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Top news of the day: Police say Hyderabad vet rape accused killed in retaliatory firing, Unnao rape victim critical with 90% burns, and more

Distraught relatives of Hyderabad vet rape accused Chintakunta Chennakeshavulu react near Maktal in Telangana on December 6, 2019 to the news of his killing in police action near Hyderabad earlier in the day.

Distraught relatives of Hyderabad vet rape accused Chintakunta Chennakeshavulu react near Maktal in Telangana on December 6, 2019 to the news of his killing in police action near Hyderabad earlier in the day.   | Photo Credit: G. Ramakrishna

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Hyderabad vet rape and murder: Accused killed in retaliatory firing, says Cyberabad Commissioner

“Our weapons were unlocked, when (accused) Arif snatched a 0.9 mm pistol and opened fire,” Cyberabad Commissioner V.C. Sajjanar claimed. Chennakeshavulu too snatched a weapon from another policeman, while the other two accused started pelting stones and hitting us with sticks they found in the open ground, he added. “We first warned them, asked them to surrender. Since they opened fire, we had to retaliate,” Mr. Sajjanar claimed. He also insisted that the accused were “not handcuffed”. | Reactions | Timeline | Sajjanar led similar police action in 2008 in Warangal

‘Save me, I want to stay alive’, Unnao rape victim tells doctors in Delhi

“Will I make it out alive? Please save me.” These were the words uttered by the 23-year-old woman who was set ablaze in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh, at Safdarjung Hopsital in Delhi on December 5 night. The victim was brought from Lucknow to the hopsital with 90% burn injuries and doctors said she was currently “critical, on the ventilator and fighting for her life”.

Nithyananda’s passport cancelled: MEA

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the MEA had sensitised all its missions and posts abroad about Nithyananda. The government has cancelled the passport of rape-accused self-styled godman even as the Ecuadorian government denied that it has granted asylum to him.

Railways retires 32 officers in ‘public interest’

Only time in recent history Railways took such a move was in 2016-17 when four officers were prematurely retired.

Citizenship Amendment Bill: Northeast students stage ‘Ran Hunkar’, artists, intellectuals join in

The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) along with 30 indigenous organisations staged protests against the bill across Assam.

Ayodhya verdict: Four pleas filed in Supreme Court seeking review

Fresh review petitions have been filed by Maulana Mufti Hasbullah, Mohd Umar, Maulana Mahfoozur Rehman and Mishbahuddin.

Environment Minister says no Indian study has shown that pollution shortens life

“Let us not create a fear psychosis among people,” Prakash Javadekar told Lok Sabha.

Dancer shot at during Chitrakoot marriage function, two arrested

The incident took place on either November 30 or December 1, when two dancers were seen performing on stage in Tikra village at the wedding of headman Sudhir Singh Patel’s daughter.

Greta Thunberg joins activists in Madrid for climate march

Madrid is hosting two-week long talks aimed at streamlining the rules on global carbon markets and agreeing on how poor countries should be compensated for destruction caused by emissions from rich nations.

Nitin Gadkari urges car makers to develop biofuel-based vehicles

The Road Transport and Highways Minister said this will not only help in reducing environmental pollution but also has potential to increase farmers’ income.

Sourav Ganguly rubbishes allegations of strained relation with Ravi Shastri

Shastri and Ganguly had a public fallout in 2016 when the former reapplied for coach’s job and the latter was a part of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), which selected Anil Kumble for the position.

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