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       HEADLINES: Baby girl found abandoned                                              Pinarayi death case: 'Auto-driver bought rat poison for Soumya'                                              POCSO Act: Death penalty will be futile, says Justice Shah                                              Siddaramaiah files nomination from Badami                                              Parliament is not immune to casting couch: Renuka Chowdhary                                              Decision to reject impeachment motion against CJI was not hasty: Venkaiah Naidu                                              Centre defends death by hanging in SC, says far safer and quicker                                              Death toll in Toronto truck collision rises to 10                                              Fire in karaoke bar in China kills at least 18                                              Selective army censorship of press may impact Pak polls                                              US plans to end work permits for spouses of H-1B visa holders                                              IPL '18: Kings XI Punjab prevail as DD continue to lose                                              I’ll share champagne with Kohli if he breaks my record: Tendulkar                                              Barcelona Open: Bopanna-Vasselin look for winning start                                              Zverer surges to 3rd spot, Nadal stays top in ATP rankings                                              Tendulkar recalls 'happy dents' of World Cup triumph                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         Asaram Bapu sentenced to life in rape case    
JODHPUR: Self-styled godman Asaram was on Wednesday convicted and was later sentenced to life by a court here for raping a teenager at his ashram near here in 2013. His two aides were awarded a jail term of 20 years each.

         Cong hands stained with Muslims' blood: Salman Khurshid    
ALIGARH: In a statement which might not go down well with his party, former Union minister Salman Khurshid has said there are Muslims' blood stains on the Congress hands.

         Centre defends death by hanging in SC, says far safer and quicker    
NEW DELHI: The Centre in its counter affidavit over a plea seeking an alternative method of execution other than hanging on Tuesday submitted to the Supreme Court that hanging is far safer and quicker than lethal injections or firing squads.

         AIADMK sacks journos for pro-BJP article in its mouthpiece    
CHENNAI: The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) sacked columnist Thirumalai and a sub-editor from party's mouthpiece 'Namathu Amma' on Tuesday.

         Venkaiah Naidu directs introduction of bio-metric attendance in RS    
NEW DELHI: Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday undertook a surprise check of offices and directed introduction of bio-metric attendance marking system for the officers and staff of Rajya Sabha secretariat in Delhi.

         POCSO ordinance 'a step taken in hurry': BCI Chairman    
NEW DELHI: Bar Council of India Chairman Manan Mishra on Tuesday said that the ordinance to amend the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) was a step taken in hurry.

         Decision to reject impeachment motion against CJI was not hasty: Venkaiah Naidu    
NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said his decision to reject the impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra was "timely and not a hasty one" and came after over a month of due diligence, according to sources.

         MP woman builds pet dog's grave on government land    
SIDHI: A woman Tehsildar (Executive Magistrate) has allegedly got a grave constructed for her pet dog on a government land in Madhya Pradesh's Sidhi district.

         Parliament is not immune to casting couch: Renuka Chowdhary    
NEW DELHI: Responding to Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan's remark on the casting couch, Congress leader Renuka Chowdhary on Tuesday said that even Parliament is not immune to it.

         Siddaramaiah files nomination from Badami    
BADAMI: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, files nomination from Badami constituency. Siddaramaiah is contesting the upcoming elections from two seats- Badami and Chamundeshwari.

         Porn behind rising child rape cases, molestation: MP Home Minister    
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh on Tuesday blamed pornographic websites for rising number of child rape and molestation in India.

         Noida: Class 11 girl gang-raped in moving car    
NOIDA: A Class 11 student was allegedly gang-raped by three youths including her classmate in a moving vehicle in Greater Noida last week, after which she was abandoned on the roadside.

         Survey indicates 'photo-finish' in K'taka polls    
NEW DELHI: A survey conducted by the Times Now-VMR has indicated a "photo-finish" in the Karnataka Assembly elections, with the BJP and the Congress neck-and-neck.

         POCSO Act: Death penalty will be futile, says Justice Shah    
NEW DELHI: Former Delhi High Court Chief Justice A P Shah, along with other child rights activists and lawyers expressed their dissatisfaction over the recent ordinance to amend the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

         Indian troops retaliate to ceasefire violation along LoC, four Pak jawans killed    
SRINAGAR: The Indian Army has reportedly killed four soldiers of Pakistan in retaliation to ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.

