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Slain DSP's widow turns down govt job offer, wants DSP post !
Report dated 10/03/2013 @ 8:10 PM
Parveen Azad, the widow of murdered UP Deputy Commissioner of Policer Zia-ul- Haq was appointed as an officer on special duty (OSD), welfare, by the Uttar Pradesh state government, but turned down the offer saying she would not accept anything less that the post of DSP. Haq's brother was also appointed as a constable.
Parveen vowed to continue her struggle to ensure that no one dared to harm officers of the police force and demanded that the policemen who deserted her husband on the fateful night be tried for treason.
Haq, an officer in Kunda where Raja Bhaiya is an MLA, was killed by a mob in Balipur village when he rushed there after a village chief was shot dead over a land dispute.
Raja Bhaiya, resigned from the state Cabinet after an FIR was filed against him for allegedly having a hand in the attack.
Tiger at sanctuary makes friends with his live goat dinner !
Report dated 10/03/2013 @ 8:00 PM
Staff at the Bor wildlife sanctuary in Nagpur served up a full grown male tiger with his dinner of a live goat, expecting the beast would make a quick meal of the goat.
Astonishingly, the tiger instead decided to make friends with his meal and did not kill the goat inspite being hungry.Instead the tiger played with the little goat and even playfully dumped his new friend in an artificial waterhole.
Officials finally gave up and moved the goat out and served up a beef dinner to the hungry tiger.
Officials at the sanctuary are worried that the tiger may have lost its hunting skills having been raised in captivity.
Andhra Pradesh farmers sell organs to pay debts
Report dated 07/03/2013 @ 3:36 PM
The UPA government gave the lion's share of its now five year old farm loan waiver scheme to Andhra Pradesh, but sadly reports say that struggling farmers are now selling their organs to pay their agricultural debts.
Almost 21% of the total farm loan waiver package was allocated to Andhra Pradesh, but as the recent Auditor General's report shows, blatant corruption ensued and a large number of ineligible farmers were allowed the waiver while many marginal and smaller farmers were denied any of the benefit and they continued to be trapped by debt.
The Auditor showed that the AP Grameen Bank altered land holdings of some 17 farmers to make them eligible, irregularities that were found not just in Andhra Pradesh but in several states.
In Andhra Pradesh specifically, the study revealed that in some 132 cases, ineligible benefits were permitted and in 100 cases benefits were extended to farmers on loans which were never ever disbursed.
Elderly woman killed by man for accidentally spitting on him
Report dated 05/03/2013 @ 10:33 PM
Munni Devi, 70, a fruit seller, accidentally spat on Arjun, 30, at a vegetable market in Delhi. The furious man got into an argument with the woman and slashed her neck with a sharp edged weapon, killing her.
Arjun who works in a vehicle spare parts shop was arrested.
70-year-old invalid miraculously recovers on hearing lost sister is alive
Report dated 04/03/2013 @ 5:09 PM
K Dharmarajan, 70, a Sri Lankan Tamil, in Vavuniya, Sri Lanka, who has been bedridden from a prolonged ailment, miraculously rose up and walked the day he heard that his 55-year-old sister whom he lost trace of almost 26 years ago, was alive and well in Madurai.
Dharmarajan said the news acted like a tonic. It was like getting a booster shot of energy and after being bedridden for some six months, he has started walking again.
The sister, Thevathy Ruckmani Devi has been living in a refugee camp near Madurai for many years with her husband and children after escaping from Sri Lanka. They were under the impression her brother had died and they had to means to find him anyway.
The long lost brother and sister are hoping to meet in Sri Lanka in due time.