October 11, 2012 2:15:18 am
Nagpur: A notorious criminal involved in a number of illegal activities was allegedly lynched by an angry mob near Amravati Road even as his brother managed to flee,police said on Wednesday. Iqbal Sheikh alias Guru (30) was badly beaten up on Tuesday night by sticks,stones,cricket bats and wooden posts on a footpath near the slum colony in Sitabuldi,they said. The mob,including women,chased Sheikh from a nearby garden and continued to thrash him till he died. Sitabuldi Police also faced wrath of the crowd. Police said the slum residents alleged the brothers had killed a person earlier in the day.
Farmers protest freight corridor
Thane: The proposed Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) project between Baroda and Mumbai has met stiff opposition from local farmers in the district. They have organised a rasta roko on Thursday,sources said.
The protests would be held at Ambadi here at 11 am. The villagers have formed an all-party action committee to oppose the project. President of the committee Krishna Bhoir said the DFC would affect thousands of farmers in the district as their land will be acquired for the project.
Shirdi-Puri Special via Nagpur from Oct 14
Nagpur: A special Shirdi-Puri-Shirdi train will be run via Nagpur from October 14 to clear the extra rush of passengers in the festive season. Sainagar Shirdi-Puri Special (02745) will leave at 2.30 am every Sunday from October 14 to December 30. It will arrive in Puri at 9.10 am the next day. Similarly,Puri-Sainagar Shirdi Special (02746) will start at 7.45 pm every Friday from October 12 to December 28 and arrive in Shirdi at 11 pm the next day. This train will pass through Nagpur at 12.50 pm and Wardha at 1.55 pm every Saturday from October 13 to December 29 (12 trips).
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