Short-tempered SPO shot judge’s family: SIT

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The SIT formed to probe the killing of wife and son of additional session judge Krishan Kant in Gurugram blamed instant provocation as the motive of the murder. When the duo returned from shopping they could not find the SPO near the vehicle and called him. When he arrived he was given an earful by the son which provocated the SPO and he shot at them.

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7-year-old girl, returning home from school, raped in Haryana’s Rewari

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REWARI: A seven-year-old girl, who was returning home from her school, was allegedly raped by a man in Haryana’s Rewari district, police said on Wednesday. The man grabbed the child and took her to the fields and raped her there on Tuesday, they said. The girl was profusely bleeding when she reached home, police said. She narrated the ordeal to her mother following which police were informed, they added. The child was admitted to a hospital in a serious condition, police said. A case has been registered and efforts are…

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Gurugram home dolls up for festivities

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GURUGRAM: As the city revels in the festive spirit of Navratri and Durga Puja, a house in Gurugram has been all dolled up with over 500 clay figurines of gods and goddesses to mark Bommai Kolu, or Golu. The festival of Bommai Kolu is celebrated amongst Telugus, Tamils and Kannadigas. These idols and dolls are set up in an 11-tier (or any odd number) arrangement, depicting mythological tales and village life in India’s south. Ramachandran, 83, is a retired official, who along with his wife has painstakingly collected these dolls…

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Restart 6am bus service, urges group of women

Coimbatore: A group of six working women on Monday submitted a petition in the district collectorate demanding the continuation of the early morning service of a bus (number 114) plying between Irugur and KNG Pudur. According to the petitioners, the service was suspended for the past two weeks. A teacher from Uppilipalayam, who works at Velliangadu Government School near the Pillur dam, said she usually boards the 6.35am bus near her home to the new bus stand on Mettupalayam Road. “From there I take another bus to Velliangadu. However, for…

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Labour dept secy promises to take up plantation workers’ issues

Coimbatore: Labour and employment department secretary Sunil Paliwal promised to take up some issues faced by tea planters in the state with the chief secretary and agriculture department soon. Speaking at the 65th annual conference of the Planters Association of Tamil Nadu in the city on Monday, Paliwal said he would look at the list of demands made by the planters and address them one by one. The planters’ association had earlier presented him with a list of requests, which they believed would reduce their cost of production and yield…

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Nilgiris district bags JRD Tata Memorial Award

Udhagamandalam: The Nilgiris district has won the JRD Tata Memorial Award for the best implementation of government programmes in hygiene, drinking water, sanitation, child health, reproductive health and women empowerment. The award comprising a citation and Rs 2 lakh cash award was handed over to district collector J Innocent Divya by Rajiv Kumar, vice-chairman of Niti Aayog, at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on October 12. The district was selected on the basis of a set of indicators, Divya said. “The district is proud to be conferred with the…

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NMR services will remain suspended today

NMR services will remain suspended today: The services of the Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) will be suspended on Wednesday due to forecast of heavy rain. “The mountain train services between Ooty – Coonoor – Mettupalayam and short services between Ooty and Coonoor will remain suspended on Wednesday as heavy rain is forecast. Possibility of falling of boulders and trees between Ketti and Lovedale stations in the NMR section has led to the decision,” the Southern Railway said in a press release. Passengers who had booked tickets in advance will be…

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Goods train derailed near Berhampur

BHUBANESWAR: Two wagons of a goods train derailed between Berhampur and Golanthara stations under East Coast Railway (ECoR) zone at around 1.25 am on Friday. The empty wagons were going from Khurda Road to Waltair for repairs. As it was an empty goods train, no major problem has been occurred. One line is free for train running, said ECoR sources. “We have already rerailed a wagon at about 4.45 am. Second wagon is being tackled. We will rerail it by 8.15/8.30 am. No casualties have been reported,” said ECoR chief…

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