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10 March, 2018 1:13 PM March 8, 2018: When #MeToo era’s first Women’s Day was celebrated

In a year after the birth of the #MeToo movement on sexual harassment and abuse, women around the world marked International Women’s Day of 2018 by pushing for more rights and visibility. In Paris, an edit-a-thon invited people to create, edit or translate Wikipedia pages about women who have played a key role in education, science, culture and communication 18

18 February, 2018 5:26 PM Over 40 Indian languages, dialects heading to extinction

More than 40 languages or dialects in India are considered to be endangered and are believed to be heading towards extinction as only a few thousand people speak them, officials said. According to a report of the Census Directorate, there are 22 scheduled languages and 100 non-scheduled languages in the country, which are spoken by a large number of people 20

13 February, 2018 1:13 PM Deposit at the ‘Love Bank’ this Valentine’s Day

At the ‘Love Bank’ couples can store and preserve mementos of their romance. In a small medieval Slovak town, couples are getting ready on Valentine's Day to make a "deposit" about their romance in a place dedicated to love stories. The "Love Bank" is the main attraction of an exhibition commemorating the world's longest love poem, "Marina" by Slovak 43

11 February, 2018 1:05 PM Prominent Pakistani human rights activist Asma Jahangir dies at 66

Asma Jahangir, the noted Pakistani lawyer and human rights activist, had received several awards, including a Hilal-i-Imtiaz and a Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 2010. Lahore: Prominent Pakistani lawyer and human rights activist, Asma Jahangir, passed away on Sunday. She was 66-year-old. Though the exact cause of her death is not yet known, Pakistani media reports 45

11 February, 2018 2:43 AM Gas explosion at Bolivia Carnival leaves 6 dead, 28 injured

Police in Bolivia say six people were killed and dozens injured when a street vendor’s gas canister exploded near the route of the Carnival in the city of Orura. Deputy Commander Freddy Betancurt says the blast took place on a street parallel to where participants were making the folkloric entrance to Orura’s Carnival, one of the most important in Bolivia 36

19 October, 2017 7:37 PM Wah Taj! Is Kerala Tourism Trolling Yogi Adityanath Government?

The CPM-led Kerala government has been engaged in a game of political oneupmanship with Yogi Adityanath ever since he recently visited the southern state for a rally against political killings. Thiruvananthapuram/Lucknow: Kerala's Tourism Department has "saluted" the Taj Mahal for "inspiring millions to discover India" in what many see as an attempt 52

17 October, 2017 1:11 AM MLA spews venom at Taj Mahal

Controversial BJP MLA Sangeet Som ignited a firestorm of controversy by saying the Taj Mahal was built by a "traitor who wanted to wipe out Hindus", and that the Unesco World Heritage Site was a "blot on the Indian culture". The Uttar Pradesh government quickly distanced itself from the remarks, but stopped short of condemning them, while the Opposition 64

16 October, 2017 2:37 PM Will Modi stop hoisting flag at Red Fort, asks Asaduddin Owaisi

Flaying BJP leader Sangeet Som's remark that Taj Mahal was built by traitors, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday wondered if Prime Minister Narendra Modi would stop hoisting the national flag on Red Fort. The Hyderabad MP said it was very unfortunate and shameful that a legislator who had taken oath on the constitution was speaking out of arrogance 91 1

16 October, 2017 7:37 AM 'Taj Built By Traitors,' Says BJP's Sangeet Som, Hate-Speech Giver

BJP lawmaker Sangeet Som also called Mughal emperors Babur, Akbar "traitors" and said their names would be removed from pages of history. New Delhi: The world-renowned Taj Mahal has been dragged into an ugly political row after its exclusion from a Uttar Pradesh tourism booklet earlier this month. Sangeet Som, a controversial lawmaker of the state's 87

12 October, 2017 8:23 PM US, Israel pull out of UN cultural body UNESCO over 'anti-Israel' bias

PARIS: The United States and its ally Israel said Thursday they were pulling out of the UN's culture and education body in a move that underlined Washington's drift away from international institutions. The US decision, announced in Washington, follows years of tension at the organisation which it accused of having an "anti-Israel bias." "This decision 83