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How cities around the globe fight rising rents By AFP | Last Updated: 18th June, 2019, 09:43

Lawmakers in New York state last Friday (June 14) passed a bill aimed at protecting lower-income families from skyrocketing rents

How cities around the globe fight rising rents

Promotion, protection of women, children a priority for SAARC Promotion, protection of women, children a priority for SAARC

“We are committed to ensure that children grow well to be able to make meaningful contribution to the society" 


Pakistan's 6 World Cup defeats against India: what went wrong? Pakistan's 6 World Cup defeats against India: what went wrong?

Pakistan's World Cup history against India is not just painful, it's gut-wrenching, traumatic and makes for a torturous reading


Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: What could be Iran's motive? Why would Iran attack tankers in the Gulf of Oman?

The sanctions are designed to dissuade other nations from purchasing Iranian oil, which brings in a huge proportion of Iran's revenue


Iran, the US and the Gulf: What now? Iran, the US and the Gulf: What now?

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has swiftly and categorically pointed the finger of blame at Tehran


Why did Messi walk away from Argentina? Why did Messi walk away from Argentina?

Messi is Argentina's all-time top scorer with 67 goals, and is not far from becoming their most capped player


Trade war: How reliant are US colleges on Chinese students? How reliant are US colleges on Chinese students?

China has suggested students travelling to the United States may face heightened risks


Aarey forest: The fight to save Mumbai's last 'green lung' The fight to save Mumbai's last 'green lung'

On 6 June, the government cleared 40 hectares (99 acres) of the 1,300 hectare forest to build a zoo, complete with a night safari


Uncovering Pakistan's secret human rights abuses Uncovering Pakistan's secret human rights abuses

It was early in 2014 when TV news networks trumpeted a major victory in the war against the Pakistani Taliban 


23 million boys married before 15: Unicef 23 million boys married before 15: Unicef

Using data from 82 countries, the in-depth study brings the overall number estimated child marriages to 765 million, Unicef revealed


Everest through the eyes of a Sherpa: 'Climbers need to wake up’ A Sherpa’s guide to climbing Everest

Many veteran climbers, such as expert mountaineer and writer Alan Arnette, have also warned of the risks of tourists with little or no training attempting to scale huge peaks such as Everest


EU game-plans amid wait for new UK PM EU game-plans amid wait for new UK PM

The new UK prime minister will be hungry to make his or her name, to go down in history books as the one who "solved Brexit"


A Boston Eid A Boston Eid

Life was about changes and adjusting oneself with them, writes Tulip Chowdhury


India no longer world's fastest-growing economy India no longer world's fastest-growing economy

The biggest criticism of Mr Modi during his first term was his government's failure to generate employment


Why Californian wine will soon cost more in Beijing Who will be hit by China's tariff hikes?

The rates on products, including wine and meat, will rise from between 5 and 10% to as much as 25%


The man who might have stopped Sri Lanka's Easter bombings The man who might have stopped Sri Lanka's Easter bombings

When bombs planted in churches and hotels killed more than 200 people in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, few had realised that the nation had a problem with Islamist militancy


Why Pakistan was not invited to Modi's swearing-in ceremony Why Pakistan was not invited to Modi's swearing-in ceremony

The relations between the two countries were based on reciprocity


Access to reliable electricity is no more a dream Access to reliable electricity is no more a dream

After assuming power in 2009, the government formulated a roadmap for the power and energy sector with an aim to bring every citizen under electricity facility by 2021


Could making recycling pay save the planet? Could making recycling pay save the planet?

It is also a job that is hard to automate successfully


Who are the Muslim community patrols protecting US mosques? Who are the Muslim patrols protecting US mosques?

The cars, with their red and white emergency lights on, will be parked right outside the mosques and stay put while worshippers go in and offer prayers


A memorable sojourn in Tianjin A memorable sojourn in Tianjin

Millions of Bangladeshis who usually travel overseas can find the city a new destination for quenching their travel thirst


Trump in Japan: Sumo, barbecue and an imperial audience Trump in Japan: Sumo, barbecue and an imperial audience

The US president has said Mr Abe nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize - a claim that Tokyo neither confirmed nor denied


How will Modi handle India's economy? How will Modi handle India's economy?

The economic record for Mr Modi's first term in office is mixed


The fall of Amethi - why Rahul Gandhi lost? The fall of Amethi - why Rahul Gandhi lost?

BJP's Smriti Irani defeated the Congress chief and sitting MP Rahul Gandhi by a margin of 55,120 votes


How Narendra Modi has reinvented Indian politics How Modi has reinvented Indian politics

India's regional parties must now rethink their strategies and offer a more compelling economic and social vision


Rahul Gandhi: Is this the end of the Gandhi dynasty? Is this the end of the Gandhi dynasty?

Narendra Modi, who is originally from Gujarat, chose Uttar Pradesh to make his debut as an MP in 2014 when he contested from the ancient city of Varanasi


Abe Shinzo? Japan re-thinks the order of names Abe Shinzo? Japan re-thinks the order of names

Japanese names got out of step with their neighbours in the 19th century amid the growing influence of Western culture


China's latest weapon in the trade war: Karaoke China's latest weapon in the trade war: Karaoke

Karaoke is popular in China and Beijing knows that songs are an effective way of conveying official thinking to young people


India election 2019: Echoes of Trump in Modi's border politics Echoes of Trump in Modi's border politics

Prime Minister Modi and his BJP party, like US President Donald Trump, have focused on borders to shape a particular vision of India's future


Did PM Modi pray for poll victory in Kedarnath? Did PM Modi pray for poll victory in Kedarnath?

The Prime Minister has visited the Himalayan shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva multiple times since taking office


India's next government faces economic slowdown India's next government will have a growth problem

A majority of Indians want nutritious food, affordable clothing and housing, health and education, which really should be the leading indicators of economic growth


Alabama abortion ban: Should men have a say in the debate? Should men have a say in abortion debate

Mr Kizer is a part of the New Wave Feminists group in Austin, Texas, that seeks to promote women's rights as a means of making abortion eventually "unthinkable and unnecessary"



Is the United States heading for war with Iran? Is US heading for war with Iran?

The second narrative lays the blame for this crisis squarely at Washington's door


2019 election: Why politics is toxic for Australia’s women Why politics is toxic for Australia’s women

Australian politics is known to be rambunctious, with plain speaking considered a national trait


Candidates spar for European Commission president job Candidates spar on TV for top EU job

The job comes with a staff of more than 30,000, a seat at summits of EU leaders and the right to propose new European laws


The Pakistani brides being trafficked to China The Pakistani brides being trafficked to China

Christian women - who come from a mostly poor and marginalised community - are seen to be particularly targeted by traffickers


Letter from Africa: Ramadan keeps Sudan protesters hungry for change Ramadan keeps Sudan protesters hungry for change

More than a month since Sudan's long-time leader Omar al-Bashir was arrested by the military, crowds are still camped out - day and night 


The children growing up in a ‘motherless village’ A ‘motherless village’ in Indonesia

Most of the men here work as farmers or labourers, earning a fraction of what the women can make as domestic workers or nannies overseas


Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP vs Congress vs AAP: A triangular contest for 7 Delhi seats LS polls: BJP vs Congress vs AAP: A triangular contest for 7 Delhi seats

Now that AAP and the Congress have failed to forge an alliance, the fight for the seven seats, presently held by the BJP, will be triangula


Lok Sabha elections 2019 phase 6: All you need to know Lok Sabha elections 2019 phase 6: All you need to know

More than 10.17 crore voters will cast their votes to decided the fate of 979 candidates at 1.13 lakh polling stations

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