Punjab: Man commits suicide after killing family members


Punjab: Man commits suicide after killing family members

Chandigarh: A 27-year-old man committed suicide after he shot dead five members of his family in a village in Punjab, police said on Saturday. The incident took place at Nathuwal village near Moga on Friday night, a police official said.

Sandeep Singh allegedly shot dead his grandmother, father, mother, sister and her three-year-old daughter and later shot himself, the official said. His grandfather received bullet injuries. The reason for the shooting is yet to be ascertained.

 
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14 disqualified rebel Congress, JD(S) leaders move SC


14 disqualified rebel Congress, JD(S) leaders move SC

New Delhi: Rebel Congress-JD (S) leaders from Karnataka on Thursday moved the Supreme Court challenging their disqualification as MLAs from the state assembly. A total of 17 rebel MLAs were disqualified from the House ahead of the July 29 trust vote moved by then chief minister H D Kumaraswamy.

Kumaraswamy lost the floor test, paving way for a BJP-led government in the state under BS Yediyurappa. Two rebel Congress leaders -- Ramesh Jharkhiholi and Mahesh Kumathalli -- and an independent leader R Shanker, who were disqualified on July 25, had moved the apex court on July 29. Other 14 rebel MLAs were disqualified on July 28 by then Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar.

After the fall of the Congress-JD (S) government on July 29, Ramesh Kumar had resigned as the Speaker. The disqualified JD(S) MLAs -- AH Vishwanath, K Gopalaiah and Narayana Gowda -- filed a joint petition challenging the July 28 decision of disqualification by K R Ramesh Kumar.

Congress MLAs who approached the apex court are Prathap Gouda Patil, BC Patil, Shivaram Hebbar, ST Somashekar, Byrathi Basavaraj and Munirathna.

Other Congress leaders who were also disqualified are Roshan Baig, Anand Singh, MTB Nagaraj, Sudhakar and Sand Shrimant Patil. They have sought direction for quashing and setting aside the order of the Speaker rejecting the resignations tendered by them.

In the petition, they also narrated the sequence of events leading to their disqualification and sought a direction to call for records of the proceedings before the Speaker, pertaining to the resignation and disqualification proceedings against them.

The rebel leaders alleged that the decision taken by Ramesh Kumar before his resignation as Speaker was wholly "illegal, arbitrary and malafide" exercise of his power under the 10th Schedule of the Constitution.

They also questioned his decision to reject their resignations by holding that it was not voluntary and genuine.

They alleged that the Speaker had acted in haste as he had received a letter from the party to take action accordingly, adding the action of the Speaker is thus in violation of Fundamental Rights of the petitioners.

 
 
 



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BS Yediyurappa, 76, not eligible as per his party, will be the CM


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PM Narendra Modi reviews flood situation in Bihar


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Top JeM commander Munna Lahori from Pakistan killed in Kashmir encounter


Top JeM commander Munna Lahori from Pakistan killed in Kashmir encounter



Two militants killed in Kashmir gunfight


Two militants killed in Kashmir gunfight

Police said after receiving information about the presence of militants there, security forces started a cordon and search operation in Bonbazar area of Shopian town early Saturday.

"As the cordon around the hiding militants was tightened, they fired at the security forces triggering an encounter in which two militants were killed.

"The exact identify and group affiliation of the slain militants is being ascertained.

 




Jadavpur University professor assaulted by former student


Jadavpur University professor assaulted by former student

Kolkata: A Jadavpur University professor was allegedly assaulted by a former student near the varsity main gate here, officials said on Saturday.

Professor Abdul Kafi of the Bengali department was having tea near the university main gate on Friday afternoon when a former student, identified as Rajesh Santra, hit him repeatedly, the officials said.

As Kafi fell to the ground, he was rescued by students and by-standers and Santra was detained by varsity employees and taken to the main administrative building Aurobindo Bhavan, they said.

Santra, who had passed in 2015, told the university authorities afterwards that Kafi had allegedly "discriminated" against him when he was a student of the department, the sources said.

Jadavpur University Teachers' Association general secretary Partha Pratim Roy said on Saturday, "we want strict action against Santra who had been stalking Prof Kafi for a long time and finally carried on such an audacious attack."

Vice Chancellor Prof Suranjan Das said "the university informed the police after the attack on the teacher" and would always take a stern view about such incidents.

Santra, a resident of Arambagh in Hooghly district, was arrested, an officer of Jadavpur police station said.

 




Amarnath Yatra resumes after daylong suspension


Amarnath Yatra resumes after daylong suspension

Jammu: After remaining suspended due to bad weather for a day, the Amarnath Yatra resumed on Saturday as around 4,000 pilgrims set out for the holy Himalayan cave, police said.

Of the total 3,926 pilgrims, who left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas -- one escorted convoys of 1,608 pilgrims headed to Baltal, while 2,318 to Pahalgam.

Since the pilgrimage started on July 1, a total of 3,14,584 pilgrims have paid their obeisance before the ice stalagmite structure said possess the mythical power of Lord Shiva. The footfalls at the cave have broken several previous records.

On Friday, 5,745 pilgrims had "darshan" at the cave shrine, an official said, while further advance of devotees towards the shrine from Jammu was checked following inclement weather along the Jammu-Srinagar highway.

Situated at a height of 3,888 metres above the sea-level in the Himalayan ranges in Kashmir, the ice structure waxes and wanes with the phases of the moon.

So far, 26 pilgrims have died during the yatra. In addition to this, two volunteers and two security men also lost their lives. The yatra will conclude on August 15 coinciding with the Shravan Purnima festival.

 

 
 
 



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