The Morning Wrap: Six Army Men Get Life For J&K Fake Encounter Of 2010; 'Hindu' Tripura Governor Says He's Not Secular

08/09/2015 7:45 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Indian army troops patrol the streets in Ahmedabad on August 27, 2015. A court in Gujarat ordered a police inquiry August 27 after at least ten people died in the worst violence to hit the Indian prime minister's home state in more than a decade. AFP PHOTO / Sam PANTHAKY (Photo credit should read SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)

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A 17-year-old girl was allegedly gang raped by ten persons at a hotel in Jaipur, where she was taken - on the pretext of job - by a couple who lives in her neighbourhood at outer Delhi's Mongolpuri area.

Two Indians have been taken into custody for questioning by Thai police after they were seen on CCTVs talking to a foreign suspect wanted in Thailand's deadliest bombing in years.

Did you know that ace drummer Sivamani once had long hair and showcased his drumming talents in a crossover movie?

Despite heavy criticism against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for being an "absentee PM", his frequent trips abroad have been extremely economical, as per travel records revealed via an RTI query.

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The first trial incineration of about 10 tonnes of toxic waste from the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy has been completed with officials saying that the level of emissions and ambient air quality from the burning was within permissible limits.

The Maharashtra police claim to have a diverse range of witnesses to prepare for the trial of Indrani Mukerjea.

An Army court martial has awarded life sentence to six of its personnel found guilty in the Machil fake encounter case of 2010.

Engineering major Larsen & Toubro aims to restructure its top deck as part of its succession plan and will do away with the position of 'managing director and chief executive officer' in its current form.

With the government giving in-principle approval to the one rank-one pension (OROP) scheme for defence personnel, workers at Indian Railways —the country’s largest employer — are asking for similar pension benefit, arguing their duties too are “hazardous, risky and complex”.

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How a techie delayed seven flights, involved IS and killed his wife--all for the love of a college crush.

The Bhandari community of Nargol and the surrounding villages of Umargam in Gujarat, which was designated as OBC in 2007, is ready to give up its quota if the caste-based reservation system is scrapped.

Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy once again courted controversy on Monday through a tweet where he told another user, “Whatever gave you the notion I am secular? I am a Hindu.

Brazilian legend and football's elder statesman Pele will come to India after a gap of 38 years after accepting an invitation to attend the final of the 56th edition of the Subroto Cup as its chief guest,

Opinion


Sajid Chinoy says that an apparently-falling GDP is a statistical quirk that is taking a measurable toll on the economy.

Feroze Varun Gandhi notes the rise of progressive politics across the world and says India cannot avoid the wave.

Ajit Balakrishnan says that visual literacy is becoming a basic skill akin to reading and writing.

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