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Nepal criminalises 🚫 isolation of menstruating women👩🏻

Nepal's parliament has criminalised 🚫 an ancient Hindu practice called chhaupadi that banishes 🚶🏻 women from the home 🏠 during menstruation and after childbirth 👶🏻.

"A woman 👩🏻 during her menstruation or post-natal state should not be kept 🚫 in chhaupadi or treated with any kind of similar discrimination 😡 or untouchable and inhuman behaviour," reads the …

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Seven weeks into standoff: China steps up troop presence at Doklam

Seven weeks into the face-off between Indian and Chinese troops in Doklam, there has been increased Chinese presence in the vicinity of the standoff site at the trijunction with Bhutan. At a distance of around one kilometre from Dolam plateau, north of Doka La post, the Chinese have pitched around …

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Rise above politics, banish poverty: PM Modi

A day after Congress and BJP faced off in a bitterly contested Rajya Sabha vote, PM Modi suggested that all political parties could sink ideological differences to make common cause to combat ills like corruption, poverty and illiteracy.

"It is the demand of the times we pledge to rid the …

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Mumbai: Over 200 hit the road to march for science

It was a day of protest marches in Mumbai. Even as lakhs of Maratha community members marched to Azad Maidan on Wednesday, about 200 scientists marched over a 2-km stretch in South Mumbai protesting budgetary cuts in scientific research and the shift towards “pseudo-scientific ideas”.

On Wednesday, following months of …

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Citizens of 80 Countries, Including India, Can Now Enter Qatar Visa-free

Qatar will allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries, with immediate effect, Qatari officials announced on Wednesday. The countries include the UK, the USA, Canada, India, South Africa, Seychelles, Australia and New Zealand.

Citizens of those countries wishing to visit Qatar will not need to apply or pay for …

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