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Cases against three places of worship in Kerala

PTI Thiruvananthapuram A day after 12 people tested positive for coronavirus in Kerala, the police on Saturday filed cases against the authorities of three places of worship for conducting prayers and allowing crowds to gather in their premises despite directions not to do so, as part of measures against the virus spread. Cases were filed by the police against the …

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India’s coronavirus count reaches 236

New Delhi: The coronavirus (COVID-19) cases rose to 236 in India after 63 fresh cases were reported in a day, as per the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) on Friday while the Union Health Ministry figure stood at 223, as the governments in the national capital and Maharashtra announced shutdown of public places to contain the spread of coronavirus …

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Nirbhaya convicts executed in Tihar

New Delhi: Four men convicted of gang-raping and murdering a young Delhi woman, who came to be known as Nirbhaya, were hanged in pre-dawn darkness on Friday, closing a horrific chapter that shook the nation’s collective core with the details of its barbarity and led to tougher anti-rape laws. Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay …

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Call for plugging loopholes in country’s rape laws

New Delhi/Bengaluru: Political leaders, jurists and Bollywood celebrities on Friday joined the family of Nirbhaya to call for plugging loopholes in the rape laws to ensure those on death row for this crime are not allowed to “manipulate” the legal system for delaying the execution. As reactions poured from all sections of the society that justice has finally been done …

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Last one hour before convicts were hanged

New Delhi: It was 3 am on Friday when all the four convicts in the Nirbhaya  gangrape case were taken out from their barracks for a brief time. They were already awake as the  “fear to be hanged” did not allow them to sleep. When the jail authorities asked them to finish  their routine work and wear the new clothes …

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People celebrate outside Tihar jail

New Delhi: Carrying the tricolour and raising slogans ‘long live Nirbhaya’ and ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’, hundreds of people gathered outside the Tihar jail complex in the early hours of Friday, with some distributing sweets after the four gangrape and murder convicts case were hanged. Security was beefed up outside the Tihar Jail number three where the four convicts – …

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Workplaces in Mumbai, Pune closed till March 31

Mumbai: Amid growing concern over spread of coronavirus, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Friday that all workplaces in major cities in Maharashtra, including Mumbai and Pune, will remain closed till March 31. The shutdown will be applicable in Mumbai, Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad and Nagpur, Thackeray told reporters here. Government offices will operate at 25 per cent …

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No foreign flights from March 22

New Delhi: India reported its fourth coronavirus death on Thursday while the total COVID-19 cases rose to 173, as India banned landing of all international commercial passenger flights from March 22 for a week, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to stay indoors. Giving the details of the fourth coronavirus fatality in the country, the Union Health Ministry said …

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PM calls for resolve, restraint to fight corona

New Delhi: Calling for “resolve and restraint” to fight coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked the entire country to observe ‘Janta curfew’ on Sunday. In a nearly 30-minute national broadcast, he asked people to stay indoors and work from home as much as possible while underscoring the dangers of coronavirus, saying the world has never seen a crisis …

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Vikram Gokhale, 2 others booked for ‘cheating’

Pune: Police have registered an offence against noted actor Vikram Gokhale and two others for allegedly duping 14 people in a land deal in Pune district, an official said on Thursday. The two other accused were identified as Jayant Mhalgi and Sujata Mhalgi, the official said on Wednesday. One Jayant Bhairat had lodged a complaint with Paud police station in …

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