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Attack on Malala was scripted: Pak lawmaker

Attack on Malala was scripted: Pak lawmaker

A Pakistani woman parliamentarian has claimed that the 2012 Taliban attack on Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai was 'scripted'.Mussarat Ahmadzeb, a member of parliament from Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, said that the entire saga of Malala writing for BBC and later the attack were part of a plan."The attack on Malala was scripted way before the incident (in 2012)," she told right-wing Urdu newspaper Ummat in an interview.Ahmadzeb, who is the daughter-in-law of former ..., 20 minutes ago

Why women's matches have been crowd-repellers

IMAGE: India women's cricket team. Photograph: BCCI India women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj has attributed poor attendance in international matches to lack of television coverage. Raj was speaking to local media in Potchefstroom on Sunday after beating hosts South Africa by eight wickets in a quadrangular series that also included Ireland and Zimbabwe. It was the fourth time that India beat South Africa in their last five outings, but there was a very small crowd to witness the final.
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Major who tied man to jeep as 'human shield' awarded

An Army Major, who had tied a Kashmiri man to a jeep in Kashmir, has been awarded by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat for his 'sustained efforts' in counter-insurgency operations.The Army Chief's 'Commendation Card' for Major Leetul Gogoi comes even as a Court of Inquiry into the tying of the Kashmiri man to the jeep's bonnet purportedly as a shield against stone-pelters was going on."Major Gogoi has been awarded Chief of Army Staff's Commendation Card for sustained efforts in counter-insurgency ...
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UP govt recommends CBI probe in IAS officer's death

IMAGE: Family members of Karnataka cadre IAS officer Anurag Tiwari, who was found dead under mysterious conditions, after meeting with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow. Photograph: Nand Kumar/PTI Photo A Central Bureau of Investigation probe was on Monday recommended by the Uttar Pradesh government into the death of Indian Administrative Services officer Anurag Tiwari after his family told Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath that they suspected foul play as he was ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago Family of late IAS officer Anurag Tiwari to meet Adityanath today  Rediff.com10 hours ago

Radha Mohan Singh given charge of Paswans ministry

JUST IN: Radha Mohan Singh, minister of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare, has been given additional charge of ministry of consumer affairs, food and public distribution as Ramvilas Paswan is presently undergoing treatment abroad.He will be designated as Minister without portfolio for period of his indisposition. -- ANIIMAGE: Radha Mohan Singh ...
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Ban on Sreesanth: HC issues notice to Vinod Rai panel

IMAGE: Shanthakumaran Sreesanth speaks to reporters in Kochi. Photograph: PTI The Kerala High Court, on Monday sought the Board of Control for Cricket in India's stand on a plea by cricketer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth challenging the life ban imposed upon him by the game's governing body after detection of the 2013 Indian Premier League-6 spot-fixing scandal. A bench of Justice P B Suresh Kumar sought the BCCI's stand, issuing notice to its panel of administrators headed by Vinod Rai, ...
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Students clash with forces in Baramulla; 4 youths detained

At least four youths were detained today after the police scuttled their demonstration at the premises of a college in Baramulla.In a separate incident, security forces fired teargas shells to disperse student protesters in Kashmir's Baramulla district."Four youths were detained by plain-clothed policemen soon after a group of students assembled near the main gate of S P College along Maulana Azad road in the heart of Srinagar to stage a protest," a police official said.It is not clear whether ...
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Left workers, police clash during protest march against Mamata govt

Several Left party activists and police personnel were injured in clashes at various places in the city and in neighbouring Howrah during a ‘March to Nabanna’ (state secretariat) programme on Monday. IMAGE: Left Front activists attack police personnel during a protest rally in Kolkata. Photograph: Ashok Bhaumik/PTI Photo The march to the secretariat in Howrah district was organised by the Left parties to protest against what they called attack on democracy, and ...
 Rediff.com2 hours ago Left-police clash in Kolkata, MLAs try to sneak in to Secretariat  Rediff.com6 hours ago

Here are the big gains from IPL 10...

It has easily been the biggest launchpad for talented cricketers but never has a single edition of the Indian Premier League thrown up a minefield of local talent like the one concluded on Sunday. The stories of 'one season wonders' like Swapnil Asnodkar, Manpreet Gony and Paul Valthaty is well documented but a close analysis of the 10th edition would reveal that a handful of players have emerged, which would only make the bench strength of Indian team solid in coming years. Three such ...
 Rediff.com2 hours ago 'You f****** Indian, you deserve it': Indian cabbie attacked in Australia  Rediff.com6 hours ago Bless you! IPL cup taken to Siddhivinayak after Mumbai Indians' win title  Rediff.com7 hours ago Twitter reacts after thrilling Mumbai Indians' win  Rediff.com10 hours ago

'Pakistani players not welcome for Pro Kabaddi League'

IMAGE:  Captains of the eight franchises unveil the trophy for Star Sports Pro Kabaddi. The government made it clear that it will not allow Pakistani players to compete in the Pro Kabaddi League, slated for next month, unless the neighbouring country stops ‘sponsoring terrorism’. The fifth season of the league will begin on June 25 with a clash between Puneri Paltans and Telugu Titans in Pune. Reports have suggested that Pakistani players could be included in the ...
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