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Sexual abuse in textile mill: `Help us`, write Tamil Nadu women

Sexual abuse in textile mill: `Help us`, write Tamil Nadu women

A letter from six women at a spinning mill Tamil Nadu, describing the sexual harassment they face at work and asking for help, exposes the widespread exploitation of women in the multibillion­dollar textile industry. “He forces himself on us, constantly hugging us and squeezing our …

Indian-origin teenager arrested in the US for cyber attack choking 911 Service lines

Indian-origin teenager arrested in the US for cyber attack choking 911 Service lines

An Indian­origin teenager has been arrested in the US for carrying out a cyber attack that swamped Arizona’s emergency services with several bogus calls, an incident he claimed was a non­harmful joke gone wrong. Meetkumar Hiteshbhai Desai was taken into custody after the Surprise Police …

US election 2016 polls and odds tracker: Latest forecast Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump narrows after FBI revelations

US election 2016 polls and odds tracker: Latest forecast Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump narrows after FBI revelations

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has edged ahead of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton by a point for the first time since May, an ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll out Tuesday has found. The poll also registered a seven point decline for Clinton in the share …

Bhopal jailbreak: Police reject criticism of fake encounter of SIMI activists

Bhopal jailbreak: Police reject criticism of fake encounter of SIMI activists

Police Monday dismissed criticism over the encounter killing of eight SIMI activists near Bhopal, saying there was heavy exchange of fire in which they were felled after which four country­made guns and some sharp­edged weapons were recovered from them. “There was heavy firing from the …

Wagamon Camp accused among SIMI activists killed

Wagamon Camp accused among SIMI activists killed

An accused in the Wagamon SIMI arms training case was among the eight members of the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) outfit who were killed in a police encounter on Monday. Mehaboob Guddu, who along with seven other under­trails had escaped from a prison …

Elderly woman, soldier killed in Pak shelling

Elderly woman, soldier killed in Pak shelling

An elderly woman and a soldier were killed and a girl and two army men were injured Monday in cross­LoC shelling and firing by Pakistani troops in Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir. The woman, identified as 60­year­old Rasheeda Bi, was killed while …

Malayali driver found dead in Doha

Malayali driver found dead in Doha

A Keralite driver has been found dead in mysterious circumstances here on Sunday night. Ashraf, a native of Punnayurkulam in Thrissur district, was working in a transport firm in the Qatari capital. The 48­year­old’s dead body was found at his residence in Al Wakrah. The …

Mother Of Newborn Dies After Alleged Assault By Nurse In Kolkata

Mother Of Newborn Dies After Alleged Assault By Nurse In Kolkata

A mother, who had just given birth to her child on Sunday, died after allegedly being assaulted by a nurse at a hospital here, police said. The incident took place in R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital in north Kolkata. Reshma Biwi (20), an inhabitant …

Modi Speaks to Oz Counterpart Over Killing of Indian-origin Bus Driver

Modi Speaks to Oz Counterpart Over Killing of Indian-origin Bus Driver

Prime minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, in a telephonic conversation with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull, expressed concern over the death of an Indian­origin man who worked as a bus driver in Australia. “Prime minister Narendra Modi, telephoned Malcolm Turnbull, prime minister of Australia, today …

Terrorists mutilate body of Indian soldier; ‘will give appropriate response’, says Army

Terrorists mutilate body of Indian soldier; ‘will give appropriate response’, says Army

An army jawan was on Friday killed in an encounter with terrorists who later mutilated his body near the Line of Control (LoC) in Macchil sector of Kupwara district of Kashmir. One militant was also killed in the gun­battle, army said here tonight. “In an …

Gujarat: Eight dead in fire at cracker shops in Vadodara

Gujarat: Eight dead in fire at cracker shops in Vadodara

In a tragic incident on the eve of Diwali, at least eight persons were today killed in a fire that broke out at a cracker shop in Rustampura village of Vaghodia tehsil of Vadodara district, police said. The fire started at a cracker shop in …

India 3rd in terror deaths after ISIS-Boko Haram areas: SC told

India 3rd in terror deaths after ISIS-Boko Haram areas: SC told

India ranks third among world nations most inflicted with terrorism and insurgency related deaths, after the areas ridden with violence by ISIS and Nigeria’s Boko Haram, the Supreme Court was told on Friday. Making this submission, the Chhattisgarh government also claimed in the apex court …

Stray dog issue: Why give importance to Maneka, asks Ker BJP

Stray dog issue: Why give importance to Maneka, asks Ker BJP

Kerala BJP on Friday asked the ruling LDF in the state why was it attaching “over importance” to the statements of union minister Maneka Gandhi on the stray dog issue. BJP Kerala chief Kummanam Rajasekharan alleged that the state government was trying to “run away …

Border Security Force (BSF) Officer, 6 Civilians Injured In Pakistan Shelling

Border Security Force (BSF) Officer, 6 Civilians Injured In Pakistan Shelling

Six persons were injured when Pakistani troops shelled over 15 Bops and 29 hamlets with mortar bombs and fired heavily from automatic weapons overnight in R S Pura and Arnia Sectors along the International Border in Jammu district. BSF troops guarding the border line retaliated …

Maneka Gandhi  calls for KAAPA against dog killers, draws flak

Maneka Gandhi calls for KAAPA against dog killers, draws flak

Union minister Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday said the Kerala Anti­Social Activities (Prevention) Act (KAAPA) should be used against those who kill stray dogs, and drew wide criticism in the state where stray dogs have become a major menace. The minister’s comment also drew ire of …