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Badal tells US court summons not properly served


September 1st, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 1 (IANS) Responding to a US court's summons, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has sought additional 90 days to defend charges of human rights violations filed ... Read more...

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Delaware doctor accused of water-boarding daughter


August 10th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Delaware, Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A doctor in Delaware is being accused of waterboarding his 11 year old daughter. The doctor, who has appeared on national television for his research on experiences ... Read more...

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Delhi doctor’s body found hanging in house (Lead)


July 21st, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A 30-year-old chief medical officer of a civic agency was found dead in her house here, police said Saturday. Her body was found hanging from ... Read more...

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Delhi doctor’s body found hanging in house


July 21st, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A 30-year-old chief medical officer of a civic agency was found dead in her house here, police said Saturday. Her body was found hanging from ... Read more...

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Couple arrested for torturing domestic help


June 14th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, June 14 (IANS) A couple was arrested here Thursday for brutally torturing their under-age domestic help, police said.The rescued boy has been handed over to a shelter for children. ... Read more...

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Five-year-old girl raped, murdered in Pakistan


June 3rd, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) A five-year-old girl, who went missing for a month in Pakistan's port city Karachi, has been found raped and murdered - a month after the bodies ... Read more...

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Six killed in Karachi’s day of violence


May 21st, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) A total of six people have been killed in various incidents of violence in Pakistan's Karachi city, a media report said Monday.An unidentified body bearing torture ... Read more...

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It was torture being 20: Diaz


May 20th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 20 (IANS) Actress Cameron Diaz says she didn't enjoy the time when she turned 20."I don't worry about age. I never have. I couldn't wait to ... Read more...

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Tripura government criticises Ambedkar cartoon


May 15th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 15 (IANS) Tripura's Left Front government Tuesday criticised the publication of Dalit icon B.R. Ambedkar's 1949 cartoon in a current NCERT school textbook."As a lower caste, Ambedkar tolerated ... Read more...

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Delhi woman commits suicide


May 13th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Depressed over alleged torture by her in-laws for dowry, a 27-year-old newly-married woman committed suicide in the national capital, police said Sunday.The victim, identified as ... Read more...

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People’s respect for police declining: NHRC


May 10th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The people's respect for the police is declining and so is the morale of the police, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Secretary General Rajiv Sharma ... Read more...

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Youth hangs self at police station in UP; two suspended


May 1st, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 1 (IANS) Two policemen were suspended after a youth allegedly committed suicide Tuesday by hanging himself at a police station in Uttar Pradesh' Kannauj district.Sardana (25) was found ... Read more...

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Journalist killed in Pakistan


April 20th, 2012 - 2:10 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) A senior journalist of Pakistan's Dawn newspaper was found murdered in a house in Karachi Thursday, police said.Murtaza Razvi's body was found in an apartment in ... Read more...

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Dowry demand leads woman to suicide


April 19th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Anguished by repeated torture by her in-law's family for dowry, a 30-year-old woman committed suicide by jumping off the seventh floor of a mall in ... Read more...

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Six injured as villagers clash with police


March 5th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 5 (IANS) At least six people were injured as villagers in Rajasthan's Bikaner district clashed with police at the district collectorate while protesting the alleged torture of a ... Read more...

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Kidman replaces Weisz in ‘Railway Man’


March 3rd, 2012 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) Oscar winner Nicole Kidman has replaced Rachel Weisz in "The Railway Man" as Colin Firth's wife.Weisz was required to do additional shooting on "The Bourne ... Read more...

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Step-father arrested for torturing three-year-old


February 25th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, Feb 25 (IANS) The step-father of a three-year-old boy has been arrested for brutally torturing the child, who is now in a hospital with a critical condition, his limbs ... Read more...

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Dunlop India suspends operations at Chennai plant


February 22nd, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) Tyre maker Dunlop India has suspended operations at its plant here citing labour unrest.In a statement to the Bombay Stock Exchange, the Rs.174 crore turnover company ... Read more...

