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Padmaavat release: Ahmedabad malls vandalised, vehicles set on fire; Section 144 in Gurgaon

Violence and arson hit Ahmedabad on Tuesday night shortly after a candle march by Karni Sena activists against the January 25 release of controversial Bollywood film Padmaavat.

More than 150 four-wheelers and two-wheelers were damaged as mobs went on the rampage after 8pm, targeting three malls with multiplexes and a standalone theatre complex in the western part of the city.

Karni Sena’s Gujarat unit chief Raj Shekhwat said their activists had nothing to do with the vandalism. “The violence is condemnable. Karni Sena is not involved in the incidents,” he added.

Three city malls — Acropolis, Ahmedabad One, Himalaya Mall — and Continue reading

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Haryana shamed: 10-year-old brutalised, 11-year-old gang-raped

Four rapes, mostly of minors, in the last four days in Haryana have raised serious questions about women’s safety in the northern state.

The assaults on women and girls — and mutilation of their private parts, in some cases — remind of the brutal gang rape and murder of a physiotherapy student in Delhi in December 2016 that led to a huge uproar across the country. Delhi was then called the rape capital of the country.

For Haryana, which has been known for a very poor sex ratio, the incidents come at a time when the Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government announced that the number of girls born in the state had touched an all-time high of 914 per 1,000 boys in 2017. Continue reading

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PANCHKULA: The Haryana police on Tuesday filed its charge sheet in the August 25 Panchkula violence, holding rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s adopted daughter Honeypreet as the main accused in the arson that left 36 people dead.

Along with Honeypreet, the police also framed charges against 14 others in its 1,200-page charge sheet for inciting Dera Sacha Sauda followers to carry out violence after the sect’s chief was convicted in a rape case. Continue reading

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Gurmeet Ram Rahim could face Life term

NEWDELHI/CHANDIGARH: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh faces the prospects of harsher punishment on Monday as he has been separately convicted of raping two women, thus making him a ‘repeat offender’.

When CBI special judge Jagdeep Singh decides on the quantum of punishment on August 28, the sentencing will be for two convictions. Continue reading

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36 Trains cancelled till 28th August and Delhi- Cgarh flights are on Huge hike

CHANDIGARH: A day after violence in Panchkula following the verdict against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, private airlines hiked their fares 15-20 times, burning a hole in many pockets.

Since the past five days, the airlines were charging anywhere between ₹9,000-₹15,000 for the one-hour flight between Chandigarh and Delhi as against a fare of ₹2,000-₹3,000 on normal days.

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