POSTED BY Buzz ON Jul 16, 2014 AT 04:42 IST ,  Edited At: Jul 16, 2014 04:42 IST

A 42-year-old cartoonist, Megumi Igarashi, aka Rokudenashiko or ‘good-for-nothing kid’,  on a self-proclaimed mission to “demystify” female genitalia, has been arrested under obscenity laws in Tokyo, Japan.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Jul 16, 2014 AT 04:42 IST, Edited At: Jul 16, 2014 04:42 IST
POSTED BY News Ed ON Apr 29, 2014 AT 19:42 IST ,  Edited At: Apr 29, 2014 19:42 IST

During a La Liga match on Sunday, Barcelona's Brazillian defender Dani Alves was faced with a racial taunt on the field involving a banana.

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POSTED BY News Ed ON Apr 29, 2014 AT 19:42 IST, Edited At: Apr 29, 2014 19:42 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Jan 20, 2014 AT 23:59 IST ,  Edited At: Jan 20, 2014 23:59 IST

 

Also See: 'Anarchist' Kejriwal on Dharna; AAP Leaders-Cops Clash

From the AAP FB page, attributed to Arvind Kejriwal:

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Jan 20, 2014 AT 23:59 IST, Edited At: Jan 20, 2014 23:59 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Apr 08, 2013 AT 19:28 IST ,  Edited At: Apr 08, 2013 19:28 IST

Russian President Vladimir Putin was greeted by three topless women protesters from the women's rights group Femen during the opening tour at the Hannover Fair in Hannover, Germany.

Gawker has an animated Gif which clearly shows that it's not just the look on his face, but the Russian President also immediately gave a two thumbs-up.


 

Reuters quoted a grinning Putin saying about the topless protests: “Regarding this performance, I liked it. I did not catch what they were shouting. I did not even see if they were blondes, brunettes or chestnut-haired.”

As various commentators pointed out, he was perhaps handicapped by not yet having read what the “obscene slogan” written in Cyrillic on the protester's back said.

The protesters have previously targeted Putin over the arrest and conviction of members of the feminist punk collective Pussy Riot — two of whom are still doing time in Russian labor camps — after they performed an anti-Putin song in a Moscow cathedral.
 

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Apr 08, 2013 AT 19:28 IST, Edited At: Apr 08, 2013 19:28 IST
POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Mar 19, 2013 AT 15:20 IST ,  Edited At: Mar 19, 2013 15:20 IST

The Telegraph, Calcutta, reports on the serious points raised by many of our senior netas as the cabinet cleared the criminal law (amendment) bill retaining 18 as the age of consent for sex, some of whom rued that the “stricter” provisions would rob the country of romance at the consensus-seeking all-party meeting, where leader after leader seemed to betray the utmost incomprehension of terms such as “stalking”, “voyeurism” and “trafficking”:

“Mohabbat to ab khatam hi ho jaayega. Ladka jab ladki ke taraf dekhega nahi aur uska peechha nahi karega to mohabbat hoga kaise (Romance will die out now. If a boy doesn’t look at a girl or follow her, how can romance happen)?” Yadav said, according to a senior politician who was present but didn’t wish to be quoted...

...Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav took the prize. He claimed people resorting to “transfer and posting” of women at workplaces could be jailed under the bill’s provisions. Met with a chorus of denials, he held his ground and insisted he could prove it.

When he showed the “relevant portion” to leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj, it left her speechless for some time.

The source told The Telegraph that Mulayam actually pointed towards the portion of the bill that deals with trafficking of women. The former chief minister had apparently confused “trafficking” with “transfer”.

Ye mahilayon ke gair kanooni tareki se le jana aur gair kanooni kaam me lagana ke liye hai. Transfer-posting ke liye nahin (This is about illegally taking women away and forcing them into illegal professions. This is not about transferring or posting women employees),” Sushma explained. Mulayam nodded and the rest tried to suppress smiles.

Read the full report at the Telegraph: Tragedy of errors at rape law meet

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POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Mar 19, 2013 AT 15:20 IST, Edited At: Mar 19, 2013 15:20 IST
     
 
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