Guard held for firing to scare kids

Mumbai mirror / January 18 2006 Guard held for firing to scare kids A security guard of Ambarnath Municipal School, Gafur Khan, was arrested recently after he used a weapon, without a proper licence, to…

Bull-fighting in TN: Death toll rises to 9

Hindustan Times /  January 17, 2006 / ( PTI ) Bull-fighting in TN: Death toll rises to 9 Nine persons have been killed and over 600 injured over the past two days in the 'Jallikattu'…

Bhagalpur jail advertises for hangman

Bhagalpur jail in Bihar is faced with an unusual problem. It got its 27th inmate on death row when a fast-track court sentenced watchman Bahadur Yadav to death But there's no hangman to carry out…

Ostracised ‘ghost’ seeks help to prove he is…

KhaleejTimes / January 17 2006 NEW DELHI — A man in Madhya Pradesh, who is believed to be a ghost by his family and villagers, has approached the police after a local committee asked him…

I FJ Concerned by Harassment of Journalist in…

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is deeply concerned over the harassment and threat to the life of Kamlesh Paikra, a regional language journalist in the state of Chattisgarh. Intimidation of journalists and preventing them…

Greens lock up Pollution Control Board office

KOCHI: Four activists of Periyar Malineekarana Virudha Samiti bound themselves to the gates of the office of State Pollution Control Board (PCB), in protest against delay in implementing Supreme Court Monitoring Committee's (SCMC) directives. Sixteen…