Live: Girl pleads guilty to assaulting elderly Sikh in Britain

Last Updated: Fri, Oct 18, 2013 11:31 hrs

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11 infants die in two days in Bengal hospital

At least 11 infants have died at the Malda Medical College Hospital in West Bengal's Malda district since Oct 16, hospital authorities said Friday.

"In the last 24 hours, seven babies, all below one year of age, have died in the hospital, taking the toll to 11 since Wednesday (Oct 16) night," said Abdur Rashid, the hospital superintendent.

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Girl pleads guilty to assaulting elderly Sikh in Britain

A teenaged girl who was captured on camera severely assaulting an elderly Sikh man in August this year has pleaded guilty in a British court.

Coral Millerchip, 19, pleaded guilty at the Warwick Crown Court to assaulting the 80-year-old Sikh pensioner, causing him actual bodily harm, the Coventry Observer reported Thursday.

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Girls caught with lovers filing false rape cases, says Court

A man accused of raping a woman by deceitfully making her believe that she is his legally wedded wife has been acquitted by a Delhi court which said girls voluntarily elope with their lovers but to escape their parents' scolding they lodge false case.

"They (girls) voluntarily elope with their lovers to explore the greener pastures of bodily pleasure and on return to their homes, they conveniently fabricate the story of kidnap and rape in order to escape scolds and harsh treatment from the parents.

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Weapons on ship meant for anti-piracy operations: AdvanFort

A top official of U.S.-based firm AdvanFort that owns the ship that has been detained off the coast of Tamil Nadu has claimed that all arms and ammunition on board are licensed and were meant for anti-piracy mission.

“The weapons on board the vessel are completely legal. They are all registered. They were purchased legally and are used for our own use in safeguarding ships in the high risk area,” William H Watson, president of Washington DC-based AdvanFort, told PTI.

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India confident of presidential poll, says Nasheed

Frontrunner of the Maldives presidential election Mohammad Nasheed said India is confident the embattled poll will be held Saturday and a new president sworn in next month.

"India believes that there will no further issues and a smooth election will be held," Nasheed said at a press conference Friday.

Nasheed reiterated that his party is ready to go ahead with poll despite his party is noting issues with the eligible voters' list.

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Robbery at actress Shilpa Shetty's house

Actress Shilpa Shetty and businessman Raj Kundra's Juhu residence was robbed earlier this week, said police officials here. An expensive music system and an iPod were missing from the house.The police is investigating the matter.

"An FIR has been filed by her house manager on Oct 16. We have not caught anyone so far, but the investigations are on," an official from the Juhu police station here told IANS.

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BJP plans to edge Congress over education loan issue

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) plans to edge the central government out over the issue of education loan as the nationalised banks do not show much interest in its disbursal, said a party leader Friday.

Banks also do not pass on the interest subsidy to eligible poor borrowers and shame the students by pasting their pictures on the branch notice boards when they default on dues.

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Auto driver molests blind athlete; police, passersby turn a blind eye

An auto-rickshaw driver molested a blind national-level athlete in the state capital, police said on Thursday. However, when she tried to lodge an FIR, she was 'advised' to come on Thursday morning as it was "too late and she was blind".

The first information report (FIR) was lodged on Thursday and police were trying to identify the auto in which the incident occurred.

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TN police arrest 35 crew members of American ship

The Tamil Nadu police have arrested 35 crew members of an American ship for carrying weapons without permit.

They have been taken to the Muthaihpuram police station near the Tuticorin dockyard, where they will be formally put under arrest.

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Insurance company agent arrested for duping Facebook friend of Rs 1.10 crore

A resident of the Vijay Nagar in Ghaziabad was on Thursday arrested for allegedly duping a woman of lakh of rupees after befriending her on a social networking site, police said.

According to police, the arrested person, identified as one Raghuveer Singh, had approached Devika, hailing from Gujarat on Facebook.

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Bombay HC allows animal lover to keep 12 dogs in her flat

In an interim relief to an animal lover, the Bombay High Court, on Thursday, ruled that she may be allowed to keep 12 dogs in her suburban Andheri flat until further orders.

Hearing a petition filed by animal lover Durga Rai, a bench of Justices P V Hardas and P N Deshmukh said that status quo be maintained in respect of these dogs which have been granted licence by the civic body after taxes were paid to keep them in the premises. 

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Pune Toll booth firing: Three suspects arrested

Three suspects of the firing at Khed Shivapur toll firing case have been arrested early on Friday morning by Pune rural police. The arrests were made at Rajgarh. Firing was reported from Khed Shivapur toll booth near Pune late on Tuesday.

According to reports, individuals traveling in a Swift car fired at one of the attendants manning the Khed Shivapur toll booth injuring him. The people in the car were chased by the people present at the toll booth but they managed to escape firing back at them, eyewitnesses said. Eyewitness claim that there were four people inside the car.

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Teen found with fetus in bag at store

A security guard on the lookout for shoplifters searched two teenage girls as they left a Manhattan lingerie shop Thursday afternoon and discovered one of them was carrying a fetus in her bag, police said.

The 17-year-old girls were shopping at a Victoria's Secret store in midtown Manhattan, said police, who were called to the scene after a guard noticed a strong odor coming from one of the bags and found the fetus. One of the girls told detectives she was carrying the human remains because she had delivered a day earlier and didn't know what to do, authorities said. It wasn't clear whether the fetus was alive or dead when delivered.

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Andy Murray honoured by British royal family

Scottish tennis star Andy Murray was named here Thursday as Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Prince William, who stood in for the first time for his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, at an investiture ceremony.

The 2013 Wimbledon champion had been included on the list of OBE recipients after winning last year's US Open and claiming men's singles gold at the London Olympics, though prior to his historic victory in July at the All England Club.

Murray made it on time for the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, accompanied by his parents and girlfriend, even though he had announced earlier on Twitter that he might be late because he was "in the middle of a drug test".

Prince William was "nervous" before the investiture ceremony, according a royal insider, who said the Duke of Cambridge had even practiced with Palace aides because "he obviously doesn't want to slice anyone's ear off or stick a pin into their chest".

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