Vaccine Debate Vexes Vermont Ski Resort Town

A planned symposium featuring notorious vaccine skeptics has set off a testy but polite debate in the Vermont ski resort town of Stowe. But while the argument has lit up neighborhood, blogs, listservs and Facebook pages, local residents say they’ve planned the ultimate civilized counter-protest — a bake sale at a local brewery.  “I am […]

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As push to turn India towards vegetarianism gathers steam, data reveals 80% men and 70% women relish meat

New Delhi: India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government has been advocating vegetarianism on grounds of religion and ideology, the latest being an effort by Indian Railways to enforce vegetarian menus on all trains on 2 October, Mohandas Gandhi’s birthday. However, around 80 percent of Indian men and 70 percent of women consume eggs, fish, chicken or meat occasionally, […]

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JNU professors say no plans to introduce course on Islamist terror, call media reports ‘fake news’

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) professors have rubbished reports of the institute planning to introduce a course on ‘Islamist terrorism’ in its proposed Centre for National Security Studies (CNSS) and called it fake news. Following the university’s 145th academic council (AC) meeting on 18 May, in which the proposal to set up the CNSS was put forth, the JNU […]

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