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Is PM God to give us occasional darshan: Kharge

Mallikarjun KhargeMallikarjun Kharge
"Is Prime Minister a God that he should give us darshan" once in a while, leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge remarked sending the members into peals of laughter on Wednesday.

I didn't know he is a Muslim, says Shiv Sena MP accused of 'forcing' man to eat

Shiv Sena MP forces muslim staffer to eat
Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare, who was seen in a video clip trying to put food into the mouth of a Maharashtra Sadan staffer observing Ramadan fast, Wednesday defended his action, saying he had no idea about the man's religion. Shiv Sena MPs ‘force’ fasting Muslim staffer to eat | Poll: Who do you think is at fault in the controversy?

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Five Irani tribal gang members arrested

Extradition arrest

Five Mumbai-based Irani tribal community gang members, who are wanted in ten states across the country for crimes, have been arrested by the city police.

Encephalitis outbreaks kill about 550 across India

brain
Recent outbreaks of encephalitis in India have killed around 550 people this year and the toll is likely to rise with health experts saying 70 million children nationwide are at risk. The disease causes brain inflammation and can result in brain damage.

India to diversify its crude oil imports: Oil minister

Crude oil
India is diversifying its sources of crude oil imports to reduce dependence on any one region, Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan told Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

Maharashtra Sadan incident an attempt to silence Shiv Sena's voice: Uddhav

Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray
Amid an outrage over Shiv Sena MPs force-feeding a Muslim catering worker fasting during Ramzan, its President Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said the uproar over the incident was an attempt to "silence" his party's voice.

3-year-old boy brutally beaten up by tutor in Kolkata

Child abuse. HT photo
A private tutor at Lake Town in the northern fringes of Kolkata was caught torturing a three-and-half-year-old on CCTV.  She was seen kicking the child in the chest at least twice, hurling him head first on the bed and punching him on the face.

CBI arrested just 9 persons in graft cases in 2014

5TH Pillar Zero rupee note

CBI has made only nine arrests in the 268 anti-corruption cases registered this year while 87 arrests were made in 2013 in 649 such cases, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

European parliament member accuses PM Modi of 'racism'

Maiden cabinet meeting of Modi govt
A Spanish member of the European parliament has raised many eyebrows by tabling a written question about Prime Minister Narendra Modi that revealed a lack or selective knowledge about India and its facts.

Muthalik, activist won't be allowed to disturb peace: Parrikar

Manohar Parrikar
Goa Chief Minister ManoharParrikar today assured that Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik and human rights activist Cedric Prakash will not be allowed to disturb peace in the state. "I assure Goa's people, no person be it Muthalik or Cedric Prakash, will be permitted to disturb peace in the state.

I'm sorry if religious sentiments are hurt: Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare

Rajan Vichare

In the line of fire for forcing a Muslim canteen staffer on fast to eat a chapati, Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare offered an apology on Wednesday, saying he was sorry if anyone's 'religious sentiments were hurt'. Poll: Do you think Shiv Sena MP will go unpunished?

Whistleblowers can get security from govt

Whistleblowers

Whistleblowers or people exposing corruption can get security from the government, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

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