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Russians to get awards over meteorite response

Moscow, Feb 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) State awards will be given to people who distinguished themselves in responding to the recent meteorite strike in Russia's Chelyabinsk region, a minister has said.

 
Gang-rape victim's family to get flat

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The central government Thursday approved the allotment of an apartment free of cost to the family of the Delhi gang-rape victim.

 
Woman strangles daughter, hangs herself in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A 32-year-old women strangulated her three-year-old daughter and then hanged herself at her house here Thursday, police said.

 
Woman set ablaze by live-in partner

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A woman here is battling for life after her live-in partner poured petrol on her and set her on fire, police said Thursday.

 
SC sets up team to scan Radia tapes

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday set up a six-member team to scan the transcripts of former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia's telephone intercepts to determine if there was any conversation that violated the law and warranted prosecution and asked it to submit its report in four months.

 
Assocham seeks security for factories

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Condemning the violence in Noida, Assocham secretary general D.S. Rawat Thursday pressed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to immediately tighten security in the city.

 
Bihar opposition leader gives up security

Patna, Feb 21 (IANS) Bihar's opposition leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui has given up his security personnel and urged the government to deploy them to maintain law and order.

 
Ear chopped off for joining strike in Bengal

Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) Trinamool Congress workers allegedly chopped off the ear of a panchayat worker in West Bengal's Murshidabad district Thursday for joining the two-day nationwide strike by major trade unions, police said.

 
Bengal government asked for ways to ban online 'rape-games'

Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) The West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) has sought a report from the state government suggesting ways to block on the internet "rape-games" - the Japanese video games which challenge a player to rape women.

 
Body of abducted Jharkhand trader found

Ranchi, Feb 21 (IANS) The body of trader Gyan Chandra Jain, who was abducted Feb 14 while returning home from his factory, was recovered Thursday, police said.

 
Woman sells baby daughter in Bihar

Patna, Feb 21 (IANS) A poverty-stricken woman in this Bihar capital has claimed that she sold her two-month-old daughter for Rs.5,000 to a neighbour to raise money for her ailing husband's medical treatment.

 
Man indicted for stealing Dali painting from US gallery

New York, Feb 21 (IANS/EFE) A 29-year-old man has been indicted for stealing Spanish artist Salvador Dali's "Cartel de Don Juan Tenorio" from a New York gallery last year, authorities said.

 
US presents plan against industrial cyber-espionage

Washington, Feb 21 (IANS/EFE) The US government has presented a comprehensive strategy to fight industrial cyber-espionage and hacker attacks against the country that infringe on property rights and compromise company secrets.

 
Two killed in Delhi building collapse

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Two people, including a 10-year-old girl, were killed and many injured when a two-storey building collapsed here Wednesday evening, police said.

 
Delhi HC refuses to entertain plea on juvenility

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday refused to entertain a PIL seeking direction for all the district courts regarding the procedure to be adopted and records relied upon while determining the juvenility of an accused.

 
Undertrial shot dead, cop injured in Delhi court

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) An undertrial was shot dead and an escorting Delhi Police constable was injured when two men opened fire in a city court Wednesday. One of the attackers has been arrested, police said.

 
Two Indians among six kidnapped off Nigerian coast

Lagos, Feb 20 (IANS) Gunmen attacked a vessel off southern Nigeria and kidnapped six foreigners on board, including three Ukrainians, two Indians and a Russian, police said Wednesday.

 
Noida, Ghaziabad partially hit by strike

Noida/Ghaziabad, Feb 20 (IANS) The two-day nationwide strike called by major trade unions partially affected life in the National Capital Region towns of Noida and Ghaziabad Wednesday.

 
Undertrial, constable shot at in Delhi court

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) An undertrial and a Delhi Police constable were injured when two men opened fire at the former in a city court Wednesday. One of the attackers has been arrested, police said.

 
Delhi gets notice on courts for sexual crime

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the Delhi government on a plea seeking special courts to try sexual offences committed against children.

 
Bihar legislator named in kidnapping-cum-murder case

Patna, Feb 20 (IANS) Bihar legislator Anant Singh of the ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) was named an accused in the kidnapping and murder of a farmer, police said Wednesday.

 
China behind cyber-attacks on US firms; Beijing denies

Beijing, Feb 20 (IANS) A US computer security company said the Chinese army is behind a series of cyber-attacks on American companies and institutions, a charge denied by the Chinese military Wednesday.

 
FBI urged to track hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus

Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) Several community organisations, including a South Asian coalition, have launched a signature drive to press lawmakers to ask the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to track hate crimes against Sikh, Hindu, and Arab Americans.

 
FBI probes Heinz acquisition deal

New York, Feb 20 (IANS) The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has announced that it is looking into suspected insider trading of H.J. Heinz after an acquisition announcement made by Warren Buffett's Berkshire-Hathaway and Brazil's 3G Capital last week.

 
We don't support cyber-attacks: Chinese military

Beijing, Feb 20 (IANS) China's military Wednesday said the country's armed forces had never backed any hacking activities and denounced as "groundless both in facts and legal basis" US cybersecurity firm Mandiant's report that it was behind cyber-attacks against US companies.

