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New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Friday hear a PIL for women's safety filed by a former IAS officer. The PIL asks the government to ensure safety for women across the country and set up fast-track court proceedings of all rape cases. The PIL also asks for MLAs or MPs chargesheeted with crimes against women to be suspended. According to a report, two MPs and 42 MLAs are accused of crimes against women including rape. In the aftermath of the brutal Delhi gangrape incident, there has been huge public outcry against political parties giving tickets to tainted men, especially those who have rape charges against them. On Thursday, the ruling Congress expelled a local party leader in the Bodoland area of Assam who had been accused of raping a mother of two. Earlier, the Trinamool Congress suspended its partymen who had been caught on video heckling and throwing money at women dancers at their foundation day party.

Youth opens fire Jan Dhan Yojana launch in Allahabad, 3 injured

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Youth opens fire Jan Dhan Yojana launch in Allahabad, 3 injured

Lucknow: Three people were injured when a youth opened fire over an altercation at a Uttar Pradesh bank where the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana to open bank accounts was being launched, police said o...


Najma Heptullah sings in RSS tunes, says nothing wrong with calling Indians Hindus

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Najma Heptullah sings in RSS tunes, says nothing wrong with calling Indians Hindus

Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah has become the latest BJP Minister to get involved in the 'Hindu identity' debate first endorsed by RSS chief, Mohan Bhagwat.In an interview with the Hindusta...

Meghalaya: Bus falls into gorge killing four

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Meghalaya: Bus falls into gorge killing four

Shillong: Four persons were killed and 30 others injured after a bus they were travelling in fell into a deep gorge in Meghalaya's West Garo Hills district, police said today.The Shillong-bound bus le...

We have degrade ISIL over the long term, says Obama

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We have degrade ISIL over the long term, says Obama

Washington:Terming the Islamic State of Iraqand the Levant (ISIL) as a "cancer", US President Barack Obamahas said that the top American priority was to roll back thegains made by the terror...

Australian PM Tony Abbott to visit India in September

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Australian PM Tony Abbott to visit India in September

Melbourne: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is all set to make his first official visit to India next week to further strengthen the strategic partnership and promote trade and investment between...

UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon slams 'brutal' killings by Islamic State

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UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon slams 'brutal' killings by Islamic State

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday slammed "brutal killings of civilians" by Islamic State jihadists in northern Iraq, saying the Sunni radical group was tearing apart whole communit...

Egypt hands out death sentences to two more Morsi supporters

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Egypt hands out death sentences to two more Morsi supporters

Cairo: An Egyptian court has sentenced two supporters of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to death after they were found guilty in several cases relating to violence that erupted after the former Pres...