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A yoga instructor has allegedly raped a 25-year-old Dutch woman at her rented room in Morjim village, around 45 kms from Panaji, police said. The accused, Krishna Sharma, who is in his thirties and hails from Uttar Pradesh, was arrested at Dabolim airport on Tuesday when he was trying to escape after the incident, police said.

Mystery of MH370: Why it's still the most read story in US

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Mystery of MH370: Why it's still the most read story in US

Perth, Australia: From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labour union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalising to resist. Perha...


Malaysia: Police looking at sabotage in jet's emergency landing

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Malaysia: Police looking at sabotage in jet's emergency landing

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian police today said they will probe if there was any sabotage behind the emergency landing of a Bangalore-bound flight carrying 166 people on board.The Malaysia Airlines Flight M...

How Tamil Nadu parties are using tea shops to give cash to voters

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How Tamil Nadu parties are using tea shops to give cash to voters

Madurai: Evading the eagle eyes of theElection Commission, political parties in Tamil Nadu have comeup with innovative ways to attract voters, the latest beingthe 'mobile contact' system, in which the...

SC agrees to hear Tejpal's bail plea, Goa Police told to file reply

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SC agrees to hear Tejpal's bail plea, Goa Police told to file reply

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to hear the bail plea of Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal, an accused in a rape case, and issued notice to the Goa Police.A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathas...

Teen survives after sneaking into wheel well of Hawaii-bound flight

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Teen survives after sneaking into wheel well of Hawaii-bound flight

Honolulu: A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet...

2G case: SC to record statements of Raja, others from 5 May

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2G case: SC to record statements of Raja, others from 5 May

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday fixed 5 May for commencement of recording of statements of former Telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and 15 others facing trial in the 2G spectrum allocation ...

Baru's book is politically motivated: PM's scientific advisor

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Baru's book is politically motivated: PM's scientific advisor

Nainital: Ascribing political motive to the memoirs of Sanjay Baru which claim that Manmohan Singh had little control over his ministers, his Scientific Advisor C N R Rao said the allegation was "...