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Rajasthan: Suspecting her of having an affair, man kills teen daughter, burns body 16.12.2017 India Today| Must Read
At around 4pm, when the teen was leaving for some work, Banne Singh, who had long been suspecting her of having an affair , shot her in the neck.
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Kausalya seeks continued security from police 16.12.2017 Hindu: National
Says those who attacked her husband could target her too
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Minor actress molestation case: Eyewitness claims accused was asleep with feet on handrest 14.12.2017 DNA: Mumbai
The family and some eyewitnesses onboard the Vistara flight on which a young Bollywood actress alleged molestation have come out and spoken defending that the accused was sleeping at the time of the incident. There have been two narratives of the incident. The first was when the actress alleged molestation and the other by the wife of the accused, who said it was an accidental touch as he had gone to sleep at the time of the incident. Now, a Deccan Chronicle report says that another eyewitness has batted for the accused, identified as Vikas Sachdeva, saying that he was asleep. “I was seated in the same… class in which the actor and the suspect (Sachdeva) flew from Delhi. The suspect did not seem to have done anything apart from his act of keeping his legs on the armrest of the seat where the actor was seated. I saw Sachdeva doze off immediately after he settled in his seat after boarding the flight at Delhi," the co-passenger narrated the incident in an official statement to the Sahar police station, ...
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After SC intervention, Parsi woman married outside community granted right to enter fire temple 14.12.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Upon urging by the Supreme Court, Valsad Parsi community has decided to give entrance permission to a Parsi woman, who was barred from entering fire temples and Towers of Silence after marrying outside the community. This came after SC urged the Parsi community to take a more 'progressive' stance in this contentious issue.  The woman, Goolrukh Gupta, had approached the Apex Court challenging an Ahmedabad High Court order. The five-judge Constitution bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra was hearing the case. According to reports, In 2012, the Gujarat High Court said that under the Special Marriage Act, she had ceased to be a Parsi and that her religion automatically changed to that of her husband. She, however, continued to practice as a Parsi and has challenged the High Court verdict on the grounds that the Special Marriage Act does not require either husband or wife to renounce their religion.  The Supreme Court last week said the law does not sanction the concept of a ...
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Cyclone Ockhi: Time for separate ministry for fishermen, says Rahul Gandhi in Kerala 14.12.2017 DNA: Mumbai
 Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi today visited some places hit by the Cyclone Ochki in southern Kerala that has claimed 66 lives, most of them fishermen, and pitched for a better warning system to prevent recurrence of such tragedies. Addressing the families of fishermen who died in the cyclone and interacting with them, Gandhi said the state and Central governments need to learn lessons from the natural calamity, which has also left 95 fishermen missing. "When a tragedy happens, everyone must learn from the tragedy and avoid such a situation in future. We must have a better system of warning for the fishermen who are going to the sea," he said speaking to affected families in coastal hamlet Poonthura, near Thiruvananthapuram. Holding that the condition of fishermen was very similar to that of farmers, the Congress leader said, "They are both facing very difficult times." Referring to the demand of local Latin Catholic church, he said it was time a separate ministry was set up for fishermen at the ...
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NGT clarifies its stance on Amarnath shrine silent zone; says devotees will be silent near Shivling 14.12.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday issued a clarification on declaring the holy shrine at Amarnath a silent zone, saying that the entire area was not a silent zone. “Only restriction is that devotees will maintain silence in front of the Shivling. This is not applicable to any other part of the shrine. A one-way queue will be maintained,” news agency ANI reported. NGT issues clarification on Amarnath matter, says its not declared silent zone. Only restriction that devotees will maintain silence in front of Shivling. Not applicable to any other part. One way queue will be maintained — ANI (@ANI) December 14, 2017 Earlier, reports did the rounds that the NGT had declared the entire shrine a silent zone and had prohibited any religious offerings beyond the entry point. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said the Amarnath Shrine Board should ensure that proper infrastructural facilities are provided to the pilgrims so that they are not deprived of a clear 'darshan', and the ...
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Month after joining BJP, Mukul Roy to be state election committee chief, to look into panchayat polls 14.12.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Former TMC leader Mukul Roy, who joined the BJP last month, is all set to become the BJP state election committee chief in West Bengal. Sources told DNA that the formalities were almost complete and national president Amit Shah would soon officially appoint Roy. “Mukul Roy had been engaged in looking into the TMC election process for years. BJP wants to use his experience in this field in wake of the ensuing panchayat polls that will take place in 2018,” said a senior party leader, who also added that state party president Dilip Ghosh sometimes takes suggestions from Roy regarding the Panchayat elections. At the same time, state BJP leaders are also of the opinion that people Roy, given his organisational skills should also coordinate and look into the defection of leaders from not only TMC to BJP, but also from other parties such as the CPI(M) and Congress. Roy is also believed to be in negotiation with such leaders to persuade them to switch to BJP.  “Roy is getting the framework ready with his network ...
