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Sambar scalds baby to death

Kochi (pti): A one-year-old girl died of burns after she fell into a vessel containing boiling sambar that had been cooked for a wedding feast near here.

The tragedy struck on Saturday as preparations were on for the wedding of the baby’s uncle at Njarackal, police said.

The child was immediately rushed to hospital where she succumbed to injuries the next day, the police added.

A 24-year-old man was killed when he fell into a furnace at the Nippon (Ispat) plant at Dharamtar in Maharashtra, police said.

Manjeetsingh Bukising was checking the furnace used for melting iron when he slipped from a platform into the furnace and died on the spot, police added.

BSP MLA held for misbehaving

Lucknow (PTI): Bahujan Samaj Party MLA from the Manjhwan Assembly seat, Ramesh Chand Bind, was arrested on Tuesday in Mirzapur district for allegedly misbehaving with government officials and obstructing them from discharging their duties, reports reaching the state police headquarters said.

The legislator allegedly barged into the regional transport officer’s room on Monday along with three supporters and demanded that a particular registration number be allocated for his jeep, the reports said.

On being turned down, Bind and his supporters allegedly misbehaved with the staff and destroyed official files, the reports said, adding that an FIR was later lodged against the MLA and three others.

Bind was arrested early on Tuesday. Efforts are on to trace the other accused, the reports said.

Duo gangraped in Coimbatore

Coimbatore (PTI): Two women were allegedly gangraped on the outskirts of the city while they were returning from work, police said on Tuesday.

The women, employed with a soap factory, filed a complaint, saying they were waylaid by 10 men in Selvapuram around 7 pm on Monday. The two were dragged to the undergrowth nearby and gangraped, they alleged. A case was registered and five persons were held for questioning, police said.

Relief for Salman

Mumbai (pti): A local court on Tuesday exempted Salman Khan from appearance in a drunken driving case and deferred the trial to December 11. The actor faces the charge of killing one person and injuring four others. On a plea made by Salman’s lawyer Dipesh Mehta that the actor had gone out of town, the magistrate exempted appearance for the day.

Woman, sons killed

Jaipur (pti): A woman and her three children were murdered in their house in Rajasthan’s Sriganganagar district, police said. The woman’s husband is missing, the police said, adding that the door of the house was locked from inside.

Prisoner proposal

Nashik (pti): Maharashtra is considering a proposal to free prisoners above the age of 65 and those not facing any serious charge, minister of state for home Kripashankar Singh said.

Hostage cop flees

Nagpur (pti): A police officer, allegedly kidnapped by Naxalites on November 8, has escaped, police said on Tuesday. Dadasaheb Dhondiba Sawant of the State Reserve Police Force was abducted from the Salekasa wireless tower in Gondia district while on duty.

Dowry rebel to wed

Ghaziabad (pti): Nisha Sharma, the girl from Noida who called off her wedding after the groom’s family demanded dowry, will tie the knot with computer engineer Ashwani Sharma on Wednesday.


Floral tributes were paid to Lala Lajpat Rai on the 75th Martyrdom Day at various places in Pakistan on Monday. The Lahore chapter of the South Asia Fraternity also released the Urdu translation of the freedom fighter’s biography.

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