Day: February 2, 2019

IIT student's death was suicide, not accident: Police

IIT student’s death was suicide, not accident: Police

February 2, 2019 9:47 pm

Hyderabad: A 21-year-old student of the IIT here allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the seven-storey hostel building on the campus, police said Saturday. Initially, it was believed Anirudhya of Secunderabad had fallen off the building by accident while talking over the mobile phone, the police said. Later, enquiry revealed the incident, which occurred early […]

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Husband doesn't shave, bathe; MP woman files for divorce

Faridkot court rejects anticipatory bail pleas of three cops

February 2, 2019 9:40 pm

Faridkot: A court here Saturday rejected the anticipatory bail applications filed by three officers booked in connection with the 2015 police firing at people protesting over the desecration of religious scriptures. District and Sessions Judge Harpal Singh rejected the bail applications of the then Fazilka Superintendent of Police Bikramjit Singh, Inspector Pardip Singh and the then SHO Amarjit Singh. “The anticipatory bail pleas have been rejected by the court,” […]

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Rahul Gandhi to address rally in Gujarat on Monday

Rahul Gandhi to address Cong rally in Patna Sunday

February 2, 2019 9:34 pm

Patna: Congress president Rahul Gandhi will address a rally on Sunday, the first public meeting organized by the party at the Gandhi Maidan in nearly three decades. The state unit of the Congress relegated to the status of a marginal player ever since Mandal burst on the political scene in the 1990s – appears to have shed its ennui and working overtime to ensure that […]

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3-year-old girl raped by neighbour in Gujarat

Two men in their 50s arrested for sexually exploiting minor

February 2, 2019 9:28 pm

Mumbai: Two men in their fifties have been arrested for allegedly blackmailing and sexually exploiting a 13-year-old girl in Wadala area here, the police said. The duo — identity not disclosed — were the victim’s neighbours, a police official said Saturday. The matter came to light when one of the accused was caught with the girl near a public […]

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Justice will be served: Empire actor Jussie Smollett on hate attack

Justice will be served: Empire actor Jussie Smollett on hate attack

February 2, 2019 9:23 pm

Los Angeles: “Empire” star Jussie Smollett has opened up about the racist and homophobic attack on him in downtown Chicago. Smollett was attacked on Tuesday morning when he leaving a restaurant in Chicago. Two men shouted racial and homophobic slurs towards him before they attacked him. In a statement to Essence, the 35-year-old black and openly gay actor said he is “ok”. “My body […]

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Iran announces successful test of long-range cruise missile

Iran announces successful test of long-range cruise missile

February 2, 2019 9:17 pm

Tehran: Iran announced the “successful test” of a new cruise missile with a range of over 1,350 kilometres on Saturday, coinciding with celebrations for the country’s 1979 Islamic revolution. “The test of the Hoveizeh cruise missile was carried out successfully at a range of 1,200 kilometres and accurately hit the set target,” Defence Minister Amir Hatami said, quoted on state television which broadcast […]

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Pakistan to export donkeys to China

Pakistan to export donkeys to China

February 2, 2019 9:03 pm

Islamabad: Pakistan, which has the third largest donkey population in the world, will export the animal to China, opening the avenue to earn millions from the trade, according to a media report. Donkeys are highly prized in China, especially for their hide which is used to manufacture traditional Chinese medicines. Gelatin made from donkey skin has been long considered […]

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'Modi jacket' sales register significant fall in Aurangabad

Top Army commander visits Leh ahead of PM’s visit

February 2, 2019 9:00 pm

Jammu: The General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, Saturday visited the headquarters of Leh-based Fire and Fury Corps where he was briefed about the operational readiness being maintained in Ladakh sector, a defence spokesperson said. The visit of the top Army commander to Leh comes just a day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit to the region. Modi will visit Jammu, Srinagar and Leh on Sunday to inaugurate several development […]

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Customs duty on imports from Pakistan hiked to 200% after Pulwama attack

New logistics portal and policy to give boost to exports: FIEO

February 2, 2019 8:40 pm

New Delhi: The new logistics portal and upcoming national policy would help boost the country’s export growth, an industry association said Saturday. Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) President Ganesh Kumar Gupta said that the sector assumes significance as reduction in logistics cost and time would help promote competitiveness ofdomestic products in global markets. The commerce ministry is expected to unveil soon a comprehensive logistics policy and […]

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Rain worsens pollution, Delhi's air quality in 'very poor' category

Rain worsens pollution, Delhi’s air quality in ‘very poor’ category

February 2, 2019 8:36 pm

New Delhi: Delhi’s air quality was recorded in the ‘very poor’ category after light rains slowed dispersion of pollutants and worsened the pollution situation in the national capital, authorities said Saturday. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data, the overall air quality index (AQI) of the city was at 332, which falls in the ‘very poor’ category. […]

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