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Panchkula: Ram Rahim Guilty Of Rape, 30 Dead, 250 Injured As Sect Erupts

Just as feared, large clashes, arson and violence erupted in the town of Panchkula in Haryana on Friday immediately after spiritual guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted of raping two women followers in a case dating back to 2002. Thirty people are dead and 250 injured, officials said, in …

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New Delhi: Privacy A Fundamental Right? Supreme Court Verdict Today

The Supreme Court will today deliver a landmark verdict on whether individual privacy is a fundamental right protected by the constitution. The ruling will be delivered at 10.30 am by a rare nine-member bench and is based on an array of petitions that challenges the mandatory use of Aadhaar cards …

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New Delhi: Triple Talaq Illegal, Says Supreme Court In Landmark Judgment

The Supreme Court today banned the controversial Islamic practice that allows men to leave their wives immediately by stating “talaq” (divorce) three times, calling the practice “unconstitutional”. The verdict vindicates the stand of the government, which had said triple talaq violates fundamental rights of women. Several Muslim women who have been divorced …

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New Delhi: Triple Talaq Illegal, Says Supreme Court In Landmark Judgment

The Supreme Court today banned the controversial Islamic practice that allows men to leave their wives immediately by stating “talaq” (divorce) three times, calling the practice “unconstitutional”. The verdict vindicates the stand of the government, which had said triple talaq violates fundamental rights of women. Several Muslim women who have been divorced …

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The Rise And Humiliating Fall Of Chris Cantwell, Charlottesville’s Starring ‘Fascist’

The white supremacists, nationalists and far-right trolls who starred in last weekend’s violent Charlottesville, Virginia, rallies have suffered no lack of humiliation in the days since. Take “Millennial Matt,” whose catchphrase – “Hitler did nothing wrong!” – earned him tens of thousands of fans before he went to the rally, …

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91 Lakhs? 56 Lakhs? 5.4 Lakhs? Fact-Checking Centre’s ‘Tax Surge’ Claims

To counter increasing evidence that demonetization may have dented the Indian economy, the government has put out a series of statistics to show that the contentious move to scrap Rs. 500 and Rs.1,000 banknotes last November has improved economic health, specifically by expanding India’s tax base. In his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister …

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BJP’s Prem Shukla insults India Today’s woman anchor, flees show after being grilled on Vande Mataram

A senior functionary of BJP, Prem Shukla, on Saturday insulted India Today’s female anchor, Devina Gupta, when the latter asked him the meaning of Vande Mataram on a live TV before fleeing the show in a fit of anger. Shukla, who’s been a known BJP face on Indian TV, told …

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Rajnath says Kashmir solution by 2022, Congress terms it ‘guesswork’

The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the Congress has termed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s assertion of finding solution to the Kashmir issue by 2022 an attempt to “divert attention” from alleged failure of the government on Kashmir front. “In the backdrop of the overall environment, the hallow assertions based …

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Ugly face of UP Police: Constable sexually harasses minor, father dies of shock

A police constable allegedly sexually harassed a teenage girl in Reoti area in Balia of Uttar Pradesh with the family alleging that the father died of shock after coming to know about the incident, police said. 38-year-old Dharam, posted at Gopalnagar outpost, was arrested on Saturday. He has also been …

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Video Surfaces showing Clash of Indian and Chinese Soldiers At Ladakh

Five days after a scuffle between Indian and Chinese soldiers in Ladakh, a video of the clash has surfaced today. The video, which has been widely circulated on social media, shows many soldiers from the two countries punching and kicking each other and throwing stones. Sources say there were two …

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