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SC rejects PIL against Juvenile Justice act, says interference with age not needed

New Delhi, March 28 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday rejected the plea filed by parents of December 16 gang rape victim to try the juvenile convicts in regular court and also PIL filed by Subramanian Swamy for giving fresh interpretation to the term 'juvenile' in the statute which fixes 18 year as the age of attaining majority. The court said that since the Parliament has passed such a law, there is no need to interfere with the age limit. Swamy said that he will move the PIL again after the central government changes following the upcoming general elections. Mar 28, 2014
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SCs decision on IPL Spot Fixing case balanced one

New Delhi/ Pune, March 28 (ANI): Supreme Court on Friday gave a ‘balanced decision’ on IPL Spot-fixing case that Sunil Gavaskar should take up as BCCI interim president while N Srinivasan should step down. Justice Mukul Mudgal said that this is a balanced decision and that it will maintain the interest of the players and also the purity of the game. Former Cricketer Chandu Borde also welcomed the decision and said that Gavaskar would improve the image of cricket in the minds of people. Further, MoS for Parliamentary affairs Rajeev Shukla said that this is a welcome decision and that Srinivasan himself offered to step down, which is a good development. Mar 28, 2014
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Congress leader Imran Masood threatens to chop Modi, politicos react

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Mar 28 (ANI): Congress candidate from Uttar Pradesh Imran Masood was caught on tape threatening to chop BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi into pieces. Reacting to the same, BJP leaders Jagdambika Pal and Meenakshi Lekhi strongly condemned the use of such foul language and demanded the Election Commission’s immediate action. Meanwhile, Muslim cleric Maulana Khalid Rashid also opposed the statement made by Masood calling it uncivilized. Mar 28, 2014
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Terrorist attacks in J&K to increase due to govts soft attitude: Defence Expert

New Delhi, Mar 28 (ANI): Following the terrorist attacks in Kathua district of Jammu & Kashmir, Defence Expert Captain (Retd) Bharat Verma said that terrorist attacks will increase in number in the coming days due to soft attitude of the central government. Verma said that the government’s ‘gandhigiri’ towards the terrorists and vote bank politics in the nation have increased their potential and courage. He further said that the government should come out of the comfort zone and take actions against terrorist outfits. Mar 28, 2014
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IPL Spot-fixing case: Gavaskar to replace Srinivasan as BCCI interim President

New Delhi, March 28 (ANI): Supreme Court on Friday pronounced that Sunil Gavaskar will replace N Srinivasan to take up the post of interim president of the BCCI. The Supreme Court gave three interim orders to the BCCI, that is, Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings will not take part in IPL 7 tournament, Gavaskar replacing Srinivasan, and all India Cements employess be removed from BCCI. The lawyer further informed that it is for Gavaskar to decide whether Sundar Raman will remain to hold his post or not. Mar 28, 2014
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Militant arrest foils terror attack plan in UP

Lucknow, March 28 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Police arrested militants in Lucknow and revealed that the arrested militants had plans to target and destroy crucial places in an armed attack. Inspector general of police of Uttar Pradesh, Amrender Singh Senger, revealed that the arrested militants were targeting to launch an attack using AK-47 and pistols in a crucial location in the state. The Inspector General added that the captured militants, Abdul Waleed and Salim were trained by Taliban in Afghanistan. Police also recovered two AK 47 rifles, three pistols, SIM cards of India and Nepal, Indian identity cards and 900 US dollars. Mar 28, 2014
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Eight killed in West Bengal road accident

Maldah, March 28 (ANI): At least eight passengers including women and children were killed and several others injured in a road accident in Maldah district of West Bengal. The accident took place on a national highway when a bus and a lorry collided head-on resulting in damage to life and property. Police immediately rushed to the spot and took the injured to a nearby hospital with the help of locals and five of them are in a critical condition. Mar 28, 2014
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Maoists blast cell phone tower in Gaya

Gaya, March 28 (ANI): Maoists blasted a cell phone tower in Gaya city of Bihar while chanting slogans of boycotting the upcoming general elections. According to police, more than sixty Maoists arrived in Dumaria village in Gaya to destroy the tower, ahead of Narendra Modi’s visit in the district. Police station incharge of Dumaria village, Shashi Shekhar Chauhan, said that the Maoists were heard chanting slogans of boycotting the upcoming general elections in the country. An eyewitness to the event and the guard of the destroyed tower, Jayaprakash Narayan, said that he came to know about the event when he heard a loud sound while he was sleeping in a house near the tower. Mar 28, 2014
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Militants launch attack in J&K, 1 killed

Kathua, March 28 (ANI): Suspected terrorists in army uniform launched a series of attack in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday killing one person and injuring others when they attacked an army camp close to the International Border with Pakistan. The injured are taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Army and police teams have been chasing the militants since 5 am, when the militants allegedly stopped a Mahindra Bolero vehicle on the Jammu-Pathankot highway and fired indiscriminately at the passengers. The militants escaped in the car and surfaced near an army camp in Janglote, where they started firing at army men, police official said. Mar 28, 2014
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BCCI to take final call on next President: Sunil Gavaskar

Mumbai/ Vizag/ New Delhi, March 28 (ANI): Following the Supreme Court’s proposal to appoint Sunil Gavaskar as the interim chief of the BCCI, Gavaskar said that it is for the board to take the final call, as the board is all set to surface its decision over the proposal on Friday. Earlier, The Supreme Court called on BCCI Chief N Srinivasan to step down to ensure a fair probe in IPL Spot fixing case. MoS for Parliamentary Affairs and former chairman of IPL, Rajiv Shukla refused to comment on the pronouncements of Supreme Court. However, former cricketer Chandu Borde expressed confidence that the cricket board will take a decision on this. Mar 28, 2014
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Political parties hit out at central govt for abstaining from Sri Lanka Resolution in UNHRC

Chennai/ New Delhi, March 28 (ANI): Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) hit out at central government after it abstained from voting on a US-sponsored resolution for probe into war crimes in Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The resolution was adopted as 23 countries voted in its favour, 12 against it while others abstained at the 47-member-state forum in Geneva. DMK leader TKS Elangovan said India should have moved the resolution. CPI leader D Raja said it was a betrayal of Tamil people’s cause in Sri Lanka. Mar 28, 2014
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India certified as polio-free by WHO

New Delhi, March 28 (ANI): The World Health Organisation declared India free of the crippling polio virus during a ceremony in New Delhi, making the country's almost two-decade-long, multi-billion-dollar effort one of the biggest public health achievements in recent times. India's last case of the wild polio virus was detected in January 2011 in a two-year-old girl in West Bengal. The ceremony was organised in New Delhi to give the official certificate to India for this achievement of eradicating the disease from the country. Southeast Asia director of WHO, Poonam Khetrapal Singh, said that the ceremony marks one of the biggest public health achievements in the world. Mar 28, 2014
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India's rural heartland turns to BJP's Narendra Modi

During a decade of power, the Congress party has spent billions of dollars in rural India, its traditional stronghold. But dissatisfaction among voters in these impoverished areas is boosting support for the BJP's Narendra Modi. Duration: 02:44 Mar 28, 2014
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Ukraine far-right rally after police shoot leader dead

Hundreds of Ukrainian far-right nationalists rallied outside the parliament building in Kiev Thursday night, smashing windows and demanding the interior minister's resignation, days after police shot dead one of their leaders. Duration: 01:07 Mar 28, 2014