8 stabs on wife
Melbourne, May 10 (PTI): A 24-year-old Indian, who allegedly cut his wife’s throat eight times and left her bleeding to death has been found guilty of manslaughter by an Australian court, but was acquitted of the murder charge.
The court found Singh not guilty of murdering 28-year-old Manpreet Kaur on the grounds that he was provoked. Singh had been jealous of the new friendships she had forged there and had beaten her on a number of occasions before killing her on December 29, 2009.
New Delhi (PTI): Railway police have started periodical drives to check misuse of the chain-pulling alarm system in trains, minister of state for railways K.H. Muniyappa said in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
New Delhi (PTI): A court has spared jail term to a 21-year-old youth, held guilty of kidnapping a minor girl, who had eloped with him. The court said the boy could not be blamed as the girl had not revealed her true age. The judge sentenced the youth to a day-long detention in the court room and imposed a fine of Rs 1,000.
Sikh riots case
New York (PTI): The Congress party, which has been named in a case here for its alleged role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, has challenged the jurisdiction of a US court to hear the matter filed against it by a Sikh advocacy group.
Chandigarh (PTI): A CBI court has acquitted seven police officers, including senior superintendent Surjeet Singh Grewal, in a 23-year-old alleged fake encounter case, giving them the “benefit of doubt”. Tarlochan Singh’s only son, 20-year-old Kulwant was allegedly abducted and later killed in the encounter in 1989.
New Delhi (PTI): The Indian Administrative Service faces a shortage of about 30 per cent. Against a total capacity of 6,154 officers, 1,777 posts are lying vacant, minister of state V. Narayanasamy has said. Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of vacant positions at 216.