Israeli embassy car blast: Delhi Police team to go to Iran

A Delhi Police team will soon go to Iran to question some suspects as part of the probe into the Feb 13 Israeli embassy car blast case which left the wife of a diplomat injured, said Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday.
A fresh date has been fixed for the Delhi Police team’s visit to Tehran, said Chidambaram.

“Iranian government had agreed to allow Indian authorities to question some suspects who are believed to be in Iran but there was some inconvenience with the dates,” the minister said at a press conference here.

Bandaru Dattatreya seeks hike in railway safety fund

A demand for raising the limit of the Special Railway Safety Fund (SRSF) to Rs 50,000 crore from Rs 27,000 crore in the wake of yesterday’s train mishap in Andhra Pradesh has been made by former minister of state for railways Bandaru Dattatreya.


Blood traces of Aarushi, Hemraj found on a whisky bottle

A forensic expert, deposing in the twin Aarushi-Hemraj murder case, today told a court here that a bottle recovered from the crime spot bore the blood stains of both the victims.

The senior scientist, BP Mahaptra, of Central Forensic Science laboratory

also told the court that blood stains found on Aarushi’s clothes and her bed’s sheets matched her group.

The CBI today produced seven exhibits out of 36 parcels in the special trial court here.


Doctor held for raping 16-year-old girl

A doctor has been arrested for allegedly raping a 16-year old girl who had come for treatment at a private hospital here, police said today.

The doctor, Sankaranayaranan, had allegedly given her some drug when she visited the hospital yesterday and had raped her when she was semi-conscious, police said.

When the girl told her relatives that she had been raped,locals surrounded the hospital.

The doctor locked himself inside his room and refused to come out,fearing that he would be assaulted, police
said, adding, they had to break open the door and arrest him.

Sushilkumar Shinde: Ex-cop is India’s home minister

Rising from a humble police sub-inspector in Mumbai, veteran Congress leader Sushilkumar Shinde was Tuesday appointed India’s new home minister, a position considered by many as next only to the prime minister.

A soft-spoken, perpetually smiling individual, never known to lose his cool in the gravest of crises, Shinde (72) worked his way up the political ladder over the past nearly five decades.

Born to a Dalit family in Solapur Sep 4, 1941, Shinde graduated with honours in arts from the Dayanand College and then obtained a law degree from Shivaji University.

US re-designates Iran, Syria as state sponsor of terrorism

US today re-designated four countries – Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria – as state sponsor of terrorism, imposing a wide range of sanctions on them including arms embargo and ban on financial assistance.

“Designated as a State Sponsor of Terrorism in 1984, Iran remained an active state sponsor of terrorism in 2011 and

Anna slams government, Kejriwal to carry on fast

Anna Hazare Tuesday hit out the government over corruption, saying that the publics servants have made the public their servants, while his key aides Arvind Kejriwal and Gopal Rai asserted they would carry on their fast despite their deteriorating health.

“This is not a democracy where the public is treated as the servants of the ruling class. Our protest is an attempt at correcting the situation and establishing real democracy,” Hazare said at his agitation at the Jantar Mantar

Around a thousand people turned up at the site on day seven of the Team Anna agitation.

‘Selenium cuts down risk of cancer’

The body uses selenium, a mineral vital for good health, to make ‘selenoproteins’ which protect cells from damage. The mineral’s consumption cuts down chances of developing pancreatic cancer, says a UK study.

Experts say that depleting soil selenium levels, thanks to intensive farming methods and fertilisers, are affecting the food chain, diets and the risk of disease.

Last week, researchers at the University of East Anglia found people who eat large amounts of the mineral, along with vitamins C and E, are 67 percent less likely to develop pancreatic cancer.

12 killed in Baghdad bombings

At least 12 people were killed and 27 injured in two car bombing attacks in Iraq’s capital city of Baghdad Tuesday, an interior ministry source said.

The attacks were carried out in the afternoon. Earlier, the source had put the toll at five and 24 wounded.

“Our latest report said that a total of 12 people were killed and 27 wounded by the two car bomb attacks, one of them suicidal, in central Baghdad,” Xinhua reported citing the source.

Women murdered, gold ornaments, cash looted

Unidentified persons today murdered a woman and looted over 100 sovereigns of gold ornaments and Rs four lakh cash from a house in Palladam in nearby Tirupur District, polcie said.

The murder was noticed, when the husband of 40-year old Muthulakshmi, returned home around five pm, police said.

Totally 109 sovereign of jewels and Rs four lakh were missing from the house, they said.


IPS officer Dayal takes over as new DGP of Maharashtra

Senior IPS officer Sanjeev Dayal today took over as the new Director General of Police in Maharashtra and he listed tackling terrorism and Naxalism as his top priority.

Dayal, the senior-most IPS officer in the state, succeeded K Subramaniam, who retired today. He was Director
General (ACB) before taking over as DGP.

“The Government has initiated several steps to tackle Naxalism and terrorism but much more needs to be done and in
this regard I need to meet chiefs of state ATS, Intelligence, Special Operations and law and judiciary departments,” he said.

British PM Cameron stopped by guard ?

A diligent guard deputed for Olympic security duty surprised Whitehall-headed British Prime Minister David Cameron Monday by asking him to show his papers.

Cameron, however, praised the squaddie for being “on his marks” as he walked to Downing Street after using the London Underground to visit the Olympic Park in Stratford.

The Tube was “pretty good”, Cameron told ITV London Tonight while adding: “I was stopped going down Whitehall by a soldier. I didn’t have my papers.”

“People said London would be gridlocked today and it wasn’t. The transport system has coped,” he added.

