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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
         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.

         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.

         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.

         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.

         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.

         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.

         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.

         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.

         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."

         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.

         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.

         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

         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.

         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.

         Railway Union alleges Rlys ignoring repair work    
NEW DELHI: The Northern Railway Men's Union Tuesday alleged that the railways was not carrying out maintenance and repair work in a timely manner and ignoring unsafe operations, charges that come in the backdrop of several high-profile train derailments.

         Twitter account of Indian ambassador to UN hacked    
NEW DELHI: In what can only be a case of hacking, two photographs of Pakistan's flag and the neighbour country's President Mamnoon Hussain were posted from the Twitter account of India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin.

         Maha bans sale of tobacco at shops selling FMCG items    
Mumbai: Maharashtra government today announced a ban on sale of tobacco at merchant establishments selling FMCG items to ensure children don't consume tobacco.

         UP: Minor gang-raped, filmed at gunpoint    
Bulandshahr: A 14-year-old girl was gang-raped and filmed at gunpoint in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr, on Wednesday. On the complaint of the victim's family, the police registered an FIR against six persons and arrested two of them. "Police booked two for raping and immediately arrested them. Other four were charged with aiding them and will be arrested by the end of the day," SSP of Bulandshahr, Muniraj told ANI.

         INX Media case: Karti Chidambaram gets bail    
NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Friday granted bail to Karti Chidambaram, son of senior Congress leader P Chidamabaram, in the INX Media corruption case.

         1,25,000 Bio-toilets installed in train coaches    
NEW DELHI: The Indian Railways at present have commissioned and are operating 27 sections as Green Corridors. All the trains plying on these sections are running with all the coaches equipped with bio-toilets. Thus, there is no direct discharge of human waste from the trains running on these Green Corridors. Indian Railway has provided about 1,25,000 bio-toilets in its coaches till March 2018.

         Don't commercialise education: President to teachers    
New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind today asked teachers not to commercialise education, noting that there would be no difference between them and traders if they indulge in such activities.

         Five-year-old girl raped by 12-year-old boy    
SHIMLA: A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 12-year-old boy in Dhalli on the outskirts of Shimla town, police said.

         PM Modi taking India back to medieval times: Rahul Gandhi    
New Delhi: In his first address as Congress President, Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is taking India back to the medieval times.

         Dahanu boat capsize: All missing students recovered    
DAHANU: All missing students in the boat capsize that took place off the coast of Maharashtra's Dahanu town have been accounted for as recovered, Dahanu Coast Guard stated on Sunday.

         Women-driven autos on Kolkata streets soon    
KOLKATA: Breaking the old age customs, the women in Kolkata are getting trained to drive autos for their livelihood. Belonging to a lower income family, these women are receiving training to drive autos by an auto union leader Gopal, in South Kolkata.

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