India: Body of rape accused found hanging from tree in UP

Muzaffarnagar, Feb 18 (PTI) The body of a rape accused was found hanging from a tree at a village in Shamli district, police said on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old man was arrested in connection with a rape case on January 17 and was released on bail on February 11, SP Vineet Jaiswal said.

He said the body was sent for postmortem and efforts were underway to ascertain the cause of the death.

India: Serial rapist and killer 'Cyanide' Mohan gets lifer in 19th murder case

Mangaluru, Feb 18 (PTI) Notorious serial killer 'Cyanide' Mohan has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a court here for the murder of a 23-year old woman from Kasaragod district of Kerala in 2006, the 19th of the 20 murder cases slapped against him.

Sixth additional district and sessions court judge Sayeedunnisa on Monday sentenced Mohan to life and imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on him.

The sentence shall commence after he serves the sentence of imprisonment in the other cases, the judge said.

India: "Desperate acts of communal polarisation has limited currency": Deve Gowda

Bengaluru,Feb 11 (PTI) Former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda on Tuesday congratulated Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over AAP's "splendid third victory" in the assembly polls and said this win assures the rest of India yet again that "desperate acts of communal polarisation has limited currency".

"You richly deserved this win. It is also a remarkably good sign in Indian politics that your focus on development has paid off immensely," Gowda said.

India: Probe into sedition case against school for insulting Modi in drama

Bidar(Karnataka), Feb 4 (PTI) The police has intensified investigation into the 'sedition case' against the management and staff of a school here, where children had allegedly insulted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others, in the context of CAA, in a drama they staged on January 21.

As part of the probe, the police visited Shaheen school on Tuesday -- this time in plain clothes, after their questioning of children in uniform on January 28 drew criticism from some quarters, a school official said.

India: Airport bomb case: Terror suspect Aditya Rao taken to Udupi

Mangaluru, Jan 25 (PTI) The man suspected to have planted a bomb at the city airport was on Saturday taken to Udupi where he has a bank account and a few other places he had frequented in the past.

Aditya Rao was taken to the Kunjibettu branch of Karnataka Bank in Udupi where he has an account and safe deposit locker, police sources said.

India: PM fulfilling "anti-Muslim agenda" of Jana Sangh, Hindu Mahasabha: Deve Gowda

Bengaluru, Jan 23 (PTI) JD(S) patriarch H D Deve Gowda on Thursday called on secular regional parties and Congress to fight against the "divisive policies" of the central government like the Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens with a Common Minimum Programme.

The former Prime Minister also accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of fulfilling the "long standing anti-Muslim agenda" of Jana Sangh and Hindu Mahasabha, and leading the country to the margins of danger.

India: Protesters release black balloons ahead of Amit Shah's Hubballi visit

Hubballi(Ktk), Jan 18 (PTI) Ahead of BJP National President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah's visit to the city, a group of protesters raised "Go Back Amit Shah" slogans here and released black balloons in the air on Saturday.

Protesters claiming to be members of Samvidhana Samrakshana Samithi (Constitution Protection Committee) tried to stage a protest by sloganeering against Shah, NRC and CAA at court circle here, despite police denying permission.

They were later detained by the police, official sources said.

India: Another bank sinking - RBI caps withdrawal limit - panicked depositors rush

Bengaluru, Jan 14 (PTI) Panic stricken depositors milled around the Sri Guru Raghavendra Cooperative Bank here on Tuesday to withdraw their money, days after the Reserve Bank of India capped the withdrawal limit to Rs 35,000.

The depositors, mostly senior citizens, were concerned about their money deposited in the bank and worried as to how long it might take for the situation to get resolved.

India: Anti-CAA rally: Security beefed up in Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Jan 14 (PTI) Security has been tightened in the city and suburbs ahead of the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest rally planned by Muslim central committees of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts at Adyar-Kannur near here on Wednesday.

Police have made elaborate security arrangements and a roll call of police officers was held at the police grounds here Tuesday.

The roll call parade consisted of three ADGPs, one DGP, 11 SPs, 18 ASPs, 100 DySPs, 300 police inspectors and 500 police sub-inspectors, police sources said.

India: Khalistan supporter arrested in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Jan 12 (PTI) The Central Crime Branch of Bengaluru has arrested an alleged Khalistan supporter who had fled Punjab and was hiding in the city, police said on Sunday.

A hunt was launched for Jarnail Singh Sidhu, who was wanted by the Punjab police, after the internal security division lodged a case against him in February, 2019, the police said.

He was staying as a paying guest here for the last four months and was working at the Bagmane Tech Park, they added.

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