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‘Watching my family burn’: Woman frantic after copter crash

(AP photo)
Andra Cobb was frantic when she called for help, telling an emergency operator that a helicopter she was riding in with her father, longtime partner and others had crashed in a remote part of New Mexico and that she was watching her “family burn”.“I’m watching my family burn in a fire,” Andra Cobb screamed on the call.

Husband mocked skin tone: Woman in complaint

In her complaint, she also alleged that her husband, a resident of Hyderabad, assaulted her and made her sleep on the sofa in the hotel reception when they were in Kerala.The woman registered a case at Dwarka South police station on January 12 under IPC sections 498(a), 406 and 34.

Chandigarh: New scheme to check bacterial contamination of eatery and restaurant employees’ hands

Written by Adil Akhzer
| Chandigarh |

Updated: January 19, 2018 7:54 am

Those who fail the hygiene test will be issued stringent directions by the food safety department.(Express)
The food safety and standard department of Chandigarh will soon launch an initiative under which bacterial contamination of the hands of staffers working in various eateries and restaurants in the city will be checked.

Two bombs found in Bodh Gaya amid tight security for The Dalai Lama

(Source: ANI)
Two bombs were found from the Bodh Gaya pilgrimage centre near here tonight following a small explosion-like sound amid stringent security measures in view of the Dalai Lama’s stay, a top police official said.The explosion had taken place shortly after the Dalai Lama had completed his discourse and retired for the day at the Tibetan monastery, he said.

PGI governing body refuses to downgrade post of professors

Written by Adil Akhzer
| Chandigarh |

Published: January 18, 2018 3:48 am

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research.(File) 
THE GOVERNING body (GB) of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has not agreed to “blanket downgrading” of the posts of professors at north India’s premier medical hub, revealed the minutes of the meeting held last month.

Dhinakaran cites technical hurdles in forming new party

According to rules, the 18 legislators, who were loyal to him but were elected as AIADMK representatives, could not be part of a new party, he said.Responding to the reported comments of one of the 18 MLAs, Thanga Tamilselvan, that legislators like him could not be part of a new party, Dhinakaran said he was right.

Delhi: 28-yr-old medical student found dead at flat, police wait for autopsy report

Written by Anand Mohan J
| New Delhi |

Published: January 18, 2018 1:18 am

Sharath Prabhu
A 28-year-old medical student was found dead inside his rented flat in Shahdara Wednesday morning, police said.The student, Sharath Prabhu, who hailed from Tamil Nadu, was a first-year post graduate student in medicine at the University College of Medical Sciences under the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital in Shahdara, police said.

After prison term for piracy, 41 Somali men fly back home

Written by Sadaf Modak
| Mumbai |

Published: January 20, 2018 6:42 am

Pirates ready to leave for Somalia outside Mumbai airport on Friday.Vignesh Krishnamoorthy
AFTER spending around seven years in an Indian prison, 41 Somali men returned to their country on Friday in a chartered flight from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai.

Soon, use mobiles, internet on flights in India as TRAI issues new recommendations

Written by Pranav Mukul
| New Delhi |

Updated: January 20, 2018 7:28 am

Mobile and internet connectivity in flights coming soon as Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday issued recommendations for allowing in-flight connectivity in Indian airspace.“It would be the business call of the airline whether it wants to offer Internet services, or MCA services, or both.

Taxi strike leaves passengers, tourists stranded in Goa

By: PTI | Panaji |

Published: January 19, 2018 1:49 pm

The state government, meanwhile, pressed into service private vehicles and buses to tide over the strike.(File photo)
Taxi operators today kept their vehicles off the roads of Goa despite the state government yesterday invoking the Essential Services Management Act (ESMA)prohibiting the strike.

Trump signs bill renewing surveillance of foreign targets overseas

By: PTI | Washington |

Published: January 20, 2018 10:03 am

Donald Trump (AP photo)
US President Donald Trump has signed into law a legislation that renews the authority of the country to collect foreign intelligence on foreign targets overseas.In order to detect and prevent attacks before they happen, we must be able to intercept the communications of foreign targets who are reasonably believed to possess foreign intelligence information,” Trump said.