2 killed, 3 injured in road mishap

Two persons were killed on the spot and three others injured when two motorbikes collided head on near here today.

Two persons, including one Sankaiyan, were on their way here when their two-wheeler collided with the motorbike which
three 19-year old college students were riding at Thiruvalluvar Nagar, police said.

Sankaiyan and a student died on the spot while the others had been admitted to hospital in a serious condition.

Explosive substance, used for deepening the wells,was found in the bike of Sankaiyan, polie said adding further
investigation was on.

Giant boozer banned from UK’s smallest pub

A giant British boozer was banned from UK’s smallest pub — because he takes up too much room.

Adam Thurkettle, 6ft 7in tall, enjoys a pint in his titchy local — the 15ft by 7ft The Nutshell.

The Nutshell is listed by Guinness World Records as the smallest in Britain — and when 23-year-old Adam squeezes in
there’s no space for other customers.

Now owner Jack Burton has banned “gentle giant” Adam at peak times, British tabloid ‘The Sun’ reported.

Two groups clash, 7 hurt

Seven people were injured in a group clash over some frivolous issue in Ubhawan area here today, police said.

A dispute between children led to a clash between two groups in Kundail Niyamat Ali village, said Additional SP K C

Both sides hurled stones at the each other leaving seven injured who were admitted to various hospitals, he said.

Police had been deployed in strength in the trouble-torn area, the Additional SP said adding six people were arrested
in connection with violence.


Pak Hindus victims of “religious apartheid”: Hindu group

Hindus in Pakistan are not equal citizens of the state but victims of a “religious apartheid”, a newly formed Hindu group has said, demanding a special session of Parliament to probe persecution of Hindus and other minorities in the country.

Hindu community feels insecure in this country due to continued acts of injustice and atrocities against them,
especially women, Mohan Manjiani, president of All Hindu Rights Forum (AHRF) said.

The new organisation was launched on Friday in the port city of Karachi with the aim of securing due and

First dedicated navigation satellite to be launched tomorrow

India’s first dedicated navigation satellite IRNSS-1A will be launched onboard PSLV-C22 around midnight tomorrow from the spaceport of Sriharikota with the mission countdown progressing smoothly.

ISRO’s workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) is scheduled to blast off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, about 80 km from here, at 11.41 PM carrying the satellite.

10,000 an estimate, thousands of bodies still lying around: Uttarakhand minister

Uttarakhand Health Minister Surinder Singh Negi Sunday did not discount the state assembly speaker’s claim that 10,000 people have perished in the rain-flood tragedy, saying it was an “estimate” as many bodies are still buried under mounds of debris in the Kedarnath valley area.

Speaking to IANS, the minister said the estimates are based on what evacuated people have recounted to the rescue teams and to government officials.

ULFA, RVA militants surrender

Twelve militants of ULFA and Rabha Viper Army laid down arms at an official surrender event here today.

Official sources said while three militants belonged to ULFA, the rest to RVA.

The militants surrendered seven pistols, five rifles, one IED besides other ammunitions at the function attended by
deputy commissioner and superintendant of police of the Goalpara district and senior army officials, the sources said.


Murder accused escapes by producing fake bail order

A murder accused is found to have secured release from Indore Central Jail on the basis of a fake bail order.

Narendra Kothari, a Rajasthan-based property dealer, is an accused in a case of contract killing of a property dealer
Rajendra Sharma in Neemuch district of Madhya Pradesh in November 2008.

Kothari and two alleged contract killers — Imran and Sabir — were arrested in the case and sent to Neemuch’s
Kanavati jail. However, about six months ago Kothari was shifted to Indore jail for medical treatment.

Will see evidence against IB officer in Ishrat case: Home Secy

Amid a tussle between IB and CBI over action against Intelligence Bureau’s special director Rajendra Kumar in Ishrat Jahan case, new Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami today said he will see whether there was enough evidence to prosecute the senior IPS officer.

“I will see what evidence is available.

I will see the documents,” he told reporters here after taking charge as Union Home Secretary.

He was replying to a question whether the CBI has enough evidence to prosecute Kumar for his suspected role in the

Telangana state would soon be reality, say Congress leaders

Congress leaders from Telangana Sunday exuded confidence that the separate Telangana state would soon be a reality.

In their first-ever show of strength, Congress leaders held a public meeting here, amid the intensified efforts by the party’s central leaders to find a solution to the contentious issue.

Thousands of people from various parts of the region attended the meeting at Nizam College Grounds, bringing traffic to halt in several busy areas in the heart of the city

Two arrested for brutal rape and murder of a woman

Police on Sunday arrested two men in Indore for allegedly brutally raping and murdering a 30-year-old woman.

