Live: Ten year old boy abducted, murdered by relative

Last Updated: Mon, Sep 02, 2013 12:14 hrs

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Ten year old boy abducted, murdered by relative

A 10-year-old boy, kidnapped three days ago, was found murdered in Korba district of Chhattisgarh, police said today. A relative of the victim was arrested in this connection, they added.

Ayush Kanwar, a class fourth student, was kidnapped on Friday. His body was recovered near Rumgara airstrip yesterday, a senior official said.

"Alaap Singh Kanwar, a relative of the victim, has been arrested in this connection," the official said.

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Asaram sent to jail for 14 days

A court in Rajasthan's Jodhpur city Monday sent spiritual leader Asaram Bapu, arrested for alleged sexual assault on a minor, to 14 days' judicial custody, a police official said.

"Asaram has been sent to judicial custody till Sep 15," a police official told IANS over phone from Jodhpur.

4.40 pm:

Hunt on for terror operative close to Yasin Bhatkal

Raids were conducted Tuesday in Bihar's Samastipur district to nab a terror operative considered close to Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, police said.

Four days after Bhatkal was arrested, a National Investigation Agency (NIA) team conducted raids in Samastipur district.

"NIA team raided the house of Mohd Tahsim alias Monu, accused of several terrorist attacks, in Maniari village in Samastipur in his search but he was not found," a district police official said.

According to police officials, the NIA team also interrogated his family members, including his father.

NIA announced a reward of Rs.10 lakh for him and an arrest warrant has been issued against him.

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Talks on for a mechanism to prevent face-offs on LAC: Antony

Negotiations are underway to have a "more practical and effective" mechanism to prevent face-offs between Indian and Chinese troops on the LAC and efforts are being made to have confidence building measures, Defence Minister A K Antony said today.

The "unfortunate face-offs" between Indian and Chinese armies take place due to difference in perception about the Line of Actual Control (LAC), he told reporters here after formally inducting the heavy-lift C-17 transport aircraft into the IAF at the air base here.

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Middlemen responsible for high onion price, says Khurshid

Union Minister Salman Khurshid has held middlemen responsible for the high cost of onions and said state governments should sternly deal with the issue.

"Middlemen are responsible for the high rates of onion and other essential commodities," Khurshid told reporters here yesterday.

State governments should sternly deal with them, he said.

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DMK worker dies after slipping from top of train engine

A DMK worker, who climbed atop the engine of "Uzhavan Express" during its flagging off ceremony in Thanjavur on Sunday night, died after he slipped and fell down, police said,

They said the 40-year-old man climbed the engine along with some AIADMK workers and in the ensuing scuffle, slipped and fell down. He was rushed to hospital, but died en route.

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No decision on shutting petrol pumps at night: Moily

Amidst a storm over proposal to shut petrol pumps during night to taper fuel demand, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily today said the government had not made any such proposal and the idea had come from public.

"It is not our idea. It is an idea which is coming from public and others. No decision has been taken to keep petrol pumps dry during any part of the day," he told reporters.

His ministry plans to launch a massive fuel conservation drive from September 16 to cut fuel demand by 3 per cent and save an estimated Rs 16,000 crore or USD 2.5 billion in forex outgo.

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12:55 pm:

Uproar in Rajya Sabha over petrol, diesel price hike

Rajya Sabha was on Monday adjourned for 15 minutes after uproar over the steep Rs 2.35 a litre hike in petrol price and 50 paisa a litre increase in cost of diesel.

Raising the issue soon after the House met for the day, Derek O'Brien of TMC said the fuel price issue should be discussed first as it concerns the people of the country.

Chairman Hamid Ansari then said the issue has been listed for Zero Hour.

But, TMC members supported by some Left members, continued to press for discussion on the issue. 

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Tharoor ready to seek re-election if Congress decides

Minister of State for HRD Shashi Tharoor has said he is willing to seek re-election from Thiruvananthapuran Lok Sabha seat if the Congress party gives him a second chance in the 2014 polls.

"I wish to contest elections for the second time on the strength of the work I have done for the constituency. But it is for the party to take a decision on that. No discussions in that direction have begun," he said during an interaction with journalists here on Sunday.

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Boy beaten to death by 3 men after their bikes collided

In a case of road rage, a Class XII student was beaten to death by three unidentified youths aftera bike he was riding pillion on hit their bike in Loni area.

The incident took place last night when 19-year-old Shanky alias Sagar along with his friend Sonu was going to his house on a bike.

"When Shanky and Sonu reached near Balram Colony, their bike hit another bike on which three youths were riding on. After the collision, the three youths fell on the road which angered them," Arvind Yadav, circle officer, Ghaziabad, said.

"When Shanky, who was riding pillion, and Sonu were leaving, the youths nabbed Shanky and let off Sonu with his bike.After that, the accused brutally started beating him up. Accused fled from the spot," he said.

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Ward boy and watchman rape speech-impaired woman in Pune hospital

In a shocking incident, a mentally challenged woman was allegedly raped by a ward boy and a security guard in the lift of a municipal hospital at Bhosari near here, police said today.

Both the accused have been arrested.

The 30-year-old woman, who is also speech impaired, had been admitted to the hospital from a shelter home where she lived, following health complaints on August 26.

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Indefinite shut down again in Darjeeling after a day's respite

After a day's respite for the people to stock up food items, the GJM's indefinite shut down in the Darjeeling hills was back again on Sunday.

Gorkha Janamukti Morcha has announced a day's respite on Saturday in their indefinite stir to demand a separate state of Gorkhaland. A team of GJM legislators and MPs, past and present, would go to New Delhi during the day to meet Congress and BJP leaders on the demand for a separate state.

9.25 am:

Oil down as Obama seeks Congress approval on Syria

Oil prices fell in Asian trade today after US President Barack Obama's announcement that he would seek approval from lawmakers for military action against Syria eased prospects of an imminent strike, analysts said.

New York's main contract, West Texas Intermediate for delivery in October, was down USD 1.47 to USD 106.18 a barrel in mid-morning trade, while Brent North Sea crude for October fell USD 1.15 to USD 112.86.

US markets will be closed today for the Labor Day federal holiday.

"Investors are sitting back for now after President Obama's decision to take the decision on a Syrian intervention to US lawmakers," Desmond Chua, market analyst at CMC Markets in Singapore, told AFP.

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Cops lock up and beat boys for ‘ransom’

Three policemen allegedly picked up two boys in Kalyan, locked them up for 36 hours and beat them with belts. They sought Rs 60,000 from one of the boys' family for releasing him, but they complained to the anti-corruption bureau (ACB). Getting to know of this, the cops released the boys.

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Blast kills three troops in Pakistan

At least three soldiers were killed and 14 injured when a blast hit an army vehicle in Pakistan's tribal area of North Waziristan Sunday, official sources said.

A roadside homemade bomb was triggered off by a remote-controlled device in the afternoon when an army vehicle was passing near it in Boya area of North Waziristan, a restive tribal agency on Pakistan-Afghanistan border, reported Xinhua citing army's media wing Inter Services Public Relations.

No militant group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack till last report.

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