Prime accused Ashok Kumar in the Ryan International School student murder case told a special CBI court on Monday that he was forced by the police to confess his crime.
Eighteen AIADMK MLAs owing allegiance to rebel leader TTV Dhinakaran were on Monday disqualified by Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal, giving the ruling side an edge in a show of strength which now seems imminent.
Edmonton (Canada), Sep 18 (IANS) Yuki Bhambri and Ramkumar Ramanathan registered contrasting results in their reverse singles matches as India lost 2-3 to Canada in the Davis Cup World Group play-offs at the Northlands Coliseum here. Ramanathan did try his best and gave his World No 51 opponent a tough time in the second set before eventually going down 3-6, 6-7, 3-6.
Koovagam, a village in Tamil Nadu is fast becoming famous for its annual festival of transgenders and transvestites. Spanning 18 days, the festival takes place at the Koothandavar Temple dedicated to Aravan. As part of the ritual, participants marry Lord Koothandavar, re-enacting an ancient myth of Vishnu/Krishna who married him after taking the form of a woman called Mohini.
Touch offered for rent life-sized sex dolls supposedly of Chinese, Russian, Korean and Hong Kong women, as well as an Amazon-like "Wonder Woman" with a sword and shield.
The Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) on 18 September wrote a letter to Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, wherein it objected to non-allotment of matches to Bihar, Puducherry and north-east states by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Five train derailments have been reported in the month of September and in an effort to reduce such incidents the Railway Ministry needs manpower besides technology and equipment.
New Delhi [India], September 18 (ANI): Former vice president Hamid Ansari's wife Salma Ansari has alleged that two unknown people tried to mix rat poison in the drinking water cooler of the madrassa run by her. While speaking to ANI, Salma Ansari said that it's with God grace that the whole incident was averted. When people target such innocent children then it's proved that humanity has stooped down," Salma Ansari said.
Dhaka, Sep 18 (IANS) The UN office in Bangladesh on Monday said that around 415,000 members of the Muslim Rohingya minority community have crossed into the country from Myanmar over the last three weeks. Around 3,000 more people had arrived since Sunday, and Monday saw a smaller number of boats carrying Rohingyas travelling to Bangladesh compared to the previous days, the Inter-Sectoral Coordination Group said in its latest report. It added that around 225,000 refugees -- 8,000 more than Sunday -- were living in spontaneous shelters, around 161,000 -- 3,000 more than the day before -- were in pre-existing camps and another 29,000 Rohingyas were housed in host communities.
New Delhi [India], September 18 (ANI): The Delhi Police Special Cell on Monday nabbed an al-Qaeda terrorist near the Shakarpur area in Delhi, with the police stating that he was fighting for the cause of Rohingyas. Addressing the media here, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Special Cell Pramod Kushwaha said that the terrorist, going by the name of Shumon Haq, had come to Delhi to collect some documents, through people he had a setting with. DCP Kushwaha said that he was in touch with many people in India, where the police have identified a few of them, through him, but added that they are working on it.
New Delhi [India], September (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the Center if the Nirbhaya fund money can be used for providing facilities to trace missing children in Delhi. Can it be used to tackle larger law and order issues such as the problem of missing kids?" asked the Delhi High Court. The High court further asked that why the Delhi police does not have facial recognition software to trace kidnapped and missing children.
Miscreants masquerading as bank officials call the people with fake SIM cards to indulge in the OTP fraud, said Raghu.
The Union government has finally been able to find a cop to head the elite National Investigation Agency. YC Modi will take over from Sharad Kumar as Director, NIA, once the latter completes his second extended tenure on October 31, 2017. In line with a few other high profile appointments, there is little surprise that YC Modi, too, has a Gujarat connection.
Los Angeles [U.S.A], Sept. 19 (ANI): In a shocking turn of events, Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof has been commanded to be present in a court hearing in Tehran after his passport was confiscated at the border before the weekend. Rasoulof, who won the Un Certain Regard award at Cannes this year for his film 'A Man of Integrity,' was returning to Iran from Colorado's Telluride Film Festival when he was stopped at Tehran Airport, according to The Hollywood Reporter. No reason was given for the confiscation of his passport, but was ordered to appear at a culture and media court in the Iranian capital, as shared by Kaveh Farman a co-producer on 'A Man of Integrity'.
New York [United States], Sept 19 (ANI): Three people were killed and 16 others injured after a private tour bus flying down a busy Queens' street in New York crashed into a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus on Monday. The driver of the Dahlia Travel and Tours bus, Raymond Mong, 49, was killed in the accident along with a 55-year-old man aboard the MTA and a pedestrian on the sidewalk "We've had a really tragic morning here in Flushing, Queens. The New York City's Fire Department was accessing the building impacted by the crash to make sure it is secure and safe, CNN reported.
In a shocking case, a husband in Telangana's Hyderabad allegedly burned his wife alive for not securing a seat in the medical entrance. "The deceased girl, Harika' parents had filed a FIR at the LB Nagar police station" LB Nagar police station stating that their son-in-law Rishi Kumar had allegedly burnt their daughter alive for not securing a seat in the medical entrance and he was also continuously harassing her for the additional dowry", the inspector at LB Nagar police station" LB Nagar police station said.
ASG PS Narasimha told the SC bench that the MHA is studying the judgment and will need time to monitor how the court's decision has impacted cruelty and dowry-related cases under Section 498A of IPC.
Party animal Rosh goes for a bash he’ll never forget - with 100,000 members of the transgender community. Every year in May, the sleepy village of Koovagam in Tamil Nadu comes alive. India’s culture, festivals and people can only be truly understood when they are experienced to their fullest.
Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday categorically stated that the answer to the growing fuel prices lie in bringing petroleum products under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime. Speaking to ANI, he said, "The only solution to it is GST, which should cover all petroleum products. This statement came a day after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley pointed out saying, "In Delhi, the petrol price is Rs. 70 a litre whereas in Mumbai it is Rs. 80.
According to some reports, the girl, while on the way to the hospital told her brother that she was indeed pushed off the third floor.
Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut is bold and beautiful and she is known for giving her views openly on every issue. Kangana always has given her views on nepotism, sexism, and feminism. Recently, Kangana has raised the issue of the male domination and she has claimed that in Bollywood females are not equal to males.
Drinking alcohol is common among the large ethnic minorities in Muslim-majority Malaysia but there have been a growing number of protests against activities and events seen as un-Islamic by politicians and hardliners.