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Professor arrested for anti-Mamata cartoons

KOLKATA:  A Jadavpur University professor was arrested on Friday  for allegedly posting a cartoon on the internet showing the West Bengal Chief Minister, Ms Mamata Banerjee in poor light after she forced out Mr Dinesh Trivedi and put Mr Mukul Roy in his place as Railway Minister.

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Relief for Nupur in Aarushi murder case

NEW DELHI: In a dramatic turn of events, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which had raided dentist Dr Nupur Talwar’s residence after issuance of a non-bailable warrant against her, on Friday submitted to the Supreme Court that it would not arrest her during the pendency of her plea against the non-bailable warrant (NBW).

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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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