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Minor girl raped in Chandigarh park on I-Day

Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017 | PTI | Chandigarh

A minor girl on her way to attend the Independence Day function in her school on Tuesday was allegedly abducted and raped by a man in a city park here, the police said. "The 12-year-old girl was crossing the children's traffic park, located in the heart of the city, around 8.15...

Dalits thrashed for skinning dead cow near crematorium in Gujarat

Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017 | PTI | Ahmedabad

A Dalit man and his mother were thrashed allegedly by a group of 15 men for skinning a dead cow near a crematorium at a village in Anand district of Gujarat, instead of the place where cattle are disposed of, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place almost a year...

India, Egypt support each other's candidates for UNESCO, ICJQ

Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017 | PTI | Cairo

Egypt supports India's Dalveer Bhandari as judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), while New Delhi will back Cairo's nominee to the UNESCO's Director-General post, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry has said. In a statement, the Ministry said Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry received a phone call on Sunday from his Indian...

Suspected RJD supporters attack Sushil Modi's car

Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017 | PTI | Hajipur

Suspected RJD supporters today attacked the car of Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi near Kala Pahar village in Bihar's Vaishali district but he was not injured. Officer in-charge of Bidupur police station Ritesh Mandal said that some unidentified persons threw stones on Sushil Modi's car when he was on way...

DD refused to broadcast Tripura CM speech, alleges CPM

Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017 | PTI | NEW DELHI

The CPI(M) on Tuesday alleged that Doordarshan refused to broadcast Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar's speech and said it would fight this "undeclared Emergency". CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said Doordarshan was "not the private property" of the BJP-RSS and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "instructing his cronies to black...

Puducherry Mins, MLAs stay away from Guv Bedi's I-Day reception

Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017 | PTI | Puducherry

Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi was on Tuesday snubbed by political functionaries, including the ruling Congress, its ally DMK and opposition AIADMK who remained absent at the customary 'Independence Day At Home' reception hosted by her. Chief Minister V Narayanasamy, nominated BJP MLA and local unit party president, V Saminathan, were...

Thousands defy Valley shutdown, take part in celebrations

Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017 | Khursheed Wani | Srinagar

Amid elaborate security arrangements and a separatist-sponsored shutdown, the Independence Day passed off peacefully in Kashmir Valley even as thousands of people and schoolchildren took part in the celebrations at all district headquarters including in Srinagar where Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti unfurled the national flag. A helicopter kept hovering over the...

GJM will never compromise on Gorkhaland demand, says Gurung

Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017 | PTI | Darjeeling (WB)

With the indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling hills entering its 62nd day, GJM chief Bimal Gurung on Tuesday vowed that he will "never compromise" with the demand for Gorkhaland and "continue the fight till it is achieved". The Independence Day was incident-free and celebrated in various parts of the hills with the...

Mehbooba hails Modi’s speech

Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017 | PNS | Srinagar:

Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday welcomed the remark of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi about Kashmir during his Independence Day address. In a statement, she said she has all along believed that dialogue and peaceful means only can help in resolving issues as the futility of violence...

Guj to set up 10 new industrial estates: CM

Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017 | PNS | Gandhinagar

After unfurling Tricolour at the State-level Independence Day function in Gujarat’s cultural capital Vadodara, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced to set up at least 10 new industrial estates in the State for small scale units. The Chief Minister also announced to give financial aid to fishermen as well a facility of...


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Govt to unveil new Haj policy this month: Naqvi

13 Aug 2017 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on said in Mumbai on Saturday that the Haj Policy-2018 — aimed at making the piligrimage process “transparent” and “smooth” — would be unveiled later this month. Speaking at the 22nd annual Haj orientation camp organised for Haj pilgrims at Haj House in Mumbai, Naqvi said that from the next year, the Haj would be organised as per to...

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Dalit couple allegedly beaten up by upper caste men

18 Aug 2017 | Staff Reporter | bhopal

A 35-year-old dalit woman's nose was allegedly slashed and her husband was beaten by two members of an upper caste family at Renvjha village in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh. Narendra Singh (32) and his father Sahab Singh beat up the woman's husband on Monday when he refused to go to their house and do some work, inspector RS Bagri of Surkhi police station said...

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