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Sheena Bora case: 2 more people may be involved in the murder

The Mumbai police on Friday said they suspected the involvement of two more people in the murder of former Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL) human resources executive Sheena Bora.

UP: Boy scalded for asking wages to send Rakhi gift to sister

A boy suffered serious burns after his employer threw boiling water on him for asking for his wages to send a gift to his sister on Rakshabandhan, police said.

Jharkhand: Father carries raped minor daughter 4km daily for treatment

A daily wage worker in Jharkhand's East Singhbhum district is forced to carry his 9-year-old daughter, who was raped almost two months ago, to a primary health centre at least four kilometres away everyday.

Sanjeev Khanna confesses complicity in Sheena Bora murder: Police

Mumbai Police commissioner Rakesh Maria said on Friday that Kolkata-based businessman Sanjeev Khanna, the third accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, confessed to his complicity in the crime during interrogation.

PM Modi starts building budget team, 16 officers reshuffled

PM Narendra Modi on Friday brought in a new team of civil servants for next year’s Union budget that will be tasked with steering the economy in an uncertain global environment and shepherding second-generation reforms.

In Sheena Bora case, old remains are a forensic nightmare

Forensic examinations are pivotal in solving murder cases, particularly to ascertain a dead person’s identity. But in the Sheena Bora case, it appears a fresh forensic investigation will reveal nothing new.

RSS raises national security fears with Rajnath, Parrikar

The RSS has revealed its fears before the government about a growing threat to national security in frontier areas of states sharing international borders with Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal.

Money muck the main motive behind Sheena Bora's murder?

While several theories are being floated on the motive behind Sheena Bora’s murder, money and property seem to be the main reasons, including the need to ensure continuity in inheritances.

UK: Indian-origin man jailed for sex act while driving BMW

A 36-year-old Indian-origin man has been jailed for seven years for causing the death of his girlfriend when he engaged in a sex act with her behind the wheels in his BMW.

US: Indian babysitter gets 14 years in jail over child's death

An Indian woman who worked as a babysitter in Connecticut has been sentenced to 14 years in jail for the death of a 19-month-old child in her care last year.

Sheena Bora murder case: Many challenges await Mumbai cops

A Mumbai court on Friday remanded Sanjeev Khanna, former husband of 9X Media founder Indrani Mukherjea who was arrested in connection with her daughter Sheena Bora's murder, in police custody till August 31. Here are the challenges ahead of the Mumbai police as well as a glance at the force's to-do list.

Rahul Mukerjea was shy, wanted to become a model

Rahul Mukerjea, son of Peter Mukerjea from his first wife Shabnam, was a shy guy with aspirations of becoming a model but after the death of Sheena Bora, he apparently became more reserved.

Wi-Fi, credit cards, job quota: Nitish lures youth and women voters

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Friday announced plans to give credit cards to college students, free Wi-Fi in all university and colleges and 35% reservation to women in all government jobs, provided he is voted again to power.

Sheena murder: Here's what we know after 4 days of drama

While gossip and several accounts of the ‘police version’ are going around on social media and in water-cooler chats, here is a sequence of events based on the facts we know so far:

Massive hunt for Andhra's 'syringe psycho' who pricks women

An unidentified bike rider has terrorised Andhra Pradesh’s West Godavari district, pricking at least nine women travelling alone with a syringe needle in the past week.

Scandal again: Sheena Bora, slandered like Aarushi Talwar

Gossips masqueraded as people in the know and the police version of events became ‘facts’ right from the moment media entrepreneur Indrani Mukerjea was arrested in connection with the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora.

Mumbai cops find skull where Sheena's body was dumped

The Mumbai Police found bones, including a skull, from the spot where Sheena Bora’s body was said to have been buried after she was murdered in 2012, television channels reported on Friday.

India is only external threat, says Pakistani military

The Pakistani armed forces believe India is the only "external military threat" to the country and the situation is volatile because the two countries do not have any conflict resolution mechanism.

More than 70 dead in migrant truck tragedy: Austrian govt

Austrian interior ministy on Friday confirmed that a truck full of refugees found abandoned on a motorway was containing more than 70 bodies.

10 questions that remain unanswered in Sheena murder mystery

What exactly happened on April 24, 2012, is still not clear, with the Mumbai Police tightlipped about the sequence of events on that day. Sources close to the investigation say they are still verifying the statements of Indrani Mukerjee, her driver Shyam Rai, and her second husband Sanjeev Khanna. Here are 10 questions that remain unanswered in the murder mystery: 

Sanjeev Khanna 'got huge sum of money' after Sheena's murder

The Mumbai police, who are investigating the alleged roles of Indrani Mukerjea and her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna in the Sheena Bora murder case, have launched a parallel probe into Khanna's finances.

Sheena murder: Police likely to quiz Indrani, Sanjeev, their driver

Arrested media tycoon Indrani Mukerjea, former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her driver, accused of killing her daughter Sheena Bora, are likely to be jointly interrogated on Friday even as police widened the probe into the high-profile murder case.

3 killed in Jammu firing, Pakistan says 8 of theirs dead

Three civilians were killed and 17 others injured in heavy shelling by Pakistan in RS Pura sector of Jammu in the wee hours of Friday, even as India is observing 50 years of the 1965 Indo-Pak war. Pakistan media reported the deaths of seven Pakistani civilians in 'unprovoked' firing by India.

India's finishing prowess in focus as 3rd Test vs Sri Lanka begins

If India pull off a win, even against a weakened Sri Lanka, it will be huge. After all, they have won a series in Sri Lanka only once, in 1993.

