Media Watch:It’s Casino Time!


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Website of Daily Union, Junction City, Kansas, USA

Web Link: http://www.dailyu.com/travel/3-reasons-to-vacation-at-a-casino-this-spring/

Pick of the Day:Dare Devil


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Photo Credit:Marcos Andre/Flickr

Feature Image Credit: Paul Brennan

Media Watch: Remembering Language Heroes


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Website of The Independent, Bangladesh

Web Linkhttp://www.theindependentbd.com/post/81900

Featured Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Pick of the Day: Selfie


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Photo Credit: Petr Kratochvil

 

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Photo Credit: Petr Kratochvil

Pick of the Day: Snow Leopard


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Snow Leopard Phot Credit: Jean Beaufort

 

Valentines Day: Love in the Air


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Illustration Credit:Dawn Hudson

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Illustration Credit: Anna Black

 

PICK OF THE DAY


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Photo Credit: Michal Spisak

 

Pick of Day: The King of the Jungle


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Photo Credit: Jean Beaufort

 

Pick of the Day:Jacksonville


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Jacksonville, Florida Photo Credit: Paul Brennan

 

The Great wall of China


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Photo Credit: Lilla Frerichs

 

Pick of the Day Trump Tower


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Photo Credit: Jorge Lasala

Featured Imafe Credit: Petr Kratochvil

Media Watch:Texas News


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Website of Daily Tribune, Texas,USA

News Linkhttp://www.dailytrib.com/2017/01/30/cops-find-stolen-ids-counterfeit-documents-marble-falls-hotel-suspects-arrested/

Featured Image Credit: Circe Denyer

Pick of the Day : Lama


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Photo Credit: X Posid 

Media Watch: Weather Forcast


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Website of Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Idaho, USA

Web Linkhttp://dnews.com/site/webcams.html

Featured Image Credit:Lilla Frerichs

A Tribute to my Mother


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A tribute to my mother Srilekha Bhattachaarya who passed away on January 12 due to massive heart attack.

Media Watch : Moroccan News


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Website of Maroc Press, Morocco 

News Link: http://www.marocpress.com/en/moroccoworldnews/article-52097.html

Featured Image Credit: Piotr Siedlecki

Media Watch: Malta News


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Website of Malta Today,Malta

News Link: http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/court_and_police/73287/murdered_womans_partner_says_alleged_killer_had_hurt_her_in_the_past

Featured Image Credit: Elena Deniakina

Media watch:Tech News


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Webste of Helsinki Times, Finland 

Web Linkhttp://www.helsinkitimes.fi/business/14465-hmd-global-unveils-its-first-smartphone-nokia-6.html

Featured Image Credit: Matti Kovanen

Media Watch: Samoa News


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Webseite of Samoa Observer, Samoa

Web Linkhttp://www.samoaobserver.ws/en/07_01_2017/local/15594/A-Christmas-tragedy-for-a-Samoan-family-in-Hawaii.htm

Featured Image Credit: Andrew Schmidt

Media Watch: London News!


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The Sentinel Echo, London, Kentucky, USA

Web Linkhttp://www.sentinel-echo.com/community/new-year-s-baby—first-baby-of-born/article_9e355454-d28c-11e6-9f20-cbf9045ebb5f.html

Featured Image Credit: Jean Beaufort

Media Watch:Grenne County News


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Greene County Record, Virginia, USA

Web Link: http://www.dailyprogress.com/greenenews/news/mild-winter-may-change-next-few-days/article_202d5afc-d2a0-11e6-8bec-db2d78bcaafd.html

Featured Image Credit: George Hodan

Media Watch: Falkland Island News


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Website of Penguin News, Falkland Island

Web Linkhttp://www.penguin-news.com/index.php/headlines/all-headlines/19-community/74-the-longest-way-home-to-the-falklands-with-yacht-porvenirhttp://www.penguin-news.com/index.php/headlines/all-headlines/19-community/74-the-longest-way-home-to-the-falklands-with-yacht-porvenir

Featured Image Credit: Petr Kratochvil

Media Watch: News & Views


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Famagusta Gazette, Cyprus

Web Link: http://world.famagustagazette.com/2017/01/02/britain-to-launch-new-pound-coin-to-deter-counterfeiters/

Featured Image Credit: Petr Kratochvil

DisclaimerAll pictures (sometimes website links) which not owned by Shanthanubh’s Desk that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Shanthanubh’s Desk. However,most of the pictures are royalty free/Public Domain.We use photographs for representational purposes.It is only for to create awareness and educational purposes.

