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Lord Ram's birthplace Ayodhya is in Pakistan?

Hyderabad: Ayodhya, the birthplace of Hindu warrior-god Ram, is in Pakistan, claims a book by a top Muslim leader. Ayodhya in Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh is not the original city by the same name as it was inhabited by human beings only in 7th century BC while Rama is believed to have been born 18 million years ago, says "Facts of Ayodhya Episode" authored by Abdul Rahim Quraishi, assistant general secretary of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB).

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Pakistani Taliban claim downing helicopter, say PM Nawaz Sharif was target

Gilgit: The Pakistani Taliban on Friday claimed responsibility for downing a military helicopter, killing six people including the Norwegian and Philippine envoys, and said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was their target. "The helicopter was shot down by an anti-aircraft missile, killing pilots and many foreign ambassadors," an Urdu-language statement e-mailed by their main spokesman Muhammad Khorasani said.

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Kumar Vishwas `illicit relationship` row: Woman wants AAP leader to come clean

New Delhi: After being accused of passing sexist remarks, senior Aam Aadmi Party leader Dr Kumar Vishwas is now in the middle of another controversy.

The poet-cum-politician is now accused by a female member of AAP of staying mum on rumours of having illicit relationship with her. Delhi Commission for Women has summoned the AAP leader and his wife on the basis of a complaint filed by the female party volunteer.

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Jitan Ram Manjhi floats new party in Bihar

Patna: Former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Friday formally launched a new party, Hindustan Awami Morcha (HAM), which will contest all the 243 seats in the coming assembly polls.

HAM leader Shakuni Choudhary has been named its state president.

"The new party was to be announced on May 10. But I have decided to formally launch it now as I will be out of Patna for the next two days," Manjhi told the media here.

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N Srinivasan forcing gay son to marry woman, personal letters reveal

New Delhi: Former BCCI chief N Srinivasan on Monday was accused by his gay son Ashwin of forcing him to marry a woman in order to continue their family lineage.

This shocking revelation was made by DNA newspaper in an interview with Srinivason's son.

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  • Crime against women

          RAJNI SHARMA From the beginning of 90's, the crime rate in the state showed an increasing trend. It has been due to the militancy in the Kashmir valley, where the fear of law has almost came to an end.

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