HC quashes death sentence for mentally ill accuse

Ahmedabad Feb 20 The Gujarat High Court Wednesday quashed the death sentence awarded to a man in a triple murder case by a court in Mehsana, noting the trial judge did not take into account his mental illness while delivering the verdict. Ordering a re-trial in the case, a division bench of justices J B
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Dhaka Feb 20 A British teen who joined the Islamic State group has no claim to Bangladeshi nationality, Dhaka”s foreign ministry said Wednesday, after the UK government decided to revoke her citizenship. Shamima Begum, who travelled to Syria in 2015 and now wants to return to Britain after giving birth in a refugee camp in
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Harare Feb 20 Zimbabwe”s central bank on Wednesday said it was introducing a new interbank foreign exchange system effectively devaluing its quasi-currency which was officially pegged at par with the US dollar. “We have provided a formal way of trading in foreign currency,” reserve bank of Zimbabwe governor John Mangudya said in announcing new monetary
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Seoul Feb 21 Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here Thursday on a two-day visit to strengthen India”s strategic ties with South Korea and seek to enhance bilateral cooperation in diverse areas, including trade and investment. Ahead of his visit, the prime minister described South Korea as an important partner for India”s key initiatives such as
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Dhaka Feb 21 At least 69 people were killed as a massive fire on Wednesday night ripped through several buildings also used as chemical and plastic warehouses in an old part of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka. The fire broke out at a chemical warehouse on the ground floor of a four-storey building named Hazi Wahed
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San Francisco Feb 21 Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a smartphone that folds open to be a tablet, becoming the first major manufacturer to offer the feature as it strives to stoke excitement in a slumping market. The South Korean giant also appeared to get the jump on rivals by announcing the first smartphone for fifth-generation
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Mumbai Feb 20 The farmers” long march from Nashik to Mumbai will continue after their leaders” late night parleys with Maharashtra government to address their demands remained inconclusive, the march organisers said Thursday. Farmers have embarked on a 180-km march from Nashik to Mumbai for the second time in the last 12 months to protest
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Washington Feb 21 A US Coast Guard officer who espoused white supremacist views and drafted a target list of Democratic politicians and prominent media figures has been arrested on firearms and drug charges. Christopher Paul Hasson, 49, an admirer of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, was arrested last week and a powerful arsenal seized from
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was welcomed with a ceremonial reception at the Presidential Palace Rashtrapati Bhawan hours after he arrived in New Delhi for a day’s visit on Tuesday evening. At the airport last evening, he was received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a warm hug. The visit of “MBS”, as
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Geneva Feb 19 An avalanche at a ski station in the Swiss Alps engulfed up to a dozen people on Tuesday, a local official and media reports said, with hopes fading of finding survivors in a disaster that hit a resort busy with skiers on school holidays. The avalanche hit the Plaine-Morte ski slope in
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