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Not sexual assault if there is no ‘skin to skin’ contact: HC

Mumbai: Groping a minor's breast without "skin to skin contact" cannot be termed as sexual assault as defined under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the Bombay High Court has said. Justice Pushpa Ganediwala of the Nagpur...

All anganwadi workers in Odisha to get mobile phones

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to provide mobile phones to all the anganwadi workers for timely dissemination of information. State Women and Child Development Minister Tukuni Sahu said that mobile phones will help to strengthen their work. The government has...

131 more COVID deaths, 13203 cases

New Delhi: India recorded the lowest number of coronavirus fatalities in over eight months with 131 more deaths being recorded, the Health Ministry said on Monday. The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,06,67,736 with 13,203 more infections. There are 1,84,182 active...

India, China troops clash at Naku La in Sikkim, injuries on both sides

New Delhi: Amid the ongoing stand-off in the Ladakh sector, Indian and Chinese soldiers have clashed at Naku La in north Sikkim border area. As per reports, the clash between the troops took place three days ago and soldiers from...

National Voters Day occasion to appreciate EC’s remarkable contribution: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that the National Voters Day was an occasion to appreciate the remarkable contribution of the Election Commission to strengthen the country's democratic fabric and ensure smooth conduct of elections. The National...

Thousands of farmers to reach Mumbai for Jan 25 rally against new agri laws

Mumbai: Thousands of farmers have left from various parts of Maharashtra to participate in a rally at the Azad Maidan in Mumbai on Monday against the Centre's three new farm laws. The All India Kisan Sabha's (AIKS) Maharashtra unit in...

India, China hold ninth round of senior military-level talks on Ladakh

New Delhi: After a gap of over two-and-half months, the Indian and Chinese armies on Sunday held another round of Corps Commander-level talks with an aim to move forward on disengagement of troops from all friction points in eastern...

Two Ugandan men held with heroin worth Rs 68cr at Delhi airport

New Delhi: In a major catch, custom officials arrested two Ugandan nationals at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport in Delhi on Sunday for allegedly trying to smuggle heroin worth Rs 68 crore into the country, an official statement...

North India to experience fresh spell of chill in next 3-4 days

New Delhi: Parts of north and central India will experience a fresh spell of chill during the next three-four days with 'cold to severe cold wave' conditions likely over the plains, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday. With...

Best managed protected areas in the country to be ranked and awarded every year: Prakash Javadekar

New Delhi: Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar Monday released Management Effectiveness Evaluation (MEE) of 146 National Park and Wildlife Sanctuaries in the country. At present, India has a network of 903 Protected Areas in the country...
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Farmers’ rally in Mumbai only for ‘publicity’: Athawale

Mumbai: Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Monday said there was no need of a farmers' march in Mumbai in...
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