Saturday, February 04, 2023


BMC: For 1st time, civic body's budget shoots over Rs 50K cr - higher than many states

For the first time in its 134-year-old history, the country's richest civic body, BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)'s budget for 2023-2024 has crossed a staggering Rs 50,000-crore mark -- higher than many of the smaller states in the country. The budget estimates, presented on Saturday by BMC Commissioner I.S. Chahal came ahead of the civic elections which are likely to be announced soon, and promised sustainable local economic development for the country's commercial capital.

Families of crowd crush victims clash with police over installation of memorial altar

Bereaved families of the victims of the Itaewon crowd crush clashed with police in central Seoul on Saturday as they took to the streets one day before the 100th day of the tragedy and installed a memorial altar in a public square without approval from authorities. About 1,000 people, including about 150 family members, began to march from a memorial altar at Noksapyeong Station, near the site of the Oct. 29 accident that killed 159 people during Halloween festivities, at around 11 a.m., to Sejongno Street, where they were to hold a memorial rally for the victims.

Another video of Bihar IAS officer hurling abuses goes viral

Another video of senior IAS officer and additional chief secretary of liquor prohibition department went viral on social media on Saturday in which he can be seen hurling abuses at his juniors during a meeting. In the latest video, he can be seen abusing the officers of Bihar state cooperative department. The words used by him in a meeting were extremely objectionable.

Bihar: Man arrested under POCSO Act

Jehanabad Police arrested a man, absconding for the last eight months, under POCSO Act on Saturday. The accused, identified as Sanjay Kumar Verma, is husband of Manju Kumari Verma, former JD-U district president. Poonam Chaudhary, the SHO of woman police station, confirmed the development. She said that an FIR was registered in August last year where Sanjay Kumar Verma was co-accused. He was facing the charge of shielding the main accused Sunil Kumar and Bittu Kumar.

Man carrying bullets arrested at Kolkata airport

A man was arrested at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata for carrying four bullets in his hand baggage. The arrest took place late Friday night during routine checking while the man, identified as Mohammad Ghalib, was attempting to board a Bengaluru-bound Air Asia flight, airport sources said on Saturday.

Delhi: Acquitted in Chhawla gang rape case, man, his aide arrested for murder

A man, who was acquitted by the Supreme Court in the 2012 Chhawla gang-rape and murder case, was arrested along with his associate for allegedly killing an auto-rickshaw driver in Dwarka, here, said a police official on Saturday. The accused Vinod and his associate Pawan were arrested for stabbing Anar Singh (44), autorickshaw driver and a resident of Munirka, to death in Dwarka's Sector-13 area early on January 26.

Chennai-based Pharma company recalls eye drops from US market after 55 adverse cases

A Chennai-based company has recalled its eye drops from the US market after a US government agency has informed the company that several adverse events had taken place, probably due to the usage of the eye drops. The US government agency Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said there were 55 adverse cases including eye infections, permanent loss of vision and one death due to a blood stream infection. Five people turned completely blind on using the eye drops.

Grenade blast near Sunny Leone's fashion show venue in Imphal

A powerful hand grenade exploded on Saturday in Imphal's Hapta Kangjeibung where a fashion show is expected to be held with actress Sunny Leone in attendance, police said. There were no reports of any injuries, the police said, adding that it suspected underground militants to be behind the blast.

Self-defence training for girls: Rs 184 cr allocated, TN schools want more money

Even as Tamil Nadu School Education Department has allocated Rs 184 crore for self-defence training programme for Class 6-8 girl students studying in government schools, at a rate of Rs 5,000 per month per school, the school managements claim that it was inadequate.

Crucial Monday for Kerala High Court Advocates' Association president

Coming Monday (February 13) is going to be crucial for the Kerala High Court Advocates' Association (KHCAA) President Saiby Jose Kidangoor when the state High Court will hear his petition challenging case registered against him for allegedly fleecing large sums of money from his clients on the pretext of "using it to bribe judges".

Army soldier injured in landmine explosion in J&K along LoC

An army soldier was injured on Saturday in a landmine explosion along the line of control (LoC) in J&K's Poonch district. Official sources said that the explosion took place in Kerni sector of Poonch district today.

Two open fire in Gujarat village, injure 3

Three people suffered gun wounds when two persons opened fire in different places of Dunavada village in this Gujarat district. Police have registered a case of attempt to murder against the duo. Deputy Superintendent of Police D.D. Chaudhary told media persons that on Friday evening owing to a personal rivalry, Himanshu Parmar and one more person opened fire on Sonaji Patni and his son Vijay.

Maha farmer confines 14 tribal labourers (Ld)

A farmer in Maharashtra has allegedly confined 14 tribal labourers from Gujarat after a contractor fled with Rs 7 lakh advance meant for salary of workers. Families of the labourers who have been confined by the farmer for the past two to three months have sought the Gujarat government's help to rescue them.

K'taka: Student found dead in hostel, parents allege sexual harassment

A 17-year-old student was found dead under mysterious circumstances inside her hostel room in Lingasagur town of Karnataka's Raichur district, police said. The parents of the victim studying at the Sir M. Visvesvaraya Pre-University College, have alleged that the Principal had sexually harassed her, killed her and later tried to stage her murder as suicide.

