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  • Goa: Woman accused in girls’ torture case dead

    Panaji: Venus Habib, the main accused out on bail in a torture case of minor girls, died today at the Goa Medical College and Hospital here while undergoing treatment, police said. “Habib died during treatment at the GMCH. She was out on bail and not in police custody,” Vasco police inspector and investigating officer Nolasco Raposo told PTI. The cause of her death cannot be known immediately.

  • 3 booked for duping Japan based NRI, decamping with Rs 50 lakh

    Shirdi: Police have booked three unidentified men for allegedly cheating a Japan-based NRI and decamping with his bag containing Rs 50 lakh cash at Ghoti village near Nashik, police said today. The incident took place on June 11 and based on the complaint lodged by the 65-year-old victim, Indrakumar Mangatram Bakshy, on Sunday, a case was registered in this connection.

  • Indian-origin British man jailed for Islamophobic rant on Twitter

    London: An Indian-origin British man who posted Islamophobic rants on social media in the wake of the terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester last year has been sentenced to 20 months in jail.

  • Train through naxal area becomes second one to have sanitary pad vending machine

    New Delhi: The Hirakhand Express, running through Naxal-affected tribal areas of Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, will be the second train after the premium Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express to have a sanitary pad vending machine onboard. Earlier, in March, Western Railway installed such a dispenser in the Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express expanding the Railway Ministry’s efforts to provide such machines at every station.

  • Kolkata: Eight year old girl chokes herself to death while playing

    Kolkata: An eight-year-old girl was found dead in her house in neighbouring North 24 Parganas having choked herself fatally while playing with ropes, police said on Tuesday.”Her parents revealed that the girl was very active and played around by climbing and swinging. The death on Monday seems to be due to the ropes tightening around her neck. There are no other injury marks. The body has been sent for post-mortem to make

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    Plastic ban: MNS chief Raj Thackeray opposes govt’s move, says it’s ‘tool’ to raise funds

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray today alleged that plastic ban is a “tool” to raise funds ahead of elections, and demanded its withdrawal. A ban on single-use plastic items came into effect in Maharashtra on June 23. Speaking to reporters here, Thackeray also objected to an exemption for certain plastic items such as packing material for ready-to-eat food items.

  • Telangana government mulling night safari park at Kothawalguda

    Hyderabad: The Telangana government is mulling to develop a night safari park at Kothwalguda in 50 hectares on the city outskirts on the lines of the one in Singapore. Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development K T Rama Rao yesterday held talks with Bernard Harrison, Principal partner, Creativity and Design, Bernand Harrison & Friends Ltd.and Alexandar Stingal, General Manager, Business Operation, Bernard Harrison & Friends Ltd, Singapore, for the proposed safari park,

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    This pill could end daily insulin jabs for diabetics

    New York: Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a ‘holy grail’ of insulin in a pill that could help diabetics keep their blood sugar levels in check. For up to 40 million people with Type-1 diabetes worldwide, a painful needle prick once or twice daily is necessary for delivering the insulin that their bodies cannot produce on their own, and failing to adhere to the regimen (due to pain, phobia of needles)

  • Malaysian Open 2018: Saina Nehwal sails into second round, Sameer Verma crashes out

    Kuala Lumpur: India’s Olympic medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal sailed into the second round of the USD 700,000 Malaysian Open with a convincing 21-12 21-16 win over Yip Pui Yin of Hong Kong here today. The London Games bronze medallist needed 42 minutes to clear the first hurdle at the Axiata Arena.

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    Daniel Craig to receive star on Hollywood Walk Of Fame

    Los Angeles: Actor Daniel Craig is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame alongside actors Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway. The 50-year-old “James Bond” star, who has played the titular secret agent since 2006’s “Casino Royale”, will join the likes of “Ocean’s 8” actress Anne Hathaway and screen legend Robert De Niro in receiving the honour.