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Bhopal Hostel Rape case: Was forced to Watch Porn, says Victim

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Bhopal, Aug 12 :A fourth woman has accused Ashwini Sharma, the director of a government-aided tribal hostel for the disabled in Bhopal of keeping her in captive and raping her for six months.

“I was kept in custody, made to watch porn films and was raped for six months,” the fourth survivor told the police in Indore.

The Bhopal hostel rape case came to light last week when a 19-year-old speech and hearing impaired girl filed a complaint with the police.19-year-old tribal girl had lodged a case of rape against Sharma at Dhar Kotwali in her native Dhar district on August 8, which had led to Sharma’s arrest in Bhopal on August 9.

Another  23-year-old tribal girl lodged a case of rape, unnatural sex and molestation under Sections 376, 377 and 354 of IPC against Sharma at Hira Nagar police station in Indore late in the evening.

The girl who hails from Dhar district (the other alleged rape survivor girl also hails from Dhar) alleged in the complaint that Sharma raped and committed the unnatural sexual act with her during her stay at the private hostel run by him. She alleged that Sharma raped her while she was undergoing vocational course at an Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in Bhopal during 2017-18.

State Congress spokesperson Shobha Oza has stated  “Ashwini Sharma is an activist of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and he enjoys the blessings of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan”.

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RSS Pracharak Satish Dhond appointed Goa BJP organising secretary

Dhond is currently holding charge of Thane and Konkan regions in Maharashtra.

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Panaji, Dec 14 : With an eye on the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and the by-polls in two legislative assembly constituencies, the BJP on Friday announced the appointment of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) pracharak Satish Dhond as the organising secretary for Goa.

Dhond, a close aide of ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, is considered to be one of the key architects of the BJP’s rise as an organisation and its ascent to power, by working behind the scenes and persuading leaders to toe the party line.

Confirming Dhond’s appointment, Goa Bharatiya Janata Party’s general secretary Sadanand Shet Tanavde on Friday said, “He will be reporting to BJP’s general secretary for Goa Vijay Puranik.”

Dhond is currently holding charge of Thane and Konkan regions in Maharashtra.

Dhond is expected to meet Goa BJP office bearers at the state party headquarters on Friday to chart out the course of action for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and review the party’s campaign plan.

The state is also scheduled to witness two assembly by-polls, which have been necessitated following the resignation of two Congress MLAs in October, who eventually joined the BJP.

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IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Odisha

A heavy rainfall warning has been issued for the state in the districts of Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi and Kandhamal for December 17.

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Bhubaneswar, Dec 14 : The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday said that a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal would trigger heavy rainfall in Odisha.

It said light to moderate rain/ thundershowers are likely to occur at a few places in Odisha on December 16, at many places over the interior districts of the state and a few places over districts of coastal Odisha on December 17.

It also said that rainfall is likely to occur at a few places in the state on December 18.

A heavy rainfall warning has been issued for the state in the districts of Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi and Kandhamal for December 17.

Since the system is very likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours and into a severe cyclonic storm in the subsequent 24 hours, Distance Cautionary Signal No-I has been hoisted at all ports of Odisha.

It is very likely to move north-northwestwards and cross Andhra Pradesh coast between Ongole and Kakinada on December 17 afternoon, the IMD said.

The fishermen have been advised not to venture into southwest and adjoining southeast of the Bay of Bengal on Friday. They have also been advised not to venture into southwest and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal on December 15 and westcentral and adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal on December 16 and 17.

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13 miners trapped in Meghalaya coal pit, rescue underway

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Shillong, Dec 14: Around thirteen miners, who were trapped inside a coal pit filled with gallons of water in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district, were yet to be reached or rescued, district police chief said on Friday. Officials had already said their chances of survival were bleak.

“We are yet to recover the dead bodies from the pit,” Sylvester Nongtnger, the district police chief of East Jaintia Hills told IANS

“The rescue operation is still on in full swing. the National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force have been pressed into service to carry out the rescue operation,” he added.

The accident inside the coal pit on Thursday was of significance, especially because the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had ordered an interim ban on “rat-hole” coal mining in the state from April 17, 2014.

As per verbal information received late on Thursday, 13 miners including three locals of Lumthari area were trapped inside the pit, Nongtnger had said.

“It appeared the miners resumed mining coal three to four days ago. Our first step is to rescue those people trapped inside the pit. We are pumping the water out of the pit with the help of generators but the water level has not receded,” the police official said.

Nongtnger had made it clear that the chances of survival of the miners were very bleak.

“Efforts are on to identify the coal mine owner. We have already registered a case against the owner,” he told soon after the accident.

Coal mine accidents are common in the mountainous state because of unscientific mining commonly known “rat hole mining”.

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