• India's preference for boys has produced 21 million
India's preference for boys has produced 21 million "unwanted girls"

By analysing birth rates and the gender of last-born children, the report also estimated that more than 21 million Indian girls are not wanted by their families. Economic and cultural reasons such as property passing on to sons rather than daughters, paying for a wedding dowry, and daughters moving to their husband's house, all contribute to a pref...

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  • Devendra Fadnavis orders enquiry into farmer's death at JJ hospital
Devendra Fadnavis orders enquiry into farmer's death at JJ hospital

The farmer, Dharma Patil , had consumed the chemical to protest low returns offered by state government while acquiring his land for a solar power plant. Patil had been visiting government offices, including Mantralaya for the past three months. Narendra Patil had told reporters last week that his father got Rs 4 lakh for five acres of land.

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  • Kenya Fire Kills At Least Four
Kenya Fire Kills At Least Four

Deputy President William Ruto says the government will spend Sh70 million to rebuild houses destroyed by fire in Lang'ata constituency Sunday night. The fire which started at around 8.00pm spread quickly thus making it hard to put it off.

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  • Teen shot in head when internet challenge goes wrong
Teen shot in head when internet challenge goes wrong

That wasn't the case involving Lackland and his 17-year-old victim. The pair were sitting in a booth at E's Cafe in Memphis with other friends when the incident occurred. "That's not what they're made for, and they shouldn't be having guns in the first place", said Rebecca Birch. "Teens began participating in the "No Lackin" Challenge" past yea...

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  • Nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 70th Death Anniversary
Nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 70th Death Anniversary

A prayer meeting will be held in Bapu's memorial, Rajghat, in the national capital to offer tributes to the Father of the Nation. "We bow to all those martyrs who have sacrificed themselves in service of our nation". Mahatma Gandhi had said, "My Life is my message". Mr Modi and Mr Naidu will attend the inter-faith prayer meet in the evening at ...

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  • Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat gets BANNED in Malaysia
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat gets BANNED in Malaysia

Post-release, the film has had mixed reviews. The film, starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, is now banned in Malaysia on religious grounds. Rights groups said, "Malaysia's censorship laws are used in arbitrary fashion and that they are stunting Malaysian filmmaking, which is losing market share and is increasingly focused on...

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  • No 10 responds to criticism of Theresa May's leadership
No 10 responds to criticism of Theresa May's leadership

And Sir Nicholas Soames - who last week warned that Mrs May's agenda was "dull, dull, dull" - issued a more nuanced message on Monday morning when he called on the Tories to "recover self-confidence" and "restore sense of direction". He said: "Philip has made very clear that he's fully on board with the approach that the Prime Minister has set out ...

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  • Former Eagles coach Steve Spagnuolo claims Patriots cheated in Super Bowl XXXIX
Former Eagles coach Steve Spagnuolo claims Patriots cheated in Super Bowl XXXIX

But if there was one possible loophole that might allow a Dallas fan to cheer for Philadelphia in the Super Bowl , it's the fact I believe the Cowboys can bet the Eagles. Eagles quarterback Nick Foles , subbing in for injured QB and MVP candidate Carson Wentz, attempts a long pass to win the game but it's knocked away and the Patriots end up vict...

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  • Britain 'must accept' all EU laws during transition: Barnier
Britain 'must accept' all EU laws during transition: Barnier

The ministers, who were attending a meeting of the General Affairs Council, approved the draft negotiating directives with less than two minutes of discussion Monday. The president replied: "Would it be the way I negotiate?" Now though, the United Kingdom government seems to be seeking exceptions because Tory Brexiteers, exploiting continued we...

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  • Kenyan Opposition to Inaugurate Odinga as Government Warns Media
Kenyan Opposition to Inaugurate Odinga as Government Warns Media

The alliance said on January 26 it has evidence that Odinga won an August 8 election that was later annulled by the Supreme Court after the electoral commission failed to disprove an opposition claim the ballot was rigged. Human rights groups and the opposition have long accused the Kenyan police of being used by the government to crush dissent. ...

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  • 8-month-old Girl Raped by 28-year-old Cousin in Delhi
8-month-old Girl Raped by 28-year-old Cousin in Delhi

Police told the media that they had arrested the 28-year-old suspect, described as a daily wage worker. The baby was brought to the hospital on Sunday (Jan 28) and Indian police said she "suffered injuries to her vital organs", said the Times of India .

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  • Donald Trump Jr trolls Hillary Clinton over Grammy sketch
Donald Trump Jr trolls Hillary Clinton over Grammy sketch

Clinton's appearance was saved for last, and as she lowered the book to reveal her face the audience broke into applause and cheering. Wolff's " Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House " became an instant bestseller on January 5 when its release was pulled forward after published excerpts set off a political firestorm, threats by Trump lawyer...

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  • Flu season on the rise
Flu season on the rise

Dan Jernigan, director of the CDC's Influenza Division, said in a conference call last week. State officials recently described this season's flu activity as an epidemic. While it falls short of being considered a light at the end of the tunnel, there is some good news in the report issued by CDC officials for the week ending January 20: ...

