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Explained: What is a wazukhana which is at the centre of the Gyanvapi Mosque dispute?
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Explained: What is a wazukhana which is at the centre of the Gyanvapi Mosque dispute?

A wazukhana is described as an ablution pond where worshippers wash themselves before praying at the mosque. At Varanasi's Gyanvapi Mosque, this has become the topic of debate with the videography survey reporting the presence of a Shivling while Muslims are saying it is a fountain

Road rage case: Navjot Singh Sidhu surrenders to Patiala court
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Road rage case: Navjot Singh Sidhu surrenders to Patiala court

Earlier in the day, the Congress leader had urged the Supreme Court to grant him more time to surrender citing medical conditions

'Like a new sun': Samajwadi Party's Azam Khan walks out of Sitapur jail after Supreme Court grants him interim bail
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'Like a new sun': Samajwadi Party's Azam Khan walks out of Sitapur jail after Supreme Court grants him interim bail

Azam Khan, the Samajwadi Party strongman, was lodged in jail for the last 27 months in connection with several cases, including land grabbing

Explained: Why Karnataka is battling torrential rain as North suffers from harsh heatwave
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Explained: Why Karnataka is battling torrential rain as North suffers from harsh heatwave

Karnataka has been witnessing incessant downpour for the past three days, leaving many roads inundated, low-lying areas flooded and destroying houses. The IMD predicts even more rainfall for the state for the next few days and has sounded an orange alert for a few districts

Ascertainment of religious character of place of worship not barred under Places of Worship Act: SC on Gyanvapi mosque
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Ascertainment of religious character of place of worship not barred under Places of Worship Act: SC on Gyanvapi mosque

The act states that the nature of all places of worship, except Ram Janmabhoomi–Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, shall be maintained as it was on 15 August, 1947, when India became independent

From actor to judge: Outgoing SC judge Justice Nageswara Rao has acted alongside Kader Khan, Sanjay Dutt
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From actor to judge: Outgoing SC judge Justice Nageswara Rao has acted alongside Kader Khan, Sanjay Dutt

The revelation was made by senior advocate and vice president of the Supreme Court Bar Association Pradeep Rai during Justice Rao’s farewell on Friday

India's marital rape verdict and US draft opinion striking down Roe v Wade are linked by a 17th-Century jurist
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India's marital rape verdict and US draft opinion striking down Roe v Wade are linked by a 17th-Century jurist

Sir Matthew Hale codified in a treatise the concept of 'coverture', which states that upon marriage a woman surrenders her agency to her husband including consent for sex. He also described abortion as a ‘great crime’

Tripura: BJP MLA Mimi Majumder draws flak over video of woman washing her feet
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Tripura: BJP MLA Mimi Majumder draws flak over video of woman washing her feet

The incident took place when Badharghat legislator Mimi Majumder visited Suryapara, an inundated locality in her constituency in West Tripura district on Thursday night

Watch: UP Police promotes road safety with adorable video featuring a deer
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Watch: UP Police promotes road safety with adorable video featuring a deer

The 19-second video shows a deer crossing the road at the zebra crossing after waiting patiently for the cars to go by

Visa scam: Delhi Court directs CBI to give three-day prior notice to Karti Chidambaram in case of arrest
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Visa scam: Delhi Court directs CBI to give three-day prior notice to Karti Chidambaram in case of arrest

Special Judge M K Nagpal passed the order while dismissing his anticipatory bail plea as withdrawn

Mushrooms are killing workers in Assam's tea gardens. Here's why
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Mushrooms are killing workers in Assam's tea gardens. Here's why

Experts say it is difficult to distinguish edible mushrooms from the toxic variety and that consuming wild mushrooms can lead to harmful outcomes ranging from gastrointestinal discomfort to death

Udaipur done, London Calling: As slow-mo Congress implosion continues, Rahul looks West to share his vision
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Udaipur done, London Calling: As slow-mo Congress implosion continues, Rahul looks West to share his vision

Rahul Gandhi is currently in London for the 'Ideas for India' conference organised by non-profit think-tank Bridge India

Jammu and Kashmir: Terrorist killed, infiltration bid foiled along LoC
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Jammu and Kashmir: Terrorist killed, infiltration bid foiled along LoC

Officials said soldiers noticed some suspicious movement along the LoC near Darshan Post and challenged the intruders, who opened fired leading to the troops retaliating

Gyanvapi Mosque row: Supreme Court transfers case to Varanasi district judge
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Gyanvapi Mosque row: Supreme Court transfers case to Varanasi district judge

The apex court also said that 'selective leaks' of the survey report to the press must stop

Delhi: Massive fire at godown in Jhandewalan
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Delhi: Massive fire at godown in Jhandewalan

The information about the blaze in the godown was reported at 2.05 pm following which 27 fire tenders were rushed to the spot, officials said

Arunachal Pradesh: BRO completes excavation work of Nechiphu Tunnel
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Arunachal Pradesh: BRO completes excavation work of Nechiphu Tunnel

The strategic tunnel will shorten time to reach sensitive border posts along China border

Punjab Congress chief Warring extends support to Navjot Singh Sidhu but says he respects Supreme Court verdict
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Punjab Congress chief Warring extends support to Navjot Singh Sidhu but says he respects Supreme Court verdict

Sidhu, the cricketer-turned-politician was sentenced to one year in jail by the Supreme Court in a 1988 road rage case on 19 May

Jammu and Kashmir: Two juveniles among three held for molesting minor girl
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Jammu and Kashmir: Two juveniles among three held for molesting minor girl

All the three accused are drug addicts and they molested the girl when she was coming back from school at the Badamibagh cantonment area in Jammu and Kashmir

2019 Hyderabad gang rape & murder accused killed in 'fake' encounter, says SC-appointed panel
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2019 Hyderabad gang rape & murder accused killed in 'fake' encounter, says SC-appointed panel

The panel recommended that 10 policemen be tried for murder. It said the police version claiming that the accused snatched the pistol and tried to flee was 'unbelievable and not backed by evidence'

Arunachal Pradesh landslides: Death toll rises to eight; over seven hectares of cultivated fields, 392 houses destroyed
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Arunachal Pradesh landslides: Death toll rises to eight; over seven hectares of cultivated fields, 392 houses destroyed

Around 3,000 people in 33 villages of 14 districts have been affected till Wednesday by heavy rain that triggered landslides and flood-like situations