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  • Odisha gangrape: Girl's family forced to pay bribe to get her treated 30-07-2013 11:50 AM

    Bhubaneswar: The family of the minor girl, who was allegedly gangraped and set on fire, on Tuesday alleged that they were forced to pay a bribe before the minor could be treated at a government hospital in Cuttack. The family has said that two members of the staff demanded a...
  • Two accused of firing at constable arrested 29-07-2013 11:30 PM

    Two persons, accused of shooting at a constable on July 9, were on Monday arrested during a vehicle checking drive in Loni area here, police said. The accused have been identified as Rajeev and Gopal, aged between 25 and 30 years, they said, adding, six stolen bikes were recovered from...
  • Delhi firing: Doubts persist over police theory 29-07-2013 10:50 PM

    New Delhi: Two days after a drive to check stunt motorcyclists turned into a fatal shooting by the Delhi Police, questions are now being raised. As to whether the shooting was necessary, or worse, if the police pretended the motorcyclists had attacked them to justify the killing. Raising suspicions is...
  • Delhi firing: Video questions police claim of attack on PCR vans 29-07-2013 11:53 AM

    New Delhi: The video footage in the police firing at a biker on Parliament Street has put up a question on the Delhi Police claim that the bikers vandalised their PCR van. As per the footage, there were no bricks present in the night visual but bricks appeared in the...
  • Trader sets employee ablaze in Madhepura 28-07-2013 11:51 PM

    In a shocking incident, a man was allegedly set afire by his employer in a house at Sigheshwar Bazar in Bihar's Madhepura district, police said on Sunday. The victim, identified as Kusheshar Yadav (50), was set on fire by his employer Rajesh Kumar, a trader, last night while he was...
  • Delhi firing: Police say shots were not fired to kill the motorcyclist 28-07-2013 07:58 PM

    New Delhi: A drive to check the growing menace on the Delhi streets turned fatal on Sunday morning when one of the motorcyclists was killed and another injured allegedly in a firing by the Delhi Police at Parliament Street. The Delhi Police claims that tragedy happened when they tried to...
  • Meerut: shocking case of vigilant mob justice 28-07-2013 02:24 PM

    Meerut: 2 youths were beaten up by local residents in Meerut after they were thwarted from stealing bicycles. Reports say that one of the youth fired at the crowd which confronted them. They were beaten up by the crowds after the firing. The police arrived at spot during the incident...
  • Delhi: Firing at Parliament Street, one killed, another injured 28-07-2013 07:41 AM

    New Delhi: One person was killed and another injured when police allegedly opened fire at youngsters to stop them from performing stunts on their motorcycles at Parliament Street in New Delhi on Sunday. The condition of the injured person is said to be stable. According to reports, the person was...
  • Hazaribagh firing incident: Six policemen suspended 27-07-2013 09:52 AM

    Six policemen, including an assistant sub-inspector, have been suspended in connection with the July 23 Pagar police firing incident here in which one person was killed, a police officer said here on Friday. "Six police personnel, including ASI Mukti Narayan Singh, were suspended on July 24 following the incident," Superintendent...
  • CPI calls for state bandh on Jul 29, seeks early passage of Land Acquisition Bill 27-07-2013 08:36 AM

    CPI on Friday demanded early passage of Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill by Parliament and gave a call for Jharkhand shutdown on July 29 in protest against Tuesday's firing incident at Pagar village of the district. "There should not be any attempt to acquire land anywhere in the country...
  • Flood alert in four districts, 60 school boys rescued 27-07-2013 01:57 AM

    With incessant rain raising water level in two major rivers, Odisha government on Friday asked collectors of four northern districts to keep a vigil on the situation, even as fire brigade personnel rescued 60 boys from a state run ashram school in Mayurbhanj district. "We have rescued 60 male students...
  • MLAs demand action against NTPC officials over police firing in Hazaribagh 26-07-2013 08:10 PM

    Several members cutting across the party lines in Jharkhand Assembly on Friday demanded action against the management of the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) following Tuesday's police firing in Hazaribagh district that claimed a life. Supporting BJP MLA Uma Shankar Akela's demand for an adjournment motion to debate on the...
  • Pagar police firing: Hemant Soren appoints 2-member team to probe incident 26-07-2013 12:01 PM

    A two-member high-level team has been appointed by the Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren to probe the police firing that claimed a life at Pagar village in Hazaribagh district on Tuesday. North Chhotanagpur Divisional Commissioner Nitin Madan Kulkarni and Inspector-General of Police (Bokaro range) Murari Lal Meena will inquire into...
  • Ayodhya: 1 person killed, 2 injured in Hanumangarhi temple firing 22-07-2013 01:08 PM

    Ayodhya: One person was killed and two others critically injured in a firing between rival group of priests following a dispute over property and the money collected from devotees in Hanumangarhi temple. The temple is situated near the Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri mosque site. The two groups, being led by Mahant Bhavnath Das...
  • Asiana air crash: Teen crushed to death by a truck during rescue work 20-07-2013 10:07 AM

