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Women Naxal cadres sexually exploited: Govt

Government today said instances of sexual exploitation of tribal women cadres by senior Naxal leadership have been reported in various Left Wing Extremism affected states. “Many instances of exploitation of tribals by the Naxalites/Maoists have come to the notice of the government. Such atrocities primarily include sexual exploitation of tribal women cadres in the Maoist camps which have been disclosed ...

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Members rake up issue of Modi’s Eid greeting

Opposition members in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday sought to rake up an rake up issue accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of not greeting Muslims on the occasion of Eid while noting that he had offered prayers in Nepal’s famed centuries-old Pashupatinath Temple on Monday. Raising the issue during zero hour, Trinamool Congress leader Sudip Bandhopadhyay recalled the Prime Minister’s ...

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India to build pipeline to Nepal for oil products

In a move to deepen economic ties with Nepal, India today agreed to build a pipeline from Bihar to Kathmandu for supply of petrol, diesel and ATF. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday signalled India’s willingness to build the Rs 200-crore pipeline to supply fuel during his visit to Himalayan nation, the first by an Indian Prime Minister in 17 ...

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Nearly 400 killed in China 6.5-magnitude earthquake

China on Monday rushed thousands of soldiers, police and firefighters as well as eight planes to its southwestern Yunnan province, which was devastated by a strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake that killed nearly 400 people.The death toll from yesterday’s earthquake said to be the most powerful to hit the quake-vulnerable province in the past 14 years today stood at 398 with some ...

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Higher judiciary hit by sexual harassment charge

Higher echelons of judiciary were today hit by allegations of sexual harassment of a senior woman judicial officer by a high court judge with the Chief Justice of India (CJI) R M Lodha describing it as a “very serious issue” which would be dealt with “appropriately”. A woman additional district and sessions judge in Gwalior has quit her job after ...

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Natwar to write a sequel to his book “One Life is not Enough”

Unfazed by the attacks on him by the Congress leadership for his book which was sharply critical of Sonia Gandhi, Natwar Singh has decided to write a sequel “which will have many more disclosures”. To be called ‘My irregular diary’, the sequel is expected to hit the market by next March, the former External Affairs Minister told PTI here today. ...

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Germany keen to share know-how, funds for Ganges clean-up

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious initiative to clean up the Ganges has attracted interest from Germany, which is keen on providing its expertise to carry out the multi-billion dollar project. The Modi government has taken up plan to clean up the Ganges which has become heavily polluted due to industrial and human waste. It has allocated Rs 2,037 crore for ...

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PM reunites Nepalese youth with parents after 16 yrs

26-year-old Jeet Bahadur, who is currently pursuing BBA in Ahmedabad, had come to India in 1998 along with his brother looking for work like many other migrants from Nepal. Bahadur came in contact with Modi in Ahmedabad over a decade back and was since looked after by him. He travelled with Prime Minister Modi to Kathmandu to be personally handed ...

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Nearly 200 missing after massive landslide in Nepal

Nearly 200 people were missing after a massive landslide in northeast Nepal that blocked the Sunkoshi river, turning it into a huge lake and putting dozens of villages both in Nepal and India at the risk of flash floods. A huge hill had suddenly collapsed last morning burying 100 homes before dumping mud and stones into the Sunkoshi river at ...

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Anti-Hijacking Amend Bill likely to be brought to Par

Almost 15 years after Kandahar hijack, a bill to award death penalty to hijackers and give the right to security forces to shoot down an aircraft which may be used as a missile is likely to be brought to Parliament soon. Officials of the Civil Aviation Ministry are in parleys with their counterparts in the Law and Justice Ministry to ...

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