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US criticises Pak's crackdown on MQM leaders, says critical opinion should be encouraged in a democracy

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US criticises Pak's crackdown on MQM leaders, says critical opinion should be encouraged in a democracy

Washington:A day after Pakistan charged MQM chief Altaf Hussain with treason for his inflammatory speech, the US has said in a democracy, critical opinion should be encouraged, not silenced."...


You're a public figure, have to face criticism: Supreme Court slams Jayalalithaa over defamation case

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You're a public figure, have to face criticism: Supreme Court slams Jayalalithaa over defamation case

In a massive blow to authoritarianism, the Supreme Court on Wednesday severely criticisedTamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa, whose government has filed several defamation cases ...

Financial Times' story on Qatari princess' sex scandal disappears from website after being refuted

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Financial Times' story on Qatari princess' sex scandal disappears from website after being refuted

An alleged scandal about Qatari princess which Financial Times, a British publication reported has been termed 'fake'. At the time of writing, a variety of news reports have contradicted the Financial...

Hillary Clinton accuses Donald Trump of driving small firms out of business

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Hillary Clinton accuses Donald Trump of driving small firms out of business

Washington: Donald Trump, the Republicanpresidential nominee, has made a career of 'stiffing' smallbusinesses, choosing not to pay them and driving some of themout of business, Democratic rival Hillar...

BMC passes proposal to make yoga, 'Surya Namaskar' mandatory in Mumbai civic schools

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BMC passes proposal to make yoga, 'Surya Namaskar' mandatory in Mumbai civic schools

Mumbai: The Sena-BJP ruled Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has passed a proposal making yoga and 'Surya Namaskar' mandatory in all civic schools here despite strong protests from opposition p...

Dipa Karmakar's love for 'rosogulla' is Bengali: Why a GI tag is important for this treat

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Dipa Karmakar's love for 'rosogulla' is Bengali: Why a GI tag is important for this treat

She is born and brought up in Tripura, she speaks Hindi more fluently than her mother-tongue, she excels in a sport that is almost alien to Bongs, yet there is no doubt that Olympian Dipa Karmakar is ...

Kashmir: Army Chief Dalbir Singh calls for efforts from 'all stakeholders' ahead of Rajnath's visit

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Kashmir: Army Chief Dalbir Singh calls for efforts from 'all stakeholders' ahead of Rajnath's visit

Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag, who was in Kashmir on Tuesday, told the security forces to exercise maximum possible restraint while dealing with mobs in the unrest and uphold human rights. Dal...