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India's Preference for Sons Has Resulted in 21 Million 'Unwanted Girls'

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M - India's preference for sons over daughters has led to the birth of millions of "unwanted" girls, according to a new report by the Indian government. This drops to 1.55 for families with two children and rises to 1.65 for three, and drops to 1.51 and 1.45 for four and five children, respectively. Economic and cultural reasons such as property passing on to sons rather than daughters, paying for a wedding dowry, and daughters moving to their husband's house, all contribute to a ... Read More »

Kim Jong-nam 'met American man 4 days before his assassination'

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The man entered Malaysia on the same day that Kim arrived in the country. During Tuesday's (Jan 30) cross examination, police investigation officer Wan Azirul Nizam Che Wan Aziz agreed with the defence lawyer that Siti was introduced by a taxi driver to a man known as James, or Ri Ji U. Read More »

Lets consider even 'beggars' as employed: Chidambaram's dig at PM Modi

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The latest sticking point between former Finance Minister P Chidambaram and PM Modi is whether selling pakodas can be considered a form of gainful employment? By that logic, even is a job. The Congress leader blasted the Centre for its policies and said that nothing is being done to create more jobs in the market. "So they are "job" holders for 100 days and jobless for 265 days". Read More »

Farmer's son accepts body after ministers' assurances

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The department has also initiated an inquiry into Patil's claims that other farmers in Dhule district secured higher compensation and also promised to present its findings within a month. After he received the letter, Narendra Patil took his father's body into custody and left for Dhule for final rites. "In this case, their government officers should be booked, as the order for compensation was passed in 2012 when they were in power, and the compensation amount decreased during their rule". Read More »

Russian Bot Trump Retweets Neared 500K During Campaign

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During that same timeframe, the Russian-linked accounts retweeted candidate Hillary Clinton less than 50,000 times, Twitter told the committee. "During the relevant period, those accounts generated approximately 2.12 million automated, election-related Tweets , which collectively received approximately 454.7 million impressions generated within the first seven days of posting". Read More »

Yemen separatists surround Aden presidential palace

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Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher has accused the separatists of mounting a coup. The troops guarding the checkpoint are part of a unit called the Elite Shabwa Force that was trained by the United Arab Emirates and deployed past year to the region. Read More »

PM pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi

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January 30 marks the assassination of "Bapu" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in 1948 by Nathuram Godse. Territorial assembly Speaker V Vaithilingam, Ministers, MLAs, freedom fighters and government officials were among those who paid tributes at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi here. Read More »

Tennessee Teen Shot Dead During Internet Challenge

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On Jan. 25, an unnamed 17-year-old was recording a video for the "No Lackin Challenge" inside of a 24-hour café in Memphis, Tennessee when he was accidentally shot in the head by his friend, 21-year-old Sherman Lackland , Fox 19 reports. Read More »

'Padmaavat' row: Now, Malaysia bans Deepika Padukone-starrer movie

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Malaysia's film censorship board has reportedly not cleared the film on grounds that it might offend the Muslims in the country. According to the media reports, a movie producer familiar with the LPF's ratings told a leading Malaysian news portal that "not relevant" remark signifies banned movies which are likely to incite communal discomfort and hatred. Read More »

Chevron Corporation (CVX) has its outstanding shares of 1.9 Billion

It has underperformed by 10.02% the S&P500. Janney Capital Management Llc increased Wsdmtr Jpn Hedg Eq Etf (DXJ) stake by 557,474 shares to 2.41M valued at $131.59 million in 2017Q3. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, September 21. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $12000 target in Friday, July 28 report. Read More »

Former Giants coach on Spygate: Tom Brady knew all our signals

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The Patriots represent New England - a region that, save for New Hampshire and part of ME, went entirely blue in the 2016 election, while Pennsylvania voted for Trump . The Eagles led going into the fourth quarter. Patriots 31, Eagles 10 . "We're excited and can't wait to get to Minnesota", McCourty said. Zac Al-Khateeb: The Eagles have proven themselves capable of beating the Patriots this postseason on both sides of the ball. Read More »

