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  • Bollywood makes a song and dance about a lesbian romance – at last0

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    • February 24, 2019

    The country decriminalised gay sex six months ago, but its film industry has only taken hesitant steps in the direction of equality. What does this say about attitudes towards homosexuality, and about Indians themselves? Sohini C  24 February 2019 India decriminalised gay sex six months ago, but its film industry has only taken hesitant steps

  • Rakbar Khan: Did cow vigilantes lynch a Muslim farmer?0

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    • February 24, 2019

    BBC News 23 February 2019 A Muslim dairy farmer was stopped late one night last July as he led two cows down a track in rural Rajasthan, south of the Indian capital, Delhi. Within hours he was dead, but who killed him, asks the BBC’s James Clayton – the “cow vigilantes” he met on the

  • Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party in turmoil0

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    • February 22, 2019

    Resignations of leaders leave Jamaat-e-Islami struggling to regain its former influence A file image of supporters of Jamaat-e-Islami, Bangladesh’s largest Islamist political party, demonstrating in Dhaka on Jan. 11, 2015. The party has been in turmoil since 2013 with its leaders facing war crimes charges and an election ban from the country’s Supreme Court. (ucanews.com

  • Was the Saudi crown prince’s visit a success for India?0

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    • February 22, 2019

    By Kuwar Singh February 21, 2019 Quartz.com India The Saudi Arabian crown prince’s visit to India this week ended under the same cloud where it began. Just days before Mohammed bin Salman’s visit, over 40 uniformed men were killed in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, when a suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden SUV into a convoy of the

  • Pulwama explosives obtained locally, says Indian commander0

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    • February 22, 2019

    Anwar Iqbal February 17, 2019 WASHINGTON: “It is not possible to bring such massive amounts of explosives by infiltrating the border,” says an Indian military commander, Lt Gen D.S. Hooda. India blames Pakistan for Thursday’s suicide bombing in Pulwama that killed over 40 soldiers in India-held Kashmir. Pakistan has strongly rejected the Indian claim, urging New Delhi to avoid

  • Bangladesh to Launch Crackdown in Wake of Massive Dhaka Fire0

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    • February 22, 2019

    By Kamran Reza Chowdhury on Feb 22, 2019 Bangladeshi authorities said Friday they would launch a crackdown to stop businesses from illegally keeping chemical warehouses with highly flammable materials near residential areas, after a massive overnight fire killed nearly 70 people in Dhaka’s old section. The Dhaka South City Corporation said it would lead the

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