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Published: Wednesday 15 February 2012

>> Iran’s education ministry has announced it will publish separate textbooks for boys and girls, creating another area of gender segregation in the Islamic republic. The ministry also said the country’s educational system requires boys and girls to study at different schools.

>> Tamil Actor Nasser refused to greet people on Pongal. In a TV show, he said, “Why should I greet a state that doesn’t reflect on farming?” Inter-state water issues are made political. Tamil Nadu has destroyed traditional farming knowledge by promoting chemical inputs. “No farmer wants his child to be a farmer. What is there to celebrate?”

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