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Mulayam goes soft on Muslim quota to woo upper castes

New Delhi, December 28: Samajwadi Party has asked the Centre to facilitate "Muslim quota", betraying concern that a strident party stamp on minority politics can neutralize its fledgling attempts to bait upper castes and OBCs with 'promotion quota'.

SP leader Ramgopal Yadav said, "We will pass...

Delhi gang-rape victim still extremely critical: Singapore doctors

Singapore, Dec 27: The 23-year-old Delhi gang-rape victim, who was flown in an air ambulance from India early this morning, was in an extremely critical condition at the super specialty Mount Elizabeth Hospital here.

A bulletin issued this evening by the hospital said: "As at 7pm (4.30pm...

President's son Abhijit Mukherjee apologizes after calling anti-rape protesters 'dented and painted'

Kolkata, December 27: President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit Mukherjee stoked a major controversy by describing women participating in Delhi protests against gang rape of a student as 'highly dented and painted', triggering angry backlash.

Abhijit had said, "Walking in candlelight processions, going to discotheques, we have also led student life, we have been...

Jayalalithaa walks out of NDC meet after 'big humiliation'

New Delhi, December 27: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today walked out of the National Development Council (NDC) meeting here accusing the Centre of "stifling" the voice of Chief Ministers by restricting their speeches to 10 minutes.

Coming out of the Vigyan Bhawan, the venue of the meeting presided over by Prime...

Painted women protesting in Delhi, not students: Abhijit Mukherjee

New Delhi, December 27: President Pranab Mukherjee‘s son Abhijeet Mukherjee made extremely sexist comments on the protests by students in Delhi against the Delhi gangrape, sparking off a controversy.

In an interview to ABP Ananda Abhijeet Mukherjee said, “This is almost like the Pink Revolution. These women...

45 custodial rapes in nine years, says rights forum

New Delhi, December 27: The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) has alleged that that at least 45 custodial rapes were reported between 2002 and 2010.

In its submission to the Justice Verma Committee set up in...

Rape victim admitted to Singapore hospital

Singapore, December 27: The 23-year-old Delhi gang-rape victim, who was flown out to Singapore in an air ambulance for specialised treatment, was admitted to the Mount Elizabeth hospital on Thursday morning.

The plane carrying the girl landed at the...

Recent arrests may help NIA crack other bomb blast cases

New Delhi, December 27: Three recent arrests by the National Investigation Agency may throw new light on the 2007 Samjhauta Express blasts, the May 2007 Mecca Masjid blast in Hyderabad and the Malegaon explosion in Maharashtra.

Rajendra Chaudhary alias Samandar, who was arrested last week from Ujjain district of Madhya Pradesh,...

Kerala docs examine health report of Madani

Thiruvananthapuram, December 27: A team of five senior doctors appointed by the Kerala government is examining a medical report on People’s Democratic Party leader Abdul Nassar Madani.

The report was recently sent by Karnataka to the Kerala government. Madani, an accused in a...

Narendra Modi takes oath as Gujarat chief minister

Ahmedabad, December 26: Narendra Modi Wednesday took oath as Gujarat's chief minister for the fourth time after leading the BJP to a sweeping win in assembly elections.

Earlier, all 114 newly-elected BJP MLAs chose Modi as their leader at a meeting here, paving the way for his swearing-in as Chief Minister for the fourth time,...