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Gujarat horror: two teenage girls gang-raped in front of their father

Gujarat horror: two teenage girls gang-raped in front of their father

In a shocking incident, two teenage girls were allegedly gang­raped by six men in front of their father in a moving vehicle in Devgadh Baria tehsil of Dahod district in Gujarat Thursday, police said. Five of the 13 persons said to be involved in the …

28-year-old British woman raped and murdered in Goa, body found on beach

28-year-old British woman raped and murdered in Goa, body found on beach

A 28­year­old Irish woman who was found dead near a beach in south Goa Tuesday was raped before she was murdered, a police officer said today, citing the postmortem report. The autopsy conducted by a panel of doctors of the Goa Medical College and Hospital …

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan defends Jacob Thomas, says vigilance chief will not be removed

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan defends Jacob Thomas, says vigilance chief will not be removed

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday came out in support of vigilance director Jacob Thomas even as opposition stepped up attack against the top cop. “Some people want Jacob to be ousted from the post, but that is not going to happen,” Pinarayi said …

Mishel Shaji`s death: No role in Mishel’s death, says arrested boyfriend

Mishel Shaji`s death: No role in Mishel’s death, says arrested boyfriend

A 26­year­old youth who was arrested over the mysterious death of Mishel Shaji Varghese Tuesday said in the Ernakulam magistrate court that he was innocent and that he had played no role in events that led to the girl’s death. “There were some minor issues …

Actress-politician Jayasudha’s husband allegedly commits suicide

Actress-politician Jayasudha’s husband allegedly commits suicide

Actress­ turned ­politician Jayasudha’s husband and film producer Nitin Kapoor was found dead in Mumbai Tuesday. Kapoor allegedly committed suicide by jumping off a building in Mumbai, ANI reported. Nitin Kapoor is the cousin of Bollywood actor Jeetendra. He married Jayasudha in 1985. He is …

Madrasa tutor arrested in Kannur for sexually abusing minor girls

Madrasa tutor arrested in Kannur for sexually abusing minor girls

A 27­year­old madrasa tutor at Iritty in Kannur was arrested by the police for allegedly sexually abusing four minor girls. Police said that Muhammed Rafi, a native of Tharuvana in Wayanad, has been charged with Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO). The abused …

Neighbour offers toffees to minor, rapes her

Neighbour offers toffees to minor, rapes her

A five­year­old was allegedly raped here by a neighbor on Tuesday after he lured her with toffees and took her to an isolated place, police said. The accused, Jagat, 32, has been arrested. A police officer told IANS that they were informed by some residents …

Thousands sign petition for Shashi Tharoor to be Congress’ 2019 PM

Thousands sign petition for Shashi Tharoor to be Congress’ 2019 PM

An online petition has proposed the name of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor as the United Progressive Alliance (UPA)’s prime ministerial candidate for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Tharoor is currently MP from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. The petition, started on online platform “change.org” by Thiruvananthapuram resident …

Manipur Governor invites BJP to form government, oath ceremony tomorrow

Manipur Governor invites BJP to form government, oath ceremony tomorrow

Manipur governor Najma Heptulla on Tuesday said that the BJP has the requisite numbers to form a government in the state. “It is more than 30 in the House of 60 members,” she said during a brief press conference at Raj Bhavan on Tuesday. Heptulla …

In Goa, BJP to stake claim to form govt, state unit wants Parrikar as CM

In Goa, BJP to stake claim to form govt, state unit wants Parrikar as CM

Defense minister Manohar Parrikar will be the next chief minister in a BJP­led government in Goa, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari announced on Sunday. “The Defense minister will resign before he takes oath as the new Goa chief minister,” Gadkari told reporters here. Earlier, Bharatiya …