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6:28 PM , 20 Mar

Man Paraded in Chandrapur for Derogatory Post on Shivaji

A man's face was blacked and he was paraded with a garland of footwear in Sindewahi area of Maharashtra's Chandrapur district on Friday for allegedly uploading a defamatory post on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, police said.

An official said the mob which paraded Jitendra Raut were members of the Shiv Sena, which had earlier petitioned the district superintendent of police to take action action against the Sindewahi resident.

"We had asked Raut to remove the post from Facebook but he did not. He was booked for deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage the religious feelings of any class by insulating its religion or the religious beliefs," said Assistant Inspector NS Ramteke.

Police said Raut had not filed a case against the mob which humiliated him.

6:27 PM , 20 Mar

Six Killed in Fire at TN Fireworks Unit

Six people were killed and four injured in a fire at a private fireworks factory in this district, police said on Friday, 20 March

According to police, 30 workers were in the factory at Sippiparai near Sattur when the fire broke out due to friction when chemicals were being mixed for making the fireworks.

Other workers were safe, they said, adding the injured have been admitted to the Sattur government hospital.

Fire service personnel are enaged in dousing the fire which occurred around 3 pm, police sources said.

11:57 AM , 20 Mar

Delhi HC Declines Kunal Kamra’s Plea on Flying Ban

The Delhi High Court on Friday declined to entertain comedian Kunal Kamra's plea challenging the flying ban imposed on him by Indigo, Vistara and other airlines.

The court also disapproved of Kunal Kamra allegedly heckling journalist Arnab Goswami on-board a flight, saying this kind of behaviour certainly cannot be permitted.

(Source: PTI)

8:51 AM , 20 Mar

2 Americans Imprisoned in Iran, Lebanon Released

An American jailed for months in Lebanon was released from custody on Thursday, while a Navy veteran was granted medical furlough from an Iran prison as the country struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus, US officials said.

(Source: AP)


Published: 20 Mar 2020, 7:31 AM IST
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