India: Man held for trying to rape his daughter in UP

Muzaffarnagar, Oct 14 (PTI) A man was arrested for allegedly attempting to rape his 13-year-old daughter in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district, police said on Monday.

The 33-year-old father made an attempt to rape the minor while she was asleep. He also beat up his two sons for opposing him, they said.

According to Station House Officer Subhash Singh Rathore, police registered a case against the father and arrested him.

India: Woman set ablaze by husband in UP, dies

Muzaffarnagar, Oct 14 (PTI) A woman died of burns after being set on fire by her husband in Khatoli town here, police said on Monday.

The victim-- Anuradha and her husband Dinesh Singh had an argument over a family dispute, they said.

Singh, a sugar mill employee, lost his temper and poured kerosene over his wife before setting her on fire, police said, adding that he too sustained burn injuries.

India: Man kills girl for resisting rape bid in UP

Muzaffarnagar (UP), Oct 14 (PTI) A man was arrested for allegedly strangling a 14-year-old girl to death after she resisted his rape attempt in a village of neighbouring Shamli district, police said on Monday.

The accused was identified as Anuj (26), they said.

Additional Superintendent of Police Rajesh Shrivastava told newsmen here that during interrogation, Anuj confessed to the killing.

Amid lockdown, India's Modi assures Kashmir situation will normalize in four months

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said it would take four months for Jammu and Kashmir to return to normal after his government stripped the state of its special status in August and imposed harsh restrictions.

At a rally in the western state of Maharashtra, Modi said that his government had taken necessary steps to maintain security in Jammu and Kashmir, India’s only Muslim-majority state that is also claimed by neighboring Pakistan.

India: Five injured in grenade attack in Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 12 (PTI) Five people were injured in a grenade attack by suspected militants in a market area in Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar on Saturday, police said.

Militants hurled a grenade in Hari Singh High Street market area -- a few hundred metres from the city centre Lal Chowk -- this afternoon, a police official said.

The grenade exploded on a roadside in the market, injuring five people, he said, adding that the wounded were rushed to a hospital here.

India: Rajasthan woman alleges rape by nine men two yrs ago

Jaipur, Oct 12 (PTI) A 35-year-old woman has alleged she was raped by nine men after serving her a sedative laced drink two years ago in Rajasthan's Churu district, police said on Saturday.

The woman filed a compliant on Friday, following which a case was registered against the accused, Churu Deputy Superintendent of Police Sukhvendra Pal Singh said.

He said the accused also filmed a video of the crime.

Medical examination of the victim was done on Saturday and statements will be recorded, the DSP said.

Indian PM Modi to inaugurate Kartarpur corridor on Nov 8

New Delhi, Oct 12 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the much-awaited Kartarpur corridor to Sri Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan on November 8, Union Minister Harsimrat Badal said.

Modi will inaugurate the integrated check post on the Indian side, she said.

"With the blessings of Guru Nanak Dev ji, Sikh Panth's ardaas for 'khule darshan deedar' of Sri Kartarpur Sahib to finally become reality! On November 8th, history will be created with PM Narendra Modi ji inaugurating the Kartarpur corridor (ICP)," Badal tweeted.

World Youth Chess Championship: India win 7 medals

Mumbai, Oct 12 (PTI) R Praggnanandhaa emerged as unconquered king in the World Youth Chess Championship here, claiming the gold in the Under-18 Open category on Saturday.

The 14-year-old Grand Master from Chennai settled for a cautious draw in the 11th and final round against Valentin Buckels (Germany) to top the charts with nine points.

He, however, will also have to thank compatriot, International Master Arjun Kalyan for achieving a crucial draw against top seeded Shant Sargsyan (Armenia).

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