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Dera chief to grow vegetables, prune trees in jail

Reports suggest that Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for raping two of his disciples, will spend time in prison growing vegetables and pruning trees. Haryana DGP K P Singh reportedly said the 50-year-old self-styled godman will work for eight hours a day and get Rs 20 per day.

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16-year-old alleges gang-rape by four youths for 10 days

A 16-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh reportedly registered a complaint in Muzaffarnagar police station against four youths for assaulting her for ten days. Reportedly, the girl was waiting in the bus stand, and the four youths who came in a car offered her a lift. The girl readily accepted as the youths were known to her. According to media reports, the girl was held captive and was gang-raped for ten days continuously. The girl alleged that she was forced to eat meat and change her religion. On September 16, she was set free near the Ganga canal bridge on the village outskirts. During her confinement, the girl said that the boys threatened to kill her if she complained to the police, a report says. A search raid on the boys is being conducted.

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Fashion firm files complaint against Shraddha Kapoor

Clothing manufacturer M&M Designs reportedly filed a complaint against Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor accusing of cheating and criminal breach of trust. A criminal complaint has been filed against Shraddha for allegedly not promoting fashion label AJTM during the promotional activities of the film ‘Haseena Parkar’ in violation of an agreement.

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Sunny Leone’s Navratri themed condom ad sparks controversy

A condom advertisement featuring Bollywood actress Sunny Leone has sparked controversy in Gujarat as the advertisement is themed on the popular Hindu festival, Navratri. A Gujarat based group, Hindu Yuva Vahini has reportedly staged a protest near the advertisement's location. The protesters reportedly said that they would keep protesting until the ads are removed.

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Acid injected into 6-month-old’s eye; baby critical

In a horrific incident, a 6-month-old baby in Kolkata was reportedly injected with acid in eye when the baby’s mother was asleep. The mother alleged that her mother-in-law, with the help of the baby’s uncle committed the crime. However, police have dismissed the allegation saying that the mother-in-law needs crutches to walk. The cops have reportedly suspected the baby’s father as his criminal records are worse and he is untraceable. Doctors reportedly said that the baby’s left eye has become dysfunctional and that the right eye has also been affected and the baby is battling for life.

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Delhi man went on stabbing spree over an argument of Rs. 10

A man allegedly injured six people by stabbing them in a food joint in Delhi after an argument over a Rs. 10 coin. Reportedly, the man was fighting with the stall owner for Rs. 10, and a bunch of youth abused him for that. Suddenly, he took a knife from his pocket and started attacking people around. According to the reports of Times of India, the youths fled away. Unable to control his anger, the man stabbed six people in the stall including a woman. The people managed to catch hold of the man and handed him over to the police. A case of attempt to murder has been registered, and a medical test has been given to check if the man is mentally ill.

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Sexually abused mother murders rapist son

According to reports, a mother in Bhayander West paid contract killers Rs 50,000 to murder her drug addict son who was also sexually abusive. According to police sources, the victim, identified as Ramcharan Ramdas Dwivedi, 21, was addicted to drugs, sex, and had raped dozens of women, including his own mother and stepmother. Unable to bear his actions, his mother hatched a plan with her elder son Sitaram and murdered Ramcharan. Police have arrested the woman and three others for the murder.

 

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Biopic on cricketer titled Chakdaha express

After Sachin and Dhoni and other cricketers, a biopic on Indian woman cricketer Jhulan Goswami titled as Chakdaha express will soon be released. Reportedly, the movie explains the journey of Goswami from Nadia district to a star player in the International Women's World cup in London. Jhulan Goswami is the leading women's wicket-taker in ODIs. The movie will be directed by Susanta Das in Hindi and will start shooting by April 2018.

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Honour killing: Parents strangle and burn 13-year-old

A class seven student was strangled and set ablaze reportedly by her parents in Telangana. The parents after choking her to death, set her on fire to make it look like suicide. The police officials stated that the parents said that the girl committed suicide but then confessed later that they killed her. According to media reports, the parents killed her as she was too friendly with her male teachers and classmates. The girl's father had warned her when she was spotted with boys of her class outside the school. Reportedly, the police have registered a case and arrested the parents.

