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Sunday, Apr 15


Poet to donate royalties to Kathua victim's family

Noted Malayalam poet KR Tony has decided to donate royalties for his literary works to the family of the eight-year-old girl, who was raped and murdered in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir.

Pak army chief backs dialogue with India to resolve disputes, including Kashmir

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The peaceful resolution of India-Pakistan disputes, including the core issue of Kashmir, can be found through comprehensive and meaningful dialogue, Pakistans Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has said.


Girl found murdered; may have been held captive, raped: Surat Police

A minor was allegedly held captive, tortured and raped before being killed, the Surat Police said o Sunday. The incident comes over three months after the sexual assault and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu region sent…

Not In My Name, say people after Kathua, Unnao incidents

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Hundreds of people today participated in a protest march called "Not In My Name" at Parliament Street in the national capital against increasing incidents of rape and atrocities on Dalits and minorities.

Body of girl found from canal in Haryana


The body of an unidentified girl, aged about six-seven years, was fished out today from a canal in Titoli village in Haryanas Rohtak district, police said.

Stalin's son takes baby steps in politics

It is time for the rise of another son in the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK). Udayanidhi, son of DMK Working President M K Stalin, who is an established actor has begun taking baby steps in the rough and tumble field of politics. For long…

Statistics show less than half of engg graduates get job through campus placement


NEW DELHI, DHNS: Though higher education institutions in India produce lakhs of engineers every year, less than half of the graduates get job opportunity through campus placements.


Environmentalists see red over draft national forest policy

Environmentalists are up in arms against the Centres proposed National Forest Policy, 2018, that stresses on "monetisation of the forests" rather than protecting the rights of the tribes that live in the jungles for centuries.

Jaitley takes oath as RS member

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is undergoing treatment for a kidney ailment, on Sunday took oath as Rajya Sabha member for a new six-year term.


Mobile internet services suspended for 24 hrs in 4 districts of Punjab


Mobile internet and SMS services were suspended for 24 hours in four districts of Punjab following arrest of four people in connection with a clash between members of a Dalit outfit and Hindu groups, an official spokesperson said.

Resignations of BJP ministers in J&K to save Mufti govt: Tariq Karra

Former MP Tariq Hameed Karra today on Sunday down resignations of two BJP ministers in Jammu and Kashmir, saying it was aimed at saving Mehbooba Mufti-led government in the state.

Unnao rape victim's family alleges harassment by BJP MLA's goons

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Jailed rape-accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Senger's goons are reportedly "terrorising" the victim's family members and have asked them to leave the village. The uncle of the victim claimed on Sunday that the goons of the legislator and his…

Kathua rape-and-murder case: Alleged conspirator's family wants CBI probe


The family members of Sanji Ram, the alleged conspirator of the Kathua rape and murder case, have said that he should be hanged publicly but only if a CBI probe into the case finds him guilty. The family members also criticised the…


Mehbooba Mufti accepts resignations of BJP ministers

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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday accepted the resignations of two controversial BJP ministers, who had participated in a rally in support of the people arrested in connection with the rape and murder of an eight…

CPI(M) party congress from April 18


The five-day national conference of the CPI(M) will get underway here from April 18.

BJP targets Congress again on rape cases

The BJP on Sunday once again trained guns at the Congress, demanding the sacking of Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief Ghulam Ahmad Mir who is claimed to have described the police probe in the Kathua incident as motivated.

Four-year-old girl sexually assaulted in Odisha

A four-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted in Nilagiri area of Odisha's Balasore district. A resident of Hatasahi under the jurisdiction of Nilagiri police station on Saturday lodged a complaint alleging that his daughter was…

No question of Sidhu resigning over road rage case: Amarinder Singh

With opposition mounting attack on Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu in connection with a 30-year-old road rage case, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday scotched speculation that the Congress leader would be resigning from the state…


SJM bats for dropping Nachiket Mor from RBI board

The RSS-affiliated SJM has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding the removal of Nachiket Mor from the RBI board on grounds of conflict of interest.

Jignesh Mevani detained in Jaipur

Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani was detained at Jaipur airport by police on Sunday. He was heading to attend a programme on the eve of Ambedkar Jayanti at Nagaur district.

Rahul Gandhi to launch 'Save the Constitution' drive next week


Seeking to reach out to Dalits, Congress president Rahul Gandhi will on April 23 launch his party's nationwide 'save the constitution' campaign, aimed at highlighting attacks on the Constitution and the community. The Congress present and…

India seeks China's help for speeding-up of Bengaluru-Chennai train corridor

India has sought China's assistance to speed up Bangalore-Chennai railway corridor besides redevelopment of Agra and Jhansi railway stations, a senior Indian official said on Sunday. The proposal was made at the Strategic Economic Dialogue…


Christian missionaries behind vandalisation of Ambedkar's statues: BJP Ballia MP

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A BJP MP has alleged that Christian missionaries were behind the vandalisation of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkars statues.

Radicalised youths will soon realise guns not a solution: Army chief

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A day before top army commanders met in the national capital to review the "management of the extant security dynamics", army chief General Bipin Rawat said the radicalised youths of Kashmir Valley would soon realise that gun was not the…

Six wagons of goods train travel without engine

Six coal-laden wagons of a goods train travelled for 2 km without an engine here, an incident which comes a week after an express train in Titlagarh travelled for 13 km without an engine.

Debate on rewriting history unnecessary, exaggerations need to be removed: ICHR chief

The debate in the country on rewriting history is unnecessary as some "exaggerations" need to be removed from time to time, Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) Chairman Arvind Jamkhedkar has said.

Farooq Abdullah wants bill to award death penalty for raping minors

Opposition National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah today demanded a special session of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly to bring in a bill to award capital punishment to those who rape minors. Abdullah's comment comes in…


Old case gives hope for Nirav Modi's early extradition

The government is studying a 14-year-old case to strengthen its plea to Hong Kong authorities for arresting fugitive business tycoon Nirav Modi and extraditing him to India.New Delhi hopes that bringing Nirav Modi from Hong Kong to India…

Panchayat polls: rural heartland key to TMC's Delhi ambitions in 2019

The stakes seem to be high for the ruling Trinamool Congress in the upcoming West Bengal panchayat polls, as the party leadership feels that gaining a foothold in national politics after the 2019 Lok Sabha election is incumbent on winning…


I and B Ministry proposes installation of chip in new TV set-top boxes

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has proposed installation of a chip in new television set-top boxes which will provide data about channels watched and their duration.