Bihar to challenge bail to board topper scam mastermind

Patna : The Bihar government on Thursday decided to challenge the bail granted to Usha Sinha, one of the masterminds behind the Bihar education board exam topper scam.

Sinha, former Janata Dal-United legislator, was granted bail by the special court of vigilance-I judge here on November 30, nearly five months after she was arrested by the Special Investigation Team (SIT), along with her husband and Bihar School Examination Board's former Chairman Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh.

NIA to investigate Nagrota terror attack

New Delhi : The NIA on Wednesday registered a case with regard to the November 29 terror attack on an army base in Nagrota in Jammu and Kashmir, in which seven Indian soldiers, including two officers, were killed.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) registered the case at its police station in Delhi following instructions from the Union Home Ministry.

The case has been filed for offences under sections 120B, 121, 307 of the Ranbir Penal Code or RPC and sections 7, 27 of the Arms Act, 1958.


Two arrested for breaking ATM in Manipur

Imphal : Two persons, including a policeman, have been arrested in Manipur on charges of destroying an ATM here after failing to get cash, police said on Wednesday.

Hemchandra Oinam, who is from Manipur Rifles, and Bobby Nameirakpam entered an ATM booth belonging to the State Bank of India located at the PWD complex on Tuesday evening to draw money.

When they realized the ATM was dry, they smashed its screen and the machine itself.

An official said CRPF personnel at the PWD office overpowered the two men and handed them over to police.


Communal flare-up feared in tense Manipur

Imphal : Intelligence sources have hinted at a possible communal flare-up as a spillover of the blockade and counter-blockade that has affected Manipur since November 1, officials said on Thursday.

The United Naga Council (UNC) called for an indefinite economic blockade in Manipur as it believes the government is going ahead with the creation of two districts -- Jiribam and Sadar Hills -- to be carved out of Imphal East and Senapati districts respectively.

Fear and loathing in Ahmedabad

By Revati Laul

If I told you that given a choice between the people and a convicted rapist, the courts have chosen to protect the rapist, you'd say I am making it up. I wish this time that the truth weren't so bizarre. Because it also directly impacts my personal safety. But I will come directly to the point.

Bhopal encounter: Fact-finding team rubbishes official version, says jailbreak 'virtually impossible'

By TCN News

A nine-member Fact Finding Team (FFT) from various civil society organisations and institutions visited Bhopal from November 4 to 6 to look into the encounter of 8 SIMI undertrials, as well as the alleged murder of a security guard. The team visited the encounter site, spoke to the officials, visited the family of the deceased, and interviewed some of the prime witnesses and investigating officers in the case.

The following are the key points of the document:

Two more arrested in Kolkata in child trafficking case

Kolkata : Two more people, including a doctor, have been arrested in the inter-state child trafficking case detected here, CID officials said on Sunday.

Tapan Biswas, associated with the Baduria nursing home, one of the hubs of newborn child trafficking in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, was arrested from a relative's house at Burdwan district's Memari on Saturday night.

Biswas was on the run since CID conducted the raid in Baduria.

Top terrorists, gangsters escape after Punjab jailbreak

Nabha (Punjab) : In a sensational jailbreak, armed men attacked the high security Nabha jail in Punjab and escaped with two terrorists, including Khalistan Liberation Force chief Harminder Singh Mintoo, and four gangsters on Sunday, police said.

The attackers, dressed in police uniforms, breached the tight security of the Nabha Jail with at least 100 rounds fired during the attack, jail officials said.

Mintoo and another terrorist Kashmir Galwadi were among those who escaped around 9.30 a.m from the jail premises.

11 arrested for beating up police, woman

Kolkata : Eleven persons were arrested on Saturday for allegedly beating up a policeman after a fight broke out between neighbours over playing of loud music at a midnight birthday party in south Kolkata, police said.

Neighbours Ranu Pramanik and her son objected to the use of the music system on the second floor of the house at Gariahat Road till Friday-Saturday midnight.

However, both of them were physically assaulted by the party organisers.

"On getting this information police reached the spot and they physically assaulted the duty officer also."

नोटबंदी के बाद भोपाल एनकाउंटर : खोते सवाल, अधूरे जवाब

जावेद अनीस

इस देश में एनकाउंटर का स्याह इतिहास है और इसको लेकर हमेशा से ही विवाद रहा है. आम तौर पर एनकाउंटर के साथ ‘फर्जी’ शब्द जरूर जुड़ता है. मध्यप्रदेश के 61वें स्थापना दिवस से ठीक एक दिन पहले यहां भी एक ऐसा ही एनकाउंटर हुआ है, जो अपने पीछे कई सवाल छोड़ गया है. आईएसओ प्रमाणित भोपाल सेंट्रल जेल में बंद प्रतिबंधित सिमी के आठ संदिग्ध फरार हुए और फिर उनका एनकाउंटर कर दिया गया, उसके बाद से इसको लेकर मंत्रियों, अधिकारियों के बयान आपस में मेल नहीं खा रहे हैं और जो वीडियो सामने आये हैं वो भी कई गंभीर सवाल खड़े करते हैं.