Live: Child dies after being locked in showcase by sister

Last Updated: Thu, Jun 19, 2014 17:29 hrs

5.20 pm:

Child dies after being locked in showcase by sister

A four-year-old boy in Bhutan's Paro district suffocated to death after his younger sister locked him accidentally inside a showcase while they were playing, police said.

The incident occurred earlier this week, the country's official newspaper Kuensel reported Thursday.

According to police, the children's mother was sleeping when the incident took place. Her husband had gone to town to withdraw money from an ATM.

The boy was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead due to suffocation.

Police have ruled out foul play.

4.30 pm:

Mumbai police guard Wadia's office following threat calls

Mumbai police have provided security at the office of industrialist Nusli Wadia following threat calls from fugitive underworld don Ravi Pujari, police said today.

A police contingent has been deployed outside Wadia International Centre at Lower Parel since yesterday. The deployment would be during duty hours alone, sources said, adding that threat perception would be reviewed before providing personal security to the industrialist.

"Policemen have been deployed outside the Wadias' office. No security has been provided to any individual. We will review threat perception and then decide if there is a need to provide personal security to anybody," Additional Police Commissioner (Central Region) Madhukar Pandey said.

3.24 pm:

First session of Andhra Pradesh assembly begins

The first session of the Andhra Pradesh assembly began in Hyderabad Thursday with the legislators taking oath on the first day.

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu was the first to take oath as member of the assembly, followed by YSR Congress leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, deputy chief ministers K.E. Krishna Murthy, N. Chinnarajappa and other ministers.

Earlier, senior legislator P. Narayanaswamy Naidu took oath as the pro-tem speaker. Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan administered him the oath at Raj Bhavan.

2.00 pm:

Jaya fires another letter to PM, seeks release of TN fishermen

Slamming Sri Lanka for arresting 46 fishermen from her state yesterday as a 'belligerent act' Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to secure their immediate release along with 11 detained boats.

"It deeply pains me to have to write to you yet again, bringing to your notice two separate incidents in which 46 Indian fishermen along with 11 boats from Tamil Nadu have been apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy", she noted in her fresh missive to Modi.

Twentyfour fishermen in six mechanised boats from Kottaipattinam were nabbed yesterday and in another incident 22 of them from Rameswaram were also taken into custody taking the total arrest to 46.

1.30 pm:

Yashwant Sinha to walk out of jail today

Hazaribagh: Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha will be released from a jail in Jharkhand on Thursday.

Sinha will walk out free on bail from the jail after he agreed to pay for the bail bond finally on Wednesday, since his arrest over violent power crisis protest.
Sinha was arrested for provoking his party workers to tie up a power board official at the height of a power crisis in Hazaribagh.

Earlier, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) patriarch LK Advani visited Sinha in the Hazaribagh jail on Tuesday.

1.06 pm:

Man held for harassing Bangladeshi cricketer's wife

Police have arrested son of a businessman for allegedly sexually harassing the wife of Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan.

Umme Ahmed Shishir was allegedly harassed at the Mirpur National Cricket Stadium gallery June 15 during a match against India, reported.

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12.14 am:

Preity Zinta not selling Kings XI stake

Actress Preity Zinta, who has filed a molestation case against her ex-boyfriend, industrialist Ness Wadia, said she is not selling her stake in Kings XI Punjab.

Preity and Ness Wadia are co-owners of the Indian Premier League (IPL) team - Kings XI Punjab.

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11.36 am:

Taliban attack US base near Pakistan border

At least three Taliban militants were killed and one injured when a US forces' supply base in Afghanistan was attacked by the gunmen, an official said.

"Three Taliban armed with suicide jackets, rocket launchers and weapons raided a coalition base in bordering town of Torkham in the eastern province of Nangarhar," the official told Xinhua.

The trio was killed by security forces.

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10.37 am:

Jiah Khan case: Court adjourns hearing till July 21

A sessions court adjourned till July 21 the hearing in Bollywood actress Jiah Khan suicide case in which Suraj Pancholi, son of an actor couple, is charged for abetting her suicide.

The court is yet to decide on the application filed by Suraj, son of Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab, seeking exemption from personal appearance before the court.

9.40 am:

Trinamool gets flak over 'politicisation of rape'

Besides questioning the efficacy of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress sending five of its MPs to Madhya Pradesh to enquire into a rape case, women activists in Kolkata are appalled at the selection of two women MPs in the delegation who had earlier passed snide remarks against a rape victim.

Peeved by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) deputing successive teams to her state over political violence, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced five of her MPs would be visiting Khandwa in the saffron party- ruled state to inquire about the horrific incident of a 30-year-old woman being gang-raped and forced to drink urine.

Slamming the Trinamool supremo's move to "politicise rape", several women activists have expressed their reservation over MPs Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar and Arpita Ghosh being part of the delegation.

9.03 am:

India-born scientist named winner of 2014 World Food Prize

India-born plant scientist Sanjaya Rajaram has been named the winner of the USD 250,000 World Food Prize for his contribution in increasing global wheat production by more than 200 million tonnes in the years following the Green Revolution.

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8.15 am:

Envoys from Canada, Switzerland meet Gujarat CM Anandi Patel

Ahead of 'Vibrant Gujarat Summit-2015', Canadian High Commissioner Stewert Beck and Ambassador of Switzerland in India Linus Von Castelmur held seperate meetings Wednesday with Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel.

Since Canada is the partner country of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit, Beck held a detailed discussion with the CM to explore different avenues in trade, innovation, tourism as well as skill development between Canada and Gujarat, an official press release issued said.

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7.30 am:

Appointment of top official in PMO cancelled in six days

The Appointments Committee of the cabinet late on Wednesday approved the cancellation of order of appointment of Rajiv Nayan Choubey as additional secretary, Prime Minister's Office (PMO), less than a week after he was appointed to the post.

Earlier additional secretary, power, Choubey was appointed June 12 to his new posting in the PMO.

No reason was given for cancellation of the appointment order of the 1981 batch Tamil Nadu cadre Indian Administrative Service official.

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