Driver gets jail for molesting employer’s minor daughter

Vadodara: A six-year-old girl who was repeatedly molested for over a fortnight by her businessman father’s 46-year-old driver has finally got justice after two years. The girl was so traumatized by the driver’s deeds that she couldn’t narrate the ordeal to her father and instead broke down in front of her aunt in November 2016.On Friday, the accused driver Rajesh Yadav was sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment after a child friendly trial conducted by a special POCSO court in the city. Yadav, who was employed by the girl’s father…

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Ten non-Gujarati labourers attacked in engg companies

Vadodara: At least 10 non-Gujarati labourers working in two engineering companies in Waghodiya were attacked by a mob consisting of residents of Kotambi and Kamrol villages in Waghodiya taluka on Sunday.In the afternoon, the mob entered the premises of the two companies with swords, iron rods and stones. According to police, some persons from the crowd started shouting that all labourers from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar should leave the premises immediately. One of them said that all non-Gujarati should leave the state, while others started beating the labourers who were…

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Former salesman denied bail

Vadodara: Salesman of a luxury car showroom in city, who was arrested last month for offering warranty and service packages to customers privately ,was denied bail by a sessions court here. Accused Nilesh Shah, who was arrested on September 12, used to offer packages ranging from Rs 75,000 to Rs three lakh to customers who had bought Audi cars from the showroom owned by Nixynova Motoren Private Limited. Shah approached the court requesting for bail while he was in judicial custody. He informed the court that he was wrongly booked…

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Nod for all pvt agencies’ tests cancelled

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Vadodara: Rattled by pandemonium, M S University has decided to cancel permissions granted to all the outside agencies to conduct any test at the campus for now. “We have decided that with immediate effect, we will not allow any external agency or institute to conduct any kind of exam at our premises till the time Sunday’s incident is properly probed and a code of conduct is formulated,” said MSU’s in-charge registrar N K Ojha. MSU vice-chancellor professor Parimal Vyas has formed a five-member committee to probe Sunday’s incident. The committee…

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Inauguration of HPC Laboratory at SVNIT today

Surat: An HPC Laboratory in the computer engineering department of Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), which has been developed with the help of two supercomputers Param Shavak-HPC and Param Shavak-Dl_GPU procured from C-DAC Pune, will be inaugurated on Monday. It will be inaugurated by Jaya Panvalkar, chairperson, core expert group for NSM, HRD, and Ashish Kuvelkar, senior director, HPC Technologies, C-DAC Pune, at the new building of computer engineering department of the institute. An MOU had been signed between SVNIT and C-DAC to develop high performance computing research…

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Time to throw BJP out: Ahmed Patel

Surat: Ahmed Patel, MP and treasurer of All India Congress Committee, said, “Surtis know how BJP got so many votes from Surat. We all know everyone in Surat is unhappy. Be it people connected with diamond and textile sectors or those working in any other industry. Every segment of society is crying and so the time has come to throw the BJP out.” Addressing people in Sarva Dharma Sankalp Sammelan organized by Bhasha Bhashi Sammelan cell of the party at Vadod near here on Sunday, he said terrorism and unemployment…

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Two new swine flu cases surface in city

Surat: Two fresh cases of swine flu were detected in Surat city on Sunday. This has taken the total number of swine flu patients in the city to 78, including two who succumbed to the deadly virus, this monsoon season. A 68-year-old woman from Lajamani Chowk and a 21-year-old man from Godadara have been admitted to hospitals. There are still 28 patients receiving treatment in different city hospitals for swine flu. Six are on ventilators and eight given oxygen support. No new case of swine flu was detected from Surat…

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PSI attack: 150 booked

Surat: Dindoli police booked a group of over 150 persons, all residents of Umiya Nagar, for attacking a 56-year-old police sub-inspector who was caught alone with a woman in his apartment. The accused were booked for rioting and unlawful assembly. PSI MP Limbasiya posted in the PCR lodged the complaint after being rescued by a team of cops after the assault on Saturday. Police had to rescue the PSI on gunpoint as the angry mob was kicking and punching him after tearing his clothes. The PSI was thrashed using chappals…

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Sikhs protest against Ranchi trader murder, seek immediate action

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RANCHI: More than 150 businessmen from the Sikh community along with representatives of the Federation of Jharkhand Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FJCCI), the Gurudwara Guru Singh Sabha and opposition political party leaders took to the streets on Saturday to protest the killing of a city-based trader on Friday night even as police investigations into the crime are underway. The protest was called under the banner of FJCCI against police and blocked vehicular movement near Sujata Chowk since morning. Businesses run by the Sikh community across Ranchi were closed to…

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