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A native of Bihar’s Khagaria district, he then enrolled with a coaching centre in Kota. With his meagre earnings, it was going to be difficult for his father, who also took care of Chauhan’s five siblings, to fund his education. “Supporting his coaching classes in Kota for another year would have been

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  • Watson most expensive at IPL auction; Yuvraj joins Hyderabad

    Bengaluru, Feb 6 (IANS) Veteran Australian all-rounder Shane Watson commanded the highest bid of Rs.9 crore from Royal Challengers Bengaluru while star batsman Yuvraj Singh was snapped up by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs.7 crore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction here on Saturday. Watson, who has represented Rajasthan Royals (RR) every year since joining them in the inaugural edition in 2008, was bought by Vijay Mallay-owned RCB for Rs.9.5 crore from a base price of Rs.2 crore. This is first time that Watson has featured in the IPL auction since the inaugural editon in 2008.

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  • Deputy CM Sisodia says Divyansh could be a victim of criminal conspiracy

    New Delhi, Feb. 6 (ANI): Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday said that he has asked concerned officials to seek an explanation from Ryan International School with regard to allegations made by the parents of Divyansh Kakora. This points towards a bigger and unfortunate event, let's see, I will go through the report again and necessary action would be taken," Sisodia told reporters here. Sisodia further said that the probe report raises serious concerns as to how a private school could be lethargic towards its students.

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  • One year of Arvind Kejriwal govt: Here is what happened so far under AAP rule

    The Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi is set to complete one year in office even as the city stinks with garbage littered across its streets due to the strike by MCD workers over non-payment of their salaries.

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  • Pacer Shami returns to India squad for World T20

    New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Pacer Mohammed Shami has been included in India's squad for this month's Asia Cup and the World T20 commencing next month, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced here on Friday. Shami hasn't played for the country since the 2015 World Cup due to a knee injury. The 25-year-old Bengal right-armer was named in the limited-overs squads for the tour of Australia, but was withdrawn due to a hamstring injury.

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  • Mumbai road rage: Hit by car, man ‘abducts’ woman driver in Virar

    n a case of road rage that took an even uglier turn, a 40-year-old woman was allegedly abducted by an armed pedestrian after he was hit by her car outside a busy mall in Virar Wednesday. Till Thursday night, the police had not been able to trace the woman.

    • The Indian Express
  • Jet Airways suspends cabin crew for Sonu Nigam's in-flight singing

    Mumbai, Feb 5 (IANS) Airline major Jet Airways said on Friday that it has suspended the five-member cabin crew of its January 4 Jodhpur-Mumbai flight for allowing celebrated singer Sonu Nigam to use the in-flight announcement system to entertain his fellow passengers. "All cabin crew on the flight have been taken off from flight duty for enquiry and corrective training to reinforce strict adherence to operating procedures," said a Jet Airways spokesperson. "This is a vital information system, which is used by the crew to alert and inform passengers about major safety related procedures, weather and issuing of turbulence warnings," Kanu Gohain, safety expert and ex-director general of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) told IANS.

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  • Kerala solar scam: Made 1,000 calls to Chandy aide, says Saritha to panel

    Solar panel scam accused Saritha S Nair Friday told the judicial commission probing the case that she made about 1,000 phone calls to Tenni Joppen, a former aide of Kerala CM Oommen Chandy, and around 130 calls to the CM’s official residence in one year. Nair claimed she made 127 calls to Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala’s personal assistant P A Pradosh and met Chennithala to discuss erecting solar lighting solutions in his constituency. The association, she said, had promised to pass a resolution urging the government to install solar panels at all police stations in the state.

    • The Indian Express
  • Road Ministry gives nod to 18 projects worth Rs 16,614 cr

    The road transport and highways ministry on Friday cleared 18 highway projects having a cumulative length of 982 km to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 16,614 crore. As many as 11 projects of the proposed 18, cleared by the ministry in a meeting headed by its secretary Sanjay Mitra, would be developed through the newly-coined hybrid annuity model, in which the government would pay 40 per cent of the project cost in phases. Six projects would be developed through the EPC model and the remaining one using the traditional Build–operate–transfer (BOT) (toll) model.

    • The Indian Express
  • The rise and fall of Yadav Singh, chief engineer now in CBI net

    On Wednesday, CBI arrested suspended UP chief engineer Yadav Singh on corruption charges. Singh joined the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (Noida) as Junior Engineer on March 17, 1980. On April 21, 1995, Singh was promoted as Project Engineer, a post which required an engineering degree but Singh only held a diploma.

