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Ludhiana: Woman dies of gunshot injury; constable, 2 others booked for murder

Ludhiana: Woman dies of gunshot injury; constable, 2 others booked for murder

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Hours after a woman allegedly died of a gunshot injury to her head at her rented accommodation in New Prem Nagar in Punjab’s Ludhiana on Thursday, the police booked a Punjab Police constable and two others on charges of murder. The police had earlier said that the woman, Mandeep Kaur, had died by suicide after she shot herself with the licenced revolver of constable Sukhwinder Singh, the policeman with whom she was in a live-in relationship. Later on Thursday evening, however, the police filed a murder case after Mandeep’s father Rashpal Singh said that he suspected that she was shot dead. Ludhiana Police Commissioner Kaustubh Sharma said that Mandeep was living with Sukhwinder, who is married and has three children, in the rented room. Sukhwinder belongs to Ferozepur district and was p...
NASA shows what Hurricane Ian that hit Florida looked like from space. Watch

NASA shows what Hurricane Ian that hit Florida looked like from space. Watch

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After making landfall in Florida on Wednesday, Hurricane Ian left a trail of destruction in its aftermath. With a wind speed of 150 mph (241 kph), the category four hurricane has become one of the strongest hurricanes to hit the US. On Thursday, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) posted a clip that documented what Hurricane Ian looked like from space. While sharing a video of the swirling high-speed winds, NASA wrote, “Hurricane Ian as seen from the International Space Station (@ISS) on Sept. 28, 2022, as it orbited 258 miles (415 km) above.” The space agency further added, “The vantage point of space, and our fleet of more than 20 Earth-observing satellites, help us provide insights and updates on hurricanes, and other extreme weather events. We collaborate with ...
Watch: Old man saved from drowning as his car gets trapped in flooded road

Watch: Old man saved from drowning as his car gets trapped in flooded road

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As people are struggling to protect themselves during the natural calamity, heartwarming videos of community support are also emerging. One such video from Florida, in which an elderly man is rescued from his sinking car is winning hearts online. The now-viral video shows a group of men helping an elderly man get out of his car which is trapped in the middle of a flooded road. After getting the man out of his car, two people carry him to safety as they walk through the waist-deep water. It appears that the old man would have drowned in his car, had there been a delay in getting help. This video was reportedly taken in the Bonita Springs neighbourhood of Naples, a city in Florida. The video of the heartwarming rescue was shared online by a popular Twitter account named GoodNewsCorrespo...
DTC can’t ‘unleash untrained drivers on innocent public’, Delhi HC rules in accident claim

DTC can’t ‘unleash untrained drivers on innocent public’, Delhi HC rules in accident claim

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Observing that a public transport undertaking is not expected to “unleash untrained, incompetent and unlicensed drivers upon the unsuspecting innocent public”, the Delhi High Court recently ruled in favour of the family of a deceased cyclist who lost his life in an accident involving a DTC bus in 2011. The deceased, aged 26, was injured in an accident with a DTC bus in Saket. An FIR was registered against the driver of the bus stating that he was driving the vehicle in a “rash and negligent manner” when it came from behind and hit the deceased. The deceased was taken to a hospital where he was declared “brought dead” by the doctors. The charge sheet revealed that the death occurred on account of the “rash and negligent driving of the driver” of the bus. The post-mortem report referred t...
Ludhiana police get 13-day remand of Lawrence Bishnoi in 2017 murder case

Ludhiana police get 13-day remand of Lawrence Bishnoi in 2017 murder case

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The Ludhiana police on Thursday obtained 13-days of remand of dreaded gangster Lawrence Bishnoi in a 2017 murder case that remains unsolved. A local court sent Bishnoi to the custody of Ludhiana police till October 12. As per details, one Harvinder Singh Bittu, 40, was shot dead at his residence in Harkrishan Vihar of Meharban area on February 9, 2017. Bittu worked as a cable TV network operator. Police suspect that Bishnoi got him murdered through his gang members with a motive to grab his business. Police sources however said that the complainant in the murder case had alleged that Bishnoi and his gang members were trying to extort money from Bittu, who was shot after he refused to cough up the money. Police on Thursday sought 14-days of remand of the gangster, but the court grant...
Karnataka headmaster, who held essay competition on Prophet Muhammed, suspended

