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BHU prof held for instigating attack on Somnath

A professor of the Banaras Hindu University was arrested on Thursday for allegedly instigating BJP workers to attack Aam Aadmi Party leader Somnath Bharti at Assi Ghat in Varanasi last week.

Cong 'distorting' my remark against Rahul: Ramdev

Yoga guru Ramdev was on Monday banned from conducting yoga camps in Himachal Pradesh. He was also booked in Maharashtra and Rajasthan for his "honeymoon" remarks targeting Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. Ramdev booked for his 'honeymoon' remark against Dalits

Constitution bench to decide fate of Rajiv killers

The SC on Friday referred the matter on remission of life imprisonment of seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case to a constitution bench and said its interim order staying the Tamil Nadu government's decision to free them will continue.

Mumbai: St Xavier principal gets BJP ire for election advice to students

BJP on Wednesday filed a complaint against Father Frazer Mascarenhas, principal of one of the Mumbai’s most prestigious educational institutes, St Xavier’s College, according to TV reports.

IPL scam: Mudgal panel ready to continue probe

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Justice Mudgal Committee whether it will conduct further probe against N Srinivasan and 12 others, including some prominent cricketers, into the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting scandal.

BJP can kill own men to come to power: Kejriwal

Launching a scathing attack on the BJP, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Monday alleged that the saffron party leaders were capabale of 'killing their own men to come to power'.

Rahul's brain hasn't matured with age: Modi

Attacking Rahul Gandhi for terming the Gujarat model of development a "toffee model", BJP prime ministerial candidates Narendra Modi on Monday said the Congress vice-president lacks a mature brain and thinks like a child.

China, India to continue with bilateral relations

A political regime change in India will not impact Indo-China ties, China said on Monday, adding that whichever political party wins, Beijing hopes it will continue to strengthen relations and cooperate on issues concerning both countries.

Mizoram bandh called off as EC defers poll dates

Mizoram Joint NGO Coordination Committee on Tuesday called off its 72-hour state-wide bandh after the Election Commission and the state government agreed to their demands against the exercise of franchise by Bru voters lodged in Tripura camps through postal ballots.

Lok Sabha elections: 25% votes cast in Assam till 10am

Over 25% of the 64,41,634 voters exercised their franchise during the first three hours of polling to decide the fate of 51 candidates in five Lok Sabha seats in Assam amidst tight security on Monday. Can Narendra Modi revive Vajpayee magic in northeast states?

Shakti Mills gang-rape: 3 get death, another gets life

A Mumbai sessions court on Friday awarded death penalty to 3 repeat offenders for gang-raping a photojournalist at the Shakti Mills last year saying exemplary and rarest of the rare punishment is required.
Vote: Do you agree with court verdict?

BJP manifesto on April 7, Congress mocks delay

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will release its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on April 7 in Delhi in the presence of the party's prime minister nominee, Narendra Modi.

Naveen Patnaik fails language test, gets full marks from teacher

Sixteen years into his political career, Patnaik still cannot speak Odia extempore. At rallies, he depends on Odia speeches written in English. In the assembly, he debates and replies to questions in English. His inability to speak Odia leaves him vulnerable to criticism from political rivals.

Shakti Mills gang-rapes: 2 witnesses examined

The prosecution in Mumbai's Shakti Mills gang-rapes trial on Tuesday completed the examination of the two witnesses called to prove three common convicts in both the cases are guilty under section 376E of the Indian Penal Code, a section for repeat offenders in rape cases.

Three Shakti Mills gang-rape accused face death

The significance of this section, that came into being after the Criminal Amendment Act in 2013, is that the prosecution can also ask for death for the convicts. The section has provision for death sentence for repeat offenders.
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