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Last Updated: Fri, Sep 06, 2013 12:26 hrs

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Dalit scholar booked for Facebook post on suspension of Durga Shakti

Alleging harassment by UP authorities, dalit scholar Kanwal Bharti, booked for alleged objectionable facebook post on suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakht Nagpal, Friday claimed the police had sought cancellation of his bail in the case at the behest of a state minister.

"I am being treated as a terrorist by the police, which is working on the diktats of a minister and has approached a court in Rampur for cancellation of my bail," Bharti told PTI.

"I will give my reply to the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) on September 16 and see what grounds police have taken for cancellation of my bail," he said.

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Life in jail for rapists of Bangalore law student

A fast-track Bangalore court on Friday sentenced six people to life imprisonment after convicting them for the gangrape of a law student in the Bangalore University campus last October.

Pronouncing the sentence, Civil and Sessions Judge (V) Sangannavar said all the convicts would have to spend all their life in prison till their natural death.

The sentence includes a fine of Rs.1,000 on each convict.

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Jodhpur police receives fresh complaints against Asaram

Jodhpur Police has said it has received fresh complaints against Asaram Bapu even as it dispatched teams to the Ahmedabad ashram of the self-styled godman to collect evidence in the sexual assault case against him.

Many victims have started coming forward with their complaints against Asaram, police said without disclosing the nature of the complaint or the identity of the alleged victims.

They have also offered to help the police in its investigation.

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Serial rapist who escaped from Bangalore prison arrested

A serial rapist in Karnataka who had escaped from prison on Sunday setting off an alert across the state and a massive manhunt, has been arrested.

Jaishankar, often referred to as 'psycho Shankar' for his history of torturing and raping women, escaped from the Bangalore Central prison wearing a police uniform.

The 36-year-old convict was arrested near Bomanahalli, near Bangalore.

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Mentally challenged woman gangraped in Shirdi

A 32-year-old mentally challenged woman was allegedly gangraped by four unidentified men at a village here, police said.

The victim, a resident of Jevur Patoda village in Kopargaon taluka of Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district, used to live with her sister.

Yesterday morning, when she went out of her house, the accused forcibly took her a little away from there and sexually assaulted her at an agricultural field and fled, police said.

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2 terrorists arrested two days ahead of Zubin Mehta's concert

Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested two Lashkar-e-Toiba militants in Srinagar, two days ahead of the high profile music concert featuring world renowned orchestra conductor Zubin Mehta.

The militants were arrested from Chanapora locality of the city during the intervening night of September four and five, police sources said.

While one militant hailed from Chanapora, the other one had come from Sopore town in north Kashmir, sources said.

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Asaram wants woman physician to visit him in jail everyday

India Today: Spiritual guru Asaram Bapu, currently in judicial custody for allegedly sexually assaulting a girl, has reportedly requested that a woman 'vaidya' (ayurvedic physician) be allowed to monitor his health in a Jodhpur prison everyday.  

His lawyer has submitted the request in a Jodhpur court, saying the physician should be allowed to check on the guru for two hours a day.

Earlier, before Asaram's arrest, his son told reporters that his father did not believe in allopathic medicines and seeks treatment only from vaidyas.

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Kerala protester assaulted by cop for waving black flag at Chief Minister

A policeman in Kerala has been caught on camera brutally assaulting a protester who had waved a black flag at Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in state capital Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday.

CCTV footage shows a protester of the opposition CPI-M repeatedly kicked in his private parts by a sub-inspector as other policemen held him, near a district centre that the Chief Minister was to inaugurate. The protesters were reportedly trying to block Mr Chandy's convoy.

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‘Juvenile’ child rapist and killer threatens victim’s sister after release

TOI: "I have been acquitted," says Vishal (all names changed), standing in front of his single-storey, modest house in north Delhi's Rohini area. A few hundred metres away lives a family whose six-year-old daughter was brutally raped and cut to pieces by him. The family lives in constant terror because Vishal, earlier this year, allegedly threatened to do the same to their younger daughter.

A trial court had sentenced Vishal to death for the 2007 rape and murder. However, the high court held him to be a juvenile at the time of the crime. Since he had already spent five years in prison, Vishal walked free.

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Indian-American named judge in California

A leading Indian American lawyer, Sunil R. Kulkarni, has become the first South Asian American state judge in Northern California with his appointment to Santa Clara County Superior Court.

Palo Alto, California, resident Kulkarni, 41 who since 2011 has served as a senior counsel in the litigation group at the University of California, was named to the new post by California governor, Jerry Brown, last week local ethnic newspaper India-West reported.

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Asaram aide may have a CD that can embarrass him, say police sources

As the case against self-styled godman Asaram continues, police believe two of his key aides may be able to reveal crucial information. Police sources say that Asaram's aide Shiva is in possession of a CD of Asaram's alleged nefarious activities, even though he denies it.

Four days after his arrest, sordid details of the case against Asaram continue to tumble out. "We're chasing leads wherever Shiva's name pops up and tracking down any other people who could be involved in this case," Jodhpur DCP Ajaypal Lamba said.

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Coimbatore: 3 minor girls hospitalised after 'sexual abuse' by teacher

Three minor girls of a primary school at in Coimbatore's Peelamedu area have been hospitalised after allegedly being sexually abused by their physical education teacher, police said.

They said a five year-old girl complained to her grandmother about the teacher, following which her parents and relatives rushed to the private school and demanded that action be taken against the man.

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Afghanistan: Indian Embassy issues warning after author Sushmita's murder

The Indian Embassy in Kabul has issued a general warning to all Indians settled in Afghanistan after Indian author Sushmita Banerjee was shot dead on Thursday. "According to family wishes, the writer has been buried in Afghanistan as she was married and settled there. The embassy has issued a general warning to the Indians settled here."

The police said Banerjee was shot dead by suspected terrorists outside her home in Paktika province. Her brother-in-law was also murdered a few years back in Kolkata.

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Five months on, gang-rape survivor Gudiya's trauma forgotten?

In a small house, a five-year-old plays with her three-year-old brother on a weekday. School is not an option for now. She has been in and out of hospital, and this is the fourth home she has lived in since April.

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Antony to clarify whether China has taken 640 sq km in Ladakh

National Security Advisory Board, headed by Shyam Saran, denies report that says India has lost territory in Ladakh to Chinese army.

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PIL against placing idols on roadsides filed in HC

A PIL has been filed in the Madras High Court seeking a direction to authorities not to allow idols of Gods to be placed on roadsides.

K R Ramaswamy alias Traffic Ramaswamy, in his plea, contended that Chennai City Police commissioner on the eve of Ganesh Chathurthi festival has passed an order that no idols should be more than 10 feet high and that they will not be allowed near traffic signals, schools or Hospitals.

Challenging the order, Ramaswamy submitted that in Maharashtra, idols are not allowed to be placed on the roadside.

The idols meant for religious rituals are allowed only inside Halls, he said and sought a direction to the corporation and police to initiate action against those who place idols of any God on roadside in violation of corporation rules.

He also prayed for a direction to electricity officials not to give power connection to such idols which are placed on the side of the roads.

The First Bench, comprising acting Chief Justice R.K.Agrawal and Justice M.Sathyanarayanan, adjourned the matter for further hearing on the September 23.

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