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Dalit youth beaten to death in Rajasthan in apparent honour killing

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In an apparent case of honour killing, a Dalit youth was tied to a tree and lynched in Dholipal village of this district of Rajasthan yesterday.

The youth, Prahlad, alias Babloo, had reportedly eloped with a young married woman of a different caste about three months ago, police said today.

Enraged with his act, the three brothers of the woman yesterday tied him to a tree at the "chaupal" in the village and assaulted him with batons, hammer and sharp-edged weapon in the broad daylight.

Later, the victim was rushed to the district hospital by his kin from where he was referred to Bikaner. However, he succumbed to his injuries on the way.

The three accused have been arrested and a case of murder and atrocities under the SCs and STs Atrocities(Prevention) Act lodged against them.

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Rahul Gandhi visits Gopalgarh to meet victims of violence

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Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi today visited Gopalgarh town in this district of Rajasthan to meet the victims of the violence and firing on September 14 last which had left ten people dead.

Mr Gandhi reached here by road in the dusty town of the Meo-dominated Kaman region. He met the victims, took briefing from the officials and others and returned around 1000 hrs today.

Ten people died and 19 sustained injuries in violence and firing that broke out on September 14 following a tiff over conversion of pond land into a graveyard, that had forced the the authorities to impose indefinite curfew to control the situation.

Sohrabuddin encounter case : escaped witness-accomplice nabbed

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A witness in the infamous Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, who escaped from the Gujarat Police's custody here, was re-arrested last night, police said.

Sylvester Daniel, a vital witness and accomplice of slain criminal Sohrabuddin Sheikh - who was allegedly killed by the Gujarat Police - in a fake encounter in 2005 - was re-arrested by the local police last night near his residence here.

Sylvester, a member of Sheikh’s gang, fled from custody on Friday night while being escorted back to Vadodara by the Gujarat police after attending a court hearing in a 2007 case.

Sohrabuddin Sheikh case: Slain Sheikh's accomplice flees

A witness in the infamous case of Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter escaped from the Gujarat police's custody here last night.

Police said today that Sylvester, a vital witness and accomplice of slain criminal Sohrabuddin Sheikh who was allegedly killed by the Gujarat police in a fake encounter in 2005, was being escorted back to Ahmedabad by the Gujarat police after attending a court hearing here when he succeeded in giving the slip to the police.

The undertrial requested the police to allow him to answer nature's call while their jeep was passing by Hiran Magri area here last night.

The police let him go to bushes along the roadside but he escaped from there, the sources said adding that a manhunt has been launched to nab him.

An FIR has been lodged at the local police station by the Gujarat police, sources said.

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6 killed, 28 injured in road accident in Rajasthan

Six people were killed and 28 members of a group of students and teachers injured seriously in a collision between a private bus and a truck trailer near Sande Rao in this district of Rajasthan early today.

The bus was carrying around 35 students and teachers of a Jaipur-based private engineering college on a tour to Mount Abu when it rammed into the trailer at Kenpura village near Sande Rao around 0500 hrs today.

According to police sources the head-on collision left five passengers dead on the spot while one succumbed to injuries later on.

6 killed in bus-truck collision in Rajasthan

Six people were killed and 19 others seriously injured in a head-on collision between a private bus and a truck trailer near Sande Rao in this district of Rajasthan early today.

According to police sources, the collision left five people dead on the spot while one succumbed to his injuries later.

The injured were admitted to a hospital in Sumerpur from where four to five were referred to the district hospital here, the sources added.

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12 killed in truck-jeep collision in Rajasthan

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At least 12 people were killed and and six others injured in a collision between a jeep and truck near Borani in the Jahazpur region of this district of Rajasthan yesterday evening.

The jeep was carrying passengers from Deoli in nearby Tonk district to Jahazpur when it rammed into the truck coming from the opposite direction, around 1845 hrs yesterday, a police spokesman said.

The deceased included nine women, two children and the driver-cum owner of the jeep, which was carrying 16 passengers.

MiG-21 crashes in Barmer district of Rajasthan; pilot safe

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An Indian Air Force(IAF) MiG-21 fighter plane crashed near Uttarlai air base in this district of Rajasthan today, but the pilot managed to bale out safely.

According to defence sources, the plane was on a routine sortie and crashed in Kundala village near the Uttarlai base while it was returning to land.

The plane caught fire after the crash and two fire brigade teams were pressed into service to put out flames. In the meantime, the pilot baled out safely, they said.

IAF and district administration officials rushed to the spot, the sources added.

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6 killed, 10 injured in road accident in Rajasthan

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Six people were killed and 10 others injured in an accident involving three vehicles near Balaji town in this district of Rajasthan late last night.

The incident occurred around 2300 hrs last night when the bus rammed into a stationary jeep and a car along the roadside, leaving six people dead, the police said.

The injured were admitted to the Government Hospital here, the police added.

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7 killed as driver ploughs bus through passengers after tiff in Rajasthan

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Seven devotees from Agra were killed and more than a dozen injured when a drunken driver ploughed his bus through them in this town of Rajasthan early today following a tiff over the payment of the fare.

The group from Agra which boarded the private bus at a bus stand here for proceeding to Kaila Devi shrine around 0400 hrs, had a dispute over the payment of fare at a petrol pump where the driver stopped to take fuel, the police said.

The driver allegedly forced them to de-board. The passengers were walking near the Government College here when the drunken driver, in a fit of rage, ploughed the bus through them, the police said.

