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Kashmiris defy separatists, brave cold weather to cast ballot

Jammu/Srinagar/New Delhi : Voters in Jammu and Kashmir defied a boycott call by separatist groups and braved inclement weather to cast their ballot in large numbers as 15 assembly constituencies voted in the first of the five-phase state polls.

Subramanian Swamy slammed for communal statement in Assam

By Staff Reporter,

Guwahati: Several students’ groups and political parties in Assam have slammed senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for his communally sensitive statements during his visit to the state.

State BJP has dismissed it as Swamy’s personal remarks.

Bhopal gas victims urge MP govt to intervene in US courts’ Nov 28 deadline

By TCN News,

Bhopal: Drawing attention to the November 28 deadline, five organizations fighting for the rights of the survivors of Bhopal gas disaster have called upon the state and the central governments to urgently respond to the juridical issues concerning the on-going contamination of soil and groundwater.


Gujarat reinstates another suspended cop after securing bail in Prajapati encounter case

By staff reporter,

Mumbai: Continuing its controversial legacy of reinstating tainted cops after being released on bail, Gujarat government has now revoked the suspension of 2001 batch IPS officer Vipul Agarwal – an accused in alleged Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter case – who has been granted bail by Bombay High Court in October and has reinstated him as Director General of Police office, Headquarters in Gandhi Nagar.


Shabaaz scores upset win in national ranking tennis

Pune : Unseeded Shabaaz Khan scored a shock straight sets win over Kunal Vazirani in the first round of the All-India Ranking Men’s Tennis Tournament at the Solaris Club here Monday.

Shabaaz was up against eighth seeded Kunal in an all-Maharashtra clash and he made most of the opportunity to score a deserving win. Shabaaz won 6-4, 7-5 to make it to the second round.

Jamia student commits suicide

New Delhi : An 18-year-old student of Jamia Millia Islamia, who was reportedly under depression, committed suicide by hanging himself at his home, a police officer said Monday.

The body of Bharat Nagpal was found hanging from a ceiling fan by her mother Monday morning at their east Delhi residence in Shakarpur area. Police said that no suicide note was found.

Nagpal, a second-year student of bachelor of computer application (BCA) was under depression for the past few days, a family member told the police.

All arrangements in place for first phase of Kashmir assembly polls

Jammu/Srinagar : On the eve of first phase of polling in 15 assembly constituencies of seven districts of Jammu and Kashmir, poll staff and security forces reached all the 1,787 polling stations in these constituencies Monday evening.

District election officers told IANS in Ganderbal, Bandipora, Leh, Kargil, Kishtwar, Ramban and Doda districts of the state Monday evening all polling stations have been fully secured by an adequate number of state police and paramilitary forces.

Mamata ridicules Modi's selfie, says 'spare Bengal' from riots

Kolkata : Asserting the BJP does not deserve political courtesies, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday here took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's selfies, labelling him as a "selfie danga guru (riot master)".

In a blistering attack at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Trinamool Congress supremo tore apart the party for fanning riots and demanded the return of black money.

"Ever since this government came to power, riots are happening everywhere - Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and even Delhi. We have a 'selfie danga guru'.

Kerala mulls bill to contain black magic

By Staff Reporter,

Kozhikode: Following an increase in the number of sorcery cases, Kerala government is planning to bring in legislation to curb practices such as black magic and exorcism. Women are often the victims of such obsolete practices as is shown by some of the cases reported in Kerala in recent months.


Oommen Chandy govt draws flak for withdrawing case against Togadia

By staff reporter,

Kozhikode: The Oomen Chandy government has come in for a scathing attack from the Opposition Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) leadership for its decision to withdraw the case registered against Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Pravin Togadia for his alleged hate speech here in 2003.