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Indians held

London, Sept. 27 (PTI): Britain’s immigration officials have arrested 25 foreign nationals, including 23 Indians, for illegally working in a supermarket, sources said today.

g on intelligence, officials visited the Quality Food Supermarket in Southall and found that a number of workers were working in breach of immigration laws. Apart from the 23 Indians, the other two arrested are from Pakistan and Ghana.

Foreign trips

New Delhi (PTI): An RTI reply has shown that the government has spent nearly Rs 42 crore on foreign visits by Union ministers in last year. Cabinet ministers spent Rs 37.16 crore while their junior colleagues spent around Rs 4.76 crore in 2010-11.

Lanka rail

Colombo (PTI): A Sri Lankan train drivers’ trade union has said they would refrain from driving India-made S11 engines as authorities did not pay heed to their complaints about its technical deficiencies. A spokesperson for the union said out of 20 engines ordered, nine were already in use.

Fatal spat

Thane (PTI): A 40-day-old girl was crushed to death after a youth fell on her, police said on Tuesday. Isral had gone to the infant’s house and began a quarrel on an old dispute he had with the girl’s uncle. During the altercation, Isral lost his balance and fell on the infant.

‘Dead’ wife

Muzaffarnagar (PTI): A 30-year-old woman who was believed to have been murdered by her husband three years ago has been found alive, police said. Khalid, who was sent to jail for murdering his wife, was out on bail and had gone to a shrine where he noticed his wife begging and informed the police.

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