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Ajit Pawar, the proverbial Trojan Horse

A few weeks before he passed away, former chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh had warned me that it would not be long before Ajit Pawar broke from his uncle Sharad Pawar and struck out on his own. “Today he has more resources than his uncle and he has carefully built up support among party MLAs who, at a pinch, will opt for him rather than Sharad Pawar.”

Unnao accused charged with murder: Police

The dying declaration of the 23-year-old Unnao rape victim, who was set ablaze last week by five men, including the two who allegedly raped her, will serve as strong evidence to nail her killers in court, Uttar Pradesh director general of police (DGP) OP Singh said on Tuesday.

Pregnant 19-year-old set on fire by partner in Bihar

Bettiah: A day after a college student was burned for resisting rape attempt in Muzaffarpur, a 19-year-old pregnant girl was allegedly set on fire by her boyfriend at a village under Sikarpur police station limits in Bihar’s West Champaran district on Tuesday morning. The accused was arrested late evening, police said.

Govt flags off 100 more buses

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Tuesday flagged off 100 new buses. These buses will have CCTV cameras, GPS tracker, panic buttons and facilities for convenience of persons with disabilities, said transport minister Kailash Gahlot.

UP man dead, co-worker hurt in bike crash

A man was killed while his co-worker sustained severe injuries after their motorcycle hit a road divider and crashed into the railing of a bridge on Sidhwan canal near Zone-D office of Ludhiana municipal corporation in Sarabha Nagar in the wee hours of Tuesday.