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       HEADLINES: Sexual assault: Case against vicar                                              Fourth standard boy dies of food poisoning                                              Rice also from Bengal, to reach Kerala by March 10                                              Seven killed, 30 injured as bus falls into canal in Krishna district                                              Mahershala Ali creates history; becomes first Muslim to win Oscar                                              Moonlight wins best picture in historic La La gaffe                                              Man who intervened in US shooting says 'happy to risk my life'                                              'PIA captain, others asked to explain 'overloading' incident'                                              Last letters: From Mosul schoolboys to Islamic State 'martyrs'                                              Kohli named captain of the year at ESPNcricinfo Awards                                              India's Jitu-Heena win mixed event for 10m air pistol                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         Martyr's daughter withdraws from campaign; college backs her    
NEW DELHI: DU student Gurmehar Kaur Tuesday withdrew from her social media campaign against the ABVP after allegedly receiving threats from the members of the RSS-backed outfit and being trolled by the ruling BJP leaders.

         Seven killed, 30 injured as bus falls into canal in Krishna district    
VIJAYAWADA: At least seven passengers were killed and over 30 injured when a Visakhapatnam-bound bus fell into a canal in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh early Tuesday.

         SP, BSP for hung House in UP to have bargaining power: PM    
MAU: Sensing defeat, the SP and the BSP have launched a new game plan for a fractured mandate in Uttar Pradesh so that they can have bargaining power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today.

         Banned SIMI chief, 10 others get life terms in sedition case    
INDORE: Students' Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) chief Safdar Hussain Nagori and 10 other activists of the banned group were today awarded life imprisonment in a 2008 sedition case by a special court here.

         Modified pellet guns to be used in J-K    
NEW DELHI: With pellet guns leaving hundreds of protesters in Jammu and Kashmir with severe eye injuries, a modified version of the weapon will now be used to ward off any protest ahead or during any anti-militancy operations.

         Ramjas clashes: JNU, DU set to witness marches, counter-marches    
NEW DELHI: With ABVP holding a Tiranga march today, the DU and JNU campuses are set to witness more marches and counter-marches tomorrow as Left-affiliated AISA, Congress -backed NSUI and JNU teachers also plan to register their anguish against the Ramjas College violence. The ABVP, which objected to a seminar at Ramjas College last week where JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid were invited, today took out a 'Tiranga march' from the college to Delhi University's Arts Faculty.

         HC asks for video footage of Assembly proceedings on trust vote day    
CHENNAI: The Madras High Court today directed the Tamil Nadu Assembly Secretary to produce the video recording of the entire House proceedings on the day of the confidence vote which was adopted amid unruly scenes. The court gave the direction while issuing notice to Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal and Chief Minister K Palaniswami and others on a PIL by opposition DMK seeking to declare the confidence vote adopted on February 18 as null and void.

         57.36 pc turnout in phase-V of UP polls    
LUCKNOW: An estimated 57.36 per cent of 1.81 crore electorate today cast their votes amid tight security during the fifth phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh with Amethi and Faizabad assembly seats remaining the centre of attention. The day-long poll process remained largely peaceful in 51 Assembly constituencies spread over 11 districts of the state. "57.36 per cent polling was recorded till 5 PM and the figure is likely to go up as several voters waited in queues to exercise their franchise,

         Provide security to Kargil martyr's daughter: DCW to top cop    
NEW DELHI: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) today wrote to the Police Commissioner demanding security for a Kargil martyr's daughter who complained of receiving "rape threats" allegedly from ABVP members. Gurmehar Kaur (24), a Delhi University student, met DCW chief Swati Maliwal and claimed that she has been receiving rape threats on social media allegedly by ABVP members.

         47 injured in jallikattu in Tamil Nadu    
THANJAVUR: Forty-seven persons, including 23 bull tamers, were injured during the jallikattu conducted at Thirukanurpatti near here, police said Monday.

         Modi government attacking democracy: Congress    
NEW DELHI: The Congress on Monday accused the Modi government of joining forces with the Sangh Parivar to unleash assaults on Indian democracy.

         Kargil martyr's daughter gets 'rape threats' for opposing ABVP    
NEW DELHI: The Delhi University student, whose social media campaign against ABVP recently went viral, Monday alleged to have received "rape threats".

         ADM passes away after cardiac arrest    
NAINITAL: ADM Nainital Jastwant Singh Rathore passed away here Monday following a heart attack. He was 45. Rathore was found dead when his domestic help went to wake him up in the morning, family sources said.

