Sandalwood ban: A Task Force, formed to check smuggling of red sandalwood in AP, has held more than 100 smugglers, mostly from TN, over last two months and seized a large quantity of the valuable wood.     pti
Kerala strike: The dawn-to-dusk strike called by the joint council of motor sector unions in Kerala on Wednesday demanding roll back of the recent hike in fuel prices evoked partial response across the state.    pti
Bapu&’s bail rejected: The bail plea of self-Asaram Bapu, accused of alleged sexual assault of a 16- year-old girl was today rejected by a Jodhpur court after the prosecution raised strong objection to setting him free.    pti
Militants held:A commanders of terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen, Talib Lali, was arrested today along with two suspects from Bandipora. He is believed to be the longest surviving ultra in Kashmir.    pti
Death penalty: Three men have been awarded death penalty by a Delhi court for brutally murdering three family members, including a child, with a motive to rob their house nearly a decade ago.     pti
Relatives kill man: A 28-year-old married man was allegedly killed by his parents and relatives over a
personal enmity in Amanpur village in Uttar Pradesh, police sources said on Wednesday.     pti
Maoist camp busted: Security forces have busted a transit Maoist camp following an encounter with the ultras during a search operation conducted in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Wednesday.     pti
229 people investigated: Police have started investigations against 229 people, including a BJP MLA, for sharing sensitive photos online related to the recent disturbances at Uttar Pradesh&’s Kawal village.     pti
Emergency landing: A Jet Airways plane from Amritsar with 19 passengers on board had to make a priority landing under emergency conditions at the IGI airport here after a smoke alarm went off in the cockpit.     pti
Airhostess suicide: Former Haryana Minister Gopal Kanda, an accused in a former airhostess suicide case,  sought interim bail from a Delhi court contending that he would attend a state assembly session.     pti
‘Godman’ rape case: A 65-year-old self-styled godman was arrested on charges of confining a 24-year-old married woman at his ashram and raping her for over four months at a village in Sehore, police said.     pti