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Class 10 student gang raped in Dehradun boarding school

DEHRADUN: The principal and two other officials of a boarding school here in Uttarakhand were arrested on Tuesday after a Class 10 girl student accused them of suppressing the matter of her gang rape by senior students in August, police said.

Rewari gang-rape: Rahul says PM's silence is unacceptabl

NEW DELHI :  Six days after the Rewari gang-rape, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying his "silence is unacceptable" and added "India hangs its head in shame as another one of its daughters is brutally gang-raped".

Lowest solar tariff underpins India's clean energy transformation: IEEFA

NEW DELHI  : Gujarat's 500 MW solar tender results have delivered India's record low tariff of Rs 2.44 per kilowatt and this underpins the country's transformation to clean energy, US-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said on Tuesday.

Dalit youth beaten to death in Bihar

PATNA : A Dalit youth was bludgeoned to death by a mob on suspicion of theft in Bihar's Nawada district, police said on Tuesday.

Varanasi to be 'gateway to East India': Modi

DELHI :  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the Centre was making serious efforts to develop Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, as the "gateway to East India".

FIR registered against Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari

NEW DELHI: Police on Tuesday registered a First Information Report (FIR) against Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party chief Manoj Tiwari for illegally breaking the lock of a sealed house.

India slams UN inaction on drug trade that puts $1 bn in Taliban coffers

UNITED NATIONS: India has criticised the world body for not doing enough to cut off the drug trade that is financing the Taliban with over a billion dollars as it continues its military operations with the support of Afghanistan's neighbour.

CS 'assault' case: Court summons Kejriwal, 12 AAP MLAs on Oct 25

NEW DELHI: A court here on Tuesday issued summons to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and 11 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs as accused in an alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash.

Nun rape case: Bishop moves Kerala HC for anticipatory bail

KOCHI : Bishop Franco Mulakkal who has been named in a sexual abuse case by a nun, on Tuesday moved the Kerala High Court seeking an anticipatory bail.

Sack Punjab Advocate General Atul Nanda forthwith for willful betrayal of the State’s interest: Bir Devinder Singh

CHANDIGARH: It sounds a well crafted deceitful intrigue that the State of Punjab has lost two very important and prestigious cases in the High Court within one week one after another; just because the decisions of the state were not defended in the Court by the top heavy office of the Advocate General, Punjab. Advocate General Mr. Atul Nanda is defending his indefensible deceitful absence from the court on the false pretext, that AG office did not get the notice for the hearing in the case on Thursday, filed by Mr. Charnjit Singh Sharma Ex SSP Moga  and other police officials, indicted in the report of Justice Ranjit Singh Enquiry Commission.

Mandeep Singh to lead Punjab in Vijay Hazare Trophy

CHANDIGARH: International Mandeep Singh will Punjab team to participate in the Vijay Hazare Trophy in Bngaluru. The team left for Bengaluru by air this morning. The Punjab team is in Elite – A group and will play their first match against Himachal Pradesh at Alur-I on   September 19 The other teams in the pool are Vidarbha, Maharashtra, Baroda, Mumbai, Railways, Goa and Karnataka. Punjab’s last match of the league will be against Karnataka on   October 8 at M.Chinnaswami Stadium, Bengaluru.

Indian cab aggregator Ola to launch in New Zealand

BENGALURU: Indian ride-sharing major Ola on Tuesday said it will soon launch its services in New Zealand starting with Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington.

Trooper injured in J&K militant attack

SRINAGAR:A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper was injured on Tuesday when militants attacked the paramilitary forces camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.

Amid search for Parrikar's successor, Congress stakes claim to form government

PANAJI: Even as the ruling BJP-led coalition alliance looks for a new leader to replace ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, Congress MLAs on Monday staked claim to form a government in Goa.

Rahul kicks off MP poll campaign

BHOPAL: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday arrived here for a roadshow as part of his election campaign in Madhya Pradesh.

Brutal attack on railway gateman in Delhi

NEW DELHI: A railway gateman was brutally attacked here over his refusal to open a level crossing gate as a train was approaching, officials said on Monday.

Pakistan must decide how to live peacefully with neighbours

JAMMU: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday that he hopes the new government in Pakistan will bring about positive changes in its approach to seek peace with neighbours.

Refurbished KAPS-2 nuclear plant in Gujarat attains 'criticality'

MUMBAI: Two years after the shut down of the Kakrapur Atomic Power Station (KAPS-1&2) due to a leak at Surat in south Gujarat, it's Unit 2 attained 'criticality' early on Monday after undergoing a renovation and modernization programme, a top official said here.

Separatist shutdown affects life in Kashmir Valley

SRINAGAR A protest shutdown called by the separatists affected life adversely across the Kashmir Valley on Monday.

BJP team meets former party lawmakers in Goa

PANAJI:A BJP central team on Monday met former Goa party lawmakers here after little headway was made over an alternative leadership in the absence of ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

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