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    Scuffles break out at Sabarimala temple over entry of menstrual age women

    Reuters . Nilakkal, India | Updated at 03:11pm on October 17, 2018

    Hundreds of police guarded the main gateway to an Indian hill temple on Wednesday to prevent clashes between women of menstrual age entering for the...

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    Bishop Mulakkal granted bail in nun rape case

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 04:40pm on October 15, 2018

    An Indian bishop accused of raping a nun was granted bail Monday in a case that has triggered rare dissent within the country’s...

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    MJ Akbar sues Ramani for defamation

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 04:24pm on October 15, 2018

    Indian government minister MJ Akbar filed a defamation suit on Monday against one of at least 10 women accusing him of sexual harassment, calling the...

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    MJ Akbar says sexual assault allegations baseless

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 05:59pm on October 14, 2018

    Indian minister of state for external affairs MJ Akbar said he will take legal action against those who have accused him of sexual assault ruling...

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    Pakistani judge removed over criticism of ISI

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:23am on October 13, 2018

    A Pakistani high court judge who publicly accused the country’s powerful intelligence service of manipulating judicial decisions to influence the last general election was removed...

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    Bangladesh ahead of South Asian countries

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:06am on October 12, 2018

    Bangladesh performed better than the South Asian countries average and the Lower Middle-Income countries average in all criteria except for stunting, showed the World Bank’s...

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    Two Pak former PMs, journalist face court in treason case

    Reuters . Lahore | Updated at 01:20am on October 09, 2018

    Two former prime ministers of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, facing allegations of treason appeared before a court along with a prominent journalist...

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    India’s Rohingya refugees struggle with hatred, fear

    Reuters . Jammu | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    Hours after Indian TV channels flashed that the country was deporting seven Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar, Sahidullah said he received a call from his nephew:...

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    NHRC demands trial of Myanmar army in int’l court

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:36am on October 07, 2018

    National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh on Saturday asked foreign ministry to play an active role to ensure trial of Myanmar army personnel involved in...

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    India seals missile deal with Russia despite US warning

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:39am on October 06, 2018

    India agreed a deal with Russia to buy S-400 surface to air missile systems on Friday, the Kremlin said, as New Delhi disregarded US warnings...