Gay rights rule change sets up cultural battle in conservative India

Gay rights rule change sets up cultural battle in conservative India

Supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community celebrate after the Supreme Court’s verdict of decriminalizing gay sex and revocation of the Section 377 law, during a march in Mumbai on September 6. (REUTERS Photo)   NEW DELHI, September 7 (Reuters): When R. Balaji, a 30-year-old gay man from India’s IT hub Bengaluru, […]

Turkey calls for ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib, Russia opposes

Turkey calls for ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib, Russia opposes

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting in Tehran, Iran on September 7. (REUTERS Photo)   Beirut,  September 7 (Reuters): Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called for a ceasefire in the rebel-held region of Idlib in northwest Syria on Friday and said an anticipated government assault on insurgents there […]

Brazil far-right candidate Bolsonaro in serious condition after stabbing

Brazil far-right candidate Bolsonaro in serious condition after stabbing

People surround a man suspected (not pictured) of stabbing Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro (top right in yellow) while the latter was campaigning in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais state, Brazil on September 6. (REUTERS Photo)   JUIZ DE FORA, Brazil, September 7 (Reuters): The leading candidate in Brazil’s presidential election is in serious but stable […]

California wildfire rages unchecked, threatens homes, shuts interstate

California wildfire rages unchecked, threatens homes, shuts interstate

Smoke rises as the large delta fire spreads along Shasta County in California, U.S., September 5, 2018 in this picture obtained on September 6 from social media. (REUTERS Photo)   LOS ANGELES, September 7 (Reuters): A wildfire burned unchecked early on Friday in northern California, threatening homes and shutting down an interstate highway where motorists […]

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe says now accepts Mnangagwa as legitimate president

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe says now accepts Mnangagwa as legitimate president

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe gestures during a news conference at his private residence nicknamed “Blue Roof” in Harare, Zimbabwe on July 29, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)   HARARE, September 7 (Reuters): Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe has said he now accepts President Emmerson Mnangagwa as the country’s legitimate leader after initially accusing him of leading a “disgraceful” […]

Pollution regulator issues environmental notices to Coal India

Pollution regulator issues environmental notices to Coal India

A worker carries coal in a basket in a industrial area in Mumbai. (REUTERS File Photo)   NEW DELHI, September 7 (Reuters): The pollution regulator for the central Indian state of Odisha issued notices to Coal India mines with combined annual capacity of 20 million tonnes over environmental failings, according to a document seen by Reuters […]

Lenovo unveils fitness band in India

Lenovo unveils fitness band in India

New Delhi, September 7 (IANS): Chinese technology company Lenovo on Friday announnced a new “Cardio Plus HX03W” smart band with multi-interface options and more health and fitness features for Rs 1,999 in India.   The Bluetooth-enabled smart band comes with a 0.96-inch OLED full-screen display, embedded heart-rate sensor, long standby time, USB direct charging and water […]

NCLAT issues notice to Walmart, enquires about business model

NCLAT issues notice to Walmart, enquires about business model

New Delhi/Bengaluru, September 7 (IANS): The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has issued a notice to Walmart, enquiring about its business model under an appeal filed against the Walmart-Flipkart deal.   “Before going into the merit of the appeal, we intend to know the manner in which Walmart International Holdings Inc. and Flipkart Pvt. Ltd. […]

Ashok Leyland inaugurates electric vehicle facility

Ashok Leyland inaugurates electric vehicle facility

Chennai, September 7 (IANS): Commercial vehicles major Ashok Leyland Ltd on Friday said it has inaugurated its electric vehicle (EV) facility in its plant at Ennore here.   In a statement issued here the company said it is India’s first integrated facility for design, prototyping, testing, process prototyping and solutions design.   “The in-house facilities include […]

Anne Hathaway to get Human Rights award

Anne Hathaway to get Human Rights award

Actress Anne Hathaway will be honoured with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) National Equality Award here on September 15.   The “Bride Wars” actress will receive the award for her humanitarian work that she has done for the society, especially with with women and the LGBTQ community, reports variety.com.   Acknowleging Hathaway’s contribution for the […]

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