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Delhi court issues fresh death warrants, Nirbhaya convicts to be hanged March 3

New Delhi: A Delhi court Monday issued fresh death warrants for March 3 at 6.00am against the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case. Additional Session Judge Dharmender Rana issued fresh warrants against death row convicts – Mukesh Kumar Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Kumar Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar (31). This is the third time that death warrants have been issued against them. The first...

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Bettering strained ties: Mamata Banerjee meets Governor Jagdeep Dhankar

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held a one-on-one meeting with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar here Monday, in what is being seen as a sign of thaw in their frosty relationship. Though what exactly transpired at the hour-long meeting at Raj Bhavan was not immediately known, sources said the two discussed ‘various issues’. It was for the first time since Dhankhar assumed office in July last year that the two had...

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Protest in a democracy is fundamental right, but roads should not be blocked: SC on Shaheen Bagh

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday said people have the fundamental right to protest in a democracy but they should not be blocking roads. “There must be a balance. This could create chaos,” a two-judge bench comprising justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and KM Joseph observed in course of a hearing on the Shaheen Bagh protest that has been blamed for causing inconvenience to people. “The question is where should they protest......

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Best wishes to Arvind Kejriwal for a fruitful tenure, tweets PM Modi

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday congratulated Arvind Kejriwal on taking oath as Delhi chief minister and extended him best wishes for a fruitful tenure. Kejriwal thanked Modi for the wishes and said the Centre and the AAP government must work together to make Delhi a city of pride for all. “I congratulate Shri @ArvindKejriwal on taking oath as Delhi’s CM earlier today. Best wishes to him for a fruitful...

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Sania Mirza recovers from calf injury, returns to action at Dubai Open

Dubai: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza will return to action at the ongoing Dubai Open Wednesday after recovering from a calf injury which had cut short her campaign at the Australia Open in January. The 33-year-old Indian will pair up with her French partner Caroline Garcia and they face Russia's Alla Kudryavtseva and Slovenia's Katarina Srebotnik in...

Pakistan no longer a ‘safe haven’ for terror groups, says PM Imran Khan

Islamabad: There are no “safe havens” for terror groups in Pakistan “right now”, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Monday while acknowledging publicly that it was possibly not the case earlier. Addressing an international conference marking 40 years of hosting Afghan refugees in the country, he said Pakistan seeks peace in Afghanistan and instability in the war-torn neighbouring...

Gunmen kill 24, including a church pastor, in an attack in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou: Gunmen killed 24 men, including a church pastor, and kidnapped three others Sunday in Burkina Faso, an official said. It was the latest attack against a religious leader in the increasingly unstable West African nation. The mayor of Boundore commune, Sihanri Osangola Brigadie, said the attack occurred in the town of Pansy in Yagha province. The...

Headmaster suspended for forcing students carry books on bicycle

Basta: The headmaster of Satyabadi UP School at Mulida village under this block in Balasore district has been suspended as he forced students to carry a pile of books on a bicycle. Sources stated that the students cannot be used to carry out heavy labour. Block education officer (BEO) Prachitanaya Giri suspended Haripada Jena, the headmaster vide...

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Congress leaders want Priyanka Gandhi as Rajya Sabha nominee from MP

Bhopal: Four Congress leaders from Madhya Pradesh Monday urged the party leadership to field Priyanka Gandhi Vadra from the state in the Rajya Sabha election. Three Rajya Sabha seats from the state are falling vacant in April this year. One of the seats is currently represented by Congress veteran Digvijaya Singh, while the other two are held...


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