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Nine held in Italy for links with Turkish Hezbollah


February 22nd, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 22 (IANS) Nine people have been arrested in Italy for alleged links with Sunni Islamic militant group Turkish Hezbollah and for running an illegal immigration ring, media reports ... Read more...

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Osbourne prefers therapy over medication


February 22nd, 2012 - 8:01 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Singer Kelly Osbourne says she prefers therapy sessions rather than medication to cope with her drug addiction issues.The 27-year-old has battled drink and drug addiction in ... Read more...

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Three Rajasthan cops booked for ‘custody death’


February 22nd, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Feb 21 (IANS) Three policemen in Rajasthan's Bikaner city were Tuesday booked for the death of a Dalit youth after he was detained and allegedly tortured at a ... Read more...

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Four injured as villagers clash with police


February 20th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Feb 20 (IANS) Four people, including two policemen, were injured as villagers in Rajasthan's Bikaner district clashed with police while protesting the alleged torture of a Dalit youth in ... Read more...

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Animal rights activists protest bullfighting in Colombia


February 6th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Feb 6 (IANS/EFE) Some 180 half-naked people in the northwestern city of Medellin positioned themselves to form the word "stop" to demand an end to bullfighting in Colombia."'Stop. That's ... Read more...

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Student attempts suicide, alleges ‘torture’


February 3rd, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 3 (IANS) A Class 6 student attempted suicide here, leaving behind a note in which he accused his teacher of torturing him and asking his father not to ... Read more...

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Police rescue 50 students from ‘Torture school’


December 15th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Islamabad, Dec 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Pakistani law enforcement officers have rescued more than 50 children who were subjected to torture. Some of the children were as young as seven years of age.When ... Read more...

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India committed to protecting minorities


December 14th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Saying India was not a majoritarian state, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday said the government was committed to protecting the minorities. Replying to supplementaries in ... Read more...

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Not encouraging self-immolations in Tibet: Dalai Lama


November 19th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Nov 19 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has expressed concern over self-immolation protests in Tibet, saying he was not encouraging such action, a report said Saturday.He said ... Read more...

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Lou Reed receives death threats


November 4th, 2011 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) Rock musician Lou Reed has received "threatening" letters from Metallica fans who are fuming over his collaboration with the heavy metal band.The 69-year-old has teamed up ... Read more...

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Bihar okays creation of 40 women police stations


November 3rd, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 3 (IANS) The Bihar cabinet Thursday sanctioned the creation of 40 women police stations in the state.The state cabinet coordination department secretary Ravikant said the police station would ... Read more...

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Depp wanted his parents to split


October 29th, 2011 - 4:08 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 29 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp says he was so tired of watching his parents fighting frequently that he wanted them to 'split'The 48-year-old admits his upbringing was ... Read more...

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Swank regrets attending Chechen Republic President’s party


October 14th, 2011 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 14 (IANS) Actress Hilary Swank regrets attending the birthday celebrations of Chechen Republic's President Ramzan Kadyrov, insisting she did not have a "full understanding" of the event.The ... Read more...

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Omar’s meeting with governor routine: Government


October 8th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 8 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government Saturday sought to dispel speculation that Governor N.N. Vohra had summoned Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, describing the meeting as "routine"."Mr. Omar ... Read more...

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Father-in-law kills newly-married woman


September 20th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hanumangarh (Rajasthan), Sep 20 (IANS) A newly-married woman died of severe burns in Rajasthan after her drunk father-in-law allegedly placed searing hot tongs on her thinking she was possessed by ... Read more...

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Man’s genitals chopped off in Pakistan


September 16th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 16 (IANS) A group of men in Pakistan allegedly chopped off a man's genitals after suspecting him of having an affair with his niece, a media report said.An ... Read more...

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Man dies in police custody, protestors allege torture


September 16th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 16 (IANS) A 22-year-old man suspected to be a thief died in police custody in Bihar's Siwan district early Friday allegedly after being beaten and tortured, an officer ... Read more...

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