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Former Indian minister loses defamation suit #MeToo World News

A Delhi court has acquitted a former journalist of defamation charges after he was charged with sexual assault. Indian journalist Priya Ramani was sentenced to two years in prison for criminal defamation of an article in which she sexually assaulted former foreign minister and newspaper editor Mobasher Javed Akbar in a hotel room during a […]

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Why are farmers protesting against the Indian government? | News

Rachel Humphreys Talks with Guardian’s South Asia correspondent Hannah Ellis Peterson, About the farmers’ protest in India. Farmers vehemently objected to the new laws, which have been the biggest agricultural reforms in decades. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government says the laws will bring the necessary modernization and private competition in the ailing sector, which has […]

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India: Activist arrested on protest toolkit shared by Greta Thunberg India

Indian police have charged a 22-year-old climate worker with sedition, in a document tweeted by meteorologist Greta Thunberg about ongoing protests against Indian farmers. Edited and rotated it. Swedish climate activist Thonberg has this month backed farmers who have been protesting against agrarian reform since December, saying their livelihoods would suffer but large corporations would […]

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Farmers protest in India: Why did the new laws provoke anger? | India

Who is protesting? Hundreds of thousands of farmers, mostly from the Sikh and northern Indian states of Punjab and Haryana, have been protesting against the introduction of agricultural laws since last September. Farmers began protesting in their states, but in late November they marched or drove their tractors to the outskirts of Delhi. Here they […]

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Nepal bans three Indian climbers for falsifying Everest summit

Three Indian climbers accused by Nepal of making false claims to have climbed Mount Everest in 2016 have been banned from climbing the country for six years. The alleged fake climb came after one of the three, 26-year-old Narendra Singh Yadav, was nominated as a potential recipient of the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award, after […]

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Twitter account for staff in India after account termination India

Twitter has expressed concern for the safety of its employees in India after the company refused to comply with the Indian government’s demand to remove more than a thousand accounts linked to farmers’ protests in the country. In a statement, Twitter said it had requested the removal of 1,178 listed handles allegedly belonging to Pakistan […]

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