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India
October 21, 2017
"Sava sau crore….,” is a common refrain Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes in his speeches, referring to India’s population of 125 crore, or 1.25 billion. In Haryana, where his BJP is in power, the government’s abdication of duty following the conviction of the self-styled godman Gurmeet (no, his neither Ram nor Rahim by any stretch of imagination) that resulted...
More than 30 people were killed and over 250 people were injured on Friday in widespread violence, police firing and arson which broke out after self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted of raping two women by a CBI court. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar seeing the massacre finally accepted to ‘lapses’ in managing the situation. Meanwhile, section...
In connection to a scandal that has already toppled former South Korean president Park Geun Hye, a South Korean court sentenced the acting chairman of Samsung, Lee Jae Yong, to five years in prison on finding him guilty of offering bribes and other crimes in return for favours. Yong, who is south Korea’s third-richest man and heir to the sprawling...
President  Donald Trump's warning to Pakistan that it must stop harboring terrorist organizations and the Taliban represents "a radical shift" in U.S. policy that could improve the situation in war-torn Afghanistan, according to analysts. Trump minced no words about Pakistan-sponsored terrorism saying: “Today, 20 US designated foreign terrorist organisations are active in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the highest concentration in the world. For...
Russian air force has killed over 200 Islamic State fighters who were on their way to the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, Defence Ministry of Russia said on Monday. After being pushed out by Syrian land forces and Russia’s air force from the south of Raqqa province and the west of Homs Province, the terror group is concentrating around Deir...
In a tragic incident, at least 23 people have died and over 40 are injured after 14 coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening. According to the local police, the accident happene around 5.46 PM in Khatauli village in Muzaffarnagar, which is barely 100 kilometres from New Delhi. The train was headed from Puri...
More slimmer and smaller in its look, a new Rs 50 florescent blue colour note will be soon released by the Reserve Bank of India. The new note will have the signature of RBI Governor Urjit Patel. The apex bank said in a release on Saturday that the old Rs 50 notes will also continue to be legal tender. 66mm is...
In an incident that shows that the apathy of Delhiites knows no bounds, a young man lay fighting for his life after an accident for 14 painful hours on Delhi's Ring Road, but not a single human being came forward to help him. What's more unbelievable was that a bystander came to the victim and under the pretext of...
When the anti-terror unit of the Delhi police went after a Nigerian drug dealer in south Delhi’s Chhattarpur area on Friday, the accused in order to save himself jumped from a four-storeyed building but eventually died due to excessive bleeding from the fall. However, police in their raid recovered 25 kg Ketamine drugs estimated to be worth Rs 20 crore. ...
A Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student was allegedly molested and her six male friends assaulted for at least two hours after they were held hostage by a group of over half-a-dozen rowdy men at a lake in Asola sanctuary which is in Surajkund area of Faridabad in Haryana, Delhi police said on Thursday. On Friday, a Sub-Inspector posted with the...