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Andhra clears bill seeking death penalty for rapists

Hyderabad, Dec. 14 -- The Andhra Pradesh assembly on Friday passed two bills to amend the Indian Penal Code to enable expeditious investigation and trial of offences against women and children. The f... Read More


Free trade pact with India likely to top the new UK govt agenda

London, Dec. 14 -- A free trade agreement with India will be top of the agenda of the new Boris Johnson government after the Conservative party won a landslide victory in Thursday's election. It is ... Read More


COP25 ends with marginal progress

New Delhi, Dec. 14 -- The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) at Madrid ended without closure on the most important issues-new carbon markets, enhanced ambition by developed countries to ... Read More


India, Maldives to work on financial cooperation

New Delhi, Dec. 14 -- India and the Maldives on Friday signed an agreement for cooperation between their financial intelligence units and discussed ways to streamline the recruitment of Indian nurses ... Read More


Health ministry plans new unit to regulate all medical devices

India, Dec. 14 -- The Union health ministry is gearing up to establish a dedicated unit to regulate all medical devices under the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), according to a mi... Read More


11-yr-old MP student raped in school: Police

Bhopal, Dec. 14 -- An 11-year-old girl was raped in the lavatory of a private school in Jabalpur, 370 kilometre north east of Bhopal, police said on Friday. According to the police, the incident occu... Read More


Man suspected of raping, strangling stepdaughter

Pune, Dec. 14 -- A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped and strangled to death in Pune's Dapodi area and the police are on the lookout for her stepfather, who is suspected to have committed the crime,... Read More


Kamal Nath's nephew gets bail

New Delhi, Dec. 14 -- A Delhi court on Friday granted bail to businessman Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath, in a money-laundering case registered by the Enforcement Direc... Read More


Teen booked for hoax mail on bomb at Salman's house

Mumbai, Dec. 14 -- A 16-year-old boy from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh was booked for sending a hoax mail to the Mumbai Police, claiming that a bomb was scheduled to go off at Galaxy Apartments in Bandr... Read More


Vaishno Devi receives snow

JAMMU/SRINAGAR, Dec. 14 -- The cave shrine of Vaishno Devi in the Trikuta Hills of Jammu region received snowl on Friday, while the Kashmir Valley woke up to a white mantle as it received the third sn... Read More