Image of the NTPC plant at Rae Bareli. Courtesy: ANI
Her body was released by the Dallas medical examiner last week for funeral but her autopsy report is still awaited. She was adopted by the Indian-American couple, Wesley Mathews and Sini Mathews, from an orphanage in India last year.
Her funeral was held "according to the religious beliefs and the cultural heritage of her family", attorneys Mitchell Nolte and Gregg Gibbs said in a statement.
The burial location was kept a secret, the attorneys said, who confirmed to WFAA TV that Sini attended the ceremony along with close family and friends.
In a statement said the funeral took place at an undisclosed location "because of personal security concerns and threats of grave desecration." Despite a community petition seeking permission to perform a public interfaith burial for Sherin, the ceremony was private, they said.
Sherin's 37-year-old father, Wesley, told police that he put her outside at 3 am to discipline her for not drinking her milk. He changed the story after her body was found in the culvert and told police that he "assisted" with pouring the milk down Sherin's throat and then moved her body after he realised she had choked and died.
Wesley was arrested and charged with felony injury to a child, which carries a sentence of up to life in prison. He is still in the Dallas County jail on a USD 1 million bond. He has also been placed under suicide watch. Sini, a nurse, says she was sleeping during the incident and had nothing to do with Sherin's death.
Sini said in a statement last week she had nothing to do with the death of her adopted special needs daughter and she has been cooperative with police. She has not been charged. The Mathews' biological 4-year-old daughter was taken away by the Child Protective Services after Sherin disappeared. A Dallas County judge last week postponed the custody hearing until November 13 to allow Wesley to hire a civil attorney. -- PTI
In a Facebook statement yesterday, the CGI said that two Indian students had been attacked. The CGI said it had informed the parents of Indian students studying in Milan that all students are safe.
"The matter of attacks on two students has been reported to the police and details of the incidents have been shared," it said. "The Consulate will follow it up and will leave no stone unturned to bring the perpetrators to justice," it said. All expenses of their treatment will be borne by the Consulate.-- PTI
Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post on Monday reported that Chinese engineers were testing techniques that could be used to build the tunnel, the world's longest, to divert water from the Brahmaputra river in Tibet close to Arunachal Pradesh to arid regions of Xinjiang. -- PTI
The price of non-subsidised LPG or market priced cooking gas has been hiked by Rs 93 to Rs 742 per bottle. At the last revision on October 1 the rate was hiked by Rs 50 to Rs 649 per bottle. Subsidised LPG price has been hiked by Rs 4.50 per 14.2- kg cylinder to Rs 495.69. -- PTI
The Congress vice president lashed out at the BJP and the industrialists of Gujarat, saying that the latter are being given privileges, whereas the poor farmers are being suppressed in the state, due to the initiatives of the government.
While addressing a gathering here in the poll bound state of Gujarat, Rahul said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government sanctioned loan of Rs 33,000 crore for the manufacturing of Tata Nano cars in Gujarat, but not a single one can be seen on the roads.
"They (Government) took the land of the poor and gave it to the Tatas. They would have waived the loan of the farmers in Rs 33,000. In spite of all these things, we are not able to find a single Nano car on roads today. This is Narendra Modi's Gujarat model," he said.
"All the water is supplied to the rich industrialists in the region. Farmers are suffering and are being suppressed in the state," he added.Further setting up an attack on the ruling party, the Congress vice president said, 90 percent of colleges in Gujarat are in the hands of big industrialists; poor cannot afford because of the high fees. -- ANI
"Our sources in the New York Police Department (NYPD) indicate there are no Indian names amongst the casualties. So far preliminary information," the consulate tweeted. The Indian mission is in touch with the NYPD to ascertain more details, it said.
New York city has been largely spared from terrorism since nearly 3,000 people were killed in the September 11, 2001, attacks. The most recent violence from terrorism there came in September 2016, when a man set off shrapnel-packed explosives in the Chelsea neighbourhood of Manhattan. Nobody was killed, but 30 people were injured.
Trucks have become a common weapon for terrorists in recent years. In July 2016, as thousands of people crammed into the streets of Nice, France, for a Bastille Day celebration, an assailant influenced by Islamic State drove a 19-tonne cargo truck into a crowd, leaving 86 dead and 434 injured. -- PTI
Image: NYPD investigators at the crime scene near the biking track in lower Manhattan, New York. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters
"Sabko maloom hai 'ease of doing business' ki hakikat, lekin khud ko khush rakhne ke liye 'Dr Jaitley' yeh khyaal acha hai," tweeted Gandhi.
The Congress vice-president was referring to India's 30 place jump in World Bank's Ease of Doing Business rankings. While the government has been sounding it as an endorsement of the reforms implemented by the Narendra Modi government, the World Bank in its report had stated that it took into account only the two major Indian cities of Mumbai and Delhi.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, citing the report, had said that India was the only major country to have been named for undertaking structural reforms by the World Bank. "Biggest jump India got in the ease of doing business was on taxation reforms," Jaitley said.
Gandhi, who was on Wednesday addressing a rally in Gujarat's Bharuch district, continued his attack in his speech and said, "Congress leaders pleaded with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and the government to not implement Goods and Services Tax (GST) in haste by they refused. GST should never be over 18% and there should not be multiple taxes."
