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After Pawar, sulking Khadse meets Thackeray and Pankaja

The ongoing political drama in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over sulking senior leader Eknath Khadse continued on Tuesday, when he met chief minister Uddhav Thackeray at the Maharashtra state legislature in Mumbai for half-an-hour. A day ago, he had met Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar at his residence in Delhi.

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.

India’s neighbours have persecuted minorities. It is time to give them justice

With the Lok Sabha passing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, and the Rajya Sabha scheduled to debate it on Wednesday, some basic facts are being obscured in the ensuing din. It is a well-known and widely accepted fact that Bharat (a term the Constitution recognises to refer to India), is a natural habitat for Hindus, Sikhs, Parsis, Buddhist and other religious minorities from our neighbouring countries. The three neighbouring countries — Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan — have Muslim majorities. And so, by their very nature, they are Islamic.

Not just Anaj Mandi: A look at 5 Delhi areas most vulnerable to fires

Dangling wires, cramped lanes and dozens of workers marching in and out in the need to earn livelihoods. The description that fits the Anaj Mandi area on central Delhi’s Rani Jhansi Road, where a fire killed 43 people on Sunday, is true for several pockets in the city where illegal factories, unsafe conditions and overcrowded quarters are making them ticking time bombs.