Hapur lynching exposes failure of police to control mob violence: Tightening intelligence, raising awareness is key, say experts

Hapur lynching exposes failure of police to control mob violence: Tightening intelligence, raising awareness is key, say experts

New Delhi/Pilkhuwa: Mohammed Salim, the younger brother of Mohammed Qasim (45) who was lynched in Hapur, has been skeptical of the ongoing police probe into the case. Qasim was beaten to death on 18 June by an irate mob which...
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India’s attempts to control world’s emptiest airport in Sri Lanka hit after rounds of negotiations end in stalemate

India’s attempts to control world’s emptiest airport in Sri Lanka hit after rounds of negotiations end in stalemate

Colombo: Questions are now being raised in Sri Lanka over the seriousness of India’s intent to set up a joint venture for Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport in Hambantota, which has the dubious distinction of not having any scheduled flights. Almo...
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Duo arrested for raping, murdering two women in Assam’s Simaluguri and Mariani: Accused says will repeat crime

Duo arrested for raping, murdering two women in Assam’s Simaluguri and Mariani: Accused says will repeat crime

Tinsukia: The prime accused and his accomplice in the rape-and-murder case of two women on board two trains in Assam have been arrested, the police said. The main accused, Bikash Das, was held from Tinsukia Railway Station on Thursday evening,...
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Bastar development offensive: Healthcare, education thrive as tech-savvy Dantewada collector seeks to counter Maoist doctrine

Bastar development offensive: Healthcare, education thrive as tech-savvy Dantewada collector seeks to counter Maoist doctrine

Editor’s Note: In April this year, Union home ministry removed 44 districts from the list of those affected by Left Wing Extremism (LWE), indicating a shrinking of the area of Maoist influence in the country. This is the result of...
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Spiritual leader Dada JP Vaswani passes away at the age of 99 in Pune due to old age-related ailments

Spiritual leader Dada JP Vaswani passes away at the age of 99 in Pune due to old age-related ailments

Pune: Spiritual leader Dada JP Vaswani, head of the Sadhu Vaswani Mission, died on Thursday due to old age-related ailments, a mission member said. He was 99. “He had been admitted to a private hospital in the city for the past...
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AIMPLB’s Sharia courts announcement is an attempt to subvert rule of law to establish Islamic law

AIMPLB’s Sharia courts announcement is an attempt to subvert rule of law to establish Islamic law

The attempt to establish Sharia courts in India is an attempt to establish a private parallel judicial system which cannot be permitted by law. The All-India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has announced that it will establish Sharia courts in...
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Supreme Court to hear case of SC/ST reservations in promotions on 3 August; no interim order against 2006 verdict

Supreme Court to hear case of SC/ST reservations in promotions on 3 August; no interim order against 2006 verdict

The Supreme Court has scheduled the hearing of the case related to reservations in promotions for Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) categories on 3 August, while refusing to pass an interim order against its 2006 verdict which dealt...
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Kerala ‘sex for silence’ case: HC declines anticipatory bail to rape-accused priests; investigation team to continue probe

Kerala ‘sex for silence’ case: HC declines anticipatory bail to rape-accused priests; investigation team to continue probe

In the latest development, the anticipatory bail plea of three Catholic orthodox priests accused of sexually assaulting a woman from the same parish was rejected by the Kerala High Court on Wednesday. Representational image. Reuters Fathers Job Mathew, Abraham...
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Boris Johnson becomes latest high-profile departure from Theresa May Cabinet: PM likely to face leadership contest

Boris Johnson becomes latest high-profile departure from Theresa May Cabinet: PM likely to face leadership contest

The initial euphoria over British prime minister Theresa May’s cabinet reaching a “collective” agreement for her plans to leave the European Union seems to have been shortlived as the government grapples with departures. The developments ha...
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Nagaland’s infrastructure for differently-abled ‘deficient’; implementation of disability schemes in North East ‘very poor’

Nagaland’s infrastructure for differently-abled ‘deficient’; implementation of disability schemes in North East ‘very poor’

Kohima: Nagaland has been found to be “deficient” on the creation of infrastructure for differently-abled persons with less than 7,000 disability certificates issued to such persons and lack of a separate department to look after their interests, a...
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