Briefly Nation: 4 workers from Kerala die in Bahrain

4 workers from Kerala die in Bahrain

Written by Express News Service | Published:January 25, 2012 12:58 am

4 workers from Kerala die in Bahrain

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Four migrant workers from Kerala died in Bahrain’s Hamad town after they inhaled poisonous gas emanated from an empty paint barrel,which they used to light wood fire to fight the severe cold wave. According to reports,five workers at an electric welding shop were asleep in a small unventilated room. The next morning,four were found dead and one in a critical condition.

1,695 Assam rebels surrender before PC

GUWAHATI: Even as 1,695 cadres belonging to nine different groups laid down arms here on Tuesday,Union Home Minister P Chidambaram appealed to them to begin a “useful life” that could contribute towards the process of nation-building. Of the nine rebel groups,five belonged to different Adivasi communities,two to Kuki

tribals and one to the Hmar community.

VLS Finance moves HC for CBI probe

NEW DELHI: VLS Finance,which is engaged in a legal battle with hotelier S P Gupta,has moved the Delhi High Court seeking a CBI probe into the case relating to theft of documents from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA). The private firm is the complainant in the case alleging fraud,forgery and deceit by Gupta.

CBI to interrogate Jagan relative

HYDERABAD: The CBI on Tuesday picked up a distant relative of Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy for questioning in the Emaar-MGF properties case. Sunil Reddy,who handles Jagan Mohan’s day to day financial dealings and transactions related to assets and properties,was picked up from his home early Tuesday morning and taken to the CBI’s office for questioning.

Phoolan murder accused to fight polls

New Delhi: A Delhi court Tuesday allowed Sher Singh Rana,the prime accused in the Phoolan Devi murder case,to contest the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election from Tihar Jail.

Rana had moved the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate,seeking parole for filing his nomination papers from Jewar seat in Gautam Budh Nagar district as the candidate of the Rastravadi Pratap Sena. The court denied him parole but allowed him to contest the election.

BSF video: NHRC notice to Home Secy

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday issued notice to the Union Home Secretary calling for a report within four weeks on an incident of stripping and beating up of a Bangladeshi national by BSF personnel. The incident occurred on December 9 at the Kaharpara BOP in Murshidabad along the West Bengal-Bangladesh border. The BSF suspended its eight personnel on January 19,a day after a video showing the incident was aired on TV news channels.

Raj Thackeray targets migrants

Mumbai: A day after the Maharashtra ATS claimed to have cracked the 13/7 triple blasts case,Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray again lashed out at the migrants. “I have been repeatedly saying that crimes are being committed in Mumbai by outsiders. These people come here and conduct terror activities. The arrest of terrorists hailing from Bihar yesterday in the 13/7 serial blasts case has confirmed my claim,” Raj said.

The ATS had said two of the persons arrested on Monday in the case hailed from Darbhanga in Bihar. The MNS chief also alleged that cars and motorbikes were being stolen from Mumbai and used for election campaigning in UP and for terror activities.

No rift,says Home Secy

NEW DELHI: The Home Ministry played down the reported differences between Delhi and Mumbai police forces,saying such matters will be resolved once the National Counter Terrorism Centre is activated.

Home Secretary R K Singh told reporters that the NCTC would ensure there is no communication gap between different probe agencies. He was responding to queries about the different perceptions of Delhi Police and Maharashtra ATS over the role played by Naqi Ahmed Sheikh. The Delhi Police and Intelligence Bureau had him as an informer in the case while the Maharashtra ATS said he was an active player in the blasts. Singh said there was no reason to disbelieve them.

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