Live: BSP MP Dhananjay Singh now booked for rape

Last Updated: Thu, Nov 14, 2013 12:08 hrs

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BSP MP Dhananjay Singh now booked for rape

After being arrested in connection with the torture and murder of his maid-servant, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) parliamentarian Dhananjay Singh has been booked for raping a 42-year-old married woman, police said Thursday.

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INS Vikramaditya set to join Indian Navy on November 16

Defence Minister AK Antony will induct the long-delayed aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, designed to boost India's maritime capabilities, at a shipyard in Russia on Saturday.

Antony will leave for Russia on Friday with a high-level delegation, including Defence Secretary RK Mathur, on a four-day visit during which, apart from commissioning the aircraft carrier, he will also co-chair the India Russia Inter -Governmental Commission on Military Technical Cooperation (IRIGC-MTC) with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Shoigu.

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Ashram caretaker held for trying to implicate Asaram in murder

The former caretaker of Asaram Bapu's ashram here was today arrested for allegedly hatching a conspiracy to implicate the controversial godman in the alleged death of three children in his Jammu ashram.

"We have arrested Bhola Nath from a city area," Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Jammu, Atul Kumar Goel said, adding that he is being interrogated.

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Chennai lighthouse open to visitors after 22 years

After over two decades, the Chennai lighthouse, overlooking the Marina beach, the second longest in the world, was today opened to visitors.

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Kashmir legislator's guard opens fire at civilians, arrested

An opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) legislator's security guard was arrested Thursday for opening fire at civilians in north Kashmir's Bandipora district, an officer said.

"Altaf Baba, PSO (personal security officer) of Bandipora MLA Nizamuddin Bhat, was arrested today (Thursday) for firing at and injuring two people in Bandipora," the officer added.

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Software engineer kills wife, mother-in-law in Hyderabad

A software engineer murdered his wife and mother-in-law for allegedly harassing him and later surrendered before police.

The double murder took place at a house under Monda Market police station limits in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad, late Wednesday night.

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Train mows down, kills 6 elephants in West Bengal

A passenger train plowed into a herd of elephants in West Bengal, killing six, including two cubs, as they lumbered across the tracks in a forest, authorities said Thursday.

The crash was the worst of its kind in recent memory, said Hiten Burman, forestry minister in West Bengal. Ten other elephants were seriously injured and the death toll could rise, he said.

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Malayalam actor Augustine is dead

Malayalam film actor Augustine died at a private hospital Thursday morning in kerala, his family said. He was 58. The actor is survived by his wife and two daughters, one of whom is upcoming actress Ann Augustine.

His funeral will be held Friday. Beginning his acting career through theatre, Augustine entered the Malayalam film industry in the mid eighties and since then he has acted in more than 100 films.

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Terrorism is Congress' gift to Punjab: Badal

Referring to a book by a former DGP, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal claimed the Congress' was responsible for fuelling terrorism in the state.

Speaking to reporters Badal said, "We have been saying from the beginning and will tell again that Congress is responsible for the terrorism in Punjab. This is Congress' gift to Punjab indeed."

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'Sooraj was at a hotel when Jiah Khan died'

Actor Aditya Pancholi, harried by the sudden allegations against his son in the Jiah Khan case, says Sooraj was at a five star hotel when the actress died.

"We've footage of Sooraj entering the hotel, spending time in there with his friend and leaving the hotel. Therefore the question of Sooraj's guilt just doesn't arise," said Aditya reacting to Jiah's mother Rabiya Khan's allegation that her daughter was murdered by someone very "close" to her.

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'Third Front will emerge stronger in Lok Sabha polls'

Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday claimed that the Third Front would emerge as a strong force in the next General Election and his party would garner maximum seats in Uttar Pradesh.

On who could be the prime ministerial nominee of the front, Yadav told reporters that the matter would be decided after the elections. The SP leader said the hype around BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is the creation of a section of media and he is not aware of the problems the people of the country.

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Three injured in US high school shooting

At least three people were injured when police responded to a shooting at Brashear High School in the US city of Pittsburgh Wednesday, TV reports said.

A shooter came out of the woods near the school and shot three students on Crane Avenue, local TV station KDKA quoted school officials as saying, Xinhua reported.

After the shots were fired, the students ran back into the school for help.

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7 killed, 40 injured in Karnataka bus fire

Seven persons were killed while 40 others injured, six of them seriously, when a Mumbai-bound bus from Bangalore caught fire after hitting a road median in this north Karnataka district early today.

The mishap occurred near Kunimelli bridge, about 14 kms from here, police said.

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6 killed in bus fire in Karnataka

At least six persons were charred to death when a Mumbai-bound bus from Bangalore caught fire after hitting a road divider near Kunimelli bridge, about 14 km from here, in the early hours today.

The bus had left Bangalore last night and 41 passengers managed to escape, Superintendent of Police Shashi Kumar said.

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Indian-American surgeon gets highest US immigrant award

An Indian-American transplant surgeon has been presented with a prestigious immigrant award of the US government, in recognition of his outstanding achievements.

Dr Rahul Jindal, currently a staff transplant surgeon at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre and professor of surgery at Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences was presented "Outstanding American by Choice" award yesterday.

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