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Minor girl brutally raped, dumped near railway track in Delhi

Minor girl brutally raped, dumped near railway track in Delhi

A 13-year-old girl was brutally raped and dumped near a railway track in South-east Delhi's Pul Prahladpur area allegedly by a teenager who lives in her neighbourhood, police said on Wednesday. The minor girl -- who is an orphan and mentally challenged -- is admitted in AIIMS and her condition is stated to be stable now. "The accused, whose age is being verified, was apprehended today," Joint Commissioner of Police (Southeast) R P Upadhyay said. The victim lives with her maternal aunt at a ..., 10 minutes ago

Wins for Sania, Bopanna and Paes at French Open

IMAGE: Top seeds Martina Hingis, left, and Sania Mirza were given a scare in their opening match at the French Open. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images Top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis went through several anxious moments before getting past Russian girls Daria Kasatkina and Alexandra Panova in their opening doubles match at the French Open on Wednesday. The reigning Wimbledon, US Open and Australian Open champions prevailed 7-6(4), 6-2. Sixth seeds Rohan Bopanna and his Romanian ...
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Calls from Dawood's house: ATS to probe charges against Khadse

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has directed the Anti-Terrorism Squad to probe the allegation that Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse received phone calls from fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim's house in Karachi. "Both I and the chief minister wanted the matter to be investigated...So the chief minister has asked the ATS to probe it," Khadse told reporters on Wednesday. Khadse, the senior-most Bharatiya Janata Party leader in the state cabinet, claimed he had documents to prove ...
 Rediff.com13 minutes ago Dawood call logs: Probe on into 'new elements',says Mum police  Rediff.com6 hours ago

Kerala Dalit rape & murder: LDF appoints new team to probe case

The Left Democratic Front government, which assumed office in Kerala on Wednesday, decided to handover the probe into the brutal rape and murder of a 30-year old Dalit woman to a new team headed by a senior woman IPS officer, taking a serious view of alleged lapses in the investigation so far. Additional Director General of Police B Sandhya would head the team that would probe the case of rape and murder of the law student last month, which was in focus during the assembly polls campaign with ...
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'AFSPA should stay till police trained to contain insurgency'

Amid demands for scrapping of Armed Forces Special Powers Act in parts of the country, including Jammu and Kashmir and northeastern states, an article in pro-Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh journal 'Organiser' has favoured its continuation in such areas till government trains and prepares state police to contain insurgency. "The government of India should train and prepare the state police to contain insurgency. The Centre should plan for phase-wise extensive training of State Police. Till then, ...
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Row erupts over Big B hosting NDA's 2nd anniversary event

A row erupted on Wednesday over Amitabh Bachchan's participation in the second anniversary celebrations of the National Democratic Alliance government in New Delhi on May 28 with the Congress targeting him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the light of the mega star's name figuring in the Panama Papers expose. After Congress's chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala raised questions of propriety in Bachchan "hosting" the event and asked what signal would it send to the probe agencies, the actor ...
 Rediff.com26 minutes ago Amitabh Bachchan NOT hosting a political event: Abhishek  Rediff.com4 hours ago

French Open: Murray survives; Wawrinka, Nishikori win

IMAGE: Andy Murray celebrates after scraping past Mathias Bourgue. Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters Andy Murray avoided suffering his earliest grand slam defeat for eight years by clawing his way into the French Open third round with a five-set win over swashbuckling French journeyman Mathias Bourgue on Wednesday. The British second seed, who survived a five-set thriller in the first round, eventually triumphed 6-2 2-6 4-6 6-2 6-3. Murray appeared to be on course for an ...
 Rediff.com29 minutes ago Andy Murray beats Radek Stepanek 3-2 in French Open  PressTV.com22 hours ago

Egypt hires 2 foreign firms to find crashed jet's black boxes

Egypt has contracted two foreign companies to help locate the black boxes of the doomed EgyptAir plane to find out what caused the aircraft to crash in the Mediterranean Sea with 66 people on board. EgyptAir said that it has sough help of a French and an Italian companies in the search for the black boxes. EgyptAir flight MS804 disappeared from radar screens in the early hours of Thursday, before it crashed into the Mediterranean Sea with all 66 passengers and crew on board presumed dead.
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Increasing conflicts show need for UNSC reform: India

India on Wednesday said "inability" of the United Nations Security Council to prevent emergence of conflicts in various parts of the globe including in Iraq, Libya, Syria and Afghanistan has underlined the need for its urgent reform.  In an address at the Plenary of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, India's representative Ambassador Rahul Kulshreshth also said there was a need to have distinction between migrants, refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as they are ...
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In dig at Modi, Ramesh pats CPI-M leader for becoming 'FM of Somalia'

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he congratulated his friend T M Thomas Issac for, what he sarcastically said, taking over as "Finance Minister of Somalia". Modi had compared the infant mortality rate among tribals in Kerala with that of African country Somalia during the election campaign rally, which triggered widespread criticism from political parties in the state. Ramesh said he made a phone call to Issac soon after he saw reports ...
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