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Mother and aunt burn 5-year-old girl with candle over mischievous behaviour

Thane, Feb 7: A five-year-old girl's mother and aunt were arrested for allegedly burning the minor with a candle for her mischievous behaviour in Thane district of Maharashtra, a police official said on Thursday.

The child was playing at her home in Roadpali area of Kalamboli locality in Navi Mumbai town on Wednesday, and not listening to...

Indian-American, Lover Plot Murder of ex-Wife, Get Caught as 'Hitman' Turns Out to Be Undercover Agent

Washington, Feb 7: Indian American Narsan Lingala and his girlfriend Sandya Reddy have been charged with trying to hire a hitman to kill the former's estranged wife.

Lingala, 55, who has been charged by criminal complaint with one count of murder-for-hire was produced before US Magistrate Judge Michael A. Hammer in Newark federal court and was held...

Brother gets govt job, man sets fire to house killing 4

Malda, Feb 4: Angry over his younger brother securing a government job on compassionate grounds, a 30-year-old man allegedly set two rooms of their house on fire, killing four members of the family and injuring four others in West Bengal's Malda district, police said Monday.

The incident occurred at Madantola village under Manikchak police station, they said....

Man stabs wife over 40 times in Gurgaon

Gurgaon, Feb 4: A man allegedly killed his wife by stabbing her over 40 times in Ashok Vihar area, police said Sunday.

Pankaj Bhardwaj, 28, and his accomplice Nashim Ahmed, 39, were arrested on charge of murder, Gurgaon Police PRO Subhash Bokan said.

Vanshika Sharma was found dead on Saturday with over 40 stab injuries, he said....

Boat carrying 11 devotees capsizes near Sangam

Allahabad, Feb 2: A boat carrying 11 devotees capsized near the Sangam on Saturday, an official said.

No loss of life was reported during the incident.

NDRF personnel reached the spot on time and rescued all the pilgrims -- three women and eight men, the official said.

The boat capsized apparently after losing balance near the Sangam,...

Kerala Congress leader charged for raping tribal minor girl

A Congress leader from Kerala's Wayanad district, OM George, has been booked for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor tribal girl for one-and-half years.

The case was filed against Wayanad District Congress Committee (DCC) member OM George after the victim's parents filed a case against him.

Congress suspended George from the primary membership of the party soon after his...

Govt school teacher shot dead in UP's Hardoi

Hardoi, Jan 30: A government school teacher has been killed by some unidentified persons in Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi district, police said Wednesday.

Sushil Gupta, 40, was shot dead by unidentified persons in the Pihani area here when he was returning home from his school on Tuesday, they said.

The deceased was a teacher at a junior high school...

Mumbai man kills friend, cuts him into 200 pieces, flushes down body parts in toilet

Palghar, Jan 24: A man was arrested Wednesday for killing his 53-year-old friend and chopping him into 200 pieces before flushing down the body parts in the toilet of a building in Virar here, police said.

Addressing a news conference, DySP Jayant Bajbale said the killing was the outcome of a dispute over financial dealings between the...

BJP leader, son assaulted and looted in MP's Barwani district

Barwani, Jan 21: A BJP leader, his son and two of his relatives were assaulted and robbed by unidentified persons near Charvi village, 30 km from the district headquarters, Sunday, the police said.

The report came hours after another local-level BJP leader, Manoj Thakre (48), was found dead elsewhere in the district with the police suspecting that...

Woman's head severed after she leans out of bus to vomit

Panna, Jan 19: The head of a 56-year-old woman was smashed and severed after hitting an electric pole when she leaned out of the window of a rashly-driven bus to vomit here in Madhya Pradesh Friday, police said.

The incident took place near Diamond crossing here and the victim was identified as Asha Rani, who was travelling from Satna...