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    Death penalty in record 23 days

    LucknowIn one of the fastest trials and delivery of justice in the country in a rape and murder case, POCSO Court Ghaziabad awarded death penalty to a man, accused of rape and murder of a two and half years old girl, in record 23 days.The body of a child was found in bushes in Kavinagar area of UP's Ghaziabad on October 21, 2020. The autopsy report confirmed the girl was brutally raped before being killed.

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    Festive mood in Kamala Harris's ancestral villages in Tamil Nadu

    NagapattinamWith Indian-origin Kamala Harris all set to be sworn in as the first woman Vice President of the US on Wednesday, people of 2 villages in Tamil Nadu, native to her maternal grandparents, are in a festive mood bursting crackers, distributing sweets and calendars with her photo embossed.The 10-km stretch between Mannargudi and Thulasenthirapuram-Painganadu villages in...

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    Covid-19 tally at 1.97 lakh

    New DelhiIn a significant achievement, India's active caseload of Covid-19 patients slipped below 2 lakh after 6 months and 24 days as 1.97 lakh were left under treatment even while daily cases per million population in the last 7 days were the lowest.About 72% of the active cases were concentrated in just 5 states - Kerala 35.74%, Maharashtra 25.16%, UP 4.14%, Karnataka 4% and West Bengal 3.44%. The caseload...

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    SC takes offence at farmers' aspersions

    New DelhiThe Supreme Court on Wednesday took "serious objection" to the aspersions cast on it as also on the experts' panel set up by it to resolve the dispute over the three farm laws and urged the protesting farmers to talk to the panel and restart agitation if the laws are upheld. A 3-judge Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde issued notice to the Centre on a plea by a farm...

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    Indore: 'Tandav' over Tandav continues

    Indore: A private petition was filed in the district court on Wednesday against the web series Tandav stating that some scenes and shots in the series had hurt religious sentiments of the Hindu Community. The court ordered Palasia Police Station to submit an inquiry report in the case.The private complaint was filed by advocate Prabal Bhargava on behalf of Govind Singh Bais.

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    Mumbai police summons Kangana Ranaut in defamation case filed by Javed Akhtar

    The Juhu Police has issued summons to actor Kangana Ranaut in connection with the defamation case filed by Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar against her. The summons, which was issued two days ago, asked her to appear before them on January 22.In November, last year, Akhtar approached the Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate Court and filed a criminal complaint against the...

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    Trade unions ask govt to put on hold implementation of 4 labour codes

    A joint platform of 10 central trade unions on Wednesday demanded putting on hold implementation of four labour codes and start fresh discussions in the true spirit of bipartite and tripartite consultations. The statement was issued by the joint forum comprising ten central trade unions -- Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC),...

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    IAS officer AL Jarhad posted as secretary to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray

    In a minor reshuffle, AL Jarhad, Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the 1997 batch, was on Wednesday posted as the secretary to the chief minister. Jarhad, who was transferred from BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) as the additional commissioner last year as the secretary of relief and rehabilitation, could not take over and he was since then waiting...

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    Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi seeks Centre's reply on Chinese village in Arunachal Pradesh

    Amidst the raging controversy over the construction of a village in Arunachal Pradesh by China, Shiv Sena Member of the Parliament (MP) Priyanka Chaturvedi said the situation was alarming and demanded answers from the Centre. In two separate letters to Union Ministers S Jaishankar and Rajnath Singh, Chaturvedi asked, "Will the government be...

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    Maharashtra government to be guarantor for Rs 1,500 crore loan of cotton body

    Mumbai: Beware of online loan apps and their recovery methods, say copsThe Maharashtra Cabinet, on Wednesday, decided to stand guarantor for a Rs 1,500 crore bank loan taken by the State Co-operative Cotton Growers Marketing Federation to pay farmers for procuring their produce at minimum support price (MSP). The federation has taken a loan of Rs 1,500 crore from Bank...

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