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The small, strange & slimy: Janaki Lenin on her latest book 18.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
In her second book, My Husband & Other Animals 2, writer Janaki Lenin extends the wildlife dialogue to smaller creatures like snakes, frogs and birds
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HRH Film Productions showcases its first ever English Telugu crossover film at Cannes this May 8.5.2018 General News
New feature film Friends in Law is set to open a much-needed national debate on gay rights in India and will take the first steps towards this with a special screening at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival in May.A strong Indian delegation led by the sensitively made film's producers Swati Sanghi, Shreedevi Chowdary and Amit Khanna will head to the festival to unveil the potentially path-breaking project from newly formed Hyderabad based company HRH Productions.The first of its kind Telugu/English language crossover film aimed at the global market hoping to make an important social change in India has been directed by rising star Amit Khanna.Shreedevi Chowdary plays the lead role in the ambitious drama, which revolves around a conservative Indian mother who has her world-view changed after unexpectedly spending 10 days in Thailand with her gay son's partner.The philanthropist and fashion designer turned actress has worked tirelessly to bring what she says is a very important story to the ..
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Lines got blurred, says Jeffrey Tambor, talks about harassment claims 8.5.2018 General News
Actor Jeffrey Tambor has once again denied sexual harassment allegations against him but has admitted that he was difficult to work with on the set of "Transparent". In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 73-year-old actor, who was fired from the Amazon show show after transgender actor Trace Lysette and his former assistant Van Barnes accused him of sexual misconduct. "I don't want to characterize them. What I said was that she was a disgruntled assistant. I think that was generous of me. I dispute her account. I did raise my voice at times, I was moody at times, there were times when I was tactless. But as for the other stuff, absolutely not," Tambor said. Tambor, who twice won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Maura Pfefferman, said his obsession to play the character to the best of his ability made him rude and sometimes unbearable for his castmates. He claimed that he one yelled at show creator Jill Soloway. "I drove myself and .
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Making homosexuality criminal adds to trauma: Chef Ritu Dalmia (IANS Interview) 1.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
There was a time when Ritu Dalmia did not know how to define the feeling of being attracted to the same gender. Today, the celebrity chef has not only come to terms with her sexuality but is fighting to decriminalise consensual gay sex.
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People protest in Jammu, demand CBI inquiry in Kathua rape case 30.4.2018 General News
The villagers from Budhi, Barnoti, Nanan, Pandhrad and Thanoon on Sunday staged a protest at Budhi village, in support of their demand of CBI inquiry in the Kathua rape and murder case.The protest was led by prominent citizens, including Roshan Sharma, Rameshwar Kumar, Rampal, Subash Chander and Rakesh dogra.One of the protestors, Roshan Sharma asked the Chief Minister to respect the sentiments of the people of Jammu who have come on the roads to protest. He also demanded to put the real culprits behind the bars at the earliest.Members of the transgender community also staged a protest in Kolkata on April 22 against the Kathua and Unnao rape incidents, which resulted in a national outrage.In Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district, an eight-year-old girl belonging to a nomadic Muslim tribe was allegedly abducted, drugged, gang-raped, tortured and killed in January.The Supreme Court on Friday stayed till May 7 the trial of the accused in the Kathua rape and murder case before the Sessions .
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A band launched for mental disability awareness 26.4.2018 General News
Filmmaker Karan Johar has introduced a band comprising of differently abled members to create awareness about the issue.The band, 6-Pack Band 2.0, is the second segment of India's 1st transgender band, the Brooke Bond Red Label 6 Pack Band, which exploded on to the scene in 2016, winning millions of hearts across the globe.The band had special collaborations with Anushka Sharma, Hrithik Roshan, Sonu Nigam, Asha Bhosle, among others, that became huge talking points.Its second edition focuses on the important theme of Mental Health & Disability. Celebrated Producer-Director-Author-Host Karan Johar joined this cause to change the way we perceive children with different abilities.India's 1st 'isspeshal' band, the '6-Pack Band 2.0', comprises 6 teens between the ages of 13 to 18 [3 girls, 3 boys] with special needs but incredible music skills, drive and passion.Their spirit, their infectious energy, their resolve and their life stories are extremely inspiring. They're have come ...
