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    Suicide Bombing at Kabul Education Centre Kills 18

    Kabul: A suicide bombing at an education centre in Afghanistan's capital Kabul killed at least 18 people and wounded dozens more on Saturday, officials said. A Ministry of Interior spokesman, Tariq Arian, cited security guards as identifying a bomber who detonated explosives in the street outside the Kawsar-e Danish educational centre. Eighteen people were killed and 57 were injured in the...

    • 29 min ago
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    Ground Report: Why Is Bihar's Flouride Contamination Problem Not a Poll Issue?

    Gaya/Patna (Bihar): Krishna Manjhi is only 35, but he looks much older. His neck is bent, making him unable to lift up his head. He cannot straighten his back, and the bones of his feet are thin and crooked. He can't walk without a stick. Krishna is an orphan and his two brothers live in separate houses. Krishna could not get married due to his physical disability....

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Police Fired on, Framed Adivasi Protestors in Bihar's Kaimur: Fact-Finding Team

    New Delhi: Civil society organisations have demanded a judicial enquiry into an incident of assault and police firing on Adivasi demonstrators in Bihar's Kaimur district. Releasing a fact-finding report on Friday, members of the organisations said that the demonstrators 'were not just fired upon and injured in the firing and lathi-charged but were also picked up by...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    News Publishers, Media Urged to Write Against US's Proposed New Visa Rule for Journalists

    New Delhi: The World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has asked publishers, editors and media groups to comment online against the proposed visa changes for foreign journalists in the United States before the deadline of October 26. Last month, the US Department of Homeland Security had announced that it planned to have a fixed period of stay for...

    • 15 hrs ago
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    Why Feminists Must Join the Movement Against the Manusmriti

    On Saturday, the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK, Liberation Panthers Party) has held demonstrations across Tamil Nadu demanding a ban on the Manusmriti for being a text which degrades and enslaves women. In orchestrating a mass people's protest, VCK president Thol. Thirumavalavan joins the ranks of feminist anti-caste revolutionaries like Mahatma Phule, Revolutionary Dr. Ambedkar...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    Mumbai Mall Blaze: Fire-Fighting Operations Stretch to Day 2

    Mumbai: Fire-fighting operation is still on after over 36 hours at the City Centre Mall in Mumbai Central area, where a major blaze broke out, fire brigade officials said on Saturday morning. As many as 18 fire engines and ten jumbo tankers are engaged in the operation to douse the fire, an official said. The fire had erupted on the second floor of the basement-plus-three storied mall...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    Bihar Polls: EC Suspends 2 Excise Officials Over Lack of 'Alertness'

    Patna: The Election Commission (EC) has suspended two excise superintendents and transferred four others for not demonstrating 'alertness and effectiveness' in the seizure of liquor in poll-bound Bihar, an official said. The EC gave the directives in this regard during a review meeting held via video-conference with the observers of the 78 Assembly constituencies that are...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    Sudan Becomes Third Arab State to Set Aside Hostilities With Israel This Year

    Washington: Israel and Sudan agreed on Friday to take steps to normalise relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States, making Khartoum the third Arab government to set aside hostilities with Israel in the last two months. US President Donald Trump, seeking re-election on November 3, 2020, sealed the agreement in a phone call with Israeli Prime...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    A Life Beyond Capitalism: Reimagining a Socialist Future With Yanis Varoufakis

    What would a post-capitalist society look like, if it was to avoid replicating the failed Soviet model? In which, important ways, will its economic and social institutions be dissimilar to modern capitalism's? Will the market have a place in that society's scheme of things? If the answer to this last question is yes, and assuming that its market economy will be far...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    Former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis Tests COVID-19 Positive

    Mumbai: Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said he has tested coronavirus positive. The BJP leader shared the information on his Twitter handle. 'I have been working every single day since the lockdown, but now it seems that God wants me to stop for a while and take a break! I have tested #COVID19 positive and in isolation....

    • 17 hrs ago

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