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15-year-old commits suicide after being forced to marry his elder brother’s widow

GAYA: A 15-year-old boy committed suicide two hours after he was forced to marry his brother’s widow, 10 years older than him, in south Bihar’s Gaya.

The wedding, solemnised on Monday at Vinoba Nagar village under Paraiya police station, about 15 km west of Gaya, flies in the face of a campaign by the Nitish Kumar government to end the practices of child marriage and dowry in the state.

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Police said Mahadev Das, a Class 9 student of the government high school in Paraiya, married 25-year-old Ruby Devi, the widow of his elder brother Santosh and mother of his two children, as his father came under pressure from relatives and villagers. Continue reading

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Residents of South Delhi wants a new name to get rid of BAD IMAGE

NEW DELHI : For hundreds of residents of Ravidas Camp, their address has become a stigma that is affecting their daily lives and relationships. Now notorious as the colony of the convicts of December 16 gang rape, the residents of the slum in RK Puram Sector 16 want the authorities to change its name.

“The gang rape case is a part of this camp’s history now. Our neighbourhood is notorious across the world. But why should the innocent residents face the consequences of this notoriety? We have decided to demand a new name for the camp,” Bihari Lal, the camp’s Resident Welfare Association president told Hindustan Times. Continue reading

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Some Metro commuters could face jail, heavy fines

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Riding in an intoxicated state, creating a scene or using abusive language inside the premises of a Metro network could lead to rs. 5,000 fine, according to sweeping changes proposed in the law to govern mass rapid-transit systems in India.

The Union housing and urban development ministry has sent the draft Metro Rail (Construction, Operation and Maintenance) Bill, 2017 to the law ministry for vetting, and it contains clauses that will overhaul not only rules and regulations for passengers but the way Metro projects are built and fares revised.

The bill also proposes stiff fines for staffers, who could be fined rs. 10,000 for general offences and rs. 30,000 and jail term of up to two years if their actions endangers passengers. Continue reading

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lower court judges required to clear the backlog of cases

NEW DELHI: The Centre has asked the second national judicial pay commission, which was notified in November, to find out the number of lower court judges required to clear the backlog of cases.

The higher judiciary and the executive have been at variance over the exact strength of the subordinate judiciary. Currently, India has less than 22,000 sanctioned posts for judicial officers in the lower judiciary, of which nearly 5,000 are vacant.

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FIFA struggling for World Cup 2018 Sponsors

Even as the World Cup is less than a year away, FIFA is struggling to find firms willing to be partners, which is a reflection of how a 2015 corruption crisis continues to hurt the organisation.

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FIFA, the global governing body for football, ordinarily enjoys huge revenue streams — in the hundreds of millions of dollars — from sponsorship deals attached to the world’s mostwatched sporting event, the World Cup. But less than a year before the next edition of the tournament, the organisation is having trouble finding companies willing to be a partner.

The sport is more popular than ever. What is different this time is FIFA’s reputation. Continue reading

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Latin America is world’s most violent region for women: UN

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Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world for women, the United Nations said Wednesday, highlighting Central America and Mexico as particularly dangerous.

In a report presented in Panama, UN Women and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) found assaults on women persisted in the region despite severe laws aimed at curbing the phenomenon.

“The issue of violence against women in Latin America is critical. It’s the most violent region in the world against women outside of conflict contexts,” Eugenia Piza-Lopez, head of UNDP’s gender mission in Latin America, told AFP. Continue reading

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Delhi Metro commuters can now register FIRs at 23 stations

NEWDELHI: Commuters who face harassment, stalking or theft in Delhi Metro will not have to go to police stations to lodge a complaint. The Delhi Police has issued an order, asking its staff to be present at their booths at 23 Metro stations and help passengers in filing complaints.

According to the order, police personnel will be present at the booths between 9am and 5pm. Once more staff is available, the facility will be extended roundthe-clock and across all Metro stations. The booths will also be provided computers so that e-FIRs can be filed.

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Class 11 student confessed his crime in Pradyuman murder case

NEW DELHI: The Class 11 student arrested by the CBI in connection with the Pradyuman murder case has confessed to his crime in front of his father and an independent witness, the agency has told the Juvenile Justice Board in Gurugram. The CBI also took the 16-year-old to Continue reading

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Restaurant Owner’s wife shot in Rohini, hides son under seat of the car

NEW DELHI: A 34-year-old woman was shot dead in northwest Delhi’s Rohini on Wednesday, after the car she was travelling in with her restaurateur husband and two-year-old son was fired upon by assailants.

The victim, Priya Mehra, was on her way back from a gurudwara when the alleged attack took place on Wednesday , police said. The husband later told the police that the assailants had allegedly been sent by his financer to whom he owed Rs 40 lakh. Continue reading

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love story of a Rajasthan couple : She became mother at 15, wife at 18

JAIPUR: Anu Baghel and Sachin Kumar’s love story had a happy ending on Wednesday, unlike many other inter-caste couples who are murdered in honour killings for eloping to get married.

Anu, an Other Backward Class woman from Rajasthan’s Dholpur, was 15 when she ran away with 21-years old Kumar in February 2015. Her parents registered a case of abduction and rape against Sachin, a resident of Bharatpur, at Dholpur’s Kolari police station. Sachin belongs to the Scheduled Caste. Continue reading

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