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Uzbekistan bans video games over ‘distorting values’

Uzbekistan has banned a long list of computer games deemed to be “distorting values” and “threatening stability”. The list includes several violent games but also global hits like Grand Theft Auto and innocuous classics like The Sims. The ban makes it illegal to import and distribute the games across the central Asian country. Reactions online have been swift and range ...

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Zoo tiger death: Victim named as Rosa King

A zoo-keeper who died after a tiger entered an enclosure at a wildlife park in Cambridgeshire has been named as 33-year-old Rosa King. The death happened at Hamerton Zoo Park, near Huntingdon, at about 11:15 BST on Monday. Friend Garry Chisholm, a wildlife photographer in his spare time, said she was the “focal point” and “shining light” of the wildlife ...

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Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh with high winds and rain

Cyclone Mora has hit Bangladesh, lashing the country’s south-eastern coast with heavy rain and high winds. The storm made landfall on Tuesday morning between the fishing port of Cox’s Bazar and the city of Chittagong, with winds of up to 117 km/h (73mph), Authorities have been moving more than a million people to shelters. India and Myanmar are also expected ...

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Why China’s Great Leap Into Kashmir Is An Own-Goal

The Indian government’s decision to boycott the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), has resulted in much debate, with most commentators either castigating or praising the official position. The government’s decision is based on two key concerns — On grounds of national sovereignty and territorial integrity, particularly because BRI’s flagship project, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), passes through the illegally ...

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Why A Uniform Civil Code Will Be A Disaster For India

Political parties that are desperate to impose Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in India are ignorant of the diversity of its cultures, customs, traditions, castes, ethnicity, languages and religious ideologies. From north to south and from east to west, each state in India has a different culture and a different outlook towards life. Is Hindu Law Uniform The Hindu Marriage Act ...

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Modi Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth was today morning accorded the ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Jugnauth arrived in India on Friday for a three-day visit and will meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi later today. Apart from holding delegation-level talks with PM Modi, Jugnauth, who is accomanied by his deputy Ivan Collendavelloo among other senior ...

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British Airways cancels flights from Heathrow and Gatwick airports amid global computer outage

British Airways (BA) canceled all flights from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports Saturday as a global IT failure causes severe disruption for travelers. The airline said it was suffering a “major IT systems failure” around the world. It didn’t say what was causing the problem but said there is no evidence of a cyberattack. Hours later the airways said that ...

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Nitish Kumar meets Narendra Modi: How political flavour changed between cancelled dinner and lunch over 7 years

Luncheons and dinner need to get special mention in defining the undulating relationship between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the years. Narendra Modi played a host to Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth over lunch and invited Nitish Kumar, who skipped a lunch hosted by Congress president Sonia Gandhi yesterday. Entire Opposition was fuming, albeit ...

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