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‘I’m in menopause': Halle Berry joins senators to confront stigma

American actress Halle Berry joined forces with senators on Thursday to combat the stigma against women's health care, including menopause.

Oscar-winning actor and women's health activist Halle Berry joins female senators as they introduce new legislation to boost federal research on menopause, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, May 2, 2024. The bipartisan Senate bill, the Advancing Menopause Care and Mid-Life Women's Health Act, would create public health efforts to improve women's mid-life health. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)(AP)
Published on May 06, 2024 04:54 PM IST
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Films chronicling Indian farmers’ protests, CAA to feature at Hot Docs festival

The 31st edition of North America’s largest documentary film festival begins in Toronto, Canada on Thursday and continues through May 5

A still from the documentary Farming The Revolution, which will have its world premiere at Hot Docs this month. (Credit: Courtesy Hot Docs)
Updated on Apr 25, 2024 01:21 PM IST

Pitroda’s remarks put spotlight on inheritance tax decades after it was scrapped

The inheritance tax was scrapped in 1985 for failing to achieve objectives of reducing the unequal of wealth distribution and assisting states in financing development schemes

Congress leader Sam Pitroda. (X)
Published on Apr 24, 2024 03:15 PM IST

Tennessee lawmakers pass bill allowing teachers to carry concealed handguns

Tennessee House votes in favour of the bill with bipartisan opposition, requiring 40 hours of training for staff carrying concealed handguns.

Allison Polidor reacts after the House voted to adopt Senate Bill 1325 at the Tennessee State Capitol building, a bill that will authorize teachers, principals, and school personnel to carry a concealed handgun on school grounds, in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S., April 23, 2024. REUTERS/Seth Herald(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 24, 2024 09:34 AM IST

US' deadline to China's ByteDance: 'Sell TikTok or face ban’

This came after concerns that China may have access Americans' data or surveil them using TikTok.

A view shows the office of TikTok after the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill that would give TikTok's Chinese owner ByteDance about six months to divest the US assets of the short-video app or face a ban, in Culver City, California.(Reuters)
Published on Apr 24, 2024 08:00 AM IST

REFILE-ANALYSIS-US aid will boost Ukraine, but doubts remain over 2025 supplies

UKRAINE-CRISIS/USA-AID (CORRECTED, ANALYSIS, PIX):REFILE-ANALYSIS-US aid will boost Ukraine, but doubts remain over 2025 supplies

REFILE-ANALYSIS-US aid will boost Ukraine, but doubts remain over 2025 supplies
Published on Apr 22, 2024 06:07 PM IST
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Senators Propose New Bill Banning Algorithmic Stablecoins

Two senators — one Republican, one Democrat — are proposing a measure to regulate stablecoins amid a push in the House and Senate to pass such legislation as soon as next month.

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Published on Apr 17, 2024 02:59 PM IST
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Manifesto promises to make Parliament work

What the Congress has promised needs to be delivered. For the good of our Parliament, our democracy and, beyond that, good governance.

The Congress party released its manifesto for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters in Delhi on April 5. (ANI)
Published on Apr 13, 2024 09:50 PM IST

Two top Japan companies on AI: ‘Worst-case scenario social order could collapse’

In an AI manifesto, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) and Yomiuri Shimbun Group Holdings made the proposal.

The companies said that AI tools have already begun to damage human dignity as they are sometimes designed to seize users’ attention without attention to morals or accuracy.
Published on Apr 09, 2024 10:05 AM IST

Indian farmers protest in New Delhi demanding new legislation for minimum crop prices

Indian farmers protest in New Delhi demanding new legislation for minimum crop prices

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Published on Mar 14, 2024 12:52 PM IST
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Govt-appointed panel proposes bill to curb anti-competitive practices by tech giants

After the Committee on Digital Competition Law submitted its comprehensive report and a draft legislation, the ministry of corporate affairs sought public comments on the same until April 15

The panel recommendations come amidst greater scrutiny of business practices of tech giants in India and abroad. (Representational image)
Updated on Mar 13, 2024 06:58 AM IST

HC seeks State’s reply to petitions challenging Maratha reservation

Bombay High Court hears petitions challenging Maharashtra's 10% Maratha reservation, seeks state response on interim relief by April 10.

