RLSP leader shot dead in Bihar Upendra Kushwaha attacks on Nitish govt

नई दिल्ली:


बिहार में अपराध की घटनाएं थम नहीं रहीं हैं.  इस बार रालोसपा नेता को अपराधियों ने गोलियों का शिकार बनाया है. घटना पटना जिले के पालीगंज थाना अंतर्गत मेरा गांव के समीप हुई.  मंगलवार—बुधवार की रात्रि में रालोसपा के प्रखंड अध्यक्ष अमित भूषण उर्फ टुकटुक की अज्ञात अपराधियों ने गोली मारकर हत्या कर दी और एक अन्य व्यक्ति को घायल कर दिया. पालीगंज अनुमंडल पुलिस अधिकारी मनोज कुमार पांडेय ने बुधवार को बताया कि शव का पोस्टमार्टम कराए जाने के बाद उसे परिजनो के हवाले कर दिया गया.  उन्होंने कहा कि इस गोलीबारी में सेवानिवृत्त एक सिपाही घायल हो गया. जिसे स्थानीय सरकारी अस्पताल में इलाज के बाद छुट्टी दे दी गयी है.  


मनोज ने बताया कि अपराधी दो की संख्या में थे और वारदात को अंजाम देने के बाद पैदल फरार हो गए. इस मामले में मृतक के परिजनों की ओर से अज्ञात लोगों के खिलाफ प्राथमिकी दर्ज करायी गयी है. पुलिस ने अपराधियों की पहचान के लिए प्रयास तेज कर दिए हैं.  अमित, मेरा गांव में छठ पूजा को लेकर आयोजित एक सांस्कृतिक कार्यक्रम में भाग लेकर लौट रहे थे तभी अपराधियों ने उनपर गोलीबारी की थी.


पार्टी के प्रखंड अध्यक्ष की हत्या की सूचना मिलने पर मृतक के घर उनके परिजनों को ढाढस बंधाने पहुंचे रालोसपा प्रमुख और केंद्रीय मंत्री उपेंद्र कुशवाहा ने आरोप लगाया कि इस तरह की वारदात बिहार में हर इलाके में घटित हो रहीं हैं और अपराधी पूरी तरह बेलगाम हो गए हैं. इन वारदातों ने प्रदेश सरकार के सुशासन की पोल खोलकर रख दी है. राजग में शामिल और मुख्यमंत्री नीतीश कुमार से अपने खिलाफ की गयी कथित टिप्पणी से उनसे नाराज चल रहे उपेंद्र ने आरोप लगाया कि सुशासन की परिभाषा प्रदेश में सरकार चलाने वालों की शायद बदल सी गयी है. आम आदमी स्वयं को पूरी तरह से बेसहारा महसूस करे और फिर भी सुशासन का दावा किया जा रहा है. ( इनपुट-भाषा से)

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Couple Found Dead At Home Near Delhi; Husband Was Depressed, Say Police

Ghaziabad police found a suicide note after a couple was found dead in their home (Representational)


A married couple was found dead at their rented home in Niti Khand in Ghaziabad’s Indirapuram near Delhi, police said on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Kanchan Gupta, 35, and her husband Pravesh Kumar, 24, they added.

Pravesh, a native of Saraswati Vihar in Ghaziabad’s Loni, was depressed as his wife had lodged a sexual abuse report against him in December 2017, for which he had been sent to jail for nearly four months before getting bail, Superintendent of Police Shlok Kumar said.

The case was still under trial in district courts. Pravesh had a court date on Monday, however he didn’t show up.

Since Pravesh did not reach the court, his mother Shushila went to his flat in Niti Khand. When no one responded to her repeated knocking, she called the police. She also sensed a foul smell coming from the house, officials said.

Police broke the door of the flat and found the dead bodies of the couple. While Pravesh was found hanging, Kanchan was found dead in their bed.

A suicide note was also recovered, in which Pravesh allegedly wrote that he was taking this extreme step and nobody was responsible for it.

Both bodies were sent for post-mortem yesterday.

