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Mortal remains of the victims being taken by their family and others for their last rites. (ANI Photo)

Dalit teens - raped, hung from tree in UP - cremated after kin promised aid

The victims' mother said that three men from a nearby village took the girls on bike, and their bodies were discovered two hours later. They were tied with a scarf from a tree in a sugarcane field a kilometre away. The bodies were discovered on Wednesday evening, and a post-mortem report later revealed the sisters were raped and killed.

Government has cancelled licenses of 18 pharma companies for manufacturing of spurious medicines.

Govt cancels licenses of 18 pharma companies over spurious medicines: Report

18 pharmaceutical companies had their licences revoked after inspection by state and central regulators revealed they were manufacturing spurious drugs. Officials confirmed the news.

The CM alleged that the ED had not raided in MP, UP, Uttarakhand, Gujarat and Karnataka (all ruled by the BJP). (Bhupesh Baghel | Facebook)

ED only targeting non-BJP states: CM Baghel after fresh raids in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel accused the Enforcement Directorate of only targeting non-BJP ruled states, claiming the agency doesn't have offices in BJP-ruled states. ED conducted fresh raids in the state in connection with the coal levy money laundering case, searching premises of industrialists, traders, transporters, MLA, officers and farmers.

The CCI conducted inquiries in three different matters in matters related to Google and MakeMyTrip-Go. (ANI file image)

Committee formed on anti-competitive practices by big tech firms: Govt tells RS

Government formed committee on digital competition law to check anti-competitive practices by big tech firms. Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said inquiries against Amazon, Flipkart, Zomato, Swiggy, BookMyShow, Apple, WhatsApp, Facebook (Meta) and Google are being conducted. Terms of reference of committee include reviewing existing provisions in Competition Act, 2002 and need for ex-ante regulatory mechanism for digital markets.

Parineeti Chopra was spotted with Raghav Chadha in Mumbai recently

'My best wishes!!!': AAP MP congratulates Raghav Chadha, Parineeti Chopra on their ‘union’

Raghav Chadha and Parineeti Chopra have been the talk of the town ever since they were spotted on a dinner outing in Mumbai last week. Sanjeev Arora, Chadha's AAP colleague, seemingly confirmed the news in a tweet, while the politician has stayed mum on the subject. Fans are speculating if the two are dating, while the Rajya Sabha chairman, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, has joked about the matter.

Trinamool MP Mahua Moitra

'Sick and perverted’: Mahua Moitra slams BJP MP's jab at Rahul, Sonia Gandhi

Mahua Moitra, Trinamool Congress MP, slammed BJP MP Sanjay Jaiswal for his "person born to a foreign woman" remark against Congress' Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi, calling it "sick and perverted". Jaiswal made the remark in response to Gandhi's "Modi surname" comment, which resulted in his disqualification as an MP. Gandhi was served an eviction notice to vacate his 12 Tughlaq Lane residence and he responded by saying he will abide by the details.

Mafia-turned politician Atiq Ahmad

Evening brief: Life term for Atiq Ahmad; Umesh Pal's mother seeks death penalty, and all the latest news

Mother of 2006 kidnapping victim Umesh Pal demands death sentence for Atiq Ahmad after court sentences him to life imprisonment. NASA shares image of 800 million light-years away 'jellyfish' galaxy. Virat Kohli's gesture of deliberately blocking a run to ensure Chris Gayle's maiden IPL century remembered 12 years later. Chiranjeevi honours SS Rajamouli and MM Keeravani for Oscar win. Tips to deal with UTI in women.

Congress on Tuesday announced 'Jai Bharat Satyagraha', Jai Bharat Mahasatyagraha' -- national-level agitation plan -- over Rahul Gandhi's disqualification.

19 parties supporting us, Rahul Gandhi not worried about bungalow: Congress

The Congress has announced a month-long satyagraha, starting with a 'Save Democracy' peace march on Tuesday 7pm in New Delhi, supported by 19 parties including the Shiv Sena. The protest is in response to the Lok Sabha secretariat's "wonderful speed" in disqualifying Rahul Gandhi and issuing him a notice to vacate his official bungalow.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

Rahul Gandhi back in Lok Sabha 'very quickly'? Congress leader says...

