Crime and crash

Etah, Jan 28: Two farmers were killed in a fire after a hut went up in flames in Piphaara village in Uttar Pradesh's Etah district. The incident took place in the early hours of Wednesday. The two men who died in the fire were identified as Kalicharan, 45, and his friend Radhey Shyam, 35. According to Shivpal, the elder brother of Kalicharan, the hut caught fire from brazier which the two men had

Kochi, Jan 27: The Kerala High Court on Wednesday issued notice to Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and the state government in a plea seeking ban on online gambling in the state. Besides Kohli, a division bench, headed by Chief Justice S Manikumar, also issued notices to Malayalam actor Aju Varghese and South Indian actress Tamanna Bhatia. The celebrities are the brand ambassadors of

Lucknow, Jan 27: Three local journalists working with a news channel have been accused of public mischief and criminal intimidation in an FIR filed against them for airing a news report on school children allegedly exercising in biting cold conditions without winter wear at a government function, a police official said. The FIR lodged by a Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA), an official who takes care

Bhadohi, Jan 26: At least five persons were killed when an ambulance rammed into a stationary truck in the Gopiganj area in Bhadohi district on Tuesday morning. The ambulance was going from Asansol in West Bengal to Chittorgarh in Rajasthan, carrying a dead body. Sources said the ambulance was moving at a high speed and the driver apparently could not see the truck parked on the roadside due to

Bareilly, Jan 25: In a shocking incident, a 45-year-old man was tied to a tree with barbed wires and set on fire in Sheeshgarh area of Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, over an old enmity. The charred body of Dharampal was found late on Saturday night and an FIR against two persons was filed on late Sunday evening. Station House Officer (SHO) of Sheeshgarh, Rajkumar Bhardwaj, said: "Our forensic team has

Mumbai, Jan 24: Groping a minor's breast without "skin to skin contact" cannot be termed as sexual assault as defined under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the Bombay High Court has said. Justice Pushpa Ganediwala of the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court, in a judgement passed on January 19, the detailed copy of which was made available now, held that there must be

Fourteen members, including four children, of a marriage party were killed and 10 others injured due to a collision between a stone-laden truck and their three vehicles in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district. The accident occurred in Jaldhaka area in Dhupguri block on Tuesday night, they said. The cars of the marriage party were going towards Dhupguri on the wrong side of the road and the collision

Betul, Jan 19: A 13-year-old Dalit girl has been allegedly raped by a man who then tried to bury her alive in a pit in Madhya Pradesh's Betul district, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday evening following which the 35-year-old accused was arrested, and the girl, whose condition is serious, has been referred to a hospital at Nagpur in neighbouring Maharashtra, they said. The

Surat, Jan 19: As many as 15 migrant labourers, including three children sleeping on a pavement were run over by a truck late on Monday night in Gujarat. Police said that 13 labourers died on the spot while two others succumbed in the hospital. The accident took place near Kosamba in the Surat district. Police said that five families, hailing from Banswada in Rajasthan, were sleeping on the

Malappuram, Jan 18: In a shocking revelation, a 17-year-rape survivor here has disclosed that she had been allegedly sexually abused by 38 people during the past few months. The teenager's ordeal came to light during a counselling session at a Nirbhaya centre recently, police said. The minor girl had been sexually abused in 2016 when she was 13 and then a year later. After the second incident, she