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Tamil Nadu: Man gets 12 years’ rigorous imprisonment for kidnap, rape of minor

Erode district women's court judge Malathy Monday awarded the punishment to Yoganathan, a labourer.

Hoshiarpur sees spike in petty thefts, snatching; accused almost always addicts

Both police and the locals attribute such incidents to drug addiction among the mostly unemployed youth.

Punjab: Thanks to brimming reservoirs, power production at Bhakra up

The inflow in Bhakra is 31,691 cusecs per day while the usage is 34,116 cusecs.

Nagpur drug exporter held in Prague for selling prohibited items

The arrest was confirmed by officials of the Nagpur Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), who conducted searches at Belani’s company in Nagpur, Lee HPL Ventures Private Limited.

Boy made to sit on hot temple floor: SC/ST panel members visit Arvi, rules out caste-based atrocity

On Tuesday, members from the state SC/ST commission visited the temple in Arvi where the incident took place, and the Wardha civil hospital where the eight-year-old boy remains admitted with burn injuries.

Former Ferozepur SSP, 10 others acquitted

During the trial, Gurcharan Singh Pherurai told the court that he used his official residence’s address for the issuance of arms licenses to his close relatives as he had a threat perception and his relatives used to guard him.

Surat: Two Congress councillors expelled from party for campaigning for BJP

On learning that Sonal Desai from SMC Ward no. 15 (Puna North) and Kantaben Vakodikar from SMC Ward no 24 (Limbayat Udhna), had campaigned for the BJP, Surat Congress president Babubhai Rayka first collected evidence against them and later summoned them, seeking an explanation, but they failed to turn up.

Gujarat: Don’t panic or hoard water, we have enough till July end, says Vijay Rupani

Addressing a press conference on Tuesday after holding a high-level meeting with top officials to review the availability of water in the state, Vijay Rupani said he had called the press meet to prevent misinformation from being spread.

President’s nod for two bills passed by Gujarat Assembly

The amendment bill on chain snatching proposed to introduce new sections in the Indian Penal Code to enhance punishment for the offence to a minimum of five years’ and maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment and a fine of Rs 25,000.

Acid attack threat case: MSU alumnus jailed under PASA demands lie detector test

MSU alumnus Zuber Pathan submitted two applications to the police on Tuesday, demanding a lie detector test and examination of CCTV footage from the university.

Vadodara: Stock worth Rs 3 crore missing, 9 civil supplies staff booked

On Saturday, the deputy manager of Gujarat State Civil Supplies Corporation’s Godhra office, Suresh Vasava lodged a complaint at Kalol police station identifying nine accused and other unidentified staff members of the godown, based on an internal audit report that found less stock than what was on paper.

Dams dry but won’t face drinking water problem till July: Gujarat government

Addressing a press conference here, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said that Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had called a review meeting of senior officers concerned on Tuesday to take stock of the availability of drinking water.