Live: Bombmaker Abdul Karim Tunda slapped on Delhi court premises

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Last Updated: Tue, Aug 20, 2013 11:02 hrs

4.30 pm:

Bombmaker Abdul Karim Tunda slapped on Delhi court premises

NDTV:
Master bomb-maker Abdul Karim Tunda was slapped, reportedly by a Hindu activist, within the premises of a Delhi court where he was produced by the police on Tuesday.

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3.00 pm:

Modi slams government on falling rupee

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday criticised the union government, saying it was not bothered about the falling value of the rupee and the security of the country.



"It is unfortunate that the leadership in Delhi are not bothered about the security of the country nor about the decline in the value of the rupee," Modi said.

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1.20 pm:

18 years after 'sex scandal', Kerala woman has to appear in 22 rape cases

Indian Express:
A Kerala woman who was the victim of an alleged sex scandal when she was a minor 18 years back has been asked to appear for trial in 22 rape cases separately despite appealing for the cases to be clubbed into one so that she could avoid reliving her trauma.

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12.19 pm:

Sanjay Dutt applies for 14-day leave of furlough

TOI:
Actor Sanjay Dutt has applied for a leave of furlough for the first time since his final incarceration. A source said that Dutt applied for a 14-day furlough under the jail manual rules that govern leave granted to a convicted prisoner. His application was made before the jail authorities at Yerwada prison on Monday.

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11.20 am:

Government determined to push Food Bill, ready to suspend its own MPs

NDTV:
The Congress is pulling out all stops to push its gamechanger Food Security Bill in Parliament today.

Sources say the ruling Congress is ready to scuttle any possible disruptions, even if it means suspending its own MPs from Andhra Pradesh, who are protesting against a separate Telangana state.

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10.40 am:

Pakistan again violates ceasefire in Poonch

Pakistani troops again violated the bilateral ceasefire late Monday when they fired at Indian positions in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, an army spokesperson said Tuesday.

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10.05 am:

Anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar shot dead

Activist Narendra Dabholkar, who was in the forefront of a campaign to persuade Maharashtra government to pass an anti-superstition and black magic bill, was shot dead here this morning by unknown assailants.

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9.35 am:

Rupee falls past 64 vs dollar; funding deficit a concern

The Indian rupee extended losses past 64 to a dollar on continued concerns about how the country will fund its current account deficit in case fund flows taper out of emerging markets.

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9.14 am:

HT:
Rupee opens at a new low of 63.75 against US dollar.

9.05 am:


Finally Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s Thalaivaa is releasing today (Aug 20) in Tamil Nadu, 11 days after its worldwide release!

The film was scheduled to release on August 9, but due certain threats from miscreants it could not release.

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8.15 am:

Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader arrested in Egypt

Spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohammed Badie has been arrested in Cairo, Egyptian officials said today.

He was detained at a residential flat in Nasr City section of the capital, where supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi had held a six-week sit-in protest that was cleared by security force last Wednesday, according to reports.

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7. 30 am

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called for better relations with India in a conciliatory gesture on national television on Monday after weeks of increased military activity along the two nations' disputed border.

Nawaz Sharif's words may do little to placate Indian politicians furious over the Aug. 6 deaths of five Indian soldiers on their side of the heavily militarised Line of Control, which runs through the territory of Kashmir.

"I have made better relations with India my priority. And in the May election, the nation stood by me," Sharif said in a speech, referring to his landslide victory in recent polls.

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