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Amnesty denounces Kashmir village head's killing (Lead, Changing headline)
Srinagar, July 3 (IANS) An attack by a suspected armed group on a sarpanch (village head) in Jammu and Kashmir demonstrates disregard for human life, Amnesty International India said on Friday.

Friday, July 03, 2015 6:22:16 PM

Six convicted of rioting in Delhi in 2003
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) A Delhi court has convicted six people of rioting, causing injuries to various public persons and police officials, and damaging public property in 2003.

Friday, July 03, 2015 6:18:04 PM

Delhi metro begins trial runs in new section
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Delhi Metro on Friday began trial runs on the Jahangirpuri-Samaypur Badli section, which is likely to be operational by the end of this month, officials said.

Friday, July 03, 2015 6:12:13 PM

ABVP protests at St.Stephen's College over sexual harassment
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Friday staged protests at St. Stephen's College in the north campus here over the alleged sexual harassment of a doctoral student by an assistant professor of the college.

Friday, July 03, 2015 6:08:03 PM

'Over 35 percent rural Indians still illiterate'
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Over 35 percent of Indians in rural areas are illiterate, with Rajasthan home to 47.58 percent of the unlettered, Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) data released on Friday said.

Friday, July 03, 2015 6:06:14 PM

Goa BJP seeks parole for ex-minister jailed for assault
Panaji, July 3 (IANS) The Goa BJP on Friday demanded parole for jailed ex-minister Francisco Pacheco to let him attend upcoming assembly session on the lines of former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda and Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt.

Friday, July 03, 2015 6:02:13 PM

In bulk of rural India, Rs.5,000 is highest monthly wage (Roundup)
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) For nearly 75 percent of the 17.9 crore (nearly 180 million) households in rural India, the monthly income of a highest-earning member is less than Rs.5,000 ($83), even as 40 percent are landless, toiling as manual casual labourers, as per latest official data.

Friday, July 03, 2015 5:58:04 PM

Can't work if teachers' attackers go unpunished: Calcutta VC
Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) A day after making a volte face on the issue, Calcutta University vice-chancellor Suranjan Das on Friday said it would be untenable for him to continue if the West Bengal government did not take action in the assault on university teachers allegedly by members of the ruling Trinamool Congress' students' wing.

Friday, July 03, 2015 5:58:03 PM

India's marine products exports hit high in 2014-15
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Indian marine products' exports reached an all-time high in 2014-15 at 10,51,243 million tonnes worth Rs.33,441 crore ($5.5 billion), an official statement said on Friday.

Friday, July 03, 2015 5:52:15 PM

Amnesty denounces Kashmiri civilian's killing
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) An attack by a suspected armed group on a sarpanch in a Jammu and Kashmir village demonstrates disregard for human life, Amnesty International India said on Friday.

Friday, July 03, 2015 5:46:12 PM

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