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  • Ashok Chavan and the Adarsh scam: A case of nepotism and flouting rules?

    Maharashtra Governor C H Vidyasagar Rao on Thursday gave permission to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to prosecute former chief minister Ashok Chavan in the controversial Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society scam. Reacting to the development, Ashok Chavan said, " It is a clear case of political vindictiveness by the BJP." He added, " The decision to allow CBI to prosecute me in Adarsh case is illegal. The development does not auger well for Chavan who is the state Congress president.

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  • Nursery admissions: HC verdict has disappointed parents, claims AAP

    New Delhi, Feb. 4 (ANI): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday said that it respected the Delhi High Court's decision to put a stay on the government's call to scrap the controversial management quota in nursery admissions in private unaided schools but added that this judgement has disappointed the parents. "With the scrapping of the management quota, the corruption behind it also ended and that is why the parents in the national capital were happy. Pandey further said the parents in the national capital have been disappointed because they appreciated the AAP Government's move to scrap the management quota.

    • ANI
  • Elite drink for good sleep, so banning English liquor may be tough: Manju Verma

    Bihar Social Welfare Minister Kumari Manju Verma has triggered a controversy by saying the “elite” drink liquor for “good sleep” and hence, the state government might find it difficult to enforce a ban on English liquor. The Nitish Kumar government had proposed a ban on country-made liquor from April 1 and English liquor from September 1. On Wednesday, at a news programme, the minister had said, “Elite people such as doctors, engineers and lawyers drink after getting tired.

    • The Indian Express
  • Show cause notice to Ajit Pawar, 43 others

    Former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar’s position as the director of Pune District Central Cooperative Bank (PDCC) is threatened after the district registrar of cooperative bodies issued him a show cause notice on February 1. The show cause notices have been issued after the state government cleared an amendment in the law to debar cooperative banks directors who have been pulled up by Reserve Bank of India for alleged irregularities from elections for 10 years. In 2011, the Reserve Bank of India had superseded the Board of directors of the Maharashtra State Central Cooperative Bank, of which Pawar was a director.

    • The Indian Express
  • Hit-and-run-case: Salman Khan's hearing postponed to Feb.12

    New Delhi, Feb. 5 (ANI): The Supreme Court will hear Maharashtra Government's special leave petition against Salman Khan in the hit-and-run-case on February 12th after it was postponed today. Khan had moved the Supreme Court, saying he should be heard before any hearing on the Maharashtra Government's petition challenging his acquittal in the 2002 hit-and-run case. The Maharashtra Government had on January 22 filed a petition in the apex court against the Bombay High Court's judgement acquitting Salman of 'all charges', overturning the trial court's order sentencing him for five years.

    • ANI
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  • MCD strike continues; LG offers Rs. 300 crore loan

    New Delhi, Feb. 5 (ANI): As the strike by the MCD workers entered its tenth day, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday made a unilateral offer of Rs. 300 crores loan to the North and East Corporations from the DDA. This offer would help pay the workers till March 31. Jung has also assured the three mayors of the MCD that he would speak to the government on implementation of the fourth Finance Commission to find a long-term solution to the problems of the workers.

    • ANI
  • Siachen avalanche: Army declares all trapped soldiers dead; PM Modi pays condolences

    All ten soldiers who were hit by a massive avalanche at Siachen on Wednesday have been declared dead by the Army. The Ministry of Defence had earlier in the day said the chances of finding any survivors were very remote. "With deepest regret we have to state that chances of finding any survivors are very remote," said the Defence Spokesperson. Prime Minister Narendra Modi too mourned on the demise of the soldiers on Thursday.

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  • Shiv Sena shuts shops in Old City in Ludhiana, says will keep up its protest

    Shiv Sena activists Thursday forced shopkeepers at Chaura Bazaar in Old City area to down shutters in protest against the attack on the outfit’s youth leader Amit Arora last evening. Shopkeepers claimed that Sena activists raised anti-Khalistan and anti-Sikh slogans when they refused to close their shops. Somnath Grover, chairman, Chaura Bazaar Market Association, said, “It has become a trend in Ludhiana to harass shopkeepers, especially in Chaura Bazaar, whenever a crime happens.

