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Crocodile spotted on Goa’s popular beach

Panaji, July 17: In a rare finding that will shock tourists in Goa a crocodile has been spotted on the popular Morjim beach. The image of the reptile walking on the shorelines was captured by one Nilesh Bagkar who posted it on a social networking website. Media reports quoted Deputy conservator of Forest DNF Carvalo as having confirmed that the ...

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Four cops kidnapped by Maoists found murdered

Bijapur, Chhattisgarh, July 15: The bodies of four policemen kidnapped by Maoists on Monday were found in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Wednesday. Reports said their bodies were recovered five km from where they were abducted from a moving bus in the Maoist-hit Kurtu village. They were believed to have been killed with sharp weapons, police said. The policemen, Jaidev Yadav, ...

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J&K: Suspected terrorists shoot deputy sarpanch in Shopian

Srinagar, July 15: Some alleged terrorists on Tuesday shot the deputy sarpanch of a village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district leaving him critically injured. The victim, identified as Muhammad Yaqoob Malla of Pehlepora village, in Shopian was shot by some terrorists on Tuesday afternoon. He is currently undergoing specialised treatment. According to reports, Malla’s condition is critical. Security forces ...

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12 school kids injured as bus overturns in Delhi

New Delhi, July 14: At least 12 children were seriously injured when a school bus overturned in New Delhi on Tuesday morning. Reports said the private bus was carrying around 30 students of the Rukmani Devi and Victoria Girls Senior Secondary schools. The injured students have been admitted to Sushruta Trauma Centre. The accident took place when the driver reportedly ...

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Paris mall siege: 18 people evacuated from mall

Paris, July 13: Police have evacuated 18 people from a shopping mall in France capital Paris where gunmen entered on Monday, media reports said. “A police source said they had been hiding in a canteen in the Qwartz centre in Villeneuve-la-Garenne,” BBC reported. Police told the BBC the incident appeared to be an armed robbery, not a terrorist attack. All ...

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Accused of practicing witchcraft family of six hacked to death in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, July 13: In a horrific incident, six members, including children and women, of a family have been hacked to death by villagers in Odisha after they suspected them of practicing witchcraft. The incident has taken place in the Joda area of Keonjhar district, reports said. Police reached the spot and began investigation into the matter. In another similar incident ...

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Criminal defamation should be retained as a penal offence: Centre to SC

New Delhi, July 13: Denying that defamation has any effect on free speech, the government has told the Supreme Court that the provision for defamation should be retained in the Indian Penal Code as a deterrent against defamatory actions. The apex court said that a mechanism to censor content online was needed and so the provision should remain. The Ministry ...

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26/11: Lawyer says Lakhvi won’t give voice samples for probe

New Delhi, July 12: Despite talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Russia recently to combat terrorism, 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi’s lawyer said that his client has refused to provide India with his voice samples. “My client has refused in the past and will refuse again,” Rizwan Abbasi told The Hindustan Times. This ...

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Chennai: GoAir flight hit by aerobridge, no one hurt

Chennai, July 10: A GoAir flight was damaged after it was hit by an aerobridge at Chennai airport here on Friday, media reports said. As many as 168 passengers were on board when the mishap occurred. No one was injured in the mishap, reports said. The aerobridge operator was allegedly talking on his mobile when the mishap occurred, media reports ...

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23 killed in Bangladesh stampede

Dhaka, July 10: At least 23 people were killed in a stampede during the distribution of zakat (donation for the poor ahead of Eid) in Mymensingh town in Bangladesh on Friday, media reports said. Several people were injured in the mishap. Eight people, including the zakat donor Md Shamim, were held in this connection, police official Abdur Rashid told The ...

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