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School principal arrested for molesting girl students

The principal of a private school has been arrested for allegedly molesting two girl students in Chhattisgarh's Durg district, police said on Wednesday.

Goa home ministry refers to African as 'Nigro'

After two Goa lawmakers called Nigerians 'cancer' and 'wild animals', the state home ministry has referred to an African as 'Negro', spelt wrongly as 'Nigro', in an annexure submitted to the assembly.

Pakistan's SC summons Khan, Qadri over anti-govt protests

Protesters demanding the fall of the Pakistani government blockaded parliament and key ministries today in the latest round of a week-long political drama that has shaken the restive nuclear-armed nation.

Irom Sharmila walks free, vows to carry on her fast

Human rights activist Irom Sharmila who has been on hunger strike for the last 14 years in protest against alleged army atrocities on Wednesday walked free from a prison hospital where doctors had force fed her to keep her alive.

'Hooda shared dais with BJP to escape CBI probe'

Indian National Lok Dal leader and MP Dushyant Chautala on Wednesday attacked Haryana Chief Minister Bhupender Singh Hooda, accusing him of sharing the dais with BJP to make sure "there was no CBI probe" against him.

Bihar seeks central assistance to combat floods

Faced with an alarming flood situation, the Bihar government on Wednesday sought central assistance on an emergency basis, even as the floods claimed two more lives in the state in the last 24 hours, taking the toll to 17.

'Executioner appears British in beheading video'

British prime minister David Cameron broke off his holiday on Wednesday for talks on the threat posed by Islamic State jihadists following the "shocking and depraved" apparent beheading of US journalist James Foley.

Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail

Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier.

Pak envoy defends talks with Kashmiri separatists

Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Wednesday defended his meetings with Hurriyat leaders over which India called off planned talks between the foreign secretaries of the two countries, but said his government was committed to the dialogue process with India.

Jharkhand man burns alive wife, kids over dowry

A 31-year-old man who sought fresh dowry after qualifying for a government job, allegedly burnt alive his wife of six years along with their two children in Jharkhand's Garhwa district after his demand was not met.

2G: Raja, Kanimozhi, Karunanidhi's wife get bail

Former telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and seven others, chargesheeted by the ED in a 2G scam-related money laundering case, were on Wednesday granted bail by a special CBI court.

English marks excluded from CSAT II: Centre

Marks obtained for questions on English language comprehension skills, asked in second paper of the civil services (preliminary) examination, will not be included for grading, according to a notification issued by the Centre.

Centre sets 3-year target to rejuvenate Ganga River

With the Narendra Modi government according top priority to cleaning River Ganga, the Centre has set a target of three years to rejuvenate the polluted holy river.

SC satisfied with SIT probe on black money

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said 'some progress' has been made by SIT which has initiated steps for bringing back black money stashed away by Indian citizens in foreign banks.

Delhi ranked 111th in global liveability study

Delhi has been ranked a dismal 111th out of 140 world cities in a latest global liveability study, pointing to the lack of urban planning across India's polluted and chaotic cities.
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