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Rajasthan government had withdrawn case against Togadia 3 years ago: Minister

Jaipur, Jan 17 (IANS) Rajasthan Home Minister Gulabchand Kataria said on Wednesday that the Vasundhara Raje government had withdrawn the case registered against VHP leader Pravin Togadia three years ago, but the police could not get the case withdrawn from the court which led to the present crisis. Kataria said the state government has no role in the issue of Rajasthan Police reaching Gu...

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New era - with 8 hours duty - dawns for Mumbai police

Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) For the first time in its 154-year history, the Mumbai police has switched over to a compact eight-hour duty schedule for the lower echelons from Wednesday, Police Commissioner Datta Padsalgikar announced here. The decision came after a trial was carried out at the Deonar Police Station last year, followed by other police stations across the city and suburbs.

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ECB clears Stokes' return to England squad

London, Jan 17 (IANS) Controversial English all-rounder Ben Stokes will return to international cricket in February, after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Wednesday lifted his suspension. The 26-year-old was on Monday charged with affray by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) after the all-rounder's involvement in a brawl outside a Bristol nightclub in September. Sto...

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Man resembling Pakistani minor's rape-murder suspect arrested

Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) The police has arrested a man resembling the prime suspect in the kidnapping, rape and murder of seven-year-old Zainab in Pakistan. The man was held from Lahore's Bhatta Chowk earlier this week and was handed over to the Kasur authorities for his DNA test, Geo News reported on Wednesday. Zainab was kidnapped on January 4 from near her aunt's house in Kas...

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Doctor found dead in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A doctor working with the Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital here was on Wednesday found dead in his flat, police said. Originally from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, Sharat Prabhu, 28, was found unconscious in the bathroom by his roommate. Doctors at a nearby hospital declared him dead. The roommate told the police that Prabhu had spoken to his father on Tuesday nigh...

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9 killed in Myanmar police firing

Naypyidaw, Jan 17 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and 12 others injured during overnight clashes with police trying to clear a protest in restive southwest Myanmar, from where hundreds of thousands of members of the mostly Muslim Rohingya minority have fled an Army campaign. The police fired on the crowd on Tuesday night when the protesters surrounded a police station in Mrauk-U ...

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Hong Kong pro-democracy activist jailed

Hong Kong, Jan 17 (IANS) A Hong Kong court on Wednesday sentenced an activist to three months in prison for obstruction of justice during pro-democracy protests in 2014. Joshua Wong, the youngest and best known leader of the so-called Umbrella Revolution, would be going back to prison for failing to clear an area in Hong Kong's Mong Kok district that had been taken over by protesters in ...

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151 Tripura police officers transferred on EC's order

Agartala, Jan 17 (IANS) Following the instructions of the Election Commission, ahead of the assembly elections, the Tripura police chief has transferred 151 officers, including 20 offcers-in-charge (OC) of police stations, a senior officer said here on Wednesday. Twenty OCs among 151 police officers in the rank of sub-inspector and inspector have been transferred in different posts acros...

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People had come to kill me, claims Togadia, police say it is 'made-up' story

Ahmedabad, Jan 16 (IANS) A day after he reappeared from his brief disappearance, Vishwa Hindu Parishad's international working president Pravin Togadia on Tuesday expressed the possibility that he may be killed. But Gujarat Police have dismissed it as a made-up story while their Raj Togadia was found unconscious in a hospital in Shahibagh locality in Ahmedabad late on Monday after being ...

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People had come to kill me, claims Togadia, police say it is 'made-up' story

Ahmedabad, Jan 16 (IANS) A day after he reappeared from his brief disappearance, Vishwa Hindu Parishad's international working president Pravin Togadia on Tuesday expressed the possibility that he may be killed. But Gujarat Police have dismissed it as a made-up story. Togadia was found unconscious in a hospital in Shahibagh locality in Ahmedabad late on Monday after being reported missin...

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Maharashtra police trooper opens fire in public, killing three; held

Pune, Jan 16 (IANS) Three persons were killed when a trooper with Maharashtra's Special Reserve Police Force posted on duty in Daund here allegedly opened indiscriminate fire in two public places here on Tuesday, police said. He was arrested later. According to the Pune (Rural) Control, the SRPF jawan, identified as Sanjay Shinde, opened fire with his service revolver in Borawke Nagar an...

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Rahul in Amethi-Day 2: BJP, Congress workers clash again

Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) Protests and pitched battles between the police and workers of the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) marked the second day of Congress President Rahul Gandhi's visit to his parliamentary constituency Amethi. While the Gandhi scion met party workers and locals at a Janata Darbar at the Munshiganj guest house, his outings elsewhere met with vocal resistance f...

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Seventh arrest made in wake of Mumbai pub blaze

Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) More than a fortnight after the Kamala Mills Compound blaze which claimed the lives of 14 people, Yug Tuli, one of the co-owners of The Mojo's Bistro where the fire first erupted, surrendered to the Mumbai police on Tuesday and was formally arrested. The Nagpur-based businessman and investor Tuli, who gave himself up at the N.M.Joshi Marg Police Station, was subsequ...

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Odisha Police issues advisory to ensure crime-free colleges

Bhubaneswar, Jan 16 (IANS) Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) R.P. Sharma on Tuesday issued an advisory to the police, educational institutions and parents to ensure that colleges are free of crime. The move comes after instances of students indulging in various criminal activities came to notice. There has been an increasing trend of criminal activities due to advancement o...

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Two Kerala policemen, two others held for teenage girl's rape

Alappuzha (Kerala), Jan 16 (IANS) A probationary Sub-Inspector of the Kerala Police attached to a station near here and a police constable, besides two others, have been arrested for rape of a 15-year-old girl, police said on Tuesday. Addressing reporters here, Alappuzha Superintendent of Police S. Surendran identified the arrested policemen as Sub-Inspector Liju and police constable Nel...

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N. Korean 'ghost ship' with 7 bodies runs ashore in Japan

Tokyo, Jan 16 (IANS) Japanese authorities recovered seven corpses, allegedly of North Korean fishermen, as another ghost ship from the country ran ashore along the western coast of Japan, the police said on Tuesday. The fishing boat was discovered on January 10 along the Kanazawa coast, although authorities could only inspect the boat on Monday owing to strong currents, a local police sp...

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Wallaby hops through traffic on Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney, Jan 16 (IANS) A wallaby hopped along the Sydney Harbour Bridge on Tuesday before rush hour taking drivers by surprise. New South Wales Police said in a statement that they had to intervene after receiving an unexpected call about a wayward wallaby on the famous steel arch bridge across Sydney Harbour, Efe news agency reported. The wallaby was finally captured after it had...

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Father-son held for teenager's honour killing

Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) A father-son duo was arrested on Tuesday in Uttar Pradesh's Ambedkarnagar in an honour killing case of a 17-year-old girl who had fled from home four months ago. Infuriated by the girl's attempt to elope with her lover, the father-son duo shot her dead in their home on Monday and buried her body, police said. The family had restricted her movements and also...

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People had come to kill me, claims Togadia

Gandhinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) A day after he reappeared from his brief disappearance, Vishwa Hindu Parishad's international working president Pravin Togadia on Tuesday expressed the possibility that he may be killed. Togadia was found unconscious in a hospital in Shahibagh locality in Ahmedabad late on Monday after being reported missing in the day earlier. I am being targeted for ...

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The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dead

Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan has died at the age of 46. The Irish musician, who was originally from Limerick, led the band to international success in the 1990s with singles including Linger and Zombie, died suddenly, her publicist has confirmed, BBC reported on Monday. A statement from her publicist said: The lead singer with the Irish...

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