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We need more journalists on the frontlines exploring unsustainable practices in clothing industry to bring the issues into the limelight As spring is upon us, it heralds not only a change in weather but the new ‘lawn’ season. One cannot help but cringe at the thought of ‘aunties’ descending en-masse upon clothing stores. Like carnivores on a feeding frenzy, it…Read more
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In spite of her visual impairment,  an Irish woman has left all amazed by running an astounding 81.09 miles for 12 straight hours and securing her place in the Guinness World Records. Sinead Kane, with a mere five percent vision ran an overwhelming 130.50 km (81.09 miles), which is the equivalent of three marathons, for 12 hours on a treadmill…Read more
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Facebook on Thursday launched new tools that give people in Pakistan more control over who can download and share their profile pictures, and provide the ability to add a design to a profile picture to deter misuse. Profile pictures are an important part of building community on Facebook because they help people find friends and create meaningful connections. But not…Read more
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Tens of thousands of farmers from India’s western state of Maharashtra reached the state capital of Mumbai on Monday to protest what they called a lack of government support despite severe distress within the sector that employs the majority of the country’s workforce. The protestors walked 180 kilometres (112 miles) from Nashik to Mumbai over the course of a few…Read more
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Nigeria is battling on two fronts against an unprecedented outbreak of Lassa fever,a cousin of Ebola,that has already killed 110 people this year.Even as doctors are grappling to contain the threat, health watchdogs are struggling to understand why the deadly virus has spread so dramatically.The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 353 Lassa cases since January 1,compared with…Read more
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Leading industrialist P.R. Ramasubrahmaneya Rajha, Chairman, Ramco Group, passed away in Rajapalayam on Thursday. He was 81. He is survived by his wife R. Sudarsanam, two daughters and son P. R. Venketrama Raja. Mr. Rajha, born in 1936 as the only son of P.A.C. Ramasamy Raja, founder of Ramco Group, played a big role in building the Group into a…Read more
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Veteran Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna passed away at the Sir H N Reliance Foundation and Research Centre in Mumbai this morning. He was suffering from cancer. The hospital authorities refused to comment on his demise. The actor, who turned 70 on October 6, was admitted to the hospital on March 31. At the time, pictures of a frail and emaciated…Read more
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The United States has announced multiple measures to "deter and detect" what it described as "fraud and abuse" of H-1B work visas, the most sought after by Indian IT firms and professionals. The announcement by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services comes on a day on which the federal agency started accepting applications for H-1B visas for the fiscal year…Read more
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PV Sindhu beat Olympic champion Carolina Marin 21-19, 21-16 to win the India Open final at the Siri Fort Complex here on Sunday. In front of a loud home crowd, Sindhu lost the lead just twice in an otherwise spectacular display of aggression against the Rio Olympics gold medallist. Sindhu raced to a 6-1 lead in the first game but…Read more
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Yogi Adityanath has been in the news for all variety of reasons. As a young chief minister, he has gone quite far in taking almost 50 decisions within a week of assuming charge beginning with asking his ministers to declare their assets within 15 days. Some of the major decisions have created ripples in the political community and society at large.…Read more
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