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New Delhi [India] Feb. 26 (ANI): A seven-year-old girl was allegedly molested and sedated by two senior girl students, at her school in Delhi's Moti Nagar, police said on Sunday. The victim and accused are students of Sarvodya Kanya Vidyalaya. One of the accused has been arrested following a case was registered under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), a senior police officer said.
New Delhi [India], Feb. 26 (ANI): Coming out defiantly against the Karnataka bribegate diary case, the Congress on Sunday questioned its veracity, saying that the entire thing has been planted by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). "This is a tale which has been cooked up in the context of the elections that will come up in Karnataka.
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Saturday condemned the incident where an Indian engineer was killed and another injured by an American who mistook them for "Middle Easterners" and yelled "Get out of my country" before shooting them at a bar. My heart is with the victims and families of the horrific shooting in Kansas," the Indian-born CEO tweeted. A 51-year-old US Navy veteran opened fire, killing Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, and injuring Alok Madasani, also 32, and an American in a bar in Olathe, Kansas, on Wednesday night.
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni blasted a century as Jharkhand defeated Chhattisgarh by 78 runs in a Group D match of the Vijay Hazare cricket tournament here on Sunday.
Guwahati (Assam) [India], Feb.25 (ANI):In a bid to improve connectivity and to make northeast region a destination paradise, Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation (IRTC) and the North East Frontier Railway (NFR) recently launched the "Aastha Circuit Train" a special pilgrim train for the Northeastern region here. The train would take travellers to various pilgrimage destinations in eastern India at affordable rates.
Bhubneshwar (Orissa) [India], Feb.25: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has asked the BJD and the Congress to apologise for failing to usher in development, rather than criticising Prime Minister Modi's remark on the state. "Some political parties are misleading over Prime Minister's remark made yesterday and the media has raised questions. "BJD should realise that it has failed to improve the condition of the people during its 17 years of rule and that the Rajan Committee Report of 2013, when the BJP was not in power at the Centre, had placed Odisha as the least developed and most backward state, added Pradhan.
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - High school athlete Mack Beggs and many of his opponents want him to wrestle against boys, but the transgender boy on Friday wrestled in a Texas championship for girls because of state sport regulations on gender. Beggs, 17, is transitioning from girl to boy, and the governing body for Texas school athletics has required him to compete by his birth gender, which is female. The wrestler at Trinity High School in the Dallas suburb of Euless had a 52-0 record ahead of the tournament and is the favourite to win his 110-pound weight class in the girl's championship, which ends on Saturday.
Second-half substitute Mickael Le Bihan scored twice to give Nice a last-gap 2-1 home win over Montpellier as the Azureans kept their Ligue 1 title hopes alive on Friday. Le Bihan, who replaced Anastasios Donis just before the hour, struck in the 68th and 86th minutes after Steve Mounie had opened the scoring for Montpellier early in the match. Third-placed Paris St Germain, who have 56 points, travel to bitter rivals Olympique de Marseille on Sunday while Monaco go to En Avant Guingamp on Saturday.
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to push back against news stories about contacts between US President Donals Trump aides and Russians during the presidential campaign, media reports said on Friday.
New Delhi [India], Feb. 25(ANI): President Donald Trump again escalated his attack against the media, saying the large sections of it had ignored the lowering of national debt in the first month of his tenure in office. "The media has not reported that the National Debt in my first month went down by USD 12 billion vs a USD 200 billion increase in Obama's first month," he tweeted. With the U.S. national debt expanding rapidly over the past decade, the state of the federal budget has come under intense scrutiny.
By Sudipto Ganguly PUNE, India (Reuters) - Australia's utter dominance in Pune provided clear evidence that the touring side arrived in India armed with the tactics and personnel to beat the hosts at their own game in what promises to be a compelling four-test series. Few would have predicted the events that unfolded in the opener, however, with top-ranked India riding a 19-test unbeaten run against a rebuilding Australian side regarded as massive underdogs by captain Steve Smith. The odds were heavily stacked against a side that had lost their previous nine tests in Asia and suffered a 4-0 whitewash when they last toured India in 2013, but Smith and his men were in the mood to cause an upset.
Kasaragod [India], Feb. 26 (ANI): A youth from Kerala, believed to have joined the ISIS has been killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan. The message was received by a distant relative of Hafesudheen Theke Koleth in Kasaragod, Kerala, who was from the missing 21-member group who have left the nation. The message went on to say that the killed youth had been buried in Afghanistan.
