New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday directed a civic agency to issue death certificates to the kin of three men killed in a 2005 bomb blast to facilitate payment of compensation to them. The court's direction came after police said that even after seven years of the blast, all the three men could not be traced.
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The 23-year-old physiotherapist, who was tortured and raped here by a gang of men four days ago, is stable but doctors warned of infection setting in and said she could be taken abroad, if required. But as angry protests continued for the third day Thursday in the national capital and in other cities, investigators doubled their efforts to nab the two accused still at large. Teams have fanned out in six states.
Colombo, Dec 20 (IANS) Twenty-three people were killed and over 68,000 families were displaced in floods in Sri Lanka, an official said Thursday. Heavy rains lashed for the fifth day Thursday in several parts of the country.
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The four men arrested here for allegedly having tortured and gang-raped a 23-year-old physiotherapist who now battles for life, have shown no remorse. Investigators said Thursday that they behaved like hardened criminals. "None of the accused have shown even an iota of remorse or any kind of regret for what they have done," a senior police officer interrogating the four men told
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Two sitting MPs and six sitting legislators in different states were fielded by their parties despite cases of crimes against women pending against them, a think tank said Thursday, four days after a woman was gang-raped here. Data compiled by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) showed that parties like the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) gave tickets to candidates with charges of rape and other atrocities against women in different states. Referring to affidavits filed by lawmakers ahead of their election, ADR said MPs
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The CBI has registered cases against 51 people for obtaining jobs on the basis of fake caste certificates during the past three years, parliament was informed Thursday. "In past three years, the CBI has registered 50 cases against 51 persons on the allegations of getting jobs on the basis of fake caste certificates," Minister of State in the Prime Minister Office (PMO) V. Narayanasamy said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.
London, Dec 20 (IANS) A French actress has sued her mother for clicking pornographic pictures of her when she was barely 11 years old and passing them to Playboy magazine. Eva Ionesco, now 47, was the youngest ever model in the magazine when she was pictured naked at such an age. Her photographs were taken in the 1970s between the ages of four and 12 by her photographer mother Irina, Daily Mail reported.
Chennai, Dec 20 (IANS) Famed Carnatic music vocalist Nithyashree Mahadevan's husband Mahadevan committed suicide Thursday by jumping into the Adyar River from a bridge here, said police. According to the police, Mahadevan asked his driver to stop the car when it was on a bridge near his home and jumped into the river below
London, Dec 20 (IANS) A mother in Australia was stunned when she discovered a box containing seven deadly snakes in the wardrobe of her three-year-old son. It all happened after the boy, Kyle Cumming, had found the snake eggs in his garden in Queensland's Townsville city and was given a takeaway container to put them in
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The friend of the woman, tortured and raped in a running bus here, has identified one of the accused as the rapist during a test identification parade (TIP) held in Tihar Jail Thursday, said police.