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“Victims of criminal offence can file an appeal under the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in superior courts without prior nod of the appellate court” Supreme Court

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“Victims of criminal offence can file an appeal under the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in superior courts without prior nod of the appellate court” Supreme Court

New Delhi, Oct 12: In a historic verdict, the Supreme Court on Friday ruled that besides the State, a victim of a criminal offence can also file an appeal under the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in superior courts challenging acquittal of the accused without prior nod of the appellate court.

In a 2:1 majority judgement, a three-judge bench headed by Justice M B Lokur held that section 372 of CrPC (which deals with provision of appeals in criminal cases) has to be given “realistic, liberal, progressive” interpretation to benefit the victim of an offence.

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PARA OLYMPICS: Three more gold for India, Deepa wins 2nd bronze in Asian Para Games

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PARA OLYMPICS: Three more gold for India, Deepa wins 2nd bronze in Asian Para Games

Jakarta, Oct 12: A couple of gold medals from chess and another one from a shuttler ensured India continued its impressive performance at the Asian Para Games where Paralympic medallist Deepa Malik bagged her second bronze Friday.

K Jennitha Anto clinched the gold in women’s individual rapid P1 chess event after beating Manurung Roslinda of Indonesia 1-0 in the final round, while Kishan Gangolli got the better of Majid Bagheri in the men’s individual rapid VI – B2/B3 event to claim the top spot.

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Maneka proposes to set up committee of legal experts to look into #MeToo cases

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Maneka proposes to set up committee of legal experts to look into #MeToo cases

New Delhi, Oct 12: The Women and Child Development Ministry plans to set up a panel of legal experts to look into the allegations of sexual harassment that have surfaced in the #MeToo campaign, minister Maneka Gandhi said Friday, asserting that she believes in the “pain and trauma” of every complainant.

More women should come out and address the issue of sexual harassment and narrate their experiences, Gandhi said.

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SC declines urgent hearing on plea seeking review of Sabarimala Temple verdict

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SC declines urgent hearing on plea seeking review of Sabarimala Temple verdict

New Delhi, Oct 9: The Supreme Court Tuesday declined an urgent hearing on a plea seeking review of its verdict allowing women of all age groups entry into the Sabarimala Temple

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph had considered the submission of Shylaja Vijayan, president, National Ayyappa Devotees Association through lawyer Mathews J Nedumpara, which contended that the five-judge Constitution bench verdict lifting the ban was “absolutely untenable and irrational”

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Hindu organsations shut down 400 meat shops in Gurgaon

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Hindu organsations shut down 400 meat shops in Gurgaon

Gurgaon, Oct 10 (PTI) The Shiv Sena and another Hindu organisation claimed to have forcibly shut around 400 meat and chicken shops at different locations here on Wednesday, demanding that they remain closed during Navaratri.

Chief of Shiv Sena’s Gurgaon unit Gautam Saini told PTI that around 300 members of different Hindu organisations assembled at the Lord Shiva temple located at the Old Railway road on Wednesday morning and headed to different places to close meat shops.

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Symbiosis media college in centre of #MeToo storm; former students accuse seniors and some faculty members of sexual harassment

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Symbiosis media college in centre of #MeToo storm; former students accuse seniors and some faculty members of sexual harassment

Pune, Oct 9: The #MeToo movement rocked the Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication (SCMC) here, with several former students accusing their seniors and some faculty members of sexual harassment.

The SCMC authorities apologised to the women and said the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) had ben instructed to hear their complaints.

The former students had taken to social media platforms and shared harrowing accounts of harassment by some faculty members and their seniors. They alleged the authorities did not do anything though the incidents were brought to their notice.

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Expedite Naga peace talks: Naga Peoples Front (NPF)

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Expedite Naga peace talks: Naga Peoples Front (NPF)

Kohima, Oct 10 (PTI) The opposition Naga Peoples Front (NPF) has appealed to Naga national workers and the Centre to expedite the Naga peace talks and bring it to a logical conclusion.

The appeal was made as part of the resolution of the NPFs 3rd Central Executive Council (CEC) meeting at Kohima on Tuesday.

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Rupee slumps 33 paise to close at record low of 74.39

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Rupee slumps 33 paise to close at record low of 74.39

Mumbai, Oct 9 (PTI) The rupee slumped by 33 paise to finish at a fresh lifetime low of 74.39 against the US dollar Tuesday on high crude oil prices, strengthening of the greenback and unabated foreign fund outflows

At the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex), the rupee made a cautious recovery of 18 paise to 73.88 against the US dollar in early trade on fresh selling of the American currency by banks and exporters

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4 die, 10 injured in road accident in Nagaland

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4 die, 10 injured in road accident in Nagaland

Kohima, Oct 8: Four persons died while 10 others, including a woman, were injured as the vehicle in which they were travelling skidded off road and plunged on the down road near Zuketsa under Pfutsero sub division of Phek district on Monday.

Confirming the incident, Phek police sources said that 14 persons were travelling in Bolero pick up when the accident occurred.

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Assamese singer Kishour Giri passes away

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Assamese singer Kishour Giri passes away

Guwahati, Oct 7 (PTI) Assamese singer and music director Kishour Giri, who lent his voice to various social issues, passed away on Sunday at his residence here.

Giri suffered a heart attack and breathed his last at his Kharghuli residence, his family said.

He was 63 and survived by wife and two daughters.

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Nana Patekar denies Tanushree Dutta’s sexual harassment allegations

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Nana Patekar denies Tanushree Dutta’s sexual harassment allegations

Mumbai, Oct 6 (PTI) Nana Patekar Saturday denied he misbehaved with actor Tanushree Dutta on the sets of a 2008 film, calling her claims a “lie”.

In a recent TV interview, Dutta alleged Patekar misbehaved with her when the two were shooting a special song for “Horn Ok Pleassss” 10 years ago.

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Science Exhibition held at Darjeeling Government High School

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Science Exhibition held at Darjeeling Government High School

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Ref: Closure of Agricultural University in Sikkim

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Ref: Closure of Agricultural University in Sikkim

Dear Mr. Roy,

First of all as always thank you for keeping us informed about the news from Darjeeling, Sikkim, and the rest of the world. One news article caught my attention today and I felt it is my responsibility through your outlet to spread the message around. The topic pertains to the closure of a university in Sikkim. As far my knowledge goes with this issue, I do not think that it is named Sikkim Agriculture University. I would highly appreciate if you could correct me if I am wrong. Because, if it is actually a Sikkim Agriculture University, then the problem is even more immense. If I know well enough the Central Government (more specifically, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, ICAR) had set up a model agriculture university for the North East called the Central Agriculture University (CAU). I think in Sikkim they have the Post Harvest Technology branch of the same university. No matter what the name or nomenclature of the institute be it is a huge loss for agriculture students and professionals from the region.

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Delhi RJ’s racist comment on ‘Indian Idol contestant’ sparks protests

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Delhi RJ’s racist comment on ‘Indian Idol contestant’ sparks protests

DARJEELING, 29 SEPTEMBER 2007: Several people were injured as a procession by fans of “Indian Idol” Prashant Tamang clashed with locals, following a dispute over passage for an ambulance near the Siliguri Sub-Divisional Hospital on Friday.

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