Villages

  • Well water in Goa beach villages has worms: Public Works Department Minister 3 days ago

    Panaji: Well water in tourism-oriented coastal Goan villages is so bad that it is infested with worms, Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar said on Friday. "In Calangute, if you put your hand in the water, germs cling on to your hands," said Dhavalikar, whose ministry is responsible for collection, treatment...
  • Have you heard of an Indian village that boasts of 220 pairs of twins? 10 villages in India with the most unusual stories 1 week ago

    Don't be surprised if you visit the village Bhadrapura, ask for coffee and get to meet a man claiming to be the coffee you're looking for. The nomadic tribe 'Hakki-Pakki' in Bhadrapura names children after everyday things here. If you thought this was unusual, you need to visit 'The Twin...
  • Border villages across the Ravi river have been cut off by flood waters September 7, 2014

    Gurdaspur: At least six border villages across the Ravi river remained cut off following flooding of the Basanter Nullah. The affected villages are Ghania ke Bet, Kassowal, Puranawal, Lallowal Gunia, Saharanpur and Mansore. The flood waters also breached an embankment on the Indian side after the flow of water increased sharply following...
  • Pillanji to be developed as model village by Meenakshi Lekhi September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi on Thursday adopted Old Pilanji village in her constituency to develop it as a model village under a scheme envisaged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "Following the appeal of PM Modi during Independence Day address, I have today adopted Old Pilanji village to develop...
  • 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,...
  • Bail plea of Muzaffarnagar riots accused rejected August 21, 2014

    A local court has rejected the bail plea of six persons accused of killing three locals in Lank village during the riots in the district in September last year. Additional District and Sessions Judge Jitender Kumar on Wednesday rejected the bail plea of six accused Satbir, Arun Kumar, Ravinder, Ramvir, Pradeep...
  • Mother, daughter die of snake bite in Ballia August 20, 2014

    A mother-daughter duo was killed due to snake bite in Ojhwalia village in Ballia, police said. Indu Devi (35) and her daughter Reena (14) were bitten by the snake on Tuesday in their field in Dubhar area, they said. Both of them died on the spot, they added. ...
  • 13 fall ill after consuming 'prasad' in Kanpur August 20, 2014

    Thirteen persons of a family, including seven children, on Tuesday fell ill allegedly after consuming 'prasad' in Bilhaur area of Kanpur district. All persons are admitted to Bilhaur Community health centre where condition of the four children are stated to be critical, SDM, Bilhaur Shailendra Bhatia said. The family, residing in Uttaripura...
  • 20 killed, two injured as train rams into autorickshaw August 18, 2014

    Twenty people, including eight children, were killed on Monday when a speeding train rammed into a packed autorickshaw at a railway crossing between Semra and Sugauli stations in Bihar's East Champaran district, the police said. The mishap took place at a manned railway crossing at Chinauta village when Dehradun-bound Rapti Ganga...
  • PM envisages 24x7 electricity for all villages August 16, 2014

    Solapur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday the government was planning to provide each village in India with 24-hour electricity through a national network of roads, power transmission, power and water grids. "Electricity is produced and supplied, but the task of saving it is also important. Saving electricity is equal...
  • 1 killed, 2 injured in fire accident August 15, 2014

    A woman was killed and two others injured in a fire accident in Gopiganj area in Bhadohi, police said. Sonam Devi (25) caught fire while cooking food in Turantpur village late on Thursday evening, Station Officer (SO) Anjani Kumar Mishra said. In a bid to save Sonam, her husband Pradeep Seth and...
  • Mob justice: Two lynched by villagers near Ghatshila August 14, 2014

    Two miscreants were lynched by villagers in Chitreshwar village, about 90 km from Jamshedpur, under Barsol police station in Ghatsila sub-divisional of East Singhbhum, a senior police officer on Thursday said. One of the victims was identified as notorious criminal Dinesh Rana, while the identity of the other victim was yet...
  • Two men abduct, gangrape 15-year-old girl August 14, 2014

    A 15-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by two youths in Bhari village of Shamli district, police said. The girl was returning from a shop when the two youth identified as Javed and Mukaram kidnapped her and took her to a vacant house where they allegedly raped her on Wednesday. The girl's brother...
  • Paramour kills widow after she objects to his relationship with her 18-year-old daughter August 14, 2014

    A woman was allegedly strangulated to death by her paramour and three others in Bilaspur village in Muzaffarnagar when she opposed the accused's relationship with her daughter, police said. "The four accused identified as Ramvir, Anuj, Satish and Arjun were arrested on Wednesday," SP City Sharvan Kumar told reporters. The 35-year-old widow's...
  • Accused of black magic, woman forced to eat human excreta, paraded naked August 13, 2014

    A woman in a village in Bihar's Katihar district was forced by some people to eat human excreta and was paraded naked after being branded a witch, police said Wednesday. Kania Devi, a middle-aged woman, was abused and beaten in Sakraili village, about 150 km from here, on suspicion of practicing...
  • 26-year-old woman gangraped, dumped half-naked near canal August 14, 2014

