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Girl who was gang-raped, filmed fights back

New Delhi : Fifteen-year-old Bitiya endured unspeakable trauma when she was raped by four upper caste men who filmed the heinous crime for sale in the market. But she stood up to her rapists and is now fighting a case against them in Uttar Pradesh.

In 2012, then 13-year-old Bitiya (name changed), a Dalit, was gang-raped in a village in Uttar Pradesh. The men filmed the crime and sold the video in the local market.

To her horror, she was thrown out of school.

Maoists release TRS leaders in Telangana with warning

Hyderabad : Maoists in Telangana on Saturday released six leaders of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) with a warning that party leaders will be killed if the government failed to mend its ways.

The leaders were abducted from a remote village Pusuguppa four days ago. They reached Charla on Saturday morning after the Maoists released them from their captivity in the forests.

With the Communist Party of India (Maoist) releasing the leaders unharmed, their families heaved a sigh of relief.

Faiz remembered at AMU on his death anniversary

By TCN News

Aligarh: The University Debating and Literary Club, in association with University Drama Club, University Fusion Music Club, University Western Music Club and University Fine Arts Club, Aligarh Muslim University organised a programme titled “Irtiyash” at Cultural Educational Centre, AMU to commemorate the 31stdeath anniversary of noted Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz.

Shabana Azmi invites crowd for Nirbhaya's tribute

Mumbai : Veteran actress and social activist Shabana Azmi has urged the public to come in "large numbers" to pay tribute to the December 16, 2012 Delhi gang rape victim at Jantar Mantar here.

The tribute for the victim who was named as Nirbhaya by the masses, will be held on December 16.

"Met Nirbhaya's parents today. They are organising a shradhanjali (tribute) for her on 16 December at Jantar Mantar. Please come in large numbers," the veteran actress tweeted on Friday night.

लालू-नीतीश के ब्लॉक-बस्टर की रिलीज़ और ज़ाहिर सवाल (देखें तस्वीरें)

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

पटना: नीतीश कुमार पांचवी बार बिहार के मुख्यमंत्री बने. मगर पहली बार हुआ जब उनके मंत्रिमंडल में लालू की पार्टी भी हिस्सेदार हुई. लालू के दोनों बेटों ने शपथ ली. मंत्रिमंडल के बंटवारे में भी लालू की ही चली. मोटे मलाईदार पद लालू के पार्टी के खाते में गए.

Farmers’ march in Assam against ‘intolerance’

By Abdul Gani,

Guwahati: More than five thousand farmers from all religions, communities and tribes have came out on the streets to march across Assam in order to express their opposition against the increasing ‘intolerance’ in the country under the rule of BJP-led NDA government.

Hyderabad youth arrested for IS link granted bail by Delhi court

By Staff Reporter

New Delhi: In a blow to the Delhi special cell, the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate granted bail to a Hyderabad-based youth, alleged to be involved in chatting on Jihadi websites about self-proclaimed caliphate organisation ‘Islamic State’ and arrested here for possessing arms in October.

Rehmat Pasha, 30, was granted bail on Wednesday by Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Khanagwal on a personal bond of Rs 25,000 with one surety of the like amount.

Indian flag upside down at Modi-Abe meet

Kuala Lumpur : The Indian flag was upside down at a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe here on Saturday.

The flag was seen with the green on top and the saffron below in the photo op of Modi and Abe before their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 13th Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)-India Summit.

Come, invest in India's growth: Modi

Kuala Lumpur : Prime Minister Narendra Mondi on Saturday asked the global investment community to invest in India and draw comfort from its fast economic growth, strong fundamentals, continuous reforms and a welcoming environment.

"By almost every major economic indicator India's doing better than when we took office 18 months ago," the prime minister told the Asean-Business and Investment Summit, listing such positives in growth, inflation, interest rates, fiscal deficit, foreign capital inflows and tax revenues.

Delhi government tables two education bills in assembly

New Delhi : The Aam Aadmi Party government on Friday tabled two education bills in the state assembly, triggering a walkout by the opposition BJP that said central government permission was not taken before one of these was introduced.

The Bharatiya Janata Party walkout came in protest against the tabling of Delhi School Education (Amendment) Bill, 2015. The party said its introduction was violative of rules as the Centre's prior nod was not taken.