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6 RSS activists sentenced to life for CPM worker's murder

Kannur: A court sentenced six RSS-BJP activists to life imprisonment on charges of murdering a CPI(M) worker at Pannur in the district in 2002. The additional district sessions court at Thalassery also imposed a fine of Rs 70,000 each. Judge G P N Vinod directed them to pay the fine amount to the legal heirs of the deceased Ashraf. The prosecution case was that the six had barged into an

Army colonel accused of rape sent to police custody

Shimla: A local court remanded a 56 year-old colonel accused of rape by a 21-year-old woman to three days in police custody. The colonel, posted at Army Training Command (ARTRAC), was arrested yesterday after recording the statement of the victim under section 164 of CrPC and registration of an FIR under section 376 of the IPC, police said. The victim had lodged a complaint on the day of the alleged

HC dismisses plea against release of 'Padmavati'

New Delhi The Delhi High Court today dismissed a plea against the film Padmavati, observing that such petitions were encouraging those agitating against the movie. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar termed as “hopeless” and “misconceived” a petition seeking that a committee be set up prior to the release of the movie to check whether there was any distortion of history. “Have you

DYFI activists vandalise MP's Kerala resort

Kottayam (Kerala): A group of people allegedly vandalised a resort at Kumarakom, near here, claiming that it was constructed encroaching government land. Niraamaya Retreats Kumarakom Private Limited, which suffered ‘extensive damage’ due to the attack, is a hospitality venture of private equity firm Jupiter Capital founded by Rajya Sabha MP Rajiv Chandrasekhar, the resort management said. Five villas in the resort were damaged in the attack, The resort was attacked when

Hafiz Saeed walks free; vows to fight for Kashmir cause

Lahore: Mumbai attack mastermind and banned JuD chief Hafiz Saeed today walked free from house arrest and said he would gather people across Pakistan for the cause of Kashmir and try to help Kashmiris get their destination of freedom. The Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) head, who carries a USD 10 million American bounty for his role in terror activities, was freed after the government decided against detaining him further in any case.

Centre okays Pondy plan to waive farm loans: CM

Puducherry: The Union Home Ministry has approved the territorial administration’s decision to write-off loans due from farmers to cooperative societies, Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy has said. Making a suo motu statement in the Territorial Assembly yesterday, Narayanasamy said although Lt Governor Kiran Bedi had declined to approve the government’s decision to waive the loans, the file was forwarded to the Union Home Ministry. The Home ministry had given its nod in