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#Gold at Rs 31,450 touches 14-month high

New Delhi, Jan 25 Gold prices soared by Rs 350 to trade at over 14-month high of Rs 31,450 per 10 gram today, tracking a firm trend overseas amid pick-up in buying by local jewellers.

Silver regained the Rs 41,000-mark by jumping Rs 1,100 on increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers.

Bullion traders attributed the rally in gold to a firm trend overseas as the dollar weakened to near three-year lows in the wake of comments by US Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin that he welcomed a weaker currency, raising demand for the precious metal as a safe haven.

Besides, an uptick in seasonal buying by local jewellers firmed up the prices, they added.

Globally, gold ruled firm as it rose 0.43 per cent to trade at nearly 1-1/2 year high of USD 1,363.60 an ounce in Singapore. Silver also rose by 0.29 per cent to USD 17.58 an ounce.

In the national capital, gold of 99.9 per cent and 99.5 per cent purity shot up by Rs 350 each to Rs 31,450 and Rs 31,300 per ten gram, respectively, a level last seen on November 9, 2016. It had gained Rs 25 in yesterday’s trade.

Source” PTI

IIT-K girl student alleges rape by IAF officer

Kanpur (UP), Jan 25  An IIT-Kanpur girl student has accused an Indian Air Force officer of raping her repeatedly after promising marriage.

She alleged in her FIR lodged yesterday that she was raped by the officer at the girl’s hostel of the institute, Circle Officer (Kalyanpur), Navin Kumar Singh said today.

He said the case was lodged under IPC sections 376 (rape), 354B (criminal force with intent to disrobe women), 120B (criminal conspiracy), 504 (intentional insult), and 506 (criminal intimidation).

She has named the IAF officer, a resident of Saran district in Bihar, his friend, sister and brother-in-law in the FIR.

The CO said investigation is on, but no arrest has been made.

The girl will be produced before the magistrate concerned for recording of her statements under section 164 of CrPC.

The girl claimed that she had come close to Sitanshu through social networking site Facebook about a year back.

Since then they kept in touch with each other through social media, he said.

Source: PTI

A few months back, Sitanshu proposed marriage and started visiting the girl’s hostel of IIT-K and allegedly raped her repeatedly, the CO added.

Cannibalism: Woman raped, eaten alive, had ovaries ripped in front of her husband by gang in Brazil

A case of rape, murder and cannibalism has shocked Brazil. A gang of five people in Brazil raped a woman, ripped and ate her body parts, killed her and her husband after raiding their home, according to reports. Police believe that Cristina Amaral, 44, was brutally tortured