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       HEADLINES: Artiste collapses, dies during Thrissur pooram                                              Maneka bats for compensation for male victims of child sexual abuse                                              4 members of Ravi Pujari gang sentenced to 5 years in jail                                              Shimla rape: Accused sent to judicial custody                                              Dogs back, wife out. Imran Khan's marriage again on rocks                                              Lashkar-e-Taiba leader Abdul Rehman Makki insults Guru Nanak Dev                                              I would love to get out of Syria: Trump                                              Pak Army Chief arrives in Russia, touts defence ties                                              Gautam Gambhir steps down as Delhi Daredevils IPL 2018 captain, Shreyas Iyer new boss                                              Former Indian athlete Tony Daniel passes away                                              IPL: Sunrisers Hyderabad bowler reprimanded for breaching code of conduct                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         Indu Malhotra to be SC judge, KM Joseph's elevation to be held back    
New Delhi: The government has cleared the appointment of senior advocate Indu Malhotra as Supreme Court judge while keeping on hold the collegium's another recommendation to elevate Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court KM Joseph to the apex court, sources in the law ministry said on Wednesday. On 22 January, the Supreme Court collegium's file recommending the elevation of Joseph and Malhotra reached the law ministry.

         Jal Nigam Recruitment scam: FIR against SP's Azam Khan    
Rampur (Uttar Pradesh): The Special Investigative Team (SIT) on Wednesday registered an FIR against senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan and four others in connection with Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam recruitment scam. However, Khan denied the charge, saying, "We have given employment. There are no corruption charges on me or others. Those who have lied should answer to the society. If the intention is to harass us then so be it."

         SC seeks details of Amrapali's co-developer    
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought full details of Amrapali builders' co-developer. Amrapali's Sapphire 1, 2 and Leisure Park are in doldrums as the developer was not interested to complete the projects. On February 23, Amrapali builders told the apex court that 13 co-developers have come forward and are willing to collaborate with Amrapali's unfinished projects.

         HC seeks reply from CISF, Centre over PIL seeking equality in job    
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court sought reply of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and Ministry of Home Affairs on a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to allow recruitment of women as constable/driver and constable/driver-cum-pump- operator (driver for fire services) in the CISF at par with men.

         RJD writes to PM over Amitabh Kant's 'insensitive statement'    
New Delhi: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Manoj Jha on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing indignation on behalf of the party and the people of Bihar, over NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant's "insensitive statement" against the state. "I am writing this letter with deep pain inflicted upon the people of Bihar by the callous and brazenly insensitive statement made by the CEO of the NITI Aayog Mr Amitabh Kant during a lecture in a University in New Delhi," Jha wrote.

         Omar slams PDP, Cong for 'disowning' deceased Ghulam Nabi Patel    
New Delhi: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah on Wednesday took a potshot at the Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for 'disowning' political activist Ghulam Nabi Patel who was shot dead by terrorists in Rajpora area of Pulwama district.

         Shimla rape: Accused sent to judicial custody    
Shimla: A accused in the Shimla gang rape and murder case was remanded to judicial custody on Wednesday, as confirmed by Abhishek Dayal, Chief Information Officer, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). "Investigation was done quietly and away from public scrutiny to ensure the culprits do not escape. Accused was arrested on 13th April and produced before the designated Court today. He has been remanded to judicial custody till 7 May," said Dayal.

         4 members of Ravi Pujari gang sentenced to 5 years in jail    
MUMBAI: Four members of gangster Ravi Pujari's gang were sentenced to five years of rigorous imprisonment by a special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court in Mumbai on Wednesday. The four were arrested for allegedly plotting the murder of Bollywood Director-Producer Mahesh Bhatt.

         Maneka bats for compensation for male victims of child sexual abuse    
New Delhi: Woman and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi today proposed amendment of an existing "scheme" for boys, who have been raped or sexually exploited, to be compensated on the lines of a similar law for girls. She also announced a study on male survivors of child sexual abuse -- a first-of-its-kind study exclusively for males.

         Asaram Bapu sentenced to life in rape case    
JODHPUR: Self-styled godman Asaram was on Wednesday convicted and was later sentenced to life by a court here for raping a teenager at his ashram near here in 2013. His two aides were awarded a jail term of 20 years each.

         Cong hands stained with Muslims' blood: Salman Khurshid    
ALIGARH: In a statement which might not go down well with his party, former Union minister Salman Khurshid has said there are Muslims' blood stains on the Congress hands.

         Centre defends death by hanging in SC, says far safer and quicker    
NEW DELHI: The Centre in its counter affidavit over a plea seeking an alternative method of execution other than hanging on Tuesday submitted to the Supreme Court that hanging is far safer and quicker than lethal injections or firing squads.

         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.

         Decision to reject impeachment motion against CJI was not hasty: Venkaiah Naidu    
NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said his decision to reject the impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra was "timely and not a hasty one" and came after over a month of due diligence, according to sources.

         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.

         Parliament is not immune to casting couch: Renuka Chowdhary    
NEW DELHI: Responding to Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan's remark on the casting couch, Congress leader Renuka Chowdhary on Tuesday said that even Parliament is not immune to it.

         Siddaramaiah files nomination from Badami    
BADAMI: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, files nomination from Badami constituency. Siddaramaiah is contesting the upcoming elections from two seats- Badami and Chamundeshwari.

         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.

         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.

         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.

         POCSO Act: Death penalty will be futile, says Justice Shah    
NEW DELHI: Former Delhi High Court Chief Justice A P Shah, along with other child rights activists and lawyers expressed their dissatisfaction over the recent ordinance to amend the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

         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.

         When would Modi deposit Rs. 15 lakhs in people’s accounts: PMO evades RTI query    
NEW DELHI: A query on when the Rs. 15 lakh promised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his 2014 election campaign would be transferred to people's bank accounts, does not come under the definition of “information” under the RTI Act and so cannot be answered, the PMO has told the Central Information Commission.

         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.

         Hong Kong silent on Nirav Modi's whereabouts    
NEW DELHI: Hong Kong's Department of Justice (DoJ) on Monday refused to share information on absconding jewellery designer and Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam accused Nirav Modi, who is confirmed to be in the Hong Kong by Indian authorities.

         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.

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