"Everyone who lives here is a Kannadiga. Whoever lives in Karnataka should learn Kannada and make their children learn it too," Siddaramaiah said and added, "I am not against learning any language. But if you don't learn Kannada, it means you're showing disrespect to the language."
The CM also asked the Kannadigas to be more affectionate towards their state's language.
Raj Thackeray, in a party meeting recently stated that the Maharashtra Nivnirman Sena was a Maharashtra-specific party and that he would not compromise on the Marathi cause and the development of the state.
A 29-year-old Uzbek man, allegedly inspired by the ISIS, today ploughed a pickup truck down a crowded bike-only path in lower Manhattan, in the deadliest terrorist attack in the New York City since September 11, 2001.
At least eight people were killed and 11 others injured in the attack, while the suspect was arrested. "Our hearts and thoughts are with the victims, their loved ones, and all those in New York City impacted by this horrific act of violence," Nadella, 50, tweeted.
The CEO of the Microsoft Corporation, who is originally from Hyderabad in India, now lives in Washington. "So sad to see the senseless loss of lives in NYC, thoughts and prayers with everyone affected there. Gratitude to NYPD, FDNY and first responders there #NYCStrong," Pichai posted on Twitter.
File Pic: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
According to E! Online, the streaming giant and producer Media Rights Capital has decided to suspend the production of the sixth and final season of the series, starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.
The companies said in a joint statement, "MRC and Netflix have decided to suspend production on 'House of Cards' season six, until further notice, to give us time to review the current situation and to address any concerns of our cast and crew."
The move comes just two days after 'Star Trek' actor Anthony Rapp revealed that Spacey attempted to sexually assault him in 1986, when Rapp was just 14.
Spacey, who was aged 26 at the time, claims he does not remember the alleged attempted assault but issued a public apology which he also used to come out as gay.
Less than 24 hours later, Netflix announced it was cancelling 'House of Cards' after its sixth season, which was still in production.Season six of 'House of Cards' had been expected to consist of 13 episodes and debut in mid-2018 on Netflix. It is unclear yet how the stop of production would impact that. -- PTI
Image: Kevin Spacey with Robin Wright in the rivetting House of Cards
Diagnosed with permanent post-polio paralysis of the legs, he is 90% disabled, dependent on a wheelchair and needs help to perform necessary bodily functions. He also has high blood pressure, spinal pain and a heart problem.
Professor G N Sai Baba of Delhi University was convicted in March under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for having links with Maoists, and sentenced to life imprisonment by a sessions court in Gadchiroli.He is currently in solitary confinement in the notorious 'Anda Cell'.
Read the interview by Jyoti Punwani on Rediff.com.
Six men were pronounced dead at the scene on the cycle lane and two other people were dead on arrival at the hospital.
After smashing the truck into a school bus, injuring two adults and two children, the suspect exited the truck displaying "imitation firearms" and was shot by police, according to the New York police department.
"I heard a truck, a car, something going down the bike path," said witness Eugene Duffy, 44, who was waiting at a red light to walk across West Street. The driver shouted 'Allahu Akbar' after getting out of the vehicle, New York Post reported. A note in English was found in the truck that referred to the Islamic State terror group, media reports said. -- PTI
Image: NYPD police officers at the scene of crime. Pic courtesy: @NYPDSpeechley
-- Eight people have been killed and 11 injured when a man, who has been identified as Sayfullo Saipov, of Uzbek origin, drove a rental truck through a New York city cycle lane.
-- Among the dead are five Argentinians, friends on holiday, to celebrate the anniversary of their graduation.
-- A Belgian woman, who was visiting the city with her sister and mother is also one of the fatalities.
-- Saipov, 29, was shot in the abdomen by the police and has undergone surgery and remains in critical condition in hospital.
-- US authorities have called the attack an act of terror.
IMAGE: A woman is aided by after sustaining injury in lower Manhattan in New York after a man ran a truck through the busy bike path. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters.
The Guardian said that Uber confirmed that Saipov passed the background check to become one its drivers.
A 29-year-old Uzbekistan national, Saipov, is of Uzbek descent, and was shot in the stomach before being arrested. He lived in New Jersey.
At least eight people were killed and 11 others injured in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon local time after a gunman in a truck plowed through a busy bike path, an incident the United States termed as an "act of terrorism".
Uber has released a statement on the incident saying, "We are horrified by this senseless act of violence. Our hearts are with the victims and their families. We have reached out to law enforcement to provide our full assistance."
The Guardian report said Saipov has now been banned from the app.
Saipov has undergone surgery and remains in critical condition in hospital, but is expected to survive.
Image: Saifullo Saipov. Pic courtesy: St Charles County, Department of Corrections.
Image: The President paid floral tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, on the occasion of his birth anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan, yesterday.
Banks and exporters liquidated their dollar bets and domestic stocks soared to new highs, which gave the rupee a leg-up, forex traders said.
However, the US currency's strength against other units had a sobering effect here, dealers said. Yesterday, the rupee had moved higher by 10 paise to end at a fresh two-week high of 64.75 against the dollar.
The benchmark BSE Sensex rallied 238.16 points to hit an all-time high of 33,451.29 while the NSE Nifty crossed the 10,400-point mark for the first time in early trade today. -- PTI