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On the day of her funeral, she stood outside her house as mourners left for the evening. Then she saw her husband guiding a group to their cars.

Mary Kom Wins Gold for Fifth Time

India boxer Mary Kom once again wins Gold and becomes Asian Boxing Champion for fifth Time. Mary Kom thumped North Korea’s Hyang Mi Kim in the championship clash, to clinch her maiden gold in the 48 kg category of the tournament. The 35-year-old, who is also a former Olympic bronze-medallist, returned to her preferred weight category after five years of …

RBI stops printing new currency notes

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has reduced printing currency notes in the current fiscal year to the lowest in five years for lack of space in the currency chests of the central bank and commercial banks, two people familiar with the matter said. The indent (government jargon for order) for fiscal 2018 now stands at 21 billion pieces of …

Pradyuman’s Murder Investigation Highlights Class and Caste

After the murder of the Class 2 student Pradyuman on the campus of Gurugram’s Ryan International School, a class XI student from the same school has been arrested. It’s a strange twist in the case. Hours after the second grader was found outside the school toilet, with his throat slit, crawling and bleeding profusely before he died, the Gurgaon Police …

Non-BJP states embrace cashless faster than saffron strongholds

Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana — states where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has the weakest footprint — registered over 25 per cent year-on-year growth in proportion of the saving bank accounts using debit cards at point of sale (PoS) machines in FY17, compared with BJP strongholds Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan, which registered less than 15 …

5 kids drown in Bihar

At least nine people, including five children, drowned in two incidents in Vaishali and Samastipur districts of Bihar today, the police said. While six picnickers died after falling into the Ganga in Vaishali, three women drowned in the Baghmati river when a boat capsized in Samastipur district, they said. The police had earlier in the day said that nine people …

Amitabh Bachchan’s name in Paradise Papers

After his name appeared in the Panama Papers, veteran Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan’s name has appeared in the Paradise papers as well. According to the report by ICIJ, in collaboration with The Indian Express, Bachchan became a shareholder of a digital media company in 2000. However, it is not clear if the shareholding was disclosed to the Reserve Bank of …

MoS Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha on Paradise papers leak

Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha on Monday submitted his clarification after his name surfaced in Paradise papers leak. The minister chose Twitter and wrote that he has provided full details to the English daily and the transactions were legal and bonafide which were undertaken on behalf of the organisation under his fiduciary as a partner at …

No one can defeat Modi, BJP – Anil Vij

The alliance being stitched up by the opposition parties and other groups in Gujarat cannot defeat the BJP in the assembly polls scheduled to be held next month, Haryana minister Anil Vij said on Monday. The saffron party will form government in the state again as the ‘Modi wave’ still continues in the country, the minister said. Vij took it …

Suspected ISIS terrorist arrested from Mumbai

The Uttar Pradesh Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Sunday arrested a suspected ISIS terrorist from Mumbai. As per reports, Abu Zaheed, the suspected terrorist ran the ISIS network from Dubai. ‘We have brought the terror suspect on transit remand to Lucknow from Mumbai. He was the ideologue of his group,’ ADG (LO) Anand Kumar told the media. Zaheed is said …

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