As per the autopsy report, Kanchan had died four days ago and she had either consumed poisonous substance or her husband had served it to her laced in a drink or food, the senior police officer said.

Pravesh was Kanchan’s second husband. She had a 13-year-old child from her first marriage. Pravesh and Kanchan first met at work few years ago. They worked in a mobile shop. During that period, the two were living together, but had not married yet.

Kanchan had lodged a report of sexual assault against Pravesh to mount pressure on him for marriage, officials said.

Even after their marriage, Pravesh was on trial.

“The deaths probably took place because Pravesh was depressed. Viscera of Kanchan has been preserved and sent for examination,” the officer added.

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50 Dead In California Wildfire As Firefighters Continue To Battle Blazes

At least 50 deaths have been reported in California so far from the late-season wildfires. (File)


Thousands of firefighters battled blazes in northern and southern California on Tuesday as body recovery teams searched the remains of houses and charred cars for victims of the deadliest wildfire in the history of the US state.

At least 50 deaths have been reported statewide so far from the late-season wildfires, and with hundreds of people unaccounted for, the toll is likely to rise.

Most of the fatalities have been caused by the so-called “Camp Fire” in and around the town of Paradise, population 26,000, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains about 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Sacramento.

“Today an additional six human remains were recovered, which brings the total to 48. All six of those remains were located in Paradise, and they were located within homes,” Sheriff Kory Honea told a news conference.

Another two deaths have been reported from the “Woolsey Fire,” north of Los Angeles.

Paradise, which is home to many retirees and has experienced an unusually dry fall, was virtually razed to the ground by the fast-moving “Camp Fire” blaze.

Residents have recounted harrowing tales of fleeing the fires on foot with little more than the clothes on their backs.

Others escaped by driving through tunnels of smoke and fire as flames licked at their vehicles on gridlocked roads dotted with abandoned cars.

Melissa Schuster, a member of the Paradise town council, told ABC News that the entire town “is a toxic wasteland right now.”

“We have teams — you know, coroner teams — that have to go house to house and vehicle to vehicle,” Schuster told ABC.

Hundreds Of Thousands Flee

The “Camp Fire,” which erupted on Thursday, has ravaged 130,000 acres (50,600 hectares) of land and is 35 percent contained, according to Cal Fire.

Butte County, where the blaze is located, has seen less than an inch of rainfall in more than 30 weeks.

The “Camp Fire” has destroyed more than 6,500 homes and 260 commercial properties. Battling the blaze are more than 5,600 fire personnel, some from as far away as Washington state and Texas.

The “Woolsey Fire,” which also began on Thursday, has razed 97,114 acres (39,300 hectares) and has been 40 percent contained.

Cal Fire said more than 3,500 fire personnel were battling the “Woolsey Fire.”

“We’re starting to get a handle on this fire,” said Captain Brian McGrath of the Ventura County Fire Department in an online briefing. “I’m not feeling nearly the amount of wind and it’s a little bit cooler this morning.”

The “Woolsey Fire” has destroyed 435 structures including the 100-year-old Paramount Ranch where HBO’s “Westworld” and other popular television shows and movies were filmed.

The fires have forced a quarter of a million people to flee their homes and seven evacuation shelters have been set up in Butte County, three of which are already full, according to the authorities.

Major Disaster

On Monday, President Donald Trump at the request of state authorities declared that a “major disaster” exists in California.

The declaration provides for federal assistance to aid state firefighting and recovery efforts in the counties of Butte, Ventura and Los Angeles.

Trump had earlier earned the ire of state officials with a claim that “gross mismanagement” of forestry in the state was responsible for the damage.

California Governor Jerry Brown said he expects the fires could be worse in the years to come.

“Unfortunately, the best science is telling us that the dryness, warmth, drought, all those things, they’re going to intensify,” Brown said.

The “Woolsey Fire” on the southern end of the state has devoured mansions and mobile homes alike in the coastal town of Malibu.

