updated 4:10 PM GMT, Mar 1, 2015

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Gender ceases to be predefined on Facebook

Facebook users can now use any term, with which they wish to describe their gender. Previously, it required you to choose from a list of predefined genders. Announced recently on a Facebook Diversity post, the new option lets users add a customised description to their...

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Mufti Sayeed: He went for scholarship - and embraced politics

Mufti Sayeed: He went for scholarship - and embraced politics

Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, who took charge of Jammu and Kashmir for a second time Sunday, developed a passion for politics in his teens when he met then Kashmir "Prime Minister" Bakshi Ghulam Muhammad in the mid-1950s to seek financial help for higher studies. Sayeed's father...

Health

A way to measure the effectiveness of blood cancer drug

Researchers have developed a new method to monitor the effect of anti-cancer drugs on people suffering from a type of blood cancer. The new antibody-based approach that monitors the effect of drugs on small samples of cells could allow doctors to screen patients and personalise...

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Modi's 'I, me, myself' style may have hurt BJP

What the Delhi poll outcome has confirmed is that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) can be stopped in its tracks by a determined opponent, even one not as well-entrenched as established regional parties like the AIADMK, the Biju Janata Dal or the Trinamool Congress...

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Kashmir: inside an erstwhile torture centre

Kashmir: inside an erstwhile torture centre

The 116 km journey from Srinagar to the Lolab area of in Kupwara takes you through rows of thick woods and gorging rivers. I reach the subject of my story, the Gujjar and Bakerwal Boys Hostel, which is flanked by dense forests. The road to...

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Photo feature: down the Afarwat slopes

Photo feature: down the Afarwat slopes

In the famous tourist resort Gulmarg, less than six miles from the volatile ceasefire line that divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan, skiers from across the world have started to camp in Afarwat, some 3,950 metres above from the sea level, for...

Sports

The Pakistani fan who will be praying for Dhoni

The Pakistani fan who will be praying for Dhoni

The owner of a restaurant, the well-known Bashir can be seen in the stands sporting a bright green kurta cheering for Pakistan almost everywhere they play. Not even his ailing health has put a dent in his travels. But at the 2015 World Cup, Bashir...

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In pics: attack on army camp in Kashmir

In pics: attack on army camp in Kashmir

Three days ahead of the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the contested Kashmir region, a group of rebels stormed an army base in a northern border town killing eleven government forces. Six militants were also killed and the operation has ended while...