    A 26-year-old married woman was allegedly gangraped by four unidentified youth, who dumped her in a half-naked and unconscious state near a canal in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur district, police said. The crime took place on Monday evening near Belsari village when the victim was returning from her friend's place, Bilaspur Additional Superintendent...
  • 10-year-old girl killed by stepmother for refusing to cook food August 13, 2014

    A 10-year-old girl was allegedly killed by her mentally unstable stepmother for not cooking food, police said on Tuesday. Deepshikha was killed by her 50-year-old stepmother Kamlesh in Nanglasheikh village of Meerut district on Monday. According to police, Kamlesh had asked Deepshikha to prepare food in the morning, which the girl did...
  • 209 villages still marooned in Odisha, flood toll 46 August 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Though the flood situation substantially improved in the Mahanadi river system, over two lakh people in 209 villages remained marooned while the death toll mounted to 46 in Odisha on Wednesday, officials said. "We are optimistic that water will recede from all the villages in the next two days," Deputy...
  • Naxal carrying a reward of Rs 20,000 on his head arrested August 12, 2014

    A hardcore Maoist carrying a reward of Rs 20,000 on his head was arrested during a search operation in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Narayanpur district, police said. The cadre, Lakhmu (38), was apprehended from a forest near his native Kumnar village under Kurusnar police limits by the district force on Monday, Narayanpur Additional...
  • Baran: 7 killed, 3 injured as wall collapses due to heavy rains August 12, 2014

    Seven members of a family were killed and three others severely injured, when a wall of the house they were living in collapsed during heavy rains at Kalmanda village in Baran district, police said. Ten members of the family were having a meal last evening when the wall of their house...
  • Syringes recovered from the rooms of Indian athletes at CWG 2014: report August 12, 2014

    India's campaign at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has followed an embarrassing news that the authorities at the Games Village recovered needles and syringes from the rooms of Indian athletes, a report in the Times of India has revealed. According to the report, the housekeeping staff at the...
  • Unidentified criminals abduct, murder 2 school teachers August 10, 2014

    Two teachers, both siblings, have been abducted and murdered in Gumla district, the police said on Sunday. Prakash Toppo, a teacher with the Ghaghra Bansari Middle School, was returning home in bike on Wednesday last when he was abducted by unidentified persons near Toto village, Superintendent of Police Bhimsen Tuti told...
  • RLD activist murdered in Muzaffarnagar over land dispute August 10, 2014

    A Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) activist and farmer was allegedly murdered by his brother and his two sons over some land dispute at Datiyana village under Chapar police station in the Muzaffarnagar, police said on Sunday. The incident took place on Saturday when Rishraj (55) had gone to his field following...
  • Meerut rape: UP Woman Commission team meets victim August 7, 2014

    A team of the UP State Women Commission on Thursday met the 20-year-old girl who was allegedly raped and forcibly converted to another religion at Sarawa village in Kharkhauda area here. Chairperson of the commission Zarina Usmani said she inquired about the incident from the victim, her family members and...
  • Most victims return to villages from relief camps after Kosi flood alert withdrawal August 6, 2014

    Most of the people who had taken shelter in the relief camps in Supaul, Madhepura and Saharsa district of Bihar on Wednesday returned to their villages following the withdrawal of flash flood alert in the Kosi river by the state government on Tuesday. "The 1.14 lakh people stationed in relief camps...
  • Meerut rape case: BJP blames Samajwadi government of shielding the accused August 6, 2014

    Serawa village in Uttar Pradesh has become the centre of politics due to the rape and conversion allegation. A probe into the case reveals a number of discrepancies in the complaint of the victim. The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) which had taken up the case from the beginning, blames the...
  • Neighbours abduct, gangrape 15-year-old girl; booked August 6, 2014

    A 15-year-old girl was allegedly abducted and gangraped by her neighbours in Kankar Keda village in Meerut, police said. The incident took place on Sunday when the girl who had gone to a nearby market was abducted by her neighbours Wasim and Idreesh, police said, adding, they took her to an...
  • Mob assaults two policemen, snatch revolver and mobile phone August 6, 2014

    A mob today assaulted two policemen and snatched a service revolver and a mobile phone at Chaphari Sel village in Purnea district. The incident occurred when the Phakla police station house officer Aslam Sher Ansari and a constable had gone to the village to arrest a dacoity case accused Md Mokhatar...
  • 28-year-old woman poisoned to death by in-laws over dowry August 6, 2014

    A 28-year-old woman was allegedly murdered by her in-laws for dowry at Buara village under Khatoli Police Station in Muzaffarnagar district, police said. Neha, wife of Zail Singh was poisoned to death yesterday by her in-laws, SHO, Gajender Singh said, adding, police has registered a case against seven persons including Singh on...
  • Diamonds worth Rs 30 lakh stolen from Delhi recovered August 6, 2014

    Two diamonds worth about Rs 30 lakh allegedly stolen by three women from Delhi were recovered from a village in Rajgarh, police said. The two diamonds were stolen recently by three women, identified as Rachna, Shabana and Mewa, from near a jewellery showroom at South Extension area in the national capital,...