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SC upholds death for man who raped and killed minor

In a case of rape and murder of a minor girl, the Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a 53-year-old man, holding it wasn’t possible for him to reform or rehabilitate if he was imprisoned for life.

Chinese dam project worries India

Concerns are being raised in India as the Chinese have completed the first hydro-electric project of 510 MW in the middle reaches of Brahmaputra — called the Zangmu dam in Tibet — for which construction had begun in 2010.

I’m finally home: Khushboo on joining Congress

Months after she quit the DMK, actor-turned-politician Khushboo on Wednesday joined the Congress, bringing some cheer to the demoralised party which is still trying to recover from the jolt it received from the exit of former Union minister GK Vasan.

‘Vulgar’ Comedy Central channel goes off air

Entertainment channel Comedy Central was taken off air for six days on Wednesday after a Delhi high court upheld the information and broadcasting ministry’s 2013 decision for a 10-day ban for airing ‘obscene and vulgar’ content.

Congress faces uphill battle in J-K polls

The Congress party faces an uphill battle in Jammu and Kashmir, months after it suffered humiliating losses in the Lok Sabha and assembly polls, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) gaining ground and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) expected to emerge as the single largest party.

Jammu and Kashmir: Hawks underplay boycott to limit BJP

Separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir have adopted a deliberate go-slow approach to their poll boycott call, which they believe would dent the BJP’s prospects at least in the Valley.

Rajnath Singh's chopper ‘lost’ in Jharkhand

Union home minister Rajnath Singh was forced to cancel an election rally in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum district on Wednesday after his chopper’s pilot failed to locate the landing spot, the third such incident involving BJP leaders.

Unsuccessful DDA aspirants to get refund in a month

If you did not land a flat in the Delhi Development Authority’s (DDA) housing scheme 2014, there is still some good news for you. At least you will get your money back sooner than expected.

Saradha scam: Mitra discharged; CBI to probe him

The CBI is gearing up to grill state transport and sports minister Madan Mitra in the Saradha scam after he was discharged from the SSKM hospital on Wednesday.

Faceless BJP wants to shortlist CM probables before elections

Leadership is a prickly issue in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), especially around Delhi Assembly elections.

Clean air a fundamental right, says green court

Air pollution has continued to be a serious health risk in Delhi with the levels of tiny particles that carry toxins and go deep inside lungs having remained 3-4 times the standards in the last three years, government data shows.

In good health: London university honour for Srinath Reddy

K Srinath Reddy, president of the Public Health Foundation of India and one of the foremost leaders in the health sector, was conferred a Doctorate of Science of the University of London by Princess Anne at the Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.

Maharashtra students to become active stake-holders in Swachh Bharat drive

Mumbai University's 'Munijan' scheme in its new avatar will now cover 18 agriculture and non-agriculture universities which have over 4500 colleges with yearly turnout of more than five lakh students.

IIT-B expects bigger firms, better packages this year

Students at the IIT-B have a reason to cheer this placement season. Salaries offered in the software and IT sectors are set to increase by 20% from the last year, college officials said.

Uproar in Uttarakhand assembly over demand for debate on rape case

House proceedings were adjourned a number of times in Uttarakhand assembly on Thursday due to uproar caused by main opposition BJP which was demanding an urgent debate over the rape and murder case of a minor girl.
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