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Two sisters held in Delhi for torturing maid from Assam

New Delhi: A 22-year-old girl haling from Assam who worked as a maid was allegedly held captive and tortured by her employers. Her employers, the two sisters also haling from Assam have been arrested in this connection from their flat in east Delhi’s Shakarpur. The incident came to light when the girl managed to slip out of the house on Saturday night and reached [Full Article...]

Government to table copy of land ordinance in Lok Sabha today

New Delhi: With the government slated to table a copy of the land ordinance in the Lok Sabha on Monday, the house is expected to witness a stormy start as it meets after a recess for the second half of the budget session. According to the schedule of business of the house, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy would lay a [Full Article...]

Centre focused on serving poor: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday told BJP MPs that his government was focused on serving the poor and asked them to believe in the people and nobody else. Addressing a workshop of BJP MPs on welfare of the poor, Modi took a jibe at his critics and said there were some with a “congenital habit” of criticising the BJP and those [Full Article...]

BSF, militants trade fire; infiltration bid foiled

Jammu: BSF troops on Sunday foiled an infiltration bid by a group of armed militants, who tried to enter the International Border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, a BSF official said. A group of suspected militants were spotted close to IB in forward area in Hiranagar sector of the district in a bid to cross over to this side, the senior BSF [Full Article...]

AIIMS doctor kills self, gay husband held

New Delhi: A 31-year-old doctor at AIIMS allegedly committed suicide by slitting her wrist with a sharp-edged object after her husband started mentally torturing her after she learnt that he was actually gay. Failed marriage, breach of trust and hiding of the sexual orientation by her husband forced Priya Vedi to commit suicide in a hotel room in central Delhi’s Paharganj locality. Her body [Full Article...]

Rahul attacks Modi, accuses him of being anti-poor

New Delhi: Projecting the government as “anti-farmer” and “pro industrialist”, Congress on Sunday declared full scale war against it over Land Acquisition Bill with Rahul Gandhi accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of bringing ordinance on it to pay back ‘loan’ of industrialists. The Congress Vice President, who just returned from a two-month absence from public life, said the new land bill is not only [Full Article...]

‘NDA’S land bill will be rejected in Rajya Sabha’

Jammu: Janata Dal (U) President Sharad Yadav on Sunday noted that NDA government’s “controversial land acquisition bill” will be rejected by the opposition in Upper House of the Parliament . “This bill (Land acquisition bill) is anti-farmer and we would ensure that the Narendra Modi government faces a defeat on this and the bill is not passed in Upper House of the Parliament where [Full Article...]

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2 dead, 14 injured in Delhi fire New Delhi: Two people including a seven-year-old girl died and 14 others suffered burn injuries after a major fire broke out here on Sunday, fire officials said.The fire broke out around 3.38 a.m. in three houses in west Delhi’s Mangolpuri.Five fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the firemen doused the flames by 4.30 a.m.Surekha, 30 [Full Article...]