Tipsy person keeps police, fire service personnel at bay

An inebriated person kept police and fire service personnel at bay for nine hours near here last night after climbing a coconut tree to steal tender coconut for buying liquor, police said today.

Police said Madappan (50) came down only after much cajoling and after they said no case would be filed against

Police moved cautiously as he had a sickle with him and finally took him into custody.

Madappan was in the habit of stealing goods for buying liquor and last night after taking liquor he had

Saeed wants Pakistan, India talks over water issue

Warning the government about an alleged Indian plan to turn Pakistan barren by impeding the water flow in the rivers feeding the country, Jamaat-ud Daawa (JuD) chief Hafeez Saeed has asked Islamabad to hold a dialogue with New Delhi in this regard.

Saeed was addressing a meeting of party workers in Sialkot and Sahiwal Monday during Iftar parties, Online news agency reported Tuesday.

The Pakistan government should hold serious dialogues with India over this crucial issue, which could be devastating for the agro-based economy of Pakistan, he said.

China grabs third diving gold at London Olympics

Chinese duo Chen Ruolin and Wang Hao captured gold in women’s 10m platform synchro at London Olympics Tuesday, adding the third gold to the diving powerhouse.

Chen and Wang, winners of the 2011 FINA World Championships, amassed 368.40 points from their five precise dives, some 25 points clear off silver medallists Mexican star Paola Espinosa Sanchez and her new partner Alejandra Orozco Loza in 343.32, reports Xinhua.

The bronze medal went to Canadian pair Roseline Filion and Meaghan Benfeito who had 337.62 points.

Waiting to see Rahul in much more active role: Congress

Congress today said it was waiting to see Rahul Gandhi play a “much more active role” in the organisation, echoing the demand made by several party leaders in recent days.

He has offered his services to the party in whichever manner the leadership so desires. We are all waiting to see
him playing a much more active role in the Congress and wish him success in all his endeavours,” the party said in the latest issue of its mouthpiece ‘Congress Sandesh’.

In an editorial piece, it said the secret of the longevity of the Grand Old Party of India has been its

Bipasha scared of her own laughter

Actress Bipasha Basu, who is back to the Bhatt camp after a decade, reveals that she is scared of her own laughter after working in “Raaz 3”.

“In ‘Raaz 3’, I laugh in a certain way, you must have noticed in the promo. Now when I watch a comedy film, I don’t even laugh aloud because I am so scared of my own laughter,” the 33-year-old said here at the launch of the first look of “Raaz 3”.

Team Anna wants ‘new and apt’ people in power in 2014 polls

Team Anna on Tuesday appeared set to oppose UPA in the next Lok Sabha elections saying its mission is to ensure that “new and apt people” come to power in the 2014 polls.

It also attacked the BJP alleging that it supported the Team earlier with a political motive.

The posturing came on a day when Anna Hazare regretted the attack on media by his supporters last night and warned that he will call off his fast if they again indulge in violence.

Rainy season brings fears of infectious diseases outbreak

Dr. Mohammed Rafi Ahmed, superintend Nizamia general hospital asserted that ‘If effective preventive measures are not taken, the rainy season may become cause of several diseases. There is fear of outbreak of infectious diseases in the season’, the main cause being faulty drainage system, logging of rain water, which results in mosquito breeding.

Israeli embassy car blast: Delhi Police team to go to Iran

A Delhi Police team will soon go to Iran to question some suspects as part of the probe into the Feb 13 Israeli embassy car blast case which left the wife of a diplomat injured, said Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday.

A fresh date has been fixed for the Delhi Police team’s visit to Tehran, said Chidambaram.

“Iranian government had agreed to allow Indian authorities to question some suspects who are believed to be in Iran but there was some inconvenience with the dates,” the minister said at a press conference here.

Kanshi Ram University to be renamed after Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has ordered to rename the Kanshi Ram Urdu, Arabic and Persian University after famous Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. The decision was taken in a cabinet meeting. The university was set up by former chief minister Mayawati.

The entire cabinet agreed that it was inappropriate to name a university devoted to the promotion and development of Urdu, Arabic and Persian after Kanshi Ram, as he had nothing to do with these languages.

Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti was a highly revered Sufi saint and an exponent of these languages.

Hajj Pilgrims must deposit complete amount CEO, Hajj committee

Dr. Syed Shakir Husain, CEO of Central Hajj Committee clarified that all the Hajj pilgrims have to deposit the entire amount of their travel expenses including the accommodation charges.

Since complaints were received in the allotment of accommodation in Nizam Rubath of Makkah, Mr. Hussain Shareef of the custodian of Nizam Rubath completed the process of allotment of accommodation by following online system of registration and draw.

V.C. of Health University warns against irregular admissions in MBBS

The last date of admission in MBBS has been fixed as 31st July but some management of medical colleges are refusing admissions to deserving meritorious students. He issued a warning that such erring colleges will be issued notices and action would be taken against them.

Dr. I.R. Rao, V.C. of NTR Health University told that if the college managements violate the regulations of Medical Council of India, stern action will be taken against them.

M.Ed admissions in Ghulam Ahmed College of Education

According to a press note issued by Principal, Ghulam Ahmed College of Education, Banjara Hills, Osmania University has extended the last date of completion of admission process of M.Ed. before 9th August.

Interested candidates may contact the Principal of the said college in person or on phone number 23280282.

-Siasat News

Lecturers’ recruitment in Government Degree College for women

According to a press note issued by Principal, Government Women’s Degree College, Hussaini Alam, guest lecturers are being recruited for teaching the English medium degree students the subjects of History and Political Science.

Such of the candidates who have secured 55% marks in MA (History) and MA (Political Science) may contact the Principal with their bio-data before 3rd August.

-Siasat News