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Rage, tears and broken childhoods as Pakistan reels from massacre

Dec 18, 2014 at 00:45 | Source: FirstPost

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Mehran Khan, a mild-mannered 14-year-old survivor of this week's massacre at a Pakistani school, says he will not rest until the meaningless deaths of his classmates have been avenged.Shot with three bullets - in the ha...

Honey collecting in the Sundarbans is a risky business

Dec 15, 2014 at 12:42 | Source: BBC

For generations poor fishermen and villagers around Bangladesh's Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forests in the world, have been collecting wild honey from April to June every year. The annual honey gathering season brings lots of expectations ...

Happy 64th Birthday, Rajinikanth: Five reasons why you are a rockstar

Dec 12, 2014 at 17:21 | Source: FirstPost

Everyone's favourite Thalaivar turns 64 today. The big occasion is always a cause of great excitement for his fans, though this time around he's made it special by dishing out his latest flick Lingaato frenzied fans who turned up to witness their mat...

Happy 64th Birthday, Rajinikanth: Here are five reasons why you rock

Dec 12, 2014 at 15:44 | Source: FirstPost

Everyone's favourite Thalaivar turns 64 today. The big occasion is always a cause of great excitement for his fans, though this time around he's made it special by dishing out his latest flick Lingaato frenzied fans who turned up to witness their mat...

When will 'acche din' come for farmers? asks Oppn in Rajya Sabha

Dec 11, 2014 at 17:10 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Voicing concern over deepening agrarian crisis, opposition members in Rajya Sabha on Thursday asked as to when the government would usher in "acche din" for farmers who were committing suicide and accused the Centre of favouring ...

Pakistan's women cotton pickers find power in uniting over wages

Dec 06, 2014 at 01:30 | Source: FirstPost

MEERAN PUR, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Azeema Khatoon, a mother of five, has spent most of her life labouring in Pakistan's sunbaked cotton fields for less than $2 a day.Last year, she and a group of around 40 women struggling to feed an...

Chatta-Mundu: Traditional Syrian Christian women's attire slips into oblivion (Fashion Feature)

Dec 04, 2014 at 00:15 | Source: FirstPost

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 3 (IANS) With even the saree becoming a rarity in Kerala, the traditional Syrian Christian women's attire referred to as 'chatta and mundu' has virtually disappeared into oblivion.The feature of this sartorial product is that ...

Maharashtra seeks Rs 4,500 cr package from Centre to help farmers

Dec 03, 2014 at 09:48 | Source: FirstPost

Mumbai: Concerned over the recent farmer suicides, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said his government is working round-the-clock to mitigate their hardships and has sought a Rs 4,500 crore financial package from the Centre to provid...

Fire in Delhi's Sadar Bazar

Dec 02, 2014 at 01:45 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) A fire broke out Monday evening at the cotton market in Delhi's Sadar Bazar, fire department officials said. There was no report of any casualty.Twenty fire tenders were pressed into service after a call was received from the ...

120 farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra in November, says activist

Dec 01, 2014 at 17:12 | Source: FirstPost

Nagpur: A record 120 debt-ridden farmers are reported to have committed suicide in November in the drought-hit Vidarbha and Marathwada regions of Maharashtra, an activist said in Nagpur on Monday."While at least 65 farmers ended their lives in M...

Farmers' group to protest at Maharashtra CM's Nagpur residence on Saturday

Nov 28, 2014 at 15:19 | Source: FirstPost

Nagpur: After failing to get assurance from Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over adequate compensation for their damaged crop, the Shetkari Sanghatana, a farmers group, on Friday decided to go ahead with their agitation and hold a sit-in...

Nitin Gadkari adopts Pachgaon village under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna

Nov 24, 2014 at 15:10 | Source: FirstPost

Nagpur: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has adopted Pachgaon village of the district under the 'Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna'.Gadkari adopted Pachgaon village in Umrer taluka, about 15 kms from Nagpur city, last evening where he was accorded a warm welcome ...

Australia and China seal major free trade deal

Nov 17, 2014 at 14:17 | Source: BBC

China and Australia have sealed a major free trade agreement, as Chinese President Xi Jinping made a rare address to parliament in Canberra. The deal, the result of a decade of talks, will open up markets worth billions of dollars, Canberra says. It ...

Sterilisation botch up: FDA seals drug unit in Raipur

Nov 13, 2014 at 18:42 | Source: FirstPost

Raipur: The durg controlling authority in Chhattisgarh on Thursday raided and sealed a unit of an antibiotic manufacturing company here, whose product was used in sterilisation camps in Bilaspur district where 13 women died and several others fell il...

Butcher of Bilaspur? Doctor claims Chhattisgarh govt, faulty drugs cause of deaths

Nov 13, 2014 at 13:05 | Source: FirstPost

The doctor involved in the sterilisation operations in Bilaspur, which had led to the death of over 13 women, has been arrested by the Chhattisgarh police in an overnight raid, news channels reported on Thursday.Other doctors who assisted in the oper...

Beyond Burkina Faso, Africa's "Black Spring" hopes may be premature

Nov 07, 2014 at 00:15 | Source: FirstPost

DAKAR (Reuters) - Inspired by protests in Burkina Faso that ousted one of Africa's longest-serving leaders, opposition activists across much of the continent are hoping for a "Black Spring" to mirror the Arab Spring. The experience of Cleme...

Headaches ahead for Obama as Republicans take control of US Senate

Nov 05, 2014 at 10:23 | Source: FirstPost

Republicans won control of the US Senate, capturing seats from Democrats in elections Tuesday shaped by deep voter discontent with President Barack Obama.With Republicans retaining their majority in the House of Representatives, Obama will spend his ...

World's stateless people: Where do people with no country go?

Nov 04, 2014 at 12:52 | Source: FirstPost

London: At least 10 million people are not recognised as nationals by any country. The United Nations launched a campaign on Tuesday to end statelessness within a decade. Here are examples from around the world.Myanmar: The Rohingya from western Myan...

Army clears protesters, fires warning shots in Burkina Faso

Nov 03, 2014 at 00:45 | Source: FirstPost

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's army cleared thousands of protesters from the capital and fired warning shots at state TV headquarters on Sunday as it sought to tighten its grip on power following the resignation of President Blaise Compaore t...

"One game too far" - the downfall of Burkina Faso's president

Nov 02, 2014 at 19:45 | Source: FirstPost

DAKAR (Reuters) - In the build-up to this past week's mass protests in Burkina Faso that ended Blaise Compaore's 27-year rule, statesmen from French President Francois Hollande to former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan sent him messages with increa...

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