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President okays death to rapists of children, seizure of property

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 19:30

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday approved an ordinance to provide death penalty for those convicted of raping girls younger than 12 years besides clearing another ordinance to confiscate property of fugitive economic offenders.

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India condemns terror attacks in Afghanistan, offers help

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 19:14

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) India on Sunday strongly condemned the terror attacks in Afghanistan's capital Kabul and in the country's Baghlan province during the ongoing voter registration process that claimed at least 37 lives.

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16 Maoists killed in Maharashtra

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 19:12

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), April 22 (IANS) In the biggest crackdown in four decades in Maharashtra, security forces on Sunday gunned down at least 16 Maoists including some women in Gadchiroli district, an official said.

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Six killed in another Afghanistan explosion

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 18:46

Baghlan (Afghanistan), April 22 (IANS) In a second bombing in Afghanistan on Sunday, six persons were killed and five injured as a bomb went off close to a voter registration centre in Baghlan.

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Record 1.75 lakh Indians to go for Haj this year: Centre

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 18:44

Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday said a record 1.75 lakh pilgrims from India will go on Haj this year after the Centre increased the pilgrims' quota for the second consecutive year.

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Education, job creation, healthcare in focus: Modi

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 16:48

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Appreciating the work of the BJP MPs and MLAs at the grassroot level, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said his government is focusing on education for children, opportunities for youth and medicine for the elderly.

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14 Maoists killed in Maharashtra

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 16:42

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), April 22 (IANS) In one of the biggest operations, security forces on Sunday gunned down at least 14 Maoists in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, an official said.

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Kabul suicide blast kills 31

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 16:36

Kabul, April 22 (IANS) A suicide bomber blew himself up among a crowd lining up to get access to an election-related registration site in the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing 31 people and injuring 54 others, officials said.

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BJP obstructing Mahanadi water: Odisha CM

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 15:56

Bhubaneswar, April 22 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday asked the BJD workers to make people aware that the BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh and the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre have obstructed the flow of the Mahanadi water into Odisha.

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Maliwal ends nine-day fast, calls it 'historic win'

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 15:42

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Sunday ended her nine-day fast after President Ram Nath Kovind approved an ordinance to provide death penalty to those convicted of raping girls below 12 years, calling it a "historic win".

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