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2 months 3 days 12 hours 21 minutes ago
A 21-year-old student of the government-run B J Medical College here allegedly ended life by jumping from the terrace of the hospital attached to the college on Wednesday morning, police said. The young woman was disturbed for the past few days due to the stress of studies and examinations, said an official, adding that they have not recovered any suicide note. The woman allegedly jumped from the terrace of the Sassoon General Hospital. "She was a first-year medical student and was apparently under stress due to the pressure of studies. She had been crying often in the last three-four days. Her parents had advised her to appear for the exam even if she had not prepared well," said Deputy Commissioner of Police Smartana Patil. Her parents had even taken her to a psychiatrist for consultation and stayed by her side for the last three days, the official said. (PTI)
2 months 3 days 13 hours 18 minutes ago
The Bharatiya Janata Party`s `Gaurav Yatra` in support of late Hindutva ideologue V D Savarkar in Maharashtra`s Aurangabad district will start from April 2, BJP`s local leadership announced on Wednesday. This came a day after the BJP announced that Savarkar Gaurav Yatras would be taken out in each district to honour Savarkar`s contribution to the country and to counter Congress leader Rahul Gandhi`s criticism against him. The Savarkar Gaurav Yatra in Aurangabad will commence on April 2 from Nirala Bazar where the statue of Savarkar is located, said BJP`s city president Shirish Boralkar. The Yatra will go on in one constituency for two days, he said. (PTI)
2 months 3 days 14 hours 7 minutes ago
A policeman and an agent were on Wednesday arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau in Maharashtra`s Thane district for bribery, the agency said in a release.
The policeman had demanded Rs 8,000 a month to allow the complainant illegally sell banned tobacco products like gutka. After two months, he sought Rs 16,000 from the complainant, the ACB said. While the policeman brought down the amount to Rs 10,000 after negotiations, the complainant approached the ACB, which laid a trap and nabbed the cop and the agent after they accepted the money, said the release. (PTI)
2 months 3 days 14 hours 9 minutes ago
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