December 16 gangrape 'juvenile' to be released: HC

New Delhi, Dec 18 The Delhi High Court on Friday said the December 16, 2012, Delhi gang-rape “juvenile” convict’s stay can’t be extended in an observation home.

A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath said the convict, who was found to be…

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'Buy India' to top new defence procurement policy: Parrikar

New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The new Defence Procurement Procedure will be ready soon, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday, and it will have clear categorisation to make a shift towards indigenous equipment.

The minister made the announcement at a meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee attached to the…

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Cyrus Mistry, Ramdarash Mishra among Sahitya Akademi award winners

New Delhi, Dec 18  Novelist Cyrus Mistry and poet Ramdarash Mishra were among the winners of Sahitya Akademi award announced here on Thursday.

Six books of short stories, six of poetry, four novels, two books each of essays, criticism and plays and one of memoirs have won Sahitya Akademi awards…

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Re-examine literacy criteria for panchayat polls: Amartya Sen

New Delhi, Dec 18   There is a need for a Constitution bench to deliberate on the Supreme Court’s upholding of the Haryana government’s decision to make literacy an essential criterion to contest panchayat elections, Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen has said.

“We need to distinguish between what our objectives…

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What a goal! Maharashtra yoga teacher to marry Danish woman football star


Manmad (Maharashtra), Dec 18 Traditional Buddhist-Maharashtrian wedding preparations are under way at a small household in Manmad, a bustling city around 200 km north of Mumbai. In the wintry chill, the Alinje family here is preparing to warmly welcome Cecilie Vedel Pedersen, a former Danish football international who…

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