Naroda Patiya riot verdict likely today
AHMEDABAD: The judgment in the Naroda Patiya case in which 97 people of a minority community were killed post Godhra riots is likely to be pronounced on Wednesday by a special trial court. 61 persons are accused in the case,including Naroda MLA Maya Kodnani,former VHP leader Babu Bajrangi,local BJP leaders Bipin Panchal,Kishan Korani,Ashok Sindhi and advocate Raju Chaumal.
Ranbir Kapoor fined for smoking in public
UDAIPUR: Actor Ranbir Kapoor has been fined Rs 200 for smoking in public by a district court. The 29-year-old actor was accused of violating the Rajasthan Prevention of Smoking Act after a local daily published images of him smoking on May 28,while shooting for the movie Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani.
Youth kills girl,self in Rajasthan
JAIPUR: A youth allegedly strangulated a girl with whom he was married to in childhood and separated from recently before committing suicide in Rajasthans Pali district on Sunday,the police said. Kumpa Ram was married to Rekha,but a dispute led to their separation,police said adding Ram strangulated Rekha in the backyard of her house and took his life jumping into a water tank.
Veteran RSP leader Pankajakshan dead
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Veteran Kerala politician and former RSP national general secretary K Pankajakshan,84,died here Tuesday night after prolonged illness. A prominent trade union leader,Pankajakshan had been a minister in Kerala under four governments lead by CPI leaders C Achuthamenon,P K Vasudevan Nair,and Congress leaders K Karunakaran and A K Antony.
Two miners trapped in Bokaro mine
Bokaro: Two miners,including an official of Central Coalfields Limited (CCL),were on Tuesday trapped in a mine at Dhori in Bokaro district after water gushed into it. CCL manager P K Singh and mining sardar Abhay Kant Yadav went missing after water flowed into the mine following a blast triggered in it for coal mining,CCL General Manager (Dhori project) Charan Singh said here. Efforts are on to trace the two missing men.
Tanker explosion kills 2 in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram: Two persons were burned to death and 34 injured when a tanker carrying LPG exploded after turning turtle near Kannur late on Monday night.
Several shops and 15 houses were completely gutted after flames engulfed the area.
According to police,the truck was on its way from refinery in Mangalore to an Indian Oil Corporations bottling unit in Malappuram district when it hit a road divider and capsized about 6 kilometres from Kannur city.