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As states continue to create land banks for private investors, conflicts emerge across India
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As states continue to create land banks for private investors, conflicts emerge across India

The face-off in Nuagaon village in Odisha finds echoes in land conflicts brewing across the country, as state governments rush to build land banks.

Can use child rape law to criminalise sexual act with minor wife, says Supreme Court
India

Can use child rape law to criminalise sexual act with minor wife, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed dismay over the prevalence of the practice of child marriage despite the existence of the Child Marriage Prohibition Act and termed as unfortunate that this was being done mostly at the behest of girl child's parents.

Chhattisgarh: Two CRPF personnel accused of molesting schoolgirls in Dantewada, cops launch probe
India

Chhattisgarh: Two CRPF personnel accused of molesting schoolgirls in Dantewada, cops launch probe

The authorities here have ordered an inquiry into a recent incident, in which security personnel allegedly molested the girl students of a state-run residential school

Meghalaya MLA accused of raping a 14-year-old removed from two Assembly committees
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Meghalaya MLA accused of raping a 14-year-old removed from two Assembly committees

Rape-accused Meghalaya MLA Julius K Dorphang who was earlier this month appointed member of two committees of the state Assembly have been removed from both.

India will be Number 2 steel producer surpassing Japan soon, says steel secretary Aruna Sharma
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India will be Number 2 steel producer surpassing Japan soon, says steel secretary Aruna Sharma

We are just waiting to declare ourselves number two once we get quarterly results or half-yearly results

Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti to revive agitation in Odisha, demands return of land to villagers
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Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti to revive agitation in Odisha, demands return of land to villagers

The PPSS had spearheaded the agitation against setting up Posco steel plant on the land by displacing farmers.

India's protectionist act? Govt to insist on local steel usage for $59 bn infra projects
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India's protectionist act? Govt to insist on local steel usage for $59 bn infra projects

The government expects the move to boost sales of local companies such as JSW Steel and Tata Steel, and eventually attract global steelmakers such as ArcelorMittal and POSCO to invest in the country

Agnelo Valdaris custodial death case: Witnesses tell CBI about 'sexual abuse and torture' by cops
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Agnelo Valdaris custodial death case: Witnesses tell CBI about 'sexual abuse and torture' by cops

In 2014, the case of 25-year-old Agnelo Valdaris brought immense scrutiny upon the Mumbai Police, when officers handling Valdaris and the three others in a case of theft were accused of brutally torturing Valdaris, subsequently allegedly causing his death while in custody.

Piano teacher arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting seven year old student
India

Piano teacher arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting seven year old student

A 40-year-old piano teacher has been arrested in southeast Delhi's Kalkaji area for sexually assaulting his seven-year-old student

Hyderabad shocker: Youth arrested over charges of raping one-year-old toddler
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Hyderabad shocker: Youth arrested over charges of raping one-year-old toddler

The parents of the girl are street vendors. The accused was working with them at their house in Chilkalguda area in Hyderabad and assisted in making snacks

Bulandshahr gangrape accused plead not guilty, demand narco test to prove innocence
India

Bulandshahr gangrape accused plead not guilty, demand narco test to prove innocence

The four accused in the Bulandshahr gang-rape case on Wednesday pleaded not guilty in a Bulandshahr court and demanded a narco-analysis test to prove their innocence.

Madhya Pradesh teen gangraped twice; eight booked
India

Madhya Pradesh teen gangraped twice; eight booked

A 13-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped two times in as many days here by separate groups of youths, some of them known to her, police said on Thursday.

Kerala court sentences pastor to 40 years imprisonment for rape of a minor in Thrissur
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Kerala court sentences pastor to 40 years imprisonment for rape of a minor in Thrissur

A 35-year old pastor was on Tuesday sentenced to 40 years rigorous imprisonment by a court in Thrissur for sexually abusing a minor girl in Peechi two years ago.

Make in India: Odisha receives investment proposals worth over Rs 70,000 crore
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Make in India: Odisha receives investment proposals worth over Rs 70,000 crore

Odisha government said it has received investment proposals in various sectors including manufacturing and renewable energy during Make in India.

Bihar court sentences two for 20 years 'rigorous imprisonment' in gangrape case
India

Bihar court sentences two for 20 years 'rigorous imprisonment' in gangrape case

Two persons were awarded rigorous imprisonment for 20 years by a district court here today for gangraping a minor in Bihar's Vaishali district about a year ago.

Twelve year old allegedly raped by teacher at knife-point in UP
India

Twelve year old allegedly raped by teacher at knife-point in UP

A 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her teacher at knifepoint in a school at Budakheri village.

Odisha wants PM-level meeting to facilitate setting up of $12 bn Posco steel project
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Odisha wants PM-level meeting to facilitate setting up of $12 bn Posco steel project

Odisha has decided to hold a meeting at the prime ministerial level to facilitate the setting up of the $12 billion Posco steel project after a tripartite meeting to resolve the issue remained inconclusive.

Revival plan: Despite global glut, govt plans to auction 20 major iron ore mines
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Revival plan: Despite global glut, govt plans to auction 20 major iron ore mines

The mining process takes two to three years because they will need all kinds of clearances

Modi wants Posco to stay in India, PMO to take up issue with company officials today
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Modi wants Posco to stay in India, PMO to take up issue with company officials today

The PMO's intervention comes against the backdrop of the steel major temporarily suspending plans to set up the plant

How PM Modi hit a jackpot with Foxconn: Decoding Taiwan co's love to make in India
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How PM Modi hit a jackpot with Foxconn: Decoding Taiwan co's love to make in India

Above all, the Chinese economy is slowing, while there are signs of revival in India. This also gives an opportunity for India to spruce up its manufacturing sector.