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Facebook friend allegedly rapes woman in India

Facebook friend allegedly rapes woman in India

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Two of the culprits have been arrested and investigations are underway WAHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Woman befrends man on facebook, meets him four years later and gets rapedVictim claims she was held at gunpoint. A woman from the Gurugram city of New Delhi was allegedly abducted at gunpoint from a shopping mall, taken to a shooting range and was raped by a Facebook friend, and three others. According to a report by newspaper, the Times of India, an FIR (First Information Report) was filed against the accused who have been identified as Vipin Tomar, Ashish Balyan, Taranjit and Amit Munjal. Tomar and Ashish have been arrested, while the others have absconded. The woman, a 28-year-old embryologist had accepted a Facebook friend request from Tomar, a resident of Arifpur Kheri vil...
7 Devotees Killed In Stampede During Temple Festival In Tamil Nadu

7 Devotees Killed In Stampede During Temple Festival In Tamil Nadu

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The tragedy occurred when hundreds of people gathered for the ''padikasu'' (temple coin) distribution ceremony, held as part of annual ''Chithira Pournami'' festival, at the ''Karuppasamy'' (a rural deity) temple in Muthiampalayam village. TIRUCHIRAPPALLI: A stampede during a local temple festival killed seven devotees and injured 10 others near Thuraiyur, about 45 km from Tiruchi, on Sunday, the police said. The tragedy occurred when hundreds of people gathered for the ''padikasu'' (temple coin) distribution ceremony, held as part of annual ''Chithira Pournami'' festival, at the ''Karuppasamy'' (a rural deity) temple in Muthiampalayam village. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami expressed anguish over the loss of lives in the incident. While ...
Dhoni becomes first Indian to hit 200 IPL sixes

Dhoni becomes first Indian to hit 200 IPL sixes

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Overall, Chris Gayle has hit the maximum number of sixes in the IPL. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni has become the first Indian batsman to hit 200 sixes in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Dhoni achieved this feat during his sensational 84-run knock in Sunday's game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) which CSK lost by only one run. Chasing 162, CSK managed to score 160/8 in their full quota of 20 overs, thus succumbing to their second consecutive loss in the ongoing IPL. Dhoni hit five fours and seven sixes during the course of his 48-ball inning, thus taking his overall IPL tally of maximums to 203. In the ongoing edition, the 37-year-old has so far hit 17 sixes. Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina are next best Indian batsman in the list with both boasting ...
Tamil Nadu Top Poll Official Recommends Re-Polling In 10 Stations

Tamil Nadu Top Poll Official Recommends Re-Polling In 10 Stations

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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Eight polling stations falling under the Lok Sabha segment of Dharmapuri and one booth under Tiruvallur Parliamentary constituency have been recommended for re-polling, he said. Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo on Sunday said he has recommended to the Election Commission to conduct re-polling in 10 polling stations in the state. The top election official told reporters in Tamil Nadu capital Chennai that after a perusal of reports of authorities including those from the general observers and presiding officers, re-poll has been recommended for the consideration of the EC. Eight polling stations falling under the Lok Sabha segment of Dharmapuri and one booth under Tiruvallur Parliamentary constituency have been recommended for re-pollin...
Indian Muslim prisoner branded with Om symbol, court issues notice

Indian Muslim prisoner branded with Om symbol, court issues notice

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Dubai: Images of a man’s back branded with the Om symbol went viral online, after a Muslim inmate was subjected to abuse in New Delhi’s Tihar jail. The inmate, Shabbir alias Nabbir, who according to Indian media reports is an under trial prisoner, was presented in court late last week where he showed the presiding judge the mark seared over his back. According to Indian news website India Today, Shabbir raised a complaint with the superintendent of jail no. 4 about the induction stove in their barracks not working properly. The accused official, Rajesh Chauhan, then allegedly began to beat Shabbir, accusing him of trying to “be a politician” and raising complaints. In his office, Chauhan and other officials allegedly beat Shabbir and took a metal Om symbol and branded it on Shabbir’
Five million lost jobs

Five million lost jobs

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The unemployed were mostly higher educated and young people, in the 20-24 age range. At least five million Indians lost their jobs between 2016 and 2018, and young urban men are being hit hardest, a Bengaluru-based private university said in a report on Tuesday. The report by the Azim Premji University comes as Indians are voting in a staggered general election, which is due to end on May 19, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government keen to defend its economic record, including on jobs. "In addition to rising open unemployment among the higher educated, the less educated (and likely informal) workers have also seen job losses and reduced work opportunities since 2016," said Amit Basole, an economist and lead author of the report. The report did not say how many jobs wer...
Stoners Rejoice! Weed Legalised In India

Stoners Rejoice! Weed Legalised In India

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In a surprise late-night decision, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) announced that cannabis would be taken off the list of Schedule 1 drugs. Currently, cannabis occupies the same legal status as opium and cocaine.  Citizens will be allowed to carry a maximum of 20 grams, and personal growers will be allowed to have up to 10 plants. The decision came around after the passage of a bill that argued against clubbing marijuana with other highly dangerous and addictive drugs. The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (India) was passed in 1985, and made consumption, possession and sale of cannabis a criminal offence.  However, movements for legalisation have been in motion for decades, especially supported by research on its medical benefits. Several states in the US h
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Don’t mess with us, Pakistan tells India

Don’t mess with us, Pakistan tells India

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'We have no intention to initiate war, but we will respond with full force.'Pakistan will respond to any attack by India with "full force", the army's spokesman said on Friday, amid heightened tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours over Kashmir. Major General Asif Ghafoor was speaking a week after a Pakistani-based militant group claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack that killed 40 Indian paramilitary policemen the Himalayan region disputed between India and Pakistan. India's top military commander in the region has alleged Pakistan's main Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency was involved. "We have no intention to initiate war, but we will respond with full force to full spectrum threat that would surprise you," Ghafoor told reporters in the garr...
Will Indian rupee hit 20-mark against UAE dirham again?

Will Indian rupee hit 20-mark against UAE dirham again?

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The rupee slumped 22 paise to 70.40 against the US dollar in early trade. The rupee on Thursday slumped 22 paise to 70.40 against the US dollar amid strengthening greenback and sustained foreign fund outflows. Against the UAE dirham, the rupee was trading at 19.18 at 8:30am (UAE time), according to XE.com . Forex traders said the dollar strengthening against major global currencies overseas and fall in domestic equities dragged down the local unit, while falling crude oil prices capped rupee's losses. At the Interbank Foreign Exchange (forex) market, the rupee opened lower at 70.30 and fell further to touch a low of 70.40 a dollar, down 22 paise over its previous closing. On Wednesday, the rupee had depreciated 75 paise to 70.18 against the American currency. Brent cru...