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  • Asma Rani's alleged murderer flees to S Arabia
Asma Rani's alleged murderer flees to S Arabia

He had been waiting outside her house along with his brother, Sadiquallah Afridi. After carrying out the murder , both the Afridi brothers took a flight to Saudi Arabia through Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad. The victim had received three bullets and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she had identified Mujahid as the assail...

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  • Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS) Shares Sold by Global Thematic Partners LLC
Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS) Shares Sold by Global Thematic Partners LLC

Aspen Investment Management Inc now owns 3,004 shares of the investment management company's stock valued at $719,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the period. Therefore 30% are positive. (NYSE:GS) rating on Thursday, January 18. And while bear markets risks are "low", Oppenheimer wouldn't be surprised to see a market re-rating in the...

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  • Cow vigilantism: Supreme Court asks 3 states to respond to contempt plea
Cow vigilantism: Supreme Court asks 3 states to respond to contempt plea

The court intervened in the controversy over cow protection and initially sought responses from the Centre and six states on the issue. The PIL had cited 66 incidents of mob lynching and assaults in the name of cow vigilantism.Senior advocate Indira Jaising, appearing for Gandhi, said that despite the apex court's order, incidents of violence were ...

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  • Veteran actor Zeenat Aman files a molestation complaint against businessman
Veteran actor Zeenat Aman files a molestation complaint against businessman

Zeenat Aman or Zeenie baby as she was popularly known as was a huge star in the 70s and 80s. Zeenat's complaint stated that Amar Khanna was once close to her and family. Zeenat (68), a yesteryear actor, is best known for her memorable roles in films like Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971), Don (1978), Alibaba Aur 40 Chor (1980), mong others.

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  • Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (CDNS) Analysts See $0.27 EPS
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (CDNS) Analysts See $0.27 EPS

DA Davidson upgraded Cadence Design Systems, Inc . Also, President Anirudh Devgan sold 44,526 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 16th. 13,280 were reported by Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Limited. Profund Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.02% of its portfolio in ResMed Inc.

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  • Strong winds, warm temps trigger red-flag warnings in SoCal Monday
Strong winds, warm temps trigger red-flag warnings in SoCal Monday

Four locations in Los Angeles and Orange counties had the hottest January 28 on record, and more records could fall Monday as temperatures are expected to be a couple of degrees warmer than Sunday, forecasters said. One of the largest weather-related Edison outages was in Diamond Bar, where a tree toppled by the wind crushed three cars and knocked ...

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  • Michigan Basketball Instant Recap: UM 58, Northwestern 47
Michigan Basketball Instant Recap: UM 58, Northwestern 47

The Wildcats committed 16 to Michigan's five. Charles Matthews had 14 points, seven rebounds and three steals to lead No. 24 MI past mistake-prone Northwestern 58-47 on Monday night. Against a ranked MI team with home-court advantage and superior talent, those were miscues the Wildcats (13-10, 4-6 Big Ten) simply could not afford to make.

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  • 'Music's biggest night'? The 2018 Grammys were an out-of-touch embarrassment
'Music's biggest night'? The 2018 Grammys were an out-of-touch embarrassment

On the podium, Kendrick admitted that Rih Rih played a big part in bringing that song together. While Kendrick Lamar took home five awards in total for his critically acclaimed album " DAMN .", the rapper lost out on the night's top prize, album of the year , for the third time in his career.

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  • Trump to visit United Kingdom, says Brits 'love me'
Trump to visit United Kingdom, says Brits 'love me'

In an interview with Piers Morgan - who is friends with the president - Trump said he did not want to cause "any difficulty" for the United Kingdom but stopped short of directly saying sorry. He spoke of his "love" for the United Kingdom and for Scotland in particular, which he described as a "very special place", despite cancelling a planned...

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  • Ola intensifies battle with Uber, to expand to Australian market
Ola intensifies battle with Uber, to expand to Australian market

Ola has started the process of inviting private hire vehicle owners in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth for registering with Ola. The company still awaits necessary regulatory approvals for this launch. Rivaled by Uber, the company boasts over 125 million users in India, with over 1 million driver-partners across 110 plus cities. "Ola will build on th...

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  • Turkish military kills more than 550 Kurds
Turkish military kills more than 550 Kurds

The dominant group in the alliance is the Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, which has close ties to the PKK . The hospital said that more than 70 Turkish jets had fired on Kurdish militias, while a Turkish news agency merely said that barracks and equipment were attacked, according to the Independent .

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  • Tourists Arrested in Cambodia for
Tourists Arrested in Cambodia for "Dancing Pornographically" Near Famed Temple

In this photo dated January 27, 2018, issued by Cambodian National Police, a group of foreigners stand after they were arrested for "dancing pornographically" at a party in Siem Reap town, near the country's famed Angkor Wat temple complex.

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