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8 January, 2018 10:31 AM Flaunt it, get punished: Subramanian Swamy's message to LGBT community

Swamy has been vocal about his views on homosexuality. NEW DELHI: As the Supreme Court decides to reconsider the Constitutional validity of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which criminalises homosexuality, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy has a few words for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community 46

17 October, 2017 1:31 PM The Daily 202: Hawks worry about the lack of American resolve to confront North Korea

PALO ALTO, Calif. — President Trump’s bellicose rhetoric toward North Korea is making it harder to marshal domestic support for potential United States intervention. This is a widespread concern among fellows at the Hoover Institution, a right-leaning think tank on the campus of Stanford University. Trump has tweeted that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson 38

1 September, 2017 1:04 PM Unholy Baba: Gurmeet Ram Rahim's fall from guru to rapist

The convicted guru's cult unravels, revealing a sordid world of political influence, sexual violence and allegations of murder. Twenty years of hard labour and a Rs 30.2 lakh fine for two counts of rape and criminal intimidation. His jail term, the judge told Singh, would be extended by an additional four years in the event of any default in depositing 83

26 August, 2017 11:24 PM How Right to Privacy gets a leg up after Supreme Court judgement

On Thursday afternoon, Gunjan Gupta (name changed), 34, was about to leave her home in Sector 54, Gurgaon, to meet with her lawyer Sunieta Ojha when she got a call from the advocate herself. “There’s hope,” the lawyer said. Hope was something Gupta had almost given up on. She is fighting a case against her husband who allegedly raped her. “Life became 305

24 August, 2017 8:36 AM Right to Privacy: 5 bills yet no law, how Parliament has dealt with personal data protection

At least five bills by private members were tabled in Parliament over the years seeking protection of privacy of an individual. But, no specific privacy law is in place. The latest bill was introduced by Baijayant Panda of the BJD earlier this year. Despite several private member bills, Parliament has not yet enacted any specific law defining privacy 49

22 August, 2017 2:47 PM Post triple talaq verdict, activists urge SC to act on Section 377, marital rape

As the Supreme Court on Tuesday banned instant triple talaq, activists urged the apex court to also take steps to decriminalise homosexuality and penalise marital rape. The triple talaaq verdict should open people’s minds to more progressive laws, gay rights activist Harish Iyer said. “Any step in the direction of liberty for the most marginalised should 35

26 July, 2017 5:35 PM Donald Trump bans transgenders from serving in US military

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced a ban on transgenders serving in the U.S military, opening up another political firefight while for the most part pleasing his conservative, Middle American base. "After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender 75

20 June, 2017 11:42 AM Russia to appeal against European court ruling on ''gay propaganda''

"The (Russian) Justice Ministry expresses its disagreement with the conclusions of the European Court," the ministry said in a statement. Moscow: Russia said on Tuesday it would appeal against a European Court of Human Rights ruling which said a Russian law banning the promotion of homosexuality to minors was discriminatory. Earlier on Tuesday, the court 37

17 June, 2017 7:54 AM No Aadhaar, no banking and threat to privacy: Do you have a choice?

The government has made Aadhaar mandatory for access to banking and filing I-T returns. But there are serious concerns about possible breach of privacy with private entities having access to Aadhaar data. On June 1, the revenue department of the finance ministry issued a notification making linking of Aadhaar with bank accounts mandatory. The notification 40

14 June, 2017 8:04 PM Indian-Origin Leo Varadkar Elected Ireland's Prime Minister

Despite inheriting Europe's fastest-growing economy, Leo Varadkar will face immediate challenges in the shape of neighbouring Britain's exit from the European Union. Dublin: Leo Varadkar was elected Irish Prime Minister on Wednesday, making the 38-year-old son of an Indian immigrant the first gay premier of the once-staunchly Catholic country and the youngest 42