Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

 

One more farmer commits suicide in Madhya Pradesh

Five persons had died in police firing in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh on June 6

Khargone: Apparently distressed over debts, one more farmer allegedly committed suicide in Madhya Pradesh, which witnessed a violent agitation by cultivators last month. Takesingh (55), who had consumed poison on July 4 died this morning, said police. The incident took place at Ajangaon Pipliya in Khargone district, about 340 kilometers from the state capital. While the family members of Takesingh said he took the extreme step due to the debt burden and failure of crops, police said investigation into the matter was currently underway. “He was under duress due toRead More


Indore woman alleges rape after husband loses her in gambling

The woman registered a complaint during a weekly public hearing organised by police on Tuesday

Indore: A 38-year-old woman has claimed she was raped by two men after her husband “lost her” to them in a game of gambling in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore, police said on Wednesday. The woman registered a complaint during a weekly public hearing organised by police on Tuesday. However, a case is yet to be registered. The woman alleged that sometime back her husband “lost her” in a gambling bet to two people. Later the men allegedly raped her claiming they had “won her from her husband” who had put her at stakeRead More


11 migrant workers hailing from India and Bangladesh die in Saudi house fire

Fire engulfed a windowless house killing the residents on Wednesday

Riyadh: Eleven migrant labourers died of asphyxiation in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday in a fire that engulfed the windowless house they shared, Saudi authorities said. “Firefighters put out a blaze in an old house lacking windows for ventilation. Eleven people died of asphyxiation, and six others were injured” in the southern province of Najran, the civil defence said in a tweet. The casualties all hailed from India and Bangladesh, it said. Nine million foreigners work in the kingdom, many of them from South Asia, according to the last official figures released inRead More


Attack on pilgrims in Amarnath: Manhunt on in Kashmir to nab mastermind Abu Ismail

Ismail, who is a Pakistani local, has been active in Kashmir for several years

Jammu: A couple of days after a cowardly attack on Amarnath pilgrims, a massive manhunt is underway in Jammu and Kashmir to nab Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Abu Ismail who plotted the attack. On June 10 a bus carrying Amarnath pilgrims were attacked killing seven pilgrims and injuring several others in Anantnag district. Security officials believe that the attack on Amarnath pilgrims, a first in 17 years, shows that terrorists were desperate to seek revenge after killings of several Lashkar militants including top commander Bashir Lashkari in an encounter with securityRead More


Mob surrounds posh Noida neighbourhood after maid found in employer’s car

Zohra went missing on Tuesday after which her family and neighbours started protesting

New Delhi: A mob of few villagers surrounded a housing society in Noida’s Sector 78 and pelted stones on Wednesday. The mob consisted of domestic help and daily wage labours. They were protesting alleged atrocity on one of their neighbours, who used to work as domestic help in the housing society. Media reports said that residents of Mahagun Moderne society were shocked to see villagers entering the society premises with rods. They accused that a maid was beaten up by one of the residents of Mahagun Moderne society. She wasRead More


Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia unhurt as stage collapses at his rally

The incident took place at around 3 pm in Birpur area of Sheopur district

Sheopur: Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday escaped unhurt when the stage from which he was to address a farmers’ rally collapsed. The incident took place at around 3 pm in Birpur area of Sheopur district. The stage collapsed due to overcrowding when Scindia was yet to start his speech, district superintendent of police Saket Pandey told a news agency. Nobody was injured, he said. Unfazed by the incident, Scindia addressed the rally where he blasted the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh for the plight of farmers. Scindia is holding farmers’Read More


HC refuses to stay EC order disqualifying Narottam Mishra

EC had disqualified Mishra from being the member of the state assembly on a compliant by Congress leader Rajendra Bharti

Jabalpur: The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Tuesday refused to stay an Election Commission’s order divesting state minister and BJP leader Narottam Mishra of the assembly membership. A division bench of Chief Justice Hemant Gupta refused to give interim relief to Mishra and adjourned hearing on his plea against the poll panel’s last month order. The bench also adjourned the hearing on a plea filed by journalist Surendra Dubey on a related issue too. The Election Commission unseated Datia MLA Mishra last month for three years for filing wrong accountsRead More


16 killed in fiery Marine plane crash in rural Mississippi

The Marines gave no immediate details on the cause of the crash

Itta Bena: A Marine Corps refueling plane crashed and burned in a soybean field in the Mississippi Delta, killing all 16 military members aboard in a wreck that scattered debris for miles and sent a pillar of black smoke rising over the countryside. It was the deadliest Marine crash — in the U.S. or abroad — since 2005. Fifteen Marines and a Navy corpsman were on board the KC-130 tanker when it corkscrewed into the ground Monday afternoon about 85 miles (135 kilometers) north of Jackson, the state capital, military officials said.Read More


Ravi Shastri named head coach, Zaheer Khan new bowling coach

The term of the appointments will be till the World Cup 2019

New Delhi: The BCCI on Tuesday named Ravi Shastri as the new chief coach of the Indian cricket team with former fast bowling great Zaheer Khan being appointed the bowling coach for a period of two years. Meanwhile, former India skipper Rahul Dravid has been appointed overseas batting consultant (Test cricket) for the Indian team. “On Cricket Advisory Committee’s recommendation, we have decided to appoint Ravi Shastri as the chief coach while Zaheer Khan will be appointed bowling coach for a period of two years,” BCCI acting president CK KhannaRead More