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3 held for alleged gang-rape, murder of minor in Bengal

The arrested persons included the lover of the girl, whose charred body, bitten by animals, was discovered on Monday. The girl had left home saying she wanted to buy a dress.

New method to detect oxygen on exoplanets developed

The team at the University of California Riverside developed the new technique, which will use NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to detect a strong signal that oxygen molecules produce when they collide.

Centre amends Cadre Allocation Policy for civil services

The order comes after the Centre on August 5 last year moved a resolution in the Parliament to scrap Article 370 of the Indian Constitution which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019, to bifurcate the erstwhile state into two Union Territories -- Jammu and Kashmir with an Assembly and Ladakh without one.

Nirbhaya case: First-ever execution of a quartet in Tihar’s history

It is necessary to revisit the previous few decades, back to the 1970s, when towards the end of that tumultuous decade, the kidnapping and brutal murder of the teenage Chopra children (Geeta and her brother Sanjay) in August 1978 had shaken the nation and the then Janata Party government of Prime Minister Morarji Desai.

Secured creditor can’t sell assets to ineligible persons

"The amendment clarifies that a person, who is not eligible under the code to submit a resolution plan for insolvency resolution of the corporate debtor, shall not be a party in any manner to a compromise or arrangement of the corporate debtor under section 230 of the Companies Act, 2013," it said.

Iran FM denied US visa to attend UNSC meet

In a statement on Tuesday, Zarif that his Ministry had "weeks ago" requested a visa to take part in a meeting on slated to be held on Thursday.

JMM’s Rabindra Nath Mahto elected Jharkhand Assembly Speaker

Mahto had filed a nomination on Monday. Six sets of nomination papers were filed on Monday. Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren had filed the first set of nomination papers which was seconded by JMM legislator Champai Soren.

Amit Khanna’s book integrates all fields of creative media

It is now a required volume on the bookshelves of scholars, researchers and aficionados of Indian cinema.

De Rossi announces retirement from football

Speaking at a press conference on Monday, De Rossi denied that he had come to the decision because of injury problems or any other major issues.

Surjewala targets ‘Gujarat model’ on children’s deaths

Surjewala tweeted: "First 1235 innocent children died in Rajkot, 375 children died in Gandhinagar-Ahmedabad. Fourteen more innocent deaths in the last 5 days. Where is Vijay Rupani, the head of Modi's 'Gujarat model' missing?"

US issues travel alert for Israel, Palestine

The US embassy in Israel said in a statement on Monday that "heightened tension in the Middle East may result in security risks to US citizens abroad", cautioning American citizens against travelling to Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, reports Xinhua news agency.

Delhi Police file FIR against JNUSU president and 19 others

Ghosh, who appeared on national TV on Sunday evening with blood-soaked face and with a bandage on Monday, is now been alleged to have played a key role in the violence in JNU, which took place on Sunday.

Pentagon denies reports on US pullback from Iraq

"There has been no change in US policy with regard to our force presence in Iraq. We continue to consult with the Iraqi government regarding the defeat-IS mission and efforts to support the Iraqi Security Forces," Pentagon Press Secretary Alyssa Farah said in a statement on Monday.

UAE approves 5-year multi-entry visa for tourists

The decision was made on Monday during the UAE Cabinet's first meeting of this year chaired by Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Xinhua news agency reporting citing local media as saying.

Twitter launches feature to give premium ad space to brands

The product will be available in 15 markets including India, the company said in a statement.

Israel advances building of 1,936 new settlement homes

The approvals come at a sensitive time when the International Criminal Court (ICC) is discussing whether it has jurisdiction ahead of opening a formal investigation into Israeli violation of international law in the Israeli settlements.

Petitioner gets time in Pragya Thakur election case

Rakesh Dixit, a Bhopal-based journalist, sought time to file written objection to an application moved by Thakur to condone the delay in filing the reply.

Pakistan National Assembly passes bill to meet FATF requirement

The opposition parties on Monday initially tried to block the passage of the bill by challenging Speaker Asad Qaiser's ruling on a voice vote allowing Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan to move the bill, but after an 87-83 vote defeat, it participated in the process and moved four minor amendments, reports Dawn news.

JNU violence: Celebrities join student protesters in Bengal

Holding aloft banners and posters condemning the "fascist attack" at JNU, the CPI-M affiliated Students Federation of India led a rally from Presidency University and lit fires and burnt an effigy of the RSS' student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad at the College Street crossing as a mark of protest.