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Fast track trial in crimes against women: HC to Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh, October 18
The disposal of cases of heinous crimes against women such as rape and dowry deaths in the courts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh has come under the scanner of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Aggrieved parties free to move court: Khemka
Chandigarh, October18
Whistleblower Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who cancelled the mutation of 3.5 acres of land belonging to Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra with realty major DLF Universal, today dared any aggrieved party -- government or parties to the deal -- to move court against his orders.

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SC dismisses petition against Rahul Gandhi in rape case
Slaps Rs 5-lakh fine on petitioner, a former SP legislator
New Delhi, October 18
In a stern warning to those attempting to malign the image of political leaders by leveling false charges, the Supreme Court today dismissed a petition alleging rape by Rahul Gandhi in December 2006 and directed the petitioner, who was in the Samajwadi Party then, to pay Rs 5 lakh to the Congress leader.

Chandigarh SP caught taking bribe 
Chandigarh, October 18
CBI sleuths today arrested a 2008-batch IPS officer, Deshraj Singh, posted SP (City) Deshraj Singh being taken away by CBI officials from his Sector-23 residence in Chandigarh on Thursday. as Superintendent of Police (City), Chandigarh, while taking Rs 1 lakh as bribe from Sector-26 police station SHO Anokh Singh for giving him a clean chit in five inquiries pending against him.

SP (City) Deshraj Singh being taken away by CBI officials from his Sector-23 residence in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Sonia Gandhi takes on BJP over corruption
Bangalore, October 18
Congress president Sonia Gandhi today spoke about corruption during her address to the party workers in Mangalore but refrained from dwelling upon any specific charges relating to corruption that have lately taken centre stage in the country.
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Bangladeshi held for plot to bomb New York Fed building
New York, October 18
A Bangladeshi man with alleged links to the Al-Qaida was arrested here after an FBI undercover operation foiled his plot to detonate a 1,000-pound bomb and blow up the city's Federal Reserve Building. Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis (21) faces charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to provide material support to the Al-Qaida.
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With assets over Rs 100 cr, Butail is HP’s richest politician in fray
Dharamsala, October 18
Himachal Pradesh, otherwise perceived as a poor state, has a billionaire amongst its ranks of politicians contesting the Assembly elections in the state. Brij Behari Butail, the Congress candidate from Palampur in Kangra district, is the richest politician contesting these elections, owning movable and immovable assets worth more than Rs 100 crore. He owes it to the value of tea gardens he owns in Palampur. Butail is a former revenue minister and belongs to the family that has been affiliated with the Congress from the very beginning.


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