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Kerala court gives double life term to man in snake bite murder case

  • The 32-year-old has to undergo all sentences separately, the court said, adding that life sentence will start only after 17 years, which means he has to spend rest of his life in jail.
This was Sooraj's second attempt, after having failed in his first with a viper earlier in February last year.(HT Photo)
This was Sooraj's second attempt, after having failed in his first with a viper earlier in February last year.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 13, 2021 01:53 PM IST
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Written by Susmita Pakrasi | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Kerala court to announce punishment in snake bite murder case today

  • Sooraj was found guilty on Monday under IPC sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 328 and 201 after the prosecution had argued that he killed her on May 7, 2020, using a cobra after drugging her.
The case surfaced in May last year after Uthra’s parents filed a police complaint two days after her death alleging Sooraj and his family members harassed their daughter for dowry.(HT Photo)
The case surfaced in May last year after Uthra’s parents filed a police complaint two days after her death alleging Sooraj and his family members harassed their daughter for dowry.(HT Photo)
Published on Oct 13, 2021 09:41 AM IST
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Written by Susmita Pakrasi | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

1 officer of CRPF’s CoBRA unit killed in IED blast triggered by Maoists in Chhattisgarh

Inspector General of Police (IG) Bastar, Sunderaj P, told Hindustan Times that a team of CoBRA was out for anti-naxal operation late on Saturday night when eight personnel, including two senior officials, were injured in an IED blast triggered by the Maoists.
An Assistant Commandant of CRPF’s CoBRA was killed and seven others were injured in an IED blast in Chhattisgarh(PTI file photo)
An Assistant Commandant of CRPF’s CoBRA was killed and seven others were injured in an IED blast in Chhattisgarh(PTI file photo)
Updated on Nov 29, 2020 09:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Raipur | ByRitesh Mishra

First glimpse of seamer-turned-actor Irfan Pathan from his Tamil film Cobra revealed

Former cricketer Irfan Pathan will make his acting debut with Tamil film Cobra. On the occasion of the former cricketer’s birthday on Tuesday, the makers unveiled a character poster of him from the film.
Irfan Pathan plays a character named Aslan Yilmaz, an officer of French Interpol.
Irfan Pathan plays a character named Aslan Yilmaz, an officer of French Interpol.
Updated on Oct 28, 2020 01:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | ByKarthik Kumar

CoBRA unit and Maoists clash in Gaya ahead of first phase of Bihar election

No casualties or injuries were reported from either side in the encounter at Khajutia Bathan that started at around 4.30 am, police said.
A CoBRA battalion during a search operation after an encounter with Maoists.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
A CoBRA battalion during a search operation after an encounter with Maoists.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Published on Oct 15, 2020 01:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByAvinash Kumar

Uttarakhand forest officials rescue spectacled cobra with rare genetic features

“Spectacled cobras usually found in Uttarakhand are jet black in colour, but in this case, there is a symmetry with half the body being black and white. This is a rare genetic deformity,” an expert said.
Rare spectacled cobra rescued by forest department officials in Dehradun.(HT Photo)
Rare spectacled cobra rescued by forest department officials in Dehradun.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 08, 2020 10:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | BySuparna Roy | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Filmmaker Ajay Gnanamuthu slashes pay by 40 percent for Cobra

Ajay Gnanamuthu, who rose to fame with the highly successful Tamil thriller Imaikka Nodigal, said he took the decision keeping the coronavirus crisis in mind.
Ajay Gnanamuthu with Vikram during Cobra’s shoot.
Ajay Gnanamuthu with Vikram during Cobra’s shoot.
Updated on Jul 03, 2020 02:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | ByKarthik Kumar

Two CoBRA jawans killed, four injured in encounter in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur

