Uttar Pradesh: Six people arrested

Squads of the Uttar Pradesh police and Rapid Action Force patrolled the Uttar Pradesh area of Dadri on Wednesday, two days after a mob killed a Muslim man and attacked his family in their home after rumours spread that they had eaten beef. The mob clashed with police after six people were arrested for the murder. The National Commission for Minorities has sought a report from district administration about the incident. The Uttar Pradesh government has announced Rs 10 lakh compensation to the family of the victim.

Maharashtra: Petrol and diesel prices hiked

Petrol, diesel, liquor, cigarettes and gold were hiked in Maharashtrafrom Wednesday night as the state imposed a drought surcharge on them. Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said on Wednesday that the state has a deficit of Rs 8,000 crore. “The hike in petrol, diesel, liquor, cigarettes and gold is justifiable as these items do not fall under essential commodities,” he said.

New Delhi: Hizbul man gets life sentence for Jammu blasts in 1995

The Supreme Court on Wednesday sentenced Pakistan national Ghulam Nabi Guide, a Hizbul Mujahideen operative, to life in prison for engineering three bomb blasts on January 26, 1995, at Maulana Azad Memorial Stadium in Jammu. The blasts killed eight people and left 18 others seriously injured. The Supreme Court on July 1 had set aside the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities court verdict that acquitted him of the charges of terror.

Himachal Pradesh: CM withdraws plea for FIR copy

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday withdrew his plea from a Delhi court seeking a copy of an FIR lodged against him in an alleged disproportionate assets case. During the brief hearing, advocate Mudit Jain, appearing for the chief minister, said that they had already inspected the judicial records of the case in pursuance with the court’s September 28 order.

Tamil Nadu: I-T department raids actors’ homes

Income tax officials raided the homes of actors Vijay, Nayantara and Samantha, along with residences of producers and financiers of Tamil movie Puli, on Wednesday morning. Officials said I-T officials conducted raids on 35 premises in connection with alleged tax evasion. The movie, directed by Chimbu Devan, is slated for release on Thursday.