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    Why death penalty for child rape doesn’t mean swifter, better justice

    Mumbai: About 90 per cent of child rape cases were pending trial in India in 2016, no more than 28 per cent of such cases ended in conviction, and there is a 20-year backlog in bringing cases to trial, the latest available national crime data show.

  • Congress leader Salman Khurshid in controversy after his statement, “Congress has the stain of Muslim blood”

    Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid, on Monday, while addressing to the students of Aligarh Muslim University said that the Congress party has Muslim blood on its hands. Khurshid also said that the students should learn from the party’s past mistake. Salman Khurshid got into a controversy after he made the statement responding to a student’s question based on riots in Muzaffarnagar, Maliana, Meerut, Hashimpura, Bhagalpur, Moradabad and Aligarh.

  • Trump administration toughens H-1B visa procedure, read full details

    Washington: The Trump administration is working on proposals to streamline the H-1B visa procedure, the most sought after by Indian IT professionals, to focus on attracting the best and the brightest foreign talents, according to a top federal agency official. The proposed regulation also aims to intensify efforts to crack down on H-1B visa fraud, said Francis Cissna, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director in a letter

  • IPL 2018: Vinod Kambli thinks Sanju Samson doesn’t deserve ‘Orange Cap’, challenges him to hold on it

    Former cricketer Vinod Kambli has openly dared Rajasthan Royals’ in-form batsman Sanju Samson to score a century in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) as he didn’t find him worthy of the ‘Orange Cap’ which is given to the top-scorer of the tournament. Kambli on Twitter criticised the commentators for praising Samson who has scored 293 runs in six matches so far.

  • Sachin Tendulkar recalls ‘happy dents’ of World Cup triumph

     Mumbai: Dents on a car are not known to please its owner but Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar calls the ones on his “happy dents” as they are a reminder of his first and only World Cup triumph. Celebrating his 45th birthday today, the batting maestro recalled how his dented car added to the joy the day India won its second ODI World Cup, in 2011 — a personal first for him

  • Fear of losing social status drove US voters to elect Donald Trump

    Washington: Traditionally high-status Americans voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election as they felt that their status in the US and the world was threatened by growing racial diversity, a study has found. It was so far believed that the white working class, having faced job losses and stagnant wages under former US President Barack Obama, voted with their pocketbooks when they chose Trump, researchers from University of Pennsylvania in

  • Sequel of Hollywood film ‘Jumanji’ set to release in December 2019

    Las Vegas: Sony Motion Pictures chairman Tom Rothman says 2017 film “Jumanji” will be getting a sequel, which will release in December in 2019. Rothman shared the update at Sony’s CinemaCon presentation here. He also acknowledged that the release date would pit it against “Star Wars: Episode IX”, which is set to premiere around the same time, reports

  • Corrupt Indonesia politician gets 15 years prison

    Jakarta: An Indonesian court sentenced a senior politician to 15 years in prison for his role in the theft of $170 million of public money by officials, a victory for anti-corruption police fighting the country’s rampant graft.

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    Deepika Padukone makes stunning debut as cover girl of TINGS magazine

    Deepika Padukone is indeed the queen of Bollywood. She is among the best fashion icons as she can pull off a no-makeup look effortlessly. She has done it previously and she has done now also. Yes! after being featured as ‘Times 100 Most Influential People’ list, DP has now become a cover girl for Tings London magazine. Deepika in the cover photo looks beautiful as she elegantly strikes

  • Jessica Lal’s sister forgives Manu Sharma: L-G will decide on release, say Tihar jail officials

    Tihar jail officials, on Monday, said in response to Jessica Lal’s sister Sabrina’s letter that said she forgives the convict Manu Sharma and has no objection on his release, that the fate of the convict will be decided by the authorities and not by Sabrina Lal. Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal will take a decision in the matter of the murder case. Jail authorities said that L-G will decide upon Sharma’s fate once

  • Cop found hanging from tree in Chennai

    Chennai (Tamil Nadu): A Special Sub Inspector was found hanging from tear near Kasimedu Fishing Harbour in Chennai on Tuesday morning. The policeman is identified as Joseph was found hanging near Kasimedu Port in Chennai. A case has been registered under section 174 in Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and investigation is underway.

  • 500,000 Afghan children affected by drought says UNICEF

    Kabul: Unicef announced on Tuesday that 500,000 Afghan children have been affected by a drought in the country. Out of the country’s 34 provinces, 10 were worst hit where 20 to 30 per cent water sources are reportedly dry, threatening the lives of about 1 million people, Xinhua news agency quoted Unicef as saying in a statement.