Happy New Year


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Illustration Credit: Kai Stachowiak

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Illustration Credit: Linnaea Mall

Media Watch: Scotland News


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Website of John O’ Groat Journal & Caithness Courier, Scotland

Web Link: http://www.johnogroat-journal.co.uk/Features/Active-Outdoors/Routes/Mountains/An-attack-on-the-castle-17122015.htm

AHRC: “Trying misogyny welcome, but how about curbing all crime against women? “


Excerps from an article by Asian Human Rights Commission:

It is fourth anniversary of 16 December 2012, the brutal gang rape and murder of a student in Delhi that shook the conscience of the nation and led to unprecedented protests against sexual violence across India. Crime against women has been common in India, as has been the support for such crime in the form of misogynist statements by those holding seats of power. The grammar of shame in cases of sexual violence has always been inscribed on the bodies of victims, avoiding most perpetrators.

It is in this context that the Supreme Court of India taking on Azam Khan, a powerful minister of Uttar Pradesh government, and making him unconditionally apologize for a brazenly misogynist statement against gang rape victims, is a welcome step.

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Even more welcome is that the Court has done so while framing a few fundamental constitutional questions over such statements impeding with rule of law in general and getting redress for the victims in particular. The Court contemplated whether a person holding public office making such statements can create “distrust” in the minds of victims about a fair probe in the case and whether such a statement can be a part of freedom of speech and expression.

Having said that the Supreme Court has rarely shown similar zeal in dealing with such misogynistic statements by those in power, including many sitting Union ministers, Chief Ministers and other lawmakers. For instance, Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal has done the same time and again. She had once termed the infamous Park Street gang-rape case as “shajano ghotona”, i.e. a staged incident to destabilise her government. She had similarly termed villagers of Kamduni as Maoists for protesting the rape of a girl student!

There is no dearth of similar statements by other notables, including by Mulayam Singh Yadav, who has several terms as Union Minister and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and is chief of Samajwadi Party that is in power in Uttar Pradesh even now. Opposing death sentence for rapes, he had termed the crime a mere mistake by “boys” and went on to promise to change such rules! Om Prakash Chautala, former Chief Minister of Haryana, had similarly proposed early marriages as the way to stop rapes in 2012. To add his name to this list of dishonour, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar had asked protesting nurses to not sit on hunger strike in the sun as it could ruin their marital prospects.

The worst of the lot, however, came in 2014 from Tapas Pal, a member of Lok Sabha from Trinamool Congress when he openly threatened to send party cadres to rape female family members of opposition parties. That was until the current Union government upped the ante by appointing Nihal Chand Meghwal, a gang rape accused summoned by courts, as a Union Minister. Thankfully, he was removed as Minister in the last cabinet reshuffle, though he continues to be a Member of Parliament, one amongst 186 of his parliamentary colleagues that have serious criminal charges against them, including that of murder and rape.

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The Supreme Court of India, which sat many-a-time over Azam Khan’s remarks and even rejected his conditional apology, did not take notice of many of these statements and appointments. It has not taken on the misogyny that legitimises institutional bias against women in society and systemises it into all its arms, official as well as social.

One might hope that the Court would summon, say, top cops to enquire about such abysmally low conviction rates and direct them to tighten up loose ends of investigation process. One might hope that it would also take on the defence lawyers who often end up converting the trial into traumatic repeat rape for the victims. Alas, all this seems a far cry today, with conviction rates even in rape cases standing at a paltry 28% in 2014. To put the figure in clearer perspective, let’s take the case of Delhi, which reported 706 rape cases in 2012, the year that shook the nation’s conscience. Only 1 of those 706 rape cases has ended up in a conviction till now!

For full article visit: http://www.humanrights.asia/news/ahrc-news/AHRC-ART-073-2016

Text Credit: Asian Human Rights Commission(AHRC)

New Year Calender


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Illustration Credit: X Posid

Featured Image Credit: kai Stachowiak

Wecome the new year


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Illustration Credit: Kai Stachowiak

Featured Illustration Credit: Kai Stachowiak

Pick of the Day: Behind the Camera


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Photo Credit: Pixabay

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Photo Credit: Pixabay

Media Watch:Pre Cristmas Family Treat


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Website of Nirth Wales Pioneer, Wales

Web Link: http://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/lifestyle/169659/disney-on-ice-presents-frozen-in-liverpool-proves-a-brilliant-pre-christmas-family-treat.aspx

Featured Image Credit: Martin Wall

Media Watch: Newark News


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Website of Newark Post, Delaware,  USA

Web Link: http://www.newarkpostonline.com/news/article_ae18527a-169a-55ae-bb72-dc91578c61c4.html

Featured Image credit: Alex Grichenko

Media Watch:News from Montserrat


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Website of The Montserrat Reporter, Montserrat

Web Link: https://www.themontserratreporter.com/flight-attendant-ran-from-security-after-trying-to-sneak-cocaine/

Media Watch: Russian Envoy Assisination


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Website of Daily Sabah, Turkey

Web Link: http://www.dailysabah.com/war-on-terror/2016/12/20/assailant-who-killed-russian-envoy-suspected-to-be-gulenist-as-new-evidence-surfaces“The home address written in the official document above is also the Turkish address of Abdullah Bozkurt, a high-ranking Gülenist militant currently living in the U.S. and the former Ankara correspondent of now-closed newspaper Today’s Zaman..”