Kenya's Odinga to be "sworn in" as president despite warning

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Uhuru Kenyatta had been declared the victor of the August poll, and also went ahead to win the repeat election, polling over 98% of the votes cast. However officers kept their distance as hundreds gathered at the Uhuru park venue. Human rights groups and the opposition have long accused the Kenyan police of being used by the government to crush dissent. "We nonetheless wish to put the (ruling party) Jubilee administration on notice that we will accomplish our mission come hell or high water". Read More »

Eight-month-old battles for life after relative rapes her

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While the child is still battling for her life, the police have arrested the child's cousin Suraj. The man assaulted the baby when her parents were away at work and had left her and her two-year-old sister with family members at their home in Shakurpur Basti, the police said on Monday. Read More »

Accomplice in Asma murder case arrested in Kohat

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A case has also been registered against the two suspects in Township police station under Section 324 and 302 of Pakistan Penal Code. The father of Aasma has appealed for justice from high-ranking officials. However, Alam himself condemned the tragic death and assured the family that everything will be done to bring the criminal to justice. According to the premier, they believe in the freedom of the press but the government must keep a check for the sake of the people's rights. Read More »

Trans Women Forced to Shave Their Heads by Indonesian Officials

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In some parts of the archipelago, waria are revered as divine people. The police released all the transgender people on 28 January without any charges. The police also cut their hair and forced them to wear men's clothes during the raids. The incident happened after police on Sunday raided several beauty salons in conservative Aceh and rounded up their transgender employees over claims that they had teased a group of boys. Read More »

Contempt notice to Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh over cow vigilantism

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The bench, that included Justices A.M. Kanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud, heard senior counsel Indira Jaising for the petitioner and said that the presence of contemnors is not required on April 3. On September 22, the court told all chief secretaries to file compliance reports on laying down mechanisms against mob violence, saying that "nobody can wash off their hands". Read More »

Zeenat Aman slaps a molestation case on a Mumbai businessman

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While the businessman allegedly paid no heed to Aman's repeated warnings, the veteran actress filed a case against him at the Juhu Police station. Zeenat Aman is often considered one of the most influential actresses of Hindi cinema during the late 70s and 80s. Read More »

High Temperatures Bringing Wind, Fire Danger to Malibu

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Forecasters said Sunday that the hot, dry air will drop humidity levels into the single digits in much of greater Los Angeles. On Sunday, forecasted highs are expected to remain in the high-70s to low-80s and lows are expected to be in the lower to mid-50s. Read More »

Richmond police officer struck by auto while breaking up sideshow

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Officers had arrived around 1:20 a.m.at Marina Bay Parkway just north of Regatta Boulevard in response to several calls and found 40 to 50 cars spinning "donuts" and screeching tires, police spokesman Lt. The impact pushed the officer onto the hood and windshield of the vehicle before he fell off onto the ground. He was taken to a local hospital, where he is expected to make a full recovery. Read More »

Indian ride-share giant coming to Aust

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Based in Bangalore, Ola has over a million drivers across 110 Indian cities. Fresh from China's Didi moving into Brazil and Taiwan , Ola in India is taking the first steps to move into the Australian market which expands its rivalry with Uber. Read More »

Opposition senators: Deputy ombudsman suspended to cowl up fact

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Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, who released the bank records of Mr. Duterte during the presidential campaign in 2016, said Malacañang's move against Carandang was an "impeachable offense". In the only comment it has made on the case, the central bank's Anti-Money Laundering Council said following Carandang's television comments that it had received a request from the Ombudsman "regarding the alleged bank accounts of President Rodrigo Duterte". Read More »

Suspected Package Thief Slips on Grass, Injures Leg

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In the video, the woman struggles to get up after falling and it appears she injured her leg or ankle. After scooping up three packages, the woman attempts to run back to the vehicle, but slips on the grass, injuring her ankle in the process. Read More »

Turkish military kills over 550 terrorists in Syria in 8 days

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The dominant group in the alliance is the Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, which has close ties to the PKK . Some Turkish officials have said the main aim is the creation of a 30-kilometer (20-mile) deep "secure zone" in Afrin, which Turkey says is essential for its security. Read More »

Typo on tickets invites attendees to 'State of the Uniom'

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A copy of the ticket for US President Donald Trump's "State of the Union" speech, which contained a spelling error. Grijalva's tweet also included a photograph of the offending ticket. An official said a correction was immediately made and all but about a dozen tickets have been exchanged. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tweeted that he was "looking forward" to Tuesday's "State of the Uniom". Read More »