August, 2010


Indore Vehicle Lifters Busted

Indore  —  Two members of a gang of vehicle lifters were arrested and nine stolen dumpers and two trucks were seized from them, police said. Acting on a tip-off, the crime branch arrested Sohail Khan and Madan Verma and seized the vehicles. The gang members stole the vehicles from Maharashtra’s Nasik, Thane and Jalgaon towns before bringing them to Indore. They sold the vehicles after tampering the chassis numbers, police said. Share +1 Tweet PinShares 0

MP Cabinet Okays Air Links between Four Major Cities

Bhopal  —  The Madhya Pradesh cabinet on Wednesday okayed a proposal to link the State’s major cities through an air service, operated by private players. The service will link Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Gwalior and Satna during the first phase. A policy to the effect has also been endorsed. The cabinet also decided to constitute a separate Aviation Cell at the Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation, to look after arrangements for seat reservations, compensate VAT for aircraft fuel among other things. As per the decision, an open tender will beRead More

Swine Flu Returns to MP, Three Dead

Bhopal  —  After a lull of three months, the deadly H1N1 virus is again active in Madhya Pradesh, claiming three lives in the month of August so far, said reports citing a top Health Department official on Wednesday. Twenty-two positive cases have been reported in the state. “Two persons in Jabalpur and one in Indore died of swine flu this month and 22 others were suffering from this disease,” Health Department Joint Director BM Chauhan was quoted as saying by agencies. No case of the dreaded disease was reported inRead More

Aunty Lunges for Bipasha’s Lips

And if you thought John Abraham was the ultimate object of feminine desires, think again! Bipasha Basu too figures on the ladies’ wish list, as the curvy Jism star recently discovered, to her chagrin. Though, the dusky bong bombshell has had to put up with manhandling and clawing as part of the trimmings for her sexy image, the doe-eyed beauty was in for a major surprise when a middle aged aunty pulled her down and almost placed her lips on Billo Rani’s. Luckily, Bipasha managed to pull herself away inRead More

37 Killed as Truck Swerves into Gorge in Himachal

At least 37 people, including 21 women and seven children, were killed and an equal number were injured when an overcrowded truck skidded off the road and fell into a 200-foot deep gorge in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday, said reports citing the police. The victims, mostly from Sudhani village, were on their way home after attending a ceremony when the truck ferrying them fell into a gorge near Guru Kotha village in Balh Valley at around 5 pm, some 175 km from state capital Shimla. Most victimsRead More

UN Secretary General Saddened by Death of Indian Troops in Congo

UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has offered his “sincere condolences” to the Indian government and families of the three Indian soldiers who were killed on Wednesday in an attack on the UN peacekeeping forces in Congo. “The secretary-general is saddened by the deaths of three Indian peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), Ban said in a statement on Wednesday. The UN chief offered his “sincere condolences” to the government of India and families of the peacekeepers and called on the governmentRead More

Militants Clash with Pak Forces amid Floods

Utilizing the flooding chaos militants in Pakistan clashed with police overnight, authorities said on Wednesday, as international donations for the millions of victims picked pace three weeks after the deluge began, say reports. Senior meteorologist Arif Mahmood said floodwaters won’t fully recede until the end of the month, and existing river torrents were still head to cities such as Hyderabad and Sukkur in the south. But said there were no heavy rains forecast for the week. The floods have already submerged thousands of villages, killed around 1,500 people and affectedRead More

Mamata Sticks to Lalgarh Remarks, May Play Mediator

Sticking to her guns, Union minister for railways and chief of the Trinamool Congress (TC) chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday dug in her heels over her controversial remarks, claiming the killing of Maoist leader Azad was a murder, much to embarrassment of the Congress-led Union government. Mamata however clarified that she made the remarks as a party leader and not in her capacity as a Union minister at the Lalgarh rally on August 9. The statement had evoked a strong response from the main Opposition BJP and Left parties, whoRead More

Madani in, Investigations on, Judiciary to Decide: K’taka DGP

A day after PDP leader Abdul Naseer Madani was arrested from Kerala for alleged involvement in the Bangalore serial blasts, Karnataka police chief Ajai Kumar Singh said, “We have succeeded in bringing Madani to Karnataka.” Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Singh said, “Investigation will continue and in case any other person is found involved, we will arrest them too.” He said except the Bangalore blasts, no other case is pending against the PDP chief in Karnataka. Responding to queries over whether the police would be able to prove charges againstRead More

Three Indian UN Peacekeepers Hacked to Death in Congo

Suspected rebels hacked to death three Indian UN peacekeepers in their camp in Kirumba, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, said agencies citing the Indian and Congolese armies on Wednesday. Seven other Indian troops were also injured in the attack, which was blamed on the Mai-Mai, a Congolese militant force. “At about 1.50am (2350 GMT), under the cover of darkness, the Unit Company Operating Base at Kirumba was approached by five innocent looking civilians,” the Indian army was quoted as saying in a statement. “They asked the post forRead More