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Two arrested for racist remark against northeastern student

New Delhi: Two youth were arrested here Sunday for passing a racist remark against a student from the northeast, police said.

Amit Kumar, 22, and Akash Kumar, 23, both residents of Bihar's Chhapra, were arrested after Hemang Haokip, 25, complained against them for the racist comment made midnight.

The incident took place in Maurice Nagar area in north Delhi near Delhi University north campus.

"The victim and the two accused are neighbours and reside in rented accommodations," said a police official.

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Verma demands CBI enquiry in IPL scam

New Delhi: Unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) chief Aditya Verma has demanded a CBI or an NIA enquiry into the Indian Premier League (IPL) betting and spot-fixing scandal by alleging a nexus between the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) and all the accused in the scam.

Verma, who is a petitioner in the IPL scam in the Supreme Court, said that during the next hearing slated for Wednesday, he will pray for CBI or NIA inquiry.

Bodies of missing woman, minor daughters found in Kolkata

Kolkata: The bodies of a 37-year-old woman and her two minor daughters who had gone missing nearly a fortnight ago were recovered from inside a shop here Sunday, police said.

The bodies were recovered from the shop in Eqbalpur area here following interrogation of four people suspected to be involved in the crime.

Unpaid Indian women workers sent home from Saudi Arabia

Riyadh: The Indian embassy in Saudi Arabia has finally repatriated a group of Indian women workers who were not paid their salaries for the past nine months by their employer.

The Indian embassy in Riyadh arranged the flight tickets for ten workers, who were on contractual jobs for a cleaning company here, from the Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF) and mediated with the contracting company to safeguard their final exits, Arab News reported Sunday.

Meanwhile, the contracting company which had employed the cleaners for two-and-half years allowed their final exit.

Uganda, with uranium, oil and gas, seeks India's help

By Biswajit Choudhury ,

New Delhi: Uganda, sitting on a "pile of uranium", is seeking India's knowhow to develop its reserves and open up new vistas of energy cooperation between historically linked countries, a visiting Ugandan minister has said.

Ephraim Kwamuntu, Ugandan minister of water and environment, said his country was keen on mutually beneficial cooperation with India to develop energy resources.

Tendulkar, Ganguly, Ranbir, Salman bag ISL franchises

Mumbai: Former India cricket captains Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly bagged the franchisee rights for Kochi and Kolkata while Bollywood stars Ranbir Kapoor, Salman Khan and John Abraham bought Mumbai, Pune and Guwahati in the eight-team based inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) football.

The promoters of ISL IMG-Reliance, while announcing the owners of the eight city franchises, said that the Indian Premier League (IPL) style tournament has taken its first major leap in its bid to revolutionise Indian football.

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Rebel leader Malkhan Singh nabbed in Bengal

Kolkata: Malkhan Singh alias Madhav Mondal, a top leader of the rebel Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO), has been arrested from West Bengal's Malda district, police said Sunday.

He was arrested late Saturday from a jungle near Habibpur village in the district.

Malkhan Singh was said to be the commandant of his organisation in Malda. Several cases of terrorist activities are pending against him.

Juvenile attacks six people with blade in Delhi

New Delhi: A juvenile, said to be mentally-challenged, was apprehended Saturday after he attacked several people with a blade here, police said.

The boy was held from from Jafrabad area in east Delhi Saturday morning awhere he had gone on a rampage late Friday, slashing six people with a blade and leaving them with injuries on their neck and cheeks.

The victims were admitted to hospital and later discharged.

Curfew in Haryana town after youth's killing

Chandigarh/Gurgaon: Authorities in Haryana's Mewat district Saturday imposed curfew in Punhana town to curb any flare up between two communities following the killing of a youth from the minority community.

Mewat Deputy Commissioner Ramesh Chand Verma said curfew was imposed in Punhana, 375 km from here (130 km from Delhi), as a precautionary measure.

Curfew was imposed at 11 a.m. but relaxed for two hours (5 p. m. to 7 p.m.). No untoward incident was reported during the relaxation period, police said.

The army has been put on stand-by.

14 killed in two Maoist attacks in Chhattisgarh

Raipur: At least 14 people, including polling officials and security personnel, were killed Saturday when their vehicles were blown up in two separate Maoist attacks in Chhattisgarh, officials said.

The Maoists struck just two days after polling got over in Chhattisgarh's Bastar Lok Sabha constituency.

A bus in which 12 polling officials were returning in Bijapur district, about 450 km from here, was blown to bits by a Maoist landmine. Six polling officials were killed on the spot and six others injured, of whom one died of his injuries later.

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