Bahrain: Human rights on the brink of crisis

Bahrain is at boiling point. The hundreds of Bahrainis who have taken to the streets to protest against these shocking executions, which were carried out amid allegations of torture and after unfair trials, have been met with excessive use of force by security forces, as well as an escalation in the ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression,” said Lynn Maalouf.

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Two contestants to vie for Miss Himalaya Pageant 2016

By Tenzin Monlam Pageant Director Lobsang Wangyal with Ayushi Sethi and Parul Patel at the press conference in Dharamshala, October 8, 2016. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon DHARAMSHALA, October 8: The fourth Miss Himalaya Pageant will see two girls from Dharamshala compete for the coveted crown on Sunday at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts Auditorium…

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Sick of coming last, India’s state of West Bengal could soon change name to ‘Bongo

  Indian state of West Bengal could soon be known as “Bongo”, following a decision by its cabinet on Tuesday. Officials there have voiced frustrations at West Bengal being placed last alphabetically in India’s inter-state parliamentary discussions, by which time many legislators have left or lost interest, and also say the name is a relic…

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Massive stone structures dotted across the subcontinent provide a fascinating glimpse into India’s prehistoric past

What is the most strikingly common feature of prehistoric cultures, from the icy fjords of Norway to the tropical plains of Tamil Nadu? All of them, seemingly independently, struck upon the idea of erecting massive stone structures during the same era in history. These monuments—yes, these are the earliest surviving man-made monuments we know of—are…

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