Marathi daily editor booked for murder

Nagpur: Editor-in-Chief of Marathi daily ‘Deshonnati’ and three others have been booked in connection with the killing of an employee in the daily’s printing pressm at Gondkhairi near here. Rajendra Dupare (50), a security supervisor at the

printing press, was shot dead on Saturday evening when the daily’s editor-in-chief Prakash Pohare along with a security guard, Ganesh D Fungud, had gone to the press where some employees of the paper were holding an agitation. The security guard, accompanying Pohare, allegedly fired at Dupare from his rifle after they had a scuffle. Dupare was taken to Government Medical College Hospital where he was

declared brought dead. Pohare, Fungud and two others, who are absconding, have been booked under section 302 (Murder), and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the IPC. Meanwhile, the newspaper, in Sunday edition, published Pohare’s statement, who said he was attacked when he arrived at the press on Saturday evening, and the security guard fired in self-defence.

Slight tremor hits Karnataka

New Delhi: A slight intensity earthquake hit Dakshin Kannad region of Karnataka this afternoon, the Indian Meteorological Department said. The quake, measuring 3.9 on the Richter Scale, hit the southern state at around 2.22 PM. The tremor’s epicentre lay at a depth of 5 kms, the IMD said in its preliminary report here. There were no immediate reports of any injuries or damage. PTI

No LPG decision rollback

New Delhi: The government has ruled out a rollback or modification of its decision to cap supply of subsidised cooking gas at 6 cylinders per household in a year as it will cast a “shadow” on the whole reform process. “No, absolutely not. There is no change (in the September 13 decision),” a top government source said.

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