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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.

Indian Railways to pay Rs 15,000 to man whose bags were destroyed by rats

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Indian Railways to pay Rs 15,000 to man whose bags were destroyed by rats

Indian Railways has been held deficient by a consumer forum here which directed it to pay Rs 15,000 compensation to a retired serviceman, whose bags were damaged by rats in a train.New Delhi Consumer ...


Iraqi college student takes sabbatical: To fight against Islamic State

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Iraqi college student takes sabbatical: To fight against Islamic State

Briyar Kamal, a 24-year-old Kurdish student, achieved good marks at university, but instead of relaxing during his summer holiday he is fighting jihadists who have overrun swathes of Iraq."If the...

Malaysia to share costs of the latest MH370 search effort with Aus

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Malaysia to share costs of the latest MH370 search effort with Aus

Sydney: Malaysia on Thursday said it would share with Australia the cost of the latest effort to uncover signs of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, in the hope of unlocking modern aviation's gre...

BIRTHDAY BLUES  Congress dares Modi over Nehrus anniversary celebrations

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BIRTHDAY BLUES Congress dares Modi over Nehrus anniversary celebrations

There we go again. The stage seems set for another Congress-BJP showdown in their old battle over rival interpretations of Jawaharlal Nehru's legacy.The Congress has fired the first pre-emptive salvo ...

Search for MH370 in South Indian ocean refined further

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Search for MH370 in South Indian ocean refined further

Canberra: The search area for MH370, the missing Malaysian airliner in the southern Indian Ocean has been refined based on the latest analysis, while the investigation into how the plane came to crash...

Trinamool leaders do it again: 'As long as the Earth exists, there will be rapes'

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Trinamool leaders do it again: 'As long as the Earth exists, there will be rapes'

It looks like Trinamool Congress (TMC) members cannot fail to create controversies with the latest being West Bengal MLA Deepak Haldar bizarre comments on rape, sparking outrage from across the countr...

US city sued for denying permission to build mosque

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US city sued for denying permission to build mosque

Washington: The US federal government hassued the small north-metro city of St. Anthony in the state ofMinnesota for violating a law by rejecting permission for aproposed mosque."Religious freedo...