Daily Archive: April 14, 2018

More rainfall, storm, snow forecast in HP

himla, Apr 14 (PTI) The MeT office here today predicted more rains and thunderstorm in lower and mid hills and rain or snow in higher hills over the next four days from April 16 to 19 and dry weather tomorrow.

The Rohtang Pass (13,050 ft) which was closed again on April 8 due to fresh snowfall has been reopened for vehicular traffic from today, official sources said.

The minimum temperatures increased marginally in mid and lower hills but Keylong, Manali and Kalpa shivered under severe cold wave conditions with a low of 0.4 degree, 2.0 degree and 3.5 degree. Bhuntar and Dharamsala recorded minimum temperatures at 9.5 degree and 9.8 degree, followed by Dharamsala 10.6 degree, Solan 11.0 degree, Shimla 11.4 degree, Palampur 12.5 degree, Una 14.7 degree and Nahan 15.7 degree C.

Kathua rerun in Surat: 9-year-old’s body with 86 injury marks found, was tortured for days

Amid the nationwide outrage and anger over the horrific gangrape and murder of an eight-year-old in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, another similar heinous case has come to light in Surat, Gujarat. A nine-year-old girl’s body was recovered from near a cricket ground in the ‘diamond capita’.

BJP’s Kuldeep Singh Sengar Sent To 7 Days’ CBI Custody In Unnao Rape Case

Lucknow : Kuldeep Singh Sengar, the BJP lawmaker arrested on rape charges only after the high court’s stinging indictment of the state police, was today ordered to spend the next seven days in custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation, or CBI.

The lawmaker was arrested last evening by the CBI on a charge of raping a 16-year-old girl from Unnao, about 60 km from Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow. The BJP lawmaker has been charged under the stringent sexual offences law to protect children and the penal code.

In court on Friday, the judges noted how the police had not acted on a rape complaint of the 16-year-old girl but rushed to register false cases against her family, and how her father was thrashed "by the brother and goons of Kuldeep Singh" before being arrested "on a petty offence".

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had agreed to transfer the case to the CBI this week in face of mounting pressure to crack down on the powerful Unnao lawmaker. A special team that the government had set up to probe the case was disbanded and the state police refused to arrest the lawmaker, because the case was going to be probed by the CBI.