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Heartbreak in Hyderabad:  ‘Sorry Mom,’ Wrote Girl Found Hanging After School Shaming

Hyderabad was left shaken after news broke that a 14 year old girl allegedly hung herself at her home after being thrown out amidst class during an exam because she hadn’t paid her fees. The police found a note by the body stating- “They didn’t allow me to write the …

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Nawaz Sharif’s MP in hot water after video of groping girl child makes rounds on the internet

A video has surfaced that shows Nisar Muhammad of Pakistan’s ruling party M sexually assaulting a girl child on a public platform. This has resulted in enraged people demanding he be sacked from the party. What is even more interesting to note is that fact that Nisar is not only …

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The truth behind the tale of the Kasganj violence: Aaj Tak’s report

The communal conflict at Kasganj, Uttar Pradesh on republic day sent mainstream media into a frenzy, leading to the controversial state of media coverage this story has received. Let us look at Aaj’s version of events and reflect upon media distortion. Violence had erupted between two communities over hoisting the …

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Facebook asks new users in India to use their Aadhaar names

The Supreme Court is yet to rule on this issue and the Centre’s Narendra Modi government has postponed it too till 31 March 2018. But, unperturbed by these developments, Facebook has begun testing a feature with a set of new users in India, where they are being asked to enter …

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Fresh controversy after Jayalalithaa’s hospital video surfaces, Apollo Hospital says it’s not ‘our video’

In a sensational development, a video of late AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa being treated in Apollo Hospital has surfaced on social media. Just a day before the crucial RK Nagar assembly by-polls. Apollo Hospital sources said that the video was not shot by it and a private individual may have …

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Former High Court Chief Justice bow before rape accused Asaram, seeks blessings

In a development that may cause embarrassment to judiciary in India, a former chief justice of Sikkim high court, SN Bhargav, on Saturday bowed before the rape accused Asaram and sought his blessings outside a Jodhpur court. Asaram is currently lodged in jail for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl. Bhargav, …

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Supreme Court’s interim order, extends deadline for Aadhaar linking till 31 March

The Supreme Court on Friday extended the deadline for the mandatory linking of Aadhaar to mobile phones and bank accounts to 31 March. The five-judge bench of the top court accepted the central government’s suggestions. The order is, however, an an interim till the court decides the constitutional validity of …

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Doctors who wrongly declared baby dead at Max Hospital sacked

Delhi’s Max Super Specialty Hospital has sacked two doctors, who had declared a 22-week-old premature baby dead even when he was alive. The private hospital, located in Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh area, had promised to conclude its investigation on Monday. In its atatement, the hospital said, “While the inquiry by the …

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Air India passenger slaps airlines staff at Delhi airport, she slaps back

A woman passenger slapped an Air India duty manager at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Tuesday morning after being denied to board the plane for reporting late. The airline official too slapped the passenger back. The incident, according to PTI report, took place after the Ahmedabad-bound woman passenger had …

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Newspapers in Tripura publish blank editorials to protest journalist’s murder

Newspapers in Tripura on Thursday chose not to publish editorials by leaving the space  blank to protest the killing of journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik. Police in Tripura on Wednesday had arrested the Commandant of 2nd Tripura State Rifles Tapan Debbarma in connection with Sudip’s alleged murder. Journalists in the north-eastern …

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