Over the weekend, the “Woolsey Fire” engulfed parts of Thousand Oaks, where a Marine Corps veteran shot dead 12 people in a country music bar on Wednesday.

Among those who lost their homes was the pop star Miley Cyrus, who tweeted that her “house no longer stands but the memories shared with family & friends stand strong.

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Delhi : The bodies of the elderly found near the fields, guns shot dead

खास बातें

  1. सीने पर दो गोलियां लगीं, पास में एक कारतूस और टूटी बोतल मिली
  2. पुलिस काफी मशक्कत के बाद मृतक की पहचान कर सकी
  3. रघुनाथ दिल्ली के समयपुर बादली इलाके का रहने वाला था

नई दिल्ली: दिल्ली के नरेला के होलम्बी कलां इलाके में मंगलवार की सुबह खेतों के पास एक 62 साल के शख्स का शव बरामद हुआ. उसकी दो गोलियां मारकर हत्या की गई है.

होलम्बी कलां इलाके में मंगलवार को सुबह जब लोग टहलने निकले तो रास्ते में खेतों के पास एक शव दिखाई दिया. मृतक के सीने पर दो गोलियां लगीं थीं और पास ही एक कारतूस और एक टूटी हुई कांच की बोतल पड़ी थी. लोगों ने फौरन पुलिस को फ़ोन किया. पुलिस ने शव कब्जे में लेकर उसे पोस्टमॉर्टम के लिए भेज दिया.

यह भी पढ़ें : दिल्ली के जहांगीरपुरी इलाके में बुजुर्ग डॉक्टर की हत्या, पुलिस के खिलाफ लोगों का फूटा गुस्सा

पुलिस के मुताबिक काफी मशक्कत के बाद मृतक की पहचान 62 साल के रघुनाथ मंडल के रूप में हुई. रघुनाथ दिल्ली के समयपुर बादली इलाके का रहने वाला था. हालांकि अभी यह साफ नहीं है कि वह इस इलाके में क्या करने आया था. उसके पास से पुलिस को मोबाइल या कोई दूसरा सामान नहीं मिला. आशंका है कि उसकी हत्या रात में कर दी गई. शुरुआती जांच में हत्या की वजह कोई निजी रंजिश लग रही है.


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Not Possible To Use Biometrics To Identify Dead

A plea was filed seeking direction to use biometrics to identify dead bodies. (Representational)

New Delhi: 

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) told the Delhi High Court on Monday that it was technically not possible to match the fingerprints of an unidentified body with the biometrics of 120 crore people stored in its database.

UIDAI submitted before a bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice VK Rao that matching of biometrics, including fingerprints and iris, is done on 1:1 basis and Aadhaar number is required for it.

The court was hearing a petition filed by social activist Amit Sahni seeking a direction to the centre and UIDAI to utilise Aadhaar biometrics to identify the unidentified dead bodies.

The bench asked the UIDAI to bring on record the details and file its response to the plea, explaining the system as to why it was not possible to match the fingerprints in such cases with the Aadhaar database.

It also sought the reply of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) on the plea and listed the matter for further hearing on February 5 next year.

The petition has sought a direction to the centre, UIDAI, NCRB and all the states to scan biometrics of unidentified bodies and process them with Aadhaar portal to trace any pre-existing biometric details.

Noting the submissions of UIDAI’s counsel Zoheb Hussain, the bench said if it was technically not possible, how can it direct authorities to do it.

Mr Sahni, also an advocate, submitted before the bench that it was possible to use Aadhaar biometrics to identify the dead, and even missing persons were traced through Aadhaar.

The UIDAI counsel said that for matching biometrics, it required prints of all the fingers, iris scan and if they go by only one thumb print scanning, there are chances that it would match with multiple persons.

“It is not possible. There are 120 crore persons on Aadhaar. It is always done 1:1,” he said.

He also referred to the October 12 order of an Aurangabad bench of Bombay High Court where the investigating officer had moved the court seeking permission to compare fingerprints of a dead woman in Aadhaar database to establish her identity.

