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Toll in Ambala accident 14 now

Written by Press Trust Of India | Published: January 6, 2012 1:07:54 am

Toll in Ambala accident 14 now

Ambala: The toll in Monday’s accident in which a school van collided with a truck due to fog reached 14 on Thursday with one more child succumbing to injuries. With this the total number of children killed has reached 13. The other person to die was the driver of the van.

Bird flu panic in Tripura

Agartala: Alarm was raised over a possible outbreak of bird flu in Tripura following the death of more than 600 poultry in Dhalai district in the past three days,officials said. Blood samples of infected chickens have been collected for test,they said.

Pandya murder: SC allows CBI appeal

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday admitted the appeal filed by the CBI and the Gujarat government challenging the High Court’s acquittal of 12 convicts in the sensational murder of former state Home Minister Haren Pandya. A Bench of justices P Sathasivam and J Chelameshwar,while admitting the petition,issued notices to the convicts for their response. The appeal was filed by the investigating agency and the state police questioning the August 29,2010,acquittal by the Gujarat High Court as being erroneous.

3 Lashkar modules busted,11 arrested

SRINAGAR: In a major breakthrough,the J-K Police claim to have busted three Lashkar modules in the Valley and arrested 11 people in the last two days. The modules,they said,planned to target political workers and police officials,and were also recruiting youths for arms training. Police spokesman Imran Farooq said the module working at the behest of Lashkar commander of Pulwama and Kulgam districts was trying to recruit youths and aiding militants. In a similar operation,the police claim to have busted two LeT modules and detain six persons in North Kashmir’s Bandipore district.

Man has chest pain on flight,dies

Indore: A 71-year-old passenger from Lucknow,Satyendra Kumar Srivastava,on board Jet Airways’ Ahmedabad-Kolkata flight on Thursday died here after he suffered chest pain,airline sources said. Srivastava probably developed some heart related problem in the plane’s toilet just before landing in Indore. He died while being rushed to a hospital,they said.

AMRI fire: Bail petitions rejected

KOLKATA: The CJM court in Alipore on Thursday rejected the bail petitions of the eight accused arrested in connection with the fire at AMRI hospital in Kolkata,and extended their jail custody for 14 days. AMRI directors S K Todi,Rabi Todi,R S Goenka,Prashant Goenka,Manish Goenka and Dayanand Agarwal and two officials S Upadhyay and Sanjiv Pal are under arrest for the fire that claimed 190 lives.

Delhi RS candidates announced

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Thursday decided to renominate Karan Singh,Janardan Dwivedi and Parvez Hashmi as its candidates for the biennial elections to the Rajya Sabha from Delhi. The six-year Rajya Sabha term of all these are set to expire on January 27. Consequently,the Election Commission had announced to hold the polls to fill up these vacancies on January 19. According to the election schedule announced earlier,the candidates can file their nominations till January 9.

Indian diplomat secretly tried to take away two traders: Report

A Chinese state-run daily alleged on Thursday that the Indian diplomat who had collapsed in a court last Saturday had tried to “secretly” take away two detained Indian nationals under the “pretence of going to the toilet”. Reports that Indian diplomat S Balachandran from Consulate in Shanghai fainted after being denied food and medicines and manhandled were “wrong”,a report in the Global Times website said. “During the interval at the hearing,the diplomat planned to take away the two Indians secretly under the pretence of going to the toilet. But they were stopped by suppliers at the court’s exit,” the report said. When the officials arrived,they found the diplomat sitting on the ground and claiming that he had been beaten. But physical checks showed no signs of a beating,the report said quoting sources.

Temple treasure: Apex court raps Kerala for not following orders

The Supreme Court on Thursday objected to the Kerala government’s failure to comply with directions to ensure foolproof security cover to protect assets discovered in the vaults of Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram.

“We want compliance of our orders. We had given you three months’ time,but you have not done anything,” a Bench of justices R M Lodha and A K Patnaik observed.

The court said despite its September 22,2011 direction,neither the state nor the temple management had acted to ensure security or provide accommodation to the committee valuing the assets. The court acceded to Kerala’s request for appointment of M V Nair in place of Ananda Bose as coordinator of the expert committee.

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