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News18 Evening Digest: Dera Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Gets Life Imprisonment And Other Top Stories

The special CBI court in Panchkula last week had held Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and four others guilty in the case. (PTI/File)

The special CBI court in Panchkula last week had held Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and four others guilty in the case. (PTI/File)

These are the top stories we are covering this evening: Dera Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Gets Life Imprisonment in Murder Case; China Denies Report of Hypersonic Missile Test; Rajasthan HC Dismisses Plea Seeking Cancellation of REET 2021; Air India Revival to Help Boost Delhi Airport Hub Traffic by 25%: DIAL Chief; Anushka Sharma Misses Virat Kohli as He is Quarantined in UAE; Dale Steyn Cheekily Expresses Intent to Serve as Team India's New Bowling Coach.

Dera Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Gets Life Imprisonment in 2002 Murder of Ex-Manager

Aspecial Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Haryana’s Panchkula on Monday sentenced Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, who was earlier convicted of conspiring to murder his former manager Ranjit Singh in 2002, to life imprisonment. Along with Ram Rahim, the court also sentenced four others Jasbir Singh, Sabdil Singh, Krishan Lal and Inder Sain to life imprisonment. READ MORE

China Denies Report of Hypersonic Missile Test, Says ‘Tested Space Vehicle’

China tested a space vehicle in July, not a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile as reported by the Financial Times, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Monday. Quoting five people familiar with the matter, the Financial Times reported on Saturday that China had tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile that flew through space, circling the globe before cruising down toward its target, which it missed by about two dozen miles.. The paper said the feat had “caught U.S. intelligence by surprise". READ MORE

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Air India Revival to Help Boost Delhi Airport Hub Traffic by 25 Percent, Says DIAL Chief

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Anushka Sharma Misses Virat Kohli as He is Quarantined in UAE: ‘Love in Time of Bubble Life’

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Dale Steyn Cheekily Expresses Intent to Serve as Team India’s New Bowling Coach

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first published:October 18, 2021, 17:36 IST