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Apr 22, 2018
Times of India

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Cabinet clears law to punish rapists of minors with life in jail or death
The Union Cabinet cleared a stringent ordinance on Saturday providing for lengthy jail terms and even the death penalty for sex offenders convicted for raping girls below the age of 12 years while the punishment for the gang rape of a victim below 16 will be imprisonment for life.
CJI won’t recuse himself from admin, judicial work
Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra is learned to have decided not to recuse himself from administrative and judicial work in the Supreme Court, feeling reassured by the support from a large number of senior advocates and lawyers who have rallied behind him against the removal motion of Congress-led opposition parties.
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Yashwant quits BJP, Shatru dares party to axe him
Former Union finance minister Yashwant Sinha, who had been regularly attacking the Narendra Modi government over the past couple of years, has quit BJP, while fellow dissident Shatrughan Sinha dared the party leadership t o take action against him.


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CRPF official killed in gunfight with Maoists in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, Apr 21 () An officer of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was killed in an encounter with Naxals in a dense forest in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district, a senior police official said today.


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Reliance Jio effect: Vodafone rolls out Rs 255 plan, offers 2GB data per day
In order to give a tough time to Airtel and Reliance Jio, the country’s second largest telecom operator Vodafone has rolled out a new plan for its prepaid subscribers.
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The Cupertino based tech giant Apple has received a new patent that will help protect iPhone iPhone users eyes. The patent seeks to save users’ eyes from ‘Luminescence Shock’.


IPL: AB de Villiers fashions RCB’s win over Daredevils
Explosive batsman AB de Villiers enthralled the crowd with a whirlwind unbeaten 39-ball 90 to power Royal Challengers Bangalore to a convincing six-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils in their IPL fixture at the M Chinnaswamy stadium on Saturday.
IPL: KXIP thrash KKR by 9 wickets (DLS) to go top
Kings XI Punjab went top of the points tally after beating Kolkata Knight Riders by nine wickets via DLS at the Eden Gardens in a rain-affected contest on Saturday.
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Leg-spinners have stolen thunder in IPL: Kapil Dev
Wrist spinners have become the toast of the Indian Premier League (IPL) so much so that a successful off-spinner like Ravichandran Ashwin, too, has been keen to try bowling leg breaks, feels cricket legend Kapil Dev.


HDFC Bank Q4 net profit goes up by 20%
​The bank’s net profit for year ended March 2018 was Rs 17,486 crore, up 20.2%, over Rs 14,549 crore in the year ended March 31, 2017. The bank’s board of directors recommended a dividend of Rs 13 per equity share, which has face value of Rs 2, for FY18, as against Rs 11 per share for the previous year.
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Court cancels bailable warrant against Salman
After getting bail from the Jodhpur court in the 20-year-old blackbuck case, Salman has something else to cheer about. The Mumbai Sessions Court cancelled bailable warrant against the actor issued in the 2002 Hit and Run case.
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