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Dutch cabinet partially ban burqas in public places


London, May 23 : The Dutch cabinet has imposed partial ban on wearing the face-covering Islamic veil i.e. burqua, at public areasincluding schools, hospitals and public transport. Prime Minister Mark Rutte said that the prohibition bill of Islamic veil passed on May 22 will be regulated in education and healthcare institutions and government buildings in future, but the decision was ...

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Michael Bloomberg: Impressed by Narendra Modi’s commitment to clean energy

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28:  Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg attends the "Genesis Generation Challenge" at Bloomberg Philanthropies on April 28, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)

Washington, May 23 : Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi for proposing new public health standards for emissions from coal-fired power plants, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has said he is impressed by the Indian leader’s commitment to build a clean energy future for India. ”Congratulations to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking such a bold step toward his ...

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Siddaramaiah: Narendra Modi’s one-year rule total failure


New Delhi, May 23 : Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today termed the one-year rule of Narendra Modi led NDA government at the Centre as “a total failure”. ”It’s a total failure in one year,” the Congress Chief Minister said here while responding to queries about the performance of BJP led government at the Centre during the last one year.He further ...

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Meem Afzal slams Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi for his remarks on beef eaters


Srinagar, May 23 :Slamming Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi’s statement advising beef eaters to leave for Pakistan, Congress leader Meem Afzal today said it was a reflection of BJP leaders’ “mindset”. ”Earlier it was Giriraj Kishore who wanted people not voting for Narendra Modi to go to Pakistan. As many as 69 per cent people did not vote for Modi. ...

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Sydney Writers Festival: Author Atul Gawande speaks about his book Being Mortal


Sydney: Atul Gawande is thinking about death. Which is a funny thing, really, because he’s the type of doctor who gives you the feeling he would definitely save your life. The 49-year old surgeon and New Yorker staff writer has spent much of his adult life thinking about how we can better improve the medical treatment we give and receive. ...

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