Daily Archives: June 24, 2017

‘My friends asked me to attack them, I was drunk’: Man accused of beating Muslim boy to death on train


A 15-year-old Junaid Khan on his way home in a train destined for Mathura, with his elder brother Hashim and two friends was stabbed to death by “a group of 10-12 men between 7-8 pm”. “I was drunk. My friends told me to attack them because they are cow eaters.” This is what a man accused of killing a 16-year-old ...

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3 Swine Flu deaths registered in Mumbai; more than 350 cases reported


H1N1 or swine flu has already claimed three lives in Mumbai; among them is a pregnant woman from Dharavi, a man from Mankhurd and a girl from Malvani. With the three deaths, the number of people who have succumbed to the infection has risen to 16 this year. The 24-year-old pregnant woman, who was admitted to Sion Hospital after developing ...

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Srikanth reaches 3rd successive Super Series final


Kidambi Srikanth continued his dream run and grabbed a third successive Super Series final spot at the Australian Open with a straight-game victory over China’s Shi Yuqi here today. Srikanth, who had reached the summit clash in Singapore and Indonesia, joined Indonesia’s Sony Dwi Kuncoro, Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei, the Chinese duo of Chen Long and Lin Dan to become ...

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Modi embarks on three-nation tour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today embarked on a three-nation tour of Portugal, the US and the Netherlands during which he will hold talks with the top leadership of those countries to boost bilateral ties. The highlight of his four-day visit will be the US leg as Modi will be meeting President Donald Trump for the first time on June 26 ...

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Congress demands loan waiver for state farmers


State Congress president Pritam Singh has sought waiving of farmers’ loans in the state and urged the BJP government to follow Punjab that recently waived farmers’ loans. In a letter written to Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, Singh said the role of farmers in providing food grains to the people kept paramount importance and thus the issues affecting the farmers ...

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