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Delhi records first two dengue cases in 2014

New Delhi : The national capital has registered its first two cases of dengue this year, municipal official said Tuesday.

The two cases were reported from the north zone last weekend.

Last year, six people died due to the vector-borne disease and a total of 5,546 cases were reported from the national capital and adjoining areas.

Andhra HC strikes down all sentences in Dalit massacre case

Hyderabad : In a dramatic judgment, the Andhra Pradesh High Court Tuesday set aside an order of a special court that sentenced 21 people to life imprisonment and 35 others to one year's jail for the 1991 massacre of Dalits in Guntur district.

The high court struck down the sentence for lack of evidence in the sensational case, which had attracted national attention.

A division bench headed by Justice L. Narasimha Reddy observed that the prosecution failed to produce sufficient evidence before the court, and noted that the accused have already spent a long time in jail.

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Indian doctors face manslaughter charge in Bahrain

Manama : Two senior Indian doctors have appeared in a court in Bahrain in connection with the alleged manslaughter of a teenaged boy during a routine stomach operation.

Ali Sadiq Al Rahma, 16, was operated upon in an eight-hour emergency surgery in a private hospital in Bahrain's Northern Governorate after he complained of "stomach ache" in February 2012.

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30 Indian builders to showcase properties in US

Thiruvananthapuram : A 15-day property show is being held in the US at which 30 builders from India will showcase their latest projects.

A real estate business group based in the US told IANS over phone that the eighth annual edition of the India Property Show would be held in Edison, New Jersey, Houston, Sunnyvale and Seattle from May 31 to June 15.

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Paternity suit: HC declares Shekhar as Tiwari's natural son

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court Tuesday declared Rohit Shekhar as the biological son of veteran Congress leader Narayan Dutt Tiwari.

Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw allowed the plea of Shekhar, who in 2008 had filed a paternity suit claiming Tiwari as his biological father.

The court's decision came after the senior Congress leader publicly accepted Shekhar as his biological son and his mother Ujjwala at a press conference in March.

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100 Punjabi youths still detained in US for illegal entry

By Arun Kumar,

Washington : An Indian-American community organisation has sought the intervention of US lawmakers for securing the release of about 100 Punjabi youths detained by US immigration authorities in Texas for entering the US illegally.

Only 37 of the detainees at US Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) El Paso Processing Centre in Texas had gone on a hunger strike earlier this month, but all of them have since called off their protest at its intervention, North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) stated Monday.

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Bangladesh failed to share Teesta waters with India

Dhaka : The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Tuesday blamed the Awami League-led government for not sealing a deal to share the Teesta river waters with India, a media report said.

"Teesta waters are our right, because it's an international river. India has no right to hinder its flow and we cannot depend on its mercy," BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said.

A two-day rally to the Teesta Barrage in Nilphamari started from Dhaka's Uttara area early Tuesday, bdnews24.com reported.

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'Government did not allow police to act during 1984 riots'

New Delhi : The government did not allow the Delhi Police to act during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, while creating an impression that the force was not performing its duties, a sting operation by a news portal has revealed.

"Messages were broadcast directing police to not take action against rioters who were shouting slogans of 'Indira Gandhi zindabad"," news portal Cobrapost said Tuesday.

"Some officers did not act for fear of punishment of being transferred," it added.

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Court refuses to modify order summoning Delhi chief secretary

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court Monday refused to modify its order of summoning the state chief secretary to appear before it April 23 after the authorities failed to submit a report on short and long term measures to tackle waterlogging in the capital during monsoon.

A division bench of Chief Justice G.Rohini and Justice Pradeep Nandrajog also refused the city government's proposal to allow some other senior officer to appear before the court in place of the chief secretary.

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Woman ministry should intervene in 'honour killing' cases: Court

New Delhi : A court here has asked the central women and child development ministry to intervene in the matter of "honour killing" so that medical and legal assistance, professional psychological counselling, shelter and other support is provided to the survivors.

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