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Pulwama attack: India summons Pakistan High Commissioner

Pulwama attack: India summons Pakistan High Commissioner

New Delhi, Feb 15:  India on Friday summoned Pakistan High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood and lodged a strong protest over the Pulwama terror attack that claimed the lives of 45 CRPF troopers in Jammu and Kashmir. Sources in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said Foreign Secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhale summoned Mahmood…

Khalistan groups behind Amritsar grenade attack: Minister

Khalistan groups behind Amritsar grenade attack: Minister

New Delhi, Feb 12:  The Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) and the International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF) were involved in the November 2018 grenade attack at a weekly congregation of the Nirankari sect in Punjab’s Amritsar district, Parliament was told on Tuesday Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir told…

Man arrested for raping minor in public toilet

Man arrested for raping minor in public toilet

New Delhi, Feb 12:  A 35-year-old sanitation worker was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a five-year-old girl at a public toilet in west Delhi’s Naraina area, police said on Monday. Police said the accused, identified as Kailash, 35, was arrested from a public toilet on Monday after the victim’s parents reported…

Consensual sex between live-in partners not rape in certain cases: SC

Consensual sex between live-in partners not rape in certain cases: SC

New Delhi, Feb 12: The Supreme Court has held that a consensual sexual relationship between live-in partners would not amount to rape in some cases such as when the man, due to adverse circumstances beyond his control, does not marry the woman. “The acknowledged consensual relationship between the parties would not…

No one in India can repay cow’s debt: Modi

No one in India can repay cow’s debt: Modi

Vrindavan, Feb 11:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that no one in the country can repay the debt of the cow’s milk, saying the bovine has been an important part of India’s tradition and culture. Addressing a public gathering here, the Prime Minister also said that cows were a…

Woman gang-raped by 12 near Ludhiana, police conduct raids

Woman gang-raped by 12 near Ludhiana, police conduct raids

Chandigarh, Feb 11:  The Punjab Police on Monday conducted raids at various places in Ludhiana district after a young woman alleged she was gang-raped by 12 men at a farmhouse near Jagraon town after she and her male friend were attacked and abducted. No arrests have been made so far. The…

Two of family die after eating ‘poisonous’ meal

Two of family die after eating ‘poisonous’ meal

Ranchi, Feb 10:  Two of eight members of a family died and the remaining six were taken ill in Jharkhand’s Gumla district on Sunday after allegedly consuming poisonous food, police said. According to the police, Salen Tigga and his family had eaten meat with rice on Saturday night. Around midnight, all…

97 die in UP-Uttarakhand hooch tragedy, 215 arrested

97 die in UP-Uttarakhand hooch tragedy, 215 arrested

Lucknow/Dehradun, Feb 10: The death toll in the moonshine tragedy in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand rose to 97 on Sunday even as 215 people were arrested in a sweeping police crackdown on illicit liquor in Uttar Pradesh, officials said. Simultaneously, as the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)…

Trinamool MLA shot dead in Bengal

Trinamool MLA shot dead in Bengal

Kolkata, Feb 9:  Trinamool Congress legislator Satyajit Biwsas was shot dead by unidentified assailants while attending a Saraswati Puja programme in West Bengals Nadia district on Saturday evening, police said. Biswas, 37, the MLA from Krishnaganj (SC), was fatally shot when he was attending the programme in Phulbari along with state…

Nude protest on Guwahati streets ahead of PM Modi’s rally

Nude protest on Guwahati streets ahead of PM Modi’s rally

Guwahati, Feb 9: Assam witnessed yet another nude protest on Saturday when a group of six persons stripped off their clothes and marched in front of the state secretariat at Dispur, shouting slogans against the Citizenship bill. The incident took place prior to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public rally at Changsari,…