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Patna all set to host maiden marathon on Sunday 14.12.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Patna is gearing up to host its maiden marathon, “Run for pride”, which will also witness the presence of “Flying Sikh” Milkha Singh, on December 17 morning. Around 5,000 people from across Bihar are expected to participate in the event, which is being co-partnered by Government of Bihar. The event includes three categories - a half-marathon of 21.1km, a 10km run, both of which will be timed and a four km fun run/walk. Prizes worth Rs 10 lakh are up for grabs in various categories. “This is Patna’s first marathon or half-marathon and the people have shown an overwhelming interest to participate in it. The theme - Run for Bihar - has touched many people,” said a senior official of the Patna district administration. Around 40 schools of the state capital have also registered for the event, and the schools whose maximum students complete the marathon, will be declared the “Fittest School of Patna”. The marathon will commence from Patna’s historic Gandhi Maidan at 6.45am on Sunday. It will touch Dak Bungalow ...
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Air India suspends three after flight with aviation minister on board delayed by 90 minutes 14.12.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Air India on Thursday announced that it had suspended three employees and issued a warning to the captain for arriving late for a flight that was delayed by one and a half hours on Wednesday. The flight also had minister for civil aviation P Ashok Gajapat Raju as one of the passengers. As per reports, the Air India flight AI459 from Delhi to Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh with over 100 passengers, including minister of civil aviation P Ashok Gajapat Raju, was delayed by 90 minutes after four staff members, including the pilot were delayed in arriving to Delhi airport. According to Air India spokesperson GP Rao, the passengers protested and questioned the minister over the delay. “The Minister then asked Air India CMD Pradeep Kharola for the reason behind the delay,” Rao added. The three staff members have been suspended, while the captain, who arrived 15 minutes late, was issued a warning, a spokesperson for the national carrier informed the media. According to media reports, poor visibility also played a ...
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Hadiya case: The difference between a khap and a court 14.12.2017 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
Judicial legitimacy is drawn from reasoning of the text and spirit of Indian constitution, not the exercise of power itself
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Global Partnership Summit: India-Japan-Africa partnership to usher in new era of global development 14.12.2017 DNA: Top News
The partnership between India-Japan-Africa can usher in a new era of global development, experts concurred on Wednesday in early morning discussions at the Global Partnership Summit. “India-Japan-Africa Global partnership (IJAGP) promotes people to people partnership besides a sustainable and empowerment based social-economic global framework. One has to work towards a common objective of establishing an alternative development model framework,” said Vibhav Kant Upadhyay, founder, chairman, global partnership summit. Upadhyay added that India and Japan already have a strong and vibrant development framework based on non-bilateral cooperation. “Going forward, we look to the African nations to create a geo-political partnership for an equitable global order,” he said. Bilali Camara, Country Director, UNAIDS India said for the benefit of humanity, the partnership between the three has to continue. “Healthcare is very important and with our continued partnership, we can eliminate AIDS, tuberculosis and ...
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Gujarat Elections 2017 | In Behrampura, lack of parking near polling booths pushes people away from voting 14.12.2017 DNA: Top News
Residents of Behrampura in Gujarat that goes to polls today in the second phase of the assembly elections stated a strange reason for not casting their votes. According to Nasir Mirza, a local in the area, the residents have an issue with the traffic jams and the lack of parking facilities near polling booths. "The streets have been crowded as if India and Pakistan are playing an ODI match. There is no space to move or park vehicles," he said. Earlier in the day, voting began in the second and final phase of the Gujarat Assembly Elections . Over two crore voters are casting their ballots to seal the fate of 851 candidates contesting for 93 seats across 14 districts in Gujarat. Some of the prominent names who cast their vote included BJP President Amit Shah, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother Heeraben. Article ...
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Kausalya’s kin leave Palani home 14.12.2017 Hindu: News
They might have left the town fearing attack, say neighbours
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Gujarat Elections 2017 | EC biased towards BJP: Arjun Modhwadia 14.12.2017 DNA: Money
Former president of Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) Arjun Modhwadia on Wednesday alleged that the State Election Commission is behaving in a biased manner and has not taken note of the complaint filed by the Congress. He said, "BJP had conducted a fake opinion poll on the first phase of elections and posted it on a social media page run by BJP named ''For BJP Gujarat'. As it is a violation of the model code of conduct, I had lodged a complaint against the media cell in-charge and the legal cell in-charge for conducting exit poll survey on the election day. But the Election Commission is yet to take a note of it." Modhwadhia said EC is behaving in a biased manner. Giving an example, Modhwadia said, "As soon as the Congress IT cell chief Rohan Gupta retweeted a post which was actually a survey and not any exit or opinion poll, the BJP lodged a complaint. The EC immediately charged Gupta of violation of code of conduct by the Election Commission." He claimed that though Congress gave proof, EC was ...
