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Top Headlines: About 40% of all 'abductions' are of women, for marriage: NCRB

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Daily Newsletter | Wednesday, August 19, 2015
About 40% of all 'abductions' are of women, for marriage: NCRB
Close to 40% of all 'kidnappings' in the country are of women who are abducted for marriage. Latest data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), which has for the first time tabulated data on reasons for abduction, also suggests that ransom is no more a major motivation for kidnapping.
FTII row: 4 students arrested in midnight swoop
In an unprecedented crackdown, police entered the campus of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) here late on Tuesday night with a list of names of 17 students and took four of them into custody around 1.15am on Wednesday on charges of rioting and unlawful assembly, among others.
Send babus & netas' kids to govt schools: HC
Court noticed the deplorable condition of these schools and observed that although they are catering to the needs of 90% population of children, their condition could be described as "shabby."
Over 3,400 students test positive for malaria in Odisha
As many as 3,434 students of government-run residential schools in Kandhamal district of Odisha have tested positive for malaria.
ASI commits suicide by hanging self in police chowki
An assistant sub inspector (ASI), posted in Juni Indore, committed suicide by hanging himself from the ventilation shaft in a police booth at Gulzar colony under Manikbagh bridge on Tuesday.
Two held in Nalasopara for running fake currency racket
Two persons, including a young woman has been arrested for allegedly printing fake Indian currency in a flat at Nalasopara.
10 best smartphones launched recently in India
Looking for a new smartphone? Then your search is over, as we bring to you the 10 hottest smartphones launched in the country in the past couple of months
Google's next version of Android is called Marshmallow
Google has give a name to its soon-to-be released operating system for its Android mobile devices: Marshmallow.
Infosys aims for a zero bench strength
Infosys has created an Uber-like software application for its employees to apply for different projects that need workers based on their skills.
I contemplated quitting last year, Saina Nehwal says
World Championship silver medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal feels her decision to change base to Bangalore under Vimal Kumar's tutelage turned out to be a masterstroke.
Hugged by the hands of God, infamous ref meets Maradona
Maradona hugged the referee who allowed his handball goal in 1986 WC and presented him with a signed Argentina jersey when they met this week.
Federer urges ATP to 'come down hard' on Kyrgios
Federer said sport of tennis cannot afford to tolerate Nick Kyrgios' behaviour adding that the ATP should "come down hard" on the controversial 20-year-old.
Digital banking to bring more money in tax net: FM
Finance minister Arun Jaitley said that increased banking penetration and use of technology in payments will reduce the prevalence of unaccounted money.
Attrition on at PepsiCo India, 5 senior execs quit
At least five senior executives of PepsiCo India have resigned from the company, joining a stream of colleagues who have left the MNC' s local arm following a change in corporate strategy.
Motorola starts local assembly with Lenovo
Motorola will start selling phones through brick-and-mortar stores in India, expanding beyond its exclusive tie-up with e-tailer Flipkart, as parent Lenovo starts local assembly of devices through contract manufacturer Flextronics' facility near Chennai.

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