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  • 3 beheaded in southern Brazil prison riot 1 week ago

    Sao Paulo: Three prisoners were beheaded and at least five other people were injured in a riot that erupted in a southern Brazilian prison, authorities said. Inmates of the prison in the city of Cascavel, took at least two agents and several other inmates hostage in the uprising, said military...
  • Scindia School sets up panel to probe alleged ragging of Bihar Minister's son August 24, 2014

    Gwalior: The Scindia School management on Saturday issued a statement expressing their grief and shock over the incident where a student was found unconscious in the dormitory on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 around 9PM. "The cause of the incident is being investigated by a special committee set up by the...
  • Local polls announced in Taiwan August 22, 2014

    Taipei: Electoral authorities in Taiwan on Thursday announced the island's local polls in which over 10,000 public officials will be elected by November 29. The island, for the first time, will be concurrently electing seven levels of local government officials, ranging from mayors of the six municipalities of Taipei, New Taipei,...
  • 'Your building doesn't have a swimming pool? You're such a servant, bro!' S**t every Bombay dude says August 21, 2014

    The upper middle-class and the affluent in Mumbai have a language that is unique to them. From being spoilt for choice with one dance-music gigs after another, to being the most stylish and fast paced city in India, Mumbai has seen it and done it all.Mumbai boys have their unique...
  • Caught on camera: Group of people harass, beat up a local train passenger in Mumbai August 8, 2014

    Mumbai: In a shocking incident in Mumbai, a group of people harassed and beat up a man on a local train. The passenger had boarded the train from Churchgate station to Dahanu and was planning to get off at Bhayander. A group of passengers confronted him and asked him why...
  • Man electrocuted while withdrawing money from ATM on outskirts of Delhi August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: A man was electrocuted on Saturday while he was withdrawing money from ATM. The incident took place in Holambi Kala village on the outskirts of Delhi. The pole outside the ATM was exposed due to the rain leading to the electrocution. Locals are on a dharna demanding action against the...
  • Explosion near residence of Mizoram Parliament Secretary August 1, 2014

    Aizawl: A powerful explosion took place near the residence of the Mizoram Parliamentary Secretary for Home in Mission Veng locality early on Friday morning but there was no report of any casualty, police said. The explosion, suspected to be caused by gelatin, damaged the main gate and brick fencing of...
  • Tata Indicom launches 1 paisa per second plan for local, STD calls from Delhi July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Tata Indicom launched 1 paisa per second charge for all STD and mobile calls for its Delhi subscribers and offered extra talk time and SMS. Tata Indicom, the CDMA brand of Tata Teleservices in Delhi circle, today announced an exciting pre pay voucher for its subscribers. "The Plan Voucher (PV)...
  • Nepal to hold local elections in January July 15, 2014

    Kathmandu: Nepal will hold local elections in January 2015 after a gap of 16 years, Deputy Prime Minister Bam Dev Gautam said on Tuesday. The elections for the leadership of local bodies -- village development committees and municipalities -- should have been held every five years. But due to political instability,...
  • Gujarat: Mother-daughter die after consuming local cold drink July 14, 2014

    Rajkot: A woman and her three-year-old daughter died after allegedly consuming a locally-made cold drink at their residence in Laxmivadi area on Sunday, police said. Forty-year-old Rekha Dhana and her minor daughter Hemangi started vomiting after consuming a local brand of cold drinks, LR Gohil, Police Sub-Inspector of Bhaktinagar police station...
  • Rainfall to increase in the next two days: MeT July 12, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Director of the Meteorological department Charan Singh on Saturday said that rainfall to likely increase in the next two days. "Some global and local factors are together responsible for the low rainfall activity," he said. ...
  • Mumbai waterlogged after 2 days of non-stop rain, lakes not yet full July 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Following incessant rain in Mumbai, chronic flooding spots like Hindmata, Mahim junction, Kurla west and Chembur have been waterlogged. The BMC disaster management, however, has maintained that the situation is under control. It has been raining incessantly since the last two days in Mumbai. The lakes though haven't filled up...
  • Mumbai local train commuters expect relief from rush in new budget July 7, 2014

    With just a day left for the new government to present its maiden budget, railway commuters traveling in Mumbai local trains hope that the government will launch new trains to effectively reduce the rush and thereby make it a bit easier for the daily commuters. ...
  • Heavy rainfall throws Mumbai out of gear, local trains running late July 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Heavy rainfall in Mumbai overnight and early on Wednesday morning has made life difficult for residents of the city. While areas in South Mumbai like Colaba received no rainfall, suburbs like Santa Cruz received 105 milimetres rainfall. Local trains in Mumbai are running late as water has accumulated on...
  • 25-year-old man hangs himself from a ceiling fan in Muzaffarnagar July 2, 2014