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US resumes premium processing of H-1B visas

The US has reportedly resumed fast processing of H-1B work visas in all categories subject to the Congress-mandated limit. Premium processing of H-1B visa was suspended in April to handle huge rush of new petitions. Notably, H-1B visa allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.

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Parents leave 45-day-old baby stranded for a day, baby dies

A one-and-half-month-old baby was reportedly recovered dead by police in a locked house in Rajasthan. According to media reports, the mother of the child allegedly left the house after a fight with her husband. Later the father also left leaving the baby locked inside for a day. A worker reportedly informed the police after the stench emanating from the home. The parents returned home only after the police informed them about their baby's death.  Reportedly, the reason behind the infant's death could be ascertained only after the autopsy report.

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Husband allegedly murders 25-year-old woman for failing to get MBBS seat

Harika, a 25-year-old woman, has allegedly been murdered by her husband on Sunday in Nagole area in Hyderabad. The woman’s family alleged that the husband, Rushi, harassed her for not securing an MBBS seat, and demanded dowry. While Rushi said his wife committed suicide, the police suspect that he murdered the woman, say reports.

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Indian Railways to fill 1 lakh vacancies in safety category

Indian Railways has reportedly decided to fill more than one lakh safety-related jobs. The safety-related posts include loco running staff, station master, guard, technology supervisor, control and yard staff, signal inspector and maintenance employees. According to Mint, the Indian Railways had a vacancy of 1,22,763 in 2016 while it was 1,24,201 in 2015.

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Petrol, Diesel prices may come down by Diwali: Oil Minister

Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan reportedly said on Monday that fuel prices may come down by Diwali festival. The comments came after criticism by opposition parties of a sharp rise in oil prices after the daily rate revision mechanism was introduced by the government recently.

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Students get question about ‘Bluewhale challenge’ in half yearly exam

Delhi public school reportedly included a question about the deadly online game, bluewhale challenge in their question paper in class IX for half yearly exam. The school’s Korba district branch distributed hindi question paper in which students were asked to write in their own words of how two friends might discuss the online suicide game. Reportedly, the school’s principal did not respond to questions on this regard.

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12 kg heroin, 4 Pakistan mobile SIM cards seized

The Border Security Force in Punjab reportedly seized over 12 kilograms of heroin and four Pakistan mobile sim cards on Monday. The BSF officials in a search operation found the sim cards wrapped in a yellow tape near the border. According to media reports, 150 kg of heroin has been seized in 2017 till now.

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14-year-old girl falls from school building, dies

A 14-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh allegedly fell from her school building on Monday. The girl was a student of class IX  at the Modern City Montessori School. Reportedly she succumbed to her injuries on the way to a hospital. According to media reports, her parents claim that a school personnel must have taken the girl to the roof and pushed her as there are no reasons for the girl to go there by herself. The Principal of the school had gone missing after the incident. Reportedly, the police have registered a case and investigations are going on.

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Train derailment in WestBengal

A goods train derailed in WestBengal in Jalpaiguri district. Reportedly three wagons of the goods train which was empty came off the tracks. No one was injured. According to media reports, the reason for the derailment is yet to be ascertained. Notably this is the fifth train derailment after appointing the new Railway Minister - Piyush Goyal.

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Al- Qaeda operative arrested in Delhi

An Al-Qaeda operative allegedly who came to India to Rohingyas was arrested in Delhi. Reportedly, Subhan Haq - a hacker who received arms training has radicalised several Rohingyas on Bangladesh. According to media reports, the police have recovered a pistol, cartridges, a laptop and foreign currencies. The man had been carrying a fake Voter ID in the name of Kishanganj from Bihar.

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Minor girl allegedly gang-raped by school director, teacher in Rajasthan

According to reports, a minor girl was allegedly gang-raped by the school director and a teacher in Rajasthan’s Sikar. Reportedly, the 12th standard student was studying in Janta Bal Niketan School in Ajeetgarh area. As per reports, the school’s director Jagdish and a teacher Jagat Singh had repeatedly been sexually abusing the girl for a few months. The incident came to light after the victim got pregnant and was forced to undergo an abortion by the duo. A FIR has been filed against both the school director and the teacher, who have been absconding.

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