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UN calls for ceasefires in South Sudan

Nairobi, April 18: The UN humanitarian agency Thursday called for an immediate cessation of hostilities in South Sudan where a three month conflict has killed thousands of people and displaced over a million others.

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Police opposes plea of US man for quashing FIR

New Delhi, April 17: Police Thursday opposed in the Delhi High Court a plea of a US police official, arrested at the IGI airport last month after three live cartridges were recovered from his baggage, to quash the FIR registered against him.

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‘Honour killers’ death sentence commuted to life imprisonment

New Delhi, April 17: The Delhi High Court Thursday commuted, to life imprisonment, the death sentence to three men for killing a teenage couple for “honour” as they were against their marriage, saying they are not menace to the society and they can be reformed.

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Pay compensation to kin of dead prisoners, NHRC tells Delhi

New Delhi, April 17: The NHRC Thursday directed the Delhi government to compensate the kin of two men who died in judicial custody in the Tihar Jail here.

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Court lets off woman for mishandling dog

New Delhi, April 17: A Delhi court has let off a woman facing trial for being negligent with her employer’s dogs – one of whom bit a man six years ago.

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Ghaziabad lawyers’ agitation turns violent

Ghaziabad, April 17: The two-day-old Ghaziabad lawyers’ agitation turned violent Thursday after the police failed to act against allegedly erring constables who Sunday manhandled the former bar association secretary inside a police station.

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Air hostess case: Notice to Kanda on police plea to cancel bail

New Delhi, April 17: The Delhi High Court Thursday issued notice to former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda, accused of abetting the suicide of former air hostess Geetika Sharma, on a police plea seeking cancellation of his bail.

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SC clears way for land acquisition for Jamia

New Delhi, April 17: Clearing the decks for the expansion of Jamia Millia Islamia, the Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Delhi government to acquire about 107 bighas (approximately 26 hectares) of prime land in Okhla village in south Delhi.

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Provide free treatment to Gaucher disease patient: HC

New Delhi, April 17: Saying that “just because someone is poor, the government cannot allow him to die”, the Delhi High Court Thursday directed the state government to discharge its “constitutional obligation” and provide free treatment to a Gaucher disease patient.

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