Live: Talwars may be shifted to Agra Central Jail

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 29, 2013 12:21 hrs

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Special cabinet meeting on Dec 3rd to discuss Telangana: Shinde

A special meeting of the Union Cabinet on December 3 will discuss the report of the Group of Ministers (GoM), set up to look into the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, and the draft Telangana Bill, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said today.

Tuesday's Cabinet meeting has been called to discuss exclusively the Telangana issue, he said.

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Talwars may be shifted to Agra Central Jail

Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, may soon be shifted to Agra Central Jail from Dasna Jail here.

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Protest continues over Lakhimpur gangrape incident in Assam

The post mortem report that the woman who died after being thrown out of a tempo taxi in Assam was not raped was rejected on Friday by the local BJP and a student body as public protests continued.

Demanding investigation by the CBI, leaders of the Lakhimpur district unit of BJP said "a copy of the report has not been made public, so how do we know what has been written there. A government doctor preparing the report will not go against government instructions.

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SC panel names judge accused of sexual harassment

A three-member panel that probed the charge of sexual harassment of a young lawyer by a Supreme Court judge has given its report, identifying the judge as A.K. Ganguly, court sources said Friday.

The report was submitted Thursday after the committee of three judges met six times. It is the first the alleged perpetrator has been named.

The report, submitted to Chief Justice P. Sathasivam, also carries the statements of the victim, a young lawyer who had interned in the Supreme Court, and that of the now retired Justice Ganguly, the sources said.

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Security up for Modi's Jammu rally

Elaborate steps are being taken to provide tight security to BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi when he reaches here to address a rally Sunday, officials said.

A Gujarat Police team has reached the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir.

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SC seeks response from Centre, Press Council on ways to  regulate TV content

ANI: The Supreme Court on Friday sought a response from the central government and the Press Council of India on a plea for setting up an independent mechanism to regulate the content of television channels.

Chief Justice P Sathasivam and Justice Ranjan Gogoi sent notices to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and the Law and Justice Ministry to respond to the PIL that alleges that misleading and superstitious contents are being broadcast by channels, and that there is a need for a regulatory body to oversee it.

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Cobrapost exposes 'paid' social media

In a scandalous revelation, Cobrapost, an investigative webportal, exposes IT companies who build or mar reputations online for money.

The sting operation, codenamed Operation Blue Virus, reveals how IT companies across the country are helping politicians falsely increase their fame and malign their opponents using social media like Facebook and Twitter.

The companies are seen in the expose offering their clients bogus fan-following on Facebook and Twitter to do negative publicity against a rival party. And in return, they are paid huge sums.

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Mumbai builder buys embassy building in London for Rs. 3300 cr

Canada has sold a large embassy building in London's luxury Mayfair district to Indian developer Lodha Dwellers Pvt for $530 million (or around Rs. 3,300 crore at 62 rupee per US dollar), the Canadian foreign ministry said on Thursday.

Canada wanted to dispose of the large six-storey building in Grosvenor Square because it plans to consolidate all diplomatic activities in another official Canadian property on Trafalgar Square. Canada was advised by Savills PLC.

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Vinod Kambli suffers heart attack

Former Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli has been admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai after suffering a heart attack, say TV reports

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Suspected US drone kills 1 in Pakistan

Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. drone has killed one alleged militant in the country's northwest tribal region.

The officials said Friday that missiles fired from a suspected drone overnight hit a house in Qazi Kot village in the North Waziristan tribal area. A suspected member of the Punjabi Taliban was killed.

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Maharashtra gets its fifth tiger reserve

Maharashtra will soon have its fifth tiger reserve in Nagzira following approval from the National Tiger Conservation Authority, a senior official said.

The Nagzira tiger reserve-between Bhandara and Gondia districts- would be home to surplus tigers from Tadoba, Principal Secretary (Forests) Praveen Pardeshi told reporters.

He said there are already four tiger reserves in Melghat, Tadoba, Pench and Sahyadri located in western Maharashtra.

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Tejpal applies for anticipatory bail in Goa

Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal Friday filed anticipatory bail petition with the North Goa District and Sessions Court.

The anticipatory bail hearing is expected to come up for hearing in the first half of the day. The same court had issued a non bailable warrant against Tejpal, who has been accused of sexual assault by a junior colleague, Thursday.

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Aarushi-Hemraj murder case: Talwars earn Rs 40 a day in Dasna jail

Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, sentenced to life imprisonment for a gory double murder, are earning Rs 40 each a day at the Dasna Jail in Ghaziabad, a prison official said on Thursday.

The Talwars have been read out the jail rules: they cannot meet daily although their barracks are close to one another. They can meet once every week -- just for 40 minutes.

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Chinese fighter jets patrol new air-defence zone

Chinese fighter jets Thursday carried out patrols in the newly demarcated East China Sea Air Defence Identification Zone, an official said.

Planes from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force conducted normal air patrols in the air-dence zone, reported Xinhua citing Shen Jinke, a spokesperson for the force.

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Venue masterplan of 2016 Rio Olympics finalised

Rio Olympics organisers confirmed Thursday that they and the international Olympic federations have signed off a venue masterplan after a two-day meeting.

The meeting assessed key areas, including accommodation, transport, sustainability, legacy, engagement and communications of the Games, reported Xinhua.

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Live-in relationship neither a crime nor a sin: Supreme Court

Live-in relationship is neither a crime nor a sin, the Supreme Court has held while asking Parliament to frame law for protection of women in such relationship and children born out of it.

The apex court said unfortunately, there is no express statutory provision to regulate live-in relationships upon termination as these relationships are not in the nature of marriage and not recognised in law.

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Hong Kong ferry hits unknown object, 85 hurt

Hong Kong authorities say 85 people have been injured in a predawn accident in which a high-speed ferry heading for Macau hit an unidentified object off an outlying island.

The hydrofoil carrying 105 passengers and 10 crew struck the object at 1:15 a.m. Friday.

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Eight killed in Iran earthquake

IANS: At least eight people were killed and 45 injured when a 5.7-magnitude earthquake jolted Iran's Bushehr province Thursday evening, semi-official ISNA news agency reported.

The temblor, having a depth of five km, hit Borazjan city of the province at 5.21 p.m., Xinhua reported. A number of buildings in the area were damaged, said an official of Iran's Red Crescent Society.

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