A woman accomplaice who was at the spot with the three men filmed the crime, the victim said.
Mamata blames Jharkhand for flood in Bengal
With five districts inundated and over 12,000 people affected, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday criticised the Jharkhand government and the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) for creating "manmade flood" in her state.
Four killed in Mount Everest avalanche
Four people, including an Australian tourist, were killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest earlier this week, local authorities confirmed Wednesday.
A tour group organised by the Tibet Longda International Travel Agency entered a restricted area on Mount Everest without permission and camped at the foot of the mountain Sunday night, Xinhua reported citing sources in the government of Dingri county in Xigaze prefecture in Tibet.
Court allows YSR Congress public meet in Hyderabad
The Andhra Pradesh High Court Wednesday permitted the YSR Congress to hold a public meeting here Saturday in support of united Andhra Pradesh.
While setting aside Hyderabad police's order denying permission for the meeting, the court said the same may be held from 2 to 5 p.m.
Death toll from Philippine quake rises to 144
A government official says the death toll from the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit the Philippines has risen to 144.
Civil Defense Director Eduardo del Rosario said Wednesday that another 291 people are injured.
The central island of Bohol, a popular tourist area, was hit hardest by Tuesday morning's quake, with widespread damage to houses and historic churches.
A day after the quake, Bohol Gov. Edgardo Chatto said that all towns in need had been reached, although landslides and damaged bridges were slowing down road travel.
Stan Lee announces first Indian superhero movie
Comic book legend Stan Lee, the co-creator of world's most popular superheroes like Spider-Man and Iron Man, Wednesday announced a partnership that will bring to life his first ever Indian superhero, Chakra.
Cops looking for Asaram Bapu's son in Delhi
The search for Narayan Sai, son of spiritual guru Asaram Bapu who has been arrested on charges of sexual assault, continued at locations in south and west Delhi, police said Wednesday.
Kolkata Metro fare hike put on hold
The fare hike in Kolkata Metro Railway has been put on hold and the stages of journey would be changed after discussion with the Rail Board, Minister of state for Railways Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said last night.
“The economic status of the people of Kolkata and Delhi are not the same. The fare of Kolkata Metro Railway cannot be similar to that of New Delhi. The fare hike as announced in Kolkata last afternoon is being put on hold,” Chowdhury told PTI.
To file RTI in Goa, first prove you are Indian
To file an RTI application in Goa, you will first have to prove that you are an Indian citizen.
A government circular issued late Tuesday now asks all Right to Information applicants to mandatorily attach a copy of the affidavit swearing that the applicant is an Indian national.
Diwali 2013- Release schedule for Tamil movies
The scheduled Diwali 2013 releases – Aarambam, All in All Azhaguraja and Pandiya Nadu are in the final stages of post-productions. They are trying to complete all work and get it censored before October 23/24, to give one week to sort out other release issues.
Ajith’s Arrambam, is Diwali 2013’s biggest release and is planning for an October 31, Thursday release. It helps the film to get the early bird advantage and also take a gigantic opening before Diwali day (Nov 2).
Doctor alleges he was beaten up by Mulayam's brother-in-law
A Uttar Pradesh doctor has alleged that he was beaten up by a relative of Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and his men over a trivial issue of vehicle parking.
Pawan Pratap Singh, a state government doctor, said he had parked his car last evening near the house of Mulayam's brother-in-law Ajant Singh Yadav in the Friends Colony area.
Angry over it, Yadav, along with some other persons, not only beat him but also damaged his vehicle and broke its window panes, the doctor alleged.
Singh also alleged that the police was not registering his complaint over the matter, a charge refuted by officials. SHO, Civil Lines police station, DK Sisodia said they have not received any complaint in this regard.
Congress acts on hoardings depicting Sonia Gandhi as ill
The Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee Wednesday issued notices to its office bearers in Allahabad for putting up hoardings depicting Congress president Sonia Gandhi as "beemar" (ill).
The hoardings also urged Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to contest from Phoolpur parliamentary constituency, once represented by the late prime minister Jawahar Lal Nehru.
Another UP official transferred over Ram temple letter
The Uttar Pradesh government Tuesday removed R.M. Srivastava from the post of Principal Secretary (Home), days after two other officials of the home department were suspended over the controversial Ram temple letter issue.
Srivastava has been replaced by Anil Kumar Gupta, who was posted as member of the Revenue Board.
24-year-old woman found stabbed to death in south Delhi
A 24-year-old wife of an army officer was found stabbed to death in her house in Delhi today, police said.
The victim, identified as Saujanya, had several deep wounds on her body and her throat had been slit.
Her husband Kishore discovered her body in a pool of blood at their home in Sarojini Nagar area of south Delhi when he returned home from work and informed police.
According to police, robbery was not a motive as nothing appeared missing. There were no signs of a forced entry into the house.
"The front door was bolted while the rear door was open," said a police officer.
Eleanor Catton wins fiction's Booker Prize
Youth and heft triumphed at Britain's Booker Prize on Tuesday, as 28-year-old New Zealander Eleanor Catton won the fiction award for "The Luminaries," an ambitious 832-page murder mystery set during a 19th-century gold rush.
The choice should give heart to young authors of oversized tales. Catton is the youngest writer and only the second New Zealander to win the prestigious award — and her epic novel is easily the longest Booker champion.
Toddler deaths spark outrage in South Africa
The deaths of two toddlers whose bodies were found in a public toilet in Diepsloot township north of Johannesburg has sparked outrage in the country.
President Jacob Zuma added his voice to the condemnation of the atrocity Tuesday, expressing "shock and dismay" at the murder, Xinhua reported.
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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal plans to hold hang outs with his supporters in the US and Canada later this month, seeking contribution from the Indian diaspora to nation building.
Kejriwal would hold the hang outs on October 20, a statement issued through Bay Area chapter of AAP, USA said.
"We see expatriate Indians as an integral part of India. They have plenty to contribute to the country in terms of know-how and expertise in every possible field imaginable," Kejriwal said in the statement.