Accountant molests pre-school girl, arrested

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RAJKOT: A three-and-half-year-old girl was allegedly molested by the accountant of her pre-school in Mundra Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Kutch. Police has arrested the accountant Faizal Junas Sameja (23) for allegedly molesting the girl. Sameja was also suspended by the pre-school authorities following his arrest. According to police, Sameja had allegedly molested the girl on Tuesday inside the school premises sometime between 9am and 12pm. The girl, after returning home on Tuesday, complained of pain in her abdomen following which her parents took her to the doctor. After examination,…

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Eight-year-old boy murdered for resisting sexual assault

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RAJKOT: An eight-year-old boy was kidnapped and strangled to death for resisting sexual assault allegedly by a 34-year-old man in Bhaktinagar area of Rajkot on Saturday. Body of Vishwas Baria, who had gone missing two days ago, was found packed inside a plastic bag near Gondal Chowkdi early morning on Saturday. Police on Saturday arrested Bittu Jhimar (34), a native of Uttar Pradesh, who during interrogation confessed that he had kidnapped Vishwas with an intent of sodomizing him on Thursday night. But when the boy resisted, he strangled him with…

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PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Museum on Sept 30

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RAJKOT: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Museum developed at Alfred High School in Rajkot on September 30. Gandhiji had studied for seven years from 1880-1887 at Alfred High School and completed his matriculation. The school building was constructed by the Nawab of Junagadh in 1875 and named after Prince Alfred, the Duke of Edinburgh. It was renamed Mahatma Gandhi School after Independence. The PM is also likely to inaugurate an LNG terminal at Mundra the same day. The museum at Alfred High School has been…

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Banas Dairy launches edible oil brand

Palanpur: Palanpur headquartered Banas Dairy on Friday launched its own brand of edible oil ‘Navras’. The oil will be manufactured at the dairy’s new factory with capacity of 50 lakh litres, one of the highest in the country. The brand was launched by deputy chief minister Nitin Patel. Patel also inaugurated the 150-seat medical college which will benefit the entire North Gujarat. “Gujarat had only 900 medical seats. But today it has 5,000 seats. This means students from Gujarat need not go out of state for medical education,” he added.…

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DNA test of rape accused leads to arrest

Rajkot: A DNA test established the paternity of a rape accused leading to his arrest on Wednesday for allegedly raping a 25-year-old mentally ill Dalit woman who is also deaf and dumb. The accused was arrested after his DNA matched with that of the girl child born out of the rape in Khirasara village of Jetpur taluka in Rajkot district. According to police, the accused, identified as Kamlesh Kandoria (30), had allegedly raped the woman five times between January and May this year. It was one of the most difficult…

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Nature club seeks CM’s help to keep Balachadi beach clean

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RAJKOT: Keeping up with their tradition of over a decade, the Navanagar Nature Club in Jamnagar will clean up the Balachadi beach a week after the immersion of Ganesha idols in the sea. However, this time around, the members of the club have invited Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani to give impetus to their efforts to conserve the local ecology and marine life. Balachadi beach, near Jamnagar, is very popular among visitors because of its calm and clean sea. Tourists from across Saurashtra visit the beach. Navanagar Nature Club, with…

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Pakistan national dies of heart attack in Rajkot Civil Hospital

Rajkot: A Pakistani national, who had been staying with his nephew in Bhagwatipara locality of Rajkot for the past six years, died of cardiac arrest at Rajkot Civil Hospital on Friday. The deceased, identified as Vela Patariya (51), used to stay with his nephew Babu Patariya. Two days ago, he had gone to meet his another nephew Lakhu Patariya in Mundra, Kutch, where he suffered a heart attack and was taken to Rajkot Civil Hospital. “Our investigation revealed that Vela had arrived in India from Pakistan six years ago after…

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Rajkot: Nine-year-old girl sexually abused by uncle

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RAJKOT: A nine-year-old girl was allegedly molested by her uncle (father’s brother) in a village in Devbhoomi Dwarka district on Thursday. Police have arrested the accused and sent the girl for medical check-up after she alleged that the accused also attempted to rape her. According to the police, the accused and his brother live in the same premises — one on the top floor and the other on the ground floor. On Thursday, the girl went to her uncle’s house to play with her cousin. The girl belongs to a…

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Old woman’s murder: 2 nephews held

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Rajkot: Within two days the police cracked the murder case of a 75-year-old woman, whose body was being taken for cremation. The police took the possession of the body and also arrested her two nephews for the crime on Friday.As suspected, the motive behind the crime turned out to be a land dispute. The accused, identified as Dinesh Jatwada and his brother Jairaj Jatwada, allegedly strangled Mani Khachar at her house in Halmatiya Golida village near Rajkot on Wednesday. “While Khachar was sitting on a cot outside her house, Dinesh…

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Man shot in his back over enmity

Rajkot: A man was shot in the back over an old enmity in Vichhiya in Rajkot district on Thursday evening. Police said Mansukh Rajpara (35) received a bullet injury in his back when the accused, identified as Kuldeep Kathi, a resident of Botad, fired one round at him from his countrymade pistol. “Rajpara was taken to Rajkot Civil Hospital from where he told us in his statement that Kathi was angry with him ever since he had scolded his father Shivku Kathi for creating a drunken ruckus three years ago.…

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