Talwars acquitted of murder of daughter Aarushi, domestic help Banjade
The Allahabad High Court on Thursday has acquitted Nupur and Rajesh Talwar in the twin murder case of Yam Prasad Banjade of Arghakhanchi (known as Hemraj) and 14-year-old daughter of the Talwar couple Aarushi. The court giving benefit of doubt to the couple has said that the Talwars cannot be held guilty as per circumstances and evidence on record, The Indian Express reported.
A special CBI court in Ghaziabad had held the Talwars guilty of murdering domestic help Banjade and daughter Aarushi four years ago and slapped life imprisonment on them. Nupur and Rajesh Talwar, who are currently lodged in Ghaziabad’s Dasna jail, had filed an appeal challenging their conviction. The high court bench comprising justices BK Narayana and AK Mishra reserved its judgment on September 7 and had fixed October 12 as the date for the verdict.
On May 16, 2008, Aarushi Talwar was found murdered in her bedroom at the family’s residence in Noida’s Jal Vayu Vihar. Her throat was slit and her head bludgeoned. The police initially suspected their domestic help, Banjade, but a day later his body too was recovered from the terrace of their same flat.
Bhai Tika being marked today
The most important day of Tihar, the festival of lights is being marked today by offering tika from sisters to their brothers. Sisters throughout the country offer 'tika' to their brothers wishing them happiness, long life and prosperity on the occasion of Bhaitika.
Nepal Sambat New Year 1138, Mha Puja today
The Nepal Sambat New Year 1138 is being celebrated across the country today amidst various programs. The people of the Newar community have been celebrating the Nepal Sambat as New Year's Day at present. The Nepal Sambat is an indigenous calendar of Nepal.
Historical sites in Dadeldhura cry for preservation
The inner parts of the fort constructed in 1847 BS by then army commander Amar Singh Thapa has become dilapidated. Amar Singh Thapa is said to have started the war campaign in course of the national unification to the west of the Mahakali River from this fortress.
Explosion at firecracker factory in India kills 8 workers
An explosion at an unlicensed firecracker factory killed eight workers and injured 20 other people in eastern India as Hindus celebrated their most popular Diwali festival, police said Thursday.
Three people killed in Doti bus accident
Three people died on the spot and 18 others were injured when a bus met with an accident at Khadyuli, Baddi Kedar rural municipality – 2 on Thursday morning.
Amendment of Education Act: A betrayal to capable candidates
Not all, but many of the temporary teachers who have been wishing to become permanent, no doubt, appointed on the basis of their political ideologies. They couldn't succeed in the examinations despite repeated attempts. They carried the bags of those parties during their teaching career.
The Doklam dilemma
Being a buffer state between the two giant neighbors, Nepal should conduct its foreign policy vis-à-vis China and India in a very sensitive manner. Nepal has always maintained that it would not allow its soil to be used against any neighbor. At the same time, Nepal should make sure that its own national interests are never compromised.
Gaurab Shumsher Thapa
To dogs, with love
Many find talking about basic animal rights stupid when no basic rights of people are guaranteed. However, there are still few people who are aware how humane behavior has turned toward cruelty and indifference which can be vividly seen through the way street dogs and other animals are abused around us.
Unanswered questions on recent leftist alliance
Although they seem to be very much communist while in opposition, whether about the 'Indian semi-colonial status' in Nepal or American hegemony, this has never been evident while they actually come into power and rule Nepal.
Dr Chandra Sharma Poudyal
What we need to learn from Thailand?
Thailand is a developing country. But it seemed like a developed country at first sight. It is hard to believe that Thailand is a developing country. There are big buildings, and clean and broad roads. The city is clean with no trace of pollution.
Traffic Police in Kathmandu
As busy and hassling as the traffic system in Kathmandu is, the Traffic Police here have to handle an equally strenuous job. Over 1,400 traffic officers in and around the Kathmandu Valley battle against the pestering traffic and air pollution each day.