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) The wife of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was shot dead at a US bar two days ago, has publicly sought answers to what she perceived was a spread in American hate crimes. "I have a question in my mind: Do we belong here," Sunayana Dumala asked at a news conference on Friday at the headquarters of electronics manufacturer Garmin, where Kuchibhotla worked as an aviation systems engineer. "We've read many times in newspapers of some kind of shooting happening... And we always wondered, how safe we are?" Of the two of them, she said, she was most concerned, asking her reassuring husband: "Are we doing the right thing of staying in the United States of America?" Kuchibhotla hailed from Hyderabad and his wife is returning to India for Kuchibhotla's funeral.
New Delhi, [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): Condemning statements made by former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Nalin Kohli said locals picking up arms in Kashmir will be neutralized. "Mr. Farooq Abdullah's statement is condemnable for many reasons. "Anyone who finds a justification for violence or justification for terrorism is directly or indirectly contributing to that thinking, and is also on the side of inhumanity, because terrorism and violence is not on the side of humanity," he added.
Imphal (Manipur) [India], Feb. 25(ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday alleged that the Congress party is dividing people by spreading lies about the Centre compromising the territorial integrity of Manipur by signing an accord with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland -- Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) insurgent group.
New Delhi [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): "What will they say about you? Maybe they'll say you showed them what's possible."- This is what sports brand Nike has to say through their new commercial, which has gone viral on the Internet. With a commitment to bring in global 'Equality,' the commercial for Nike Middle East features Arab and Muslim women athletes exercising and competing.
New Delhi [India], Feb. 25 (AN): Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has condemned the 'senseless violence' in Kansas that claimed life of an Indian engineer and wounded another. My heart is with the victims & families of the horrific shooting in Kansas," Nadella, who was born in India and later moved to the US, tweeted on Saturday. Two Indian engineers- Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani- were shot in a Kansas bar after the shooter hurled racial slurs at them.
Ahmedabad [India], Feb. 26 (ANI): The Gujarat Anti Terror Squad (ATS) has arrested two brothers from the state for their involvement in activities related to the terror group ISIS. Wasim and Nathin were arrested from Rajkot and Bhavnagar respectively, in an operation launched by the ATS. Last year, the ATS of Rajasthan had arrested an alleged Islamic State operative in Sikar district who was involved in collecting and transferring funds for the terror organisation from Dubai.
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhonis 50-ball 43 and his 81-run partnership with Saurabh Tiwary proved a trifle short as a fighting Jharkhand went down by five runs to Karnataka in a Group D tie of the Vijay Hazare Trophy cricket championship here on Saturday.
New Delhi [India], Feb.26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the nation in the 29th edition of his monthly radio broadcast 'Mann ki Baat', on Monday congratulated the Indian blind cricket team for winning the Twenty20 World Cup by beating arch-rivals Pakistan.
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], Feb. 26 (ANI): A fire broke out in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram city in the early hours of Sunday, after a pile of garbage was set on fire by locals, thus revealing the apathy of the local administrative bodies. A post office building and its godown were gutted after a fire broke out near Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Dewaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran has appealed to the public, stating that the matter is being considered for immediate discussions.
New Delhi [India], Feb. 26 (ANI): Supporting Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over his remark on Prime Minister Narendra Modi being looked for by his 'mother' Ganga, the Congress on Sunday said PM Modi has always failed to carry on his responsibilities and fulfill promises made to people. Congress leader Shobha Oza seconded her party's view, saying that the Prime Minister delayed the cleaning process of the River Ganga to the extent that the Supreme Court had to rebuke the Central government over the same. "We all saw how before Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Modi went to Varanasi and said 'Mother Ganga has called me.' But we all saw how issue of cleaning up the River Ganga was delayed.
Jammu [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): The National Conference (NC) on Saturday stood firmly behind its Chief Farooq Abdullah, after he came under fire for saying that Kashmiri youth are picking up arms to fight for their freedom, saying that he was only voicing what the young people wanted, adding that the Centre was the real culprit here for the burgeoning crisis in the Valley. Speaking to ANI here, NC leader Mustafa Kamal said that Abdullah had only echoed the sentiments of the youth of the Valley, and it was a fact that everyone was aware of. Coming down heavily on the Centre for their attitude towards the Kashmiri people, Kamal added that the culprit was not Pakistan but New Delhi, which was simply turning a deaf ear to all reason.
New Delhi [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): Putting the onus back on Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the Kanpur Train accident, the Samajwadi Party on Saturday said it is the Indian government's duty to take cognisance of the matter and take required steps. Terming it as a way of gaining votes, Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal said the Prime Minister is doing nothing about the everyday attack taking place in the Valley. The UP Government cannot take action against Nepal.
New Delhi [India], Feb.25 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minsiter Nirmal Singh on Saturday said laders like National Conference president Farooq Abdullah responsible for the prevailing crisis in the state. Jammu and Kashmir said that the Abdullah's remark is highly condemnable and his support to the terrorist and the separatist is very 'unfortunate'.