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Woman faces attack after calling off marriage

News4u-News Desk-London: A British bride-to-be was seriously injured when her ex-fiance attacked her with a kitchen knife, a day after she called off their wedding.

Sandra Cheadle, 42, and Andrew Bailey had been planning to marry in a ceremony inspired by a Hollywood movie starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. But she broke off their engagement due to his obsessive jealousy, the Daily Mail reported.

Bailey, also 42, staged a terrifying ambush in the street as Cheadle walked to work.

At Preston Crown Court, where Bailey was jailed for 18 years for attempted murder, a jury heard how he armed himself with a knife and lay in wait for his ex-fiancee under a bridge.

He then subjected Cheadle to a frenzied attack as she tried to flee. Her life was saved after three passing motorists saw a struggle between the pair and stopped to intervene.

The couple’s relationship had been on and off since November 2010.

They had met when Cheadle - whose first husband died in June 2010 - cared for Bailey’s late grandmother. In March 2011, the two lovers got engaged and had planned their wedding for the following December.

But when Cheadle called off the relationship in August 2011, Bailey had started sending her abusive text messages. IANS


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Sikh gets life sentence in Vienna temple attack trial

News4u-News Desk-VIENNA: A radical Sikh man was convicted early Tuesday in Vienna of having murdered an Indian sect leader there last year and was sentenced to life behind bars, the Austrian press agency APA reported.

After hours of deliberations, the jury found four other Indian-born defendants guilty of having aided the crime that took place in a temple of the Dera Sach Khand sect in Austria’s capital.

It handed down punishments of between 17 and 18 years in prison.

The court convicted a sixth man of attempted coercion and gave him a 6-month sentence.

The defendants had denied the charges or claimed not to remember the attack, but some of them made clear during the trial that they disapproved of the liberal Dera Sach Khand group, because its followers venerate religious leaders in addition to Sikh holy scripture.IANS

Sikh men sent to prison for Austria temple attack

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Another batch of 100 fishermen released from Pakistani jails

News4u-News Desk-Another batch of nearly 100 fishermen, who were captured by Pakistan and released couple of days ago, reached Rajkot on Sunday from where they departed for their respective towns, officials said.

A batch of 100 fishermen had come on Saturday and now another batch of 100 fishermen have reached Rajkot, Senior fisheries official V S Mali said on Sunday.

Pakistan has decided to release 442 Indian fishermen out of which 200 have already been released, while remaining 241 would be gradually set free next week in two batches, the official said.

“I am the only bread earner in my family and I cannot afford to be in jail and now I have decided to give up my fishing profession,” one of the fishermen released by Pakistan, Babu Rana said.

While another fisherman Shamji Koli said he would choose any other business but never go for fishing in future.

Most of the fishermen denied being tortured by the Pakistanjail authority.


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Judge sends Lohan to jail for probation violation

News4u - Entertainment Desk : A judge sentenced Lindsay Lohan to 90 days in jail after ruling she violated probation in a 2007 drug case by failing to attend court-ordered alcohol education classes.

Lohan burst into tears after the sentencing by Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel.

Lohan was not required to immediately surrender but will have to turn herself in on July 20. She will also be required to enter an inpatient rehabilitation program after her release from jail.

The yesterday’s ruling came during a hearing set for the “Mean Girls” star after she missed a court date in May. She has been required to wear an ankle alcohol monitor since then.

The monitor issued an alert after Lohan attended the MTV Movie Awards and after-parties.

Prosecutors had hoped to introduce reports from the monitor to show the actress also had violated a court order against drinking imposed as part of her probation.

Revel said during the ongoing hearing the device showed Lohan’s blood-alcohol content was 0.03.

However, Revel said she would not consider whether the actress actually consumed alcohol last month after attending the MTV Movie Awards. Lohan has denied drinking that night.

The judge said she would honour what she told lawyers for both sides in a closed meeting last month and not allow the negative report to be used at the hearing.

Revel said she would only consider whether the actress failed to complete the required number of alcohol education courses on time.

Cheryl Marshall, a co-founder of the education program, testified she did not report Lohan to be in violation of the judge’s order when the actress missed nine meetings then made up an undisclosed number.

Marshall said she was aware the program received a phone call from the judge in December saying she wanted Lohan to attend classes each week. But Marshall added she never got a paper copy of the order and did not consider it active.

Marshall’s program fought against providing records and testimony at the hearing, but Revel ruled the information was necessary.

Lohan’s attorney Shawn Chapman Holley said she hadn’t prepared to defend against the alcohol monitor report because the judge had said it would only affect bail for the actress. Revel doubled Lohan’s bail to USD200,000 after learning of the alert last month.

Lohan arrived about 10 minutes early for the hearing at the Beverly Hills courthouse. Lohan’s father Michael and younger sister also attended.

The hearing immediately hit a snag as Chapman Holley and prosecutor Danette Meyers sparred on what evidence could be introduced.

Lohan spent 84 minutes in jail in 2007 after she pleaded guilty to two misdemeanour counts of being under the influence of cocaine and no contest to two counts of driving with a blood-alcohol level above 0.08 per cent and one count of reckless driving.

The plea came after a pair of high-profile arrests earlier that year. Lohan was sentenced to three years of probation but had to ask for a yearlong extension in October after she failed to complete her alcohol-education courses on time. Screen

Lohan burst into tears after the sentencing by Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel.

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IGNOU centre at Varanasi jail

News4u - News Desk :  (PTI) Jail inmates will now get lessons in human rights here.

