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Indian-origin doctor in Britain reinstated

London: An Indian-origin cardiologist in Britain was unfairly sacked after he raised concerns about the safety of patients and should be reinstated, a tribunal has ruled.

Raj Mattu was "vilified and bullied" after he publicly exposed overcrowding and fears for patient safety at Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry, claiming that there may have been avoidable deaths as a result, the Guardian reported.

Indian-American mother kept dead son on ice for Hindu ritual

By Arun Kumar ,

Washington: An Indian-American woman in north Texas, accused of killing her son and leaving his body in the bathtub for four days, claims she did so in accordance with her Hindu beliefs.

Pallavi Dhawan, 38, who is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 10-year-old son, Arnav, almost three months ago, describes the events in a sworn affidavit sent to police through her lawyer, David Finn.

In the affidavit published by Dallas Observer, Dhawan said when she tried to wake her son for school on Jan 29, he was cold and unresponsive.

Two men stabbed to death in Delhi

New Delhi: Two men were stabbed to death in separate incidents in the national capital, police said Friday.

In the first case, Rajkumar, 20, was attacked by four men near his home in Baljeet Nagar area Thursday night.

Rajkumar was with two friends when he was attacked.

Police said Rajkumar had slapped one of the accused a little earlier. He then came back with three friends and attacked Rajkumar with a knife and sticks.

Police are probing the reason why Rajkumar had slapped one of the attackers.

Ghaziabad lawyers booked for violent agitation

Ghaziabad: The Ghaziabad police Friday booked a number of lawyers following violence during their agitation a day before.

The station officer of Kavi Nagar police station told IANS that a criminal case under sections 147, 353, 427, 504 and 506 of the IPC has been registered against unidentified lawyers. The case has been lodged on the complaint of SSI Narendra Kumar.

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Yes Bank signs sponsorship deal with Indian Golf Union

New Delhi: Yes Bank, India's fourth largest private sector bank, Friday signed a three-year deal with the Indian Golf Union (IGU) Junior Tour commencing with the 2014 season.

The tour comprises 11 tournaments including 4-zonals (North, South, East and South) and a final. Over 250 junior golfers from across the country will compete in the tournament to represent India in the national Junior squad.

NHRC seeks report on artificial ripening of fruit

Bhubaneswar: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought a report from the health ministry on the action taken to stop the use of calcium carbide for the artificial ripening of fruit, a petitioner said Friday.

In response to a petition filed by Odisha-based human rights campaigner Akhand, the commission has ordered the secretary of the health ministry to file a report within eight weeks.

"You are required to submit the requisite information report within eight weeks," said the commission in its notice to the ministry, which IANS has seen.

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India's first double-decker flyover opens in Mumbai

Mumbai: India's first double-decker flyover was opened for public use in this west coast megapolis and the country's commercial capital Friday.

The project - Santacruz-Chembur Link Road (SCLR) - will provide a critical east-west suburban link in the city and has slashed travel time from the earlier 90 minutes to barely 20 minutes now, entailing huge savings in time and fuel costs for commuters.

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Schoolgirl raped, murdered in Tripura

Agartala : A 16-year-old schoolgirl was raped and murdered in Tripura, police said here Friday.

"Tarubala Debbarma, a student of class six, was raped and then murdered while she was returning home from a friend's house at Sidhai (in western Tripura) Thursday night," a police spokesman told reporters.

Police recovered the body from a 100-feet deep gorge. Her hands were tied.

West Tripura district police chief Bijoy Nag visited the area, 45 km north of here.

Good Friday observed in Kerala churches

Thiruvananthapuram : One of the most important days in the Christian calendar - Good Friday - was observed across the state with the faithful turning up in churches in good numbers.

Good Friday is observed as a day of prayers, penance and fasting to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Calvary Hills nearly 2,000 years ago.

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Good Friday observed with fasting and prayers

New Delhi : The national capital observed Good Friday, which marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, with prayers and fasts.

Christians started their day with fasting and visited churches across the city to offer prayers. Some even fasted for around 40 days before Good Friday in keeping with tradition during the season of Lent.

"This day marks the death of Jesus Christ on the cross for the salvation of humankind. Despite being god, he is the perfect example of humanity," Father Dominic Emmanuel, spokesperson of the Delhi Catholic Church, told IANS.

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