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New Delhi, Nov 28: A 27-year-old man was beaten to death by his friend on Monday after a spat over a jacket, police said.

The incident occurred in Anand Vihar interstate bus terminal in east Delhi around 5 p.m. when Balbir, who was travelling, reached there with his friend Shankar, 29.

“Shankar had come to drop Balbir who had to catch a bus for Uttar Pradesh. Before leaving, Balbir insisted on taking Shankar’s jacket. When Shankar refused to give it to him, he started abusing him,” a senior police officer said.

“They indulged in a scuffle following which Shankar lifted a stick and hit Balbir on his head multiple times. When Balbir collapsed, he tried to escape from the spot but people there overpowered him and informed police,” he said.

“Balbir was taken to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead,” the officer added.

Both Babir and Shankar were residents of Ghazipur in east Delhi, police said.

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After 12 days of closure, Cochin airport set to open on August 26

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Kochi, Aug 21: After 12 days of closure due to the flood waters, the Cochin International Airport, one of the three in Kerala and the busiest, all set to open on August 26. 

Airport authorities have been engaged in a massive cleaning operation of the operational area that was submerged by flood waters.

One side the compound wall of the airport came down after water from the swollen Periyar river and its tributaries, which received an unprecedented amount of water released by major dams, entered the complex, turning it into a virtual sea.

The airport was first closed on August 9, for a few hours, and then on August 15.

Consequent to the flooding, a Rs 60 crore solar power plant, billed as one of the biggest in an airport, was submerged.

The Cochin airport handled 10 million passengers in fiscal 2017-18.

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Woman set ablaze for resisting rape in Bihar

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Patna, Aug 21: A woman was allegedly set ablaze for resisting rape attempt by three men in Nalanda district of Bihar.

The incident took place on Monday. The victim was admitted to the nearby hospital.

The crime against women and children has witnessed a surge across the country.

In another spine-chilling instance, a woman was brutally beaten by a mob in Bhojpur yesterday. Not only this, later she was stripped off and paraded naked over her involvement in the killing of a youth.

Earlier on August 16, eleven men allegedly gang-raped two minor girls in Lohardaga district of Jharkhand.

Prior to this, an 11-year-old girl was allegedly raped in Madarsa in Uttar Pradesh’s Mau on August 4.

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Traffic stalled on Thane-Pune road after landslide at Malshej Ghat

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Thane, Aug 21: Traffic movement on Thane-Pune road was stalled on Tuesday morning following a landslide near Malshej Ghat.

Consequentially, the route from Malshej Ghat, which is a significant link to Mumbai and other areas via Murbad taluka in Thane district of Maharashtra, has been shut for traffic.

The landslide occurred at around 2:15 am due to rains. However, no casualty has been reported in the incident, but as a precautionary measure and to remove the debris, the ghat route has been closed.

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