• Will set up treatment camps for homosexuality: Goa minister to NYT
    4:21 AM

    Panaji, Jan 14 (IANS) Goa’s Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Ramesh Tawadkar has been quoted in the The New York Times as saying that homosexuality was a “big problem” and that his government would set up “camps” to treat the LGBT youth. This came less than 48 hours after attracting

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  • US Central Command’s Twitter account hacked, reopened
    1:02 PM

    Washington, Jan 13 (IANS/EFE) The Twitter account of the US Central Command (Centcom) responsible for operations in Iraq and Syria, is back in action after being allegedly hacked by the Islamic State (IS) jihadi group. “We’re back”, were the first words of the Central Command late Monday after their accounts

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  • Wrong perception of northeast as conflict zone: Meghalaya CM
    3:55 PM

    Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) India’s northeast was perceived as a ‘conflict zone’ due to the negative media coverage, Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said Monday, and lamented that positive stories from the region were hardly captured. Speaking at the inauguration of the Meghalaya House here, Sangma said negative publicity has

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  • INS condemns ‘horrific’ Paris killings
    1:52 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The Indian Newspaper Society (INS) Monday denounced the “horrific shooting” at the office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris that left 12 people dead. “In this hour of grief, our thoughts and prayers are with relatives of the victims of this terrorist attack and

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  • Yemeni Al Qaeda claims French magazine attack
    9:32 AM

    Paris, Jan 10 (IANS) Al Qaeda’s Yemeni arm has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, saying the shooting was an operation to teach the French the limits of freedom of expression, a media report said Saturday. A senior member of Al Qaeda in

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  • Tintin turns 86, expresses solidarity with Charlie Hebdo victims
    9:31 AM

    Paris, Jan 10 (IANS) Fictional cartoon detective Tintin, on turning 86 Saturday, expressed his solidarity with the victims of a French satirical magazine in an attack by two gunmen in Paris. “His anniversary is marked by the most horrible recent attacks against, among others, employees of Charlie Hebdo,” a post

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  • Paris gives Charlie Hebdo honorary citizenship
    9:15 AM

    Paris, Jan 10 (IANS) Paris has made the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo an “honorary citizen” as part of support to the weekly which lost its main cartoonists in a deadly shooting Wednesday. In an extraordinary meeting of the city council Friday, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said the status of “honorary

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  • Japan’s public broadcaster vetoes satirical comments on politicians
    11:03 AM

    Tokyo, Jan 9 (IANS/EFE) Japan’s public broadcaster NHK vetoed humorous digs at national politicians that the Japanese comedy duo Bakusho Mondai had proposed for a New Year’s programme scheduled to be broadcast Jan 3, the Asahi daily newspaper reported Friday. The duo spoke about the incident on their radio programme

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  • Centre should partner local communities in ‘Digital India': Expert
    10:55 AM

    Kolkata, Jan 9 (IANS) The central government needs to partner communities at the grassroots level and integrate the country’s vernacular component to make the Digital India initiative a success, an expert said here Friday. “Whatever money it (Centre) is spending on culture, heritage conservation and preservation etc., it is always

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  • 13 police officers arrested in missing Mexican scribe’s case
    10:51 AM

    Mexico City, Jan 9 (IANS/EFE) Thirteen police officers in the Mexican state of Veracruz have been arrested for their suspected involvement in the disappearance of journalist Jose Moises Sanchez, the state’s prosecutor Luis Angel Bravo has announced. At the same time, the National Commission of Human Rights (NCHR) called on

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  • Paris magazine attack: Shots fired in suspects’ hunt
    10:27 AM

    London, Jan 9 (IANS) At least one hostage has been taken at a warehouse in a town northeast of Paris as police moved in to detain the men who killed 12 people at the office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, BBC reported Friday. Shots were fired earlier as the

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  • Paris magazine attack: Shots fired in suspects’ hunt
    9:05 AM

    London, Jan 9 (IANS) A number of shots were reportedly fired in Paris as police chased a car in which gunmen, who killed 12 people at the office of French satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo”, were on board, BBC reported Friday. Police sources reported the shooting and chase nearly 48 hours

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