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IAF’s MiG-21 crashes in Rajasthan

3 civilians killed, pilot safe JAIPUR, MAY 8: A MiG 21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed on a house in the Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan on Monday, leaving 3 women dead and as many others injured on the ground, police said. The pilot ejected from the plane and is undergoing treatment at the Suratgarh military hospital, IG, Bikaner range, Om Prakash said. The pilot made all efforts to avert human casualties and crash-landed the plane on the outskirts of a village, he said. "Three women have...
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NCW forms fact-finding team to probe into ‘auction’ of girls in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara

New Delhi, October 28: The National Commission for Women on Friday formed a two-member fact-finding team to look into allegations of auctioning off of girls for loan repayment in Rajasthan's Bhilwara district, it said in a release. The women's panel said it had come across several media reports about girls being auctioned off to settle disputes over loan repayments in Bhilwara. It has been reported that in many settlements, girls are sold into prostitution on stamp paper. In some cases, their mothers are raped on the diktat of 'khap' (caste)...
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