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Modi comes under attack for comment on women

NEW DELHI: Dubbing the Gujarat Chief Minister, Mr Narendra Modi's comment on women as "childish", the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister, Ms Ambika Soni today said he is not "sensitive" towards women.

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Police pulled up over flip flop on Holy Quran’s age, antiquity

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court has ticked off the city police for its failure to ascertain the age of an old copy of Quran, seized from one named Azaz Ahmed Shakil allegedly trying it to sell it for Rs one crore, and has asked it to determine if the holy scripture is an antique piece as per the relevant laws.

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Ban on tiger tourism to continue

NEW DELHI: Extending the ban on tourism in core tiger reserve areas till September 27, the Supreme Court today indicated it was not averse to permit regulated tourist activities, subject to the Centre evolving suitable revised guidelines to protect the dwindling tiger population.

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SC upholds death sentence to Kasab

NEW DELHI: Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab’s legal battle for life in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack on Wednesday came to an end with the Supreme Court upholding his death sentence, while observing that the conspiracy for the attack was hatched in Pakistan.

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Ex-BJP minister among 32 convicted in Naroda riots

AHMEDABAD: Former minister in the Narendra Modi government, Maya Kodnani and Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi were among 32 people convicted by a special court on Wednesday on charges of conspiracy and murder in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riots case in which 97 people from the minority community were killed.

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Land Acquisition Bill to get delayed further

NEW DELHI: The Land Acquisition Bill, which was being pushed by Ms Sonia Gandhi-led NAC, is set for further delay with the controversial matter being referred to a Group of Ministers (GoM) because of opposition by a number of Cabinet ministers.

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SC verdict on Kasab’s plea against death sentence today

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court will deliver on Wednesday its verdict on Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab’s plea against his conviction and death sentence in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks in which 166 people were killed.

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Parliament’s Monsoon session headed for washout

NEW DELHI: The remaining part of the Monsoon Session of Parliament looks set for a washout with the Bharatiya Janata Party adamant on resignation of the Prime Minister, though it stands isolated among opposition parties, many of whom favour a debate instead of disruption.

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