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Wary of fourth girl child, man poisons wife, daughters

DURGAPUR: Afraid of having a fourth girl child, a man on Friday allegedly poisoned his seven-month pregnant wife and three daughters to death in West Bengal’s Burdwan district. Enraged locals beat him up so badly that he later died, police said.

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Registration of marriages to be made compulsory

NEW DELHI:  In a significant move, the central government will bring in a bill in Parliament’s budget session to make registration of marriages compulsory under a law for mandatory recording of births and deaths, notwithstanding one’s religious affiliation, thereby providing legal protection especially in cases of inter-religious matrimony.

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Maoists release Italian hostage

BHUBANESWAR: Ending the nearly month-long hostage crisis, Italian tour operator, Mr Paolo Bosusco was on Thursday  released unharmed by a Maoist group under a deal with the Odisha government, though so far only one prisoner has been given bail by the courts.

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Nupur Talwar moves SC, case to be heard tomorrow

NEW DELHI: Nupur Talwar, facing arrest in the twin murder case of her daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, today moved the Supreme Court seeking stay on the non- bailable warrant (NBW) issued against her by the trial court.

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SC uphold constitutional validity of RTE Act

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today upheld the constitutional validity of the Right to Education Act, 2009, which mandates 25 per cent free seats to the poor in government and private unaided schools uniformly across the country.

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18 accused get life term in 2002 Ode massacre case

ANAND (GUJARAT):  A designated court here on Thursday awarded life sentence to 18 people and handed down seven-year jail terms to five others in connection with the massacre of 23 people in Gujarat’s Ode village during the 2002 post-Godhra communal riots.

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Tremors felt in India

NEW DELHI: A string of high intensity earthquakes off Indonesia on Wednesday led to tremors in various parts of India and triggered fears of tsunami with government issuing warnings which were withdrawn later.

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SIT gives clean chit to Modi in Gujarat riots case

AHMEDABAD: In a big relief for the Gujarat Chief Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, the Supreme Court-appointed SIT has given him a clean chit in the post-Godhra Gulberg massacre case and sought its closure as it found no evidence against him.

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