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The Supreme Court Monday led the Election Commission to increase random checking of VVPAT slips from one booth per assembly segment to five in Lok Sabha polls for better voter confidence and credibility of the electoral process. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, however, did not agree to the appeal of 21 opposition parties …

Keeping the crackdown a highly secret mission, income-tax officers hired private vehicles from tour operators in Indore. The state machinery was completely in the dark when I-T officers hired dozens of vehicles from several tour operators and set off in the pre-dawn hours. A travel operator from Indore, who rented vehicles to the raiding team, …

A 15-year-old Class IX student was drugged and gang-raped by her former boyfriend and two of his friends on Saturday, the latest in a series of incidents of sexual assault on women and girls, often by people they know, that has been rocking Tamil Nadu. The Auroville police on Sunday arrested the 19-year-old ex-boyfriend of the survivor, Naresh …

A 27-year-old woman was decreased to a “bag of a skeleton” and has died allegedly due to starvation enforced by her husband and mother-in-law for dowry, police said Saturday, in a case that has caused public outrage. Thushara, a native of Karunagappally near here, was denied proper food for days and survived only on soaked …

Fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi on Friday failed in his second attempt to get bail in his extradition case at Westminster Magistrates’ Court here despite his defense team vehemently trying to establish his close ties to the UK, including having to care for a pet dog. Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot declined the bail application of the …

A 12-year-old student of a missionary school was battered to death by two of his seniors in Ranipokhri area of Uttarakhand’s Dehradun district after he allegedly stole a packet of biscuits from a shop, police have told. The incident happened on March 10 and the school authorities buried the Class 7 student inside the school …

A Pakistani woman who had been tied with chains for various weeks and tortured by her husband has been rescued, police said. The husband had allegedly kept his wife locked up at their residence in Sahiwal city for at least 20 days, an officer stated. He has been arrested, the Dawn reported. Alerted by neighbors, …

When the mob of men, some of whom were inebriated, barged into Mohammad Sajid’s house in Gurugram on Thursday evening with rods and sticks, the adults shouted for the children to hide. Few members of the household fled to the terrace, and others tried to reason with the men. Three of the children hid in …

CPM, which is fighting to retain both Palakkad and Alathur Lok Sabha constituencies in the district, faced unexpected trouble on Wednesday when a 22-year-old woman filed a police complaint that she was sexually abused by a youth at the party’s area committee office. Cherpulassery police registered a case against the youth. Police also filed a non-bailable case against the complainant …

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a supplementary charge sheet filed before the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court has claimed that Rs 1,201.18 crore or 175.1 million US dollars were diverted with the active participation of Purvi Mehta, Nirav Modi’s sister. In the supplementary charge sheet filed on March 8, the ED has claimed …

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 …