    A 25-year-old youth allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in his house, police said. The incident took place on Tuesday evening in Kidwai Nagar locality in Muzaffarnagar, they said. "Furkan's body was found hanging in his house. The caused behind the tragedy is not yet known," Charan Singh...
  • Government may rethink rail fare hike for Mumbai suburban trains June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Pressure is mounting on the Narendra Modi government to scrap the rail fare hike for Mumbai suburban trains. Government sources say that there are concerns after the Bharatiya Janata Party's oldest ally Shiv Sena's criticism in Saamna. Sources say while there can be no rollback of the hike, but the...
  • Rail fare shock: Mumbaikars to shell out over two-times more June 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Already hit hard by the poor and inefficient services, the woes of the suburban rail commuters in the metropolis are going to be compounded further with the season ticket rates going up by more than double across classes. The Narendra Modi-led government on Friday hiked rail fares by a...
  • Watch: Locals oppose to raising the height of Narmada dam June 13, 2014

    The permission to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar dam has created controversy. There has been opposition to the move by locals whose lands will be submerged. The locals who are opposing the dam height being raised said that their life depends on the Narmada river. ...
  • Amazon plans to launch local services marketplace this year: Sources June 11, 2014

    San Francisco: Amazon.com Inc later this year plans to launch a marketplace for local services, a broad term that encompasses anything from babysitters to handymen to birthday clowns, beginning with a single market, several people familiar with the matter said. Amazon aims to gauge demand and test logistics before rolling out...
  • Will explore possibility of having locally-made set-top boxes: Javadekar May 31, 2014

    Panaji: Information and Broadcasting ministry will consult the Finance and Commerce ministries on exploring the possibility of having locally manufactured set- top boxes for continuing the digitization process rather than depending on imports, I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday. The minister said the decision on the issue was pertinent considering...
  • Honour killing: Girl's family members arrested for killing her boyfriend May 27, 2014

    In a suspected case of honour killing, a 26-year-old youth was allegedly shot dead by family members of his girlfriend in Muzaffarnagar, police said on Tuesday. The accused have been arrested, they said. Arif was gunned down by three members of the girl's family, including her two brothers, at Khalapar locality...
  • Two get 10 years jail term for submitting fake documents for government job May 14, 2014

    Two persons, including a woman, have been sentenced to ten years of rigorous imprisonment for submitting fake documents to get a government job in 2008. Additional Session Judge Pradeep Mittal on Tuesday held Arun Chouhan (33) and Vandana (38) guilty under section 420 and 467 and sentenced them to 10 years...
  • CJ Youngistan: Young voters from Haryana demand an end to commuter woes April 27, 2014

    CJ's Runjhun Sharma hops on to a train between Palwal and Delhi to find out about the challenges faced by commuters, their vote and their expectation from the next government. ...
  • Woman gunned down by locality member, body sent to mortuary April 11, 2014

    A woman was shot dead, on Friday, by a man in a locality in Bihar's Munger district, police sources said. Sunaina Devi (40) was on way home after deposing in property-related case when her relative Shankar Pandit shot her from close range near Safiabad airport area, the sources said. She died on...
  • Petrol pump owner shot dead by two unidentified assailants April 7, 2014

    A petrol pump owner was shot dead allegedly by two unidentified assailants in Kadipur area in Sultanpur, police said. The incident took place in Mangrava locality on Monday night when two bike-borne miscreants reached the petrol pump and allegedly opened fire after altercation with petrol pump workers. Ratenesh Kumar Singh (40), owner...
  • 50-year-old woman stabbed to death in Mumbai local train March 22, 2014

    Mumbai: A 50-year-old elderly woman has been stabbed to death in a Mumbai local train on Saturday morning. The incident took place inside the luggage compartment of a Virar-bound local train. Police have filed an FIR in the case against unknown persons. They claim that the victim was a vegetable vendor....
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 20, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Norway ship reaches site of suspected Malaysian plane debris March 20, 2014

    Norwegian car carrier Hoegh St. Petersburg has reached the area in the southern Indian Ocean off Australia where two floating objects, suspected to be debris from the missing Malaysian jetliner, were spotted, the ship's owner said on Thursday. ...
  • Mumbai train accident: One dead, three injured March 20, 2014

    Mumbai: One person died while three others were injured when the coupling between the bogies of a local train broke in Mumbai on Thursday. The incident happened between the Titwala and Ambivali stations. The passengers reportedly jumped off the train in a bid to save themselves and suffered injuries. More details are...
  • Mumbai: Coupling between bogies of train breaks, 3 injured March 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Three passengers on board a local train were injured when the coupling between its bogies broke. The incident reportedly happened between Titwala and Ambivali stations. The passengers reportedly jumped off the train in a bid to save themselves and suffered injuries. More details are awaited. ...