District

  • Curfew will be relaxed in Saharanpur for 12 hours: DM August 3, 2014

    Curfew will be relaxed in violence-hit Saharanpur for 12 hours on Sunday, an official said. "Curfew will be relaxed from 7 am to 7 pm on Sunday," Saharanpur District Magistrate Sandhya Tiwari said here. The situation is getting normal in the district rapidly, she added. Curfew was clamped on last Saturday in Saharanpur...
  • Heavy rains in Gujarat, Valsad district worst affected July 30, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Heavy rains have hit Gujarat in the last 24 hours resulting into waterlogged roads. East Ahmedabad has been the worst affected. Irregular water supply and frequent power cuts has resulted into harassment. Water logging has been reported from the neighbouring district of Vadodara. The situation in Valsad district is...
  • Water level of Ganga on the rise, authorities on high alert July 26, 2014

    The water level of river Ganga is constantly on the rise and is approaching the danger mark due to release of water from Narora dam and heavy rainfall in the hills. The rising water of the Ganga could affect 30 villages along the bank of the river, Additional District Magistrate (ADM)...
  • Jharkhand DCC kicks off campaign for Assembly polls July 19, 2014

    The newly nominated East Singhbhum District Congress Committee (DCC) President, Vijay Khan on Friday kicked off poll preparation for the upcoming assembly election in Jharkhand and launched phase-wise "Congress aap ke dwar" program to selected party candidates. Addressing a maiden press conference at Tilak Pustkalay (Congress Bhawan) here, Khan, accompanied by...
  • Territorial army soldier shot dead by militants July 16, 2014

    Srinagar: Suspected militants shot dead a territorial army soldier on Wednesday outside his house in Kulgam district of south Kashmir. Gowhar Ahmad Mattu, a soldier of 162 Territorial Army battalion, was shot at and critically injured by the militants as soon as he stepped out of his house at Laram-Ganjipora,...
  • Prisoner escapes from police custody while being shifted to hospital, five cops suspended July 15, 2014

    An under-trial prisoner escaped on Tuesday from police custody while being shifted to hospital, following which the five policemen on duty were suspended. The kidnap accused, Saddam Hussain (22), escaped from the custody when policemen were shifting him from Raigarh district hospital to Bilaspur for further treatment, Raigarh Additional Superintendent of...
  • DM directs officials to redress grievances in fifteen days July 15, 2014

    The Amethi district magistrate on Tuesday directed officials of the administration to redress public grievances between seven to fifteen days. District Magistrate Jagat Raj Tripathi said this while presiding over 'Tehsil Divas' and directed concerned officials to be present compulsorily in their offices for the redress of complaints, and maintain quality...
  • Five killed by lightning in West Bengal July 13, 2014

    Kolkata: At least five people were killed and two others seriously injured after they were struck by lightning in West Bengal's Burdwan district on Sunday, police said. According to Superintendent of Police S.M.H. Meerza, all the victims were working in a field when they were hit by lightning. The injured have been...
  • Bodies of abducted people found in Assam July 13, 2014

    Guwahati: The bullet-riddled bodies of four people, who were abducted by suspected Bodo militants in Assam's Baksa district, have been found, while the curfew imposed in some areas was extended, police said on Sunday. Cadres of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) faction opposed to peace talks with the government...
  • Security tightened in Faizabad district court after attack July 11, 2014

    A day after firing and bomb attack on the district court premises in Faizabad, local administration on July 10 beefed up the security in the area. Security has been tightened in the court and adjoining premises of the District Magistrate office, including the office of Faizabad Divisional Commissioner. "16 CCTV cameras have...
  • Top LeT guerrilla killed in Kashmir July 10, 2014

    Srinagar: A top foreign guerrilla of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit was on Wednesday killed in a gunfight with security forces in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir in which a soldier was also injured, police said. Acting on specific information about the presence of some militants at Shah Mohalla Hamla Pati...
  • Three teachers suspended for watching obscene videos in premises of school July 6, 2014

    District administration on Sunday suspended three government teachers for allegedly watching obscene video films in the premises of Panigaon middle school here, an official said. Mathura Basic Shiksa Adhikari Shyam Prakash Yadav said Headmaster Mahavir Prasad, Assistant teacher Mohar Singh and a class IV employee Jayveer Singh were suspended with an...
  • Six Naxals arrested during separate search operations in Chhattisgarh July 2, 2014

    Six Naxals have been arrested during separate search operations in the insurgency-hit areas of Chhattisgarh, police said on Wednesday. Five rebels were apprehended from restive Nibra forests under Rowghat police station limits of Kanker district last evening, Kanker Superintendent of Police R N Dash told PTI. A joint squad of Border Security...
  • Police constable commits suicide, shoots himself with his pistol July 1, 2014

    Apparently depressed over his illness, a police constable allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his pistol. 41-year-old Shokinpal Singh shot himself dead in police lines yesterday, SP (City) Sarvan Kumar told reporters on Tuesday. Singh, who hailed from Jimana village in Baghpat district, was suffering from a disease and was...
  • Three drug smugglers sentenced to 10 years imprisonment July 1, 2014