While six persons died on the spot, one injured succumbed to his injuries later on the way to Jaipur.

The injured were admitted at the Government Hospital here from where two were referred to the SMS Hospital in Jaipur, the sources added.

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CBI to start probe in case of missing nurse in Rajasthan

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will soon start a probe into the mysterious disappearance of Bhanwari Devi, a nurse in Rajasthan, a CBI official said today.


"The probe is likely to be started very soon," the official said.


The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) had issued a notification in this regard on Monday. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had recommended the CBI probe on September 14.


State Health and Water Resources Minister Mahipal Maderna has been linked to the nurse's disappearance.


Bhanwari Devi, a midwife, is missing since September 1. Her husband has alleged that she was abducted at the behest of Maderna and his aides.


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12 killed, 36 injured in two road accidents in Rajasthan

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As many as 12 persons were killed and more than three dozen injured in two road accidents in Jaipur and Chittorgarh districts of Rajasthan yesterday.

Seven persons from Haryana were killed and two injured when their car rammed into a truck near Bhaironji bifurcation on the outskirts of Shahpura town on the Jaipur-Delhi road yesterday morning, a police spokesman said.

While four of the victims, who hailed from Ballabhgarh in Haryana died on the spot, three of the five injured succumbed to their injuries later at the SMS Hospital here.

Two injured were still being treated at the hospital. The deceased were yet to be identified, the spokesman said.

In another incident, five people, including a woman and a child, were killed and more than 35 injured when a private bus carrying them overturned and fell into a roadside "khud" at Bhujar Ghati in Bhainsroad Garh area near Rawatbhata town of Chittorgarh district.

The bus was proceeding to nearby town Dhabi from Bhainsroad Garh when the driver lost control on the slopy road and the vehicle skidded off the road into the 50-feet deep "khud", police sources said.

The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital from where 14 of them were referred to Kota for treatment, the sources added.

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2 burnt alive in LPG fire in Jaipur

Two children were killed and as many sustained serious burn injuries in a fire which broke out in a house in the Mansarovar locality here yesterday evening.

According to police sources, the blaze broke out due to leakage in the kitchen gas cylinder while the family was cooking dinner.

The flames soon engulfed the entire house, leaving a one-month-old infant and a three-year-old girl dead and two children seriously injured.

The injured are being treated at the SMS Hospital here.

Fire brigade units were pressed into service to put out the flames, police added.

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Jaipur Jail premises to emerge as smoke-free zone

The Rajasthan Jail Administration has decided to make the Central Jail here smoke and tobacco-free prison premises.

Minor fire in Ajmer-bound Shatabdi Express

Passengers of the Jaipur bound Delhi-Jaipur-Ajmer Shatabdi Express remained stranded near Dausa for some time following a sudden fire in the engine of the prestigious train this morning.


4 young devotees killed in road accident in Rajasthan

Four young devotees were killed and six injured when a speeding truck rammed into them near Hazari Kheda village in this district of Rajasthan early this morning, police said.


Gopalgarh violence: Collector, SP and Addl SP suspended

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The Rajasthan Government has placed under suspension Bharatpur District Collector Krishna Kunal, Superintendent of Police Hinglaj Daan and Additional Superintendent of Police Om Prakash Meghwal after a high-level review of the September 14 violence and firing at Gopalgarh in the district which left 10 people dead and 19 injured.

5 killed, 4 injured while travelling on roof of train

Five youths, who were travelling on the roof of the Gwalior-Udaipur Mail train were killed and four others injured when they hit a flyover between Ajmer and Bhilwara stations in Rajasthan early today.


Curfew relaxed for five hours in Gopalgarh town of Rajasthan

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A five-hour relaxation was today given in the curfew which was imposed in Gopalgarh town of this district of Rajasthan on Wednesday, following communal violence which left eight people dead.

Curfew continues in Gopalgarh, Rajasthan; toll rises to 7

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The toll in Wednesday's communal violence in Gopalgarh in this district of Rajasthan has gone up to seven even as the indefinite curfew in the town and neighbouring areas continued for the third day today without relaxation.

Indefinite curfew continues in Gopalgarh town of Rajasthan

An indefinite curfew, imposed in Gopalgarh and neighbouring areas in the Kaman region of this district of Rajasthan after incidents of communal violence, continued for the second day today without relaxation.

Violence claims about 10 lives at Gopalgarh in Rajasthan

An indefinite curfew has been imposed in Gopalgarh town in the Kaman region of this district of Rajasthan today following incidents of firing, arson, looting and clashes between people of two communities, which left around five to ten people dead.


Abhishek Bachchan suffers injury during shooting in Jaipur

Film actor Abhishek Bachchan was today injured during the shooting of Hindi feature film "Bol Bachchan" in the historic City Palace premises here.


5 devotees killed, 8 injured in road mishap in Rajasthan

Five devotees were killed and eight injured in a collision between a jeep and a truck near Loradi village on the Jaisalmer-Jodhpur highway in Rajasthan this morning.


According to police sources, the jeep was carrying back home a group of devotees after they had participated in the Ramdevra Mela in Pokhran region of neighbouring Jaisalmer district, when the vehicle rammed into the speeding truck which was coming from the opposite direction.


The deceased included two women, the police said, adding that the injured were admitted to the Mathuradas Mathur Hospital here.


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Withdrawal of monsoon from western parts of Rajasthan delayed: IMD

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The withdrawal of the south-west monsoon from western parts of Rajasthan, which usually starts around September 1, has been delayed and is not likely during the next one week, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said.

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