Opposition parties have come together in support of Rahul Gandhi after his disqualification from Lok Sabha following a conviction in a criminal defamation case. Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid said this provides fertile ground to "build an edifice on" and if sustained, is "worth paying the price" for. Khurshid also said changes to the law on disqualification of legislators is "inevitable" and Gandhi will be back in Parliament soon.

Rajya Sabha chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday said, "Kuch bhi mumkin ho sakta hai, kuch bhi hawa nikal sakti hai."

Jagdeep Dhankhar's 'hawa nikal sakti hai' advice in Rajya Sabha

Opposition MPs in Rajya Sabha continued to demand a JPC probe into alleged Adani scam, to which Rajya Sabha Chairman Dhankar said, "Anything is possible... any bubble can be burst". He was referring to Rahul Gandhi's comment, who faced criticism for publicly humiliating a journalist. The Mumbai Press Club asked him to apologize. The Adani controversy is the latest conflict between the BJP and the Opposition, with Congress vowing to continue raising questions.

NK Singh is a prominent Indian policymaker, economist and academician. (Twitter | NK Singh)

NK Singh, Lawrence Summers co-conveners of G20 expert group on strengthening MDBs

The G20 has set up an expert group to prepare a roadmap for a modern MDB ecosystem to finance Sustainable Development Goals and transboundary challenges. Co-conveners Lawrence Summers and NK Singh, along with other members, will focus on MDB coordination, funding, and capital adequacy frameworks. The report is due by June 2023.

Mafioso-turned-politician Atiq Ahmad (FILE PHOTO)

Who is Atiq Ahmed, sentenced to life term in Umesh Pal kidnapping case| 5 points

Atiq Ahmed, a former MP and five-time MLA with over a hundred criminal cases against him, was sentenced to life imprisonment on Tuesday for kidnapping lawyer Umesh Pal in 2006. Pal was a key witness in the murder of BSP MLA Raju Pal. Ahmed was also ordered to pay Rs 1 lakh compensation to Pal's family. Supreme Court dismissed his plea for protection during his custody with UP Police.

Rahul Ramesh Shewale, the floor leader of Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena faction in Lok Sabha, has filed the case. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Delhi HC issues summons to Raut, Thackeray, Twitter, Google in defamation case

Delhi High Court summons Shiv Sena leaders Uddhav Thackeray, Sanjay Raut, Aditya Thackeray, Twitter and Google in a civil defamation case filed by Rahul Ramesh Shewale over Raut's claim of a Rs 2000 crore deal for bow and arrow symbol. Senior advocate Rajiv Nayar asked court to pass an injunction to restrain Raut and others from making any further defamatory allegations. Court directed Google, Twitter, Raut, and the Thackerays to file written statements within 30 days.

New CCTV footage (left) shows Amritpal Singh walking on a Delhi road. On Monday, a photo of Amritpal Singh having an energy drink with Papalpreet went viral

Watch | Amritpal Singh seen in Delhi wearing a mask and no turban

Radical Sikh leader Amritpal Singh has been seen on a Delhi street in a fresh CCTV footage, according to police. He is flaunting a different look with no turban and a mask. The Indian government has asked the Nepal government to not allow Amritpal to flee the country. He has been seen multiple times on CCTV footage since his escape on March 18.

Screengrab from the video.

Man wanted to 'welcome' UP gangster Atiq Ahmed with footwear garland | VIDEO

Varun, a lawyer, waited outside a Prayagraj court with a garland of shoes to put on gangster-politician Atiq Ahmad, convicted of kidnapping and murdering lawyer Umesh Pal in 2006. Umesh's family demanded a death sentence for the five-time MLA, hoping it would bring an end to the terror. Ahmad was convicted of kidnapping and other charges, and brought from Gujarat to Prayagraj for sentencing.

Minister of state for education Subhas Sarkar gave the information in parliament. (ANI)

61 IIT, IIM, NIT students have died by suicide since 2018: Govt tells Parliament

61 students from IITs, IIMs and NITs have died by suicide over the last five years, according to the government. The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 has provisions for counselling systems, while workshops/ seminars are conducted to destress students. Caretakers are also sensitised to notice signs of depression in fellow students.

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