The deputy inspector general (DIG) CRPF, Komal Sinha, informed that the encounter took place at around 10.30 am at a forest in Irapalli village on the border of Bijapur and Sukma districts in Bastar division when the security forces were out on a counter-insurgency operation.
Two jawans of the Central Reserve Police Force’s (CRPF) CoBRA were killed in an ongoing encounter in Bijapur district of Bastar division. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Two jawans of the Central Reserve Police Force’s (CRPF) CoBRA were killed in an ongoing encounter in Bijapur district of Bastar division. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Feb 10, 2020 07:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bastar | ByRitesh Mishra and S Kareemuddin

Vikram’s next film titled Cobra, see motion poster here

Vikram, who will begin work in Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan in 2020, will be seen Cobra before that. Watch its motion poster here.
The motion poster of Cobra, starring Vikram in the lead, was unveiled on Christmas.
The motion poster of Cobra, starring Vikram in the lead, was unveiled on Christmas.
Updated on Dec 26, 2019 12:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKarthik Kumar

Pet dog fights and kills giant cobra, saves master’s family in Odisha

Shankar Prasad Tripathy of Jeypore town in Koraput district was enjoying his Sunday afternoon siesta when a giant cobra tried to slither into his house.
In the fight that ensued for about half an hour, the dog managed to kill the cobra and tore it into two pieces. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
In the fight that ensued for about half an hour, the dog managed to kill the cobra and tore it into two pieces. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Nov 12, 2019 01:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Giant python, five-foot-long cobra spotted in Agra, rescued

Both the snakes were kept in observation and were later released safely back into the wild.
It took Wildlife SOS 30 minutes to remove the snake from the shoe factory.(Twitter/Wildlife SOS)
It took Wildlife SOS 30 minutes to remove the snake from the shoe factory.(Twitter/Wildlife SOS)
Published on Oct 08, 2019 03:15 PM IST
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Agra | ByIndo Asian News Service

Woman finds 6-ft-long cobra found on sleeping son’s pillow in Haryana’s Sultanpur

The cobra was rescued after the mother of two children, who were asleep, woke up to find a snake resting near her son’s pillow around 1am.
The reptile, a male cobra weighing 3 kg, was released in Aravallis on September 24 morning.(Sourced)
The reptile, a male cobra weighing 3 kg, was released in Aravallis on September 24 morning.(Sourced)
Updated on Sep 24, 2019 09:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByLeena Dhankhar

Neil Nitin Mukesh shares video of cats fighting venomous cobra. People say ‘it’s scary’

The video shows four cats surrounding a snake from all sides. Within a few seconds, one of them tries to attack the reptile.
The video is scary, as well as, fascinating.(Instagram/neilnitinmukesh)
The video is scary, as well as, fascinating.(Instagram/neilnitinmukesh)
Updated on Sep 17, 2019 12:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

Odisha man opens courier parcel, finds cobra inside. Then, this

A cobra isn’t what he ordered.
The snake rescue team of the forest department was called to help him.(Twitter/ANI)
The snake rescue team of the forest department was called to help him.(Twitter/ANI)
Updated on Aug 26, 2019 04:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

3-foot-long cobra rescued from Rashtrapati Bhavan’s security room

The security personnel at Rashtrapati Bhavan spotted the snake sitting inside the security cabin and immediately called a NGO working on rescuing wild animals.
With the rains hitting Delhi, we find a large number of reptiles struggling to find shelter in the urban jungle, said Wasim Akram, deputy director-special projects, Wildlife SOS(HT Phot)
With the rains hitting Delhi, we find a large number of reptiles struggling to find shelter in the urban jungle, said Wasim Akram, deputy director-special projects, Wildlife SOS(HT Phot)
Updated on Aug 02, 2019 07:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Cobra rescued from Air Force officers’ mess garden near IGI airport

A team of Wildlife SOS was rushed to rescue the cobra that was found at the Air Force officers’ mess on Wednesday, said a spokesperson of the group.
A cobra measuring about two feet was caught from an Air Force officers’ mess near the IGI Airport and released in its natural habitat by animal rescuers. (Representative Image)(Hindustan Times)
A cobra measuring about two feet was caught from an Air Force officers’ mess near the IGI Airport and released in its natural habitat by animal rescuers. (Representative Image)(Hindustan Times)
Published on May 17, 2019 10:17 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Ram Gopal Varma to make his acting debut with Cobra, announces project on birthday

