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Last updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 10:26:04 PM

Scarlett Keeling murder: Defence lawyer says act against mother for negligence
Panaji, Sep 28 (IANS) Less than a week after British teen Scarlett Keeling's mother Fiona Mackeown blamed probe agencies and an inconsiderate system for acquitting two Goa beach shack workers in her daughter's 2008 rape-murder, a lawyer for accused Placido Carvalho wants the mother to be acted against for negligence.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 8:16:05 PM

'Backdoor' comment of COAI defamatory, says Jio
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Reliance Jio on Wednesday took exception of being called a backdoor operator by the Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI), saying the industry body's latest statement was defamatory and amounted to contempt of court.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 8:14:04 PM

Centre may allow extension of foreigners' tribunals
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Following persistent demand from the Assam government, the central government is likely to grant extension to 64 foreigners' tribunals in the state with retrospective effect, state government sources said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 8:12:04 PM

CBDT extends working hours for Income Declaration Scheme counters
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) With two more days left for the Income Declaration Scheme (IDS) to come to a close on September 30, the government has extended the working hours for receiving such declarations, an official said.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 8:12:03 PM

Don't boycott Saarc Summit, hold it without Pakistan: Congress
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday demanded that instead of boycotting the Saarc Summit, it should be held without Pakistan and the neighbouring country must be isolated globally.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 8:10:04 PM

CBI probes officers after Bansal family suicide
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) The CBI on Wednesday said it had launched an inquiry against its officers who probed corruption charges hurled against former Corporate Affairs Ministry officer B.K. Bansal who, along with his 31-year-old son, was found hanging at his apartment here on Tuesday.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 8:08:04 PM

Terminally-ill cancer patient opts for 'Santhara'
Kolkata, Sep 28 (IANS) Ready to court death, a terminally ill elderly cancer patient here has undertaken the controversial Jain ritual of voluntary fast-unto-death, say her family members, describing the act as a "courageous" one.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 8:06:06 PM

SP incapable of ushering in prosperity in UP: Amit Shah
Lucknow, Sep 28 (IANS) Taking a dig at the recent power struggle between Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi Party unit chief Shivpal Yadav, BJP President Amit Shah attacked the state's ruling party on Wednesday for doing nothing tangible for the people.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 8:04:03 PM

Liquor shops doubled in Odisha in 15 years
Bhubaneswar, Sep 28 (IANS) Even as various social organisations in Odisha call for total prohibition in the state, the number of liquor shops has doubled in the past 15 years, a minister said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 7:58:05 PM

India invites six Bimstec countries to BRICS Summit
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) India has invited the leaders of the seven-member Bimstec regional grouping, which includes immediate neighbours Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Nepal, to the eighth BRICS Summit in Goa in October.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 7:58:04 PM

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