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The big news: Saina Nehwal defeats PV Sindhu to win gold at CWG, and nine other top stories

Other headlines: The BJP MLA accused of rape in Unnao was sent to CBI custody, and India denounced the use of force after air strikes in Syria.

A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Aggressive Saina Nehwal outsmarts PV Sindhu to win a gold medal at CWG: Nehwal won 21-18, 23-21 in 58 minutes to win her second women’s singles crown.
  2. BJP MLA accused in Unnao rape case sent to seven-day CBI custody, woman arrested for allegedly luring girl: The investigative agency had arrested Kuldeep Singh Sengar on Friday after the Allahabad High Court’s orders.   
  3. India denounces use of force in Syria, asks all parties not to escalate tension: ‘Mission accomplished’, says Trump after air strikes on Syria, as China, Russia oppose use of force.
  4. Pravin Togadia quits VHP, announces fast from April 17: This came after his nominee Raghav Reddy was defeated in the election for the post of president.
  5. Ministers who quit J&K Cabinet claim BJP asked them to attend rally in support of Kathua accused: Chander Prakash Ganga, one of the legislators, claimed that his resignation was a ‘sacrifice’ made to save his party’s image. 
  6. Tamil Nadu leader Vaiko’s nephew dies after setting himself on fire in protest over Cauvery dispute: Saravana Suresh had been demanding that Centre form the Cauvery Management Board.
  7. Body of 11-year-old girl found in Surat with 86 injuries, postmortem confirms rape: The police said they were trying to confirm her identity, and have announced a reward for any information about her.
  8. Man allegedly kidnaps, rapes woman in his house for 10 days in Aman Vihar, Delhi: Accused Kuldeep is absconding, and the police are questioning his family members.
  9. Pakistan Army says it test-fired enhanced version of Babur cruise missile: The indigenously developed missile has a range of 700 km, and is a low flying one with ‘certain stealth features’.
  10. Minorities have more rights than the majority, says Union minister Satyapal Singh: He said it was time to revisit the Constitution and implement the rule of law.   
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