Media Watch: Viral Cat


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Website of Mississippi Press, Pascagoula, Mississippi, USA

WEb Link: http://blog.gulflive.com/mississippi-press-news/2016/12/cat_in_viral_video_found_decea.html#incart_most-readmississippipress

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Pick of the Day: Good Morning


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Photo Credit: Anna Langova

Pick of the Day:Comodo Dragon


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Photo Credit: Chris Cummings

Media Watch: Safe Sex Awareness in Malawi


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Website of Nyasa Times, Malawi, Africa

Web Link: http://www.nyasatimes.com/female-condom-campaign-rolls-safe-sex-awareness-targeting-malawi-youths-aged-18-24/

Media Watch: News from South Korea


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Website of THe Korea Times,South Korea

Web Link: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2016/12/116_220052.html

Pick of the Day: Baby’s Day Out


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Photo Credit:Petr Kratochvil/Public Domain Pictures

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Photo Credit: Petr Kratochvil/Public Domain Pictures

 

Media Watch:Letter to a daughter


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Website of News & ViewsMcCook Gazette, Nebraska, USA

Web Link: http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/2367152.html

Disclaimer: All pictures (sometimes website links) which not owned by Shanthanubh’s Desk that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Shanthanubh’s Desk. However,most of the pictures are royalty free/Public Domain.We use photographs for representational purposes.It is only for to create awareness and educational purposes.

Pick of the Day:Factory Works


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Photo Credit: Rajesh Misra

Media Watch:Manchester News


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Website of Manchester Times, Tennessee, USA

Web Link: http://www.manchestertimes.com/an-adventure-of-a-lifetime-to-the-summit/

Disclaimer: All pictures (sometimes website links) which not owned by Shanthanubh’s Desk that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Shanthanubh’s Desk. However,most of the pictures are royalty free/Public Domain.We use photographs for representational purposes.It is only for to create awareness and educational purposes.

Media Watch:Demise of J.Jayalithaa


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Credit: Bengal Journalist Foroum

Media Watch:Jayalalithaa critical


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Website of Kaumudi, Kerala

Web Link: http://www.kaumudi.com/innerpage1.php?newsid=85625

Pick of the Day: City Landscape


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Photo Credit: Striatic/Flickr

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Photo Credit: Olga Pozdlna/Flickr

Media Watch:Syrian Conflict


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Website of Daily Sabah, Turkey

Weblink: http://www.dailysabah.com/syrian-crisis/2016/12/01/400000-internally-displaced-in-aleppo-as-humanitarian-tragedy-deteriorates

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Weblink: http://syrianobserver.com/EN/News/32037/Coalition_Urges_US_President_Intervene_Aleppo_After_Regime_Barrage_Kills

Disclaimer:All pictures (sometimes website links) which not owned by Shanthanubh’s Desk that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Shanthanubh’s Desk. However,most of the pictures are royalty free/Public Domain.We use photographs for representational purposes.It is only for to create awareness and educational purposes.

Media Watch:Czech Republic & Malta


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Website of The Prague Post, Czech Republic

Weblink: http://www.praguepost.com/czech-news/36811-elephant-calf-struggles-for-its-life

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Weblink: http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/lifestyle/travel/72144/air_malta_to_operate_double_daily_flights_to_munich_rome_and_catania_next_summer#.WD-xr9J961s

Disclaimer:All pictures (sometimes website links) which not owned by Shanthanubh’s Desk that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Shanthanubh’s Desk. However,most of the pictures are royalty free/Public Domain.We use photographs for representational purposes.It is only for to create awareness and educational purposes.

Media Watch: News from Uganda & Tanzania


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Website of government owned daily news paper of Uganda, New Vision

Web link: http://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1441109/michelle-obama-run-white-house-president

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Website of Tanzanian National newspaper Daily News 

Web Link: http://www.dailynews.co.tz/index.php/features/46861-tanzania-zambia-same-people-separated-by-colonial-boundaries

Media Watch:Rememberence of Iconic Musician Papa Wemba


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Web Link: http://www.congoplanet.com/news/2144/papa-wemba-is-buried-in-kinshasa.jsp

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