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Philippines' Duterte a serial killer: senator
Feb 21, 2017 19:47 IST
By Vinod Janardhanan
AFP
what happened: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a serial killer who should be forced out, a senator said.
what it means: Senator Leila de Lima, facing arrest on drug charges that she said were to silence her, invoked the famous revolution that toppled dictator Ferdinand Marcos three decades ago.
what next: She said the constitution allowed the cabinet to force him out by ruling he was mentally unstable.
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Sutton goalie under betting probe after Arsenal FA Cup loss
Feb 21, 2017 22:30 IST
By Abhishek Paul
Action Images/Reuters
what happened: Sutton reserve goalie Wayne Shaw is being probed for eating a pie during the FA Cup loss to Arsenal.
what it means: FA and Gambling Commission are probing Shaw's act in the bench as a betting firm had offered odds of 8-1 on a Sutton player eating a pie during the 5th round tie on Monday, which Arsenal won 2-0.
what next: Shaw, 46, said he knew about the wager and will be punished if found to have broken betting rules.
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India pip South Africa to win Women’s World Cup qualifiers
Feb 21, 2017 21:52 IST
By Abhishek Paul
ICC
what happened: India pipped South Africa by one wicket in a nail-biting ICC Women’s World Cup qualifier final.
what it means: Chasing 245, India were on course with Mona Meshram (59), Deepti Sharma (71) striking a 124-run stand. Harmanpreet Kaur then scored run-a-ball 41* to take the team over the line.
what next: India would hope to put up a more dominating show in the ICC Women's World Cup final round.
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Dimple to her husband's rescue as BJP targets him
Feb 21, 2017 21:45 IST
By Manish Ch Pandey
Hindustan Times file photo
what happened: BJP targeted Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav for campaigning for a rape-accused minister
what it means: Since 2012, Akhilesh Yadav is attempting an image makeover for the Samajwadi Party. The BJP claims that his campaign for the rape-accused minister is proof that nothing 'has changed' in the SP.
what next: Dimple, Akhilesh's wife, has taken on the BJP, telling voters of a conspiracy to malign her husband
  • Realign teaching methods to the needs of tomorrow
    Feb 21, 2017 22:03 IST

    Mahatma Gandhi once observed that “True education must correspond to the surrounding circumstances or it is not a healthy growth”. There can be no magic fix for India’s education problems. Access and quality, equity and seeking private capital, adapting pedagogy to changing...read more

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  • Attempts to weaken the public property bill to insulate leaders must be resisted
    Feb 21, 2017 18:46 IST

    It does not really come as a surprise that the government should develop cold feet over the provisions of a bill that plans to make the destruction of public property a non-bailable offence. The fact that leaders of political parties are to be included in this seems to be the sticking point when...read more

  • Kudos to the health ministry for its gender-sensitive manuals for adolescents
    Feb 22, 2017 00:57 IST

    It’s well known that many good schemes of governments fail due to bad communication. While travelling in Tripura’s tribal belt, an HT reporter once found posters on how to avoid malaria infection – put up by the state health ministry ---- written in Bengali. The use of Bengali...read more