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Mumbai’s eunuchs get dignity as I-Day gift

MUMBAI: A social organisation here marked Independence Day Monday a bit differently -- by launching a unique project to provide dignified employment to eunuchs and wean them away from their life of beggary and sex trade.

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Peace at last in Parliament, crucial bills passed

NEW DELHI: After days of disruption by opposition MPs protesting varied issues, peace finally returned to Parliament on Thursday and the government was able to get crucial legislation passed in the two Houses -- a first this monsoon session.

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Five more join BJP ministry in Karnataka

BANGALORE: In the second expansion in three days, the Karnataka Chief Minister, Mr D V Sadananda Gowda on Thursday inducted five ministers of cabinet rank into his ministry, but kept out the controversial Reddy brothers.

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Seal inter-state borders in Naxal-hit areas: Raman

NEW DELHI:  Terming Naxalism as the biggest challenge to democracy, the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister, Mr Raman Singh today suggested sealing of the inter-state borders in the affected areas and deployment of special forces which are properly armed there.

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Suspension of cops demanded over Pune firing

MUMBAI/PUNE: Opposition members on Thursday  demanded suspension of police officers involved in firing in Maval, near Pune, in which three farmers were killed, as video footage showed some policemen apparently aiming their guns and shooting at unarmed protestors.

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SC upholds death penalty for Arif in Red Fort attack

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Wednesday upheld the death sentence of Lashker-e-Taiba terrorist Mohd Arif alias Ashfaq in the 2000 Red Fort attack and said the "arrogant" assault was a "brazen attempt" by Pakistan "to overawe" India and wage a war against it.

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4 killed in police firing near Pune

PUNE: Four persons, including a woman, were killed in police firing at Maval near here Tuesday when a farmers’ protest against a dam water pipeline project turned violent.

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Rift in Kashmir panel but no resignations

NEW DELHI: A rift over two of three interlocutors on Kashmir participating in conferences suspected to have been funded by Pakistan’s spy agency ISI has cast a shadow on the work of the panel, tasked with drawing a roadmap for peace in the valley. But none has offered to quit the team.

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