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HC raps policy makers who lifted prohibition 22.4.2018 General News
Highlighting the evils of consuming liquor, the Madras High Court has rapped policy makers who lifted prohibition, which was imposed in Tamil Nadu in the late 1930s by the erstwhile Madras Presidency headed by C Rajagopalachari. Justice N Kirubakaran also dismissed a petition filed by an engineering student who was not permitted to write his semester VI examination due to lack of adequate attendance as he was under suspension due to consumption of alcohol during college hours. "How liquor plays havoc in the lives of the people is clearly exhibited in this case and this court should blame only the policy makers, who lifted prohibition which was imposed in Tamil Nadu during the year 1938 by the then premier of Madras Presidency, Rajagopalachari," Justice Kirubakaran said in his recent order. There were many cases of untimely death of persons leaving their families in the lurch, due to consumption of alcohol throughout Tamil Nadu, the judge said. "... consumption of alcohol in Tamil ...
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Hotelier moves SC against Section 377 21.4.2018 General News
Top businessman and the executive director of Lalit Hotels, Keshav Suri, has filed a plea in the Supreme Court seeking to quash Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which criminalises homosexuality.Suri, who himself is part of the LGBTQ community, knocked the doors of the apex court through his lawyer Mukul Rohatgi and others.The apex court is likely to take up the matter on Monday (April 23).Suri, in his petition, a copy exclusively accessed by ANI, has said that he constantly lives under the threat of a false prosecution, and is, therefore, unable to live a life of dignity whereby he can exercise his choice to have sexual relations with his partner whom he has been with for a decade now."Owing to Section 377 of the IPC continuing on the statute book, various adult and consenting members of the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender and Queer) community continue to face the threat of a false prosecution and some are actually facing it," Suri's petition claimed.Suri ...
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Pakistan court directs Interior Ministry to decide Indian Sikh woman's fate 21.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Lahore High Court directed Pakistan's Interior Ministry on Saturday to decide within 30 days the fate of Indian Sikh woman pilgrim who converted to Islam, married a Lahore-based man and moved the court for citizenship and visa extension.
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U.S. calls China, Russia, Iran, North Korea 'morally reprehensible' on rights 21.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
The United States labelled China, Russia, Iran and North Korea on Friday as “morally reprehensible” governments that it said violated human rights w
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Crime against women 21.4.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Crime against women
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Gay rights of no importance in Kenya: Kenyatta 21.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that his country does not consider gay rights "relevant" as it goes against the cultural beliefs of Kenyans.
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‘State govt. taking steps for the welfare of transgenders’ 21.4.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Akhila lays stone to temple for Naidu proposed by transgenders
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Surya, Rudresh selected for Football For Friendship programme 20.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Twelve-year-old football enthusiasts Surya Varikuti and Rudresh Gaudnour have been selected as Indias representatives at the sixth edition of the global Football For Friendship (F4F) social programme in June, it was announced on Friday.
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Lesbian couple can't be parents: Italian city of Turin rejects councilwoman's registration of newborn 20.4.2018 DNA: Mumbai
A councilwoman in the Italian city of Turin says authorities have refused to register her newborn, conceived abroad by artificial insemination, due to Italian laws that make fertility treatments available only to heterosexual couples. In a Facebook post, Chiara Foglietta said she and partner Micaela Ghisleni tried to register their son, Niccolo' Pietro, after his birth last Friday. But she said she was told: "You must declare you had union (sexual relations) with a man to register your son. There is no form to say you had artificial insemination." Foglietta refused, writing on Facebook: "Every child has a right to know his own story." She said the legal black hole is due to a 2002 ministerial decree that does not foresee that a woman, rather than a heterosexual couple, would seek artificial insemination. Article ...
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Amorous couples, sex workers whipped in Indonesia's Aceh 20.4.2018 General News
A group of amorous couples and alleged sex workers were publicly whipped for breaking Islamic law in Indonesia's Aceh today, just a week after the province pledged to move the widely condemned practice indoors. More than a thousand people, including dozens of tourists from neighbouring Malaysia, jeered and screamed abuse at the group as they were flogged outside a mosque in the capital Banda Aceh. The three men and five women -- who included several college students -- were found guilty of violating religious law by either showing affection in public or for offering sexual services online, officials said. Aceh is the only province in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country that imposes Islamic law and flogging is a common punishment for a range of offences -- from gambling, to drinking alcohol to having gay sex or relations outside of marriage. The conservative region on the northern tip of Sumatra island passed a regulation a week ago that would see criminals whipped only ..
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Italian city refuses to register baby born to lesbians 20.4.2018 General News
A councilwoman in the Italian city of Turin says authorities have refused to register her newborn, conceived abroad by artificial insemination, due to Italian laws that make fertility treatments available only to heterosexual couples. In a Facebook post, Chiara Foglietta said she and partner Micaela Ghisleni tried to register their son, Niccolo' Pietro, after his birth last Friday. But she said she was told: "You must declare you had union (sexual relations) with a man to register your son. There is no form to say you had artificial insemination." Foglietta refused, writing on Facebook: "Every child has a right to know his own story." She said the legal black hole is due to a 2002 ministerial decree that does not foresee that a woman, rather than a heterosexual couple, would seek artificial insemination.
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Two kids selected to represent India at Football for Friendship 20.4.2018 General News
Two 12-year-old football enthusiasts -- Surya Varikuti and Rudresh Gaudnour -- have been selected as India's representatives at the global Football For Friendship (F4F) social programme in Russia. The F4F programme, supported by Gazprom and FIFA aims at developing youth football and a healthy lifestyle, as well as promoting tolerance, open-mindedness and respect for different cultures and nationalities between children from across the globe. This year, the F4F programme has expanded to 211 countries and regions. This is the second time that India will participate in the programme. Surya will join young footballers from around the world in Moscow in June. The children will be part of the 32 International Teams of Friendship and play against each other in the Gazprom Football For Friendship International Championship. The friendly tournament aims at bringing together children from around the world and celebrate the unifying spirit of football. Rudresh will act as the young journalist ...
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Tamil diaspora cinema: Tales from the global backyard 20.4.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
They are the biggest South Indian cinematic voice abroad. With at least six movies releasing in the next few months, the Tamil diaspora tells us how they are taking control of their own narrative
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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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