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Juna Akhara's first Dalit priest Shivanand Giri.
Juna Akhara's first Dalit priest Shivanand Giri says lack of religious gurus among Dalits make them vulnerable to conversion

Kanahiya Kashyap alias Prabhu Nand says that the practice of converting Dalits to other religions will stop when more like him will become ‘sanyasi’ to show the path of virtue to deprived sections.

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India tops list for flagging inappropriate content on YouTube

Over 8.28 million videos were removed from the platform in the fourth quarter of 2017 based on automated flagging or human detection, as per YouTube's Transparency Report.

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Salman Khurshid (File | PTI)
On back foot, Congress leader Salman Khurshid blames media for distorting 'blood on hands' remark

Salman Khurshid was replying to a direct question put forth by an ex-AMU student who asked if Congress had stains of Muslims’ blood on its hands owing to a number of riots in its receptive regime.

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AMU student activist Mohammad Amir Mintoee.
Salman Khurshid's answer on communal riots during Congress regime not satisfactory, says AMU student Mohammad Amir Mintoee

Mohammad Amir Mintoee, an ex-student of Aligarh Muslim University, tried to put senior Congress leader Salman Khursheed on the mat during an event on campus last Sunday.

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Odisha CM asks urban development department to ensure supply of drinking water to all families by March 2019

Besides, the chief minister also directed the department to take steps to increase the per capita use of drinking water to 70 litres in urban areas of the state by March 2019.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis (File | PTI)
Shiv Sena conveys stand on Nanar refinery to CM Fadnavis, urges him to cancel the notification

Fadnavis in turn told the Shiv Sena ministers that a proper action will be initiated at an appropriate time considering the best interests of the people of Maharashtra, defusing tensions.

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Kerala: Adivasi victims of crime not compensated since 2014, officers say delay in providing monetary relief taking a toll on conviction rate

The delay in paying relief is having a direct bearing on the conviction rate as the poor witnesses are turning hostile during the trial, said an officer.

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Goa HSSC Results 2018 to be announced on April 28 at 10 AM

The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education will announce the Goa HSSC Results 2018 on April 28, 2018 at 10 AM.

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Arguments of political convenience to provide alibi for terror groups no longer tolerable: Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman raised issues such as cross-border terrorism, extremism, cyber security and narcotics trafficking.

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Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah (File photo | EPS)
Caste polarisation may have forced Siddaramaiah to contest from two seats: watchers of the Assembly polls

According to some accounts, internal Congress surveys indicated a tough battle for the chief minister in Chamundeshwari.

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Bangladesh, Nepal launch trial bus service through India

Bangladesh and Nepal have launched a trial bus service between their capitals through India as two buses carrying delegates of the three nations left Dhaka for Kathmandu.

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AIADMK two leaves symbol (File | PTI)
AIADMK clarifies on article over ties with BJP 

An 'explanation' published in "Namathu Puratchi Thalaivi Amma" said original article penned by a columnist that appeared on Sunday in the Tamil daily was not reflective of the party's stand.

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Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah (File Photo)
Siddaramaiah hits back at Yeddyurappa for calling Congress a party of dynastic politics

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah today lashed out at BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa for calling Congress a party of dynastic politics as he questioned the credentials of the saffron party to make the attack.

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Government to fast-track setting up of model forensic science lab in Chandigarh for sexual assault cases

A Supreme Court lawyer said that overburdened and underfunded forensic labs coupled with insufficient evidence collection by investigating cops are primary reasons behind low rate of conviction.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury (File photo | PTI)
Congress not main player; regional adjustments needed in polls: Sitaram Yechury

Congress is not the main player in many states and regional adjustments, based on the ground realities, have to be worked out during elections in which there can be no "macro-level" understanding.

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Slain sandalwood smuggler Veerappan and his wife Muthulakshmi. (Express File Photo)
Three associates of bandit Veerappan acquitted in tusk smuggling case 

A court here today acquitted three close associates of slain sandalwood smuggler Veerappan, in connection with an ivory smuggling case, in 2000.

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Supreme Court (File | PTI)
Even dead have dignity, rape victims' identity should not be revealed says Supreme Court

It said that even in cases where the rape victims were alive and were either minors or of unsound mind, their identities should not be revealed as they have the right to privacy.

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Senior party leader Mallikarjun Kharge (File | PTI)
Congress stands good chance of winning Karnataka Assembly polls: Mallikarjun Kharge

Mallikarjun Kharge said the Congress high-command will choose the chief minister in consultation with the newly elected MLAs, if the party is voted to power for a second term running

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'Missing' Indian youth who had gone to meet his Facebook friend in Pakistan handed over to BSF

The missing 24-year old youth, Amarjit Singh, was deported to India today from Pakistan as he had gone to the neighbouring country on the pretext of going on a pilgrimage during Baisakhi celebrations.

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PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping. (File Photo: Twitter via @MEAIndia)
No joint statement after Modi-Xi summit: Sources 

There will be no joint statement or communique after the informal summit, which will see the two leaders sharing their perspectives on national as well as international developments, the source added.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo Photo | AP)
Death penalty for child rapists: Ordinance passed, now make sons more responsible says PM Modi

PM Modi today said promulgation of an ordinance on rape demonstrated his government's determination to act on the issue, but urged people to make their sons more responsible.

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