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Enough is enough, I’m warning Gen. Bajwa – Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

CM Amarinder Singh

While moving a resolution in the Punjab assembly condemning the Pulwama attack, Capt. Amarinder Singh came down heavily on Pakistani politicians and its army. Chandigarh: As the Punjab Vidhan Sabha unanimously passed a resolution condemning the Pulwama attack, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh delivered a strong speech, stating that the time to talk peace with Pakistan was over. Here are excerpts from …

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The woman who made the Sentinelese put their arrows down

Tribes of Andaman

On 4 January, 1991, more than 1,200 kms from the Indian mainland in the Bay of Bengal, a young Indian woman, Madhumala Chattopadhyay anthropologist waded waist-deep into the coral reefs to hand over a coconut to a man from the Sentinelese tribe. This was the first-ever friendly contact with this hostile tribe of the Andamans. Perhaps no people on earth remain more genuinely …

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Social media: Is it to blame for young people being lonelier than others?

Social Media

Young people are lonelier than all other age groups, according to recent findings from the BBC Loneliness Experiment. In a survey of more than 55,000 people, 40% of 16- to 24-year-olds reported feeling lonely often or very often. This trend for high youth loneliness has also been captured in other national surveys by the Office for National Statistics in 2017 …

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Talking about sex is awkward, so how can teenagers ‘just ask’ for consent?

Sexual consent

The topic of sexual consent seems to be in the news on a daily basis, especially since #MeToo went viral one year ago. From posters to podcasts, there are endless resources promoting the importance of getting and giving explicit consent. Many suggest that a “yes” must always be enthusiastic, and that partners should “ask first and ask often”. In principle, …

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Could A.I be considered a person under the law?

A.I Sophia

Humans aren’t the only people in society – at least according to the law. In the U.S., corporations have been given rights of free speech and religion. Some natural features also have person-like rights. But both of those required changes to the legal system. A new argument has laid a path for A.I (Artificial Intelligence) systems to be recognized as people too – …

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5 lifestyle changes to enhance mood and mental health

Mental Health

When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, first line treatments usually include psychological therapies and medication. What’s not always discussed are the changeable lifestyle factors that influence our mental health. Even those who don’t have a mental health condition may still be looking for ways to further improve their mood, reduce stress, and manage their …

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The Arithmetic of India-U.S. Relations and the Russian Factor

India-U.S 2+2

The 2+2 dialogue is a relatively new phenomenon which provides states with an opportunity to combine the discussion on security matters with general issues of international and bilateral affairs. Such a format helps widen the agenda and yield more fruitful results. The ‘recent 2+2 talks involving James Mattis, Mike Pompeo, Nirmala Sitharaman and Sushma Swaraj is the most high profile …

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China’s vulnerability, India’s opportunity

Indo-China Relations

India has reportedly decided not to join the US–led counter to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The US initiative, which is a trilateral one involving Japan and Australia, was launched at the first Indo-Pacific Business Forum meeting on July 30 and seeks to fund infrastructure projects in the region for which about USD 113 million has been earmarked. India …

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Mithila Paintings: From a Dalit Perspective

Mithila Painting from a Dalit's perspective

Dalit art evolved as a mode of resistance and protest. It tires to historically trace the origin and the seriousness of caste discrimination from the past till present. Dalit artists across India have picked up themes, which invoke a deep sense of contemplation in the minds of the onlooker. Dalit art is a representation of critical issues of domination, discrimination, …

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AI More Efficient in Detecting Skin Cancer Than Doctors, Finds Study

Artificial Intelligence

On average, flesh and blood dermatologists accurately detected 86.6 percent of skin cancers from the images, compared to 95 percent for the convolutional neural network (CNN). A computer was better than human dermatologists at detecting skin cancer in a study that pitted human against the machine in the quest for better, faster diagnostics, researchers said Tuesday. A team from Germany, …

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