    • The Indian Express
  • Glitches galore as Guwahati sounds gong

    Without a Games Village to house the over-4000 athletes, officials, administrators and technical officials at the 12th South Asian Games which begin on Friday, Guwahati is grappling with an almighty logistical nightmare. What will add to the confusion is that a contingent is not staying in one designated hotel but spread across the city. Afghanistan’s much smaller squad of 49 have been accommodated in four different hotels while India which has the largest contingent is in nine different locations, including the campus of a school.

    • The Indian Express
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  • Crimes against foreigners: thefts high, sex offences next

    Sexual offences form 13 per cent, or roughly one-eighth, of the crimes committed against foreigners in India while thefts are four times higher, government data reveal. The latest case of sexual offence being probed is the alleged stripping and assault of a Tanzanian student in Bengaluru. Last year, National Crime Records Bureau for the first time published data on crimes committed against foreigners.

    • The Indian Express
  • Tanzanian student attack: Congress says Rahul sought report from state, but CM denies claim

    Under fire from the BJP over the incident in which a mob allegedly stripped a Tanzanian woman and paraded her on a Bengaluru street, the Congress on Thursday said party vice-president Rahul Gandhi has sought an explanation from the Congress government in Karnataka, a claim denied by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. Although Rahul himself has been silent on the issue, AICC general secretary in-charge of the state Digvijaya Saingh said the party vice-president has sought a report. The BJP slammed the Congress for its “hypocrisy” in “selectively picking up issues” to attack the NDA government at the Centre.

    • The Indian Express
  • I dare Bikram Singh Majithia to put me behind bars: Sanjay Singh

    Daring revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia to put him behind the bars, AAP national spokesperson Sanjay Singh on Thursday said that he continues to stick to his statement that ‘AAP will put Majithia behind the bars if voted to power as he is related to drug business in Punjab.’

    • The Indian Express
  • Khawaja gets ODI chance after overlooked for NZ opener

    In-form batsman Usman Khawaja has been selected to play his first one-day international in three years when Australia meet New Zealand in the second match of their series in Wellington on Saturday. Khawaja will replace opening batsman Shaun Marsh in the side after being overlooked for the first match at Eden Park, which the tourists lost by 159 runs. The 29-year-old has been in sparkling form during the home summer, hitting three centuries in four tests against New Zealand and West Indies before blasting a couple of Twenty20 tons to help Sydney Thunder capture their first Big Bash League title in Australia's domestic competition.

    • Reuters
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  • Karnataka gets Rs.1.33 lakh crore at investors meet

    Bengaluru, Feb 4 (IANS) Karnataka has managed to get only Rs.1.33 lakh crore of investments at the fourth edition of its global investors meet (GIM), a state minister said on Thursday. "We have signed 121 agreements and expression of interest to the tune of Rs.1.33 lakh crore at the GIM," Industries Minister R.V. Deshpande said at the valedictory function on the second day of the three-day mega event here. The state government, however, secured 56 percent of the total investment worth Rs.1.75 lakh crore during the last three years that were approved by its high power committee and single window agencies of various departments.

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  • Sabarimala temple: Kerala govt defends ban on women’s entry

    Defending the ban on entry of women in Sabarimala temple, the Kerala government Friday told the Supreme Court that beliefs and customs of devotees cannot be changed through a judicial process and that “the opinion of the priests is final” in matters of religion. It claimed that the restriction on entry of women in the menstrual age group cannot be tested on the ground of fundamental right to equality since it involves essential and integral part of practicing religion, which includes the “right to exclude persons”. Ahead of the Assembly polls, the Congress-led UDF government also withdrew the “erroneous” stand of its predecessor, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government, which had stated in an affidavit in November 2007 said “it is not fair to deny a section of women from entering Sabarimala temple”.

    • The Indian Express
  • BCCI to make Delhi T20 venue decision on Monday

    New Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla ground has three more days to acquire the necessary paperwork to retain hosting rights for matches at the World Twenty20 tournament starting next month, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) said on Friday. The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) failed to get the requisite clearances from various civic authorities in order to host a T20 match between India and Sri Lanka on Feb. 12, forcing the BCCI to transfer the contest to Ranchi.

    • Reuters
  • Arun Jailtey: Rs1.1L cr more for pay panel, OROP implementation

    The government on Friday said the 2016-17 Budget will have to make provision of Rs 1.10 lakh crore for implementation of Seventh Pay Commission recommendations and One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme along with providing more incentives for the agricultural sector. “During the financial year 2016-17, the central government has to make provision for about Rs 1.10 lakh crore in order to meet the liabilities on account of implementation of Seventh Pay Commission recommendations and One Rank One Pension Scheme,” finance minister Arun Jaitley said while addressing the meeting of Consultative Committee on Budget Suggestions.

