GAYA: A 15-year-old boy committed suicide two hours after he was forced to marry his brother’s widow, 10 years older than him, in south Bihar’s Gaya.
The wedding, solemnised on Monday at Vinoba Nagar village under Paraiya police station, about 15 km west of Gaya, flies in the face of a campaign by the Nitish Kumar government to end the practices of child marriage and dowry in the state.
Police said Mahadev Das, a Class 9 student of the government high school in Paraiya, married 25-year-old Ruby Devi, the widow of his elder brother Santosh and mother of his two children, as his father came under pressure from relatives and villagers. Continue reading
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AHMEDABAD/NEW DELHI: A young man in Gujarat killed himself and a teenager in Delhi was put under observation after he cut himself, the latest in incidents linked to the Blue Whale Challenge that has led to several suicides across the country.
NEW DELHI : In an apparent reference to a rise in lynching incidents in the name of cow protection, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said “when mob frenzy becomes so high, irrational and uncontrollable”, the people have to be vigilant to save the basic tenets of the country.
His remarks came two days after a man was allegedly beaten to death and his vehicle set on fire in Jharkhand as he was believed to be carrying beef. Continue reading
ISLAMABAD: Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav has appealed to Pakistan’s powerful army chief to spare his life, the neighbouring country’s military said on Thursday, more than two months after the former naval officer was sentenced to death on charges of espionage.
Kulbhushan Jadhav, seen here in the ‘confessional’ video, has filed a fresh mercy plea, according to Pakistan army’s media wing ISPR.
NEW DELHI: A high-speed bike stunt killed a 15-year-old boy and injured his neighbour in northeast Delhi’s Shastri Park on Sunday morning, an accident that underscores rising fatalities from underage driving.
Mohammad Umar Sheikh was riding a ~1.5-lakh Duke, manufactured by Austrian bike major KTM AG, that his father had gifted him. He was trying to perform wheelies on a public road with 19-year-old neighbour Mohammad Anas as the pillion passenger.
New Delhi: The International court of justice (ICJ) might soon set a time frame on the detailed hearing of the kulbhushan Jadhav case. But New Delhi is yet to hear from Pakistan as to whether the former naval officer will be allowed domestic legal recourse, which had been mentioned during the hearing of the case of ICJ . Gautam Bambawale, the Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, handed over two appeals from Jadhav’s mother– one to the Pakistan Army’s court of appeal against the death sentence, and another asking the Pakistan government to free her son– to Pakistan’s foreign secretary, Tehmina Janjua, in Islamabad on April 26.
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Washington : The US justice department on Friday announced the indictment of Adam Purinton, a white man accused of killing Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, on federal hate crime charges that could get him the death penalty if found guilty. Purinton, 51, opened fire on Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani at a bar in Olathe, Kansas on February 22, after using ethnic slurs at them and telling the to go back to their country. He has also shot at Ian Grillot, a white American who had tried to intervene. The indictment accused Purinton of “Kuchibhotla for his äctual and perceived race, colour, religion and national origin” and attempting to kill Madasani for his actual and perceived race, colour, religion and national origin”. And a third count of indictment accused Purinton of violating “federal fire arms statue by discharging a firearm at them and Grillot.
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