Karnataka headmaster, who held essay competition on Prophet Muhammed, suspended

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Days after the headmaster of a government high school in Karnataka was heckled by activists of Sri Rama Sene for holding an essay competition on Prophet Muhammed, the state government suspended the headmaster on Thursday. Abdul Munafar Bijapur, headmaster of Government High School in Nagavi village in Gadag district, was suspended by the department of public instruction. Additional Commissioner, department of public instruction, Sidramappa S Biradara issued the suspension order for holding the essay competition without any direction from the department or any government agency. Bijapur, who has 28 years of experience in teaching, had been working in the school for the last three years. The school has 172 students of Classes VIII to X and around 43 students had taken part in the essay co...
Thailand elephant slides down muddy hill for fun. Watch video

Thailand elephant slides down muddy hill for fun. Watch video

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There is no dearth of funny content online. Light-hearted videos instantly brighten up everyone’s mood and spread happiness. Chiming in laughter, an elephant slid down a muddy hill on its hind legs and its antics won hearts online. The clip shared by Now This on Twitter shows the gentle giant sliding down a muddy hill. The blithe-spirited <strong>pachyderm is seen enjoying the ride on the muddy slope. The elephant is also heard making grunting noises during its ride on its hind legs. The elephant decided to have fun after a rainstorm in Ranong, Thailand. “A jumbo male elephant named Somsak decided to have some fun after a rainstorm in Ranong, Thailand, by sliding down a muddy hill on his own knees. ‘I couldn’t stop laughing … He’s so funny,’ said the animal’s handler Tawatchai Sur...
Hurricane Ian rips off a house’s roof in Naples. Watch video

Hurricane Ian rips off a house’s roof in Naples. Watch video

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Hurricane Ian wreaked havoc in southwest Florida causing catastrophic flooding, damaging properties, and displacing several people since Wednesday. One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the US, Ian left more than 2.2 lakh people without power, swept away cars and toppled trees, and properties. On Thursday, the US National Hurricane Center was quoted as saying by Reuters that Ian has weakened into a tropical storm but is estimated to produce strong winds, heavy rains and storm surge across portions of Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas. Videos and photographs showing the extent of damage caused by the hurricane have surfaced online. A video showing the roof of a house getting ripped off in the strong winds has gone viral. The clip shared by meteorologist Dave Epstein shows has ga...
History-sheeter dies in Chennai hospital; family alleges custodial torture

History-sheeter dies in Chennai hospital; family alleges custodial torture

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A 22-year-old man from Tamil Nadu, who is alleged to have many cases pending against him, died Thursday at the Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital in Chennai, police said. The accused, identified as Akash, a resident of Ekangipuram near Ayanavaram in Chennai, had been under treatment at the hospital since September 21. Meanwhile, the family members have said that Akash died of custodial torture. The post-mortem is being carried out. According to the police, Akash was taken for questioning based on a complaint that he was involved in damaging a car at Otteri in Central Chennai. “Akash was part of a 12-member gang that was involved in creating nuisance in the neighbourhood. He alone has 10 cases pending against him. Based on the complaint of a railway employee in the area who ...
Twitter handles of PFI, its leaders taken down day after ban

Twitter handles of PFI, its leaders taken down day after ban

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A day after the Union Home Ministry banned the Popular Front of India (PFI) for five years, Twitter on Thursday took down its profile, along with those of its leaders. Facebook and Instagram, too, withheld the official accounts of the organisation. On Twitter, where the organisation had over 80,000 followers, it showed that the account had been withheld in India following a legal demand. A similar notice was seen on the accounts of its chairperson OMA Salam and general secretary Anis Ahmed. The official twitter handle of PFI. On Wednesday, after invoking the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act to effect the ban, the Ministry of Home Affairs said that the PFI and its affiliates are linked to terror groups like the ISIS, propagate “anti-national sentiments… radicalise a particular secti...