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Obama vows to protect religious minorities at home and abroad

United States President Barack Obama on Saturday vowed to protect religious minorities both at home and abroad, even as a top American official said that Muslims in India and Hindus in Bangladesh......

US whistleblower Edward Snowden joins Twitter

Fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has opened an account on the social network website Twitter. His opening tweet was: “Can you hear me now?” In his profile, Snowden......

Right to Privacy must be a Fundamental Right

In 1954, a bench of eight Supreme Court judges declared that the Constitution-makers did not recognise the Fundamental Right to Privacy. It is hoped that a larger bench as and when constituted will......

Indian diplomats' domestic trouble

Contracts with India-based domestic assistants for officials abroad have become a headache for the Indian government. Akshat Kaushal & Nayanima Basu report. The soft underbelly of the Indian......

Gay and proud: When the world turned into a rainbow

Rainbows and signs with messages of love dotted parade routes around the world as millions took part in gay pride events from Toronto to San Francisco to Seoul. In the United States, pride parades......

COLUMN: Pirates of the modern world

Filtering of websites has now been introduced as a discussable topic. The current battle is about who will control the most visible and glamorous layer, the content layer, writes Ajit Balakrishnan.......

Signal Intl 'abused' Indian staff: US files suit

US federal authorities have filed a lawsuit against a marine services company based in Alabama for alleged demeaning treatment of 500 Indian employees, who were forced to live in 'substandard'......

Who's afraid of Synthia?

Venter's patent application for his synthetic cell creation has set off a frenzied debate on monopolies in genetic research, writes Latha Jishnu.Every time Craig Venter erupts on the scene, there......

Privacy issues: Facebook readies for legal battles

Social networking site Facebook has appointed a former senior Bush administration regulator, Tim Muris, with a view to defend its privacy practices, says a media report."Facebook has hired a former......

Indian hoteliers make it big in America

Sant Singh Chatwal did not exactly bootstrap his way up America's lodging industry by starting at a modest roadside motel, as have so many immigrants. His first fixer-upper hotel was in Manhattan,......

Tulia, where art thou?

A few years ago, reports from Hollywood indicated that Oscar-winning actor Halle Berry was to play the Indian-American activist-lawyer Vanita Gupta, who won the 2004 India Abroad Publisher's......

'Mother of Judo' receives her gold 50 years on

The "Mother of Judo" waited 50 years to get the gold medal that was snatched from her in her first serious competition, a gender injustice that fuelled Rusty Kanokogi's winning crusade for women's......
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 5

May 5 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up by 25 points, or 0.4 percent, on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the... ...

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North Carolina: Federal authorities told North Carolina's governor on Wednesday that a new state law limiting restroom access for transgender... ...

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/world/america/050516/north-carolina-transgender-law-violates-civil-rights-law-us.html
Alabama city abandons law targeting transgender bathroom use

By Colleen Jenkins (Reuters) - The city council in Oxford, Alabama narrowly voted on Wednesday to recall an ordinance that drew criticism from... ...

https://in.news.yahoo.com/alabama-city-abandons-law-targeting-transgender-bathroom-231638222.html
Families sue Illinois school district over transgender bathroom case

By Justin Madden CHICAGO (Reuters) - Dozens of families on Wednesday sued two federal agencies and a suburban Chicago school district over a... ...

https://in.news.yahoo.com/families-sue-illinois-school-district-over-transgender-bathroom-200638894.html
Chandigarh-origin woman gets key post in US Republican party

An Indian-American woman Sikh lawyer from California has been elected to a key position in the Republican party at the national level.... ...

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