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'Hate killer' of Rajasthan uploads fresh videos from jail

Jaipur, Feb 19 (IANS) Shambhulal Regar, cooling his heels in jail for killing Malda labourer Afrazul Khan last year, has uploaded fresh videos in the social media, taking all by surprise as the new uploads seem to have been shot in his cell inside the jail. In the latest two videos, which surfaced late on Sunday night, Regar is seen speaking like a Hindu fanatic for several minutes, call...

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Panel on data protection law to submit report soon: Prasad

Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said the B.N. Srikrishna Committee on data protection will soon submit its report, after which a law will be drafted. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) 2018, which began here, the minister was non-committal if the data protect...

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Elephants trample man, daughter to death in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Feb 19 (IANS) A herd of wild elephants on Monday trampled a man and his daughter to death in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district, forest officials said. Forest Department officials said the herd entered their house at Manoharpur while both were having a meal and trampled them. A woman was also injured. The identity of the victims could not be known immediately. T...

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India to be $1 tn digital economy in 5 years: Prasad

Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said his ministry is working in mission mode to make India's digital sector $1 trillion economy in next five years. This has potential to create 60 lakh to 75 lakh new jobs, he told reporters on the sidelines of World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT), 2018, which began he...

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Don't let money overpower our Naga identity: NPF leader

Zunheboto (Nagaland), Feb 19 (IANS) The ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) on Monday called upon the state's people to choose between preserving the Naga identity and money in the February 27 Nagaland Assembly polls. We should not let money power and false promises overpower our faith and our identity of being Nagas, NPF President Shrhozelie Liezietsu said while addressing a NPF rally. ...

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Prosenjit's priority changed from 'screen time to substance'

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) National Award-winning Bengali actor Prosenjit Chatterjee says he is more interested in being a part of content-driven films where his role offers more substance than the length of his screen presence. He won the Best Actor award at the Jio Filmfare Awards (East) 2018 on Saturday for his work in the film Mayurakshi. The story of the film revolves around the journey ...

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Mentally challenged person shot dead near J&K Air Force station

Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) A mentally challenged person was shot dead when he entered the security area of an Air Force station in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district, police said on Monday. The incident took place late Sunday night. The victim crossed the security fence and came close to the station perimeter wall. Despite repeated warnings from the sentry, the individual did not stop.

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'Uruguayan domestic football a disgrace'

Montevideo (Uruguay), Feb 18 (IANS) Former Uruguay captain Diego Lugano has described Uruguayan domestic football as a disgrace and called for changes to the country's football structure. But the former Fenerbahce and Paris Saint-Germain center-back lavished praise on Uruguay's national team, which he said has regained its identity under coach Oscar Tabarez, reports Xinhua news agency. <...

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Trump backs Facebook executive's tweet to deny Russian collusion

Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) To dismiss claims of Russian collusion with Donald Trump's campaign, the US President has leaned on a tweet by a top Facebook executive who said the main intent of the alleged Russian meddling was to divide America, not electing Trump. The main goal of the Russian propaganda and misinformation effort is to divide America by using our institutions, like free spee...

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Girls may inherit ovarian cancer gene from fathers

New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Scientists have found a gene responsible for ovarian cancer that can be passed down from fathers to their daughters. The study found that genes on the X-chromosome get potentially passed down through the father to his daughter, thus increasing the risk of ovarian cancer in girls. A mutation on the X-chromosome may also advance ovarian cancer's age of onset...

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Hashimpura, Srebrenica and Rohingyas: Similar and so different

Incidents, similar in their chilling monstrosity, came to mind when I saw photographs of a row of Rohingya Muslim young men, on their knees, hands tied behind their back. Gun-wielding military police, lurking within the frame, eventually mowed them down. This is the face of the horror the world will remember. In a state of funk, Myanmar's commander-in-chief, General Min Aung Hlaing, has ...

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13 Russian nationals indicted over 2016 US election interference

Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) US Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for allegedly meddling in the 2016 presidential election, charging them with conspiracy to defraud Washington, according to the Department of Justice. In addition, three defendants were charged on Friday with conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud, and five defendant...

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13 Russians indicted for interfering in US elections

Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) A US federal grand jury has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for alleged interference in the 2016 presidential elections. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office said on Friday that charges in the indictment include conspiracy to defraud the US, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, Xinhua reported....

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Do not gamble with our faith & identity: NPF chief

Tuensang (Nagaland), Feb 16 (IANS) Ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) supremo Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Friday warned the Naga people not to gamble with their faith, culture and identity in the February 27 Nagaland assembly polls. The former Nagaland Chief Minister also accused the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) of partnering with the BJP to set its root into their land to ...

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NPP candidate in Nagaland escapes bid on life

Kohima, Feb 16 (IANS) National People's Party (NPP) candidate, T Chalukumba, who is contesting the February 27 Nagaland assembly elections, escaped an attempt on his life in Mokokchung district this afternoon, police said. A person tried to cause a commotion and opened fire at the candidate. However, the bodyguard thwarted the bid, Nagaland Police chief Rupin Sharma told IANS. Ho...

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London-educated techie held for duping lawyers, judges

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) A 52-year-old M.Tech degree holder from London who is a murder convict has been arrested for duping over 20 senior lawyers, Rajasthan High Court judges and other administrative officers by posing as a Supreme Court additional registrar, police said on Friday. The accused has been identified as Aparajit Basak, a native of West Bengal who presently stays with his f...

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Three IS supporters arrested in Morocco

Rabat, Feb 16 (IANS) Morocco's interior ministry has said that it has arrested three dangerous supporters of the Islamic State. The central bureau for judiciary investigations (BCJI), under the general directorate for territory surveillance (DGST), made the arrests on Thursday. The three IS supporters, aged between 24 and 30, were operating in the cities of Laayoune, Salé and Marrakech,...

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FBI was warned about alleged shooter in September

Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) The FBI was warned in September about a possible school shooting threat from a YouTube user with the same name as the heavily-armed 19-year-old student who killed 17 people in Florida state in the US. Ben Bennight, the 36-year-old YouTube video blogger from Mississippi, noticed in September an alarming comment on a video he had posted. He immediately contacted t...

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Schools becoming breeding grounds for intolerance? A new book opens the discussion

New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Nazia Erum's Mothering a Muslim has been dominating the bestseller charts for many weeks now and has opened up prime-time discussions on the telly, columns in newspapers and reams of reviews on how -- through the cases she has documented across cities -- religious bigotry has been seeping into schools, playgrounds, and into children's minds. Some of the accounts are shock...

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BJP will have more lies in 'Vision Document' for Meghalaya: Congress

Shillong, Feb 14 (IANS) Meghalaya's ruling Congress on Wednesday charged the BJP with seeking to spread more lies and false dreams in its Vision Document for the state to be released here by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the February 27 assembly elections. Tomorrow (Thursday), BJP will release its Vision Document. But the question is whether there is a need to release anot...

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