Ram Gopal Varma, who celebrated his 57th birthday on Sunday, announced on Twitter that he would be making his acting debut with his next film.
Ram Gopal Varma will play a gangster called Cobra in the film.(Facebook)
Ram Gopal Varma will play a gangster called Cobra in the film.(Facebook)
Updated on Apr 08, 2019 04:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKarthik Kumar

CRPF constable killed wife for stopping him from going on election duty: Police

A constable of CRPF’s CoBRA battalion in Chhattisgarh’s Jagdalpur killed his wife after she reportedly tried to stop him from going on Lok Sabha election duty, police have said.
Updated on Mar 20, 2019 08:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jagdalapur | ByS Kareemuddin

Maoist killed in an encounter with CoBRA at Nawada

The exchange of fire took place at a forest when a team of the CoBRA was out on an anti-Maoist operation. As per the ground report, a body of a Maoist clad in ‘uniform’ and a rifle were recovered from the spot, located around 150 km south-east from the state capital.
As soon as a team of CoBRA personnel entered the forest area the Maoists started firing following which the jawans also fired in retaliation.(PTI)
As soon as a team of CoBRA personnel entered the forest area the Maoists started firing following which the jawans also fired in retaliation.(PTI)
Published on Mar 19, 2019 01:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByAvinash Kumar, Patna

Dog dies while fighting cobra, saves master’s family

The Indian cobra is one of the most dangerous snakes in India and kills around 10,000 people every year.
The pet Dalmatian, named Tyson, died fighting a cobra.(HT Photo)
The pet Dalmatian, named Tyson, died fighting a cobra.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 06, 2019 03:44 PM IST
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Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Cobra throws up seven eggs in stomach-churning video from Odisha

A snake catcher was called in to help remove the snake from the chicken coop it had been hiding in
Snake catcher Mirza Mohd Arif removed the cobra from the chicken coop it had been hiding in.(Screengrab)
Snake catcher Mirza Mohd Arif removed the cobra from the chicken coop it had been hiding in.(Screengrab)
Updated on Jan 08, 2019 04:38 PM IST
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Selfie with cobra turns out fatal for Andhra man

The man in Andhra’s Potti Sreramulu Nellore district was bitten in the hand and died while being taken to hospital as the local health centre did not have antivenom.
Screen grab of an Andhra man whose attempt for a selfie with a cobra around his neck proved fatal for him (HT)(HT)
Screen grab of an Andhra man whose attempt for a selfie with a cobra around his neck proved fatal for him (HT)(HT)
Updated on Nov 14, 2018 07:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Vijayawada | ByHT Correspondent

Two cobras rescued in Delhi, to be released in the wild

A five-foot-long cobra was rescued from the Delhi Race Course premises and another from the basement of a factory in Bawana Industrial Area late on Tuesday evening.
The snake skin at Bawana.(Wildlife SOS)
The snake skin at Bawana.(Wildlife SOS)
Updated on Aug 23, 2018 08:00 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Five-foot-long cobra rescued from Gurugram hospital

Anil Gandass, a wildlife enthusiast, who took charge of the rescue operation, said that the snake could have entered the building from the rear side of the building, where there is an open field of the adjoining village.
The hospital staff were reportedly moving cartons of medicine from a room when they came across the cobra
The hospital staff were reportedly moving cartons of medicine from a room when they came across the cobra
Updated on Aug 21, 2018 01:42 PM IST
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Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent

Odisha: Gang-raped by six, minor hangs herself at home

All the accused in the rape case, including a juvenile, have been arrested.
Protesters take out a silent candlelight march to condemn the rising number of rape cases across the country at Park Street in Kolkata on Thursday.(Samir Jana/ HT Photo)
Protesters take out a silent candlelight march to condemn the rising number of rape cases across the country at Park Street in Kolkata on Thursday.(Samir Jana/ HT Photo)
Updated on May 24, 2018 04:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty
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