Heavy security at Bhojshala, Hindu group shuns puja in protest

Dhar (Madhya Pradesh) : Amid tension and heavy security in the Bhojshala here, a Hindu group on Friday shunned the site for conducting the special Basant Panchami puja while the administration escorted a small group of Muslims into the place for a token namaz.

Bhoj Utsav Samiti, supported by Hindu Jagran Manch, said it was shunning the site because the administration had turned it into a garrison by deploying hundreds of security personnel and stationed plainclothesmen inside the site where puja was to be conducted.

AIIMS resident doctors accuse professor of physical assault

New Delhi : Residents doctors of the neuro surgery department at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Thursday alleged a senior professor of the institution had manhandled and verbal abused them and sought his removal.

According to reports, the AIIMS Resident Doctors Association (RDA) has also written to the institute's director M.C Misra over the issue.

It is learnt that the professor has been asked to remain off duty and a inquiry against him is underway.

Ishrat Jahan was LeT operative, Headley tells Mumbai court

Mumbai : Pakistani-American terrorist-turned-approver David Coleman Headley on Thursday said Thane collegian Ishrat Jahan, shot dead in an alleged shootout with police in 2004, was a Lashkar-e-Taiba member and hinted that she could be a potential suicide bomber.

"Jahan was an LeT member," Headley said in his sensational disclosure while deposing before Special TADA Court Judge A. Sanap via video-conferencing from a US jail.

Woman teacher, husband sent to 14-day judicial custody

Ranchi : A Ranchi court on Thursday sent a woman schoolteacher and her husband - arrested in connection with the murder of a Class VII student of a local school - to 14 days in judicial custody.

A court for handling juvenile accused sent their two minor children, arrested in the same case, to a remand home.

Police sources said they will seek police remand of the couple for further investigation.

Abducted student found murdered in Guragaon

Gurgaon : An 18-year-old student, who was abducted last weekend, was on Thursday found murdered, police said, adding she might have been sexually assaulted before being killed.

The girl, a class 12 student and belonging to a Dalit family from Jatauli village near Heli Mandi, went missing under mysterious circumstances on Saturday. Her body was found in a mustard field here.

Her father had lodged a case of kidnapping at Pataudi police station on Sunday against Dharam Singh, a resident of the same village. The accused has been absconding.

Nurses to go on relay hunger strike from Friday

New Delhi : The All India Government Nurses Federation will go on a relay hunger strike from Friday to February 27 to press for their demand to be paid all benefits recommended by the Seventh Pay Commission.

The two-week strike will also see the nurses across India go on mass casual leave on February 26.

The nurses have demanded increment in nursing, risk and night duty allowances as per the Seventh Pay Commission, federation secretary general G.K. Khurana said here.

Congress should apologise to Ishrat encounter heroes: BJP

New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday demanded an apology from the Congress hours after Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist-turned-approver David Coleman Headley revealed that Ishrat Jahan was a member of the terror outfit.

"The Congress president and vice president should apologise to the heroes who killed LeT terrorist Ishrat Jahan and her accomplices," BJP leader Shrikant Sharma said here.

Picked up from an Army ‘crackdown’, never to return: Dilshada Begum’s 23-year search for her husband continues

In the fourth of the five personal stories of half widows, Raqib Hameed Naik narrates the story of Dilshada Begum.

SC puts on hold child rapist-murderer's death sentence

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Wednesday put on hold the execution of the death sentence of Vasanta Sampat Dupare who had sought recall of its verdict upholding his conviction and death sentence for raping and stoning to death a four-year-old girl in Maharashtra in 2008.

Manipur forum in Delhi to file FIR against killings

Imphal : The Manipur Tribals Forum Delhi on Wednesday said it will file police complaints against the Manipur government for the killing of nine tribals by the police during a protest in September last year.

The bodies of the nine people, who were killed in violence in Churachandpur district after the assembly passed three bills for the protection of indigenous people, have been lying in a morgue since then.

The Manipur Tribals Forum Delhi said it was "not happy" that the state government has not booked anyone regarding the killings.