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Report Dated January 17, 2017 7:00 PM
A group of teenagers went to the railway tracks in the east of the city on Saturday to take pictures in front of oncoming trains.
But two of them failed to move away in time and a train ran over them, police said.
A study last year reported that India records more selfie-related deaths than any other country.
Scholars from Carnegie Mellon University and Indraprastha Institute of Information in Delhi said that 76 of the 127 selfie deaths globally in 2014-15 had been reported in India.
A railway police officer added that the teenagers had hired a professional camera for the shoot.
Last year two students drowned while taking selfies in a swollen river in a remote part of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.
And the police in Mumbai declared 15 locations as places where taking selfies “can be dangerous” after an 18-year-old girl drowned in the sea while taking a selfie.
Report Dated January 7, 2017 11:03 AM
Unable to get a few junked currency notes exchanged, a frustrated poor woman became topless in front of RBI regional office in New Delhi on Wednesday.
The woman, who was with her child, was in tears when turned away by guards after repeated request to exchange her junked notes. In protest she sat in front of the RBI entrance gate.
When the guards tried to forcefully move her away from the entrance, the woman in disgust took off her clothes and sat topless in front of the iron gate, stunning the onlookers as well as the security personnel.
Later, the RBI guards called the police and she along with her kid was bundled away to police station, thus ending the charged drama at the high profile building which is just a stone’s throw away from the Parliament House.
Many others including retired and aged persons who have come to exchange their old notes said the government should not go back on the promise made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his November 8 address to the nation that old notes could be exchanged at the select RBI offices till March 31.
Report Dated December 21, 2016 5:34 PM
A Bihar doctor allegedly raped a teenage Dalit girl after her family wasn’t able to pay the money incurred for her treatment. The unfortunate incident happened in Jamui district near Patna.
Reports say the girl age 16, was admitted to the private clinic of a doctor for treatment after she swallowed a pesticide, mistaking it for cough syrup. The victim was suffering with a cold and cough at the time.
Reports say the doctors charged exorbitant money for her treatment and allegedly held the victim hostage when her parents failed to come up with the money.
The victim’s parents told the police that the doctor went to them in the dead of night and tried to clear the dues. When they refused to pay the dues the doctor dragged the girl into his chambers and raped her.
Police registered a case and are sending the victim for a medical examination. Based on the investigation action will be taken against the accused doctor.
Similar instances of rape is a matter of grave concern in Bihar where last year 1,041 cases were reported.
Report Dated December 20, 2016 1:05 PM
The Finance Ministry and the RBI has said that deposits of above Rs.5000 in scrapped currency notes can be made just once till December 30. The credit in such cases will be afforded only after questioning the tenderer on record in the presence of at least two officials of the bank, as to why this could not be deposited earlier and receiving a satisfactory explanation, the RBI said.
An opportunity has been given to the public to make the payments towards tax, penalty, cess/surcharge and deposit under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana 2016 with the old bank notes denomination upto December 30, 2016.
Report Dated December 19, 2016 12:23 PM
A Newly-wed man eloped with his mother-in-law in Bihar. The bizarre incident happened at Choti-Dhankar village in Bhagalpur district, some 230 km east of Patna.
Reports say Medi Mandal had married off his daughter, Soni Kumari to Yogendra Singh of Itawa district in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, two months ago.
After they were married the man started visiting his in-laws home during which he fell in love with his mother-in-law Ruby Devi, and he eventually eloped with her.
The devastated Mandal went to the police and requested them to help get back his wife.
Local police said they are investigating the case and hope to find the lady soon. The eloped woman is a mother of 3.