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Man sexually assaults girl in public, video goes viral

A video of a girl being sexually assaulted in public at a bylane near Mavoor Road in Kozhikode is going viral on social media. Based on the video, the Nadakkavu police reportedly filed a suo motu case against a man for trying to sexually assault a girl. The incident happened last Wednesday on the pocket road from YMCA road leading to the Mavoor Road, say reports. The details of the victim are not known. The face of the attacker is clearly seen in the video and police are reportedly searching for the man.

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Linking Aadhaar to bank accounts mandatory? RBI clarifies

Following media reports quoting an RTI reply that said RBI has not issued any order, the apex bank on Saturday reportedly said Aadhaar linkage with bank accounts is mandatory. The central bank, in its statement, reportedly said, “The Reserve Bank clarifies that, in applicable cases, linkage of Aadhaar number to bank account is mandatory under the Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Second Amendment Rules, 2017 published in the Official Gazette on June 1, 2017.”

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Here's what India's 1st transgender judge says

India's first transgender Lok Adalat judge, Joyita Mondal was appointed as a judge in Islampur Lok Adalat in July. She has allegedly said that there are many transgenders, who can do a lot if given a chance. According to media reports, she had been working for transgender rights since 2010, and the government viewed her as a social worker and not as transgender.

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'Dowry helps girls get married': college book

The students of St Joseph's College in Bengaluru reportedly gave photocopies from a book that listed "advantages of dowry". A report says that the book published had written, "The marriage of ugly girls, who otherwise would have gone without a partner, is made possible by offering a heavy amount of dowry." But after an investigation, the college said that they never have such views as a part of the college syllabus.

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Woman found dead semi-naked, rape suspected

An unidentified woman's dead body was found lying in a semi-naked state at a park in Noida. Reportedly, the police said the woman's head was forcefully smashed against a pole after which she died on the spot. According to reports, police suspect that she was raped before being murdered.

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10 die as truck overturns

According to reports,10 people were killed and five more were injured after a  truck carrying stone tiles overturned in Maharashtra's Sangli on Saturday. Reportedly, the truck flipped because of sharp turn amid low visibility. The death toll might go up as some of the injured were very critical.

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Halley's Comet meteor shower to happen over India

The annual Orionid meteor shower that occurs over India every year in October as debris from Halley’s Comet will be visible once again on this Sunday morning. If you look towards the sky on Sunday morning you might be able to catch around 20-30 meteors to burn in Earth's atmosphere each hour at speeds of 66 km/sec. The best time to watch the Orionids is just after midnight (Saturday, Oct 21) and right before dawn (Sunday, Oct 22).

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‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’ becomes the longest running Indian TV show

Famous Indian television soap opera 'Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai' created history and became the longest-running Indian TV show. ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’ that premiered on January 12, 2009, reached the 2500 episode mark on Monday. ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’ is followed by 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah', which has aired over 2,300 episodes so far.

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Taj Mahal is a 'Beautiful Graveyard': Haryana minister

Haryana cabinet BJP minister Anil Vij on Friday called Taj Mahal as a 'beautiful graveyard' and it is inauspicious to keep a replica of the monument at home. His comments come a week after BJP MLA from Sardhana Sangeet Som triggered a controversy by saying that the Taj Mahal was a blot on Indian culture and it is a monument built by 'traitors' who wanted to wipe out Hindus.

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Kiran Bedi calls old woman dancing in video as PM Modi's mother

Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi on Friday posted a video on Twitter of a woman dancing to a song. She mistook her for PM Narendra Modi's mother Heeraben Modi. Kiran Bedi later accepted her that it was a mistake and tweeted, "I'm informed it's mistaken identity. But salute to the mother with so much vigour. I hope I can be like her if/when I am 96."

 

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7 cops suspended for letting TTV Dhinakaran’s aide roam freely

The Delhi Police have reportedly suspended 7 policemen who allowed TTV Dhinakaran’s aide Sukesh Chandrashekar roam about freely without any police escorts in Bengaluru. Sukesh was arrested for allegedly taking money from TTV Dhinakaran to bribe Election Commission officials to get the AIADMK's ‘two leaves’ symbol for the Sasikala faction.

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Samosa to Biriyani: This petrol pump offers free food for its customers

In an attempt to better the food habits of Bangaloreans, this petrol pump in Bengaluru’s Indiranagar will reportedly serve free food for its customers. This service of offering free food started in the month of September. Venkateshwara Service Station, which works in association with Indian oil has been offering food from Somasa to Biriyani depending on how much fuel they buy.

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54-year-old man beaten up with slippers, made to lick his own saliva as punishment

A 54-year-old man from Bihar’s Nalanda district was reportedly made to lick his own saliva after asking him to spit on the floor. The man allegedly belongs to the ‘Nai’ community and is a barber. He was punished by the family of an influential person in that locality for entering their home without knocking the door. He was also reportedly beaten up by the women in the house with slippers.

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6 injured as bridge collapsed in Himachal Pradesh

A concrete bridge connecting Chamba town in Himachal Pradesh to Pathankot in Punjab reportedly collapsed on Tuesday. Al least six people were injured in the collapse. The injured were reportedly taken to Jawaharlal Medical College where they were given immediate treatment.

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Hit by Diwali rocket, man loses eye

A 25-year-old man, painter by profession, lost his eyesight in one eye as a rocket hit directly into his eye. Reportedly, the man was admitted to a hospital where the doctors said they cannot help him to get his eyesight back. Similarly, an 8-year-old boy suffered burnt injuries on his thigh as he put an incense stick accidently in his pocket that was filled with crackers. According to media reports, eight people have been injured severely during Diwali.

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Maharashtra govt releases Rs 4,000 crore under farm loan waiver scheme

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis reportedly announced the first phase of its farm loan waiver scheme and released Rs 4,000 crore for farmers on Wednesday. “we have released Rs 4,000 crore, of which Rs 3,200 crore will be used to write off the loans of 4.62 lakh farmers”, said Fadnavis. He also added that the remaining Rs 800 crore will be distributed as incentives for 3.78 lakh farmers, who pay their loans back on time.

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Is it mandatory to link Aadhaar with bank account?

Amidst widespread reports that bank accounts need to be linked with Aadhaar, RBI has clarified in a recent reply to an RTI filed by moneylife.in. that it has not yet issued any instruction regarding mandatory linking of bank account with Aadhaar. This reportedly confirms that the reports of mandatory linking of bank account with Aadhaar comes from the central government and not RBI.

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Check who PM Modi celebrated Diwali with

On the occasion of Diwali, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent his day greeting, distributing sweets and gifts to Jawans who he called ‘his family’. He reportedly met the soldiers at Gurez sector valley along Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

 

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Student dies while taking selfie near waterfalls

According to reports, a 21-year-old student named Naveen Kumar died when he slipped and fell into the waterfalls while clicking selfies. The Channagiri waterfalls is located in the Nandi hills in Chikkaballapur district. The boy on Wednesday reportedly drowned in the water and died. The fire services officials rushed to the spot and sent his body for post-mortem to a government hospital. The student was reportedly studying in the final year of B.Com at a government arts college in Doddaballapura.

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Two compartments of train derailed near Mathura

Two compartments of a goods train reportedly derailed at Uttar Pradesh in Delhi- Agra route. No casualties have been reported yet. According to media reports, with the frequent derailments and train accident, the opposition party has criticised the centre.

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