Badminton star Syed Modi’s killer gets life term

LUCKNOW - A court here Saturday held Bhagwati Singh guilty of murdering badminton star Syed Modi in July 1988 and sentenced him to a life term.

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Three convicted for attacking Sikh family in 1984 riots

NEW DELHI - A court here Saturday convicted three people for attempting to murder three members of a Sikh family during the 1984 riots here following the assassination of prime minister Indira Gandhi.

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Three army officers named in Kargil coffin scam

NEW DELHI - The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Saturday filed charges against three army officers, two of whom have retired, and also named a US firm in what has come to be known as the Kargil coffin scam.

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Ph.Ds for cash? 100 professors in Germany suspected of taking bribes to speed up doctorates

Germany: 100 professors suspected of Ph.D. bribes

BERLIN — German prosecutors are investigating about 100 professors across the country on suspicion they took bribes to help students get their doctoral degrees, authorities said Saturday.

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‘Buddha Park rape sentence under media pressure’

NEW DELHI - Relatives of the four members of the President’s Bodyguard who were convicted and sentenced in the 2003 Buddha Jayanti Park gang rape Saturday said the court had succumbed to “media pressure” and pronounced harsh sentences. They plan to appeal against the court’s order.

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Chronology of the Buddha Jayanti Park rape case

NEW DELHI - Following is the chronology of the 2003 Buddha Jayanti Park gang rape case in which four members of the President’s Bodyguard were held guilty. The sentence was announced Saturday.

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Two of President’s Bodyguard get life for 2003 rape

NEW DELHI - A city court Saturday sentenced two members of the President’s Bodyguard to life imprisonment in the sensational 2003 Buddha Jayanti Park gang rape case, terming their act a “heinous offence”.

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Kashmir government asked to pay Rs.500,000 for death in custody

NEW DELHI - The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to pay Rs.500,000 to the family of a man who was allegedly tortured and electrocuted six years ago by the state police.

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College dress codes should be non-discriminatory: Experts

NEW DELHI - Educational institutes can impose any dress code provided it is not discriminatory or not targeted at a particular community, experts say, amid a controversy over a Karnataka college banning a student from wearing a burqa.

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Officials: Ex-model’s breast implants key to ID of mutilated body found without fingers, teeth

Ex-model’s breast implants were key to body’s ID

BUENA PARK, Calif. — The remains of a former model whose killing set off an international manhunt for a reality television star were so badly mutilated that investigators had to use the serial numbers on her breast implants to identify her.

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