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Two Malaysians willingly got jailed in Telangana. Here's why

Telangana's Sangareddy Old Jail complex lets you spend a day inside a jail like a real prisoner for Rs. 500/day. Two Malaysians checked out of the jail only today. Two friends, dentist Kenny Ng and restaurateur Kelvin Ong from Malaysia's Selangor, spent the weekend (48 hours) in Sangareddy's Old …

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Punjab Police Officer Seen Shooting Himself Dies

A senior police officer died after shooting himself this afternoon during a student protest near Faridkot in Punjab - an incident that has left his colleagues in shock. Baljinder Sandhu, a DSP or Deputy Superintendent of Police, is seen in a widely-shared video pointing his gun at himself and apparently warning …

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AAP alleges Ashutosh, others thrashed by police in detention

The AAP has alleged some of its leaders, including Ashutosh and few women members, were thrashed in police detention after they were picked up while protesting the ongoing sealing drive in Delhi. Delhi Police has denied the charges, saying "some party MLAs" had been detained for defying prohibitory orders during …

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Subramanian Swamy calls Bharat Ratna awardee Amartya Sen 'traitor'

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday called Bharat Ratna awardee Amartya Sen a traitor. The BJP leader said, "They (RSS) are also citizens of this country. They have worked hard and were not recognized fully. I think RSS people have done social work without any expectation. NDA …

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ITBP wins Republic Day best marching contingent trophy

The contingent of the Sino-India border guarding force ITBP was adjudged the best among all paramilitary and auxiliary forces that marched down the majestic Rajpath on Republic Day. Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) marchers made a return to the national event after two years and the 148-member squad was led by …

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Arunima Sinha: Compensation for India's Everest climbing amputee

An Indian mountaineer, who lost a leg resisting robbers in a moving train in 2011, has won a prolonged legal battle to get compensation from the railway company. Arunima Sinha's lawyer said India's state-run railways initially refused to recognise Ms Sinha as a passenger and even blamed her for the …

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Madras HC orders arrest of self-styled godman Nithyananda

The Madras high court in Monday directed the jurisdictional police to arrest self-styled godman Nithyananda and produce him before the court on Wednesday.

Justice R Mahadevan passed the interim order as the godman had made misleading and false statements in the court and failed to rectify them even after repeated …

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🇮🇳India 👮Police ⛓Arrest 112 As Religious Clashes Kill Teenager

Police in northern India have arrested 112 people following violence after a teenage boy died in clashes between two groups, amid anniversary celebrations of the day India became a republic. The incident occurred in the Kasganj district of Uttar Pradesh state, where two religious groups hurled stones at one another …

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India mob attacks 'late' rescuers as bus falls into river

Angry residents attacked police vans and officials whom they accused of arriving late to the scene of an accident which killed four people in India's eastern state of West Bengal.

Bystanders rushed to the rescue when a bus crashed through a bridge and fell into a river in Murshidabad district …

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🇮🇳India Among Top 3⃣ Where Trust in 🏛Govt Remains High

India continues to be among the top three nations where trust in government remains high despite a small slip since last year, according to the Global Trust Index released annually in Davos. The ranking will reassure the Modi government in the wake of tough reforms like demonetisation and goods and …

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OnePlus 6 may get fingerprint sensor beneath display

OnePlus 6 will launch in the coming months, the Chinese company has confirmed. Not a lot is known about the next-generation flagship smartphone, besides the fact that it will be powered by Qualcomm’s top-of-the-line SnapDragon 845 chipset. However, new rumours suggest the so-called OnePlus 6 will ship with a …

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Fitness tracker Strava lights up military base

Military personnel around the world have been publicly sharing their exercise routes online - including those inside or near military bases. Online fitness tracker Strava has published a "heatmap" showing the paths its users log as they run or cycle. It appears to show the structure of foreign military bases in …

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Ecologist rates Thai coral reef decay rate as alarming

Asst Prof Thon, deputy dean of the Faculty of Fisheries at Kasetsart University, said 77% or 140,000 out of total 107,800 rai of coral reef area in the Thai seas is in a sorry state, with unhealthy coral reefs expanding at an alarming rate. In 2008, the Ministry …

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