Indian news on March 12, 2016

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

  • AGRTALA: Magistrate stops child marriages in Tripura:: A civil magistrate on Saturday rescued two minor girls before their marriage were solemnized at two different locations in North Tripura. The magistrate even facilitated registration of complaints with the police against those who arranged the illegal alliances. Natu Ranjan Das, Sub Divisional Magistrate of Kanchanpur Sub-Division turned champion for preventing unlawful wedding of minors aged 13 and 15.
  • AHMEDABAD: More than 500 fishermen form Gujarat are still in Pakistani prisons:: After spending several years in the Landhi jail in Karachi, 86 fishermen of Gujarat were freed by Pakistan. Over 500 fishermen are still languishing in Pakistan jails. They were held by the Pakistan Marine Security Agency while fishing along the International Maritime Boundary Line. As many as 891 boats of Gujarati fishermen are in the custody of Pakistan said Manish Lodhari, secretary of an advocacy group working for the welfare of fishermen in the State. Each boat costs around Rs.40 lakhs.
  • CHENNAI: 183 officers commissioned into Army:: A total of 183 officers including 37 women were commissioned into the Army at the Officers Training Academy after they completed their 49 week rigorous training schedule. Chief of the Army Staff General Dalbir Singh Suhag reviewed the parade. The Officers Training Academy in Chennai is the only Academy in the country that trains women officers for the Army.
  • DEOGHAR (Jharkhand): Woman abducted from train and gang-raped:: A 25 year old woman was allegedly abducted from Girididhi-Madhapur passenger train and gang-raped by a group of six persons near Madhupur in Deoghar district said the Railway police on Saturday. The woman’s father who was accompanying her was asleep when she was abducted. Later on not finding her in the train, he raised an alarm informed the Railway police who conducted a raid in the nearby Dangalpara locality where she was found. She was sent for medical examination while three suspects have been arrested.
  • KOLKATA: Narendra Modi to hold ten rallies in Bengal:: Prime Minister Narendera Modi will likely to address at least 10 public meetings across the State. State BJP president Dilip Ghosh said on Saturday that as per the State leadership’s request, Modi would hold in ten rallies in the State. In one day he will have three rallies so he will have to come for three to four days’, said Gosh.
  • Mamata seeks blessings of the people:: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee took out a procession in the minority dominated Khidderpore area on Saturday. Mamata Benerjee sought the blessings of the people of Bengal. Walking into the entire stretch, she interacted with the people who had gathered on the sides of the road as her die-hard supporters and common people tried to break the police cordon. She herself broke the security cordon on several occasions.
  • MUMBAI: Tuition staff centre booked for making students stand naked on road:: The Mumbai police on Saturday registered a case under the amended Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 against the management of a tuition centre in Malwani for allegedly punishing two students by making them stand naked outside the centre in the middle of a busy street. The action came following a video was posted on social media went viral that states two boys of six and seven standing naked outside the tuition centre.
  • RAIPUR: Two BSF personnel killed in an encounter:: Two Border Security Force jawans were killed and four others critically injured in an encounter with alleged Maoists in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh early on Saturday. The encounter took place in the Becha forests.
  • SHIMLA: Search is on for missing trekkers in Kullu:: The rescue teams is continuing its search for the missing eight engineering college students who went on trekking near Chandrakhani Pass in Kullu district. Seven students of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal at Sangrur in Punjab along with one former student of the institute have been missing for more than fifty hours. The trekkers had left form Nagger on Thursday.

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