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Bengaluru: Gauri Lankesh, the  journalist who spoke her mind, shot dead

Senior journalist, editor and activist Gauri Lankesh, 55, was shot dead by unidentified assailants at the entrance of her home in Bengaluru West on Tuesday evening. Four bullets were pumped into the editor of the Kannada weekly Lankesh Patrike at her doorstep after she had stepped out of her car and …

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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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Ram Rahim In Rohtak Jail : Special Cell, Bottled Water And even an Assistant

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, a self-styled spiritual guru and head of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect, has been moved to a prison in Haryana’s Rohtak. The rape convict will be lodged in a special cell, will get bottled mineral water and an assistant to stay with him, sources in the Haryana …

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Another train derailment in UP, Nine coaches of Kaifiyat Express derailed

Nine coaches of the Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express derailed in Auraiya district of Uttar Pradesh this morning, resulting in injuries to at least 50 people, in the second rail accident in the state in four days. The train travelling from Azamgarh to Delhi collided with a dumper at around 2:50 am …

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IIT Kharagpur Accepts Resignation Of Whistle-Blower Professor

IIT Kharagpur has accepted the resignation of whistle-blower professor Rajeev Kumar, whose compulsory retirement order was quashed by President Pranab Mukherjee days before he demitted office. IIT Kharagpur had suspended Kumar for “misconduct” in May 2011, the same year the Supreme Court had lauded him as an “unsung hero” for …

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London: Indian-Origin boy With an IQ Higher Than Albert Einstein’s Wins UK Show

A 12-year-old of Indian-origin won the first round of the latest series of ‘Child Genius’, a show broadcast by Channel 4. Rahul, who has an IQ of 162, which is believed to be higher than the likes of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, got all 14 of his questions correct …

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Uttar Pradesh: 4 Railways Officials Suspended After UP Train Accident

Four railway officials have been suspended over the train accident on Saturday that left over 22 dead and injured over 200 in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district. Three others have been transferred and one has been sent on leave. Thirteen coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express ran off the tracks around …

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Patna: 253 Dead, 1 Crore Affected As Bihar’s Flood Crisis Worsens

The number of dead in the devastating floods in Bihar has gone up to 253 as the situation worsened with more areas getting affected. Around 1.26 crore people are facing the deluge in 18 districts of the state. Earlier on Sunday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar thanked Prime Minister Narendra …

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Hyderabad: Over 3.5 lakh Telangana government staff plan leave over new pension

Over 3.5 lakh state government employees have threatened to go on leave en masse on September 1 demanding scrapping of the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS). Employees want the state government to restore the Old Pension Scheme. Various employees associations have been holding agitation programmes against the CPS since February this …

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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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