    • The Indian Express
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  • Goa: Three held for sexually assaulting, confining minor girl for over a month

    GOA POLICE have arrested three men on charges of kidnapping and sexually abusing a 16-year-old minor in confinement for over a month. The girl was rescued by the police from a house at Cuncolim in South Goa on Thursday night.

    • The Indian Express
  • Tanzanian woman was not stripped, paraded naked: Karnataka Home Minister

    Karnataka Home Minister G Parmeshwara on Thursday said that a Tanzanian woman student - who alleged that she was attacked and  her car was burnt by a mob - was not stripped and paraded naked in Bengaluru. Facing a volley of questions at a press conference, Parmeshwara said those responsible for the attack will not be spared and that the case has already been transferred to the crime branch. The case has been transferred to the Central Crime Branch for investigation," he said, adding that there was no racism behind the attack and it was 'just a response' to an earlier accident.

    • The Indian Express
  • Bombay HC reserves order on bail for Areeb Majeed

    The Bombay High Court Friday reserved its order on an appeal filed by alleged ISIS recruit Areeb Majeed challenging a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court order that had denied him bail in May last year. Majeed has been in custody for over a year and his bail plea has been pending in HC since June this year. Majeed had sought bail as a matter of his “right under the criminal procedure code”, considering that he had been in custody since November last year and the investigating authorities have already filed a chargesheet in the case.

    • The Indian Express
  • Tanzanian student attack: Bengaluru police arrest five people, Siddaramaiah assures justice

    The Bengaluru city police arrested five people a day after a Tanzanian student filed a complaint accusing a mob of stripping her and forcing her to walk 'without her top' on the street, news agency ANI reported. The alleged incident took place following a road accident earlier in the day, when a car driven by a Sudanese medical student hit a local resident, 35-year-old Sabeen Taj, who died in the accident, while her husband Sanuallah sustained injuries. While the Tanzanian student had not made allegations of being stripped by the mob in the complaint filed on Sunday, she did so on Wednesday, when police summoned her following media reports of the alleged incident.

    • The Indian Express
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  • Will write to MHA over rise in crimes against women in Bengal: Meenakshi Lekhi

    ALLEGING that incidents of violence against women were on the rise under the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal, BJP national spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi on Thursday said she would soon write to the Ministry of Home Affairs on the issue. Lashing out at the Mamata Banerjee-led government for unleashing ‘psychological terrorism’ in the state, Lekhi said, “It is a shame that a state which has a woman Chief Minister is topping the charts nationally as far as violence against women and teenage girls is concerned. TMC has created a reign of psychological terror in the state and is using terror as a tactics to choke the voices which are raised against the government,” Lekhi told reporters Thursday.

    • The Indian Express
  • Tanzanian student was not stripped, claims K'taka Police

    Bengaluru, Feb. 4 (ANI): Karnataka Director General of Police (DGP) Om Prakash, who met the Tanzanian student as part of the investigation process on Thursday, said that the victim was not stripped and paraded. Initially her statement could not be recorded, that is why Section 355 was in place," Prakash told the media here. Karnataka Home Minister G. Parmeshwara earlier said that the attack on the Tanzanian student was 'not a racial attack'.

    • ANI
  • Court refuses to take cognizance of ‘offences’ by bank officials

    In a major setback to the CBI probe in the alleged Rs 6,000-crore forex scam by Bank of Baroda (BoB) officials, the special court has refused to take cognizance of the alleged offences of criminal breach of trust and criminal conspiracy, including cheating under the IPC. Special Judge Pawan Kumar Jain has declined to take cognizance of the alleged offences by suspended BoB assistant general manager SK Garg and Forex in-charge officer Jainis Dubey — stating that official are entitled to protection under Section 197, CrPC. The court, however, has taken cognizance under sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

    • The Indian Express
  • 10 years of MGNREGA: How an idea became a necessity and now the nation’s pride

    Paradoxically, the most appropriate starting point for recounting its story is the statement made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last February on the floor Parliament. In it, the PM mocked the Congress for having to resort to a programme like MGNREGA even 60 years after Independence.

