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Rajasthan: 19-year-old gets death penalty for raping infant under new law
Rajasthan: 19-year-old gets death penalty for raping infant under new law [...]
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'Amit Shah will uproot TMC from West Bengal,' says BJP leader Rahul Sinha
'Amit Shah will uproot TMC from West Bengal,' says BJP leader Rahul Sinha [...]
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India reminds foreign journalists to take prior permission for reporting from Kashmir
India reminds foreign journalists to take prior permission for reporting from Kashmir [...]
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GST cut on consumer durables ‘undemocratic, non egalitarian’: Kerala FM
New Delhi, July 21: Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac on Saturday termed the GST Council's decision to cut rates on consumer durables as "undemocratic and non egalitarian" and said that instead the rates on daily necessities should have been reduced. {image-thomas-lsaac-02-1493714119-1532205488.jpg [...]
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Rise of political Islam in Kerala and how PFI is infiltrating feeder outfits of political parties
Kochi, July 21: The investigations being conducted into the murder of Abhimanyu, a leader of the CPI(M)'s student outfit, SFI has thrown open several angles. He was murdered on July 1 and the police say that it was a case of [...]
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Chinese military holds combat drills in Tibet
Beijing, July 21: The special forces of the Chinese military have conducted drills in Tibet, including ground training for helicopter pilots, to test their skills in the high altitude region, state-run media reported on Friday. The training simulated a behind-enemy-lines [...]
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'We had no plans for violence': Indian campaign against toxic smelter turned deadly
Fatima Babu’s decades-long campaign against a toxic copper smelter in Tamil Nadu says the cost of victory was too highFor 24 years, Fatima Babu struggled to galvanise the citizens of Tuticorin in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu against the toxic threat posed by the Sterlite Copper smelter. Often working thanklessly and sometimes alone, she filed lawsuits, organised workshops and gave interviews to raise awareness.The English professor-turned-activist hoped that people would eventually rally to the cause, but never in her wildest dreams did she imagine how quickly opinion could change or how violently the authorities would respond. Continue reading... [...]
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India: suspected vigilantes kill Muslim man transporting cows
Five to seven people beat man to death on suspicion of cow smuggling, police saySuspected vigilantes killed a Muslim man transporting two cows in India on Saturday, just over a year after a similar attack highlighted the growing influence of pro-Hindu fringe groups. Police in the north-western state of Rajasthan said a group of five to seven people surrounded the man, identified only as Akbar, as he led the cows to his village in nearby Haryana state and thrashed him to death on suspicion of smuggling the animals. Related: Indian ‘cow protectors’ jailed for life over murder of Muslim man Continue reading... [...]
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PM hits out at 'Mahagathbandhan' in farmers' rally in Shahjahanpur
Shahjahanpurm, July 21: In a first public rally after defeating no-confidence motion moved by TDP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at the idea of a 'Mahagathbandhan, saying 'Chahe cycle ho ya haathi, kisi ko bhi bana lo saathi'. [...]
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Chandan Mitra, CPM MP leader Moinul Hasan formally join TMC
Former Rajya Sabha MP Chandan Mitra, Former CPM MP Moinul Hasan, Congress's Sabina Yasmin and Mizoram advocate-general Biswajit Deb have joined Trinamool Congress on Saturday. The Congress MLAs who joined the TMC are Samar Mukherjee, Abu Taher, Sabina Yasmin [...]
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Indian women's compound team bags silver in Archery World Cup
 Indian women's compound team once again failed to cross the final hurdle, this time by a heartbreaking one point, to settle for a silver medal in the fourth and concluding stage of the Archery World Cup here today. [...]
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Congress faces no-trust among citizens: Fadnavis
Mumbai, July 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi ripped apart the "misinformation" campaign of the opposition during his speech ahead of the voting on a no-confidence motion that was comprehensively defeated in the Lok Sabha, said Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today. [...]
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Pakistan elections: who is standing and what is at stake?
Voters in the world’s sixth most populous country are due to elect a new parliamentOn 25 July, Pakistan’s 106 million registered voters will have the chance to choose a new parliament and provincial assemblies. Parliament sits for a five-year term, and the majority party or a coalition chooses a prime minister. Continue reading... [...]
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Imran Khan near victory in Pakistan election but some ask if he is playing fair
Former cricket star galvanises support for PTI party with pledge to end corruptionOn a stage high above a hockey stadium to the north of Lahore, a compere shrieks into the microphone. Supporters of Imran Khan clamber onto rows of chairs. Then the 65-year-old cricket legend steps forward.With a general election due to be held on Wednesday, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is just a bat swing away from a victory he has pursued relentlessly since relinquishing a glamorous London lifestyle of celebrity and nightclubs more than 20 years ago. Continue reading... [...]
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Kamal Nath skips no-confidence motion proceedings in LS
New Delhi, July 20: Congress's Madhya Pradesh unit president and Chhindwara MP Kamal Nath today chose to give the no-confidence motion against the NDA government in Parliament a miss. Congress spokesperson Narendra Saluja said, "Kamal Nath's priority is Madhya [...]
