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Man on death row freed

In a rarest of the rare judgment, the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Tuesday acquitted an accused sentenced to death by a lower court.

A division bench co-mprising Justice N.V. Ramana and Justice P. D

BJP ‘castes’ a trap for Yeddyu­rappa


Former CM B.S. Yeddyu­rappa has still two weeks to go before bidding adieu to the BJP at the December 9 convention of his new party at Haveri but the ruling BJP seems to have already dumped him by dec

Bystander techie killed in bar brawl


A 42-year-old software engineer, who was standing near a liquor shop, was ki­l­l­ed wh­en two groups clash­ed over running a bar near the Tas­m­ac liquor vending outlet in Chennai.

The deceased was i

Tanaz: Organ biz or trafficking?


Tanaz Shaikh remained untraceable on Tuesday with Deccan Chronicle’s telephone calls to her telephone number in Sa­udi Arabia not being answered.

A day after her adopted mother Shamshad Shaikh appro

Woman cheats 400 of Rs 2 crore

The Bhadrachalam police has filed a case against the wife of a retired APSRTC conductor for allegedly duping 400 people of Rs 2 crore.

Annem Samrajyam, wife of Venkatappayya of Asoknagar colony in Bh

Mail bomb cafe traced, arrests soon: Mirji

Police commissioner Jyothiprakash Mirji confirmed on Tuesday that the cybercafé from where an email threatening to avenge the execution of 26/11 convict Ajmal Kasab, which was sent to various investig

Son not accused: Rambabu

Barkatpura Congress corporator Diddi Rambabu said that his son Dr D. Krishna had been called as a witness and was not a beneficiary in the scam.

“It was a case of mistaken identity. My son was caugh

E-cash transfer will be game-changer, says PC


Electronic cash transfers will be based on Aadhaar (Unique Identification Number) platform. The entire country is targeted to be covered by the end of 2013.

Rejecting the Opposition charge that the

H-K special status: Karnataka softens stance

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The Karnataka government on Tuesday softened its demand for a redrafting of the parliament Bill giving special status to the Hyderabad-Karnataka region under Article 371 of the Constitution.

Chief Mi

It’s official: Jaya, Shettar set for Cauvery pow-wow


Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa will meet her Karnataka counterpart Jagadish Shivappa Shettar in Bengaluru on Thursday to iron out their differences on the long-drawn Cauvery water dispute.

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