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Kejriwal accuses BJP of failing to protect women

New Delhi : AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal Sunday asked the people of Delhi to vote for his party and accused the BJP of failing to protect women and cut down inflation.

Addressing a rally in north Delhi's Shastri Nagar area ahead of the Feb 7 assembly elections, Kejriwal lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party on many issues related to women, inflation and black money.

Hitting out at the BJP-led government at the Centre, the Aam Aadmi Party chief said the BJP had promised during the Lok Sabha election campaign to provide security to women but failed.

Delhi polls: Women candidates promise the moon on security

By Sreeparna Chakrabarty,

New Delhi : With women's security being such a big issue in the capital, women candidates in the Feb 7 Delhi assembly polls are promising the moon as far as women's security is concerned. CCTV cameras and marshals in public transport, gender sensitization training for men and even random calls to drivers of cabs with female passengers to check on their safety are just some of the promises they are making to woo the voters.

Uber rape case: Prosecution completes recording of evidence

New Delhi: In just 17 days, the prosecution in the Uber rape case Saturday completed recording of evidence in a court here.

The prosecution, which had in its chargesheet cited 44 witnesses, examined 28 of them, including the woman victim who identified the accused cab driver, Shiv Kumar Yadav, as the one who raped her.

Dropping 16 witnesses saying they were not relevant, the prosecution closed the evidence with the recording of the statement of the investigating officer of the case, Delhi Police Sub Inspector Renu.

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Three-year-old raped in Bihar, one arrested

Patna: A man was arrested in Bihar's Madhubani district Saturday for allegedly raping a three-year-old girl and then hanging her naked from a tree, police said.

This shocking incident occurred at a village near Keoti in Madhubani, about 200km from here.

The victim suffered serious injuries in her private parts and is battling for her life in Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital, a family member said.

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BJP moves EC over Kumar Vishwas' remark

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday filed a complaint with the Election Commission against Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas for allegedly making a "derogatory" remark against the party.

BJP leaders Satish Upadhyay, Meenakshi Lekhi, Shazia Ilmi, Shaina N.C., among others, went to the poll panel's office and filed a complaint against Vishwas.

"We moved the Election Commission against Vishwas and sought strict action...," Upadhyay said.

HC slams Delhi Police on women's safety

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court Friday slammed Delhi Police, asking why they can't hire CCTV cameras for the safety of women in the national capital, and sought a comprehensive report on the issue.

A division bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva said if the government can install cameras for a visiting head of another country, why this cannot be done for the security of women.

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Minor raped by step-father in Delhi

New Delhi: A 10-year-old girl was raped by her step-father at her home here, police said Thursday. The accused has been arrested.

Police said the complaint was lodged at Timarpur police station in north Delhi, after the victim informed her school teacher Thursday morning.

The girl told police that her step father, who is a labourer, raped her in the absence of her mother Wednesday. He also threatened her of dire consequences if she disclosed the incident to anyone, police said.

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Muslim woman editor arrested for reprinting 'Charlie Hebdo' cartoons

Thane (Maharashtra): The woman editor of an Urdu daily was arrested for reprinting a controversial cartoon of Prophet Mohammed which was first published by the French weekly "Charlie Hebdo" but later released on bail, police said Thursday.

Shirin Dalvi, the editor of "Avadhnama", was arrested by Mumbra Police Wednesday and produced before a magistrate who granted her bail.

"She was arrested on charges pertaining to hurting religious sentiments and related issues by reprinting a controversial cartoon of Prophet Mohammed," an police official said.

FIRs against Mumbai tabloid, Marathi news channel for hurting religious sentiments

By Rehan Ansari, TwoCircles.net,

Mumbai: Two separate FIRs were lodged on Thursday against a newspaper and its reporter and an editor of a Marathi news channel for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of the minority community.

Victim identified Uber cab driver as rapist, police tell court

New Delhi : The woman executive who was allegedly raped by Uber taxi driver identified the accused at a court where she had gone to record her statement in December last year, the case's investigation officer Thursday told a court where the trial is underway.

Testifying as a prosecution witness in the case, woman Sub Inspector Renu told Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja that victim has identified the accused Shiv Kumar Yadav Dec 8 last year outside the court room.

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