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Filmmakers in India at mercy of moral police: Indian American filmmaker (IANS Interview) 25.4.2018 Cinema-Showbiz
He wove a film, "Unfreedom", with lovemaking scenes, depicting lesbian relationships, Islamophobia and religious fundamentalism, and it was banned by the Indian censor board in 2015. Indian-American filmmaker Raj Amit Kumar is appalled by the lack of freedom filmmakers have in India and wonders how much self-censorship they have to do in the face of the industry's "moral police".
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Afghan transgender gunned down in northwest Pak 23.4.2018 General News
An Afghan transgender was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, police said today. A group of armed men last night raided transgender Janullah alias Sheeno's house in Swabi district of the province, beat her up and then shot her dead, Dawn quoted Qamar Nasim, an activist associated with charity Trans Action Pakistan, as saying. Local police station house officer Shafiur Rehman confirmed the killing and said an FIR has been registered and probe was underway, according to the report. The motive of the killing was not known yet, the SHO said. The activist accused the provincial government of failing to protect transgenders and claimed that 56 community members have been killed since 2015. The report said that cases of violence against the transgender community are a common occurrence in Pakistan. According to Trans Action Alliance KP, seven transgenders were killed in the province in 2017, while 208 cases of different kinds of violence, including ...
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Transgender gunned down in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 23.4.2018 General News
A transgender was shot dead allegedly by unidentified assailants in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, police said today. A group of armed men last night raided Khan Ullah alias Sheena's house in Swabi district of the province, beat her up and then shot her dead, Dawn quoted Qamar Nasim, an activist associated with charity Trans Action Pakistan, as saying. Local police station house officer Shafiur Rehman confirmed the killing and said an FIR has been registered and probe was underway, according to the report. The motive of the killing was not known yet, the SHO said. The activist accused the provincial government of failing to protect transgenders and claimed that 56 community members have been killed since 2015. The report said that cases of violence against the transgender community are a common occurrence in Pakistan. According to Trans Action Alliance KP, seven transgenders were killed in the province in 2017, while 208 cases of different kinds of violence, including sexual .
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Crime against women 21.4.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Crime against women
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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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Nationwide German raids target Thai forced prostitution ring 18.4.2018 General News
German police carried out dawn raids today against an alleged organised crime ring suspected of human trafficking for forced prostitution on a massive scale from Thailand. Calling it the "biggest operation in terms of manpower in the history of the federal police force", it said in a statement that some 1,500 officers swooped on 63 brothels and flats in 12 of Germany's 16 states. Authorities say a "core group" of 17 suspects "smuggled Thai women and transsexuals into Germany with fraudulent Schengen visas". Those brought to Germany "had to hand over 100 per cent of their wages to the operators of the respective 'massage parlours' to pay off their smuggling fee" of between 16,000 and 36,000 euros (USD20,000-45,000). Seven of the accused, including a 59-year-old Thai woman and her 62-year-old German partner, were taken into custody on outstanding arrest warrants. Prosecutors in the western city of Frankfurt, who have been working with police on the case since February 2017, estimate ...
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Kendrick Lamar becomes first rapper to win Pulitzer Prize for his album 17.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Andrew Sean Greer took home the Pulitzer in Fiction for his comic queer novel "Less"
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Assault on LGBTQ activists: 2 arrested 14.4.2018 Hindu: Cities
Two accused still at large
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NCR: Girl, lesbian partner kill mother for objecting union 3.4.2018 General News
Police today arrested a 21-year-old woman here who killed her mother as she objected to her lesbian relationship with her teacher. On March 9, Rashmi Rana's father Satish Kumar lodged an FIR at Kavi Nagar police station against his daughter and her teacher Nisha Gautama for battering his wife Pushpa Devi with an iron rod which later caused her death. Police arrested Rana and Gautama from Ghaziabad railway station today. During interrogation, Rana confessed that her mother opposed the union and constantly tortured her over it. "Fed up with the objections, Rana and her teacher killed Pushpa Devi by battering her with an iron rod who died due to serious head injuries," said SP City Akash Tomar. Devi's husband, Satish, was not in the house during the incident. "The duo has been sent to jail," said Tomar.
