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Last Updated: Wed, Jan 15, 2014 12:16 hrs

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Migrant labourer held in Chennai for raping German teen

A migrant labourer from Bihar has been arrested in Chennai for allegedly raping an 18-year-old German tourist onboard a train last week. As per reports, the girl shared an RAC seat with the labourer in the Chennai-bound West Coast Express.

Though the alleged incident happened last week, the girl was too scared to report it to the police, it was learnt. She is still in Tamil Nadu where she had come to work for an NGO.

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3 die in stampede in Bihar

Three persons were killed and 12 others injured, some of them seriously, in a stampede as a crowd jostled to enter into a theatre to watch cultural functions on Makar Shankranti day in Bihar's Banka district, a senior police officer said.

Thousands of people tried to enter the theatre at Bhonsi police station area at a time resulting in the stampede leading to the death of three last night. Twelve others were injured, Superintendent of Police Pushkar Anand said.

One of the deceased has been identified as Anil Kumar Mandal, resident of Samukhiya village while two other unidentified persons died on way to hospital to Bhagalpur, the SP said.

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AAP MLA accuses own govt of deviating from promises made

In an embarrassment to Aam Aadmi Party, its MLA Vinod Kumar Binny today attacked the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government, accusing it of deviating from the "promises" made to the people ahead of the election.

Binny, who had publicly displayed his unhappiness after failing to get a place in the Cabinet, said there has been a "lot of difference" between what AAP had promised during the election campaign and what is being done now.

"There is a lot of difference between what AAP promised and how the government is now working. I will divulge all these things in a press conference tomorrow to ensure accountability and transparency in the party," the Laxmi Nagar MLA told reporters.

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CBI to have specialised unit to probe sports fraud

Taking note of the growing menace of corruption in sports, CBI will soon set-up a specialised unit to handle cases related to sports fraud, fixing and illegal betting.

Making the announcement at the FIFA-Interpol national workshop, CBI Director Ranjit Sinha highlighted lack of a legal framework as the main hurdle in probing cases related to sports fraud.

"We, in CBI, have taken due notice of growing menace of corruption in sports in general and challenges in football and other sports in particular...Very soon we shall set up a sports fraud investigation unit in the CBI under special crime branches," Sinha said in his keynote address.

12.21 pm:

Nation needs someone trustworthy: Modi

BJP’s Prime Minister hopeful Narendra Modi, in an address to the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in Gandhinagar, said that the country needs only a small ray of hope to make it big.

The Gujarat Chief Minister said that the nation needs someone who can be trusted and also batted for boosting the agriculture and service sectors.

11.41 am:

SC wants mechanism to handle sexual harassment cases involving judges

The Supreme Court on Wednesday has asked two senior lawyers Nariman and KK Venugopal to help forming a permanent mechanism to deal with sexual harassment cases involving judges. The move comes after the top court observed – in the wake of cases involving two high profile ex-judges - the absence of any such process to take such issues to a logical conclusion.

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Sexual harassment case: SC issues notice to government, A-G, Justice Swatanter Kumar

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CBI gets financial autonomy

In a move that would boost the Central Bureau of Investigation, the Centre on Wednesday gave the premier investigation agency a financial autonomy and also granted ex-officio powers of the Secretary to the CBI Director.

The latest development is expected to bolster the agency which often runs into unnecessary bureaucratic hassles even in its day to day functioning.

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Singapore to impose alcohol ban along Hindu festival route

Singapore will impose an alcohol ban in the area where the Hindu religious festival Thaipusam is to be celebrated on Friday, police said.

The ban would be in force from 6 pm tomorrow to 6 am local time next Monday in the Little India precinct, where weekend alcohol ban is imposed during weekends following the December 8 riot involving some 400 migrant workers from South Asia.

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Danish woman gangraped in Delhi

15 people in New Delhi have been detained for allegedly gangraping a 51-year-old Danish woman near Connaught Place.

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200 drown as boat capsizes in South Sudan

More than 200 people, including women and children, were killed in South Sudan when an overcrowded ferry capsized in White Nile river, media reported Tuesday.

The accident took place Sunday while the victims were fleeing the town of Malakal where fighting has broken out between the South Sudanese government and rebel forces, BBC quoted an army spokesperson as saying.

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Sikh groups seek UK resolution against Thatcher

Sikh rights bodies from the US, Canada and European countries today demanded a resolution by the British Parliament condemning the action of former UK premier Margaret Thatcher for her alleged role in the attack on the Golden temple in 1984.

Following the declassification of information that Special Air Service (SAS) of the UK was involved in the Golden Temple attack in 1984, US-based "Sikhs For Justice" (SFJ) with the support of Sikh groups across world demanded British Parliament should immediately pass a "resolution that action of PM Thatcher of colluding with Indira Gandhi to attack the holiest Sikh shrine was wrong".

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Case against Kumar Vishwas for hurting religious sentiments

An FIR was registered against AAP leader Kumar Vishwas tonight for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.

On the complaint of national president of All India Janseva Committee, Nadeem Qureshi, a case was lodged against Vishwas, Circle officer Arun Kumar said.

In his complaint to the police this evening, Qureshi alleged that Vishwas, a poet-turned politician, during various poetry recitation functions had used words derogatory of a religion and made attempts to incite communal passion, the Circle officer said.

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