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Commercial surrogacy outlawed

Commercial surrogacy outlawed

Draft bill bans ‘womb rentals’ for money New Delhi: Renting a womb will soon be a crime in India with the Cabinet today approving a law banning commercial surrogacy and permitting only altruistic surrogacy in the interest of infertile couples. Altruistic surrogacy means engaging a close relative as a surrogate in a legal contract with […]

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You can now set up email addresses in Hindi

You can now set up email addresses in Hindi

Paid service supported by Gmail, Microsoft New Delhi: Startup Data Xgen Technologies has started a paid email address service in Hindi characters or Devanagari script, and plans to roll out free registration of such IDs on the lines of Gmail, Outlook and Yahoo soon. “A few hundred IDs have been created till now on .bharat […]

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‘Licence’ to kill monkeys?

‘Licence’ to kill monkeys?

Animals categorised as vermin after farmers’ complaints By Sindhu Radhakrishna Human-wildlife conflict is certainly not easy to solve. Reactive measures like culling, however, serve little purpose except to indicate a willingness to decimate wildlife in a bid to avoid public discomfiture. Culling is a drastic and cruel measure. No attempt has been made to address […]

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Wrong meal proves costly for airline

Wrong meal proves costly for airline

Jain man was served meat by Swiss New Delhi: The apex consumer commission has directed a foreign airline to pay a compensation of Rs 20,000 to a customer and upgrade his economy class ticket to business class if he travelled in future, as a penalty for serving him non-vegetarian food instead of a Jain meal […]

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Indian fashion at Eiffel Tower

Indian fashion at Eiffel Tower

Paris: Paris has been ruling the high seas of fashion for more than centuries. And in the heart of Fashion Capital, we are happy to announce the first time ever in the history of the world a Fashion Week called The “French European Indian Fashion Week” an initiative of World News Network is going to […]

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Indian firm loses deal over ‘fakes’

Indian firm loses deal over ‘fakes’

Target cuts ties with Mumbai-based textiles maker Minneapolis: Target, America’s second-largest discount retailer, has decided to cut ties with Indian textiles manufacturer Welspun India because of fake Egyptian cotton sheets supplied by the Mumbai-headquartered company. On Aug.19, the Minneapolis, Minnesota, retailer said that between 2014 and 2016, Welspun India supplied sheets saying they were made […]

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HImachal CM may face graft charges

HImachal CM may face graft charges

I’ve been framed, he counters Shimla: Pandemonium prevailed in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly today, the second day of the monsoon session, as opposition BJP MLAs engaged in a bitter exchange of words with Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh over media reports that CBI has finalised the charge-sheet against him in a disproportionate assets case. BJP MLA […]

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Punjabi wave boosts Cali town

Punjabi wave boosts Cali town

Cultural, political influence on the rise in Kerman Kerman, California: Despite a flagging housing market and slowing population growth in California, people are still flocking to inland regions like the Central Valley. The town of Kerman, just west of Fresno, has grown by some 60 percent over the last decade. That’s fuelled in part by […]

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End turban exclusions, basketball body told

End turban exclusions, basketball body told

More than 40 US lawmakers urge change Washington: A bipartisan group of more than 40 US lawmakers have appealed to the International Basketball Federation to end an “outdated and discriminatory” policy against Sikh players over turbans. “Sikhs participate in a wide variety of sports around the globe, and there has never been a single instance […]

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US refuses comment on Kashmir situation

US refuses comment on Kashmir situation

New Delhi: The US has refused to comment on the situation in Kashmir, in the grip of ceaseless violence for a-month-and-a-half, saying that matter has to be decided by the parties concerned. Asked to comment on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks about atrocities in Pakistan’s Balochistan, US Ambassador Richard Verma was quoted by news website […]

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