         Police constable held for abducting girl    
MUZAFFARNAGAR: A constable of the Uttar Pradesh Police was arrested for allegedly abducting a girl in Khagoli town of the district, police said Monday.

         Huge explosives haul from ex-serviceman's house    
BANDA (UP): Huge quantity of explosives were recovered from the residence of an ex-serviceman during a raid in Patraha village in the district, police said Monday.

         TDP voices concern over attacks on Indians in US    
AMARAVATI (AP): The Telugu Desam Party Sunday expressed grave concern over the increasing "racial attacks" on Indians in USA and urged the Indian government to mount pressure on the Donald Trump administration to ensure full safety of the expatriates.

         Minor reluctant to go with mother, SC grants custody to father    
NEW DELHI: A minor girl's unequivocal desire to be with her father and not go to the United Kingdom with her mother weighed on the Supreme Court which granted the custody of the child to the man.

         Jawan commits suicide with service rifle in Kashmir    
JAMMU: A BSF soldier guarding a forward post along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle, late on Saturday night.

         Gujarat ATS arrests suspected ISIS operatives    
RAJKOT: Two suspected ISIS associates, who were allegedly planning to carry out serial blasts at some religious places in Gujarat in the next couple of days, were arrested by the state Anti-Terrorism Squad from Rajkot and Bhavnagar, the ATS said Sunday.

         16 killed in Meghalaya accident    
SHILLONG: At least 16 people were killed on Sunday when a truck they were in rammed into the concrete barricade of a road in Meghalayas West Khasi Hills district, police said.

         Body of engineer killed in US shootout to arrive India    
NEW DELHI: Mortal remains of Indian Engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was killed in a shootout at a bar in Kansas in America in apparent case of hate crime against foreign nationals, is likely to arrive today in India under thick cover of privacy.

         India needs more scientists to harness technology: Modi    
NEW DELHI: India needs more scientists to harness technology for the benefit of the common man, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday while hailing the scientific community for the record launch of 104 satellites and the successful test-firing of a new missile.

         South Indian comedian Thavakkala dies    
CHENNAI: Tamil comedian popularly known as Thavakkala alias Babu died here Sunday in Chennai. He was 47. He was a native of Vadapalani in Chennai. Thavakkala, who was in the film field for 40 years, had acted in six languages including Malayalam films. He has acted in almost forty films.

         DU girl gang raped in Faridabad, four arrested    
NEW DELHI: A 20-year-old Delhi University student was allegedly gang raped by five men, including her friends in Faridabad, police said. The accused were identified and four have been arrested, police said.

         DCW orders probe into alleged attacks on women by cops at DU    
NEW DELHI: Delhi Commission for Women has ordered an enquiry into the alleged attacks on women by policemen during violence at Delhi University's Ramjas college and has issued a notice to Delhi Police. Ramjas College on Wednesday had witnessed large-scale violence between members of AISA and ABVP supporters.

         Shobha De effect: Mumbai hospital staffer meets obese MP inspector    
NEEMUCH: A staffer of Mumbai-based Centre for Obesity and Digestive Surgery today met Madhya Pradesh Police Inspector Daulatram Jogewat, at whom columnist Shobhaa De had poked fun over his obese physical condition in a tweet early this week.

         DMK objects to Jaya's portraits in govt offices    
CHENNAI: The DMK today called for the removal of portraits of the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa from government offices, saying she was convicted in an assets case. DMK Working President and Leader of Opposition in the Tamil Nadu Assembly M K Stalin also opposed the naming of government schemes after her and "the use of taxpayers' money for her 69th birthday celebrations" yesterday.

         UP BJP chief Keshav Maurya booked for violating poll code    
An FIR was today lodged against BJP's Uttar Pradesh unit chief Keshav Prasad Maurya here for allegedly violating the model code of conduct, which is in place in the state in view of the Assembly polls.

         Donkey, Kasab, kabootar: Phase-V campaign touches a new low    
LUCKNOW: The high-decibel campaign for the fifth phase of the crucial Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, which had touched a new low by a free flow of scornful words like "donkey, Kasab and kabootar", came to a close this evening. A total of 51 constituencies, spread over 11 districts of eastern Uttar Pradesh, will go to polls on February 27 under this phase. The political campaigning in the fifth phase of the state polls was marked by 'war of words' among rival parties.

         Nitish seeks national debate to protect Ganga    
PATNA: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today expressed grave concern over receding water flow in river Ganga and highlighted the growing silt deposit due to Farakka barrage causing floods in the state every year. Kumar also raised concern over proposed construction of reservoir at Buxar and some others in Uttar Pradesh enroute Allahabad-Haldia National waterway.

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