Daily Archives: August 28, 2017

Participants grapple with stray dogs, monkey attacks in mountain marathon held in Nainital


Three participants in the Mountain Marathon, a 21-km event held in Nainital on Sunday morning, were attacked and bitten by stray dogs and monkeys as horrified onlookers looked on. Arun Adhikari, a resident of Almora and Lakshman Singh, a Nainital resident who were chased and bitten by dogs as they were running in the Ayarpatta area, told reporters, “A pack ...

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Violence in name of faith won’t be tolerated, guilty will be punished: PM Modi on Mann ki Baat

Talking tough, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that violence in the name of faith of any kind won’t be tolerated and the guilty would be punished in yesterday’s radio program Mann ki Baat, in a clear reference to the mayhem caused by the followers of self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. He said nobody has the right to take the ...

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Sindhu loses epic final, settles for silver at World Championship


PV Sindhu’s gallant effort to become India’s first ever World Champion ended in a heart- wrenching defeat against Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in an epic final, here today. In the longest match of the tournament, which tested the physical and mental strength of both the players, Sindhu lost 19-21 22-20 20-22 after battling hard for one hour and 49 minutes. Their ...

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Section 144 imposed in Champawat ahead of Gurmeet Ram Rahim verdict


Ahead of the sentencing of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape case on Monday, Section 144 of the IPC has been imposed in Champawat district of Kumaon region. The district magistrate has imposed the section to avoid any violence that might take place after the pronouncement of the verdict. “In view of the violence that ...

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