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India okays death to rapists of children

India okays death to rapists of children

New Delhi: Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday (April 22) approved an ordinance to provide death penalty for those convicted of raping girls younger than 12 years besides clearing another ordinance to confiscate property of fugitive economic offenders. The President promulgated The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, approved by the Cabinet on Saturday that seeks


Bollywood celebrities hit streets to seek justice for rape victims

Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities, along with thousands of Mumbaikars, gathered on Sunday (April 15) for a peaceful protest against the barbaric rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir, and sexual assault of another young girl in Unnao in Uttar Pradesh. Bollywood celebrities like Rajkummar Rao, Patralekha, Sameera Reddy, Twinkle Khanna

Punjab teacher shot dead for opposing molesters, two arrested

Chandigarh, Feb 28: Two youth who allegedly shot dead a school teacher who resisted their lewd remarks and attempt to molest her at a wedding function in Punjab’s Batala town were arrested on Sunday, police said. Police officials said that the victim was shot dead from close range after she resisted an attempt to molest


Indian police asks JNU students to join probe, VC says no police inside

New Delhi, Feb 22: India’s Jawaharlal Nehru University vice chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar on Monday assured the teachers’ association that the administration will not allow police inside the campus, while Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi said the five students, who are facing sedition charges for allegedly raising anti-India slogans, should join the probe. The decision


JNU Row: Kanhaiya ‘beaten up’ in court complex; sent to judicial custody

New Delhi, Feb 17: Student leader of India’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested for sedition, was on Wednesday (Feb 17) sent to judicial custody till March 2 while the Supreme Court made Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi personally responsible for his safety after being told that he was “badly beaten up” while being


No organised structure for Indian models: Model Nayanika Chatterjee

She made dusky look stylish on the Indian ramp and is still among the favourite models of the country’s top-notch designers. Nayanika Chatterjee, who has been around for over two decades, says the country’s models need a structured organisation to streamline remuneration and other issues. “There is no organised structure for models and that is

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Bachchan, Tendulkar urged to help protect tigers

Mumbai: In a bid to increase the tiger population, the Maharashtra government wants Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan and cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar to be ‘brand ambassadors’ for a tiger project. Finance Minister SudhirMungantiwar said he wrote to the two on July 29 — World Tiger Day — seeking their participation in the programme. “We have

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27 die as two trains derail, coaches fall into river

Bhopal, Aug 5: At least 27 people were killed when two trains derailed in quick succession and some coaches fell into a river in Madhya Pradesh’s Harda district, authorities said. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said 27 people were killed when 21 coaches of the trains derailed shortly before midnight Tuesday on the Kali Machak


Efforts on for release of two Indians in IS captivity in Libya

New Delhi/Hyderabad: Two of the four Indians released by Islamic State militants in Libya are set to arrive in India on Tuesday even as efforts are on for securing the release of the other two men. According to informed sources, efforts are continuing for the release of T. Gopikrishna and BalramKishan, who are still in


Unsung heroes saved many lives in Punjab terror attack

Dinanagar (Punjab):Satpal, Darshan Kumar and Nanak Chand are no ordinary people as they are the ones who saved scores of innocent lives in this Punjab town during a terror attack. While the limelight of the 11-hour long intense gun-battle with terrorists has been hogged by the SWAT and special units of the Punjab Police in