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'What arrogance', says PM Modi on Sonia Gandhi's '272' remark
New Delhi, July 20: Targetting Sonia Gandhi over her recent statement on strength of the parties supporting the no-confidence motion, PM Modi said he was reminded of 1999, when she joined other parties to challenge the NDA government led by Atal Bihari [...]
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Bombay High Court: State gov, BMC should act on abandoned vehicles
The Bombay High Court has revealed its decision on abandoned and dead vehicles left on Mumbai’s roads saying that the state government and the BMC should form a grievance redressal mechanism to ensure complaints about abandoned and improperly parked vehicles are addressed, and offenders are penalised. A division bench chaired by Justices Abhay Oka and Riyaz Chagla has taken this decision, concluding a public interest litigation filed by a Goregaon resident, Tekchand Khanchandani, on abandoned and illegally parked vehicles and other related issues. The mechanisms that are expected to be put in place for this before September 19, 2018 include a toll-free number and dedicated email address exclusively for complaints on abandoned/illegally parked vehicles, and SMS and WhatsApp facilities for citizens to report on these issues. Additionally, the high court has also directed the BMC and state government to maintain a register of the complaints received, provide a complaint number and note down the action taken. Those guilty of abandoning vehicles will also be booked under the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, the Motor Vehicles Rule, and the Maharashtra Police Act.   SOURCE [...]
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Stalin’s dig at AIADMK for backing BJP in no-confidence motion
New Delhi, July 20: The Modi sarkar which sailed through comfortably in Parliament had the support of the AIADMK when the house voted during the no-confidence motion moved by the TDP. Following a 12 hour debate, the no-confidence motion [...]
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Tamil Nadu governor's car meets with accident in Pudhukottai
Tamil Nadu governor's car meets with accident in Pudhukottai [...]
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Myanmar authorities planned genocide against Rohingya, rights group claims
Officials armed non-Rohingya civilians and suspended aid in months before Rakhine state, new research allegesAuthorities in Myanmar made preparations for attacks against the Rohingya with “genocidal intent” in the weeks before last year’s purge, a rights watchdog has claimed.A report by Fortify Rights, a Bangkok-based organisation, alleges that officials carefully planned a systematic assault on the Rohingya community. Continue reading... [...]
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Mobs are killing Muslims in India. Why is no one stopping them? | Rana Ayyub
A spiritual leader was lucky to escape with his life this week. Yet Narendra Modi’s ruling BJP keeps fanning the flamesOn 17 July the supreme court of India condemned the epidemic of mob lynching in India, and asked the Indian parliament to draft legislation that would stop people from taking the law into their own hands. Related: 'Fake news often goes viral': WhatsApp ads warn India after mob lynchings An elderly man was pulled by his beard​​ and dragged through ​a field, blood dripping from his face Continue reading... [...]
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PM Modi rebukes Rahul for Rafale deal allegations, says stop making childish statements
New Delhi, July 20: Congress President Rahul Gandhi today accused the government of "lying" to the nation on the issue of sharing details of the Rafale jet deal which was rejected strongly by Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling the charges "distortion [...]
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Opposition exposes itself as unity among them a far cry!
New Delhi, July 21: No confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government at the Center was defeated by the voice without any voting taking place. But the entire exercise not only lacked lack of coordination among the Opposition political parties but [...]
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Denis Ten: Olympic figure skater who won bronze stabbed to death
Athlete won Kazakhstan’s first-ever Olympic skating medal25-year-old was killed during an attempted robberyDenis Ten, the first Kazakh figure-skater to win an Olympic medal, has been killed at the age of 25.Kazakh news agency Kazinform reported that Ten died after being stabbed as two men attempted to steal his car mirrors in the country’s largest city, Almaty. He was taken to hospital but died around 3pm local time on Thursday. Kazakh authorities say they are treating his death as murder.The news of @Tenis_Den ‘s murder hits especially hard for me since I used to train with him. His commitment to his training was something I always admired. It’s hard to believe he is no longer with us and that he’ll no longer be able to share his talents with us. Continue reading... [...]
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No-confidence motion: BJP sends out a loud message to NDA
New Delhi, July 20: For the BJP, the no-confidence is about everything, but the numbers. It has the support of over 300 MPs and individually, it boasts of 273 members in Parliament. The BJP would look to show case its government [...]
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India U19 beat Sri Lanka U19 by an innings and 21 runs in 1st Youth Test
Ayush Badoni (185*) and Mohit Jangra (5/72) dominated the hosts to the hand India U19 a 1-0 lead in the two-match Youth Test series.      [...]
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World Squash Federation backs India on security at Junior Championship
According to a media report, Switzerland's top junior girls' squash player, Ambre Allinckx, was not permitted by her parents to take part in the tournament because of safety concerns. [...]
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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo accepts punishment in tax evasion case
Star Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted the punishment of a two-year suspended prison sentence and a fine of 12.1 million pounds in a tax evasion case in which he was found guilty by the Spanish authorities, Sports24 reported. [...]
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