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Britain votes to leave the EU, here’s what happens next

|By Gavin Barrett, The Conversation| Britain has voted to leave the European Union. This is having an immediate effect on markets. It is also having immediate political ramifications. David Cameron has announced he will not continue in his role as British prime minister. Legally speaking, though, the process of actually leaving will take some time. Britain will now enter a kind of ...

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Kerala – a conflict of cultures?

[By Mari Marcel Thekaekara|New Internationalist] Kerala has long been held up as an example of a model state. India’s most educated piece of paradise. But people who live there, in general, and women who live there in particular, know only too well, that the hype is merely that – hot air. The fact that this is a state with the highest ...

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Overcoming India’s Official Homophobia

[By Shashi Tharoor] NEW DELHI – Sixty-six years after adopting one of the world’s most liberal constitutions, India is being convulsed by a searing debate over a colonial-era provision in its penal code, Section 377, which criminalizes “whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman, or animal.” It must be changed. Beyond forcing millions ...

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Is 70 Too Old for the UN?

[By Shashi Tharoor] NEW YORK – As world leaders prepare to gather next week at the United Nations in New York to ratify the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and commemorate the UN’s 70th anniversary, for many a fundamental question has become inescapable. Grounds for pessimism are undeniable. Conflicts rage on, seemingly unaffected by upholders of world order. Despite more ...

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Mumbai meat ban

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has banned the sale of meat in Mumbai for 4 days in view of the Jain fasting season. This news has definitely not gone down well with the Twitterati. While some took the comic route to vent their views, some fervently opposed the announcement. And some even trolled celebrities who came out in support of ...

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Aruna Shanbaug

Denied the right to justice: Aruna Shanbaug

Aruna Shanbaug has passed away 42 years after she was brutally sexually assaulted by a ward boy, Sohanlal Bhartha Walmiki, while working as a junior nurse at the KEM Hospital. Today as this news spread, reputed journalists, media houses rushed in to write about how Aruna Shanbaug’s case is a “fine example” of a landmark judgement on passive euthanasia and ...

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Hashtag drama in Delhi elections

[By Aishwarya Yerra] In less than two days Delhi will go into Assembly elections. Battle lines were clearly drawn more than a month ago and #Delhifightclub has been going at it and how. Fighters Bharatiya Janata Party and Aam Admi Party were supposed to fight each other but through the course of the election campaigning it became #cabinetvsKejriwal just after ...

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Union Budget 2014-15 Live

Newly appointed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is set to present his maiden Budget on July 10, 2014 amid high expectations coupled with challenges. Point Blank 7 brings to you highlights of the budget and the mood across various sectors!

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Illegal Abortions: The foetal scourge

With abortion in India becoming an instrument of family planning and abortion laws being misused, there are myriad socio-cultural practices in India that has changed its course and the concept of abortion has taken on a different form.  |An Exclusive Investigation|Riti Sinha| Chennai: At a certain clinic in Thiruvanmiyur, an upmarket area of Chennai, “termination” can be done even for ...

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