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Resistance cloud on leprosy

A World Health Organisation surveillance network tracking leprosy bacilli has detected 8 per cent of samples from new patients in India resistant to rifampicin, a key drug used to treat the infection, sparking concerns about implications for India's leprosy "elimination" goal.
G.S. Mudur Mar 08, 2018 00:00 IST

Hate crime tracker launched

A website has been launched to document violence linked to religious identity in the country.
Our Special Correspondent Mar 08, 2018 00:00 IST

SC tells CBSE not to make Aadhaar must for all-India tests

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Central Board of Secondary Education not to make Aadhaar number mandatory for enrolment of students writing the NEET 2018 and other all-India examinations.
Mar 07, 2018 17:46 IST

Karnataka Lokayukta stabbed in office  

Karnataka Lokayukta P. Vishwanatha Shetty was on Wednesday stabbed multiple times and left profusely bleeding by a man who went to his office with a complaint only to be told that the case was shut, officials said.
Mar 07, 2018 15:56 IST

TN BJP sacks worker for vandalising Periyar statue  

The Bharatiya Janata Party's Tamil Nadu unit on Wednesday sacked a party functionary for allegedly vandalising a statue of rationalist leader E.V. Ramasamy, popularly known as Periyar, in Tirupattur in Vellore district.
Mar 07, 2018 14:33 IST

Taliban's lost parivar found

Victorious BJP supporters have accomplished what Indian communists never could: make Vladimir Lenin trend in the country.
Anita Joshua and Debraj Deb Mar 07, 2018 00:00 IST

PM strongly disapproves vandalism of statues

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday “strongly disapproved” incidents of vandalism of statues in certain parts of the country and spoke to Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the matter.
Mar 07, 2018 11:38 IST

PNB fraud case: Delhi HC seeks ED's reply on plea of Nirav Modi's firm

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought response of the Enforcement Directorate on a plea by Nirav Modi's firm Firestar Diamond against a money laundering case lodged by the agency in connection with the over Rs 11,000 crore Punjab National Bank fraud case.
Mar 07, 2018 12:46 IST

Calcutta cops arrest 7 for vandalising bust of Syama Prasad Mookerjee

A bust of Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee was on Wednesday vandalised in south Calcutta by seven persons, including a woman, allegedly belonging to a left-wing group 'Radical', police said.
Mar 07, 2018 15:18 IST

Gujarat truck fall kills 30

At least 30 members of a wedding party were killed and as many injured when their truck fell off a highway bridge here while trying to overtake another vehicle on Tuesday morning, the state government said.
Mar 07, 2018 00:00 IST

PNB head Sunil Mehta appears before SFIO

PNB managing director and CEO Sunil Mehta on Wednesday appeared before the Serious Fraud Investigation Office here to record his statement in the nearly Rs 12,700 crore scam at the bank.
Mar 07, 2018 11:47 IST

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