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Police to take lessons from Hindi movie 'Singham’
Report dated 03/08/2011 @ 0:57 AM
Gujarat police personnel consisting of some 900 constables and IPS officers as well as their families, were instructed to watch the HIndi movie 'Singham' starring Ajay Devgan, who plays the good cop and is pitted against the underworld whom he heroically vanquishes.
The owner of Ahmedabad's movie multiplex told police authorities that the movie was inspirational and he organised a free show for them and their families.
Twelve year old set on fire for minor theft
Report dated 03/08/2011 @ 0:56 AM
A 12 year old boy from Mughalsarai, near Lucknow, was set on fire by his neighbour and two others, because the boy stole money from the neighbour's house.
The child was taken to hospital and his condition is said to be serious.
Police reportedly have detained 'some people' in the case.
Eighty-one year old widower finds another bride
Report dated 01/08/2011 @ 11:48 PM
Dr Bhramarlal Joshi 81of Gujarat, whose wife had died, decided to marry again. He sent his bio to a local marriage bureau who helped him look for a potential partner. After considering six eligible ladies, Joshi, a father of six finally selected a 62 year old single woman from Vadodara.
Dr Joshi taught at a college for 30 years and was a visiting lecturer at the Gujarat University. He loves to travel and plans to do so after his wedding. He says he is fit and healthy in all departments. He also earns a pension, owns a home and car and is financially stable.
Woman farmer banished for sowing paddy--a male preserve
Report dated 31/07/2011 @ 2:00 AM
Mani Hanaga 50, a tribal woman from Masinda village in Sambalpur, was banished from her community for sowing paddy seeds in a field. The task is considered a 'man's job', and when she refused to pay a fine imposed on her she was driven out of the village. Villagers then performed rituals and sacrifices to appease their deity who may have been angered by the woman's impertinence.
Mrs Hanaga is the sole bread-winner of her family since her husband became an invalid last year. The woman's family was then also banned from using the village water and a fine was threatened on anyone who continued to befriend the outcast's family.
Meanwhile the district collector has asked officials to investigate the matter and submit a report, that he will then review and action.
Though illegal, Gurgaon Court recognises same-sex marriage
Report dated 30/07/2011 @ 1:53 AM
Even though same-sex marriages are illegal in India, a Gurgaon court went ahead and recognised a marriage between lesbians Beena and Savita.
The runaway couple from Baghpat recorded their statements confirming that they married each other of their own free will, without coercion, duress, fraud or misrepresentation.
The Court also recorded the fact that Savita had earlier been married to a man and that the marriage was dissolved.
The Delhi high court in 2009 decriminalised consensual sex between adults of the same sex.
Savita's parents have disowned her and are embarrassed. She is a BA student and had worked as a teacher in a private school. Bina is uneducated.