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Updated on Mar 13, 2024 06:50 AM IST

Manipur bans renaming of places, makes it punishable by up to 3 years in jail

The Manipur Name of Places Bill, 2024, was unanimously passed by the assembly on Monday in the backdrop of the ongoing ethnic strife

Manipur chief minster N Biren Singh. (File photo)
Updated on Mar 04, 2024 10:00 PM IST

Bill filed in Kentucky House would ease near-total abortion ban by adding rape and incest exceptions

Bill filed in Kentucky House would ease near-total abortion ban by adding rape and incest exceptions

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Updated on Feb 27, 2024 07:05 AM IST
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Tennessee bill addressing fire alarms after Nashville school shooting heads to governor

Tennessee bill addressing fire alarms after Nashville school shooting heads to governor

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Updated on Feb 27, 2024 05:11 AM IST
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Budget session begins in Uttarakhand Assembly

Budget session begins in Uttarakhand Assembly

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Published on Feb 26, 2024 02:20 PM IST
PTI |

Assam assembly passes legislation banning magical healing, opp raises doubts

The Assam Healing (Prevention of Evil) Practices Bill, 2024, aims to prevent traditional healing done with ulterior motives

An Assam state cabinet session being chaired by chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. (Representative photo)
Published on Feb 26, 2024 01:06 PM IST

Assam cabinet approves to repeal Muslim marriages, divorce registration Act

“We had noticed that this present legislation was being used to register marriages of boys and girls under the permissible age,” said tourism minister.

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, (File)
Updated on Feb 24, 2024 05:13 AM IST

SAD will support legislation in Punjab assembly on legal guarantee for MSP, says Sukhbir

Sukhbir also raised questions over the delay by the Punjab authorities in the registration of a criminal case in the death of a 21-year-old farmer Shubh Karan Singh of Bathinda’s Balloh village, during a clash with the Haryana police on Wednesday

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal (ANI)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 09:14 AM IST
By, Bathinda

Maharashtra government proposes 10% quota for Marathas in education and jobs

The law is expected to be on the lines of the Maharashtra State Reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act 2018.

Chairman of the State Backward Classes Commission, retired Justice Sunil Shukre, hands over the survey report on the backwardness of the Maratha community to Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, in Mumbai on Friday. Deputy CM Devendra Fadanvis is also present.(Eknath Shinde-X)
Published on Feb 20, 2024 11:54 AM IST
By | Reported by Surendra P Gangan

Sweeping bill would expand childcare and early childhood education in Kentucky

Sweeping bill would expand childcare and early childhood education in Kentucky

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Updated on Feb 14, 2024 10:46 AM IST
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Assam is planning to bring a robust legislation on polygamy, UCC: CM Sarma

He mentioned that an expert committee will look into the possible ways to align polygamy and UCC in the same legislation

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Guwahati earlier this month (PTI)
Published on Feb 12, 2024 06:57 PM IST

Australia Minister Says Planned Laws Aim to Curb Unpaid Overtime

New laws designed to stop Australian bosses from contacting their workers after hours aim to limit the amount of unpaid overtime for staff, Employment Minister Tony Burke said Sunday, adding the government was consulting business groups over the proposed change.

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Published on Feb 04, 2024 09:26 AM IST
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People gave BJP mandate to implement UCC: Uttarakhand CM Dhami

The draft suggests leaving out Scheduled Tribes from the bill and setting the legal age for marriage at 18 for all faiths and communities.

Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami addresses the handing over of the UCC draft report during a programme organised at Mukhya Sevak Sadan, in Dehradun on Friday (ANI)
Updated on Feb 03, 2024 01:40 AM IST

Tharoor demands law to deal with violence against healthcare professionals

Responding to Tharoor’s query, Union health and family welfare minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that the existing laws have sufficient provisions to protect doctors from violence

Senior Congress leader and MP Shashi Tharoor (File Photo)
Published on Feb 02, 2024 03:35 PM IST
ByShriya Ganguly

The Senate is headed for a crucial test vote on new border policies and Ukraine aid

The Senate is headed for a crucial test vote on new border policies and Ukraine aid

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Published on Feb 02, 2024 05:06 AM IST
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The rise of climate denial: Social media's role in climate misinformation

A new study points to a rise in "New Denial" on platforms like YouTube. The trend focuses on discrediting climate science and questioning proposed solutions

In its report, the Centre for Countering Digital Hate evaluated content in over 12,000 YouTube videos from 96 channels. CREDIT: AFP
Published on Jan 27, 2024 08:40 PM IST

US lawmakers call Taylor Swift AI deepfake ‘appalling’, seek new legislation

Calling the spread of Taylor Swift deepfakes “appalling”, US lawmaker Joe Morelle advocated for passing of the Preventing Deepfakes of Intimate Images Act.

American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift (AP)
Published on Jan 27, 2024 03:53 PM IST
ByShweta Kukreti

Georgia Senate passes bill to define antisemitism despite free-speech concerns of opponents

Georgia Senate passes bill to define antisemitism despite free-speech concerns of opponents

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Updated on Jan 26, 2024 07:10 AM IST
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How Vladimir Putin, Volodymyr Zelensky view Ukraine war for 2024

Neither side has made significant gains this year and analysts say Russia and Ukraine lack resources to mount any serious offensive -- for now.

Zelensky has ruled out talks with Russia as long as Putin remains in power, and said at his briefing that there had been no requests from Moscow for talks. (File)
Updated on Dec 22, 2023 04:53 PM IST
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