NATION BRIEFS 29-04-2011

Stay permit Prisoner Road deaths Factory fire Women siege Widow burnt

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 29.04.11

Stay permit

New Delhi, April 28 (PTI): The Centre has told Delhi High Court it will allow 65 Pakistanis lodged in Tihar jail for not having valid travel documents to stay on for three more months.

The group, part of the Gowhar Shahi sect, had burnt their passports and visas saying they didn’t want to return to Pakistan as their lives were at risk there. The Centre has told the court that it had received a letter from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees granting the Pakistanis refugee status.


Islamabad (PTI): Former Pakistan’s rights minister Ansar Burney said on Thursday that he had traced an Indian prisoner of war captured during the 1971 conflict in a Pakistan jail. Surjit Singh’s family had been searching for him since 1971, he said. Burney had earlier appealed against the death sentence of Sarabjit Singh.

Road deaths

Yamunanagar (PTI): Twelve people, including eight students and two lecturers of a private management institute, were killed and 22 injured on Thursday in a head-on collision between their bus and a truck in Haryana’s Yamunanagar district.

Factory fire

New Delhi (PTI): Nine persons were killed when a fire broke out at a plastic goods factory in north-west Delhi around 7pm on Wednesday, fire brigade officials said. It took almost 12 hours for twenty-four fire tenders to douse the flames.

Women siege

Erode (PTI): Over 250 women from laid siege to a police station near here on Thursday, demanding arrest of contractors who allegedly misappropriated funds in the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. The women alleged that the contractors were handing out only Rs 98 per head, instead of Rs 108 granted by the government.

Widow burnt

Alwar (PTI): A widow was allegedly burnt alive along with a man in Rajasthan’s Alwar district by the woman’s family members on Wednesday night, police said. The relatives accused them of being in an illicit relationship.