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‘2-Finger Virginity Test’ Banned in Medical Courses in Indian State

New Delhi (Sputnik): The 'two-finger virginity test', which was earlier taught in medical colleges of the Indian state of the Maharashtra, will no longer be a...

India Allows Ukrainian Plane Intercepted by IAF to Continue Flight –...

According to the Press Trust of India news agency, the pilots’ questioning and examination of the aircraft lasted for several hours. As nothing suspicious had been found,...

tHIS 2019 to Shape Future Health Science and Technology With Expanded...

Tuesday 30 April 2019 The Health Industry Summit (tHIS) 2019, organized by Reed Sinopharm, will scale up with a total exhibition area of 400,000m2....

India’s Famed Tiffin Carriers to Send Present to the Royal Baby

New Delhi (Sputnik): The famed Indian tiffin carriers, known as the Dabbawalas, who were once visited by Prince Charles and praised by him for distributing meals to hundreds...

Russia's Victory Day Celebrated in New Delhi, Tributes Paid to India's...

New Delhi (Sputnik) — "Victory Day", an event marking the 74th Anniversary of the victory over fascism in the Great Patriotic War and the 75th anniversary of the...

Sri Lanka: Ex-Army Man Held with Hundreds of Bullets, Swords

New Delhi (Sputnik) — A retired army man with nearly 1,000 rounds of live ammunition in Sri Lanka's Nawagamuwa area was arrested on Wednesday while transporting bullets. Police...

Netizens Condemn ‘Honour-killing' as Young Couple Set Ablaze in Indian Village

New Delhi (Sputnik) — Last week's incident of a young village couple in the Indian state of Maharashtra allegedly being set ablaze by the woman's livid relatives over their...

US-Based Training for Afghan Pilots Halted as Half of Class Goes...

According to a quarterly report published April 30 by the US government's oversight group SIGAR, or the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, 40% of Afghan pilots...

Man Posing as Doctor in Pakistan Infects 15 Children With HIV...

New Delhi (Sputnik): A person with HIV has been arrested in Pakistan's Sindh Province for allegedly spreading the virus to 15 children while pretending to be a doctor,...

South Korea Approves $6.3 Billion Deal for New Warships

The Defense Project Promotion Committee, a division of the Defense Acquisition Program Administration, decided on Tuesday to OK the $6.3 billion deal, which will enhance South...

India Wants Terror Finance Watchdog to Blacklist Pakistan – Minister

New Delhi (Sputnik) — The Indian government said on Thursday it will ask the global money laundering and terror finance watchdog, the Financial Action Task...

Video of Indian Woman Dress-Shaming Young Girls in Delhi Goes Viral

New Delhi (Sputnik): A video in which a middle-aged woman gets accosted after pointing out to some young girls in New Delhi that their dresses were too...
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