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Chhattisgarh Sex CD scandal: CBI takes over case involving BJP Minister 14.12.2017 DNA: Money
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered two cases relating to possession and circulation of 'sex CD' allegedly involving Chhattisgarh Minister Rajesh Munat. The legislator had filed a complaint against senior journalist Vinod Verma alleging that he was blackmailing him. The case came to light after Verma was arrested from his house in Indirapuram in Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh.Verma claimed that Chhattisgarh's BJP government was framing him as he possessed a 'sex CD' involving the state PWD Minister. In October, Munat had claimed that the video was fake and urged Chief Minister Raman Singh for a high-level inquiry. CBI took up the case on the request of Chhattisgarh government and further notification from Centre. The probe agency has taken over the investigation of both the cases which were earlier registered by Chhattisgarh Police. The first case was registered under Section 384 and 506 of the IPC at Pandri Police Station, Raipur on October 26 against unknown persons alleging that the ...
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SC eases pet coke, furnace oil ban 14.12.2017 DNA: Money
The Supreme Court on Wednesday modified its order and eased the ban on use of pet coke for cement manufacturing, lime industries, and on furnace oil for power generation. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta directed the Environment Ministry to modify its notification pertaining to the use of pet coke and furnace oil, permitting it to lay down regulations for its use. The top court also directed the Centre to consult all stakeholders on the issue of importing pet coke. The top court's order came after the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) filed an appeal seeking a limited-period relaxation on the ban for power generation and cement manufacturing industries. In its appeal, the Centre submitted it would come up with an alternate mechanism in the meantime. MOEF submitted that the use of pet coke in cement manufacturing plants was minuscule, and it was used for non-fuel purposes. Similarly, the use of furnace oil was limited in electricity generation plants in cement manufacturing ...
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After Saudi, now Kashmir wants cinema halls reopened 14.12.2017 DNA: Money
Clamour is growing for the reopening of cinema halls in the strife-torn Kashmir valley. This follows the decision of Saudi Arabia to open movie theatres in the Islamic kingdom from next year. "Time to reopen cinemas in Kashmir too. It's an apolitical issue and shouldn't be delayed anymore. Have to give our people the semblance of a normal, social life along with peace and stability. Reopening cinemas doesn't negate the conflict or the need to resolve it," tweeted Junaid Azim Mattu, state spokesman of Opposition National Conference. Mattu's remarks came in response to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's tweet hailing Saudi Arabia's decision to lift the ban on cinema halls. "I welcome the decision by Saudi Arabia to lift a decade-long ban on cinemas as part of a series of social reforms by the crown prince. Introspection and self reform are marks of a progressive society," the CM tweeted. "I am strongly in favour of reopening of cinema halls in Kashmir. However, there is a rider. We need to ...
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Global Partnership Summit: Japan relaxes visa norms for Indians 14.12.2017 DNA: Money
Former Japanese foreign minister Nobuo Kishi, who is also younger brother of current PM Shinzo Abe on Wednesday said his country was relaxing visa procedures for Indians from January 2018 to further cement people-to-people relations between the two countries. Speaking at the Global Partnership Summit (GPS) Kishi pitched for greater Indo-Japan cooperation in the strategically key Indo-Pacific region and praised PM Modi's Act East policy that encompasses a robust outreach to East Asian nations. Experts believed that by connecting India and Pacific, Japan was quietly challenging China's aggressive plans in the South China Sea and want India to emulate its strategy to eliminate any threat to the energy lane that sustains economy of both energy started nations. He said Tokyo will relax rules for multiple entry visas for short term stay for Indian passport holders. India has already announced visa-on-arrival facility to Japanese nationals. Japan has extended the validity period of such visas from a maximum of ...
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If Centre is not willing to pay for mid-day meals in school, we will provide money: Mamata Banerjee 14.12.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Bengal-based labourers working outside the state were welcome to return if they were feeling insecure, at a public meeting on Wednesday at Indus village in Bankura district, she came down heavily upon the Centre saying that if they were not ready to give foodgrain for mid-day meal in schools, the state would pay for those. “They say that they don’t have enough foodgrain for mid-day meal and Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) project. They have also frozen funds so that we cant supply foodgrains to the poor. We are not scared. I tell them that if they don’t want to give foodgrain for mid-day meals or funds, we will provide those ourselves but we will not stand your high-handedness” Mamata said. She alleged that members of certain political parties were spending a lot of money to create divide among people on the basis of religions. Mamata asked people to be alert and to inform police if any such person was spotted. If police fail to do ...
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Hopes fade for soldiers missing in avalanche 14.12.2017 DNA: Opinion
Hopes of finding alive the five soldiers, who went missing following heavy snowfall along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, are fading as blizzard-like conditions are hampering search and rescue operations. A search and rescue operations continued for the second day on Wednesday to locate the missing soldiers. "Our search operations are continuing. The soldiers continue to remain missing," said Colonel Rajesh Kalia, defence spokesman at Srinagar. Snow avalanches had swept away army bunkers at two different places on Tuesday. The first incident had occurred at Kanzalwan sub-sector of Gurez in the LoC when a snow avalanche swept away a high altitude `Mani Post' in Bagtoor area. Three army jawans, who were manning the post were swept away by the avalanche and continue to remain untraceable. The second incident occurred in Naugam sector along the LoC when two soldiers slipped down from high altitude area. Indian Army has pressed Specialized Avalanche Rescue Teams (ARTs) into service and moved special ...
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