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Kupwara: Court reserves judgement on Tabinda Gani Case after 8 years

Eight years after the brutal rape and murder of 13 year old school girl Tabinda Gani in Kupwara, a local court will hand over the quantum of sentence to four convicts. Gani was abducted, raped and brutally murdered by four men in 2007 in Kupwara in Kashmir. The family of the victim have demanded death sentence for the the convicts...

Uttar Pradesh CM promises financial help to kin of farmer Gajendra Singh

Lucknow, Apr 24 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has promised financial assistance to the kin of farmer Gajendra Singh Kalyanwat, who took his life at an AAP rally in Delhi recently. "UP CM and state president of Samajwadi Party Akhilesh Yadav has announced to extend financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh to kin of Gajendra Singh Kalyanwat, who hailed...

Amit Shah to meet party workers in Rajasthan tomorrow

On his maiden visit to Rajasthan, BJP President Amit Shah will meet party workers tomorrow as part of the party's membership drive. Shah is scheduled to address a 'Maha-karyakarta Sammelan' at Amroodon ka Bag here. "A huge gathering of the party leaders and workers will welcome him at the Airport. After the grand welcome, he will be escorted to the party...

PM calls for Ending of ”sarpanch-pati” tradition on National Panchayati Raj Day

NEW DELHI: PM Narendra Modi called for ending "sarpanch-pati" culture in panchayats, referring to the practice of husbands of women sarpanch calling shots, while addressing a conference on National Panchayati Raj Day on Friday. Mahatma Gandhi said that India lives in the villages. We need to think of how to develop our villages," PM Modi said at the conference. "There must be a mindset of...

Mumbai : A model raped where she would have been the safest

MUMBAI: Three policemen along with three others, including a woman, were arrested in Mumbai for allegedly raping and robbing a 28-year-old model inside a police chowkie on April 3. After two weeks of  being raped, the woman sent a text message to Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria on April 21, complaining about her being sexually exploited by some men including...

Disturbance in Rajya Sabha over Land Bill

NEW DELHI: The Rajya Sabha on Thursday met after a month-long break, but the Opposition members created a ruckus when the government sought to give reasons for re-promulgating the Land Acquisition Ordinance , with a TMC member dramatically tearing up a copy of the agenda paper and throwing it into the Well. Minister of State for Rural Development Sudarshan Bhagat laid...

Cattle Research Station to be set up at Burgur

Erode,  A cattle research station would be set up at Burgur in Erode district soo as part of government efforts to protect the rare bulls and cows of Kangeyam, Burgur, Puliyakulam and Alambadi, officials said. Preliminary works have been completed to locate the research station, Dr S Yesodai of the Tamil Nadu University for Veterinary and Animal Sciences (TANUVAS) said. The...

Heavy rain accompanied by hailstorm lashes Salem

Erode/Salem, Heavy rain accompanied by hailstorm lashed Salem bringing down the temperature while trees were uprooted in Erode district, officials said today. The hailstorm lashed Salem around five pm yesterday, much to the relief of people sweltering under the heat.In Erode, heavy rain accompanied by gale uprooted number of trees in Bharathy Nagar, Kollampalayam, Perundurai road and some other places, last...

Security personnel today found explosives from Porahat jungle

Jamshedpur, Security personnel today recovered explosives from Porahat jungle under Goilkera police station in adjoining West Singhbhum district, a senior police officer said. The recovery was made during a search operation launched in the naxal-infested pockets in the jungle when the security personnel comprised of CRPF and district armed police stumbled upon the explosives kept hidden in Padua village, said Superintendent...

Sanitation workers threaten to convert if demands not met

Meerut, Sanitation workers of Meerut Municipal Corporation, who are on strike since April 16 demanding a hike in honorarium, today threatened to convert if their demands were not met. If the administration tries to create unnecessary pressure on the sanitation workers to withdraw their strike, then they will not budge from converting their religion, said Kailash Chandola, secretary-general of Meerut...

Six, including 3 cops, held for sexual exploitation of woman

Mumbai, Six persons, including three policemen and a woman, were arrested today for allegedly sexually exploiting a woman, police said. The victim had sent an SMS to Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria on April 21, complaining about her sexual exploitation by some men including two assistant police inspectors and head constable of the city police. Maria called her to his office...

PM for mapping of regional talent to promote skills, exports

The Prime Minister further said India had made the transformation from a country worried about its "brain-drain" to a country that thinks of "brain-gain." Modi said the country should assess its "service" capabilities in the global perspective. He mentioned sectors such as nursing, high-end financial services, arbitration, tourism, music and vegetarian cooking that India can offer to the world, besides the...

Teenage girl attacked with scissors by 3 youths

A teenage girl was seriously injured when three youths attacked her with scissors in Dhaurahara village here, following which the accused have been arrested, police said today. Brothers Dilip and Kishan Singh and their brother-in-law Dinesh attacked the girl with scissors when she was sleeping on the terrace of her house on Wednesday, Dy SP Sadar Anil Yadav said. According to a...

17-year-old girl filed a case against a youth

A 17-year-old girl has filed a case against a youth for allegedly harassing her, police said today. In her complaint, the girl alleged that the accused Amit teased and followed her while she was going to the market yesterday, they said. A case has been registered against the youth under section 12 of POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act,...