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The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday said that inquiry into the rape of a three-year-old girl in Sumbal north Kashmir was being organized on a fast track basis even as protests continued to convulse the valley. At various places protestors clashed with the police in which 54 people were injured, police said. The protests …

A petition that demanded a probe into Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s citizenship has been dismissed by the Supreme Court. The petition, which also wanted the court to debar the 48-year-old from contesting national elections, had argued that Rahul Gandhi was listed as a British citizen in a company report. “Some company in some form has …

The Supreme Court has dismissed sacked BSF jawan Tej Bahadur’s plea challenging Election Commission’s decision to scrap his Varanasi nomination for Lok Sabha polls. Tej Bahadur Yadav, who moved the Supreme Court on May 6, termed the decision of the poll panel discriminatory and unreasonable and said it should be set aside. Tej Bahadur Yadav’s …

The Collegium for the appointment of judges on Thursday resent names of two justices to the government for elevation to the Supreme Court, days after the Centre had returned the two names. The Collegium also suggested two more names for promotion to the top court — Justice BR Gavai of Bombay High court and Suya …

As many as 161 men and 31 women were arrested from a rave party being held illegally at a farmhouse in Noida, police stated Sunday. The accused were seized late Saturday night from the venue in Sector 135 where alcohol and other intoxicants were being served illegally, a senior police officer said. “We had got …

The State Bank of India (SBI), which had recorded debt recovery suit against Prashant & Ravi Ruia, before the Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) Ahmedabad, has been adjourned to 15th May. On Monday, a hearing was programmed for debt recovery suit filed seven months ago by SBI seeking attachment of global assets of Ruias to recover its balance Essar …

With the grounding of Jet Airways dropping tens of hundreds of trained staff up for grabs, there can be a short-term salary correction in the industry, as there are not enough jobs in the market due to the supply glut, say headhunters. Teetering for months, the full-service airline Jet Airways was ultimately grounded on April 17, …

A six-year-old girl was allegedly murdered and then raped by a 28-year-old man on Friday afternoon in a village in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar. The child’s body was recovered and the accused arrested on Saturday, senior police officials said. According to preliminary investigations by a forensic team and a special operations group, the child’s murder preceded the …

Kerala and Tamil Nadu police, in association with central agencies, has launched an operation in their states to look for possible “sleeper cells” and “sympathizers” of Islamic State and National Towheed Jama’at (NTJ), the two outfits connected to Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, a counter-terrorism official familiar with the developments said. The IS has …

A local court on Friday convicted Narayan Sai, son of self-styled godman Asaram, in a rape case. The court will proclaim the quantum of sentence on April 30. “Two charge sheets were filed against 35 persons. The prosecution had produced 53 witnesses and documents as evidence. The defense had also produced 14 witnesses,” stated Sai’s …

A 30-year-old navy officer died on Friday morning as he valiantly fought a blaze onboard aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya when India’s largest and most expensive warship was pulling into Karwar harbor in Karnataka, a navy spokesperson said. Lieutenant Commander DS Chauhan courageously led the firefighting efforts in the affected compartment of India’s only aircraft carrier …

It took barely two minutes for a quarrel between an estranged husband and wife to turn into a murder on the morning of April 16. For Delhi Police, it took over a week to establish that the wife was the alleged killer. A video call had triggered the quarrel and a taunt about a shared …