         When would Modi deposit Rs. 15 lakhs in people’s accounts: PMO evades RTI query    
NEW DELHI: A query on when the Rs. 15 lakh promised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his 2014 election campaign would be transferred to people's bank accounts, does not come under the definition of “information” under the RTI Act and so cannot be answered, the PMO has told the Central Information Commission.

         My son not contesting from Varuna: Yeddyurappa    
BENGALURU: In a surprise announcement, BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa said on Monday that his son B Y Vijayendra would not contest from Varuna constituency in Mysuru against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s son Yatindra, triggering angry protests from party workers that led to a police lathicharge.

         Hong Kong silent on Nirav Modi's whereabouts    
NEW DELHI: Hong Kong's Department of Justice (DoJ) on Monday refused to share information on absconding jewellery designer and Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam accused Nirav Modi, who is confirmed to be in the Hong Kong by Indian authorities.

         Delhi doctor operates on leg of patient with head injury    
NEW DELHI: A senior doctor at a Delhi government-run hospital, a dedicated facility for providing critical trauma services, wrongly performed a procedure on the leg of a patient who was admitted there with a head injury.

         I fear for my life, Indrani Mukerjea tells court    
MUMBAI: Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, Monday told the special CBI court here that she feared for her life in prison.

         Man bludgeons wife to death in front of kids    
NEW DELHI: A 38-year-old woman was bludgeoned to death allegedly by her husband in the presence of their three children this morning in outer Delhi's Mangolpuri, police said.

         CCTVs in all police stations by October: HC told    
NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court was Monday told that CCTV cameras would be installed in all the police stations in the national capital by October this year.

         CJI impeachment: Congress to file petition in SC    
NEW DELHI: Hours after Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu rejected the impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, the Congress on Monday decided to file a petition in the Supreme Court.

         CJI impeachment notice rejected: What Congress, Shiv Sena leaders said    
NEW DELHI: Several political leaders on Monday reacted on the rejection of Congress-led opposition parties' impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra by Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.

         World will hear positive voices against protectionism at Modi-Xi summit: China    
BEIJING: China today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping will discuss globalisation and the threat of rising protectionism at their informal summit at Wuhan + this week and the world will hear "very positive voices."

         We won't allow BJP to intoxicate Constitution: Rahul Gandhi    
NEW DELHI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi, on Monday, said the party would work for the people of India to protect them, their ideas and build their future. "No matter how much effort BJP puts in we will not allow them to toxicate the Constitution,” he asserted. He was addressing Congress workers at the Talkatora Stadium after launching a nationwide campaign to safeguard the Constitution and protect the rights of Dalits and backward classes.

         Anant Kumar Hegde receives threat call    
Bengaluru: Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde has alleged of receiving a threat call in the wee hours of Sunday. Hegde's personal assistant has lodged a complaint at Sirsi New Market Police station. Police have registered a complaint under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 504 and 507 in this regard.

         Are 14-16 year-old girls not children too? asks Kamal Haasan    
CHENNAI: Actor-politician Kamal Haasan today wondered why the ordinance promulgated today provided death penalty for rape of girls under 12 years alone and not for those aged between 14 and 16 and said families should bring up boys to act responsibly. “Why is the death penalty only for the rape of girls aged under 12… what about 14, 15, and 16-year-olds, are they not children too?It will take time for them too (14-16 year-olds) to blossom as women. I do not know how to view it,” he said

         Jessica Lall’s sister pardons killer    
Sabrina, the sister of Delhi-based model Jessica Lal who shot dead on April 30, 1999, has said that she has “no objections” to the release of the man who is the convict. Siddartha Vashishta aka Manu Sharma, is currently serving life imprisonment in Tihar jail for having shot dead Jessica after she refused him a drink at a party in Delhi where she was a bartender.

         Venkaiah Naidu rejects Opposition notice impeachement of chief justice Dipak Misra    
NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Monday rejected the Congress-led opposition parties' notice for the impeachment of the chief justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra.

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