The UIDAI had told the high court that it was not at all possible to compare the fingerprints with the information stored.

Noting this, the high court had dismissed the investigating officer’s plea.

Mr Sahni, in his plea, has sought directions to the centre and UIDAI to share pre-existing Aadhaar details, if already there, without any delay, with the NCRB and states for identification of dead bodies.

In case the biometrics of the “dead body pre-exist on Aadhaar portal then directions be issued to share” them with the respondents immediately for handing over the body to the family or relatives “so that respectable and dignified exit could be ensured by performing last rites by affected persons (family)”, the plea said.

He has sought directions to constitute special courts for speedy disposal of cases pertaining to unidentified dead bodies under Aadhaar Act on the same day or the next day, irrespective of holiday.

A similar plea was earlier filed by the petitioner before the Supreme Court which asked him to approach the Delhi High Court where he has already filed a petition for using Aadhaar biometrics for the purpose of tracing and re-uniting missing and mentally challenged persons with their families. Thereafter, he withdrew the plea from the top court.

The plea said despite registering biometrics and scanning more than 1.22 billion citizens at the Aadhaar Portal, the database was not being utilised for the identifying bodies.

It added that thousands of unidentified bodies are recovered in the country every year.

The petition sought directions to the authorities, saying usage of Aadhaar information would not only reduce manpower, expenditure and burden on the state in disposing the unidentified bodies but could also be handed over to the families in a short span of time.

A five-judge Constitution bench of the top court had on September 26 declared the centre’s flagship Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid but had struck down some of its provisions, including its linking with bank accounts, mobile phones and school admissions clause.

The bench had held that while Aadhaar would remain mandatory for filing of Income Tax returns and allotment of Permanent Account Number (PAN), it would not be compulsory to link Aadhaar to bank accounts and telecom service providers cannot seek its linking for mobile connections.

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Yemen Clashes Leave 149 Dead In 24 Hours In Hodeida, Say Officials

Yemeni pro-government forces gather on the eastern outskirts of Hodeida. (AFP)


At least 149 people including civilians were killed in 24 hours of clashes between government loyalists and rebels in Yemen’s flashpoint city of Hodeida, medics and military sources said Monday.

A military source in Hodeida confirmed seven civilians had died in the key port city, without giving further details.

Medics in hospitals across Hodeida reported 110 Huthi rebels and 32 loyalist fighters killed overnight. Military sources confirmed that a Saudi-led pro-government alliance had targeted the rebels with multiple air strikes.

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Number Of Dead Reaches 29 In California Wildfire, Deadliest In State

Search teams scoured the carnage of California’s most destructive ever wildfire for victims on Sunday.


The death toll from a devastating California wildfire has matched that of the deadliest to hit the state, with 29 people killed, a local sheriff said Sunday.

“Today, an additional six human remains were recovered, which brings our current total to 29,” Sheriff Kory Honea told a news conference.


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3 Dead, 15 Injured As Bus Falls Into Gorge In Odisha

Two people, whose condition was said to be critical, were shifted to another hospital. (Representational)


Three people were killed and 15 others injured after a bus skidded on a hilly road and plunged into a gorge in Odisha’s Nabarangpur district on Sunday.

The injured were taken to a hospital in Nabarangpur. Two of them were later shifted to a Koraput hospital as their condition was said to be critical.

The bus belonged to a school and the passengers included teachers from Raighar, Nabarangpur, Umerkote and Jharigaon.

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11 Dead In Worst Wildfire In California’s History

Fire leaps through the windows of a consumed home in Malibu, California, on Friday night.

College professor Jeff McClenahan hiked up a winding road Saturday toward a terrible unknown, expecting the worst.

The ferocious Woolsey Fire had come through Friday after leaping the freeway. McClenahan had grabbed his wife’s computer and some documents and evacuated. That night, someone had posted a photo on social media of a nearby house consumed by the flames. He had stayed awake all night, thinking: “I’ll never wear that cowboy hat again. I’ll never wear that sweater again.”

But fires can be capricious. Maybe he still had his home?

