New Delhi/Colombo: India yesterday told Sri Lanka to treat the 53 Indian fishermen arrested by its navy humanely and release them at the earliest.
The external affairs ministry said Sri Lankan authorities arrested 19 fishermen on Wednesday and another 34 yesterday for allegedly fishing in Sri Lankan waters.
He said the first lot of 19 had been taken to Talaimannar in Sri Lanka’s northwest and the Indian consul in Jaffna would be gaining access to them.
60 sick in Kolkata after inhaling gas
Kolkata: At least 60 people fell sick after inhaling toxic chlorine gas in north Kolkata’s Chitpore area Thursday, police said.
The gas had leaked out of a cylinder in a godown around 4 p.m. creating panic as people developed breathing problems and eye irritation.
The victims were admitted to the state-run R.G. Kar Hospital and Medical College.
Several fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The frie fighters later sealed the leaking cylinder.
Woman commits suicide in Tihar Jail
New Delhi: Three days after a Delhi gang-rape accused was found hanging inside Tihar Jail here, a 30-year-old female prisoner allegedly committed suicide last afternoon inside the prison.
“Reshma, who was undergoing trial in a kidnapping case was found hanging on Thursday afternoon inside jail number 6. A matron spotted her body,” said a jail official.
She used a “dupatta” (stole) to hang herself with the ventilator’s grill inside her cell of the jail, the official claimed.
CBI arrests suspect in UP cop’s murder
Lucknow: An accused in the murder of a Uttar Pradesh deputy superintendent of police (DSP) was yesterday arrested by the CBI after raids at several places in Allahabad.
Babloo was arrested from the Salori area. He is the son of Nanhe Yadav, the village head of Bilapur, whose killing triggered the fatal attack on DSP Zia-ul-Haq. Nanhe Yadav’s brother was also killed on March 2. Babloo was arrested as he tried to prevent Haq from taking away the body of his father, Central Bureau of Investigation sources said.