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India among 34 countries where marital rape is not a crime

India remains among the 30-odd nations where marital rape is not criminalised as the Delhi high court split verdict on the issue on Wednesday gave little to cheer about to those fighting against......

BSF men get police medals for nabbing Bangladeshi smugglers

Fifty-three personnel of the Border Security Force (BSF) have been decorated with various police service medals including gallantry decorations on the eve of the Republic Day. IMAGE: Border......

304 killed after 7.2 magnitude earthquake hits Haiti

At least 304 people have died and 1,800 people have injured after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Saturday morning. IMAGE: Bricks and debris are seen in front of a house that collapsed......

US to donate 1.6 cr vaccines to India and 17 other Asian nations

The United States has announced its plan to allocate 5.5 crore doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to the rest of the world as the second tranche, including 1.6 core jabs to 18 Asian nations such as......

India will be a significant recipient of US vaccines: Amb Sandhu

India will be a "significant recipient" of United States vaccines, the country's envoy to the US has said as President Joe Biden announced details of his administration's decision to send 25......

Why Has RBI Scrapped Polymer Currency Notes Idea?

The RBI has shelved its plan for polymer notes more than a decade after it invited interest from global manufacturers for one billion pieces of Rs 10 denomination polymer banknotes, reveals Tamal......

271 mn Indians came out of poverty between 2006 and 2016

India lifted 271 million people out of poverty between 2006 and 2016, recording the fastest reductions in the multi-dimensional poverty index values during the period with strong improvements in......

India at a low 105 on human capital index, Finland tops

IMAGE: Devotees carry a statue of the Hindu elephant god Ganesh for immersion in the sea, on the last day of 'Ganesh Chaturthi', in Mumbai. Photograph: Punit Paranjpe/Reuters India was ranked......

Toilets are fine but what about waste management?

  A study by international NGO WaterAid showed if all people waiting for household toilets in India were to stand in a line today, the queue would stretch from earth to moon and beyond.......

Contaminated water? Use low cost 'drinkable book' as cleaner

Image: Theresa Dankovich. Photograph: Kind courtesy, Facebook/Page Drinking Paper   The book is the brainchild of Theresa Dankovich, who calls it 'The Drinkable Book' Contaminted water is a......

'Women make very good peacekeepers'

'If you look at peacekeeping right now, it is fraught with accusations of sexual abuse or peacekeepers involved in deals that are outside their purview, human trafficking.' 'When a contingent of......

Marion Cotillard, Clooney, Gaga: Humanitarians of Hollywood

Ever wondered what happens when Hollywood A-listers turn protestors? Take a look.There exists a rare breed of showbiz celebrities who are just as passionate about social causes close to their heart......

Demi Moore, George Clooney, Oprah: Hollywood's humanitarian side

Amidst all the glitz, glamour and vacations on luxury yachts, Hollywood stars make time to do their bit for charity. While Oscar winning actress Sandra Bullock has given away a significant chunk of......

Osaka on Haiti, Afghanistan and feeling ungrateful

'And for me to just be hitting a tennis ball in the United States right now and have people come and watch me play ... I would want to be myself in this situation rather than anyone else in the......

The Amazing Life of Naomi Osaka

IMAGE: Naomi Osaka in a frilly white bikini and sheer cardigan. Photograph: Kind courtesy Naomi Osaka/Instagram   Tennis star Naomi Osaka is a global sports icon. At 23 she is the highest......

Football Focus: Guardiola hopes Messi ends career at Barcelona

IMAGE: 'I have huge gratitude for what Barcelona have done for me. I want him to finish his career there.' Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he is......

Extras: Neymar rape accuser charged with extortion

IMAGE: Neymar Jr was accused of raping Najila Trindade in a Paris hotel room in May. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters Police in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo said on Tuesday they had......

Soccer Extras: Mexico into Gold Cup semis

News of all that's transpired on and off the football field IMAGE: Costa Rica forward Jonathan Mc Donald (14) is grabbed by Mexico defender Nestor Araujo (2) as they vie for possession in the......
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