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Bangalore: Child sexually abused in school

The latest incident of child abuse in a city school has occurred three months after a six-year-old girl student was allegedly raped on July 3 in a school in the eastern suburb by its gymnastic coach and his assistant.

Pakistan Rangers violate ceasefire in Jammu

The Pakistan Rangers on Wednesday violated the ceasefire on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Diwali visit to the state.

Tent scam: CBI case against unknown officials

The CBI has registered a corruptioncase against unknown officials of the cabinet secretariat, a specialised covert unit of RAWand private businessmen for alleged irregularities in the purchase of tents worth Rs. 22 crore, official sources said here on Wednesday.

Don't blackmail us, Cong tells Centre on black money

A day after finance minister Arun Jaitley said disclosure of names of those holding illicit foreign accounts will embarrass the opposition party, the Congress told the Centre on Wednesday not to threaten them.

Amit Shah brings in new faces for BJP posts

BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday carried out a major reshuffle of the organisational assignments of office bearers, giving important assignments to performer and bringing in new faces.

India plays safe, grounds entire Sukhoi-30 fleet

With the IAF operating close to 200 twin-engine Su-30s, the grounded planes represent almost a third of the country’s fighter fleet. India is due to get 72 more of these planes, each worth over Rs. 200 crore.

Thermal scanners at airports secretly scan for Ebola fever

India has installed thermal scanners at international airports to “secretly” screen passengers for fever to avoid panic in view of the raging Ebola epidemic in West Africa and other areas, a senior health ministry official said on Tuesday.

Centre to hike fellowships for research scholars

The government on Tuesday announced the highest-ever hike in fellowships for research scholars across the country. The hike will make fellowship amounts go up by at least 50%. More than 70,000 scholars will directly benefit from this hike.

This Diwali, have a blast, but not literally

According to teachers and parents, anti-cracker campaigns in schools have resulted in a massive change in children’s attitudes. Some NGOs put the decline in the sale of crackers at 25% because of these campaigns.

Check price tag before you pay for crackers

Government sources said the prosecuted traders would have to pay fines ranging between Rs. 25,000 and Rs. 1 lakh. Repeat offenders may face imprisonment up to a maximum of one year.

At airports, health workers double up as translators

Healthcare workers at many Indian airports examining inbound passengers for the Ebola virus double up as translators because government health screening cards and advisories for travellers are only in English.

Mystery looms over death of Indian girl in UAE

A 12-year-old Indian girl has diedunder mysterious circumstances in the UAE after she fell from a building in Sharjah, a media report said on Tuesday.

India wins re-election to UN Human Rights Council

According to the Council website, the General Assembly takes into account the candidate states' contribution to the promotion and protection of human rights, as well as their voluntary pledges and commitments in this regard.

Modi to spend Diwali in flood-hit Srinagar

Reaching out to people in flood-ravaged Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to spend Diwali in Srinagar in his second visit to the state since the Jhelum burst its banks last month leading to the state’s worst floods in a century.

Faridabad: 230 shops gutted in cracker market fire

A massive fire broke out in a cracker market at the Dusshera Grounds in Faridabad on Tuesday evening. No one was hurt. The incident triggered protests in the area. Initial estimates suggest the fire caused a loss of over over Rs. 3 crore.
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