Kathmandu, July 16 (PTI): Seventeen passengers were killed when a bus fell into the swollen Trishuli river in central Nepal’s Dhading district today. The bus, carrying over 55 people, was headed to Kathmandu.
Yesterday, 39 pilgrims, including 36 Indians, died when their bus skidded off a slippery road and plunged into a canal in southern Nepal.
Thrissur (PTI): Sixty elephants were fed at the Vadakkunnathan temple here on Monday, on the occasion of the Aanayootu festival. Devotees believe that feeding elephants is a way of worshipping Lord Ganesha, a temple official said. The festival has been organised for past 20 years, he added.
New Delhi (PTI): The New India Assurance has been directed by a consumer forum to pay Rs 45,000 to a computer store-owner for rejecting his claim in connection with the theft of a laptop. The forum said the rejection on the ground that it was theft and not house-breaking, was “not well-founded” as the facts showed that “theft was committed with house-breaking”.
Visakhapatnam (PTI): A former officer of the Central Bank of India who had allegedly transferred Rs 1.5 crore into his account illegally has been arrested in Odisha’s Berhampur.
Azamgarh (PTI): A 65-year-old Dalit leader and former BSP functionary allegedly set himself on fire in the collectorate compound here on Monday. Baliram Prasad died while being taken to hospital. A suicide note found in his pocket said he was frustrated at the working style of people’s representatives, police said.
Thane (PTI): An alleged criminal and his family allegedly injured two constables with knives on Sunday night.