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Visa Bulletin For August 2014

A. STATUTORY NUMBERS 1.  This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during August. Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for numerically limited visas; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland ...

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Badaun rape case

CBI’s efforts to exhume bodies of the two rape victims in UP’s Badaun district failed for the second day on Sunday with gushing waters from the swollen Ganga submerging the graves, prompting the agency to go in for examination of ...

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Bangalore school rape

Facing public anger, police on Sunday arrested a skating instructor in connection with the alleged rape of a six-year-old girl at a public school, six days after the outrageous incident was brought to light. As protests demanding answers from the ...

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Sabyasachi Panda arrested

Odisha’s top Maoist Sabyasachi Panda, accused in several cases including the killing of VHP leader Laxmanananda Saraswati in 2008 that triggered a fierce ethno-religious conflict in Kandhamal and adjoining districts, was arrested in Berhampur in Ganjam district late on Thursday, ...

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Gays rights should be protected

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said the rights of homosexuals, like everyone else’s, should be protected — a statement interpreted as his support for decriminalization of consensual homosexual act between adults. “Everybody has human rights. It is the ...

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Ashok Khemka seeks central deputation

Amid speculation that he may be shifted to the Centre, whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who had sparked a controversy by questioning land deals of Robert Vadra in Haryana, on Tuesday said he has sent a request for central deputation ...

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India wait for rains

Water levels in India’s reservoirs have gone down drastically due to poor rains and if the monsoon doesn’t pick up soon, this could lead to a power crisis on a national scale. The Central Water Commission’s latest report shows water ...

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Gang-rape victim molested by NCP leader

A 14-year-old girl who was gang raped allegedly by two youth earlier this month in the neighbouring Raigad district, was also molested by a local NCP leader on the very same day of the incident, police said on Saturday. The ...

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Ghaziabad: 22-yr-old gang-raped

A 22-year-old woman was allegedly kidnapped and raped by four men in a moving car in Ghaziabad on Monday night. She was dumped near Fortis hospital in Noida around midnight with her hands and legs tied and a bottle shoved ...

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Budaun gang-rape

In an important development in the Budaun incident in which two cousin sisters were gang-raped and murdered, Central Bureau of Investigation sleuths working on the case took distant relatives and fathers of the girls to Delhi on Sunday morning. Two ...

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