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Reactions come in as 17-year-old raped and burnt to death in Ludhiana

New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): Reactions come in as a 17 year old girl succumbed to death after she was raped and later burnt by her alleged rapists in Ludhiana city of Punjab. The Prem Nagar locality in Dhandari remained tense as people gathered outside the victim's house and protested against the police. Six persons had allegedly entered the victim's house and set her ablaze. Congress leader Manish Tewari condemned the incident and said that the culprits should be brought to justice immediately. Meanwhile, social activists Barkha Shukla and Jagmati Sangwan condemned the series of such incidents taking place in different parts of the country and demanded implementation of laws properly. Dec 10, 2014
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Politicos and Social Activists condemn racial attack on Former MP's daughter in Bengaluru

New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): Political leaders and social activists on Wednesday condemned the racial attack on daughter of former Bengaluru Police Commissioner and Parliamentarian at a shopping mall in Bengaluru. DCW Chairperson Barkha Shukla said that nobody is safe in the nation now and that implementation of law and order is the only solution. AIDWA General Secretary Jagmati Sangwan said that northeast people are becoming the target of such incidents recently and it is shameful for the nation. Congress leaders Manish Tewari and Ninong Ering also said that Karnataka government should take cognizance of the same and try to avoid such incidents. BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said that there are many recommendations in this regard to the state government but the Karnataka government is not following any of them. Dec 10, 2014
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Police will take Uber rape accused driver's previous conducts into account, women safety priority: B

New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): Even as Delhi Police recovers iPhone of rape accused driver Shiv Kumar Yadav, given by employer Uber, from Mathura Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Wednesday said that they will be taking the accused driver's previous conducts into account. He said that the safety of women is a priority for the Delhi police and they are working hard in the sphere. Bassi also said that Delhi police is strengthening and increasing the number of patrolling police party and female constables among other things to avoid crime against women. Meanwhile, Eric Alexander, the president of business for Uber in Asia, will reportedly be interrogated by the Delhi Police today in the rape case. Dec 10, 2014
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SC extends stay on execution of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon

New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday further extended the stay on the execution of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, lone death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. The court issued notices to STF Maharashtra and CBI on Memon's plea seeking review of death penalty in the blasts case. The court had on March 21, 2013, upheld the death sentence of Memon. At least 257 people were killed in 13 blasts at several Mumbai landmarks, including the Bombay Stock Exchange, a popular cinema and two crowded markets. Dec 10, 2014
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Outrage in Parliament over mass religious conversion in Agra Part - 2

New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): The controversial conversion of at least 57 Muslims families to Hinduism in Agra created ruckus in the Parliament on Wednesday. The opposition leaders demanded an answer from the prime minister and the home minister on the matter. An FIR has been filed after the families were allegedly converted to Hinduism in a ceremony, described as 'homecoming' by the Bajrang Dal and Dharam Jagran Samanvay Vibhagh. Dec 10, 2014
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Outrage in Parliament over mass religious conversion in Agra Part - 1

New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): The controversial conversion of at least 57 Muslims families to Hinduism in Agra created ruckus in the Parliament on Wednesday. The opposition leaders demanded an answer from the prime minister and the home minister on the matter. An FIR has been filed after the families were allegedly converted to Hinduism in a ceremony, described as 'homecoming' by the Bajrang Dal and Dharam Jagran Samanvay Vibhagh. Dec 10, 2014
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PM Modi pays tribute to C Rajagopalachari on his 136th birth anniversary

New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid tributes to freedom fighter, scholar and thinker C Rajagopalachari (Rajaji) on his 136th birth anniversary. The Prime Minister took to twitter to pay his tributes to Rajaji. He tweeted saying, "I offer my tributes to the great freedom fighter, scholar and thinker par excellence, Shri C Rajagopalachari on his birth anniversary. Rajaji was known for his administrative and political skills as well as for his literary and cultural pursuits. A remarkable personality!" he added. Born in 1878, Rajagopalachari was the last Governor-General of India. He also served as the Union Minister for Home Affairs, Premier of the Madras Presidency, Chief Minister of Madras State and Governor of West Bengal. Dec 10, 2014
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Satyarthi, Malala to formally receive Nobel Peace Prize

New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): India's Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai will be formally conferred with the Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday. They would receive the award at a ceremony in Oslo for their fight against the oppression of children and their right to education. Satyarthi, who gave up a career as an electrical engineer in 1980 to campaign against child labour, has headed various forms of peaceful protest. His non-government organization, Bachpan Bachao Andolan has been credited with freeing more than 80,000 child labourers in India over 30 years. Malala was 15 when a Taliban gunman shot her in the head as she travelled on a school bus in response to her campaign for girls' education. Dec 10, 2014