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13 school children killed in UP accident

April 26, 2018

GORAKHPUR/NEW DELHI: Thirteen school children were killed and six others seriously injured on Thursday when a train hit their van at an unmanned railway crossing in Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar, police said. Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Kushinagar district, Akhilesh Kumar told that one child and the driver of the van were in critical conditi...

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Chennai students drown in Pune dam

April 26, 2018

PUNE (MAHARASHTRA): Three teenagers of a Chennai school who were here on a summer camp, have drowned in a village dam, a police officer said on Thursday. They were part of a team of around 20 boys from ECS Matriculation School, Chennai, who arrived here for the summer camp in Mulshi taluka, along with four teachers. Though the details of the inci...

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Sportswoman accuses Karnataka doctor of rape, probe on

April 21, 2018

KOLHAPUR (MAHARASHTRA): A prominent international level sportswoman from Maharashtra has accused a Karnataka doctor of raping her for two years, police said. According to Investigating Officer Dilip Tibile of Karveer Police Station, the complaint was received earlier this week from the 33-year-old sportswoman against a doctor living in Gulbarga to...

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Centre proposes death penalty for childrens' rapists

April 20, 2018

NEW DELHI: The Central government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it is proposing the death penalty for those convicted of raping children below the age of 12. The proposal has come in the backdrop of nationwide outrage over the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir, and sexual assault of a teenager in Unna...

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Man Burns Rs 5 Lakh Cash he Stole to Get Married

April 20, 2018

SEHORE (MP): A man allegedly stole Rs 6.74 lakh cash to marry a woman he loved but when she refused, he burnt Rs 5 lakh in anger, the police said on Friday. Jitendra Goyal, a 22-year-old cashier in a finance company, was arrested on Thursday for the theft, which reportedly took place on Wednesday, the police said. Goyal had allegedly taken away R...

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SC rejects plea for SIT probe into Judge Loya's death

April 19, 2018

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed petition seeking SIT probe into the death of Judge Loya who was earlier holding trial in the Shorabuddin Sheikh staged shoot out case. Holding that there was absolutely no merit in the petition, a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, said that J...

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Kathua rape and murder: Ex-J&K minister stages protest march

April 17, 2018

JAMMU: Former Jammu and Kashmir minister Choudhary Lal Singh staged a protest march here on Tuesday demanding a CBI probe in the Kathua rape and murder case. Singh stepped down as the Forest Minister along with Chander Prakash Ganga, who held the industries portfolio in the PDP-BJP government, after a public outcry over their participation in Hind...

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Sushma Swaraj condoles death of four of Indian family in US

April 17, 2018

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday condoled the death of four members of an Indian family in the US who were reported missing earlier this month. "My heartfelt condolences on the tragic deaths of Sandeep Thotapilly, Soumya and their two children," Sushma Swaraj tweeted. Stating that all the four bodies have been recover...

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Shutdown in Andhra over special status hits normal life

April 16, 2018

AMARAVATI: Normal life came to a standstill in Andhra Pradesh on Monday as the day-long shutdown called in demand for the special status category to the state evoked near total response. Shops and business establishment and educational institutions remained closed, while buses of state-owned Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC)...

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All 5 accused in Makkah Masjid blast case acquitted

April 16, 2018

HYDERABAD: A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court here on Monday acquitted all five accused in the 2007 Makkah Masjid bomb blast case. Eleven years after the powerful explosion killed nine people and injured more than 50 during the Friday prayers near the iconic Charminar here, the court held that none of the charges framed against th...

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