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Congress leader shot dead in J&K

A Congress leader was killed and his two security guards injured in a militant attack on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.

GSAT-11 called back for tests to be on the safe side: ISRO Chairman

The Indian space agency has recalled its communication satellite GSAT-11 from Arianespace's rocket port in French Guiana for further tests, to be on the safe side, said Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K. Sivan on Wednesday.

Snake rescued from Delhi Assembly premises

A five-feet-long snake was rescued on Wednesday from the Delhi Assembly complex here by an animal welfare NGO.

Life term to Asaram in minor's rape case, two others get 20 years each

: A Special Court in Jodhpur on Wednesday convicted self-styled godman Asaram for raping a minor girl at his ashram in Rajasthan in 2013 and sentenced him to a prison term for life till his natural death.

Rape survivor's father welcomes Asaram's conviction

The father of the survivor who was raped as a teenager in 2013 by Asaram Bapu, on Wednesday welcomed a Jodhpur court's verdict convicting the self-styled godman.

11 killed in Indonesia oil well fire

At least 11 people were killed and 40 injured on Wednesday after a fire broke out in an oil well in the Indonesian province of Aceh in Sumatra, officials said.

Asaram convicted, sentenced to life in 2013 case of minor's rape

Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu was on Wednesday convicted by a Jodhpur court for raping a minor girl at his ashram here in Rajasthan in 2013 and sentenced to a life term.

Asaram Bapu found guilty in rape case

Five years after charges of rape were levelled against Asaram Bapu, the Jodhpur Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Court on Wednesday convicted the self-styled godman along with others accused in the case.

Armed J&K cop goes missing

A Jammu and Kashmir policeman has gone missing along with his AK-47 rifle and ammunition from Badgam district, police said.

India recalls GSAT-11 satellite for tests from Arianespace's rocket port

 The Indian space agency has recalled its communication satellite GSAT-11 from Arianespace's rocket port in Kourou in French Guiana, said Arianespace.

Peace, human rights precondition for development: UNGA chief

Peace and upholding of human rights are preconditions for development and, therefore, the UN has to put a priority on peacebuilding to prevent conflicts from arising, said General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak.

6 new faces likely in Assam cabinet

Cose to two years after the formation of the Assam government, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is all set to expand his cabinet for the first time on Thursday.

Pakistan hockey hero seeks heart transplant in India

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan hockey player Mansoor Ahmed has appealed to the Indian government to grant him a visa so he can travel to the country for a heart transplant.

ED attaches property worth Rs 1,122 cr of Vadodara's Diamond Power

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday attached property worth Rs 1,122 crore belonging to Vadodara-based DPIL firm in connection with a Rs 2,654.40 crore bank fraud case.

Why death penalty for child rape doesn't mean swifter, better justice

MBAI : About 90 per cent of child rape cases were pending trial in India in 2016, no more than 28 per cent of such cases ended in conviction, and there is a 20-year backlog in bringing cases to trial, the latest available national crime data show.

Hopeful of more India-Bangladesh cricket series in new FTP: BCB

There are chances that India might host Bangladesh more in future with the isuue of a greater number of bilateral series between the two set to be discussed when Future Tours Programme (FTP) for 2019-2023 is confirmed here during the on-going five-day International Cricket Council (ICC) meet.

Soldier injured in J&K forest shootout

An Indian Army soldier was injured on Tuesday in a shootout between hiding militants and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmirs' Tral forest area.

Sushma Swaraj slams Pakistan at SCO meet

India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday slammed Pakistan for sheltering terrorists and urged the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to act against the countries that promote terrorism.

11 more dead Maoists found in Maharashtra river; toll reaches 33

The security forces have recovered at least 11 more bodies of suspected Maoists from the Indravati River here early on Tuesday, official sources said.

Modi's new slogan: Save daughters from BJP, says Rahul

NEW DELHI: Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Kathua and Unnao rape incidents, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said he will come up with a new slogan asking people to save their daughters from his BJP.

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