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Irom Sharmila: India court orders release of hunger striker

<b>A court in India has ordered the release of a human rights activist who has been on hunger strike for 14 years.</b><p>Irom Sharmila Chanu began her fast in 2000 to protest against a controversial law in the north-eastern state of Manipur, which gave the Indian armed forces sweeping powers.<p>Shortly after …

Human Rights

India: School textbooks say 'Japan nuked US'

<b>Parents and students in India's western state of Gujarat are up in arms over school textbooks full of glaring errors, it's been reported.</b><p>The textbook makes statements such as: "Japan dropped a nuclear bomb on the US during World War II," and "Proportion of poisonous gas CO3 has increased due to …

India

Ten 'big facts' about India

<b>India often attracts generalisations and stereotyping, but more often it defies them. After all, it is an enormous and varied place with the genetic, linguistic, culinary and sartorial diversity which are usually found in a continent. Sam Miller, a former BBC Delhi correspondent who has spent more</b> …

As it happened: Alarm at worst Kiev violence

Kiev

Racism in India: Systemic, systematic and pervasive

A very sad, yet unacknowledged fact is that India is one of the most racist countries in the world, and it is due to government apathy and lack of …

Students committee imposes ‘curfew’ in Manipur

Students' organisations and several non-governmental organisations have taken umbrage against the increasing instances of attacks against the people …

Manipur may burn again, warns Gangmei

Manipur Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam Gangmei has warned the people “to be on guard against the insidious manipulations” by the BJP.<p>Speaking to …

Nido death: Kejriwal joins protest, assures action

From the next academic session, the history of Northeast India will be included in the syllabus of Delhi government schools so that “children know …

One held over 'hate' attack on Delhi women

<b>Police in the Indian capital, Delhi, say they have arrested one person in connection with an alleged attack on two women from north-eastern India.</b><p>The women from Manipur state say they were assaulted by a group of men in a busy area of the city on 25 January.<p>It comes amid uproar in Delhi over last …

India

Goons assault two Manipuri women in Delhi, cops go slow on case

NEW DELHI: Barely 3km from the spot in Lajpat Nagar where 19-year-old Nido Tania was brutally assaulted on Wednesday, two young women from Manipur …

The other people By Debanish Achom

An Open Goodbye Letter to India

<b>Dear India,</b><p>From the day I was born, you were the first sight I saw. My first steps were in your soil. I spent a month memorizing your national …

The Basics of Photography: I for ISO

As we continue our series on the basics of photography, we run into the letter “I”. What better term to define in the photo world than one of the …

India protest over student 'hate crime' death in Delhi

<b>Hundreds of people have protested in Delhi against the beating and subsequent death of a university student from north-eastern India.</b><p>Officials say 19-year-old Nido Tania was beaten on Wednesday by shopkeepers who had ridiculed his appearance. He died the next day.<p>Two people have been taken into …

India

3 Amazing Science-backed Life Tips You'd Never Guess

Life is tough and we’ve all got problems.<p>But hey, look on the bright side – this article has three science-backed tips to help you live your life …