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Protests flare up after minor girl ‘abducted’

A Muslim youth allegedly abducted a Hindu minor after reportedly sexually exploiting her for over 10 months.

Karthik ‘rape’ case: court gags 12 news outlets, complainant

A Bengaluru court on Friday issued a gag order on 12 news outlets in Karnataka, preventing them from reporting on a case in which a Kannada actor accused railway minister DV Sadananda Gowda’s son Karthik Gowda of rape and cheating.

Marans got Rs. 600cr bribe in Aircel deal, CBI to court

Former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran received a Rs. 600-crore bribe in the Aircel-Maxis deal, the CBI claimed Friday.

BJP goes all out to ensure Apna Dal win in Rohaniya

With the nomination process for assembly by-elections in Uttar Pradesh over, the stage is set for a two-pronged contest between Apna Dal and Samajwadi Party in the pre-dominantly Patel-dominated Rohaniya assembly segment in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency.

Saradha scam: Funds may have been diverted to Bangladesh, W Asia

Enforcement Directorate (ED) sources say the scam-tainted Saradha Group may have diverted nearly Rs. 750 crore to Bangladesh and West Asia with the help of the controversial political outfit Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami.

'The Constitution doesn’t allow reservation for minorities': Najma Heptullah interview

In this second part of a wide-ranging interview with HT, minority affairs minister Najma Heptullah talks about policy-making and the Modi government’s approach to address stark disadvantages faced by some of India’s six religious minorities.

Modi leaves for Japan, says 'grateful' for its contribution to India's development

In the first leg of his visit, the PM will travel to Kyoto, the 'smart city' of Japan, to see the experiment there considering that he intends to build 100 smart cities in India. In a special gesture, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will fly to Kyoto to receive Modi there.

Sonia and Rahul not to campaign in UP bypolls

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi will not campaign for the party’s candidates contesting the by-election to 11 assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh.

Jharkhand: Another 'love jihad' case sparks protests

Another case of 'love jihad' has surfaced in Jharkhand, this time in the Maoist-affected Chatra district. A Muslim youth impersonating as a Hindu has allegedly sexually exploited a minor Hindu girl over the last 10 months.

Bihar: Express train comes to a halt for woman in labour pain

A passenger experiencing labour pain caused a long distance express train to make an unscheduled emergency halt at a railway station in north Bihar so that she could be rushed to hospital.

Child marriage on rise in Kerala: UNICEF

Notwithstanding a better gender balance in the southern part of the country, child marriage has been found to be on the rise in Kerala in recent years, according to UNICEF.

No law and order problem in UP: Akhilesh Yadav

Accusing the BJP of blowing out of proportion minor incidents of violence in UP, Akhilesh Yadav on Friday affirmed that there is no law and order problem in the state and the government is keeping a close watch on all "troublemakers".

#Modi100: Hear PM Narendra Modi announcing his top 10 welfare schemes

In his first Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled his roadmap for a bold, new India — listing out key welfare schemes along with ‘small ideas’ that could make a big difference. Listen to all the promises made by the PM in his voice.

Jayalalithaa re-elected as AIADMK general secy

AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa was on Friday re-elected unanimously as the party's general secretary, with the 66-year-old leader vowing to continue to work for the welfare of the party and the country.

UP bypolls: Cong targets BJP for making Adityanath incharge

Congress on Friday criticised BJP for choosing controversial Hinduvta face Yogi Adityanath to steer its campaign for the September 13 bypolls in Uttar Pradesh, saying the party wants to create an 'atmosphere of communalism and tension'.
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