Railway minister's son booked for raping actor

Bangalore : The son of Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda has been booked for rape and cheating following a complaint by Kannada film actor Maithreyi, police said Thursday. The Gowdas denied the charges, even as Bangalore police summoned Maithreyi for recording her statement.

"We have booked a case against Karthik after the woman filed a complaint Wednesday... under sections 376 (rape) and 420 (cheating)," Deputy Police Commissioner T.R. Suresh told IANS.

Rapes will happen so long as Earth exists: Trinamool legislator

Kolkata : Even as the controversy surrounding Trinamool Congress parliamentarian Tapas Paul's 'rape and kill' remarks is yet to subside, a party legislator has created a row by saying "rapes will happen so long as the Earth exists".

The comments by Dipak Kumar Halder, Trinamool legislator from West Bengal's Diamond Harbour, has created an outrage, with people demanding his suspension from the party and the assembly.

Three bullet-riddled bodies found in Meghalaya

Shillong : Three bullet-riddled bodies were found Thursday in Meghalaya's Garo Hills region, police said.

A police spokesperson said the trio were gunned down Wednesday night by suspected tribal militants after they were kidnapped from other regions of the Garo Hills.

"We (police) recovered three bullet-riddled bodies from Oragitok village bordering in East and West Garo Hills district based on the information of Nokma (village chief)," Inspector General of Police in-charge operations, G.H.P. Raju told IANS.

Over 400 human trafficking victims rescued in Assam

Guwahati : Assam Police has rescued 422 victims of human trafficking, mostly minors, and arrested 281 offenders since 2011, according to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), highlighting the magnitude of this problem in the entire northeastern region.

Official records showed that of the total 93 victims of trafficking in 2011, 36 were minors, and of these 36, 28 were girls.
The number of victims went up to 188 in 2013 and 94 were found to be below 18 years.

36 militants, nine policemen killed in Afghanistan

Kabul : A total of 36 militants and nine policemen were killed in clashes in Afghanistan's Ghor province, a senior government official said Wednesday, adding that the militants also took 30 policemen captive.

The killings occurred Tuesday night as clashes flared up in the province's Pasawand district, Xinhua quoted provincial governor Sayed Anwar Rahmati as saying.

"Unfortunately nine of our police have been martyred during the operations launched Tuesday night to root out militants in Sandan area of Pasawand district and the clash continued."

Chabad Centre reopens six years after Mumbai attack

Mumbai : Jewish outreach centre Chabad-Lubavitch, which was bloodied and brutalised in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, reopened to normal activities in its renovated avatar Tuesday.

A group of 25 Rabbis from Asia attended the reopening ceremony at the six-storey Nariman House which houses the Chabad-Lubavitch Centre in Colaba in south Mumbai.

It was one of the targets of the 10 Pakistani terrorists who created the 60-hour mayhem in Mumbai during the Nov 26-29, 2008 terror attacks, sneaking in from the Arabian Sea route.

13 guerrillas killed in Kashmir in August

Srinagar : Security forces Tuesday killed a separatist guerrilla in an ongoing operation in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the number of guerrillas killed this month to 13, an official said.

The operation by the Chinar Corps that has been continuing in Kupwara district for the past few days led to a gun battle with the militant Tuesday morning, a defence ministry spokesman said.

The gunfight led to the death of the militant in Gurdaji near Kalaroos.

National Minority Commission to raise demands of murdered techie’s father; proposes banning HRS

By Staff Reporter,

Mumbai: A panel of National Commission for Minorities (NCM) on Monday visited violence affected areas of Pune and after listening Sadiq Shaikh - father of murdered techie Mohsin Shaikh and other members of minority organizations have said that there are sufficient proofs of involvement of radical outfit Hindu Rashtra Sena (HRS) in igniting Pune communal violence in the city and therefore the panel would strongly recommend central government to ban HRS.

Nigerian held with cocaine worth Rs. 1.25 crore

New Delhi: A 29-year-old Nigerian has been arrested for possessing 115 gm of cocaine valued at Rs.1.25 crore in the international market, police said Tuesday.

Kingsley Chinedu Odefour was arrested Monday from Najafgarh in west Delhi.

Odefour, who was residing at Uttam Nagar, came to Delhi in 2012 on single-entry business visa for textile business at Tirupur in Chennai.

17 sentenced over terrorism charges in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh : A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced 17 suspects to jail terms ranging from nine to 33 years as they were involved in terror attacks in the country, a media report said.

The suspects were convicted of embracing a deviant ideology, contacting and sheltering members of Al Qaeda network, funding terrorist activities, illegal possession of weapons, undermining national security and forging ID documents, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported Monday.

The 17 men are part of a larger group of 67 defendants on trial in Riyadh over similar accusations.