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Billionaire's son held for arranging wife's murder in UP
Report dated 01/08/2014 @ 3:05 PM
Piyush Dasani, the son of UP biscuit baron, makers of Parle-G, Om Prakash Dasani, has been arrested by the Kanpur Police for arranging the murder of his wife Jyoti Dasani.
Piyush, 30, had earlier told police Jyoti was kidnapped by men on motor bikes and murdered in her husband's car. Police dismissed this as a fabrication saying it was not kidnapping but cold blooded murder.
Piyush eventually confessed that he arranged for his wife's murder because he was unhappy with her and wanted to marry another woman with whom he was having a affair. Police say he took Jyoti out to dinner where he had plotted to get the killers - his lover's driver Awdhesh and the driver's aide Renu Kanaujiya - to murder Jyoti.
CCTV footage from the Carnival restaurant where Jyoti and Piyush had dinner did him in, as in the video Piyush is seen wearing a different shirt than the one he was wearing the same night he went to the police to complain about his wife's kidnapping. During dinner Piyush left the table for some minutes during which, the police say' he went to meet the driver who was waiting nearby. There was no gang of kidnappers, just the driver and his aide who drove the car away with Jyoti and Piyush inside, and later killed her.
It was revealed that Jyoti had told her parents about her husband's extra marital affair and she often complained about his behaviour, and clearly the couple were seeing a break down in their relationship.
CWG : Wrestlers give India two more golds
Report dated 01/08/2014 @ 3:04 PM
Olympics bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt and Babita Kumari won gold medals, as India's wrestlers continued to rule by bagging an impressive two golds for India on the eighth day of the 20th Commonwealth Games. Geetika Jhakar won a silver.
Dipa Karmarkar also made history by becoming the first Indian woman gymnast to win a medal at the Games by bagging a bronze in the vault event.
India have consolidated their sixth position in the medal standings with a total haul of 44 medals - 12 gold, 19 silver and 13 bronze.
CWG : Vikas Gowda wins India's first athletics gold
Report dated 01/08/2014 @ 3:01 PM
Vikas Gowda gave India its first athletics medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games when he won gold for discus throwing.
With this Gowda, 31, became India's only second male athlete to win a gold at the Commonwealth Games after the legendary Milka Singh won the 440 yard gold back in 1958. Gowda also converted the silver he won four years ago in Delhi, into gold with a best throw of 63.64 metres.
Upright Haryana IAS officer transferred 45 times !
Report dated 31/07/2014 @ 1:18 PM
Senior Haryana IAS officer Pradeep Kasni who took on the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government by refusing to issue appointment letters to 5 commissioners to 2 state commissions has been picked on, not the least of which has been some 45 transfers during his 30 year career in the state.
Known as an upright officer Kasni was left without a posting for some 8 months on various occasions by the Hooda government after assuming charge in 2005.
It has been the practice to turn to political leaders for transfers, promotions and whatnot in Haryana, but Kasni, 55, did not succumb and refused to participate in the practice. Even now Kasni holds a low-profile assignment in the Haryana administrative reforms department.
Kasni is also a poet and author of many books.
24 dead, hundreds trapped in landslide near Pune
Report dated 31/07/2014 @ 1:12 PM
A landslide in Malingaon village near Pune, attributed to years of deforestation to accommodate human settlements resulting in loose soil, has claimed the lives of 24 people and around 158 persons, including 61 children and 60 women, are feared trapped in the debris.
8 People were rescued and National Disaster Response Forces say the chances of finding many of the 158 trapped persons alive are not bright.
Several NDRF teams rushed to Malingaon. All the teams comprise doctors paramedics and personnel trained as first responders. They are equipped with state-of-the-art rescue and communication equipment, assisted by two unmanned aerial vehicles.
Officials say the teams will also continue to look for survivors in the houses still left standing in the foothills.