India: Man gets life term for raping minor girl in T'gana

Karimnagar (Telangana), Jul 11 (PTI) A 20-year-old man was Thursday sentenced to life imprisonment by a court here for raping a 16-year-old girl in 2016.

Additional Sessions Judge S Srinivas Reddy also imposed a fine of Rs 40,000 on the man, Macha Ajaya, a resident of Gundi Village.

The fine amount will be paid to the victim, the judge said.

According to the prosecution, Ajaya had taken the victim from Gopalraopet village to Warangal on the pretext of marrying her. He raped her on April 13, 2016, and deserted her.

India: Man sentenced to life for raping 3 minor girls

Karimnagar (Telangana), Jul 8 (PTI) A court here Monday sentenced a man to rigorous life imprisonment for raping three minor girls in 2014.

According to the prosecution, accused Lingampally Kishan (42), of Choppadandi town, was a brick kiln owner and had engaged labourers from Odisha.

On March 16, 2014, he had dragged a 16-year-old daughter of a labourer to his office and allegedly raped her.

India: Infant girl dies as man gags her after rape bid

Warangal (T'gana), Jun 19 (PTI) A nine-month-old girl died after a man apparently gagged her following an alleged rape bid here on Wednesday, police said.

The accused, aged around 28, took the baby in the wee hours while she was asleep alongside her parents on the terrace of their house and sexually assaulted her, a senior police officer told PTI.

The man, who stays in the same neighbourhood as that of the victim, seems to have gagged her when she started crying, resulting in her death, the officer said.

India: 12 Cong MLAs join TRS, seek merger of CLP

Hyderabad, Jun 6 (PTI) In a huge setback for the Congress in Telangana, 12 of its MLAs Thursday met Assembly Speaker P Srinivas Reddy and gave him a representation to merge the Congress Legislature Party with the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi.

The Congress's strength in the 119-member House came down to 18 after the party's Telangana state unit chief Uttam Kumar Reddy tendered his resignation from the Assembly Wednesday after being elected to the Lok Sabha from Nalgonda.

India: TRS sweeps rural local body polls in Tgana

Hyderabad,Jun 4 (PTI) The ruling Telagana Rashtra Samithi Tuesday swept the rural local body polls in Telangana, winning a majority of the zilla parishad territorial constituency and mandal parishad territorial constituency seats.

The main opposition Congress stood second, while the BJP demonstrated its presence in the rural areas.

India: Nationalism narrative played big part in BJP win: CPI

Hyderabad, May 23 (PTI) The CPI Thursday said BJP's poll narrative centred on nationalism worked for the party in a big way in the Lok Sabha elections.

"I think it looks like nationalism worked for them in northern states and Karnataka," CPI General Secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy told PTI commenting on the Lok Sabha poll outcome.

"Nationalism worked (for the BJP)... points raised by opposition unemployment, price rise, and ommissions and commissions of the BJP did not stand before the nationalism, particularly northern states," he said.

India: Telangana town offers last rites for poor at Rs 1

Karimnagar (Telangana), May 21 (PTI) Seeking to ensure a decent funeral for the poor, the civic body in Karimnagar town of Telangana will launch a scheme next month under which last rites can be performed for just one rupee.

According to Karimnagar Mayor S Ravinder Singh, the 'Antim Yatra Aakhri Safar' would be launched on June 15 and Rs 1.10 crore had already been allotted for the initiative, which would take care of the funeral as per the religious customs of the deceased.

India: Minor gangraped, 5 held in Telangana

Hyderabad, May 19 (PTI): Five people were Sunday arrested for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl in Siddipet district of Telangana last week, while one is at large, police said.

On Wednesday last, one of the accused befriended the minor over phone and promised to marry her. Then, he went to her house, and took her on his bike to an isolated place where he and five friends allegedly raped her, the police said.

The girl later informed her parents about the incident.

India: Rs 100 cr for development of ancient T'gana temple

Hyderabad, May 19 (PTI) Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao Sunday announced allocation of Rs 100 crores for developing ancient Kaleshwara Mukteswara Swamy temple, situated on the banks of river Godavari, into a tourist destination and a spiritual hub.

According to Telangana Tourism department, the temple is located in Kaleshwaram town in Karimnagar district and is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Indian Polls: Owaisi says reports of war within EC worrying

Hyderabad, May 18 (PTI) AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi Saturday said reports of a war within the Election Commission were worrying and emphasised on unanimity of views in the poll panel.

ECI is one of the more trusted public institutions in the country, a 'war within' is extremely worrying. The SC, in TN Seshan case had made it clear that CEC doesnt enjoy a higher status than other ECs & must strive towards unanimity.

Basic Constitutional norms must be respected, he tweeted.

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