The Indira Gandhi National Open University has got the green signal to open a centre at the Central Jail at Shivpur, IGNOU’s Regional Director Manorama Singh said.

Among the 10 course offered are certificate courses in human rights, rural development and teaching primary mathematics, Bachelor’s Preparatory course and B.Com.

The classes will be held on jail premises, she said.

However, the inmates will have to get themselves registered at IGNOU’s Lucknow centre.

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

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US missionary freed from Haitian jail

News4u-News Desk-A US missionary, held on kidnapping charges in Haiti days after a devastating earthquake, has been released but the leader of the Baptist group, which claimed that they were actually rescuing the children, remained in custody.

Charisa Coulter, 24, was freed Monday after spending over a month in jail and defense lawyer Louis Ricardo Chachoute said the court found no evidence to support the charges against her.

Altogether, ten US missionaries were detained after being suspected of attempting to illegally taking 33 children out of Haiti via the Dominican Republic. Eight others were released on 17th February after Judge Saint-Vil found that they had no criminal intent.

But head of the group Laura Silsby still remains behind bars as the Judge continues to examine her motives.

“We’re just trusting God for a positive outcome,” she had said previously.

The ten, who belongs to a church group in Idaho in US, claimed that they were rescuing the children, and taking them into an orphanage into the neighbouring country.

The arrest came as Haitian authorities were trying to crack down on unauthorised adoptions to prevent child trafficking in the chaos following the devastating earthquake on 12th January that left an estimated 200,000 people dead.

US missionary leaves Haiti jail

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5 ex-army officers hanged for killing Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

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Five ex-army officers have been hanged to death a little after midnight on Wednesday for assassinating Bangladeshs independence leader and first President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in a bloody coup staged on 15th August 1975.

Dhaka Central Jail officials said Lt Col (retd) Syed Faruque Rahman, Lt Col (retd) Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, Lt Col (retd) Muhiuddin Ahmed, Maj (retd) AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed and Maj (retd)  Bazlul Huda were hanged 15-minute past midnight.

The ex-army officers killed most members of slain Mujibs family and overthrew his three and a half-year old post-independence elected government 35 years ago.

Newly independent Bangladesh was placed under a military and quasi-military rule for nearly 25 years with the assassination of Sheikh Mujib.

Fool-proof security measures were taken in and around the Dhaka Central jail and all other 66 jails of the country soon after the Supreme Court verdict rejecting the review petitions of five convicts.

The Appellate Division upheld the verdict of the High Court that confirmed the death sentence of the former army officers.

President Zillur Rahman rejected the mercy petition of the convicts tonight.

On 19th November last year, the apex court upheld the High Court confirmation of the death sentence on a total of 12 ex-army officers. Of the rest of the condemned convicts in the case, six have been on the run while one has died in the meantime.


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PNG criminals in mass jail-break before Clinton visit

News4u-News Desk-Some of Papua New Guinea’s most notorious criminals have escaped from a maximum security unit just ahead of a visit by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, officials said on Wednsday.

Twelve prisoners, including three on death row, broke out of Bomana prison outside the capital Port Moresby early Tuesday after a woman posing as a lawyer smuggled in a gun.
They are all still at large, a government source told.
“The 12 hardcore criminals were kept in maximum security,” she said.
Security has been stepped up in the impoverished but resource-rich South Pacific island nation, where police are on “high alert” ahead of Clinton’s six-hour visit on Thursday, the source added.
Reports said PNG’s most dangerous underworld figure William Kapris, who was awaiting trial over bank robberies and also stands accused of rape, a plane hijacking and a police officer’s murder, was among those on the loose.
PNG officials reportedly described the break-out, which follows another involving 40 prisoners from Bomana last month, as a national security issue.
The Business Council of Papua New Guinea emailed its members urging them to take extra precautions when moving around Port Moresby, previously described by the Economist Intelligence Unit as the worst city in the world to live.

A "rascal" patrols nearby a shanty-town on the outskirts of the Papua New Guinea capital, Port Moresby

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Indian fisherman dies of cancer at Pak jail

News4u-News Desk-Islamabad, (PTI) An Indian fishermen died of cancer at a Pakistani jail today even as 100 other fishermen were freed by authorities.

Sukkan Koma, 50, who was arrested for allegedly fishing illegally in Pakistani waters in 2006, died in Malir Jail in Karachi this morning.

Prison officials said he was being provided treatment for cancer.

Koma was taken to hospital when his condition deteriorated today even as 100 fishermen released on the orders of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani were leaving Malir Jail.

Representatives of NGO Saiban International, which is facilitating the travel of the released fishermen from Karachi to Lahore, said they received news of Koma’s death after they left the jail.

The 100 fishermen will return to their homes via the Wagah land border tomorrow.

Pakistan Map

Pakistan Map

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Indian-American gets 12 years jail in fraud case

News4u-News Desk-Houston, An Indian-American man has been sentenced by a US court to 12 years in jail and ordered to pay USD 68 million for his involvement in an elaborate Internet scam that obtained a whopping USD 200 million by illegally selling addictive medicines to cyber customers and drug users.

Rakesh Jyoti Saran (47) of Arlington in Texas was sentenced on December 11 to 144 months in federal prison, said US Attorney James T Jacks of the Northern District of Texas.

He was also asked to pay USD 68 million in restitution.

Saran, the last defendant to be sentenced in this case, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and other federal offences, two counts of mail fraud and one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.

He has been in federal custody since May 2009.

Indian-American gets 12 years jail in fraud case

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