thoughts. Doctors say the advice is preposterous, and even dangerous, considering Indias already poor record with maternal health. Women are often the last to eat or receive […]

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