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CAG: NDA's Rafale deal 2.86 per cent cheaper than UPA's

NEW DELHI: The much-awaited Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report on the controversial Rs 59,000 crore Rafale deal has found that the agreement signed by the NDA government in 2016 for 36 jets was 2.86 per cent lower than the price negotiated by the UPA government for 126 aircraft.

Jaitley slams opposition for backing Mamata, calls them 'Kleptocrat's Club'

NEW DELHI:  Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday slammed opposition parties backing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's ongoing sit-in protest against the Centre and called them the "Kleptocrat's Club" that "aspires to capture the reigns of India".

HAL regrets death of 2 IAF pilots in Mirage crash

BENGALURU:  The state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) on Friday regretted the Mirage-2000 fighter crash which killed two Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots during a test sortie in Bengaluru.

Head injuries common among aging people; expert

CHANDIGARH: “With rise in average age that pushed population of elderly people upward, the problems of ill health, loneliness and lack of support are also on increase among aging people. What has been noted in this group is that trivial injury also causes mortality and morbidity.”

Assault case filed against Karnataka Congress MLA

BENGALURU:  An assault case was registered against Karnataka Congress legislator J.N. Ganesh for his alleged attack on party MLA Anand Singh on Sunday, police said on Wednesday.

Zimbabwe troops systematically tortured protesters: Rights Group

HARARE: A government-appointed human rights group in Zimbabwe has accused soldiers of using "systematic torture" in a crackdown on protesters after unrest broke out more than a week ago following a sharp rise in fuel prices.

Chris Brown investigated for alleged rape in Paris

PARIS: Singer Chris Brown has again landed himself in trouble with the law after being accused of rape in Paris.

Himachal govt implements compensation schenme for rape survivors

SHIMLA: The State Cabinet in its meeting held here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur decided to implement compensation scheme for women victims/survivors of sexual assault/other crimes-2018 to provide compensation to the women who had suffered loss, injury, as may be, as a result of the offence committed and thus required rehabilitation.

#MeToo at UN: 1 in 3 staff reports sexual harassment

UNITED NATIONS: The global organisation's own #MeToo survey has found that one in three employees responding to it have said that they have suffered sexual harassment in the last two years.

Five dead in Afghanistan attack

KABUL: Attackers killed five people at a police station in Herat, Afghanistan, on Saturday evening, Herat police Chief Aminullah Amarkhel told CNN.

Indian sentenced to 13-year jail, 12 strokes of cane in Singapore for sex with 12-year-old

NEW DELHI: A 31-year old Indian was sentenced to 13 years in jail and 12 strokes of the cane after he pleaded guilty to one charge of sexual assault of a minor and two charges of attempted statutory rape, according to a media report.

Ronaldo's DNA sought by police in US investigating rape

LAS VAGAS: Las Vegas police investigating a rape allegation against Cristiano Ronaldo have sent a warrant to Italian authorities for a sample of the Portuguese football superstar's DNA, a police spokeswoman said.

‘Nothing doing’: Plea to remove Arvind Kejriwal as Delhi CM dismissed by HC

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking removal of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal as chief minister of the national capital as he was facing prosecution in a criminal case.

German far-right lawmaker seriously injured in attack

BERLIN:  German far-right politician Frank Magnitz was seriously injured following an alleged politically motivated attack by a group of masked men in Bremen city, party officials said on Tuesday.

Kevin Spacey appears in court, pleads not guilty

NANTUCKET:  Actor Kevin Spacey has pleaded not guilty of allegedly groping an 18-year-old at a bar in Nantucket, Massachusetts in 2016.

Congress opposition to Rafale deal to promote competitor: Minister

NEW DELHI:  Describing the charge of Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his party over the Rafale deal as "completely false", Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said that it was based on complete "commercial interests" and to "promote" the competitor.

Bihar shelter horror: ‘Guests’ forced girls to dance, raped them, says CBI

PATNA: Brajesh Thakur, the prime accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual abuse case, used to force girls to dance with scanty clothes on vulgar songs and have sex with his guest, revealed a 73-page charge sheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Sitharaman dismisses allegation of corruption in Rafale deal

NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday dismissed all allegations of corruption in the Rafale fighter jet deal and hit back at Congress saying while Bofors deal was a scam, the Rafale deal was in national interest which would bring Narendra Modi back as Prime Minister.

Trapped miner's father wants to rappel down Meghalaya mine to look for son

BHANGNMARI (ASSAM): Solibar Rahman stopped working in Meghalaya's illegal coal mines in 2012. The native of this village in western Assam's Chirang district is, however, confident of his skills and is now bracing for one last attempt to rappel down the 380-foot coal mine at Ksan in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district to search for his son, who had not returned from the mine since December 13.

1,000 arrested under Op Broken Window after violent shutdown over Sabarimala

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: More than 1,000 people have been arrested in Kerala under a police operation “Broken Window” following Thursday’s shutdown over the entry of two women into the Sabarimala temple as political workers clashed with police and each other across the state.

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