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Man killed in cluster bus near Ashram Chowk, all accused arrested

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NEW DELHI, Nov 25: In a shocking case of murder inside a public vehicle, Police have arrested all the five accused. All the accused are juvenile students aged between 12 to 15.

“They hopped into a bus near Ashram Chowk, tried to rob victim’s mobile phone and killed him when showed resistance,” said Romil Baniya, DCP, South East Delhi.

Mohammad Anas had boarded a bus from Ashram Chowk to Jamia Nagar at around 3:30 pm on Thursday. He was stabbed to death inside a cluster bus near Ashram in Delhi.

The accused are government school students, The Hindu quoted unidentified police officials as saying. The boys reportedly told the police that they carried a weapon as they often stole money and valuables from passengers on buses.

The conductor of the bus informed the cops that the man was waiting to get down at the next stop when he noticed that his newly purchased mobile phone was missing from his pocket.

Angry, he looked around and found a group of boys dressed up in a white shirt and navy blue pants, looking at him and laughing, the conductor told the cops. He frisked them on suspicion that they had stolen his phone, to which the boys took offence and stabbed him in his neck while one of the boys restrained him.

The conductor of the bus, Jai Bhagwan, who was a witness to the crime, said there were at least 40 other passengers in the bus at the time of the murder, but no one intervened. “Everything happened quickly. Before I could react, they had stabbed the youth and jumped out of the bus,” he told Hindustan Times.

Police are trying to ascertain if the accused boys are a part of a gang that hires boys in uniform to pickpocket passengers, so that suspicion can be avoided.

Anas, the eldest of three siblings, was a first-year B Com student at the Al Falah University in Faridabad and a resident of the city’s Jamia Nagar neighbourhood.

Wefornews Bureau

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Karnataka CM briefs President on Rescue operations in Kodagu, Modi assures help

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Kodagu (Karnataka), Aug 19 :Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Sunday briefed President Ram Nath Kovind on the rescue operations in flood-hit Kodagu district where more than 3,500 people have been rescued and e six people were killed even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday gave assurance of providing help to tackle the flood situation in various parts of the state.

 

“The Chief Minister spoke to the President and informed him that the Indian Army, Navy and other state and central agencies have rescued more than 3,500 people so far,” an official statement said as hundreds are marooned in villages and towns due to heavy rains.

The Chief Minister, for a second consecutive day, held an aerial survey and visited the towns and villages of the coffee-growing district, which has been the worst-hit in the state due to south-west monsoon rains.

Operations are on to rescue those stranded at various places, it added.

As many as 317 people were rescued and shifted to safer places in the district on Saturday and rescue operations were on around Makkandor and other areas of the district on Sunday, said officials, adding that the rescued included a two-month-old infant.

Modi, in a tweet, said he spoke to Kumaraswamy regarding the flood situation in parts of the state. “Extended all possible support in the rescue and relief operations. I pray for the safety and well-being of those in the flood affected areas,” he tweeted.

 

 

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Al Ansari Exchange Donates half a million dirhams to Kerala Flood Victims

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Al Ansari Exchange, the UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company, has announced a donation of half a million dirhams to aid in the relief efforts in the South Indian state of Kerala that has been ravaged by unprecedented floods.

Incessant rains and floods in Kerala have led to the death of hundreds of Indian citizens and have left thousands of people homeless. To offer further support to the victims of this calamity, the company has launched a service through which, donations can be made to the Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) with no service charges, through its branches across the UAE.

Mohamed Ali Al Ansari, Chairman and Managing Director, Al Ansari Exchange, said: “We are keen to support Kerala flood victims in view of the massive devastation and damage caused by unprecedented floods that has struck the region. Considered to be the region’s worst flood in last 100 years, the crisis has caused several deaths and displacement of thousands of people in Kerala.

Through this contribution and by waiving off the service charges on all donations made to the Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund through our branches, we aim to make a positive impact in mitigating the crisis Kerala is going through and offer support to the victims of this calamity.”

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Rescued Kerala flood victim lauds NCC cadets

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Kottayam, Aug 19 : A rescued Kerala flood victim on Sunday lauded the efforts of the NCC Kottayam unit tweeting: “All the temples, mosques and churches here are drowned in water, but God came wearing uniforms to save us”.

The Kottayam unit of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) and the Lakshadweep Directorate have been actively involved in the rescue and relief efforts for the past few days after rains and floods battered Kerala.

By now, the NCC Kottayam unit has rescued more than 100 people besides providing relief to around 3,000 people in the flood-hit regions of Pathanamthitta, Thiruvalla, Muvattupuzha, Idukki and Kottayam, in conjunction with the concerned civil authorities.

Led by Brigadier N.V. Sunil Kumar, the rescue group comprises around 60 military personnel including officers, 40 civilian staff and 600 cadets, both boys and girls.

“They are enduring the adverse weather and putting their own lives at risk without any equipment, improvising from available local resources and materials to save lives. This tweet has given all of us a huge morale booster,” Sunil Kumar said.

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