Self-driving vehicle pulled over by police officer

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A self-driving shuttle got pulled over by police on its first day carrying passengers on a new Rhode Island route.

Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements said an officer pulled over the odd-looking autonomous vehicle because he had never seen one before.

“It looked like an oversize golf cart,” Clements said.

Modi like schoolboy who failed to do homework: Priyanka

New Delhi, May 8 (PTI) Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of blaming the Nehru-Gandhi family for his own failures, alleging that he was like a schoolboy who failed to do his homework and his excuses are Pandit Nehru has taken away his answer-sheet and Indira Gandhi has made a paper boat out of that.

Indian Polls: Man rides donkey to file nomination, rejected and booked

Jehanabad (Bihar), May 1 (PTI) He rode a donkey to file his nomination papers to contest the Lok Sabha election, only to be booked under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

Mani Bhushan Sharma, a 44-year-old resident of Hulasnagar locality here, has a penchant for contesting polls and went to submit his nomination papers as an Independent candidate on Monday, the last day for doing so in Jehanabad seat.

Indian Polls: Dog with BJP flag detained for violating model code of conduct

A dog was found roaming around with BJP flag tied to its neck, and stickers with slogans “Modi Lao, Desh Bachao” (vote for Modi, save the country) on Phase 4 election day in Nandurbar town, Maharstra.

As campaign during the day of polling is illegal, someone reported the incident to local police.

India: Bus goes missing from Hyd'bad bus stand, probe ordered

Hyderabad, Apr 25 (PTI): In a security lapse, a state-owned transport corportion bus parked in the central bus stand here was found missing, corportion officials said Thursday.

The 'Metro Express' bus of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation's Kushaiguda depot was parked at the central bus stand Tuesday night by its driver and found missing Wednesday morning when he returned for duty, they said.

Armed Mexican soldiers confronted US soldiers on US soil

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. soldiers in a remote area of Texas were confronted by Mexican soldiers who thought the Americans had crossed into Mexico, U.S. officials said Tuesday. The Mexican troops reportedly removed a weapon from the American soldier who was armed.

U.S. Northern Command, which manages military support for Customs and Border Protection, said the Americans were in a CBP vehicle in a remote area in the vicinity of Clint, Texas.

India: Husband doesn't shave, bathe; woman files divorce

Bhopal, Apr 12 (PTI) A 23-year-old woman from Madhya Pradesh has filed for divorce, claiming that her husband shuns shaving and bathing for almost a week at a stretch.

The couple, who married last year, was directed by Bhopal family court to stay separately for six months, after which they will be granted divorce decree, a counsellor said.

"Bhopal family court judge R N Chand has directed the couple to stay separately for six months," court counsellor Shail Awasthi told PTI Friday.

Indian Polls: Vote for me or face divine displeasure: Sakshi Maharaj

Unnao (UP), Apr 12 (PTI) BJP Unnao MP Sakshi Maharaj Friday told people that if they do not vote for him, they will face divine displeasure, prompting the police to lodge an FIR against the priest-turned-politician.

"If you ensure my victory, I will work for you, otherwise do 'bhajan-kirtan' in temple," he said at an election meeting at Sheshpur village in Sihramau area.

"I am a 'sanyasi'. When a 'sanyasi' comes to your door and asks for 'bhiksha' (alms), and is not heard, he takes away all the happiness of the family and transfers his sins onto them," he added.

Passenger jumps out of jet at Phoenix airport

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a man on a flight that had just landed in Phoenix sprayed other passengers with a liquid from a bottle and then opened one of the jet’s doors and jumped to the tarmac.

Phoenix police spokesman Tommy Thompson says the man randomly touched passengers’ faces and sprayed them after the American Airlines flight from Minneapolis arrived Friday morning at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Thompson says the man was escorted to the front of the Boeing 737-800 but opened a service door and jumped out.

India: Vote, and buy jewellery on discount

Hailakandi (Assam), Apr 9 (PTI) The axiom that people cannot resist the lure of discounts has reached a new level in Hailakandi district of Assam where people are going to get concessions on a range of products and services if they vote on the polling day - April 18.

Following an appeal by the District Election Officer Keerthi Jalli, various business houses of this south Assam district are offering discounts on jewellery, food and hospitality, and medicines.

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