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Remorseless militant terrorist Afzal Guru hanged in Delhi
Report dated 10/02/2013 @ 5:15 PM
Jaish-e-Mohammad militant Afzal Guru, 43, who spent ten years on death row in Tihar jail for his role in the terror attack on Parliament in 2001, was taken to the gallows and hanged. Jail officials say Guru was calm, collected and composed during his final moments.
His family was not informed about the decision to hang him and were not present. His body was buried inside the prison complex with full religious rites performed by a Maulvi.
Guru a former fruit merchant, was found guilty of conspiring and sheltering the militants who attacked Parliament on December 13, 2001, in which nine persons were killed.
CM Modi has ‘no respect for his own wife or anyone else’s wife’
Report dated 10/02/2013 @ 5:13 PM
At an AICC briefing, party spokesperson Renuka Chowdhury side-stepped the all-clear given to Narendra Modi by the European Union, and dubbed him 'anti-poor and anti-women, and one who does not know how to spell agriculture. She continued with the comment 'he has no respect for his own wife or anyone else's wife'.
The Congress attack was made while there has been growing choruses in sections of the BJP and Sangh Parivar, to make Modi the PM candidate of the party, and reports that envoys of various European Union countries have been meeting with Modi in efforts to engage with him.
Speaking at a college in Delhi to project himself nationally, Gujarat CM Modi said his focus was on development politics, not on the vote-bank that has ruined the nation.
Are Shah Rukh and Priyanka married ?
Report dated 09/02/2013 @ 5:52 PM
So 2013 has started with a pot boiler of a rumour. 'They' say Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra married secretly.
The hot goss has them so in love he has bought and paid for a luxury pad for his Priyanka somewhere in Dubai
What next? Nobody knows, but it will be a long time before another Bollywood blockbuster rumour will beat out this one.
2 Indians awarded Metropolis Gamechangers Award in New York
Report dated 09/02/2013 @ 5:51 PM
Sonia Manchanda, Founder and Kush Medhora, Co- Founder, of DREAM:IN, have been awarded the Metropolis Gamechangers Award in New York, for their outstanding work in reforming India's socio-economic state. DREAM:IN is recognised as one of six gamechangers globally in the design and innovation space.
The Awards are used to commemorate stellar individuals and teams who make waves in their area of expertise by creating an ongoing dialogue around emerging issues of our time. Also, their community-based work has broader implications for the world at large and demonstrates the power of design to forge real change.
Sonia and Kush together head the DREAM:IN venture that encourages young Indians to dream dreams which are then transformed into viable business ventures with the help of investors, funders and venture capitalists who leverage and invest in those aspirations.
Gamechangers awarded from other countries are from Rwanda, New Mexico and the USA.
Police and TV channel to pay compensation to sexual abuse victim
Report dated 06/02/2013 @ 10:20 PM
The Delhi police and TV news channel Aaj Tak have been directed by the high court to pay Rs.6.5 lakhs in compensation to a victim of sexual abuse, for disclosing her identity eight years ago. The Police Commissioner has also been directed to set up an inquiry into the details of the disclosure.
The police and Aaj Tak are directed to pay the petitioner's daughter Rs.6 lakhs of which Rs.100,000 will be paid by the police and Rs.500,000 will be paid by Aaj Tak. In addition each respondent is directed to pay Rs.25,000 in litigation costs to the minor girl who suffered untold trauma and mental agony.