    • The Indian Express
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  • MCD strike day 9: Workers demand unified corporation

    The municipal corporation strike entered its ninth day Thursday, as the agitating employees dug in heels. The protesters decided to continue their lockdown indefinitely despite the Delhi government extending Rs 551-crore loan to the civic bodies Wednesday. Meanwhile, members of the Municipal Corporation Teacher’s Association (MCTA) continued their agitation with demonstrations outside the Shahdara South Education zonal office.

    • The Indian Express
  • Maharashtra scraps 32-yr-old land allotment policy

    The Maharashtra government has decided to scrap the over three-decade-old policy that empowered the state to allot land for cultural and educational purposes at concessional rates. It plans to introduce a new policy that will reflect market rates for such allotments. The revenue department will finalise the new policy, which will factor in market rates or the ready reckoner rates for land to be allotted for educational and cultural activities, senior officials have confirmed.

    • The Indian Express
  • Deoband bypoll: If I get elected, they will feel our terror, says BJP leader Rampal Singh

    When Muzaffarnagar faced riots in 2013, neighbouring Deoband, another Muslim-dominated area with the seat of Dar-ul-Uloom seminary, remained quiet. Deoband does not see communal clashes, but BJP believes the February 13 by-election here is a fight “between Hindus and Muslims". The party candidate, former RSS pracharak Rampal Singh Pundhir, asserts his agenda: restoration of Hindu pride.

    • The Indian Express
  • Arrested ISIS suspect was planning to go to Syria: Delhi Police(Update)

    New Delhi, Feb. 5 (ANI): Delhi Police on Friday said that Mohsinh Abrahim, who was arrested for allegedly having links with the ISIS, was part of the Roorkee module of the terror outfit and was planning to go to Syria. Special Commissioner of Police of the Delhi Police's Special Cell Arvind Deep told ANI that Abrahim would be produced before the court later today. "He was part of Roorkee module and was planning to go to Syria.

    • ANI
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  • India offers to aid Sri Lanka in IT sector

    Colombo, Feb 6 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday said that India is ready to assist Sri Lanka in the information technology (IT) sector and set up an IT park in this island nation. "One of the issues that I discussed with (Sri Lankan Foreign) Minister (Mangala) Samaraweera was the importance of information technology for the development of both our countries, and to take advantage of the opportunities that the new digital world offers," Sushma Swaraj said while inaugurating a "Rise of Digital India" exhibition as part of "Sangam - a confluence of cultures", a festival of India in Sri Lanka 2015-16.

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  • T20 World Cup 2016, Asia Cup India squads; Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra included, Pawan Negi surprise pick

    The selection committee picked the World T20 and Asia Cup squad in New Delhi on Friday.

    • The Indian Express
  • Asaduddin Owaisi calls for Dalit-Muslim unity ahead of Uttar Pradesh bypolls

    Hyderabad MP and President of All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday said that unity between Muslims and Dalits is the need of the hour. Owaisi, in his maiden speech in Uttar Pradesh, invoked Ambedkar, Rohit Vemula and Dadri incident in an attempt foster unity between the Dalit and Muslim communities. "We will remain indebted to Dr Ambedkar for our constitution else the country would have gone on Hindutva path.

    • The Indian Express
  • Rajasthan: Community group barred us for not voting Congress, say 4 Muslim councillors

    Four Muslim ward members from Tonk’s Malpura municipality have accused their community panchayat leaders of ostracising them for not voting for the Congress in the civic body polls held in August last year. The four members, who abstained from voting, have complained to the Tonk district administration and sought protection for their families. “The people had led us — Akram Khan from ward 3, Najma Bano from ward 4, Almanul Haq from ward 16 and Mohammad Shakir from ward 19 — to victory in the recent elections.

    • The Indian Express
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  • Maharashtra rent control act: Solution pending

    Recently about 20 people living in some of Mumbai’s most elite residences in South Mumbai made their way to Congress leader Milind Deora’s office near Churchgate. Around the same time, several residents from middle-income families living in old rundown buildings in Central Mumbai and some of the oldest parts of South Mumbai rallied on the streets behind Shiv Sena politicians, voicing protests. With the state government considering a change in the Maharashtra Rent Control Act, 1999, the residents were worried that this might lead to an exponential rise in their rent value.

