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Times Square horror to coal scam conviction: Top 5 trending stories of the day

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AFP PHOTO / EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ

One person was killed as a car plowed into pedestrians in New York’s busy Times Square while a court held former coal secretary H.C. Gupta guilty in coal scam. A look at the top trending stories of the day

Shocking Video: One killed as speeding car rams into horrified pedestrians in Times Square

AFP PHOTO / EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ


One person died and 22 others injured when a car plowed into pedestrians in New York’s busy Times Square today, with authorities saying the driver of the vehicle, a US Navy veteran, has a criminal history and record of drunk driving.

Coal Scam: Ex-coal secy H C Gupta convicted

A Delhi Court on Friday held former coal secretary H.C. Gupta, joint secretary K.S. Kropha, Krishnapatnam Security Services Pvt. Ltd (KSSPL) and its Managing Director (MD) P.K. Ahluwalia guilty of criminal conspiracy, in connection with alleged irregularities in allocation of a Chhattisgarh-based coal block to SKS Ispat and Power Ltd (SIPL).

Soon, you could zip from Mumbai to Elephanta in 14 minutes

If you wish to explore Elephanta caves but are bored to spend more than an hour in the boat ride then here’s some good news for you. You can soon cut that long time of travelling to Elephanta caves in just 14 minutes. Now, you don’t need to cancel your plan fearing a long commute to reach there. At least, if you are in South Mumbai. The island of Gharapuri that has Elephanta caves, will soon be a zip and zoom away. The Mumbai Port Trust is going to build a ropeway that connects Sewri to Elephanta which will get you there in just 14 minutes. This is four times less than the hour-long duration that a ferry takes.

Mumbai Police recruitment: Candidates use impersonators and transmitters to cheat

Many cases of paper leak and cheating during exams are on the rise. But one such unusual case has emerged from Maharashtra, where five people were arrested for impersonation in an examination for police recruitment held in Thane. They have been sent to police custody till May 22 and an FIR has been registered in this matter.

Superstar Rajinikanth keeps the guessing game on over political plunge

Will he or won’t he is the million dollar question in the minds of common man in Tamil Nadu on prospects of ‘Superstar’ Rajinikanth taking the political plunge. With stalwarts like late Jayalalithaa and ailing Nonagenarian DMK supremo M Karunanidhi out of the picture in the current dispensation, Rajinikanth’s fans believe he is the only one who can effectively fill the political vacuum. Rajinikanth’s latest ambivalent statements on the possibility of his political entry has triggered a buzz in various circles, though this is not for the first time.