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Accused police constable moves Delhi HC

New Delhi: An Uttar Pradesh police constable, accused in the assault and murder of the Unnao rape survivor’s father, on Wednesday approached the Delhi High Court challenging the charges filed against him. Constable Amir Khan has been charged under sections 302 (murder), 506 (criminal intimidation), 341 (wrongful confinement), 120B (criminal conspiracy), 193 (false evidence), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 324 (voluntarily …

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Chidambaram faces arrest as Delhi HC dismisses anticipatory bail

New Delhi: Congress leader P Chidambaram suffered a major setback Tuesday as the Delhi High Court dismissed his anticipatory bail in the INX Media scam, paving way for the investigating agencies, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED), to arrest him. Hours after the Delhi High Court refused to grant Chidambaram any protection from arrest in the INX …

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Offensive strike in neighbourhood showed reach, lethality of armed forces, says Rajnath

New Delhi: In a clear reference to the Balakot air strike in Pakistan, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday that the offensive action against terrorists in the neighbourhood spoke volumes about the “reach and lethality” of the Indian armed forces. “We are all aware that the Indian (Air) Force is a technologically advanced and extremely potent force. The recent …

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Modi hails ISRO for Chandrayaan2’s entry into lunar orbit

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) after Chandrayaan2 was put into the lunar orbit. “Congratulations to Team ISRO on Chandrayaan2 entering the Moon’s orbit. This is an important step in the landmark journey to the Moon. Best wishes for its successful culmination,” Modi tweeted. The space agency on Tuesday successfully completed …

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Call for debate on reservation just an excuse: Priyanka

New Delhi: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday accused RSS of having “dangerous intentions”, and said its chief Mohan Bhagwat pitching for a debate on reservation was just an excuse but the real target of the RSS-BJP is social justice. She also alleged the Modi government of throttling pro-people laws. “The confidence of the RSS is high and intentions …

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Unpleasant trends of intolerance, polarisation can damage our polity: Manmohan

New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said “unpleasant trends” of growing intolerance, communal polarisation, and incidents of violent crimes propelled by hatred of certain groups will damage our polity. Remembering former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary, he said these trends are repugnant to promotion of peace, national integration and communal harmony, which are …

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Legendary music composer Khayyam passes away at 92

Mumbai: National award winning Bollywood music composer Mohammed Zahir Hashmi, who was known only as Khayyam in his musical journey, passed away late on Monday night in a private hospital here following a brief illness, an aide said. He was 92. He is survived by his singer wife Jagjit Kaur. Khayyam was known for his music in Bollywood classics like …

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SC dismisses Tejpal’s plea seeking quashing of charges

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea by Tehelka magazine’s founder Tarun Tejpal seeking quashing of charges framed against him in a sexual assault case filed by a former woman colleague. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra asked Goa’s lower court to complete the trial preferably within six months in the case against Tejpal. Tejpal is …

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Ex-MPs asked to vacate official bungalows within a week

New Delhi: Cracking whip on former Members of Parliament overstaying at their official bungalows in Lutyens’ Delhi, a Lok Sabha panel on Monday ordered them to vacate their residence within a week. C R Patil, Chairman of the Lok Sabha Housing Committee, said the panel called a meeting on Monday wherein it was decided that in three days, power, water …

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Former Bihar CM Mishra dies

Patna: Three-time former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra, one of the most powerful leaders of the state in pre-Mandal politics who brought the infamous ‘press bill’ to gag media, died on Monday after prolonged illness aged 82, family sources said. Mishra, who was battling blood cancer for quite some time, suffered a massive heart attack at his Dwarka home in …

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