He arrived, and stared. A house that has succumbed to a wildfire is rarely just a little bit destroyed. The damage almost always looks as if the structure had been not merely been burned, but also bombed. A water pipe spurted halfheartedly over the ruins.

“On the one hand . . . it’s stuff,” McClenahan said, struggling to maintain his composure. “But it’s a lot of history. Everything, our whole lives were in here.”

“Oh, you get to start over,” he said. Then he crumbled to his knees and sobbed.

The wildfires scorching California in the past few days have been vast, bringing their destruction and lethality to numerous communities across large swaths of the state, including this one in Los Angeles County and another gigantic burn along the northern mountains.


Jeff McClenahan hugs neighbor Sharon Woods after seeing his destroyed home for the first time in Agora Hills. (WP)

The Camp Fire, in the Sierra Nevada foothills north of Sacramento, is now the most-destructive individual wildfire in California’s history. As of Saturday, it already had destroyed nearly 7,000 structures in and around the mountain town of Paradise and has been blamed for nine deaths, though more could come. Sheriff’s deputies are looking into 35 reports of missing people.

“This event was the worst-case scenario,” Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said. “It’s the event that we have feared for a long time.”

The smoke, like orange fog, that enveloped Chico and surrounding towns Friday gave way to a low-lying haze that spread all the way up to Redding on Saturday, thanks to a shift in winds overnight.

Surgical nurse Nichole Jolly, who turned 34 on Friday, spent her birthday helping evacuate all the patients from Chico’s only hospital. She didn’t know if her home survived. After clearing the hospital, she tried to leave the area but was trapped by smoke and flames. Her car caught fire. A call from her husband, in a place where cellphone service is notoriously spotty, came through and “he told me to get out and run.”

“I told him I wasn’t sure I was going to make it out,” she said. “I told him I loved him and told him to give the kids a kiss. He told me to get out of the car and run, that if you’re going to die, die fighting.”

A bulldozer picked her up and brought her back to Adventist Health Feather River hospital, where staff, trapped in place, started a triage area outside because “the whole place smelled like burned plastic.”

Staff, patients and anyone who could hold a fire extinguisher watched for spot fires. She said there were about 10 nurses, two doctors and a respiratory therapist who spent the next five or six hours treating anyone who found their way to the hospital.


A motorcycle begins to catch fire outside an engulfed structure at a park for recreational vehicles in Malibu, California. (WP)

“People were making sure no one was left behind,” she said. “Strangers helping strangers. We might be a divided country, but it didn’t matter that day. Black, white, Democrat, Republican; none of that mattered. People just helped one another, and it was amazing to see.”

Here in Southern California, investigators said two bodies were found, deaths that might be linked to the wildfire. Winds eased Saturday, but they are expected to ramp up again Sunday. The weather that is conducive to fires – dry air, not a drop of rain, high winds – is forecast to continue until late Tuesday.

About 200,000 people, enough to fill the Rose Bowl twice, were forced to evacuate from the Woolsey Fire, which sparked into existence midafternoon Thursday near Simi Valley even as fire departments were responding to a second wildfire, called the Hill Fire, just west of Thousand Oaks. The Woolsey Fire proved to be truly explosive, expanding within 24 hours to some 35,000 acres. It raced from the Conejo Valley to the Pacific Ocean, straight across Highway 101 and the Santa Monica mountains, at speeds that impressed veteran fire officials.

“It’s spreading quicker than it used to,” said Mark Lorenzen, chief of the Ventura County Fire Department.

They weren’t surprised. They knew the wind was coming, and when there is wind here, there is fire, reliably. But David Richardson, deputy chief of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, said everyone had expected a lull in the wind Friday afternoon, and it didn’t materialize. The gusts stayed dangerous.

“This fire is very bad and monumental. It’s a historic fire,” Richardson said. “These fires come along every 30 years or so.”

