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Law Commission proposes changes to Indian Penal Code to curb hate speech

The law panel further proposed that other strategies might also be employed "to encourage harmony among different groups of society".

Photographer who captured woman in hijab 'walking past' at the London attack site defends her

Many, including anti-Islam blogs, have accused the woman of being "unconcerned" and "ignoring" the victim.

SC seeks govt response to lifetime poll ban on convicts

BJP leader Aswini Kumar Upadhyay, senior counsel Vikas Singh said that the EC has supported the plea of banning a convicted person from contesting election for life.

Three rivers are now legally people – but that’s just the start of looking after them

New Zealand's Whanganui River and the Ganga and Yamuna Rivers in India have been given the right to 'sue' over issues like pollution. The challenge now is to ensure these legal rights are enforced.

Angered after he assaulted staffer with his slipper, airlines ban MP Ravindra Gaikwad

Citizens have welcomed the strong stand taken by airlines - but, they ask, why hasn’t he been arrested yet?

The World Health Minute: TNM Bulletin on health news from across the world

This week in the World Health Minute we are focussing on mental health, access to health and sustainable development goals.

In 8 years as MP, Yogi Adityanath's most recurring debate topic has been Hindu affairs

The topics include cow slaughter, enforcing a uniform civil code, and protection of Hindu pilgrims.

Want to end TB? Diagnose and treat all forms of the disease

Tuberculosis transmitted from animals to humans is a growing concern in poor countries. As we observe World Tuberculosis Day, it's worth asking why.

Air India 'blacklists' Shiv Sena MP for assaulting staffer

On his part, Gaikwad has shot off complaints to Civil Aviation Minister and Lok Sabha Speaker.

Sushma exposes concocted story of 'kidnapped' Indian in Serbia

Sushma Swaraj tweeted that the abduction was stage-managed and she knew the whole truth of the matter.

Modi govt has created new avenues for money laundering, legalized political corruption: Left

The CPI-M said it had consistently demanded the banning of corporate funding to political parties as this constituted the fountainhead for corruption at high places.

'Forced to travel economy class', Shiv Sena MP assaults Air India staffer

The incident happened when flight AI852 from Pune landed at New Delhi airport around 10.30 a.m. on Thursday.

Abused, abandoned, neglected: A law protects senior citizens in India, but not many know of it

"Abuse can be verbal, physical and emotional. It can be neglect, disrespect and abandonment."

Attacks on doctors: 40,000 Delhi medicos go on leave in solidarity with Maharashtra peers

Doctors from AIIMS, Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and Safdarjung Hospital are taking part in the protest.

Trump's son criticises London mayor after attack

Khan and Trump Sr. had sharp words for one another. Khan had criticised Trump's immigration ban

Shame the rapist campaign: SC forms panel to block rape videos online

The panel will have representatives from the Centre, Yahoo, Google, Microsoft and Facebook.

At least 5 dead in terror attack outside UK Parliament in London

Authorities said they suspected that "Islamist-related terrorism" was behind the attack.

Reducing and reusing wastewater: Six essential reads for World Water Day

For World Water Day, a look at the challenges – and some potential solutions – to better treating wastewater.

Bengaluru, Chennai among world’s cheapest cities but are they less liveable?

The Economist Intelligence Unit finds Bengaluru the world’s third cheapest city, Chennai comes sixth.

First for India: A Holocaust-focused course on the history of mass violence

The recently-launched postgraduate course is titled "A History of Mass Violence: 20th Century to the Present".

Water Recycling: How mountain women are using waste water to convert taro leaves into manure

The taro leaf prevents seepage and holds water for more days.