Five 5 African students held for molesting married woman

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Vadodara: Five students hailing from Africa were booked for alleged sexual assault on a woman living in Waghodiya, rioting and assaulting her husband on Sunday evening.Accused Ferreira Raul Luis De Sousa, De Sousa Admar Rene, both from Mozambique; Rasolofoniaina Andrianjafy Landry, Bernarson Rojo Nancia, both from Madagascar; and Phiri Charles, who hails from Zambia, were arrested and produced before a local court on Monday. “The court has granted bail to all the five students of Parul University. They have been asked to deposit their passports,” said Darshan Rao, police sub-inspector,…

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Man gets lifer for killing wife by setting her ablaze

Vadodara: A 30-year-old man from Karjan, who killed his wife in October 2016 by setting her ablaze as he was annoyed by his in-laws’ visit to their home, was sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment by a sessions court here on Monday. Kirit alias Jignesh Patanvadiya had poured kerosene on her wife Padma and set her ablaze as he was annoyed by the visit of Padma’s sister and brother-in-law. However, before Padma succumbed Patanvadiya doused the fire and called the ambulance. Padma was rushed to SSG Hospital where she gave a…

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Audio messages condemning police firing surface

Audio clippings condemning the death of Sajid Sheikh alias Rabdi in police firing have surfaced in Lunawada. The messages were circulated over a chat application and one of them appeals that the body of the victim is not received and a bandh is observed in Lunawada. The messages have come to the notice of even the district police. Mahisagar superintendent of police Usha Rada said that while she had received some such clips, they did not include the one asking people to impose a bandh. Sources said that the police…

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2 held with 9kg of ganja in Waghodia

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Vadodara: Two natives of Uttar Pradesh were arrested with 9kg of ganja near Waghodia GIDC on Sunday night by the special operations group of Vadodara rural police. According to police, they received information that Baijnath Yadav and Chandravati Yadav were arriving from Surat with a consignment of ganja. They were going to alight near Waghodia GIDC and go to their house in the GIDC estate, police said. As the duo arrived on Sunday night, police nabbed them and checked their luggage, from which they found four packets of ganja. The…

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SMC raids 10 mava shops

Surat: At least 10 mava makers were raided by officials of the health department of Surat Municipal Corporation in the city on Monday. Around 20 samples were collected and sent for analysis by food safety officials. “We are awaiting report from the laboratory. We will take action against the mava makers on the basis of the report,” an officer said. More than 1,000kg of mava is used every week during the festive season for making sweets. Most of the sweetmeat m0akers in the city buy mava from wholesalers. tnn

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Major parts of south Gujarat receive rain

Surat: Major parts of south Gujarat received rain on Monday. Wagai taluka in the Dang district and Valod and Vyara talukas in Tapi district recorded 122mm of rain from 8am to 6pm on Monday. Surat city recorded 30mm of rain. Two trees were uprooted in Dabholi and Navsari Bazaar in the city. Large number of office-goers returning home were caught off-guard. Bardoli, Mahua and Palsana in Surat district recorded 74mm, 53mm and 43mm of rain, respectively. Valod and Vyara in Tapi district recorded 92mm and 73mm of rain, respectively. Kaprada…

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