Hyderabad, December 31: In one of the biggest seizures of ‘controlled and synthetic drugs’, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has confiscated over 5,500 kg of different drugs worth over Rs 1,000 crore in the international market and arrested four persons.
Hyderabad, December 31: A new police station with a different colour pattern will come up in the city. “It will look like a corporate office. A khakiclad policeman may be intimidating.
We thought a colourful ambience will make the complainant feel at ease,” DGP V Dinesh Reddy has said. Speaking at the annual press meet here on Friday, he said there is a proposal to merge Hyderabad and Cyberabad commissionerates.
Dinesh Reddy said the law and order situation has been satisfactory and the police dealt Telangana related agitations with minimum use of force.
Hyderabad, December 31: Mr. Vijay Kumar Chopra chief editor Hind Samachar (Punjab Kesari) group addressing the seminar at World Urdu Editors conference said that the sweetness and rhythm the Urdu language has are neither found in English nor in Punjabi or Hindi. Though new generation lacks interest in reading books still the young boys and girls use Urdu verses. He said his elders still read Urdu newspapers first then read English newspapers.
Warangal, December 31: Six teachers and headmaster of a primary school who took 30 girl students on an excursion and made them perform lewd dances for their own entertainment have been suspended for indecent behaviour.
Police said 45 students of the Government Upper Primary School at Narasimhulugudem village in Nellikuduru mandal were taken to the Laknavaram lake in Govindaraopet mandal for an excursion on Dec.26. Thirty of them were girls.
Russia, December 31: A 30-year-old Russian woman was Friday sentenced to three and a half years in jail for poisoning her two-week-old baby to death by nursing him with breast milk while she was drunk.
The court in Novgorod region said that Marina Shnip drunk about a litre of porto May 4.
The concentration of ethanol in her blood reached 2-2.5 percent. She then twice nursed her baby. The baby died from poisoning soon after.
An analysis showed that the concentration of ethanol in the baby’s blood was 0.4 percent.
London, December 31: A 50,000 pounds reward has been offered by the British police to catch the killer of Indian student, Anuj Bidve.
Bidve, 23, a micro-electronics postgraduate from Lancaster University, was shot in the head at point-blank range as he walked with friends near their hotel in Salford, Greater Manchester, on Monday.
Senior officers from Greater Manchester Police announced the reward and said they hoped it would help catch the killer as soon as possible, The Sun reports.
Killer Swami arrested
Hyderabad, December 31 (Siasat News): Chaitanyapuri police has arrested a Swami involved in the murder of a woman.
According to ACP L B Nagar Mr. Amrinder Reddy, the Swami Kottapally Janardhan Cahri, said to be the brother-in-law of the deceased has been arrested in the sensational murder committed on October 18.
The murderer took advantage of the loneliness of his sister-in-law Rajani and had killed her just for the sake of 18 tolas gold.
Police has recovered the stolen gold also.
New Delhi, December 31: A 70-year-old woman died of shock after a cylinder exploded in the building where she lived on Friday morning, police said. Four others, including two children and another 70-year-old woman, were injured in the incident.
The blast took place on the ground floor of the four-storeyed building in southwest Delhi’s Inderpuri area.
The deceased has been identified as Keshar. The injured are Chetna Devi, 70, Awadhesh, 45, his children Mahek, 8, and Harsh, 5. Devi lived in a house adjacent to the building.
A group defended as representing the “moderate” face of Islam has called for the killing of all Jews.
The Muslim brotherhood, which recently won a majority of seats in Egyptian elections, has often been called a “moderate” faction of Islam.
The website, Ikhwanophobia .com, states that the group wants to represent the Muslim brotherhood as the face of moderate Islam. Following the election victory, many mainstream media outlets also claim the Muslim Brotherhood is a moderate Islamic organization.
Mumbai, December 31: The rest of the economy may have reeled under recession, but Bollywood laughed its way to the bank this year. A year-end report by trade analysts revealed that the 120 films that released this year have raked in a total of Rs 2,590 crore, more than making up for the huge losses the industry incurred in the last three years. Experts say it’s been a landmark year for Bollywood.
New Delhi, December 31: The state-run oil marketing companies may decide to hike petrol prices by up to Rs 2.25 per litre, in their scheduled meeting on Saturday as the Indian currency has weakened against the US dollar making imports costlier.
If the oil companies decide to pass on the exchange rate fluctuations to consumers, the new rates would be effective from midnight to night.
Jeddah, December 31: Children are the present and future of a nation and their talents have to be appreciated and properly honed for a peaceful and united nation, a conference here was told Thursday.
The conference at Dar Al-Hekma, organized by Geras, a nonprofit organization, noted that the current year was coming to an end with hopes for a better 2012.
Mumbai, December 31: Bollywood friends-turned-foes, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan are in the race to for the best male actor trophy at the Zee Cine Awards to be held in Macau next month.
