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Police claimed to have solved the case of rape and beheading of a 12-old-year Dalit girl in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar district and charged her three brothers, uncle, and aunt for the crime. Four of the accused have been arrested and one is absconding, officials said. One of the accused is a minor, they added. The …

A villager died and many others sustained injuries when Odisha Industrial Security Force (OISF) personnel resorted to lathi charge on locals who were staging an agitation in front of Vedanta Alumina refinery at Lanjigarh in Odisha’s Kalahandi district on Monday. About 20 injured villagers have been TAKEN to Lanjigarh and Biswanathpur hospitals nearby. The victim …

New Zealand’s cabinet agreed on measures to tighten gun control laws “in principle” on Monday, just days after a deadly mass shooting killed around 50 people. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said details of the measures would be rolled out before a cabinet meeting next Monday, saying “the time to act is now”. “We have made …

Australian counter-terrorism police on Monday searched two homes linked to the family members of the gunman accused of killing 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch to obtain material that may assist New Zealand Police in their investigation into the terror attack. The attacker, identified by authorities as Australia-born Brenton Tarrant, 28, targeted immigrants during March 15 …

Retired Supreme Court judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose is likely to be appointed the country’s first Lokpal, the anti-corruption ombudsman after a Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led selection committee on Sunday agreed on his name, two officials with direct knowledge of the matter said. Parliament passed the Lokpal Act in 2013 when the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance …

A Delhi court on Friday granted the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to question lobbyist Deepak Talwar, currently lodged in Tihar Jail, in a case pertaining to the purchase of 43 aircraft by the erstwhile Indian Airlines from France’s Airbus Industrie in 2005. The ED had on Thursday moved a plea before the city court trying orders …

A 33-year-old woman, and three others, were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly murdering her husband’s third wife. The other three arrested accused are the man’s two daughters from his first marriage and one of the daughters’ boyfriend. The main accused, Parvati Mane, is Sushil Mishra’s second wife. According to police, Mane conspired to murder the …

Hindu Mahasabha, one of the parties to the Ayodhya land title case, said the Supreme Court on Wednesday that it is not ready for any kind of mediation to resolve the dispute. “For us, it is a sentimental issue,” the Mahasabha told the top court, asking the five-judge constitution bench to decide the decades-old Babri …

A Delhi court on Saturday was notified that the three convicts convicted in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case might soon file a curative petition challenging the death penalty. Additional sessions judge Anu Grover Baliga was hearing a plea filed by Nirbhaya’s mother endeavoring death warrant of four convicts without any delay. Advocate A P Singh, …

The Supreme Court Wednesday decided to hear on February 26 the politically sensitive Ayodhya’s Ram-JanmabhoomiBabri Masjid land dispute issue. It will be heard by a five-judge Constitution Bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. The major court on January 27 had canceled the scheduled hearing for January 29 as Justice S A Bobde, one of the …

Supreme Court judge, Justice L Nageswara Rao, Wednesday recused himself from hearing the CBI’s plea stating obstruction in its probe into the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam probe by West Bengal authorities. A three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Rao and Sanjiv Khanna adjourned the hearing on pleas of the CBI, saying …

The Union Cabinet on Tuesday gave its nod to re-publish the contentious Triple Talaq ordinance that makes the practice of instant triple talaq by Muslim men a penal offense. The Cabinet has given its nod to the triple talaq ordinance, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told reporters in the Cabinet briefing, stating that it is among …