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Modi for social movement against sexual crimes, launches Gram Swaraj Abhiyan

Mandla (Madhya Pradesh), April 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called for a social movement for protecting girls in the wake of increasing rapes reported from different parts of the country and said families have to teach their sons to become responsible. Addressing a gathering here to mark the National Panchayati Raj Day, he also said that museums will be set up in sta...

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J&K cabinet nod to ordinance on death penalty for child rapists

Jammu, April 24 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir cabinet on Tuesday approved the draft of an amendment to be submitted to the state's Governor for promulgation of an ordinance, which provides for death penalty to rapists of children. Official sources said in winter capital Jammu that the Criminal Law Ordinance 2018 (Amendment) and Jammu Kashmir Protection of Children from Sexual Violence wer...

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Four militants, two security men killed in J&K forest shootout

Srinagar, April 24 (IANS) Four JeM militants and two security personnel were killed on Tuesday in an gunfight in a forested area in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, officials said. Four militants, all of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, were killed, said state police chief S.P. Vaid. The army also announced that four militants had been killed. Police sources said the security personnel...

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J&K Police to move court against defence lawyer in Kathua case

Jammu, April 24 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police Crime Branch on Tuesday decided to approach a court against a defence lawyer in the Kathua rape-murder case for allegedly circulating twisted facts on the matter, informed sources said. Crime Branch sources said that the probe agency had taken cognisance of a compact disc recording wherein a case witness is seen and heard claiming that ...

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J&K implements 7th Pay Commission recommendations

Jammu, April 24 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday decided to implement the 7th Pay Commission recommendations for its employees. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting in Jammu chaired by the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. The Information Department said that government employees will receive the current month's salary as per the revised rates. All n...

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Modi calls for social movement against sexual crimes

Mandla (Madhya Pradesh), April 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called for a social movement for protecting girls in the wake of increasing rapes reported from different parts of the country and said families have to teach their sons to become responsible. Addressing a gathering here to mark the National Panchayati Raj Day, Modi referred to the ordinance brought by his g...

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Militant, among 3 killed in J&K forest shootout

Srinagar, April 24 (IANS) Three persons, including two security personnel and a militant, were killed on Tuesday in an ongoing gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Tral forest area. Police sources said the security personnel killed included an Indian Army soldier and a state policeman. A joint operation was started by the Rashtriya Rifles (RR), state police and the Central Reserve Pol...

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Why death penalty for child rape doesn't mean swifter, better justice

Mumbai, April 24 (IANS/IndiaSpend) About 90 per cent of child rape cases were pending trial in India in 2016, no more than 28 per cent of such cases ended in conviction, and there is a 20-year backlog in bringing cases to trial, the latest available national crime data show. These data indicate the government move to prioritise a change to legislation that allows courts to grant the deat...

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Soldier injured in J&K forest shootout, succumbs

Srinagar, April 24 (IANS) An Indian Army soldier injured earlier on Tuesday in a shootout between militants and security personnel in Jammu and Kashmirs' Tral forest area, has succumbed, police said. Ajay Kuamr of 42 Rashtriya Rifles died at the Army Base Hospital here. Kumar was injured when security forces, including the Rashtriya Rifles (RR), state police and the Central Reser...

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Soldier injured in J&K forest shootout

Srinagar, April 24 (IANS) An Indian Army soldier was injured on Tuesday in a shootout between hiding militants and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmirs' Tral forest area. Police said following information about militants hiding in Lam forest area in Pulwama district security forces, including the Rashtriya Rifles (RR), state police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) started...

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More rape cases being reported is a good thing, says Naseeruddin

Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Iconic actor Naseeruddin Shah who feels disturbed about the recent barbaric rape and murder cases of young girls, says that more rape cases are reported to police and media these days, as compared to earlier, which is a positive sign. Asked at the trailer launch of his upcoming film Hope Aur Hum on Monday for his opinion about the rape and murder of an eight-year-...

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NDA goverment crushing SC, Modi only interested in becoming PM again: Rahul

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused the BJP-led NDA government of crushing the Supreme Court and said that the Dalits may get killed and women may face rapes but Prime Minister Narendra Modi was only interested in himself and in becoming PM again. Addressing a gathering here to mark the party's Save the Constitution campaign, he accused Modi of de...

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Modi's new slogan: Save daughters from BJP, says Rahul

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Kathua and Unnao rape incidents, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said he will come up with a new slogan asking people to save their daughters from his BJP. Now, Modiji will give a new slogan. Earlier it was 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao'. Now there is a new slogan. Just 'Beti Bachao' (Save the ...

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Shepherd injured in IED explosion near LoC

Jammu, April 23 (IANS) A sheepherd was injured in an IED explosion near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Monday, police said. Abdul Gani was critically injured when an IED went off in Khari Karmara area near the LoC where he had taken sheep to graze, police sources said, adding that he had been taken to hospital for treatment. Civilian casualtie...

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J&K Congress accuses BJP, RSS of communalising Kathua incident

Jammu, April 23 (IANS) Accusing the BJP and the RSS of trying to create a communal divide over the Kathua rape and murder case, Jammu and Kashmir's Congress leaders on Monday appealed to the people to maintain communal harmony. A statement issued by the Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) said: It is utterly shameful and disgusting that the BJP-RSS combine is trying to c...

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Was any research done before ordinance on Pocso act amendment, asks HC

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday questioned why the ordinance on amending the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act, to provide for death penalty to those convicted of raping a child up to 12 years old, was cleared without conducting any research on the issue. The observation by a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Sha...

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Salman reaches Sonamarg for 'Race 3' shoot

Srinagar, April 23 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Monday reached the picturesque Sonamarg hill station in Jammu and Kashmir for a two-day shooting schedule of Remo D'Souza directed movie Race 3. The action packed thriller is being produced jointly by Ramesh S. Taurani and Salman. Besides Salman, Race 3 will also feature Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez, Da...

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Student injured in J&K clashes

Srinagar, April 23 (IANS) Clashes broke out at several places in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday after protesters pelted stones at army personnel. A student sustained pellet injuries in Anantnag town. The youth, identified as Wamiq Aijaz was brought to a hospital for treatment. He has sustained pellet injuries, doctors attending to him, said. Markets in the Anantnag town shut immedia...

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Protesters pelt stones at army in J&K

Srinagar, April 23 (IANS) Clashes broke out at two places in Shopian and Pulwama districts on Monday after protesters in Jammu and Kashmir pelted stones at army personnel at these places. Informed sources in the police said protesting youth pelted stones at an army vehicle in Shopian's Pinjora village prompting the army personnel inside the vehicle to fire several shots in the air to dis...

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Maliwal ends nine-day fast, calls it 'historic win'

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Sunday ended her nine-day fast, after President Ram Nath Kovind approved an ordinance to provide the death penalty to those convicted of raping girls below 12 years, calling it a historic win. I didn't expect that our protest will take such a large shape. It is a historic win for all of us who have been demanding stringent law t...

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