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Xinjiang province has become dystopian hellscape: Amnesty

beijing, June 12 -- China is committing human rights abuses on Muslim minorities in the province of Xinjiang, a "dystopian hellscape" where brainwashing and torture in camps are commonplace, human rig... Read More


ATM penetration to rise as RBI permits higher interchange fee

Mumbai, June 12 -- Penetration of automated teller machines (ATMs) is expected to rise, following a central bank decision to hike the interchange fees on cash withdrawals and non-cash transactions. E... Read More


RLD, SP accuse BJP of using "unethical tactics"

MEERUT, June 12 -- The Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and Samajwadi Party (SP) have accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of adopting "unethical tactics" to rope in their zila panchayat members in Baghpat... Read More


IMD forecasts more rain across UP soon

Lucknow, June 12 -- Districts across Uttar Pradesh are expected to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall over the weekend, according to a fresh forecast issued by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)... Read More


Agra varsity to conduct exams on objective question pattern

Agra, June 12 -- All written exams of undergraduate and post graduate courses in Dr BR Ambedkar University, Agra will be objective type and held on OMR (optical mark recognition) sheets where students... Read More


Aiming for zero new transmissions to end AIDS in 10 yrs: Vardhan

New Delhi, June 12 -- If AIDS (acquired immuno deficiency syndrome) has to end in 10 years, the target should be to achieve zero new transmissions , said Harsh Vardhan, Union minister of health and fa... Read More


Top court to end Italian marines' trial on June 15

New Delhi, June 12 -- The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to close all proceedings in India against the Italian marines who killed two Indian fishermen off the coast of Kerala in 2012, saying it will p... Read More


Covid-19 and the invisibilisation of rural India

India, June 12 -- Two village pradhans (chiefs), in two different states, one in the north, another in the south, one in Uttar Pradesh (UP), the other in Tamil Nadu, pointed me in exactly the same dir... Read More


G7 needs a reset. It must reflect the world of today

India, June 12 -- In his final year in office, outspoken United States (US) President Donald Trump found G7 to be an "outdated group of countries". He was forthright in his denunciation, saying, "I do... Read More


When our children are left vulnerable

India, June 12 -- It started with a WhatsApp message. "A 2 months old baby boy and a 2 yrs old baby girl [sic] need a home because their parents have passed away due to Covid". The children were up fo... Read More