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Man stabbed to death in Delhi brawl, two held

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A 35-year-old man was stabbed to death on Friday by two persons during an argument in south Delhi, police said. The accused have been arrested. Police said Jagdish, a resident of Jalebi Chowk in Jaitpur area, was returning home around 2 a.m. when he had an argument with accused Aamir, 24, and his friend Zakir, 19, both residents of Dakshinpuri. Zakir a...

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Citizen volunteers to help UP Police check rumours

Ghaziabad, July 20 (IANS) In order to check the spread of rumours over the social media, the Uttar Pradesh Police will set up citizen volunteers force (CVF) cells at the police station level to assist law-enforcing agencies, an official said on Friday. The Director General (DG) of Police O.P. Singh has approved the concept of citizen volunteers and directed the police officers across the...

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CID to probe 'baby sale' by Missionary of Charity

Ranchi, July 20 (IANS) The Crime Investigation Department (CID) of the Jharkhand police on Friday took over a case involving alleged sale of newborn babies from Nirmal Hriday of Missionary of Charity to childless couples. The CID has taken over the case registered under the Juvenile Justice Act, the police said. The 'babies-for-sale' case surfaced on July 3 after reports emerged...

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Pothole deaths: SC summons Delhi police chief

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said it was frightening that a large number of people were dying in road accidents caused by potholes and summoned Delhi's Commissioner of Police for non-removal of encroachments and traffic bottlenecks despite several recommendations. A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta observed that there are more deaths due t...

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Macron security officer in custody over violent video

Paris, July 20 (IANS) A security officer for French President Emmanuel Macron was taken into police custody on Friday and will be dismissed from his job after he was filmed hitting and stamping on a man at the edge of a Paris demonstration while dressed as a police officer. Alexandre Benalla was being questioned by investigators over footage filmed by a student activist showing a woman a...

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No case reported in road contract scam in Goa: CM

Panaji, July 20 (IANS) Nearly a year after the state Public Works Ministry ordered a probe into allegations of bribery by a Boston-based consultancy firm in road construction contracts, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday told the Goa assembly that there was no such case reported in the state. To a question from Congress MLA Aleixo Lourenco, who sought to know the status of the bri...

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CDM Smith bribery scam: No such case reported in Goa, says CM

Panaji, July 20 (IANS) Nearly a year after the state Public Works Ministry had ordered a probe into allegations of bribery by a Boston-based consultancy firm to NHAI and state PWD officials for facilitation of government contracts, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday told the Goa assembly, that there was no such case reported in the state. To a question from Congress MLA Aleixo Lou...

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Kupwara town shuts over minor's brutal murder

Srinagar, July 20 (IANS) North Kashmir's Kupwara town shut in protest on Friday after the body of a brutally murdered minor boy was found on Thursday. Authorities closed educational institutions in the town and suspended mobile Internet services as a precautionary measure after a complete shutdown. The victim, 10-year-old Umar Farooq, belonged to Gulgam village. Scores of...

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Goa's Mangueshi temple priest booked for molestation

Panaji, July 20 (IANS) Goa Police has started a probe into allegations of molestation raised against a priest attached to the popular Mangueshi temple in south Goa, after a victim filed an FIR, an officer said on Friday. The First Information Report was filed at Ponda police station late on Thursday, he said. We are investigating the case. An FIR has been filed by the victim unde...

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SIT to probe minor boy's death in J&K

Srinagar, July 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday constituted a special investigation team (SIT) to probe a minor boy's death in Kupwara district. Umar Farooq's body was discovered in an orchard in Kupwara on Thursday. He had gone missing from Gulgam village three days back. A police statement issued on Friday said the SIT would be headed by an Additional Superintendent...

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Karnataka's seer dead, doctors suspect poisoning

Bengaluru, July 19 (IANS) Karnataka's Shiroor Mutt seer Lakshmivara Theertha Swami passed away on Thursday at a private hospital in Manipal, with doctors attributed the death to suspected poisoning. He was 55. The seer was brought to our hospital early on Wednesday from Udupi in a critical condition. Though medical care was provided, he was declared dead at 8.30 a.m. There is suspicion o...

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4 women among 8 Maoists gunned down in Chhatisgarh

Dantewada (Chhattisgarh), July 19 (IANS) Eight Maoists, including four women, were shot dead on Thursday in an encounter with security forces in an area adjoing the border of Dantewada-Bijapur districts in Chhattisgarh, an official said. Several sophisticated firearms were recovered from them. Confirming the incident, Inspector General of Police - Bastar Range, Vivekanand Sinha said patr...

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Panchkula court drops sedition charge against 19 Dera activists

Panchkula (Haryana), July 19 (IANS) In a blow to Haryana Police, a court in Panchkula town on Thursday dropped the sedition charge against 19 activists of the controversial Dera Sacha Sauda sect. They had been facing sedition charge in connection with the large-scale violence in Panchkula following the conviction of sect's chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in two rape cases on August 25 last...

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Suspected perpetrators of Skripal attack identified: UK Police

London, July 19 (IANS) UK police are believed to have identified suspects involved in a near-fatal poisoning of Russian former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter with a military-grade nerve agent, the media reported on Thursday. According to British-based news agency Press Association (PA), detectives ascertained that several Russian nationals were linked to the attempted assassination ...

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Two Manipur policemen suspended for using excessive force

Imphal, July 19 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said on Thursday that two policemen have been suspended for using excessive force on students who had tried to storm the BJP office here on Monday. Biren Singh visited Democratic Students Alliance of Manipur General Secretary Sital Oinam on Thursday who is undergoing treatment in a private hospital. I was shocked to see...

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Gym trainer shot dead

Ghaziabad, July 19 (IANS) A gym trainer was shot dead in the city on Wednesday over an altercation over food supplements. The police said the incident happened at Raj Nagar Extension. The gym trainer, Anuj Tyagi, bought food supplements from a shop. The police said some local youths had an argument with him over whether the food supplements were genuine. One youth open...

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No direct role of Army in elections: Senior Pakistani official

Islamabad, July 19 (IANS) Pakistani Army will have no direct role in the country's July 25 general elections and will work on the Election Commission's directives to conduct peaceful polls, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday. Asif Ghafoor, Director General of the Army's media wing ISPR, rejected reports that the Army will work independently during the elections a...

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Militants ambush troopers in Manipur, 1 injured

Imphal, July 19 (IANS) An Assam Rifles trooper was seriously wounded when suspected Naga militants from the NSCN(K) ambushed them on Thursday morning at Joupi in Manipur's Chandel district, police said. Chandel Superintendent of Police Angam Kameie said the injured trooper, Appu Barma, was flown to a military hospital in Imphal West district. Barma suffered shrapnel injuries. The...

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Child abuse cover-up: Turnbull urges Pope to sack archbishop

Canberra, July 19 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday urged Pope Francis to sack the Archbishop of Adelaide, Philip Wilson, who was earlier sentenced to one year in detention for covering up the sexual abuse of minors. Archbishop Wilson, the highest-level catholic priest convicted in a child sexual abuse case, was convicted in May of covering up abuse by a paedo...

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Goa Minister wants molestation accusation in temple probed

Panaji, July 19 (IANS) Goa Minister Govind Gaude and another BJP MLA on Thursday welcomed a formal probe into two complaints of alleged molestation filed with the Shree Mangueshi temple committee, accusing a priest of inappropriate behaviour. I want an enquiry about that, the Art and Culture Minister told reporters outside the Goa Assembly complex, adding that he was also conducting enqu...

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