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Heartbreak in Hyderabad:  ‘Sorry Mom,’ Wrote Girl Found Hanging After School Shaming

Hyderabad was left shaken after news broke that a 14 year old girl allegedly hung herself at her home after being thrown out amidst class during an exam because she hadn’t paid her fees. The police found a note by the body stating- “They didn’t allow me to write the …

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Nawaz Sharif’s MP in hot water after video of groping girl child makes rounds on the internet

A video has surfaced that shows Nisar Muhammad of Pakistan’s ruling party M sexually assaulting a girl child on a public platform. This has resulted in enraged people demanding he be sacked from the party. What is even more interesting to note is that fact that Nisar is not only …

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‘ModiCare, NaMoCare’ : World’s Biggest Health Plan and the Budget 2018

Arun Jaitley has announced that under the Budget 2018, India will be home to the world’s largest healthcare program designed to cater to its poorest citizen. The internet was abuzz on the tentative titles proposed for the plan such as “NaMoCare” by BJP president Amit Shah and “ModiCare” by the …

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“Nirbhaya Could Have Stayed Home”-School teacher’s Sexist Lesson

A biology teacher in Chhattisgarh is under heavy fire for her blatantly sexist lecture to her class after complaints poured in from outraged parents. This incident took place at Raipur Kendriya Vidyalaya, an elite central government school, where the students recorded the teacher’s comments and played it to the principal, …

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The truth behind the tale of the Kasganj violence: Aaj Tak’s report

The communal conflict at Kasganj, Uttar Pradesh on republic day sent mainstream media into a frenzy, leading to the controversial state of media coverage this story has received. Let us look at Aaj’s version of events and reflect upon media distortion. Violence had erupted between two communities over hoisting the …

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Kalamandalam Geethanandan’s final performance: The artist collapsed on stage, dies

Pioneer Ottanthullal artist,  Kalamandalam Geethanandan, died while performing at a temple in Irinjalakkuda in Kerala’s Thrissur district. Ottanthulal is a classical dance form from Kerala, now under threat to become a lost art. A video clip of this final performance is making rounds on social media, and shows the dancer collapsing in …

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Subramanian: The Pink Cover of Economic Survey is a move to “Empower” Women!

Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian addressed the Economic Survey 2018 and its content. On the economic front, special attention has been given to the rolling out of GST and “twin balance sheet challenges” He also added that the central government projected economic growth at 6.75% banking on private investment to pick …

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Facebook asks new users in India to use their Aadhaar names

The Supreme Court is yet to rule on this issue and the Centre’s Narendra Modi government has postponed it too till 31 March 2018. But, unperturbed by these developments, Facebook has begun testing a feature with a set of new users in India, where they are being asked to enter …

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Big controversy after Yogi Adityanath orders withdrawal of 8 cases against himself

The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday ordered the withdrawal of at least eight cases against the present Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. This includes the 20,000 other ‘political cases’ that the Yogi government has started the process to withdraw. Governor Ram Naik has reportedly approved the withdrawal of “many cases” based …

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Malegaon blasts: NIA court drops tough MCOCA charges against Pragya, Col Purohit

The National Investigating Agency court on Wednesday announced that Pragya Thakur and Lt Colonel Purohit will not be tried under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act, 1999 for their involvement in Malegaon blasts. The NIA court said that both will face conspiracy charges, instead.  The court said that …

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