Seeds of Sonbhadra row were sown in 1952

The land dispute that created the killing fields of Umbhha allegedly owes its origin to a bureaucrat’s decision to create an allegedly family-run society in 1952 and appoint it as the custodian of a 112-bigha plot that villagers say belonged to the gram sabha. The villagers and the office-bearers of the society have been fighting a legal battle since.

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56m Indians lived outside state of birth in 2011

More than 56 million Indians lived in states other than the ones they were born in, newly released census data for 2011 shows. While UP, Bihar, Rajasthan and MP had the highest ‘out-migration’, Maharashtra, Delhi and Gujarat saw the largest ‘in-migration’. Among larger states, Bihar had the lowest number of people migrating into the state.

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HDK govt turns trust vote one-dayer into a Test match

Even after three “deadlines” and 17 hours of debate over two days, the trust motion moved by Karnataka CM could not be concluded on Friday with the Congress-JD(S) govt ignoring governor Vajubhai R Vala’s “request” to wrap up the proceedings by end of the day. Amid a heated debate over whether the governor could intervene in assembly proceedings, the House was adjourned till Monday.

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Rs 5k cr heroin racket with links to Taliban busted

A 120-day operation by Delhi Police’s special cell has blown the lid off a narcotics cartel controlled by a Taliban leader and his Pakistani counterpart, leading to the biggest ever contraband haul in Delhi till date with the police stumbling upon a consignment of 150kg of heroin. The module was cracked after cops tracked down a convoy of six cars plying on various routes around Delhi and Amritsar.

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Karnataka trust vote delayed till Monday as guv’s deadlines ignored

High political drama unfolded in Karnataka on Friday with the Congress-JD(S) government defying two deadlines set by governor Vajubhai Vala to demonstrate its majority in the assembly. The governor had yesterday asked the Kumaraswamy-led government to prove its majority on the floor by 1.30pm today. All eyes are now on Governor Vajubhai Vala on his next course of action.

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