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Trader held for buying stolen chains

MYSORE: In a major breakthrough in the chain-snatching cases in city, the police arrested a city merchant on charges of encouraging chain-snatchers by offering money as advance towards their future crimes. Police said they nabbed trader who has been identified as Anand Kumar (35), son of owner of the shop “Narasimha Shetty and Sons,” dealers in articles for offerings to Gods, in city. It was said that the police had earlier recovered 18 gold chains from Anand Kumar, which had been sold to him by five chain-snatchers who had been arrested and are presently under judicial custody. Police said the owner of the shop used to advance money to these chain-snatchers with the assurance that they would sell the stolen jewellery to him only. Anand Kumar, who was produced before the court, has been sent to judicial custody. (UNI)

Youth’s body recovered from river

TIRUNELVELI: Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services personnel on Wednesday recovered the body of a youth, who was washed away in flash flood in River Tamiraparani on October 30, last. Police said J.Thamimun Ansari (22), a native of Chennai and working as a Medical Representative in Trivandrum, was washed away in flash flood in River Tamiraparani off Melanatham in Tirunelveli District while he was taking bath along with his friends. Tamiraparani was in spate for the past few days, owing to heavy rains under the active influence of North-East Monsoon. Three days after the incident, the highly decomposed body of Thamimun Ansari was recovered from the river at Kurunthudayarpuram Village, this afternoon. The body was removed to Government Medical College Hospital at Palayamkottai here for post-mortem. (UNI)

PDS welcomes EC’s rejection option

KOLKATA: Party for Democratic Socialism (PDS) on Wednesday welcomed the Election Commission’s acceptance of the demand of inclusion in the EVMs the ” reject’ option. PDS leader and former Lok Sabha member Saifuddin Choudhury in a letter to EC said, “This is very welcome decision but it has to be introduced with follow up action,” Mr Choudhury said on the basis of publsihed newspapers reports. ”In case the number of ‘no’ votes surpasses the highest vote obtained by a candidate then a provision should be made for re-election in the constituency,” the PDS leader said, adding this will be the logical consequence of the bold decision taken by the Election Commission. The PDS leader hoped the matter would be considered in a positive way. (UNI)

Bhilwara offers scheme to win Nano

JAIPUR: In a bid to promote the concept of small family, Bhilwara district administration has come up with an attractive scheme offering chance for those who come for sterilisation to win Nano cars. “It is a private-sector sponsored lottery scheme for people who participate in sterilisation camps during November and December in any government or private hospitals in the district…We are hoping good results,” Bhilwara District Collector Onkar Singh said here today. “Earlier, we used to offer blankets and other items but now we have offered Nano car and other attractive prizes to motivate people for sterilisation,” he said. Earlier, Pali district administration had also launched the scheme which, the officials claimed, resulted in good response and number of sterilisation considerably increased. (PTI)

Foreign liquor for Rajasthan seized

RATLAM (RAJASTHAN): Foreign liquor, worth nearly Rs 3 crore, was seized from two lorries, which were allegedly ferrying the consignment on the basis of fake papers to Sanvalia in Rajasthan, police said. The liquor was being ferried on the basis of fake papers issued for transporting cloth to Sharjah (Dubai), Ratlam Superintendent of Police (SP) Raman Singh Sikarwar said. Acting on a tip-off, a police team stopped the two lorries and found huge quantity of foreign liquor. During the interrogation, they admitted that the liquor consignment had been given by Mahendra and Kailash Rathi in Delhi for transporting it to Sanvalia, Additional SP Rajesh Vyas said. (PTI)

IJA urges Centre to ignore ‘ill conceived views’

KOLKATA: Criticising the Press Council of India Chairman for his certain comment on journalists, Indian Journalists’ Association today urged the Centre to ignore such ‘ill conceived views”. In a statement here, IJA General Secretary Mrinal Biswas and former Press Council member Mihir Ganguly said PCI Chairman Markandey Katju’s comment on the intellectual capacity of journalists had ‘crossed the limit of the jurisdiction set in the Act,” and was fraught with ‘danger’. They demanded that Mr Katju express regret for ”casting aspersions on the media”. The statement said, ”IJA urges the Government to ignore the ill-conceived views of the PCI chairman.” It alleged that Mr Katju’s observation was aimed at impressing upon the Government to impose some restrictions on the Press which are ‘totally unacceptable to journalists.” (UNI)

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