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Three burn to death after lover sets girl's family on fire
Report dated 18/05/2013 @ 12:46 PM
A girl age 20, along with her sister and grandmother were burned to death after her jilted lover Lakhwinder set her six member family on fire in Ferozepur district. Police said the girl's father received 50% while the mother and brother age 10 received 20% burns.
The girl had recently ended her relationship with Lakhwinder who set the family on fire while they were sleeping, after dousing them with petrol with the help of at least three accomplices. Their neighbours rushed to rescue them when they heard the screams but by then the two girls and grandmother had died.
Sources say Lakhwinder had been stalking the girl after she turned down his marriage proposal and a dispute had erupted between the two families over the issue.
The fact that the girl was engaged to another man infuriated Lakhwinder who then carried out his gruesome immolation of the family.
Police say the exact reason behind the incident will be known only after the accused is arrested.
How the IPL soft fixing racket was busted
Report dated 18/05/2013 @ 12:32 PM
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested a person circulating fake currency notes in Delhi, and during interrogation they found out that the fake notes were being circulated to bookies in Delhi. The NIA shared this information with the Intelligence Bureau who then began monitoring phone calls of various top bookies in Delhi and discovered they were receiving huge amounts of counterfeit currency from across the border.
The currency trail led to Pakistani bookies including Dr UBL, Javed Bhai, Sharif Bhai and Rehmatulla as well as Master Salman who paid their bets to Indian bookies using the fake currency that was printed in Pakistan and transported to India via Nepal, Bangladesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat.
These notes were then distributed among punters and bookmakers across India and the bookies paid off their bets with some 21% of fake notes in the payout cash.
Bookies were also discovered to have had conversations with cricketers and spot-fixers in the IPL.
The information was passed on to Delhi police who began their probe into the spot fixing scandal.
Man who 'locked' wife's private parts jailed
Report dated 18/05/2013 @ 12:25 PM
A man in Indore who performed bizarre surgery and put a self devised chastity lock on his wife's private parts has been given a 10 year rigorous jail sentence by the court, even though the victim retracted her statement during the trial.
The 'lock' imposer Sohanlal, 38, a mechanic by profession, was also given a fine of Rs.1000 for causing grievous hurt and subjecting his wife to cruelty under the Indian Penal Code.
Four year ago Sohanlal locked his wife's private parts every time he left home, using crude surgery to put the lock in place. According to the prosecutor, he did not trust her and suspected her character so indulged in the cruelty.
The terrible situation came to light when the woman tried to commit suicide last year and a doctor found the lock and informed the police.
Mumbai's new logo gets mixed reactions
Report dated 17/05/2013 @ 12:57 PM
The Birhanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) decided the city needed its own identity much like New York's iconic I love NY logo
The circular logo is inspired by Mumba Devi, the deity the city is named after and shows a female figure in shades of blue with arms wrapped around an orange and white floral motif, like a mother holding a baby and has the words Majhi Mumbai written below the illustration.
According to the deigners the blue represents the sea and is meant to symbolise the opportunities the city has to offer, while the colour orange denotes the rising sun and represents victory against all odds.
Some admired the logo's simplicity, others thought it was restrictive and lacked imagination. Some even said the white motif at the centre resembles the Adidas logo and others had their own opinions of what they thought was more suitable.
Don't treat daughter-in-law like housemaid : Supreme Court
Report dated 16/05/2013 @ 2:49 PM
In the course of upholding the sentence of a 7-year jail term to a man for torturing his wife, who committed suicide, the Court said a daughter-in-law must be treated as a family member and not a housemaid. She may not be thrown out of her matrimonial home and must be respected, thus glorifying the solemnity and sanctity of marriage.
The bench said it was a matter of great concern that brides are often being treated with total insensitivity, destroying their desire to live.
The apex court was hearing the appeal filed by Gurnaib Singh challenging his conviction and jail term awarded by a trial court in his wife Amarjeet Kaur's murder. The tortured woman committed suicide by consuming an insecticide.
However the court converted the conviction and reduced his sentence to five years in jail.