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RPF constable attacked with acid by husband, family alleges dowry harassment

RPF constable attacked with acid by husband, family alleges dowry harassment

An RPF constable was seriously injured when her husband allegedly threw acid on her for giving birth to a girl child and not fulfilling dowry demands in Chandaura village in Muzaffarnagar, police said on Sunday. Komal, who was posted at Delhi, was living with her parents in Muzaffarnagar after a dispute with her husband Kapil Kumar, who works in a […]

UP‘s Faizabad University to build Begum Akhtar music academy as a tribute to her

UP‘s Faizabad University to build Begum Akhtar music academy as a tribute to her

Her throaty lilting voice warmed the souls of a generation of Indians labouring to overcome the upheavals of Independence and a hard separation. But there’s little left of the legend called Begum Akhtar in 21st-century India, barring a few vinyl records, downloadable MP3 titles and YouTube videos. Seeking to keep her legend alive, as well as compensate for the delay […]

Jailed Ukrainian model may have been ‘honeytrap‘, cops to quiz ‘Indian friends‘

Jailed Ukrainian model may have been ‘honeytrap‘, cops to quiz ‘Indian friends‘

Ukrainian model Daria Molcha, 20, who was arrested from a city hotel on April 3 by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) on charges of staying illegally in India without a valid visa, has revealed details of her ‘Indian friends’ who facilitated her entry into the country via Nepal using fake documents, including a forged Indian driving licence, the […]

‘Real‘ action needed to ensure women‘s safety, feel students

‘Real‘ action needed to ensure women‘s safety, feel students

With crimes against women on the rise, security is a major issue for girls in the Sangam City, as they do not feel safe while going to market places late in the evening or travelling in public transport. They also want liquor and paan shops near schools and girls’ colleges to be immediately removed as these are the points where […]

2018 Commonwealth Games:Sarita Devi,Hussamuddin enter boxing quarters

2018 Commonwealth Games:Sarita Devi,Hussamuddin enter boxing quarters

Veteran Indian woman boxer L. Sarita Devi stormed into the quarter-finals of the 60kg category with a 5-0 unanimous verdict over Barbados’ Kimberly Gittens at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Saturday. Sarita, 36, brought her experience to the fore against the 26-year-old Kimberly. The Indian got identical 30-25 verdicts from each of the five judges. Sarita, the silver medallist […]

Tony Blair to Sachin Tendulkar: Speakers at HT-MintAsia Leadership Summit

Tony Blair to Sachin Tendulkar: Speakers at HT-MintAsia Leadership Summit

The first edition of the is scheduled to be held in Singapore on April 13. Singapore is the gateway to Asia and one of the world’s finance hubs. It is also an established hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. India, home to around 17% of the world’s population, has made rapid strides in both areas. Both countries are representative parliamentary democracies. […]

Win Kashmiri hearts the way we have in Swat, Balochistan: Pakistan NSA to India

Win Kashmiri hearts the way we have in Swat, Balochistan: Pakistan NSA to India

Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Naseer Khan Janjua advised Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria that the Narendra Modi government should win the hearts of Kashmiris much like Pakistan has done in the Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and in restive Balochistan province. He proffered this counsel to Bisaria in a meeting at the Pakistan Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) […]

Modi and Oli agree to boost India-Nepal ties in defence, connectivity, trade

Modi and Oli agree to boost India-Nepal ties in defence, connectivity, trade

Moving to reset their wobbly relationship, India and Nepal on Saturday identified new areas of bilateral cooperation, including the construction of an India-funded railway line connecting Raxaul in Bihar with Kathmandu, and reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening their partnership on a framework of “quality, mutual trust and respect.” Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Oli, on the second day of a three-day […]

Unmarried daughter who is above 18 can claim maintenance from father, says HC

Unmarried daughter who is above 18 can claim maintenance from father, says HC

An unmarried daughter is entitled to claim maintenance from her father even after attaining the age of 18 if her parents are divorced or estranged, the Bombay High Court has ruled. Also, a woman can file an application on behalf of her major daughter to seek maintenance, Justice Bharti Dangre ruled on Friday. The high court was hearing a petition […]

75-year-old UP woman beaten to death after she objects to less ration: Police 

75-year-old UP woman beaten to death after she objects to less ration: Police 

A 75-year-old woman was beaten to death in Muzaffarnagar allegedly by a fair price shop owner after she objected to being given less ration, police said on Saturday. The incident took place last evening at Firazabad village. The police have registered a case against three people, including the shop’s owner Naseem, on a complaint by the woman’s son, Bhura, circle […]