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A rickshaw puller who has written four books

LUCKNOW — Rehman Ali Rehman, a rickshaw puller in Uttar Pradesh’s Basti district, doesn’t mind if has to wait long for a customer. He uses the time to scribble on pieces of paper — poems for his forthcoming book.

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Mayawati govt orders ?release of rape victim

LUCKNOW - Prompted by an Allahabad High Court directive, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Saturday ordered the release of a 17-year-old rape victim whom a ruling Bahujan Samaj party lawmaker had falsely implicated in a theft case.

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Thousands offer prayers at demolished mosque site

NEW DELHI - Thousands of Muslims offered Friday prayers at the site of a mosque in south Delhi that was demolished by the authorities for being built on public land, as protests were held at three places in the capital, including the walled city, against the demolition.

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Over 100 pilgrims dead in Kerala stampede, crash

VANDIPERIYAR - More than 100 pilgrims were killed late on Friday in a stampede in a forest near the Sabarimala shrine when thousands of devotees were returning after watching the celestial Makara Jyothi light, the most important event of the pilgrimage.

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More than 50 pilgrims killed in Sabarimala stampede

VANDIPERIYAR (KERALA - More than 50 pilgrims were killed late Friday evening in a stampede in a forest near the Sabarimala shrine when thousands of devotees were returning after watching the celestial Makara Jyothi light, the most important event of the pilgrimage. The death toll is expected to go up, officials said.

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UP legislator, ?his guards raped girl:? CID report

LUCKNOW - Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) legislator Purshottam Dwivedi and his two security guards had raped a 17-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Banda district, a preliminary report by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) revealed.

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Apex court issues notice to govt, firms in 2G spectrum

NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the government and 11 firms on a plea seeking cancellation of licences and award of spectrum for second generation (2G) phone services during former communications minister A. Raja’s tenure.

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