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Indian woman rescued in Germany reaches Delhi

New Delhi : Gurpreet, the Indian woman who was rescued from a refugee camp in Germany along with her eight-year-old daughter, reached New Delhi on Thursday, the external affairs ministry said.

Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said at a media briefing here that she returned on an emergency certificate as she had not gone abroad by following the normal procedure.

"Our embassies and consulates issue these certificates to Indian citizens to return to to their country," he said.

मीडिया की ‘मोदी-भक्ति’: कांग्रेस के ‘सफ़ाया’ के लिए ओवैसी का लिया सहारा!

Afroz Alam Sahil, TwoCircles.net

आज के डिटीजल दुनिया में यदि ‘मैग्गी जर्नलिज़्म’ का उदाहरण देखना है तो अकबरूद्दीन ओवैसी के बयान पर भारतीय मीडिया के इस ख़बर को देखिए...

Karnataka mops up Rs.1.33 lakh crore at investors' meet

Bengaluru: In contrast to its high expectations, Karnataka has managed to get only Rs.1.33 lakh crore of investments at the fourth edition of its global investors meet (GIM), a state minister said on Thursday.

"We have signed 121 agreements and expression of interest to the tune of Rs.1.33 lakh crore at the GIM," Industries Minister R.V. Deshpande said at the valedictory function on the second day of the three-day mega event here.

UP to help poor students prepare for IIT entrance

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government is working on an action plan to facilitate financial assistance and other help to meritorious students of classes 10 and 12 who do not have enough resources to take the IIT entrance exams, an official said on Thursday.

This follows a directive by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav who has asked officials of the secondary education department to coordinate with the Super-30 institute in Bihar capital Patna, where poor students are coached to successfully crack the IIT entrance exam.

India concerned over Hafiz Saeed's comments

New Delhi: India on Thursday expressed concern over Pakistan-based terrorist Hafiz Saeed's threat that more attacks will be carried out after the cross-border terror attack on the Pathankot airbase last month.

“It should be a matter of grave concern to everyone that people like Hafiz Saeed and his associates continue to enjoy the freedom to indulge in their activities,” external affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said at a media briefing here.

11 get death penalty for killing Bengal woman

Kolkata: A West Bengal court on Thursday awarded death penalty to 11 people convicted of murdering a woman over a land dispute in Nadia district.

The Nadia district court sentenced to death the 11 people who had shot dead Aparna Bag during her attempt to prevent them from grabbing land in Joyghata panchayat in Krishnagunge on November 23, 2014.

While Bag was killed, two other women and a minor had sustained bullet injuries.

The prosecution had charge-sheeted 12 people in the case, with one of them still absconding.

NIA officials quizzing Goa terror suspect: CM

Panaji: A team of NIA officials were in Goa to quiz a 44-year-old Uttarakhand resident, who was detained and subsequently arrested by the Goa Anti-Terror Squad for his suspicious activities at the Vasco railway station, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Thursday.

"The person has been sent to six days in police custody and National Investigation Agency officials are in Goa to question him," Parsekar told reporters on the sidelines of the inauguration of a lifestyle event on Thursday.

Storm over CBI permission to prosecute Ashok Chavan

Mumbai: Maharashtra's ruling BJP and the opposition Congress and the NCP engaged in a verbal duel after Governor C.V. Rao gave the green signal to the CBI to prosecute former chief minister Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh Society scam on Thursday.

While Chavan, who is the state Congress president, cried foul over the move, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis justified the sanction to prosecute him and rejected charges of vendetta.

Fadnavis said the government had sought the opinion of the state advocate general and he clearly said "such permission should be and could be granted".

IMRC to provide monthly ration to 1,500 poor and elderly women in Hyderabad

By TCN News

Hyderabad: US-based Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC), in collaboration with their Hyderabad-based sister organisation Sahayata Trust, have launched a programme to help poor and elderly women in Hyderabad in Hyderabad by providing them rations every month.

Advocacy group set up in Kashmir to educate people about Islamic Banking

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net

Srinagar: Mehboob Makhdoomi, an expert on Islamic Banking and alumnus of Harvard and Pennsylvania University, has teamed up with like-minded Kashmiri youth to launch Islamic Banking Kashmir (IBK), an awareness, research and advocacy group dedicated to making Kashmiri people aware about the ethical and religious implication of ‘Interest-free finance’.

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