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Salman gets five years in jail

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Bollywood actor Salman Khan was on Wednesday sentenced to five years in jail for a 2002 hit-and-run accident that left one man dead and four others injured. Additional Sessions Judge D.W. Deshpande announced the verdict at a packed court here. Earlier, the actor was found guilty on most of the charges levelled against him in the incident that took place in su...

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Sonia Gandhi raises vacant CIC posts issue in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday slammed the government for failing to fill the post of the Central Information Commissioner (CIC) and alleged that it was trying to shield itself from scrutiny. I bring to attention the deplorable lapse of the government in appointing a chief information commissioner, Gandhi said, raising the issue in the Lok Sabha. ...

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Hindu, Muslim girls marry earliest; Jains, Christians later

If you are a girl — educated and from an economically stable family — from an urban area,  either Jain, Christian or upper-caste Hindu, the chances are you will not be married before adulthood (18 years), according to a new report.   Some other highlights:   * Teen pregnancy is nine times higher among illiterate women than among those who have finished school....

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Salman Khan gets five years in jail

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Additional Sessions Judge D.W. Deshpande on Wednesday sentenced Bollywood actor Salman Khan to five years in jail for the 2002 hit-and-run accident that killed one man and injured four. ...

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Hosts KKR aim at domination against Daredevils

Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) would look to continue their dominance at their home ground when they take on an unpredictable Delhi Daredevils (DD) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. While the Knights are third on the league table with 11 points from 10 games, the visitors are two rungs below at sixth w...

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Social phobia puts you at teeth grinding risk

London, May 6 (IANS) People with social phobia or anxiety are at increased risk of bruxism - teeth grinding which causes tooth wear and fractures as well as jaw pain, a new research has found. Anxiety experienced in social circumstances elevates the risk of bruxism, the findings showed. Interaction with people seems to be necessary to trigger bruxism in socially anxious people, s...

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Three die while cleaning well

Lucknow, May 6 (IANS) Three men who were cleaning a well died on Wednesday after inhaling poisonous gas in Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, police said. The incident occurred in Nagla Uday Singh village in Mathura district. ...

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Atletico Madrid extends contract of Spain U-21 captain Saul

Madrid, May 6 (IANS) La Liga champions Atletico Madrid have extended the contract of their Spain Under-21 international midfielder Saul Niguez until the end of June 2020, the club has confirmed. The move sees the club assure the future of one of its most promising young players. Saul was on loan at Spanish outfit Rayo Vallecano last season and played the majority of the campaign in centr...

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B-Town stands by convicted Salman Khan

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like Sonakshi Sinha, Riteish Deshmukh and Subhash Ghai have sympathised with superstar Salman Khan, who was found guilty in the 2002 hit-and-run case. Here's what they tweeted: Subhash Ghai: Salman khan n all of us have to respect court verdict but we all know that salman is excellent as human who can't fight with destiny Riteish...

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Citing social work, lawyers seeks milder sentence for Salman

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Citing his social activities, defence lawyer Shrikant Shivade on Wednesday pleaded for a milder sentence for Bollywood actor Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case that killed one man. Salman, attired in a white shirt and blue jeans, heard the court's verdict holding him guilty stoically though both his sisters, Arpita and Aliva, were in tears. He consoled them.

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RTC buses go off roads in Telangana, Andhra

Hyderabad, May 6 (IANS) Public transport services in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh remained paralysed on Wednesday as over one lakh emoloyees went on a strike, forcing about 20,000 state-owned buses off the roads in the two states. All long-distance buses and city services came to a grinding halt across the two states, causing severe inconvenience to passengers. In Andhra Pradesh...

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Twitter users strongly react to Salman's verdict

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) After superstar Salman Khan was found guilty in the 2002 hit-and-run case on Wednesday morning, some of the Twitter users have shown support while others are content with the verdict. Additional Sessions Judge D.W. Deshpande found Salman guilty of most of the charges in the September 2002 accident in which one person was killed and four injured. The much awai...

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British leaders eye Indian votes

As the campaigning for the British parliamentary election enters its final phase, Prime Minister David Cameron and other leaders are eyeing undecided voters, especially among the 700,000 strong Indian community. The polling began at 7 a.m. (GMT) on Thursday (12.30 p.m. IST). Ironically, the fate of Britain - the oldest democracy in the world - is in the hands of a few thousand immigrants...

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Open source tools crucial for government: IT expert

Thiruvananthapuram, May 6 (IANS) Open Source tools for data science domains such as data mining, analytics and big data, previously used in the Information Technology (IT) industry, are increasingly becoming important for governments across the world, said Graham Williams, a data scientist at Togaware and the Australia Taxation office. He said this at the three-day workshop on Data Mini...

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Brazil drop Oscar from Copa America squad on Mourinho's call

Rio de Janeiro, May 6 (IANS) A phone call from Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho to the Slecao coaching staff prompted midfielder Oscar's omission from Brazil's Copa America squad, the team has said. The 23-year-old was left out of coach Dunga's 23-man squad, announced on Tuesday, for the June 11-July 4 tournament with an unspecified muscle injury sustained during Chelsea training, reports X...

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Azarenka to meet Serena Williams in third round of Madrid Open

Madrid, May 6 (IANS) Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka advanced to the third round of the Madrid Open tennis tournament after eliminating Croatian-Australian player Ajla Tomljanovic 6-3, 6-3 win in just one hour and 30 minutes here. Azarenka, ranked 31st in the world, will meet the world's top ranked player Serena Wiliams in the third round after her win on Tuesday, reports Efe....

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Sensex, Nifty crash by more than 2 percent

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) A benchmark index of the Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip BSE Sensitive Index (Sensex), plunged 672.21 points or 2.45 percent during afternoon session on Wednesday. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also tanked 216.55 points or 2.60 percent and was trading at 8,108.25 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BS...

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Proven guilty, Salman's sentencing later today

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Bollywood actor Salman Khan, who was found guilty in the 2002 hit-and-run case is expected to be sentenced post-lunch by Additional Sessions Judge D.W. Deshpande here on Wednesday. The quantum of sentence follows the court holding Salman guilty in the case. Arguments between the prosecution team led by special public prosecutor Pradeep Gharat and the defence team led...

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Ghaziabad transporter missing, kin suspect kidnapping

Ghaziabad, May 6 (IANS) A 32-year-old transporter of Ghaziabad went missing on Tuesday night. His family suspects he has been kidnapped, according to police. Vivek Tyagi, 32, director of Vivek Transport Company, last called his wife Anjali at 11 p.m. on Tuesday, asking her to prepare dinner. But he did not reach home, police said. At 1.30 a.m. on Wednesday, a police patrol team f...

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First proof of planetary system under formation

Toronto, May 6 (IANS) Researchers from the University of Toronto have offered first-ever proof of a planetary system under formation. The team led by Daniel Tamayo found that circular gaps in a disk of dust and gas swirling around the young star HL Tau are, in fact, made by forming planets. HL Tau likely represents the first image taken of the initial locations of planets during ...

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