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Gang rape case: Sheila Dikshit, Delhi Police at loggerheads

New Delhi, December 25: After the blame game, an open war has broken out between chief minister Sheila Dikshit, who complained of "interference" by police officers in the recording of gang rape victim's statement, and Delhi Police which on Tuesday demanded a probe into the "leakage" of her letter to the home minister.

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Virbhadra Singh sworn-in as Himachal CM for a record 6th time

Shimla, December 25: Virbhadra Singh, who steered Congress to power in the Assembly polls, was today sworn-in as Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister for a record sixth time, heading a ten-member ministry.

78-year-old Singh, who has held the top office in Himachal five times in the past, was administered the oath of office and...

One-third of Gujarat MLAs face criminal cases, including rape

Ahmedabad, December 25: Some 57 Members of Legislative Assembly elected by Gujarat in the December polls face criminal charges, including that of rape and murder, while nearly three-fourth of them are crorepatis, up from 31 per cent in the 2007 elections, according to data analysed by the Gujarat Election Watch.

The data shows...

Gangrape protests: Constable Subhash Tomar injured at India Gate dies

New Delhi, December 25: The Delhi Police constable, Subhash Tomar, who was injured in the Sunday's clashes has died at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Delhi on Tuesday morning. The constable was injured after the protests at India Gate turned violent and the police lathicharged protesters. Some...

Girl's condition deteriorates, doctors say she's very serious

New Delhi, December 24: The condition of the 23-year-old gangrape victim deteriorated today with doctors saying that she is "not as good" as yesterday.

"Her condition has deteriorated... She is very serious, very critical and still not out of danger," one of the doctors attending to her at Safdarjung Hospital said.

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Sri Lankan navy arrests 27 Indian fishermen

Colombo, December 24: Sri Lankan Navy has arrested 27 Indian fishermen and seized their four trawlers after accusing them of fishing inside the country’s maritime area.

Navy spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya said that the Indians were arrested on Sunday night for “poaching inside Sri...

Dense fog hits operations at Indira Gandhi International airport, over 50 flights cancelled

New Delhi, December 24: Dense fog badly hit operations at the Indira Gandhi International airport here on Monday affecting the schedule of over 50 domestic and international flights.

About 35 flights were delayed while 15 were cancelled as the dense fog enveloped the airport this morning.

One of the...

Delhi anti-rape protests: PM makes fresh appeal for peace

New Delhi, December 24: Issuing a fresh appeal for peace, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said government will look into delay in response in the gangrape case as also all aspects concerning the security of women while asking people to desist from violence.

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26 dead in U.P. as cold wave intensifies

Lucknow, December 24: Even as the fog receded in most parts of Uttar Pradesh Monday, 26 people have died in the last 24 hours because of the extreme cold, officials said.

The deaths were reported from Basti...

Manmohan breaks silence, promises to ensure safety of women

New Delhi, December 24: Breaking his silence over the unprecedented outpour of protests and anguish over the horrendous gang-rape of a 23-year old woman in the national capital, the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh sought to reach out to all concerned with an assurance that the government would make all possible efforts to ensure security and safety to all women in...