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Man gets life imprisonment for murdering Indian wife
London, April 30: A 24-year-old man who had pleaded guilty to the murder of his 19-year-old Indian national wife Mehak Sharma has been sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum term of 15 years before being considered for parole. Sahil Sharma, also an Indian national, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of the murder of Mehak who was found with stab injuries at Ash Tree Way in Croydon, the couple’s residential address in south London, in October last year. Shortly after 1615 local time on October 29, 2023, Sahil Sharma dialled the emergency 999 number and told the police operator that he had killed his wife at their home on Ash Tree Way. The court heard how officers found Mehak unresponsive at the address. Mehak had suffered catastrophic knife injuries to her neck and despite the efforts of medics at the scene, she was pronounced dead around 20 minutes later. (PTI)

Two injured in fight between Maldivians and Indians
Male, April 30: Two persons sustained injuries during an altercation between a group of Maldivians and Indians, after which a Maldivian was detained, according to a media report on Tuesday. The fight between the two groups took place near Central Park in Hulhumale, about 7 km northeast of Male, at around 9:00 pm on Monday, news portal Adhadhu.com reported. The detained suspect is a Maldivian, the news portal quoted the police as saying but it did not mention who the injured were. The two people who sustained serious injuries were taken to Hulhumale Hospital. They were later released after treatment. Police said the clashes broke out between a group of Maldivians and Indians inside the park and that further investigations were underway. (PTI)

Havans in US for PM Modi’s victory in Lok Sabha polls
Washington, April 30: Hundreds of BJP supporters conducted havans in various US cities over the weekend to pray for the victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the ruling party in the Lok Sabha elections. Organised by Overseas Friends of BJP-USA, the havans were held in New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Maryland and Chicago on Sunday, a statement from the organisation said on Monday. (PTI)

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