 
Robbers who stole diamonds were disguised as cops

Brussels, Feb 20 (IANS/EFE) The machine-gun-toting men who stole $50 million worth of diamonds from a Brink's armoured truck at Brussels international airport were wearing police uniforms, Belgian prosecutors said Tuesday.

 
Police chief missing, brothers murdered in Mexico

Mexico City, Feb 20 (IANS/EFE) The police chief of the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo is missing and two of his brothers have been murdered, prosecutors said.

 
Rape, murder of minor sisters extremely painful: Chavan

Mumbai/Nagpur, Feb 20 (IANS) Appealing for calm and cooperation, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Wednesday said the incident of the three minor sisters who went missing and were later found raped and murdered was "extremely deplorable and painful".

 
Mexican president calls for unified police command

Mexico City, Feb 20 (IANS/EFE) Officials will begin working on the legal framework for creating a unified police command in each of Mexico's states, an initiative that has the support of state governors, President Enrique Pena Nieto said.

 
China behind cyberattacks on US firms: Report

Beijing, Feb 20 (IANS/EFE) The Chinese army is behind a series of cyberattacks on US companies and institutions, according to a study by a US computer security company.

 
Roadways worker killed as strike begins in Haryana

Ambala (Haryana), Feb 20 (IANS) The nationwide strike call given by various trade unions started on a tragic note after a Haryana Roadways employee was crushed under the wheels of a state roadways transport bus here early Wednesday.

 
Custody of attempted rape, murder accused extended

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) A Delhi court Friday extended till March 5 the judicial custody of a man arrested for attempting to rape a girl and shoving an iron rod into her mouth.

 
'More youth suffering spinal injuries from road accidents'

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) An increasing number of people in the 15-35 age group are suffering spinal injuries due to road accidents, doctors and officials said here Tuesday.

 
CBI raids residences of two Haryana legislators

Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday conducted searches at residences of two sitting Haryana legislators in connection with the murder case of a former village headman.

 
SC raps officials for indifference towards missing kids

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday pulled up the chief secretaries of Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Arunachal Pradesh for being indifferent to the plight of the missing children and choosing to ignore the orders of the court.

 
Committee to check crime against women in Himachal

Shimla, Feb 19 (IANS) In the wake of the Delhi gang-rape, Himachal Pradesh Tuesday announced it is constituting a special committee to check crimes against women.

 
Two more arrested in Jaitley's call record case

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Two more people were arrested in connection with BJP leader Arun Jaitley's call records case, police said Tuesday.

 
Probe into undertrial torture in Bengal

Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Taking note of media reports of the stripping and torture of a jail inmate, the West Bengal Human Rights Commission has sought a report from the jail department.

 
Park Street rape: Charges framed against three

Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) A fast-track court Tuesday framed charges of gang-rape and criminal conspiracy against three people arrested in the politically controversial Park Street rape case, in which an Anglo-Indian woman was allegedly raped in 2012.

 
SC issues notice on Italian marines' plea to return to Italy

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday issued notice to the centre on a petition by two Italian marines seeking the court's nod to travel back to their country to exercise their franchise in the ongoing elections in Italy.

 
78,464 people convicted in Bihar in seven years

Patna, Feb 19 (IANS) Over 78,000 criminals, including politicians and lawmakers, have been convicted and punished in Bihar, highest in the country, in the last seven years due to the fast-track courts, an official said Tuesday.

 
Five children suffocate to death in China

Beijing, Feb 19 (IANS) Five children suffocated to death Monday in a deserted house that was being used to cure tobacco in southwest China's Guizhou province, authorities said.

 
Theft at home of Tito's widow

Belgrade, Feb 19 (IANS) The Belgrade villa where the widow of the former Yugoslav president Josip Broz Tito has lived for the past 30 years was broken into during a brazen day-time robbery, reported Radio Television Serbia.

 
US court to hear human rights case against Badal

New York, Feb 19 (IANS) The US federal district court of Wisconsin will hold an evidentiary hearing Thursday in a case of human rights violation filed against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal by a Sikh rights' organisation.

 
Russia to probe anti-Putin protest's funds

Moscow, Feb 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian investigators would probe the source of some $15,000 seized from an opposition activist Ilya Yashin, as part of a criminal case into the alleged funding of the anti-Putin protest movement by a Georgian politician.

 
Man held with 90 kg marijuana in Russia

Moscow, Feb 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A man in Russia is facing up to 20 years in prison after over 90 kg of marijuana was recovered from him.

 
Avoid complacency over lower rape rate, Amartya tells Kolkata

Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Stating that 9 percent more rapes occurred in Delhi over Kolkata, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen Monday said the fact should not make the people in the West Bengal capital become complacent.

 
Ghaziabad woman booked for filing false gang-rape case

Ghaziabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Police Monday registered a criminal case against a woman who filed a false gang rape complaint against four men in Ghaziabad.

 
Milkha, Congress legislator booked for golf club brawl

Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) Legendary athlete, 'Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh Monday found himself in the middle of an unsavoury controversy after he was named in a FIR registered by the Chandigarh police following a brawl among high-profile members of the upscale Chandigarh Golf Club here.

 
Protest against anti-rape ordinance in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Women activists and students will hold a protest in the national capital Thursday against the government's ordinance amending anti-rape laws, saying it is not in favour of women.

 

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