    California: As the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 burned, Ye Meng Yuan was lying on the ground just 30 feet away, buried by the firefighting foam rescue workers were spraying to douse the flames. No one knows exactly how the 16-year-old Chinese student got to that spot, but officials say...
  • J&K: Situation remains tense after 4 people died in Ramban BSF firing 20-07-2013 07:52 AM

    Srinagar: The Kashmir valley continues to remain tense after four people were killed and several others were injured in a BSF firing in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir. The Amarnath Yatra has been suspended temporarily, while the state government has now orderd a magisterial probe. Traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu...
  • J&K: Ramban BSF firing toll reaches 4, fresh protests in Chenab valley 19-07-2013 01:54 PM

    Srinagar: The death toll in the BSF firing in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban has climbed to four while 25 others have been injured. Fresh protests also took place in the Chenab Valley on Friday. The Amarnath Yatra has also been halted following tension and protests in Ramban. The BSF troops...
  • Fire strikes panic at Patna hospital where Chhapra kids were being treated 19-07-2013 01:14 PM

    Patna: There was a small fire in Patna hospital where the children affected by the mid day meal tragedy were being treated. Children being treated for food poisoning were evacuated. There was panic at the hospital after the minor fire due to a short circuit in an air-conditioning unit, following...
  • J&K: BSF opens fire at protesters in Ramban, 4 dead 18-07-2013 12:40 PM

    Jammu: The Border Security Force on Thursday opened fire at a group of protesters in Ramban, leaving four people dead. Reports say the BSF opened fire in self defence on angry locals who attacked their camp. The locals allege that BSF personnel barged into a local mosque on Wednesday night...
  • Fire at secretariat in Srinagar under control 11-07-2013 09:58 AM

    Srinagar: A major fire broke out in the annexe of the Civil Secretariat building in Srinagar on Thursday morning. Ten to 15 fire tenders, which were immediately rushed to the spot, have now brought the fire under control. There have been no reports of casualties or injuries. "The fire at...
  • Vijayawada: Police officer opens fire inside police station, 1 killed 08-07-2013 01:01 PM

    Vijayawada: At least four people were injured and one killed when two police officers allegedly opened fire at them inside a police station in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada. The accused police official identified as Inspector Bangaraju opened fire on group of people who had come to the police station in connection...
  • Mumbai: Fire at Ballard Pier Exchange building 03-07-2013 11:39 AM

    Mumbai: A fire broke out at Ballard Pier Exchange building, which houses several Central Government offices, in South Mumbai on Wednesday morning at around 11:30 am. The fire started on the third floor of the building and 12 fire tenders were sent to douse the fire. There are no reports...
  • First Firefox OS-based smartphone to be launched on Tuesday for $99 01-07-2013 04:58 PM

    New Delhi: Mozilla announced that the regional launches of the first Firefox OS smartphones will begin soon. Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica will release the first Firefox OS devices - the Alcatel One Touch Fire and the ZTE Open. In a tweet, Telefonica has announced that the ZTE Open, one of...
  • US: 19 firefighters die battling deadly Arizona fire 01-07-2013 10:17 AM

    Yarnell: Gusty, hot winds blew an Arizona blaze out of control Sunday in a forest northwest of Phoenix, overtaking and killing 19 members of an elite fire crew in the deadliest wildfire involving firefighters in the US for at least 30 years. The "hotshot" firefighters were forced to deploy their...
  • Pakistani troops fire on Indian posts across LoC 27-06-2013 03:40 AM

    New Delhi: Pakistani troops opened fire on Indian posts in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. The "unprovoked" firing lasted for 30 minutes. Indian soldiers fired in retaliation. No casualities were reported, official sources said. "Pakistani troops opened fire on Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC)...
  • J&K: PM, Sonia reach Kishtwar amidst tight security 25-06-2013 10:50 AM

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi has reached Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday amidst tight security. The city has been turned into a fortress for PM's visit, a day after a brazen attack by Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists, ambushing an Army convoy killing eight jawans....
  • A day after attack on Army, tight security in Srinagar for PM's visit 25-06-2013 08:16 AM

    Srinagar: Srinagar has been turned into a fortress for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit, a day after a brazen attack by Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists, ambushing an Army convoy killing eight jawans. The major security breach happened on Monday, a day before Prime Minister's scheduled two-day visit along with UPA Chairperson...
  • Indonesia president apologises for Southeast Asia smog 25-06-2013 07:15 AM

    Jakarta: Indonesia's president has apologised for the raging forest fires that have blanketed its neighbours Singapore and Malaysia with thick smog in Southeast Asia's worst air pollution crisis in 16 years. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said Indonesia was doing everything it could to contain the fires on the island of...
  • Bihar: 5 persons killed in police firing in Bagaha city 24-06-2013 08:13 PM

    Bagaha: Five persons were on Monday killed in a police firing in Bagaha city in Bihar. A police team had gone to Katharawa village to probe a murder case of a youth when a mob started pelting stones on the police team which opened fire, Additional Director General of Police...