    • The Indian Express
  • Delhi High Court raps MCD for strike, L-G Najeeb Jung offers Rs 300 crore loan

    The Delhi High Court criticized the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for its workers' strike in the national capital which has entered the tenth day today and issued notices to all the unions. The court observed that common people in the city are suffering owing to the ongoing tussle between the BJP-ruled MCD and the AAP-ruled Delhi government. The South Delhi Municipal Corporation counsel told the court that 40% of sanitation employees have come back to work and action is being considered against rest.

    • The Indian Express
  • Modi says one family obstructing parliament

    Moran (Assam), Feb 5 (IANS) Taking a potshot at the Congress leadership, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said while the opposition wanted parliament to function, one family holding a grudge for its electoral defeat was not allowing the Rajya Sabha to function. "Those who were reduced from 400 seats to 40 seats (in the Lok Sabha) are creating obstacles. Opposition parties want parliament to function, but just one family which is holding grudge for the defeat (in 2014 general elections) is not allowing the Rajya Sabha to function," Modi said in his address at an impressive public rally at Moran in Upper Assam's Dibrugarh district.

    • IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News
  • Man arrested for allegedly raping three-year-old in Mumbai

    Mumbai, Feb. 5 (ANI): The Mumbai Police detained a 25-year-old man for allegedly raping a three-year-old girl from Dindoshi suburb of Goregaon area here yesterday evening.

    • ANI
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  • As India goes south in FIFA ranking, it needs to look beyond northeast for solutions

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    • The Indian Express
  • 'We should not jump on defending Tanzanian student assault case': Rijiju

    New Delhi, Feb. 4 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Thursday condemned the incident involving a 21-year-old Tanzanian student in Bengaluru and urged the people of India to remember their colonial past and gain sensitivity towards racial discrimination. Whether racist attack or not, whether stripped or not these are matters to be investigated by the officials when they are asked to do it. Lot of Indians did face racial abuse in foreign countries.

    • ANI
  • Indian filmmaker battles taxman over 'evil' gay movie

    When Kiran Kumar Devmani decided to make a film about homosexuality, he braced for a fight with India's notoriously conservative censors, but he never imagined he would have to battle the tax office. Three years after finishing the project, Devmani is still embroiled in a struggle with tax bureacrats who claim his film could provoke a law and order problem in India where gay sex is a criminal offence. "What is controversial about homosexuality?" Devmani, an ayurvedic doctor-turned filmmaker asked in his small office in a shopping mall in the western city of Ahmedabad.

    • AFP
  • Maharashtra Govt. holds good chance in Salman hit-and-run case: Abha Singh

    Mumbai, Feb. 5 (ANI): Women's rights activist and lawyer Abha Singh on Friday said the Maharashtra Government holds a good chance in the 2002 hit-and-run case involving Bollywood actor Salman Khan as the Bombay High Court has erred by citing loopholes and not going into the legal merits of this matter. Singh said the hearing in this case where the Maharashtra Government has gone against the order of the Bombay High Court has been postponed to February 12. "The Maharashtra Government has called the Bombay High Court order perverse, not good in law citing the various loopholes because the Bombay High Court did not go into the legal merits of the case, it just cited the loopholes, it used the basis of procedure to dismiss the case to let Salman Khan go scot-free," she told ANI here.

    • ANI
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  • CBI gets Yadav Singh, looks at his properties, chain of investments

    A special court Thursday sent suspended UP chief engineer Yadav Singh to CBI custody for six days in connection with the alleged graft and disproportionate assets case against him. A day after his arrest, Singh was produced before special judge G Sridevi. The court sent Yadav to CBI custody until February 10.

    • The Indian Express
  • Australian national suspected to be IS supporter deported from Delhi airport

    In a first, India on Thursday deported an Australian national on “strong indications” that he was an Islamic State supporter. The Indian Express has learnt that a Malay-origin Australian youth, identified as Ahmad Fahim Bin Hamad Awang holding passport N2149807, was detained for questioning on Thursday night after he landed at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on a flight from Perth. On receiving a tip-off, officers from a central agency questioned Awang and found jihadi literature, including Islamic State propaganda, on his laptop, sources said.

    • The Indian Express
  • Rahul hits back at PM Modi: ‘Stop making excuses, run the country’

    HITTING BACK at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks in Assam that “one family” was not allowing the Rajya Sabha to function and blocking passage of Bills, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday asked him “not to make excuses” and “run the country” for which he has been elected. Separately, Rahul told state Congress chiefs to go on an offensive against BJP state governments if they try to “centralise power”.

    • The Indian Express
  • IPL auction 2016: Watson sold to RCB Rs. 9.5 crore

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