Pakistan could be world’s 3rd biggest nuclear power in 10 yrs

Pakistan could possess the world's third largest arsenal of nuclear weapons in a decade, or have enough fissile material available for it, according to a new report.

Test of reckoning: India seek to end 22-year wait in Sri Lanka

India's only series here triumph came in 1993 when the visitors won 1-0 with two matches drawn. They have only twice before come from behind to win a Test series, both at home.

The dramatic rise and sensational fall of Indrani Mukerjea

Indrani Mukerjea lived life in the fast lane, starting out on a rollercoaster journey from Guwahati in India’s northeast to reach dizzying heights as a media tycoon in Mumbai, once even named among the world's top 50 most influential women.

Non-medical items may soon disappear from chemist shops

Baby food, soaps and health supplements could soon disappear from your friendly neighbourhood chemist’s shelves if the government decides to turn this proposal into a regulation.

Sheena murder: Indrani plotted, Khanna killed, driver tells cops

In a boost to the Sheena Bora murder investigation, the police found her photograph while searching the residence of Peter and Indrani Mukerjea’s former driver Shyam Manav Manohar Rai, 43.

Rahul got break-up SMS from Sheena the day she was killed

Investigations into the Sheena Bora murder on Wednesday morning began in earnest when Rahul Mukerjea, younger son of former Star India CEO Peter Mukerjea, arrived at Khar police station on Thursday.

Indrani a tough nut to crack, even for seasoned Mumbai cops

Police struggled through Thursday to extract information from former media tycoon Indrani Mukerjea on her daughter Sheena Bora's murder after she repeatedly changed her statement during efforts to unravel a crime that has transfixed the nation.

Usain Bolt gets a whack from a cameraman after winning 200m

Turns out, only a man on wheels can take down sprint king Usain Bolt.

No one raised an alarm for three years Sheena was missing

A young woman with a good job, an active social life, and friends in several cities suddenly vanished. How come no one sounded the alarm?

Sheena's birth certificate shows grandparents as parents: Reports

Sheena Bora's birth certificate available in her school records lists her as the daughter of Upendra Kumar and Durga Rani Bora, who are actually her grandparents, reports said on Thursday.

SC judge Vassiliki Thanou becomes first female Greek PM

Vassiliki Thanou, a top Supreme Court judge, will be sworn in as Greece's first female prime minister heading a caretaker government that will lead the country to elections in September.

Pak terrorist caught in Kashmir weeks after Naveed's arrest

This is the second time in this month that a Pakistan national has been caught after violent attacks in the state.

Sheena murder mystery: Could Indrani have killed own child?

The elaborate web of lies Indrani Mukerjea appears to have spun about her family and her past indicates a person adept at deception and evasion to the extent of being undeterred by consequences.

What happened on day Sheena Bora was murdered?

What exactly happened on April 24, 2012, the day 24-year old Sheena Bora was murdered?

Footage shows alleged police violence during Patel protests

Taking a strong note of CCTV footage showing policemen vandalising cars, the Gujarat high court on Thursday ordered the police commissioner to conduct a probe and submit a report within two weeks into allegations that policemen opened fire in air and damaged property to create terror during Patel community quota stir.

Sheena and Rahul were in love, they wanted to marry: Friends

Sheena Bora, who was allegedly murdered by her mother Indrani Mukerjea three years ago, had told close friends she planned to marry former Star TV CEO Peter Mukerjea’s son Rahul by the end of 2012.

Usain Bolt wins 4th straight 200 metres world title, Gatlin 2nd

Jamaica's Usain Bolt ran the fastest time of the year in 19.55 seconds to win the world 200 metres title for a record fourth time and sweep the individual sprints at a major global championships for a fifth time on Thursday.

Govt releases list of 98 smart cities, maximum from UP

The gvernment on Thursday announced the list of 98 cities nominated for the Smart City Mission, saying a population of 13 crore across these cities will be covered under the initiative.

Said, unsaid and suspense in Sheena Bora murder case

As the nation debates and dissects one of the most bizzare murder cases in recent times, here’s a look at what protagonists of Sheena Bora murder case have said…or not said anything at all.

How gruesome shooting of US journalists became internet hit

It was almost like a scene straight out of a first-person shooter video game: A handgun in a man's grasp comes into view. A woman appears in the gunman's sights. Shots are fired.

Patel quota row: 8 dead in violence, army deployed in more cities

Eight people have died in widespread violence triggered by a snowballing movement for reservations for the Patel community, forcing the government to deploy the army and impose a curfew in parts of the state.

Mangalore: 139 communal violence incidents since January

Mangalore has seen 139 incidents of communal violence since January, data compiled by a rights group show, underlining the big divide in the Karnataka city with a history of Hindu-Muslim face-offs.

Volatile and troubled: The man who killed US TV journalists

Vester Flanagan, who killed two journalists on Wednesday and filmed the murders during a live news broadcast, had a volatile career path that saw him fired from at least two television channels for conflicts with co-workers.

Sheena Bora murder case: A complex web of lies and deceit

A former husband of arrested 9X media founder Indrani Mukerjea allegedly had a hand in the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora, police have revealed, giving yet another twist to the sensational crime that has gripped the nation.

Shock, tears as US TV station grapples with on-air murders

Outside the studio gates, dozens of WDBJ viewers solemnly converged before sunset to place bouquets of flowers and shiny remembrance balloons under a tree wrapped with two black mourning ribbons.

Peter Mukerjea's son quizzed in Sheena Bora murder case

In a late night development in the Sheena Bora murder case, police on Wednesday quizzed former media baron Peter Mukerjea's son Rahul, who reportedly had been in a relationship with the deceased.
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