Maharashtra Dalit Murders: Demonstrations continue as triple murder mystery remains unsolved

This is second of the two part series report about the brutal killing of a dalit family in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district and the subsequent agitation it has sparked because police is yet to arrest anybody for the ghastly crime.

By A. Mirsab,,

Mumbai: It’s been more than a week that three members of a dalit family were killed in Jawkheda Khalasa under Pathardi tehsil of Ahmednagar district but the police are still clueless about the perpetrators. It has resulted in Maharashtra witnessing an increased protest from various community organizations demanding immediate arrest and harsher punishment.

Death sentences upheld in China terrorist attack case

Beijing : A Chinese court Friday upheld the death sentences of three men implicated in a terrorist attack that killed 31 people at a railway station in Kunming, the capital city of southwest China's Yunnan Province, earlier this year.

Iskandar Ehet, Turgun Tohtunyaz and Hasayn Muhammad were sentenced to death Sep 12 for leading a terrorist organisation and for intentional homicide, Xinhua reported.

Investigators found that the three men had been training recruits for terrorist activities, including the attack at Kunming railway station, since December 2013.

IED defused in Shopian district

Srinagar : Security forces Friday defused a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, averting a major tragedy.

Police said the IED was planted in a gas cylinder on Mughal Road by separatist guerrillas to target vehicles of the security forces. The road connects Kashmir Valley with Rajouri district in Jammu region.

US condemns attack on refugee camp by Syrian military

Washington : The US has condemned an attack by Syrian armed forces on a camp for displaced people in the northeastern region of Idlib in which 10 people died and dozens were injured.

The attack was carried out by helicopters which dropped barrel bombs on a camp for refugees who had fled from the neighbouring Hama region, according to Syrian Observatory For Human Rights.

Barrel bombs are oil drums stuffed with explosives and shrapnel designed to cause casualties and horrific injuries.

Yasin Malik arrested in Srinagar

Srinagar : Separatist leader Muhammad Yasin Malik, who has called for a boycott of the coming Jammu and Kashmir elections, was Thursday taken into preventive custody here.

This was done to maintain law and order in the city, a police officer said.

Malik, chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), told IANS that police reached his uptown Abi Guzar office in the morning and seized him.

He said some other JKLF leaders were also arrested.

Maharashtra Dalit Murders: Jawkheda - Anatomy of a dalit triple murder

This is first of the two part series report about the brutal killing of a dalit family in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district and the subsequent agitation it has sparked because police is yet to arrest anybody for the ghastly crime

By Sudhir Pedgaonkar for,

Jawkheda, Pathardi (Dist Ahmednagar): When entire Maharashtra was celebrating Diwali – it is five days of festivities – Jawkheda (Khalsa), a village of about 2500 population, was mourning.

Guerrilla killed in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar: A suspected separatist guerrilla was killed in a gunfight Tuesday with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, a police official said. The exchange of fire was still on in the area.

"One militant was killed in Wanderbala forest area in Kupwara district in a gunfight with the security forces today (Tuesday)," the official told IANS here.

Police and troops of Rashtriya Rifles surrounded the Wanderbala forest area early Tuesday following specific intelligence inputs about the presence of a group of militants there, he said.

South African held for raping Naga woman in Delhi

New Delhi : A 34-year-old South African has been arrested on charges of raping a woman from Nagaland on the pretext of marriage, police said Monday.

The 24-year-old woman filed a complaint against the accused, Nilengo, Sunday evening at Mukherjee Nagar police station in north Delhi.

The man was arrested and a case has been registered against him.

The woman, who worked as a beautician in Bangalore, had come in contact with the man through a social networking website in December 2013.

25 suspected militants killed in Pakistan

Islamabad : At least 25 suspected militants were killed and 10 injured Monday in airstrikes in Pakistan's North Waziristan region.

According to officials, the victims also included two Uzbek militants, Dawn online reported.

The jets targeted militant hideouts in Lataka, Sanzai, Danari and other adjoining areas.

In June, the Pakistan army began an offensive dubbed Operation Zarb-i-Azb against militant hideouts in North Waziristan tribal agency after a bloody raid on Karachi airport ended faltering peace talks between the government and Pakistani Taliban militants.

LeT recruitment module busted, eight held in Kashmir

Srinagar : Security forces Sunday busted a recruitment module of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in Sopore town of Jammu and Kashmir, and arrested eight members, police said.

"Police in Sopore town, with the assistance of 30 Rashtriya Rifles, busted a recruitment module of the LeT militant outfit thus averting a major terror and subversion plan of the militants," a police officer told IANS.

The eight members were arrested from various areas of Sopore and adjoining areas, and were preparing for terrorist acts, he said.