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Close shave for airliner; Dubai visitors; Leopard mauls girl; Four die in crash; Jammu landslide; Maoists cuffed

Close shave for airliner Dubai visitors Leopard mauls girl Four die in crash Jammu landslide Maoists cuffed

TT Bureau   |     |   Published 09.02.18, 12:00 AM

1.46 lakh road deaths

• NEW DELHI: As many as 1.46 lakh people were killed in 4.60 lakh road accidents across the country in 2017, the Centre said on Thursday. Union road transport minister Nitin Gadkari told the Lok Sabha, that a majority of road accidents involved two-wheelers where the victims were not wearing helmets. "There were 4.80 lakh road accidents in the country in 2016 in which 1.50 lakh people died, and in 2015, there were 5.01 lakh road accidents in which 1.46 lakh people were killed," Gadkari said during the question hour. PTI

Junk food ad

• NEW DELHI: The Centre has informed the Lok Sabha that there is no proposal at present to ban advertisements of junk food on TV. Nine major food business operators, including the Food and Beverage Alliance of India, have voluntarily decided not to advertise products with high fat on children's channels. PTI

Fire pub arrests

• MUMBAI: The three owners of the 1 Above pub, where 14 people were killed in a fire in December, were on Thursday arrested in a case related to non-payment of provident fund to their employees, police said. Kripesh Sanghvi, his brother Jigar and their partner Abhijeet Mankar were arrested by N.M. Joshi Marg police, deputy commissioner of police Virendra Mishra said. The trio had allegedly not paid PF dues of Rs 8.65 lakh to their employees. PTI

Patient suicide

• NASHIK: A 55-year-old heart patient undergoing treatment at a government hospital committed suicide on Wednesday. Kisan Nana Patole jumped from one of the windows of the hospital, police said. He was apparently depressed over his ailment. PTI

Fast for Goddess

• SRIVILLIPUTHUR (TN): The head of Manavala Mamuni Mutt here has resumed his indefinite fast, demanding an unconditional apology from film lyricist Vairamuthu for his alleged remarks against Goddess Andal. PTI

Order on name

• NEW DELHI: Delhi High Court has directed a Rohini-based Adhyatmik Vishwa Vidyalaya, where women were allegedly kept in confinement, to remove "vishwavidyalaya" from its name. PTI

Close shave for airliner

• CHENNAI: Passengers of a SpiceJet from Chennai to Delhi had a narrow escape on Thursday after the plane's rear tyres burst soon after take off, forcing an emergency landing. There were no casualties or injuries to the 199 passengers on board, the airline said. Following the incident, the main runway was partially shut as the aircraft got stuck in the taxiing area. The GoAir said because of the runway closure two of its flights bound for Mumbai and Kochi got delayed. PTI

Dubai visitors

• DUBAI: A record 2.1 million Indians visited Dubai in 2017, marking a 15 per cent rise in the number of travellers from India, according to a report by the Dubai tourism department. The increase is partly because of Dubai tourism's ongoing collaboration with Shah Rukh Khan in the #BeMyGuest campaign, it said. PTI

Leopard mauls girl

• CHHINDWARA (MP): A 10-year-old girl was mauled to death by a leopard in Madhya Pradesh's Tamai forest division on Wednesday becoming the fourth victim of the animal prowl in the past 31 days, an official said. The animal attacked Punam Salaam outside her house. The leopard had killed Kalpana, 5, Harsh, 10, in the forest area on January 7 and Sawan, 12 on January 9, the official said. PTI

Four die in crash

• AHMEDABAD: Four persons were killed and three injured when the car in which they were travelling rammed into an electric pole on the Barwala-Botad state highway on Thursday, police said. The accident occurred when the driver lost control because of a tyre burst, the police added. PTI

Jammu landslide

• JAMMU: A 58-year-old woman was killed and her son injured after their house collapsed after a landslide in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday night, police said. PTI

Maoists cuffed

• RAIPUR: Three Maoists were arrested from Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district on Thursday, police said. The trio was allegedly involved in the killing of a police assistant constable in the district. PTI

Murder over groom 'shoe'

• BADAUN (UP): A bridegroom and four of his friends allegedly beat a man to death after a pre-wedding ceremony on the suspicion that the victim had stolen his shoes. The incident took place yesterday in Surajpur village, police said on Thursday. After the ceremony was over, the groom Surendra's shoes could not be found. Surendra and his friends suspected Ramsaran, 42, of stealing the shoes and allegedly beat him up. The man succumbed to his injuries. PTI

Freak mishap

• NEW DELHI: A 21-year-old man died after his neck got stuck between a chain used to tie police barricades in Delhi's Subhash Place, police said on Thursday. The incident took place late on Wednesday when the victim was riding a motorcycle. The victim, Abhishek, used to work as a driver and as a part-time disc jockey. PTI

Maoist killed

• RAIPUR: A Maoist commander was gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, police said on Thursday. The incident took place late on Wednesday in Dokapara forest where a joint team of security forces was carrying out anti-Maoist operations. The insurgent has been identified as Ungami, alias Chakra. PTI

Doctor held

• COIMBATORE: A doctor was arrested here on Thursday for allegedly sexually harassing a student, police said. The arrest came after the student lodged a complaint against the doctor, who works at a private hospital in the city. She was completing an internship at the hospital. PTI

Gang encounter

• SITAPUR (UP): A suspected criminal was killed on Thursday while another fled in an encounter here. Acting on a tip-off, superintendent Anand Kulkarni said two persons were stopped at Hariharpur upon which a gunfight ensued. The crooks were overpowered by police. PTI

Heritage hours

• CHENNAI: The Raj Bhavan has announced it will be open to the public on all days of the week. A release said the venue will be open to visitors everyday between 4.30 and 5.30pm. Earlier, visitors were allowed on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. PTI

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