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Crime

Politicians, lawyers, journalists question Hyderabad ‘encounter’

While journalists condemned the encounter killing, some politicians exercised caution to avoid antagonising people who were cheering the cops

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Elections

10 high-profile fights in Lok Sabha election today

Voting has started for 59 Lok Sabha seats in seven States. These include 14 of UP, 10 of Haryana, eight each of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, four of Jharkhand and all the seven seats in Delhi

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Elections

Yogi does a Mask: Somebody, stop me

People can see Yogi Adityanath worshipping Lord Hanuman. This, one may contend, is a way to influence voters, circumventing the EC ban.

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Elections

Maneka Gandhi, Azam Khan debarred from election campaign

The Election Commission has banned Maneka Gandhi from the polling campaign for 48 hours while Ajam Khan has been banned for 72 hours

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Elections

Maneka Gandhi does it again: ‘If I get less than 50% votes…’

Maneka Gandhi said she would prioritise villages on the basis of percentage of votes in her favour when it comes to working for Sultanpur

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Elections

‘Vote me for jobs’ isn’t exactly what Maneka Gandhi told Muslims in Sultanpur

What were the words of Union minister Maneka Gandhi after she said, “I am winning; I am winning with the help and love of the people”?

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Elections

BJP denies ticket to Murli Manohar Joshi, Maneka-Varun seats swapped; Jaya Prada to fight Azam Khan

While LK Advani had reportedly told the BJP leadership not to consider him for elections any more, a slip of paper went viral on social media this afternoon that claimed the party had asked MM Joshi to not ask for the ticket for Kanpur or any other seat

 

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India

#MeToo: Journalists protest in Delhi, demand MJ Akbar’s resignation

New Delhi: As the number of women coming out and speaking up against Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar, alleging him of sexual harassment is increasing with each passing day, several women journalists on Saturday gathered at the Parliament Street in New Delhi to protest against the accused journalist. They also demanded the removal of […]

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India

Maneka to Law Ministry: Scrap three-year time limit for reporting child sexual abuse

New Delhi: Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi Monday said she has asked the Law Ministry to not keep any age limit to report child sexual abuse, allowing people to complain about what has happened to them even “10-15 years later”. Noting that anger at molestation and sexual abuse never goes away, Gandhi also […]

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India

Hema Malini, Maneka Gandhi advocate death sentence for rapists of children below 12 years

New Delhi: Veteran actor and BJP MP Hema Malini today echoed the views expressed by Union Minister Maneka Gandhi and demanded that rapists of children below 12 years must be “hanged to death”. Yesterday, Maneka said that she had asked her department to work on a proposal to amend the Protection of Children Against Sexual […]