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Britain forgives all men convicted under landmark laws that criminalize homosexuality

By Rachel Savage LONDON, Jan. 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – British gay and bisexual men convicted of consensual same-sex relationships under now abolished laws may have their convictions struck from the public record, the government said on Tuesday. The announcement extends a program launched ten years ago which granted pardons to homosexual men convicted of […]

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Stakeholders in Parliament hope public issues will be the center of attention rather than the political agenda in 2022

New Delhi: As Parliament is set to have a new building in 2022, Presidents Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha hope MPs will not see the legislature simply as an extension of politics and the new structure will see parliamentary democracy Indian shine in new greatness. 2021, which started on a low note with opposition parties […]

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A single female MP in a 30-member panel examining the bill to raise the age of marriage for women

New Delhi: The parliamentary panel that will examine a bill to raise the legal age of marriage for women from 18 to 21 and present its recommendations has only one woman. According to Rajya Sabha’s website, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Education, Women, Children, Youth and Sports, chaired by BJP Rajya Sabha member Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, […]

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Colorado fire victims start new year monitoring destruction

SUPERIOR, Colorado (AP) – Hundreds of Colorado residents who expected to ring their doorbell in 2022 instead start the new year trying to scavenge what is left after a wind-ravaged wildfire ravaged the suburbs of Denver. Families forced to flee the flames with little warning returned to their neighborhoods on Friday to find a patchwork […]

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Tejasvi Surya’s U-turn came after management’s rap, growing unease over his remarks

LS Tejasvi Surya, BJP youth wing leader and South Bangalore MP, may have used community rhetoric to build his political career so far, but there is now growing unease among party leaders in the about some of his controversial remarks, sources said. This was reflected in the directive from national leaders asking the 31-year-old to […]

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The Senate passes a bill to resolve disputes between landlords and tenants

ISLAMABAD: The Senate passed three bills on Monday, including the Islamabad Rent Restriction (Amendment) Bill 2021, aimed at resolving landlord-tenant issues without unnecessary delay. The bill, introduced by Senator Mohsin Aziz, was passed unanimously after an article by article prepared by President Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani. Aziz said the amendment would help resolve the issue of […]

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US calls on Somalia to end elections

The United States on Sunday called on Somalia to complete its elections after passing last week’s deadline to complete them with less than 10 percent of Somali parliamentarians elected to the lower house. “The United States is deeply concerned about the continuing delays and procedural irregularities which have undermined the credibility of the process,” State […]

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Maharashtra: A bill introduced to make the minister pro-chancellor of universities | Bombay News

MUMBAI: The state government on Friday tabled amendments to the Maharashtra Public Universities Act to introduce the post of pro-chancellor to be held by the Minister of Higher and Technical Education. The powers of the pro-chancellor must be broad: from the presidency of the university senate, his high-level decision-making body, to the presidency of the […]

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Shores License Review Board Approves ‘Weird’ Bondage Leave Request

The La Jolla Shores license review committee addressed an “insanely bizarre” service easement request for Hillside Drive during its December 20 online meeting. On vacation, the City of San Diego waives a public right of way or public service easement and transfers it to one or more adjacent owners. But for this easement vacation, the […]

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Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die, Venkaiah Naidu deplores the potential functioning of the House | India News

NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha was adjourned sine die on Wednesday, a day before the scheduled end of the winter session of Parliament, with Speaker M Venkaiah Naidu lamenting that the Upper House was functioning well below its potential due to repeated disruptions. The session, which began on November 29, was scheduled to end on December […]