Hoshangabad, June 17 -- Fed up of the constantremindersandthreatsfrom moneylenders,40-year-oldBabulal Verma of Randal village poured kerosene and sethimself on fire. Verma received 60% burnsandhisconditionissaidto be serious. He has been referred to Bhopal.

Owner of only half-an-acre of land,Vermahasaloanofaround 7 lakh against his name. On Thursday,moneylendersthreatened him that they would beat himupandtakepossessionofhis house if he failed t... Read More

Man booked for sending vulgar WhatsApp messages

Gurgaon, June 17 -- A man was booked on Thursday for sending vulgar messages on WhatsApp to a former IT executive. A case under section 354 D/506 of the IPC was registered against the man, Anmol Singh. As per the police complaint, he sent lewd messages, vulgar pictures and threats. Investigating officer, sub-inspector Manjusha, said, "The man is under technical surveillance and his location will be traced soon. A case has been registered and he w... Read More

Tyres, rims stolen from car parked in Sector 40

Gurgaon, June 17 -- The tyres and rims of a car belonging to a senior telecom executive were stolen when it was parked outside his house in Sector 40 on the evening of June 10.

Abhay Garg, a senior HR executive with a telecom firm, said he had purchased the Maruti Swift ZXi in December 2013. "Around 7am on Sunday, the car cleaner arrived to find the tyres missing. He then rushed to inform me," Garg said.

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Injured cops stable

Patna, June 17 -- Six policemen escorting the convoy of chief minister Nitish Kumar in Supaul were injured in a road mishap and referred to a hospital in Darbhanga. Their condition was stated to be stable.

The incident took place near Kosi toll plaza while returning to Patna from Kishanganj. Trying to overtake a truck, the driver lost control over the vehicle.

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SDMA master trainers

Patna, June 17 -- The state disaster management authority (SDMA) organised a master trainers' programme to mark the school safety fortnight. The event concluded on Friday at the AN Sinha institute. Disaster management department minister Prof Chandrashekhar was the chief guest on the occasion. Other officials of the department were also present.

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NDRF health camp

Patna, June 17 -- A medical team of NDRF's 9th battalion organised a health camp at Amhara in Bihta on Friday under the supervision of Dr Vimal Kumar. Vijay Sinha, NDRF commandant, said such camps are organised to spread awareness among people about better health and also provide essential medicines to the needy.

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Four minigun units busted in Munger

Patna, June 17 -- Munger police on Friday busted four illicit minigun factories. Acting on a tip off, the police team raided Bhelwa Diara (riverine area) and busted four illicit minigun factories, said superintendent of police (SP) Ashish Bharti. Four processed pistols and raw materials used for processing weapons were seized from the spot, he said. Workers escaped from the spot before police reached there, Bharti said.

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Mentally unstable woman kills nephew, niece

Patna, June 17 -- A mentally unstable woman killed her nephew and niece at Jhharbari Tappu village in Kishanganj district, police said on Friday. The incident took place when Rehana Khatun, who was mentally unstable, lured her niece Tanha Mumtaz (4) and Saklain Raza (2) with toffees, took them to an isolated area of the village and slit their throats with a blade, Pothia police station in-charge Subhash Kumar Mandal said.

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VIB arrests ASI on graft charges

Patna, June 17 -- Vigilance sleuths on Friday arrested an assistant sub-inspector of police (ASI) on graft charge from Khusrupur police station in Patna district. On a complaint, a VIB team laid a trap and arrested ASI Rajendra Kumar Singh as he accepted Rs 8,000 as bribe outside the PS gate from the complainant to do him a favour, the release said. Singh, who is posted at the police station, had initially demanded Rs 20,000 but agreed to Rs 8,00... Read More

SSB rescues 11 kids, nabs 3 traffickers

Patna, June 17 -- Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel rescued 11 children being taken to Mumbai by Karmabhoomi Express and arrested three human traffickers in Sitamarhi district, a report said on Friday. Four of the rescued children are from Nepal. The SSB's 20th Battalion rescued six children - three each from Nepal and India - and arrested one trafficker from Bairgania railway station on Thursday. The children have been handed over to an NGO, C... Read More