    Three drug smugglers were sentenced to ten years imprisonment by a local court in Muzaffarnagar. Additional District and Sessions Judge Jitender Kumar also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh each on the convicts Dinesh Kumar, Budh Singh and Taslim on Monday after holding them guilty under the NDPS Act. Police had...
  • Schools in Lucknow to re-open on July 7 due to heatwave June 30, 2014

    With the heatwave continuing unabated in Lucknow and other parts of the state, the schools in the city will now re-open after the summer recess July 7, officials said Monday. District magistrate of Lucknow, Raj Shekhar Sunday ordered extension of the summer vacations by another week, keeping in mind the "extreme...
  • Six tea garden labourers die in Jalpaiguri district June 28, 2014

    Jalpaiguri: At least six tea labourers have died from malnutrition in the last six days at a tea garden in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district. The labourers belonging to the closed Raibur tea garden under Rajganj block of the district died from malnutrition in the last six days, SDO Jalpaiguri Seema...
  • Four Maoists surrender in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Kondagaon district June 26, 2014

    Four Maoists on Thursday surrendered in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Kondagaon district, the police said. The Maoist cadres, including a couple, said that they were disappointed by "ill treatment" of lower rank cadres by senior leaders from Andhra Pradesh and their "exploitation" of tribal women as well as extortion from villagers, Kondagaon Additional...
  • Cabinet Approves Draft of UP Sub Service June 25, 2014

    The state cabinet on Wednesday approved draft of UP Subordinate Service Selection Commission Bill 2014 and the Greater Noida Industrial Development Area Rulebook. As per the draft of the Bill, the Commission would have one chairman and maximum eight members having tenure of five years or till 65 years of age,...
  • KCR asks officials to wage war against poverty in Dalits June 24, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday asked district collectors to work hard to ensure that Dalits are lifted out of poverty and that their living conditions are improved. Addressing a meeting of collectors from ten districts of Telangana here, KCR also announced the launch of a special scheduled...
  • Maharashtra: Social media post causes unrest in Dhule district June 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Members of a minority group protested against a social media post in Dhule district of Maharashtra on Thursday night. People went out of control and pelted stones on state transport buses and damaged properties. The incident happened in Devpur area after the derogatory posts surfaced on Facebook and messages...
  • 11 killed in a road mishap in Karnataka June 19, 2014

    Gadag: Eleven people were killed and 15 injured on Thursday when the tractor in which they were travelling rammed into a lorry near Hulkoti in the district, police said. The victims belong to Koppal district and the mishap occurred when they were returning from an event near Hubli, Gadag Superintendent...
  • Man accused of stalking Sandra Bullock charged with stockpiling guns June 19, 2014

    Reuters: A man accused of breaking into Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock's Los Angeles home pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges that he possessed a stockpile of weapons, the Los Angeles County District Attorney said. Police found the weapons cache, which included several machine guns, at the Montrose, California, home of...
  • Pair plead not guilty to burglary of Miley Cyrus' LA home June 11, 2014

    Reuters: A man and a woman have pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles to burglary and theft among other charges, after a Maserati sports car was stolen from the home of pop singer Miley Cyrus along with jewelry and other items, prosecutors said on Tuesday. Tylor Scott, 19, and Naomi Charles,...
  • Gujarat: Police baton-charge milk producers at Anand plant June 10, 2014

    Anand: Police baton-charged farmers at the Kheda District Milk Producers' Union plant on Tuesday after they created a ruckus alleging disparity in the payment of price difference by the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) to its constituent dairies. GCMMF markets its products under the brand name 'Amul'. The...
  • Trafficking: 59 children from West Bengal to be sent home June 10, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram/Palakkad: More than 100 children from Jharkhand, brought for orphanages in Kerala without proper documents recently, were sent back home while 59 boys from West Bengal would be returned to their home state in the next two days, state government said on Tuesday. A total of 119 children from Jharkhand were...
  • Thane: Two-wheeler Co asked to pay Rs 50,000 for deficient service June 9, 2014

    Thane: A consumer forum has ordered a motorcycle manufacturing company to pay Rs 50,000 compensation to a customer for deficient services. Monesh Mishra, a resident of Vasai town in Thane district, had complained to District Consumer Redressal Forum that on May 5, 2011, his two-wheeler met with an accident as...
  • 17 policemen killed in Yemen attack June 5, 2014

    Aden: Suspected Al Qaeda militants early Thursday attacked a military checkpoint in Yemen and killed at least 17 policemen, an official said. "Assailants of the Al Qaeda group raided a checkpoint in Bayhan district of Shabwa province, killing up to 17 policemen at around 5 a.m.," the official told Xinhua. "Three armoured...
  • Lindsay Lohan's mom loses license for a year after drunken driving June 4, 2014

    Reuters: Dina Lohan, the mother of actress Lindsay Lohan, was sentenced to 100 hours of community service on Tuesday and will lose her driver's license for a year after police caught her speeding on New York's Long Island while drunk. Lohan, 51, was sentenced in Nassau County District Court after pleading...
  • 6 dead, 24 injured as bus overturns in Akabaad June 3, 2014

    Six persons were on Tuesday killed and 24 others injured when a private bus in which they were travelling overturned in Akabaad area in Aligarh, police said. The driver of the ill-fated bus carrying 60 passengers to a "satsang" from Khurja to Aliganj in Etah district lost control at a sharp...