Hyderabad Administration To Campaign Against 'Contract Marriages'

Hyderabad:  The Hyderabad district administration has decided to spread the message against child marriage and ‘contract marriages’ of minor girls and women with elderly persons from Gulf countries. Last week, a woman in the city alleged that her 16-year-old daughter was married off to a 65-year-old Omani national three months …

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Climate Change Could Shrink Fish Size By 30 Per Cent, Says Study

Toronto:  Fish are expected to shrink in size by 20 to 30 per cent if ocean temperatures continue to climb due to climate change, a study has warned. The study by researchers at the University of British Columbia in Canada provides a deeper explanation of why fish are expected to …

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US Sanctions Chinese, Russians Over North Korea Support

Washington:  The United States on Tuesday slapped sanctions on 16 Chinese and Russian individuals and companies, accusing them of supporting the North Korean nuclear program and attempting to evade US sanctions. “It is unacceptable for individuals and companies in China, Russia, and elsewhere to enable North Korea to generate income …

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In Video, Woman On Bus Molested, Young Men Insult Her In Arabic

LONDON:  A video of a young woman being sexually assaulted by a gang of teenage boys on a bus in Casablanca has sparked outrage in Morocco, reigniting a bitter debate about violence against women in the Muslim country. The video, which was posted on social media on Sunday, shows four …

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Mumbai Factory Shut For Dumping Dye After Dogs Turn Blue

Mumbai:  A factory in Mumbai accused of dumping dye into a river where several dogs turned blue has been shut down, an official said on Tuesday, after alarming pictures emerged of the brightly-coloured canines. An animal activist spotted the blue dogs wandering the streets of Mumbai near an industrial zone …

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Aadhaar To Be Mandatory For Open School Examination

New delhi:  Aadhaar will now be mandatory for those appearing for open school exams to ensure there are no proxy candidates appearing on others’ behalf. Following approval from the HRD Ministry, the National Institute of Open Learning or NIOS has decided to make Aadhaar mandatory for candidates appearing for the …

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