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Seven men took turns raping me, threatened to kill: Gurdaspur rape survivor

'Their families put pressure to withdraw the case and offered us Rs. 30 lakh for each man to take back the case. When that did not work, they approached us through the panchayat's members, asking my father-in-law to save the boys from jail,' recalls Gurdaspur rape survivor.

Rajasthan: Youth dies as mobile phone explodes during charging

A 24-year-old youth died after his mobile phone exploded while it was being charged in Korma village under Nainwa police station in Rajasthan, police said.

Modi has to go beyond 'Gujarat champion' identity: Harish Khare

Harish Khare's new book, ‘How Modi Won It: Notes From the 2014 Election’, is a masterful personal account, laced with diary notes from the months leading up to elections, and insightful analysis of where the Congress slipped and Modi succeeded.

Pisaasu review: A funny, not scary ghost

Mysskin-helmed Pisaasu is not a run-of-the-mill horror story and bears an unmistakable resemblance with Patrick Swayze-starrer Ghost. However, while Swayze's ghost infuses neither horror nor mystery into the plot, Pisaasu has these elements, though in a vague sort of way.

At reform home, Dec 16 gangrape convict tries his hand at painting, cooking

Described by the police as the most brutal among the six persons who raped a medical student on a moving bus on December 16, 2012 and left her to die, the lone ‘juvenile’ who escaped the death penalty now lives as a nervous man.

Matam matters: Self-flagellation during Mohurram

Self-flagellation isn't practised by Shia Muslims to atone their sins. It is a symbolic practice, which recently drew attention, to signify that Shias would not have hesitated to lay their lives down for Imam Hussain.

'Brain dead' child's heart transplanted in a two-year-old in record time

The heart of a brain dead one year and 10-month-old infant was harvested in Bengaluru and flown to Chennai on Friday by a special aircraft to be transplanted in a two year and eight-months-old child, in record time.

I have a story idea for Shah Rukh Khan: Anurag Kashyap

He has backed several content-driven, small budget films in his career. Here, the ace director talks about working with A-listers, the new generation of actors in Bollywood, the failure of his TV show Yudh, and writing a story for a film with Shah Rukh Khan.

Winds of change sweeping through Madhya Pradesh’s Bedia community

The Bedia community is synonymous with the Rai dance - frowned upon by many for its suggestive moves - performed by young girls in a group with drummers and singers. Also read: Despite change, prostitution stigma stays with this MP tribe

Clooney slams Hollywood for not backing Sony after hacks

George Clooney is miffed with studio heads and Hollywood bigwigs as he tried to get them to sign a petition in support of Sony Pictures following the hack attack on its computers but no one came forward.

Peshawar school attack survivors vow to fail militants by continuing their studies

The students who survived a brutal attack on an army-run school here by Pakistani Taliban have vowed to continue their studies despite the gory incident, saying such acts of cowardice cannot deprive them of their right to education.

PM Narendra Modi top rated policy-maker, says Harvard survey

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has edged out US President Barak Obama and other world leaders to be rated as the world’s top policy maker, according to a new report of Harvard’s prestigious Kennedy School of Government.

Japanese scientist resigns over stem cell scandal

A researcher embroiled in a fabrication scandal that has rocked Japan's scientific establishment said Friday she would resign after failing to reproduce results of what was once billed as a ground-breaking study on stem cells.

I'm terrified at the sight of khaki: TN rape victim

Raped by policemen three years ago, an Irula tribal woman in Tamil Nadu relives the horror she and her sisters-in-law had to live through.

Surat partners Microsoft to become a smart city

The Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Friday announced its partnership with Microsoft India to transform Surat into a smart city by introducing several citizen centric services with the help of the global software giant.
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