Victim identified Uber cab driver as rapist, police tell court

New Delhi : The woman executive who was allegedly raped by Uber taxi driver identified the accused at a court where she had gone to record her statement in December last year, the case's investigation officer Thursday told a court where the trial is underway.

Testifying as a prosecution witness in the case, woman Sub Inspector Renu told Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja that victim has identified the accused Shiv Kumar Yadav Dec 8 last year outside the court room.

36 killed in clashes with IS in Iraq

Baghdad : A total of 36 people were killed in attacks and clashes with the Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala Wednesday, security sources said.

Heavy clashes erupted when Iraqi security forces and Shia militias attacked IS militants hiding in Himreen mountainous area in northeast of Baquba, Diyala's provincial capital, some 65 km northeast of Baghdad, leaving at least 20 IS militants dead, provincial police chief Jamil al-Shimary told Xinhua news agency.

92 suspected militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes

Islamabad : At least 92 suspected militants were killed in Pakistan's North Waziristan and Khyber Agency areas in airstrikes on their hideouts, Dawn reported Wednesday.

“In a precise aerial strike in Datta Khel area of North Waziristan in the afternoon (Tuesday), 53 militants, including 12 foreigners, were killed. Six hideouts, an ammunition dump and seven explosives-laden vehicles were destroyed,” the report quoted an Inter-Services Public Relations statement as saying.

In another strike in the same area later, 23 militants were killed, the ISPR added.

Armyman killed in Kashmir a day after getting medal

Srinagar/New Delhi : Two Hizbul Mujahideen guerrillas and an army officer - who was awarded a gallantry medal on Republic Day - were killed and a policeman was injured in a gunfight Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.

Col. Munindra Nath Rai of 9 Gorkha Rifles, seconded to the Rashtriya Rifles, was awarded a Yudh Seva Medal Monday, the army said in a statement in New Delhi.

Boy, 8, shoots elder brother dead in Mizoram

Aizawl : An eight-year-old boy shot dead his elder brother with their father's hunting gun in Mizoram, police said here Tuesday.

The incident took place late Monday in Serchhip district.

"R.C. Lalchuangkima returned from the forest, and kept his loaded hunting gun in his home Monday night. His young son reportedly picked up the gun and fired at his elder brother David Lalengzuala, who died on the spot," a police officer said.

The boy, only eight years old, fired twice and the bullets hit his 12-year-old elder brother in the head, said the officer.

Woman, her four children murdered in Meerut

Lucknow : A woman and her four children were among the six people hacked to death in Meerut, police said Tuesday.

The murders took place Monday at Suhail Garden.

Police said the deceased were identified as Rukhsana, the mother, and her children - Rinsha, 20, Julie, 8, Goongie, 6, and Suhail, 12. The bodies of all her children were found in pools of blood inside a house.

An unidentified man was also killed. Police said all the six were murdered by sharp edged weapons.

Two blasts in Assam on Republic Day, no injuries

Guwahati : Suspected militants from the anti-talks faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom Monday triggered two blasts near Digboi town in Tinsukia district.

"While one blast was triggered on the outskirts of Digboi town, another blast took place near a drain in the town. Both were low intensity crude bombs and there is no injury or any damage," Tinsukia Superintendent of Police A.P. Tiwari said.

35 terrorists killed in Pakistan air strikes

Islamabad : At least 35 suspected terrorists were killed when military planes shelled their hideouts in Pakistan's North Waziristan Agency Sunday.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the air strikes were conducted in Dattakhel tehsil, Dawn reported.

The conflict zone is off-limits to journalists, so there is no way to independently verify the number and identity of those killed.

Officials said that over 1,200 suspected militants had been killed since the army launched Operation Zarb-i-Azb in North Waziristan in June 2014.

Ara court blast: 2 killed 16 injured; two bomb blast accused escape; terror angle ruled out

Incidentally, despite revelation of association of the escaped prisoner to be an accused in 6 years old bomb blast that killed two persons, the police and media has immediately ruled out the possibility of linking the blast with any saffron organization terming the incidence to be criminal in nature than terror.

By staff reporter,

Ara (Bihar): The investigation team of Bihar police has confirmed the bomb blast at Ara civil court premises that killed at least two persons and left 16 others injured on Friday was aimed at freeing the mastermind of six year old bomb blast accused during his appearance in the court.

Odisha man shares defence information with ISI, held

Bhubaneswar : Amid threat of a possible terror attack, Odisha Police Friday arrested a man for allegedly sharing information about the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Balasore district with Pakistani spy agency ISI.

"Iswar Chandra Behera, a contractual videographer engaged in the ITR of Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) was arrested for sharing secret information about the defence related activities with an ISI agent in lieu of money," Asit Panigrahi, Deputy Inspector General (Eastern Range) of Police, informed media persons in Balasore.