Accidents & Disasters – Newsletter for February 28, 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011

Two killed in protests against power plant in Andhra

HYDERABAD – Two people were killed and two injured Monday when police opened fire to quell violent protests against a controversial thermal power plant in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh, police said.

Police opened fire when the villagers attacked them with iron rods, sticks and stones at Vadditandra village of Santhabommali mandal in Srikakulam …. Original source  : Two killed in protests against power plant in Andhra.

Postmaster fleeing to Myanmar with rural job fund held

AIZAWL – Mizoram Police arrested a postmaster who was fleeing to neighbouring Myanmar with Rs.13.50 lakh meant to be disbursed for work under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), police said here Monday.

The money was deposited with Lalrodinga, 36, a postmaster at Vaphai branch Post Office in eastern Mizoram, by the …. Source article  : Postmaster fleeing to Myanmar with rural job fund held.

Britain foils plan to export 1 bn pounds in Libyan banknotes

LONDON – British authorities have foiled an attempt to send out nearly one billion pounds worth of Libyan banknotes back to Tripoli, a media report said Monday.

It was revealed Sunday that an attempt was made last week to move 900 million pounds of uncirculated notes held in a secure storage facility in Britain back …. Original article  : Britain foils plan to export 1 bn pounds in Libyan banknotes.

Youngest victim of New Zealand quake laid to rest

CHRISTCHURCH – Five-month-old Baxtor Gowland who was named the youngest victim of the Christchurch earthquake was laid to rest Monday, a media report said.

Gowland was born Sep 17 last year, the New Zealand Herald reported.
Last week, he was named as the youngest confirmed victim of the 6.3 strength quake that hit this New … Read the original article on Gaea Times at : Youngest victim of New Zealand quake laid to rest.

Quake hits Chile

SANTIAGO – An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted the southern region of Chile, but there was no damage or casualty, Xinhua reported.

The quake occurred around 8.00 p.m. Sunday in the Bio-Bio region with its epicentre at a depth of about 16 km, the US Geological Survey said.
…. Source article  : Quake hits Chile.

Bolivia rains: 250 homes collapse in La Paz

La Paz, Feb 28 (IANS/EFE) Nearly 800 Bolivian families became homeless after intense rains caused 250 homes to collapse in the capital city of La Paz, but there have been no reports of any casualties, an official said.

La Paz Mayor Luis Revilla said Sunday that the mudslides began Saturday night, destroying around 80 hectares …. Source  : Gaea News Network.

Two dead in shooting at Puerto Rico concert

San Juan, Feb 28 (IANS/EFE) Two people were killed and five were wounded in a shooting at a music concert in Puerto Rico, police said.

Investigators were trying to determine what set off the shooting during Sunday’s concert by singer Elvis Crespo in Bayamon city near San Juan, police said.
One of the victims died … Read more >>.

Jodhpur pregnancy deaths: IV fluids firm manager detained

JODHPUR – A manager of a firm which allegedly manufactured the contaminated IV fluids responsible for the deaths of at least 12 pregnant women at a government hospital here was detained in Indore town of Madhya Pradesh Sunday, police said.

A team of Jodhpur police officers who went to Indore to probe the case detained … Read more >>>.

Wife murdered by husband on wedding anniversary

NEW DELHI – Hours after celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary, a wife was smothered to death by her husband who was tired of their constant quarrels and fights, police said Sunday. The man has been arrested.

Prince Kocher, 32 murdered Anchal Kocher, 29 in their home in Janakpuri in west Delhi on the night of … Read : Wife murdered by husband on wedding anniversary.

Police arrest betting gang in Ghaziabad

GHAZIABAD – Police Sunday arrested four businessmen from Ghaziabad for taking bets on the India-England World Cup cricket match and recovered around Rs.150,000 from them along with a cache of communication equipment.

In the raid conducted Sunday evening, the police also recovered a router equipped with a broadband connection with their betting counterparts in Dubai, …. Source  : Gaea News Network.

Huge cache of arms recovered in Bengal

KOLKATA – A huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from a pump house in an agricultural field in West Bengal’s Burdwan district, police said.

“Acting on a tip off, we raided Zahid Sheikh’s pump house at Ketugram and recovered 11 firearms, four pistols, two muskets, 60 box bombs, 40 kg of gunpowder, four …. Original article  : Huge cache of arms recovered in Bengal.

Nearly 200 live cartridges recovered in Bengal

KOLKATA – Nearly 200 imported live cartridges were found on the banks of a roadside pond in West Bengal’s North 24 Paraganas district Sunday, police said.

“Nine cases, each containing 20 rounds of imported bullets of different types, were recovered from an abandoned packet dumped on the bank of a pond near Rajarhat in the …. Read the original article  : here.

LIC entrance exam paper leaked, one held

NEW DELHI – The question papers of an all-India examination for posts of 375 assistant administrative officers in the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) were leaked, police said Sunday. A youth, allegedly selling them for Rs.5 lakh each, was arrested.

On the basis of a tip-off, police got hold of two sets of …. Source  : Gaea News Network.

Train hits road roller, derails; passengers safe

KOLKATA – The engine and 11 compartments of the Puri-bound Neelachal Express derailed Sunday in Orissa after it hit a road roller that had entered the railway track at an unmanned level crossing. The road roller driver was critically injured.

None of the train passengers were injured, according to a railway official.
The 12875 Puri-New …. Source  : Gaea News Network.

Girl attempts suicide, critical

GURGAON – A 20-year-old girl was in critical condition Sunday after jumping from the third floor of the crowded Sahara Mall here, police said.

A guard tried to catch hold of Kanika but failed. The Paras Hospital said her condition was critical.
“The girl lives in Palam Vihar with her family and is employed with …. Source article  : Girl attempts suicide, critical.

Rape-accused NCP legislator remanded to police custody

NASHIK – Suspended Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) legislator Dilip Wagh and his personal assistant Mahesh Mali have been remanded to police custody till March 3 for allegedly raping a 22-year-old woman here, police said Sunday.

A Nashik trial court has remanded Wagh and his personal assistant to police custody till March 3, a police officer … Read more >>.

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