Hyd rape-murder: Mechanic’s lead, CCTV grabs help cops crack case

A tyre mechanic’s crucial lead, CCTV footage from different locations and technical evidence helped police crack the alleged gang-rape and murder of the 27-year-old veterinary doctor at Shamshabad in less than 48 hours and nab the four accused. Interestingly, the trap laid by the 4 accused by deflating the victim’s scooter actually did them in.

Hang them or set them ablaze: Kin of accused

Family members of the 4 men accused of raping and murdering the 27-year-old veterinary doctor on the outskirts of Hyderabad have said that they would not challenge if the court gives capital punishment to their sons. Shyamala, mother of one of the accused C Chennakeshavulu, said, “Let him be hanged or set on fire like what they have done to the doctor,” she said.

Govt to spend Rs 100L cr on infra projects: FM

The government will frontload investments under its five-year plan to spend Rs 100 lakh crore on infrastructure by announcing investments in 10 projects by December 15, said finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The Centre will also work towards bringing down Goods and Services Tax (GST) to the minimum level on all essential goods and rationalise other rates.

No deputy CM for Cong, NCP gets most berths

NCP has emerged the biggest beneficiary in the negotiations within the Maha Vikas Aghadi for ministerial berths with a tally of 16. It will also get the deputy CM’s job. Shiv Sena will have 15 members in the cabinet, including the CM. Congress settled for 12, besides the speaker’s post.

Hyd erupts, thousands lay siege to police station

Anger erupted on the streets of Hyderabad as people held protests demanding justice for the family of the veterinary doctor who was gang-raped and murdered on the outskirts of the city on Wednesday. Protestors gathered at the Shadnagar police station, where the accused were being held, demanded that the cops hand over the accused to them for what they called “instant justice”

Past wrongdoings resolved, no need for fear: Amit Shah to India Inc

Responding to concerns within business and industry about an atmosphere of fear unleashed by tax authorities, Amit Shah on Saturday said, “No one needs to fear anything”, and that most of the steps the government had undertaken to clean up the system were over. While acknowledging the economic slowdown, Shah said he was confident the country would emerge from it.

London attacker had Pak links, plotted J-K hits

The 28-year-old Briton who killed two people in a stabbing spree on London Bridge on Friday has been identified as Usman Khan, a UK-born terrorist who was jailed in 2012 over a plot to bomb the London Stock Exchange and plans to build a terror camp in PoK to attack Kashmir. He left school in the UK with no credentials and is believed to have spent part of his teens in Pakistan.

Pilot flying as passenger asked to operate flight

A pilot trained to land aircraft in low visibility (CAT III B), travelling as a passenger on IndiGo’s Pune-Delhi flight on Saturday morning, was asked to operate the flight as IGI Airport was reporting a declining visibility trend due to smog. Before being let into the flight deck, the pilot underwent the mandatory pre-flight breathalyser test.

12 global firms evinced interest to shift base from China to India: FM

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said about 12 global companies have evinced interest to shift their base from China to India, taking advantage of competitive tax rate of 15 per cent announced recently.