May 12, 2002, Chandigarh, India
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Congress MP surrenders
Sheikhpura (Bihar), May 11
Congress MP Rajo Singh, who was evading arrest for four-and-half months, today surrendered to the police here in connection with the killing of nine RJD activists and was remanded in judicial custody until May 24. He was later produced before the court of the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate in charge who remanded him in judicial custody.
Dubai, May 11
Bahrain said it would no longer allow Qatar’s Al Jazeera satellite news channel to report from the kingdom, accusing it of seeking to “harm Bahrain” and having links with Israel, a newspaper reported today. Al Jazeera ‘’deliberately seeks to harm Bahrain’’, said Information Minister Nabeel Al Hamer who added that the kingdom had not responded to Al Jazeera’s request to send a team to cover Thursday’s municipal elections, the Gulf Daily News reported.
Fire in ship
Kochi, May 11
A minor fire broke out in a Lakshadweep-bound ship carrying 373 passengers last night but there was no casualty, official sources said today. Due to a short-circuit a fire broke out in the freezer of the vessel, M.V. Bharat Seema, about 35 nautical miles off the coast off Kochi.
19 killed in capsize
Tacloban, (Philippines), May 11
Nineteen persons drowned when a boat capsized in the province Biliran of in central Philippines, officials said. They said the 13-gross tonne MV Melody, which was carrying 30 passengers, was on its way to the island of Maripipi from Naval town in the province when it sank.
Jalgaon, May 11
The police has arrested 12 persons including the parents of a pregnant woman who was burnt alive at Loharkheda village of this district recently. According to the police, the victim, Savita, was sent back to her parent’s house by her in-laws on the second day after her marriage on discovering that she was already pregnant. Her family, with the help of a doctor gave her sedatives, and later laid her on a pyre and set her afire.
Hyderabad, May 11
Fuelled by dry northerly winds, heatwave conditions continued to prevail over the coastal belt and parts of the Telangana region, claiming 15 lives in Andhra Pradesh so far this summer.