Salman has been nominated for his performance in blockbuster Bodyguard, while Shah Rukh has got two nominations in
the same category, thanks to RA.One and Don 2: The King Is Back. Other actors vying for the title include Hrithik Roshan for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Ajay Devgn for Singham and Ranbir Kapoor for Rockstar.
Saharanpur, December 31: As the Lokpal Bill failed to get Parliament’s nod, Rahul Gandhi on Friday said Congress will not rest till a strong law is passed and slammed the BJP, saying those who used to talk about India Shining defeated the proposed legislation.
“Those who used to talk about India Shining defeated a strong Lokpal,” Rahul told an election rally here.
He said he was of the view that the strongest Lokpal will be one with constitutional status.
New Delhi, December 31: An 18-year-old girl allegedly attempted suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling on Thursday night in the Nihal Vihar area of west Delhi.
The victim has alleged that a youth, identified as Jeet (20), in the neighborhood had morphed her pictures and shared with his friends, prompting her to take the extreme step. Cops have registered a case of abetment to suicide and under the IT Act.
Hyderabad, December 31: A section of the advocate community has alleged malpractices in the elections conducted to the Andhra Pradesh Bar Council across the state on Friday.
New Delhi, December 31: After the raging success of his two back-to-back films ‘RA.One’ and ‘Don 2’ in 2011, it can’t be doubted that Shah Rukh Khan still rules in Bollywood. The mega star toured the whole country recently to promote his latest offering and evoked tremendous response from the crowd.
Asked about his political associations and plans to join the mainstream politics, the usually cheeky Shah Rukh said, “I have been too long in this profession to change it. Politics is a full time job. For joining politics, one needs to be a professional politician.”
Banka, December 31: Bullet-riddled bodies of four villagers abducted by Maoists have been recovered from a pond in Banka district of Bihar, police said on Saturday.
Mansoor Ansari, Kallu Ansari, Kashim Ansari and Sahadat Ansari – whose bodies were found in a pond at Behrar village – were kidnapped from Kanaudi village in Bihar’s Jamui district on Thursday.
The ultras shot them dead and dumped the bodies into the pond, sources said.
Maoists had killed three villagers and abducted these four people from Kanaudi village.
Shimoga, December 31: In a shocking incident pointing to a massive racket in undertaking the banned sex determination test, 30 female foetuses were on Friday found dumped on the city outskirts.
Police said the foetuses were stuffed in containers and the clinical waste was reportedly dumped by a private hospital.
An inquiry is on into the matter, SP Ramanagupta said.
District Health Officer DR Chennabasappa said the seized foetuses would be sent for examination and the guilty would be punished.
Hyderabad, December 31: 7 prisoners escaped from a city hospital on Friday, who were admitted to Erragadda hospital for unstable mental condition. The convicted prisoners escaped from the hospital in a filmy style in the wee hours of Friday.
It is said that since their mental condition was not stable they were shifted to the hospital from Cherlapally jail from where they escaped breaking the window rods.
Hyderabad, December 31: The seminar entitled ‘Islamic Culture and Art’ was inaugurated by vice-president Mohammed Hamid Ansari here on Friday. Addressing a gathering of delegates, academics and students, Ansari said, “Islam has been a part of the Indian landscape for well over a millennium and has impacted on, and been impacted upon, in very many layers. A very good reason for it is the unique nature of the Indian culture.” The seminar commenced with the recitation of verses from the Quran emphasising the importance of learning.
New Delhi, December 31: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee met Rajya Sabha chairman Hamid Ansari in his chamber during the 15-minute adjournment of the House half an hour before midnight Thursday. Mukherjee told Ansari that the government’s view was that the House could not sit beyond the three days for which the session had been extended.
The House could not decide on its own to function beyond midnight, thereby extending the session to December 30.
As advised by Mukherjee, Ansari adjourned the House sine die at midnight.
Islamabad, December 31: At least 15 people were killed and over 20 wounded after a blast hit Pakistan’s Quetta city Friday, said police sources and media reports.
The toll in the blast has risen to 15, Xinhua reported Dawn News citing sources early Saturday.
Earlier, district inspector general Nazir Kurd of Quetta, capital city of Balochistan province, said 10 people were killed and about 30 injured in the blast which, as per initial information, looked as if it was a car bomb blast.
Hyderabad, December 31: Veteran journalist Mr. Mahmood Shaam group editor ARY channels, Pakistan addressing the inaugural function of World Urdu editors conference said that though because of technology, the page making and transmission of Urdu newspapers are done like other language newspapers but the technology is challenging us. Presently we are not using technology but the technology is using us. This world Urdu editors conference accepting the challenge can announce concrete moves.
Following is the text of the address of the Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari at the “International Seminar on Islamic Art and Culture” atMaulana Azad National Urdu University, Gachibowli, Hyderabad today :
The Art and Culture of Islam in India