Delhi court discharges Sharjeel Imam in 2019 Jamia violence case

A Delhi Court on Saturday discharged former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Sharjeel Imam and co-accused Asif Iqbal Tanha in a case related to the incidents of violence at Jamia Milia Islamia University in December, 2019. The violence had erupted after a clash between Police and people protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

CRPF official commits suicide in Delhi

An Assistant Sub-Inspector of Central Reserve Police Force allegedly shot himself with his service gun in the national Capital, an official said on Saturday. The incident took place on Friday around 4 p.m. and the victim has been identified as 53-year-old Rajbir Singh.

Manual scavenging: Coimbatore corporation cancels contract of Namma toilet on bus stand

Coimbatore corporation has cancelled the contract of Namma Toilet near Gandhipuram bus stand after an elderly person complained that he was forced to clean the septic tank without safety gear by the contractor. On Friday, when the contractor forced an elderly person to clean the septic tank bare hands, he suffered cuts on his hands due to a piece of broken glass bottle in the tank.

Cops to be out of DI list for any private case against them: Delhi Police

In a major relief to Delhi Police personnel, the top brass have passed an order that if any case is registered against the police personnel in their private capacity, their name will not be recommended for inclusion in the Doubtful Integrity (DI) list. The Vigilance Department monitors Integrity of the Delhi Police personnel. If the name of any police personnel is added to Doubtful Integrity list, they face problems in posting and promotion in future.

K'taka: After torching mother, adopted son gives life threat to father

In an incident resembling Hollywood movie 'Orphan', an adopted son set ablaze his mother and gave life threats to his father in Bengaluru, police said on Saturday. He has been arrested. The accused has been identified as Uttam Kumar. According to police, Manjunath and his wife did not have children and adopted the accused.

Earthquake of magnitude 4.0 hits Manipur's Ukhrul

An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 on the Richter scale hit Manipur's Ukhrul district on Saturday morning, the National Centre of Seismology (NCS) said. According to National Center for Seismology, the earthquake occurred at 6.14am with a depth of 10 km. No casualties were reported.

Delhi shop owner held for staging fake robbery

A Delhi shop-owner has been arrested for allegedly staging a fake robbery of Rs 1 lakh, a Delhi Police official said on Friday. Police said that the accused identified as Nawal Kumar Jha, 45, resident of Budh Vihar, Rohini had filed an FIR with police claiming that when he was returning to his toy shop after delivering the items, two bike-borne men wearing helmets intercepted his vehicle and assaulted him with a paper cutter.

'Will apply only prospectively': SC on order to treat OCIs as NRIs in tests for medical courses

Delhi HC asks Nagpur Jail to provide books to 2006 Mumbai train blasts convict

Woman commits suicide in Delhi

16 illegal structures on Goa beaches demolished

SC seeks Centre, 6 states reply on transfer of religious conversion cases from HC

Delhi Shocker: 3-year-old girl gang-raped, 2 held (Ld)

19 families shifted after houses develop cracks in Doda (Ld)

Drunk man bites off Kerala cop's right ear

EC's song 'Main Bharat Hoon' to nudge voters for upcoming polls

'The first step is crucial for everyone', says India's youngest Everester Poorna Malavath

Nation gives priority to deprived: PM Modi

Assam: Massive crackdown against child marriages; 1,800 held

In a massive crackdown against child marriages in Assam, the police on Friday arrested at least 1,800 people across the state. Sarma told the sidelines of a programme here that the crackdown started on early Friday morning throughout the state, adding it would continue for 3-4 days.

Two Bengaluru cops suspended for extorting couple

Two police personnel were suspended on Friday for allegedly extorting money from a couple here. Head Constable Rajesh and Constable Nagesh were patrolling staff attached to Sampigehalli police station in the city. The action has been taken following a complaint by the couple to Bengaluru Police Commissioner Pratap Reddy.

Kerala HC asks CBI to file report on probe in Palakkad twin sisters rape-murder case

The Kerala High Court on Friday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to submit, in a sealed cover, a report on their ongoing probe into the 2017 rape and 'murder' case of two minor Dalit sisters in Palakkad district. A bench of Justice K. Babu gave the order while hearing the plea of the mother of the two girl seeking monitoring of the probe. This case took place in January 2017, when the older of the two sisters, aged 13, was found hanging inside her home at Walayar in Palakkad by her younger sister, aged 9.

9-year-old boy attacked by crocodile in Karnataka

A nine-year-old boy was attacked by a crocodile in Karnataka's Raichur district on Friday, but saved by the quick response of locals, police said.According to police, the incident occurred when the boy, identified as Pavan, was playing in the river near Kortagunda village.

India rise to No. 3 in IBA's world boxing rankings

India rise to No. 3 in IBA's world boxing rankings

'Don't make us take a hard stand', SC warns Centre on delaying judges' transfer

The Supreme Court on Friday warned the Centre on the delay in clearing the transfer of high court judges recommended by the apex court collegium, saying it may result in both administrative and judicial actions which may not be palatable. A bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Abhay S. Oka told the Attorney General R. Venkataramani, representing the Centre, "Don't make us take a stand which will be very uncomfortable...", and further added that if transfer of judges is kept pending then it is a serious issue.

Man arrested in Goa for possessing amphetamine

Police in Goa on Friday arrested a man for allegedly possessing recreational drug amphetamine worth Rs 1,20,000. According to police, the man, identified as Vinod Kayalvarath, was arrested during a raid conducted in North Goa by the Crime Branch. The 47-year-old accused is from Bardez.

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