This was an unpredictable fire, one that burned some houses to the foundation, everything gone, nothing but charred ruins, while leaving the one next door untouched. That was the case in Oak Park, which abuts the rugged hills separating Conejo Valley from Simi Valley. People were still gradually returning to their neighborhoods Saturday, and what they found was a largely intact community pocked with destroyed houses.


Albert Perez, 4, and his cousin Neveah Carbonati, 5, wear masks to help them breathe while walking with Yolanda Vela, Neveah’s mother, after having slept in a car during evacuations in Malibu, California. (WP)

“It’s just nature. Nature makes its choices,” said a man walking his dog, too busy on his cellphone to provide his name or any other information.

Californians have a relationship with fire. They read smoke signals. They will study the fire glow on a ridgeline and forecast their immediate future based on what they smell. They know what to pack. They know to turn their cars around in the driveway, aimed toward safety.

They are required by law to have “defensible space” around their homes, free of brush, a firebreak built into the building codes. They know how fire spreads: “We get this ember wash. It looks like a billion fireflies,” Lorenzen said.

The embers were largely gone Saturday, but the smoke remained – inescapable, pooling in lower elevations. Spot fires remained, and the ground smoldered. Among the things consumed by flames was Paramount Ranch, a fake Western town used for HBO’s “Westworld” and other shows dating back more than a half-century.

Sharon Woods, 48, who owns a winery, lives just a few yards from McClenahan in Malibou Lake, and she was horrified by the hellscape all around her. Her two-story wooden house somehow had been spared, with a trail of fire circumventing it as it heeded the property line. The only things she lost were a couple of garbage cans. She’d won the fire lottery.

“I’m still completely dazed,” she said. “I’ve been crying for 20 hours.”

She surveyed the remnants of the neighborhood with Jeremy Sugarman, 39, a landscape architect whose home also survived.

“I’m very familiar with fire. This one, however, was exceptionally scary,” Sugarman said. He recounted driving to Malibu to check on his mother’s house: “We were seeing smoke tornadoes.”

In Malibu, Pepperdine University’s 3,600 undergraduates were ordered to shelter in place as the fire approached. That decision by university officials proved controversial, especially with parents, after the flames reached hillsides near campus. Overnight, debate had raged about whether the students were in the safest possible spot – or trapped and in danger.

It seems counterintuitive, said Connie Horton, Pepperdine’s vice president for student affairs, but the Los Angeles County Fire Department supports the shelter-in-place plan as the safest course. “We have lived it a number of times over the years, practiced it, rehearsed it, trained on it,” she said.

The flames had been extinguished near campus by early Saturday morning.

On Saturday, President Donald Trump made his first comments on the wildfires, blaming California’s government for its management of the forests.

“There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor,” Trump tweeted Saturday morning. “Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!”

A spokesman for Gov. Jerry Brown, D, responded by saying that more federal forest land has burned than state land, adding that the state has expanded its forestry budget while the Trump administration has cut its budget for forest services.

Back in Oak Park, Richard Gwynn, 75, and his wife, Lynda Gwynn, 70, surveyed the burned landscape. She became emotional, looking at a canyon where her children had once played, which was now blackened by fire.

“Winds are coming back tonight and they’re going to blow all day Monday,” Richard Gwynn said. “But there’s nothing left to burn.”

Nearby, a rabbit hopped over charred ground.

“There’s one alive?” he said.

“We can’t get rid of them no matter what,” Lynda Gwynn said.

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Student From Jharkhand Found Dead At Posh Kolkata Hotel

Police found the student unconscious under a running shower. (Representational)


Kolkata Police on Saturday recovered the body of a man from the room of a posh hotel in Esplanade.

Harsha Balani (24), hailing from Gujarat and pursuing MBA in Jharkhand, was found unconscious inside the bathroom of the hotel where he had checked-in on Friday, a senior police officer said.

He was taken to a hospital where he was declared brought-dead. Police said there were injury marks around his neck.

“The man was found lying unconscious inside the bathroom under a running shower. A knife was also recovered from the spot. We have started an investigation into the matter,” the officer said.

The man’s body has been sent for post-mortem.

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