Top Headlines: Asaram ‘Bapu Maharaj’: From ghetto boy to godman to jailbird

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Daily Newsletter | Thursday, April 26, 2018
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Asaram ‘Bapu Maharaj’: From ghetto boy to godman to jailbird
Just after Partition, Thaumal Harpalani moved from Berani village in Pakistan’s Sindh with his wife Menhgiba and son Asumal to Ahmedabad. What followed was the typical story of survival in a refugee ghetto. They lived in the Sardarnagar area, where most Sindhi refugee families were resettled.
For raping 16-year-old, Asaram gets life in jail
A special court on Wednesday sentenced disgraced “godman” Asaram to life imprisonment till death for raping a teenage girl studying at his ashram, with the judge saying, “In my humble opinion, Asaram not only broke the faith of the complainant but also spoiled the image of saints among common men.”
My 5-year ‘house arrest’ is over, says survivor
“They killed witnesses, disrupted my education, hounded my family but I knew what I had to do,” said the girl whose battle led to Asaram’s downfall. ​“Someone else committed the crime, but I was the one under virtual house arrest for five years,” the girl, who will turn turn 21 this July, told TOI on Wednesday, moments after she heard that Asaram had been found guilty of raping her in 2013.

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Gurugram shame: Another woman delivers in ambulance at govt hospital, child dies
In yet another embarrassing incident, a pregnant woman delivered a premature child in an ambulance at General hospital in Civil Lines.
Lucknow: Mango man Kaleemullah undergoes heart surgery
Mango man Padmashri Haji Kaleemullah who underwent a heart surgery at a private hospital in Lucknow on Tuesday, family claimed, was sent away by specialty medical facility–Lari Cardiology–on late Monday night.

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Apple Watch that can make calls coming to India: 5 things to know before you buy
Apple Watch Series 3 GPS-cum-Cellular version is finally launching in India. Unveiled last year in September, along with the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the GPS-cum-Cellular version of Apple Watch 3 will be available starting May 11.
Flipkart Grand Gadget Days: Headphones and other gadgets under Rs 1,000
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For those of you who have been planning to Xiaomi’s latest budget offering Redmi Note 5 smartphone, this may be your chance.

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IPL: Dhoni, Rayudu star as CSK beat RCB to go top
Mahendra Singh Dhoni completed the big run chase with a massive six as Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by five wickets to regain the top spot in the Indian Premier League standings on Wednesday.
Gautam Gambhir steps down as Delhi Daredevils captain
Gautam Gambhir has stepped down as captain of Delhi Daredevils with immediate effect, six matches into another disappointing IPL season for the GMR-owned franchise.
Saina, Srikanth, Sindhu advance at Asia Championships
After stupendous success at the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games, top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth made positive starts to their campaign at the Badminton Asia Championships on Wednesday.

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CBI will list banking sector flaws to RBI
Having found major anomalies in the banking sector while investigating the Rs 13,578 crore Punjab National Bank fraud, CBI will soon send a detailed assessment report to the government and the RBI listing flaws in the banking industry and recommending corrective measures.
46% of India’s workforce plan to change their employer this year: Randstad study
The study reveals that in 2018, salary and employee benefits would continue to be the top drivers among the Indian workforce across all profiles while choosing an employer, followed by work-life balance and job security.
New members registration with EPFO hits 4-month low in February
As many as 6,04,557 such members were registered in January 2018 and 5,57,633 in December 2017, the latest data by the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) about all non-zero contributors or new members that are registered with the body every month showed.

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Watch: ‘Veere Di Wedding’ trailer
‘Veere Di Wedding’, which is Kareena Kapoor Khan’s first film post pregnancy, prides itself on not being a chick flick. Now, the trailer of the comedy-drama has finally dropped and it definitely holds true to its tagline.
‘Parmanu’: New poster and release date
The John Abraham starrer ‘Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran’ has finally got a new release date which the makers have revealed with a new poster.
Rishi wants Ranbir to marry, have kids
While promoting his film which also stars Amitabh Bachchan, the veteran actor talked about his equation with his son Ranbir Kapoor.
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