At least 10 killed in Uttarakhand bus accident
Uttarakhand, May 08 (ANI): Atleast ten people were killed and 31 injured when a bus plunged metres down the road into the River Ganga at Saknidhar in Tehri district of Uttarakhand. The incident had taken place near Devprayag. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat went to meet the victims and said that it was an unfortunate event and that investigations were underway. According to reports, the roadways bus carrying 52 passengers was going from Delhi to Guptakashi which is a large town in Garhwal Himalayas of Rudraprayag district in Uttarakhand. Rawat said state government would bear the expenses of the treatment of injured victims.
Judicial probe will reveal truth behind Assam carnage: Tarun Gogoi
Baksa/ New Delhi, May 08 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi visited the violence hit Baksa district after 41 Muslims were gunned down in three days by hardcore tribal militants who are against the presence of immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh. Gogoi refused to name the militant organisation behind the brutal massacre and said that a judicial enquiry would get to the root of the matter and truth will be surfaced soon behind the carnage. Police on Wednesday found six dead bodies floating in the river in Baksa district, where some of the attacks took place. Meanwhile, Socialist Initiative Group organised a protest outside the Assam House in New Delhi.
Maoist set ablaze truck in Jamshedpur mining area
Jamshedpur/ Mumbai, May 08 (ANI): Maoists set ablaze a load carrying truck of a government organisation in uranium mining area of red corridor in Jamshedpur. The Maoists torched the truck that was ferrying materials for the Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) and was engaged at the Bagjata mines. From last few weeks, posters with instructions for drivers to stop ferrying uranium ore from the Bagjata mines have appeared on the trucks at regular intervals instilling fear and tension among the transporters. The squad leaders have threatened transporters with dire consequences if they continue to do business with the UCIL. The banned outfit had been demanding permanent jobs for the locals in the company as compensation against land acquisition in Bagjata.
Modi hits back at Sonia Gandhi, says people compelled Rahul to ask for votes
Krishnanagar, May 08 (ANI): Hitting back at Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi’s statement wherein she said that BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has a habit of asking for votes, Modi said that her son, Rahul Gandhi, too was asking for votes. While addressing a rally in Krishnanagar city in West Bengal, Modi said people of Amethi district compelled Congress party vice-president to go door-to-door and ask for votes. Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday urged voters to come out in large numbers to cast their ballot as he battled to hold seat in the family borough of Amethi. For the first time in a decade, Gandhi visited his parliamentary constituency Amethi, on the voting day, urging supporters to vote in large numbers.