According to police, Lokendra (22) and Gajju (25) raped a woman at a dilapidated house in Vijay Nagar area after getting drunk on May 31 and assaulted her. Later they killed the victim by smashing her head with a stone, police said.

The accused were probably known to the victim, police said. Further probe is on.


Indian Army expresses regret over killing of two youth in Kashmir

Two Kashmiri youth were killed when army had to resort to firing when a crowd intensified their protests here on Sunday . The two young men were from Markundal village. The incident also saw an immediate protest by the locals who allege that the firing was unprovoked. Later while addressing mediapersons over the incident, the General Commanding Officer (GOC) of the army”s Victor Force, Major General R. R. Nimbodkar expressed his condolences to the bereaved families.

25,000 people give Divorce through mobile Cell phone in UK

Twenty-five thousand people from the UK will be using mobiles, PCs and tablets to get divorced from their spouse in 2013, a survey has suggested.

Number of people who are taking the help of online services for separation from their spouses has increased by 26 percent, since legal changes in April made it the cheaper and easier option, the Sun reported.

Two thirds of people who use the device for separation are men and by January next year it has been estimated that 20 percent divorcing couples will start doing it themselves.

Molecules that control muscular genetic defect identified

Researchers have identified small molecules, which allow complete control over a genetic defect responsible for muscular dystrophy.

These small molecules will enable scientists to investigate potential new therapies and to study the long-term impact of the disease.

The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Associate Professor Matthew Disney said that this easy approach is an entirely new way to turn a genetic defect off or on.

EU questions U.S. over alleged spying: Media

The European Union (EU) said it has questioned U.S. authorities about alleged spying on EU offices, media reports said on Sunday.

The EU has contacted with U.S. authorities immediately and demands “full clarification” after a report made by German weekly Der Spiegel claimed that Washington bugged EU offices in Brussels and the U.S., an EU statement was quoted as saying.

Morsi says no second revolution in Egypt: Report

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi said there would not be a second revolution in Egypt, referring to the ongoing mass protests against him across the country, reports said Sunday.

“There is no room for any talk against the constitutional legitimacy,” Morsi told British newspaper the Guardian, noting that if he resigns it would undermine the legitimacy of his successors and create “a recipe for unending chaos.”

Pratibha Singh wins Mandi parliamentary bypoll in Shimla

Congress candidate Pratibha Singh has won the Mandi parliamentary bypoll with a margin of over 1.36 lakh votes. The results were announced today. She defeated her closest rival Jai Ram Thakur, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator. Pratibha Singh”s husband and Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh earlier represented this seat. The main battle was between the Congress and the BJP. In a statement from New Delhi, Virbhadra Singh said:

Global players” body seek investigation into `India-fueled May removal` claims

The international players” association has reportedly urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to investigate into claims that the powerful Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had pressurised the ICC to have Australian Tim May dumped from its influential cricket committee. The Federation of International Cricketers” Associations (FICA) want the matter referred to the ICC”s ethics officer because they are adamant that captains were pressurised by their boards to change their vote from former FICA head May to Indian Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, the Independent reports.

NSA also spied on EU diplomats in Washington, NY, Brussels

America’s top intelligence service reportedly targeted the European Union offices with its spying activities in Washington and at UN headquarters in New York.

According to German magazine SPIEGEL, the National Security Agency placed bugs in the EU representation in Washington and infiltrated its computer network.

The magazine claimed that cyber attacks were also carried out against Brussels in New York and Washington.

NSA not only conducted online surveillance of European citizens, but also specifically targeted buildings housing European Union institutions.

Uttarakhand floods: 3000 people are still missing, says Vijay Bahuguna

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Sunday said that around 3000 people are still missing in the flood-ravaged hilly state. “With current inputs I have received around 3000 people are still missing,” Bahuguna told media here. ” We have decided that if the lost is not found by 30 days then we will give the compensation amount to the family members.

Khawaja, Hughes edge past Cowan in quest of Oz batting line-up for Ashes

Australian cricketers Usman Khawaja and Phillip Hughes have reportedly put behind of Ed Cowan in the quest to firm up spots in Australia”s batting line-up for the Ashes. Cowan, who is fighting hard to partner former vice captain Shane Watson at the top of the order at Trent Bridge, got a start in the tour match against Somerset but failed to go on with it, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. According to the report, Cowan succumbed to the same bowler for three in the first innings, although on that occasion there was some doubt over whether he had hit it.

India to host second World Test Championship in 2021

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced that India will stage the second edition of the World Test Championship in February/March 2021, following the conclusion of ICC”s annual conference in London. According to Sport24, the inaugural World Test Championship will be staged by England and Wales in June and July of 2017, adding that the Championship will replace the ICC Champions Trophy, recently won by India this month after they beat hosts England in the final at Edgbaston.