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19 people convicted in Bihar shelter home case

PTI New Delhi A Delhi court Monday convicted Brajesh Thakur and 18 others for sexual and physical assault on several girls in a Muzaffarpur shelter home. Additional sessions judge Saurabh Kulshreshtha convicted Thakur for aggravated sexual assault under POCSO Act and gangrape. The shelter home was run by Thakur, former MLA of Bihar People’s Party. The court acquitted one of …

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ED arrests Vadra’s close aide

IANS New Delhi In more troubles for Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law  Robert Vadra, who is being probed for laundering money in overseas’ assets case by the  Enforcement Directorate, the central probe agency has arrested NRI businessman C C   Thampi, officials said on Monday.  An ED official told IANS: “Thampi was arrested from New Delhi on Friday evening in  connection …

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Exams not everything, PM tells students

PTI New Delhi A “technology free” room in homes, extracurricular activities chosen on the basis of interest not glamour and realising that exams are not everything were some of the tips Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday offered students getting ready for exams. Reaching out to students across the country through the third edition of the ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’ programme …

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Nadda likely to succeed Shah as new BJP president

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to get its new national president in place of Amit Shah on Monday, with its working president J P Nadda expected to be elected to the post unopposed. Top party leaders, including Union ministers and those from states, are likely to arrive at the BJP headquarters to file nominations in support …

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Kejriwal comes out with ‘guarantee card’ to woo Delhites

New Delhi: Free bus ride for students, deployment of mohalla marshals for women security, a 24-hour supply of power and clean piped water for every household and reducing pollution to one-third were among the ten steps “guaranteed” by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday to woo the Delhi electorate. Releasing ‘Kejriwal ka guarantee card’ ahead of February 8 assembly …

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AAP govt ‘trying to save’ Nirbhaya case convicts, alleges BJP

New Delhi: The BJP on Sunday accused the Arvind Kejriwal-led government of “trying to save” the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape case instead of ensuring justice to her family, as it trained guns at the AAP over “delay” in their hanging.  At a press conference held at the party headquarters here, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari also …

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JNU students’ union to move High Court today

New Delhi: The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union on Sunday said it will approach the Delhi High Court on January 20 seeking a direction for quashing the new hostel manual which has provisions for fee hike.    In a statement, the students’ body said it will be filing the plea on Monday against the Inter-Hall Administration manual which, it claimed, …

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Raj govt to bring in assembly resolution against CAA

Jaipur: The Congress-ruled Rajasthan has decided to bring in an assembly resolution against the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in the state in the budget session beginning on January 24. The resolution is likely to be passed on the very first day of the session, government sources said. “The state government is mulling over bringing a resolution against the …

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Kejriwal’s ‘subdued’ response to CAA-NPR-NRC, Jamia-JNU violence ‘smacks of opportunism’: Sibal

New Delhi: Asserting that the uproar over the amended citizenship law and the Jamia-JNU violence will be a major factor in the Delhi Assembly polls, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Sunday said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s “subdued” response to the issues “smacks of opportunism”. He also said the Congress will play a “significant” role in the polls and exuded …

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Shabana Azmi injured in road accident

Mumbai: Renowned actor Shabana Azmi was injured in an accident on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway in Maharashtra’s Raigad district on Saturday, the police said. The private hospital in Mumbai where she was shifted said her condition was stable. Her husband and lyricist Javed Akhtar, who was traveling with her, escaped unhurt. The driver of the car sustained minor injuries, Raigad police …

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