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HC seeks govt response on woman’s plea to travel to Yemen
New Delhi, Oct 28: The Delhi High Court has sought the Centre’s stand on a plea to permit the mother of a woman from Kerala, who is facing the death penalty in Yemen for the murder of a national, to travel to the country to save her daughter from gallows. Justice Subramonium Prasad asked the Centre’s counsel to file a status report within two weeks and listed the matter for further hearing on November 16. The Centre’s counsel sought some time to take instructions and file the status report. The court was hearing a petition by the mother of Nimisha Priya, who has been sentenced to death in Yemen. The petitioner had approached the high court earlier as well for a direction to the authorities to facilitate diplomatic intervention as well as negotiations with the family of the victim to save her daughter’s life. In the present plea, petitioner Premakumari sought a direction to the authorities to permit her to travel to Yemen despite the travel ban for Indian nationals. The petitioner said the only way to save her daughter from the gallows is to negotiate with the family of the deceased by paying blood money for which purpose she has to travel to Yemen but due to travel ban, she is unable to go there. (PTI)


7 members of family found dead; police suspect suicide
Surat, Oct 27: Seven members of a family, including three children, were found dead at their residence in Surat city of Gujarat on Saturday, with the police suspecting it to be a case of mass suicide. The bodies of the seven deceased were found in an apartment in Adajan locality, police said, adding that a note was also recovered from their house which says that the family was taking the extreme step out of financial distress. Police found that six persons died apparently due to consuming some poisonous substance, while one was found hanging. While the man – Manish Solanki (37) who worked as a contractor – was found hanging, the bodies of six members of his family, including three children, were found lying on the bed and the floor of the house. The six family members appeared to have died after consuming a poisonous substance, a police official said. As per the note recovered, the family took the extreme step out of financial distress caused after being unable to recover money lent to someone, the official said, adding that a bottle, which apparently contained the poisonous substance, has also been recovered. (PTI)


K’taka AAP provides free auto for KEA exam aspirants
Bengaluru, Oct 28: To facilitate the candidates appearing for the recruitment exam conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) for the vacant posts in the Corporation Boards, the Aam Aadmi Party state youth wing is providing free auto travel facility. More than 100 auto rickshaws are providing free travel facility for the students in Bengaluru under Lohit G Hanumapura, a lawyer and AAP youth wing president. (IANS)


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