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Amnesty International releases human rights charter for Karnataka elections 30.3.2018 deccanherald.com
Amnesty International India on Friday released a human rights charter for political parties taking part in the Karnataka Assembly elections 2018. The organisation is calling for political parties to include six key human rights goals in their election manifestos. "For any political party, an election manifesto is a declaration of the commitments it makes to all people," said Asmita Basu, Programmes Director of Amnesty International India. "Through our human rights charter, we are urging all political parties to commit to make human rights a key part of their agenda, and to improve the state's human rights record," Basu told Deccan Herald. Human rights goals The goals focus on constitutional rights. They include: 1. Protection of the freedom of expression and privacy. 2. Ending discrimination based on gender, gender identity or sexual orientation. 3. Ensuring justice for those who face abuse due to their caste or religion. 4. Improving the functioning of the criminal justice system. 5. Strengthening human ...
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Half naked visuals of transgender in Kerala goes viral, cop 28.3.2018 General News
In a shocker from Kerala, a purported video clip of a half naked transgender inside a police station here has gone viral on the internet, following which a woman police official has been suspended, pending enquiry. Police had 'removed' the transgender woman from a public place and brought her to the Alappuzha south police station on March 22 following a complaint of "public nuisance." The woman, said to be inebriated, allegedly started undressing before the officers after unruly behaviour. A woman police official recorded the incident as the transgender began 'removing' her clothes. However, the video clipping has gone viral, causing embarrassment to the police. District Police chief, S Surendran, told PTIthat an enquiry is going on.
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Asylum seeker jailed for life in Germany for rape, murder 22.3.2018 General News
An asylum seeker claiming to be from Afghanistan was today sentenced to life in jail in Germany for the rape and murder of a student that stoked a public backlash against a mass influx of migrants. Hussein Khavari, of uncertain age and origin, was found guilty of the deadly night-time attack on medical student Maria Ladenburger, 19, in October 2016 in the university town of Freiburg. Khavari pushed her off her bicycle as she was riding home alone from a party, then bit, choked and repeatedly raped her and left her on the bank of a river where she drowned. Presiding judge Kathrin Schenk condemned the extreme "lack of empathy" of Khavari, who was handcuffed and wearing a black hooded jumper, before reading out the verdict and sentence, which were greeted with applause in the courtroom. She handed down the maximum sentence of life in prison, which under German law means 15 years behind bars, with no chance of parole and the possibility of "security detention" afterwards if the convict is
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Tinder sues rival app Bumble for allegedly copying them 18.3.2018 DNA: Top News
Match Group, parent company of popular online dating app Tinder, is suing rival Bumble, alleging patent infringement and misuse of intellectual property. The suit alleges that Bumble "copied Tinder's world-changing, card-swipe-based, mutual opt-in premise," according to TechCrunch.  Bumble was founded by CEO Whitney Wolfe, who was also a co-founder of Tinder. Wolfe had earlier sued Tinder alleging sexual harassment. The lawsuit from Tinder accuses former employees Chris Gulczynski and Sarah Mick, who now work for Bumble, of copying design elements. "Bumble has released at least two features that its co-founders learned of and developed confidentially while at Tinder in violation of confidentiality agreements," the suit from Tinder added. In the past, Tinder rolled out an update to the app which allows users to add details to their gender description, making it more suitable for those who identify as trans-gender. The new option can be found under the profile section. By tapping on "I am", users will now ...
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Thousands of women, men, children raped in Syria’s war – U.N. report 16.3.2018 Central Chronicle
Agencies, Geneva Syrian government forces and allied militias have raped and sexually assaulted women, girls... more »
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