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Shiv Sena MPs ‘force’ fasting Muslim staffer at Maharashtra Sadan to eat: report

At least 11 members of Parliament belonging to the Shiv Sena allegedly forced a Muslim catering supervisor, who was fasting for Ramzan, to eat a chapati at the new Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi last week, an Indian Express report said on Wednesday.

MH17 black boxes to be sent to UK lab, says Malaysia

The black boxes recovered from the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine will be sent to British aviation investigators for analysis, Malaysia has said.

Ness Wadia threw burning cigarettes at my face: Preity Zinta to police

'I (Zinta) just want him (Wadia) to be kept away from me so I can live in peace, otherwise one unfortunate day, in a fit of rage, he will kill me and that really scares me,' she said in the letter, according to a police officer privy to the probe.

Encephalitis toll rises to 102 in Bengal, 43 in Assam

Encephalitis toll in seven north Bengal districts rose to 102 on Tuesday since January with five more deaths reported since last Sunday. In the last two days, 42 people have lost their lives in the disease in the seven north Bengal districts.

Former PM Manmohan Singh batted for tainted judge?

The controversy over an allegedly tainted judge’s appointment reached former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s doorstep on Tuesday after it emerged that his office had intervened in the matter. Govt for national commission to appoint judges

Is rape the only news? K'taka CM snaps at media

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday courted a fresh controversy over the alleged rape of a six-year old girl in a Bangalore public school, as he asked the media if it did not have any other issue.

Roy denied bail, can come out for 6hrs to sell hotels

The Supreme Court Tuesday refused both bail and parole to Subrata Roy but allowed the Sahara chief a few hours out of jail under police watch to negotiate sale of three overseas hotels to raise Rs. 10,000 crore to refund his investors.

Dutch prepare to fly out MH17 bodies as EU moves to punish Russia

Dutch experts on Tuesday prepared to fly out bodies recovered from downed Malaysian flight MH17, as Europe moved to punish Russia for fanning the rebellion in eastern Ukraine that it believes led to the crash.

Airlines cancel Israel flights over Gaza rocket threat

Major US, European and Canadian airlines canceled flights to and from Israel Tuesday, after a rocket fired from Gaza struck near its main international airport in Tel Aviv.

Go nail Marans, attorney general Mukul Rohatgi advises CBI

Attorney general of India Mukul Rohatgi has given a legal opinion to the CBI saying there was enough evidence to prosecute former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanidhi Maran in the Aircel-Maxis deal.

Juvenile law to get tough, changes ready

The women and child development (WCD) ministry will be sending an amended draft juvenile justice bill to the law ministry this week, moving the government a step closer to treating minors accused of heinous crimes —  such as rape — at par with adults.

3 men found dead in car, cops blame AC fumes

Three men were found dead in a car in south Delhi Monday in what police suspect to be a case of accidental gas poisoning. However, the families of the victims have claimed that they were murdered.

We deserve Nobel Prize for 'restraint': Israeli envoy

Israeli soldiers should be given the Nobel Peace Prize for the "unimaginable restraint" they are showing in fighting Hamas, Israel's ambassador to the US has said, backing his country's right to self-defense.

Nearly one-third Indians drink purified water

Less than one-third of households in India drink purified water, even though barely 39% of them get piped water, making them prone to several water-borne infections such as diarrhoea, jaundice, cholera and gastroenteritis.

Class 2 student a witch, says Bengal kangaroo court

In another shocking case of superstition and stigma, a ‘morol’ (head of village and kangaroo court) of tribals allegedly labelled Sumitra Hansda, a class 2 student, and her mother as a witch.
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