Transgender Community Sees Ray Of Hope In Supreme Court’s Privacy Verdict

India’s transgender community hopes that the recent Supreme Court judgement on privacy will not just strike down a law against homosexuality, but also change mindsets on gender identities and sexual choices. Days after the court said the right to privacy was a fundamental one, community members expressed the hope it would lead to the end of Section 377, which criminalises homosexuality.

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Mumbai’s Civic Body BMC Lists Priorities For Restoring Rain-Ravaged City

A day after copious rains, the civic authorities have moved to clear roads which have become slushy and strewn with garbage, and are also gearing up to tackle rush of patients in municipal hospitals.Cars and other vehicles left behind by their owners due to flooding of streets, running out of fuel and breakdowns are causing traffic snarls and the BMC is tackling this issue on a priority basis.

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Ahead Of PM Modi Visit, China Says Hope India Learnt Lesson At Doklam

China and India have great potential for cooperation, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday, seeking to cast their difficult ties in a positive light ahead of next week’s visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.On Monday, both countries ended a more than two-month-old stand-off near the border in Sikkim, just in time for Sunday’s kick-off of a summit of the BRICS grouping of nations.

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British PM Theresa May Visits Japan With Eye On Brexit Fears

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in Japan on an official visit on Wednesday with an eye to soothing Brexit fears and pushing ahead on early free-trade talks with the world’s number three economy.May is scheduled to sit down with Toyota’s chairman during her three-day tour which starts in Osaka before moving to Tokyo where she will meet with Emperor Akihito and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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Australian Minister’s Mumbai Visit Cancelled Due To Heavy Rain

The heavy rain lashing Mumbai has led to cancellation of an Australian minister to the city, authorities said today. Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Steven Ciobo was scheduled to visit the Bombay Stock Exchange and the BSE Institute tomorrow to promote Australia-India investment and education ties but it has been cancelled due to the “inclement weather conditions” in Mumbai.

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