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At least 29 people have died in Nepal due to multiple earthquakes that jolted the country on Tuesday. The first quake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck at 12:35 pm, followed by three other temblors that measured 6.2, 5.4 and 4.8 on the Richter Scale. In addition to those deaths, at least another 1,006 people in the country suffered injuries, according to Nepalese government information and communications ministry spokesman Minendra Rijal. According to reports, terrified people fled buildings in Kathmandu, which were already badly damaged. The latest tremor was also felt in northern India and Bangladesh. The epicentre of

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An earthquake of 7.4 magnitude jolted Nepal today afternoon at 12.35 pm. Tremors were also felt across North India including, Delhi-NCR, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Reuters reported that the quake’s epicentre was close to Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Tremors caused panic among the People in Kathmandu, who immediately rushed outdoors for safety. However, there were no immediate reports of any damage or casualties. The USGS has also reported about another quake with its epicentre in Afghanistan measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale.

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In a huge relief to Tamil Nadu’s ruling party, AIADMK, the Karnataka High Court today acquitted former chief minister and party supremo Jayalalithaa Jayaram in the disproportionate assets case that ran for nearly two decades. In September last year, she was forced to stand down as chief minister of the state after being found guilty of amassing unaccounted wealth of Rs. 54 crore outside her known sources of income during her first term in office. The special court in Bengaluru had sentenced her and three others to four years in jail and imposed a heavy fine of Rs. 100 crore on

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Thirteen Kashmiri students studying in Rohtak, who were expelled by the management of Rohtak Institute of Engineering and Management (RIEM) – a local engineering institute and later taken back, will hold a protest demonstration in New Delhi today, against the central government’s non-receipt of their scholarship amount. The delay first led to the expulsion of the students and now they have not been given hostel facility.  Earlier on 5 May, the students sat on a dharna outside Mini-Secretariat in Rohtak against the denial of hostel facility. The students told a local newspaper that they were forced to put up at costly

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Salman Khan in Kashmir during shooting of ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’. Photograph by Ayush Sharma After getting relief from the Bombay High Court in the 2002 hit and run case, superstar Salman Khan will be resuming the shoot of his Kabir Khan film ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ in Kashmir for a month. The Court suspended his five year sentence on 8 May and was asked to submit a fresh bail bond. A date for the July hearing will be set on June 15. Khan is free and won’t face jail time till the next hearing. Sources said that the actor will be in Kashmir

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Actor Salman Khan has been sentenced to five years in prison found guilty of killing a homeless man while driving drunk in 2002 in Mumbai. One man was killed and several others injured when Mr Khan’s Toyota Land Cruiser ran into a group of men sleeping on a pavement near a South Mumbai bakery. The actor is to be taken to Arthur Road Jail tonight The court stated Salman Khan was driving under the influence of alcohol and also did not have a driving license. Prosecution to move a perjury application against Salman Khan’s driver Ashok Singh for giving false testimony. It

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Mumbai court holds Salman Khan guilty in all charges in the 2002 hit-and-run case. Salman Khan, who has now been convicted, may face a jail term of up to 10 years on charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. “You were driving car, improbable that your driver was at wheel”, Mumbai judge tells Salman, ndtv reported. Salman Khan is accused of losing control of his SUV and driving over the sleeping men, after a night of drinking rum and cocktails at an upmarket bar in Juhu on September 28, 2002. The prosecution has alleged that he then fled the scene.

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A man from South Kashmir was killed in a bus entering Ahmedabad city, the Gujarat police said. Identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Khanday of Hugam-Srigufwara village in south Kashmir’s Islamabad, the family said that a few days ago he had left for Ahmadabad on a business trip. “He was walnut trader and has been murdered,” said a family member. While talking to The Kashmir Walla, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Ahmedabad, Deepan Bhadran confirmed that Khanday was found dead in the back seat of a bus two days ago. “The victim’s body was found on the back seat of

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As the judgement day of hit and run case is tomorrow, the trade analysts of film industry are worried about the 2000 million rupees investment on Salman Khan. Two upcoming movies “Bajrangi Bhaijan” and “Prem Rattan Dhan Paayo” are in the last leg of shooting. The film industry is hoping that nothing bad happens. Either he comes clear from the verdict or minimum punishment is given. Currently he is shooting for Bajrangi Bhaijan in Kashmir. Trade Analyst Komal Nahata told media, “On the off chance if you take Rs. 75 crore each for these two movies, it goes to a

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Kashmiri Pandits during protests at Jantar Mantar, Delhi. Photograph courtesy: twitter.com/BhawnaKak A day after opposition party National Conference said that separate townships for Kashmiri Pandits will not be allowed, Kashmiri Pandits on Sunday held a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi demanding their rehabilitation in the Valley. Members of the community gathered in large numbers at Jantar Mantar demanding that the State and the Centre take them into confidence before any decision on their return to the Valley. They also demanded that the Jammu and Kashmir government reopen prosecution cases against all who involved in the killings of Kashmiri

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