aipur, Sep 19 (IANS) Angry villagers on Tuesday pelted stones at a school in Rajasthan’s Sikar district as news spread of the rape of a Class 12 girl by the school’s director and a teacher. The school’s director, Jagdish Prasad, and a teacher, Jagat Singh Gujjar, have been detained for raping the 18-year-old student, police […]

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Yangon, Sep 19 (IANS) India on Tuesday welcomed as encouraging and positive Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s address on the situation in the country’s Rakhine state where violence has triggered an outflow of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to neighbouring Bangladesh. “It was an encouraging address and contained a very positive message,” […]

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New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will undertake a high-level review of the economy to discuss measures, including a possible stimulus package, to be taken amidst an economic slowdown. Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu, NITI Ayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar and Secretaries in the Finance Ministry — Ashok Lavasa, Subhash Chandra Garg, Hasmukh […]

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Guwahati, Sep 19 (IANS) ULFA might hammer out a lasting solution to the “Assam problem” before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, its General Secretary, Anup Chetia, has said, adding that the BJP-led government must think seriously on how to bring the Paresh Baruah faction to the negotiating table which will augment lasting peace in the […]

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Thane (Maharashtra), Sep 19 (IANS) When Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar, the brother of absconder mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar, was picked up from his home in south Mumbai late on Monday, he was busy watching the “Kaun Banega Crorepati” show and eating biryani, Thane Police Commissioner Parambir Singh said here on Tuesday. Kaskar was picked up […]

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Geneva, Sep 19 (IANS) The UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar has sought unhindered access to verify reports of human rights abuses against the Rohingya Muslim minority. “It is important for us to see with our own eyes the sites of these alleged violations and abuses and to speak directly with the affected people and with […]

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New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) India has more to offer to tourists than any other country but many prefer to stay away given the poor sanitation in the country, union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday. “We have more places worth visiting than any other country, but Paris alone draws 10 times more tourists […]

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Mumbai, Sep 19 A Special NIA court on Tuesday granted bail to Sudhakar Chaturvedi and Suhakar Dwivedi, two prime accused in the September 2008 Malegaon blast case, on grounds of parity. The two were granted bail along with a surety of Rs 500,000 each and other conditions. Chaturvedi and Dwivedi, alias Dayanand Pandey, had filed […]

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Ranchi, Sep 19 To fight the rising menace of cyber crime, Jharkhand Police on Tuesday said it will set up cyber police stations in all 24 districts of the state. “To deal with cyber crime, cyber police stations will be set up in all 24 districts of the state. In first phase, seven such police […]

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