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Compensate victim of attempted rape: NHRC to Delhi government

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the Delhi government to pay Rs.3 lakh as compensation to a victim of attempted rape, according to an official statement Wednesday. A 13-year-old girl along with two other minor girls were allegedly abducted from west Delhi's Vikaspuri area by two policemen in October, 2013. The policemen took the girl...

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Agra on the boil over crippling power cuts

Agra, Aug 20 (IANS) Six, eight, ten, 12 and now 16 hours: This is how power cuts in the City of the Taj have progressed in the past few days despite the Supreme Court's directive to the state government to provide uninterrupted power supply to the city to prevent damage to the Taj Mahal from air pollution caused by diesel generators. All the recent efforts of the government agencies to c...

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BJP leader, US Congressman discuss Modi's US visit

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) BJP leader Vijay Jolly met US Congressman Edward R. Royce in Los Angeles to discuss Prime Minister Narendra Modi's forthcoming visit to the US, said a release Wednesday. Jolly, global convenor, Overseas Friends of BJP and Royce, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, spoke for 45 minutes on India-US relations. Royce is also chairman of the India Caucus in the...

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Wife, workmate charged with Sikh man's murder

Wellington, Aug 20 (IANS) The wife of a Sikh man and her workmate have been charged with murdering him in New Zealand, media reported Wednesday. Gurjinder Singh, 25, and Amandeep Kaur, 31, appeared in the Auckland High Court Wednesday to face the murder charge of 35-year-old Davinder Singh, the New Zealand Herald reported. Name suppression for the pair was lifted Wednesday. The i...

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40 soldiers in Nigeria face execution for mutiny

Abuja, Aug 20 (IANS) Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff Kenneth Minimah has said some 40 soldiers in north-eastern Nigeria, who refused to fight the Islamist Boko Haram group, would be court-martialled and sentenced to death if convicted of mutiny. He stressed that the army had no room for rebels, adding that punishment for soldiers and officers involved in mutiny remained death sentence, MEN...

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INS Sahyadri reaches Philippines to enhance naval ties

Manila, Aug 20 (IANS) The Indian Navy's INS Sahyadri arrived in Manila, Philippines Wednesday and made a courtesy port call to reinforce naval ties, a defence ministry statement said. Navy officials said the indigenously built stealth frigate went to Manila after participating in RIMPAC 14 -- the world's largest international maritime warfare exercise -- and covering a distance of about ...

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Court issues production warrant against Jundal

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A court here Wednesday issued warrant for Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Abu Jundal to be brought before it connection with cases of terror attacks in the country. District judge I.S. Mehta in an in-camera proceeding issued the production warrant against Jundal and posted the matter for further hearing Oct 13. Jundal has been chargesheeted by the Nationa...

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Sensex closes in red; oil stocks fall

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed Wednesday's trade down 106.38 points or 0.40 percent as oil and gas stocks dipped. Heavy selling pressure was seen in oil and gas, auto and capital goods, banks and fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sectors, while healthy buying was observed in healthcare , information technology (IT), power, realty and technology,...

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2G money laundering case: Raja, Kanimozhi, Dayalu Ammal get bail

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A special court here Wednesday granted bail to former telecom minister A. Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi, ADMK chief M. Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal and others in a money laundering case related to the allocation of 2G spectrum. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge O.P. Saini allowed the bail pleas of Raja, Kanimozhi, Dayalu Ammal, Swan telecom promoter...

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Hockey India secretary general calls Kapil Dev 'opportunist'

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Disgruntled Hockey India (HI) secretary Narinder Batra Wednesday launched a tirade against cricket legend Kapil Dev, who headed the Arjuna Awards selection committee, calling him an opportunist and said the World Cup-winning captain settled an old score with him by ignoring seven hockey players for the Arjuna Award. Batra's comments came a day after the Arjuna Aw...

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Decongest Delhi roads, BJP MPs urge Gadkari

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party MPs Wednesday met Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari to discuss ways to decongest Delhi's roads and improve the air quality. This follows weeks after the city was declared the most polluted in the world by the World Health Organisation. BJP MPs -- Meenakshi Lekhi, Ramesh Bidhuri and Maheish Giri -- told Gadkari that ...

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Passengers on IndiGo plane evacuated after smoke on board

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Emergency evacuation of passengers on board a Mumbai-Delhi flight of budget carrier IndiGo was carried out Wednesday after a fire alarm while landing at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here. According to the airline, the flight carrying 147 passengers, one infant and six crew members landed safely at runway 27 at 15:35 p.m. The emergency e...

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K.V. Thomas appointed PAC chairperson

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Senior Congress leader K.V. Thomas Wednesday took over as the chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), an official statement said. Thomas, Lok Sabha member from Ernakulam in Kerala, will be heading the committee which was constituted Aug 14. The PAC is an important committee which looks after the reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General....

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'PK' one of my favourite films: Aamir

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) The buzz around PK is getting louder and Aamir Khan adds to the curiosity saying this is one of his favourite films. In the last 25 years, whatever I have done - be it '3 Idiots', 'Lagaan', or 'Sarfarosh' - they are on the one side and this character is on the other side. It's one of the most important and difficult roles, he said. There are so many moments ...

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43 killed in fresh clashes in Ukraine

Kiev, Aug 20 (IANS) At least 43 people, including 34 civilians, were killed in fresh clashes in eastern Ukraine over the last 24 hours, authorities said Wednesday. Nine government troopers were killed and 12 others wounded in fights with independence-seeking insurgents during an operation to encircle the rebel strongholds in Lugansk and Donetsk regions, said Andrei Lysenko, spokesman for...

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Aamir dropped pants for 'PK', wonders would Salman follow suit?

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) It seems Aamir Khan is in the mood to rag his friend and colleague Salman Khan! The former dropped his pants for the poster of his forthcoming film PK and wonders would the latter ape him again? During Dhoom 3 Aamir's cap caught people's fancy, including Salman. During 'Dhoom 3' my cap got very famous and Salman was wearing the cap on 'Bigg Boss', so, now I ...

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Organisations need to be more innovative, resilient: Paul Thomas

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Commercial organizations need to be more innovative and resilient, Paul Thomas, founder and director, DNA Definitive said here Wednesday adding that change is a challenge for organizations and teams across the world. DNA Definitive provides advisory services. Thomas was speaking at the 4th Regional Conference on Infrastructure Management organised by the ...

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Over 200 booked for rioting at Gurgaon toll plaza

Gurgaon, Aug 20 (IANS) Over 200 people, including Gurgaon Block Samiti chairman, several sarpanches (village heads) and former sarpanches have been booked for rioting at Kherki Daula toll plaza on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway, police said Wednesday. Gurgaon Block Samiti (block committee) chairman Hoshiyar Singh Yadav, Shikohpur sarpanch Shyochand Yadav, former Block Samiti chairman Om Pr...

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RTI activist shot at in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A 52-year-old RTI activist was shot at by some motorbike-borne assailants outside his home here, police said Wednesday. The incident took place around 10 p.m. Tuesday in south Delhi's Chhawla area. Two bullets hit Parmanand Sharma in the hand and thigh. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where his condition is stated to be out of danger. Police s...

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Jaitley to attend 13th Corporate Governance awards

Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will be the chief guest at the 13th Corporate Governance Awards to be given here Aug 24, an official said Wednesday. Jaitley will attend the presentation ceremony of the National Awards for Excellence in Corporate Governance, organised by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), at the Taj Bengal here, said ICSI president ...

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