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Kolkata: A teenager committed suicide in South Kolkata after being scolded by his parents for low attendance in school, police said on Thursday. Samprit Banerjee, a class 11 student of Swami Pranabananda Vidyapith in Kolkata, hanged himself from the ceiling fan on Wednesday night in Haridevpur area.  His body was was recovered this morning," a police official said.  Police said no suicide note was found in the room. But the boy posted a message on the social media saying "Good bye" on Wednesday night.  The message was removed later.

New Delhi: It is well known that one should drink a sufficient amount of water for keeping oneself healthy. However, here is a book which says that water consumption should not be in excess. Written by health expert Parmeshwar Arora, the book titled "Water - Elixir or Poison" talks about important facts on water consumption.

Srinagar: Pakistan-based Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi's nephew Abu Musaib, one of the most wanted Lashkar-e-Toiba militants, was killed in a gunfight with security forces in a north Kashmir village on Thursday, police said. Musaib, who headed the Lashkar wing in Bandipore, was one of the key militant commanders helping the Pakistan-based terror outfit's network in the frontier district.

Lucknow: At least 12 children were killed on Thursday when a school bus they were travelling in collided with a sand-laden truck in Uttar Pradeshs Etah district amid dense fog, police said. The tragic incident happened on Patiali Road near Aliganj when the speeding truck ploughed into the bus carrying over 60 children to school in the morning.  "Twelve school children and the driver of the bus have been killed in the accident,"Additional Director General of Police Daljit Singh Chawdhary said. 

Jaipur: As US president-elect Donald Trump prepares for his swearing-in on Friday, celebrated American poet Anne Waldman has said that she finds solace and happiness amid the power-packed literary gathering here. Waldman was delivering the keynote address at the 10th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), after one of India's most reputed lyricist and poet Gulzar.

Lucknow: The deaths in the road accident in Etah of Uttar Pradesh, where a speeding truck collided with a school bus early on Thursday, rose to 25, the state police said. More than 30 children are being treated for injuries at various hospitals, where the condition of seven is said to be critical. The Etah District Magistrate has ordered a probe into the incident and has also cancelled the licence of the JS Public school for violating the government order to close schools from January 18 to January 21 owing to cold wave and poor weather conditions.

New Delhi: A Manipuri youth who was working as quality auditor with a BPO has accused the company's owner and staff of beating him up. The victim told ANI that the company suspected him of data theft that led to a loss of the company and that they snatched his phone and accessed emails. Recalling his ordeal, the victim said he was called to the cabin of the manager after he reached the office on January 13. He was then questioned in the presence of bouncers.

Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh's son, Surajkumar, 29, who is fighting the state assembly elections from the Khangabok constituency, plans to stress on modern technology and digitisation in the northeastern state if elected. Surajkumar, the Chief Minister's only son, is set to be the youngest candidate in Manipur's history to fight the state assembly elections. Surajkumar's mother Okram Landhoni, who has been the MLA from Khangabok for two consecutive terms, announced her retirement from electoral politics, to make way for her son.

New Delhi: The Election Commission-appointed surveillance and expenditure monitoring teams have recovered over Rs. 80.44 crore in cash, including Rs. 71.32 crore from Uttar Pradesh alone, and liquor and drugs worth over Rs. 8 crore and Rs. 6.45 crore respectively from the five poll-bound states. As per official data, Punjab has witnessed the maximum seizure of drugs worth Rs. 5.54 crore (heroine and poppy husk) followed by Goa valued at Rs. 16.72 lakh while such seizures in Manipur amounted to Rs. 7 lakh.

Srinagar: Heaps of snow, razor-sharp icicles, the cackle of low-flying geese and the warmth of families huddled together to ward off the cold -- all these are markers of a great winter in Kashmir. The fear instilled by an unprecedented six-month-long dry spell is over. Kashmir is back to what it has always been known and loved for. Heavy snowfall has replenished the perennial water reservoirs in the hills, even as the plains are intermittently lashed by moderate snowfall.

Chennai: Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) leader and Dharmapuri MP Anbumani Ramadoss on Thursday sought an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the bull taming sport, Jallikattu. This comes in the wake of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Paneerselvam meeting with Prime Minister Modi to seek promulgation of an ordinance to allow Jallikattu in the state. The Chief Minister has urged the people to withdraw their protests over the Jallikattu issue.

New Delhi: As the protest over lifting of ban on bull taming sport Jallikattu intensifies, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the latter's official 7, Lok Kalyan Marg here on Thursday. He is expected to urge the Prime Minister to get an ordinance passed in favour of the traditional bull-taming sport. Nearly 36 hours have passed since the protests began across Tamil Nadu against the ban on Jallikattu.

Muktsar: The Punjab police yesterday seized Rupees twenty five lakh in the denomination of Rs. 2,000 and Rs. 500 in new currency from two persons in Muktsar. Those carrying the cash however, could not produce any document and details of the cash. Meanwhile, the police informed the seizure to the Income Tax officials. More details are awaited. (ANI)

Lucknow: At least 15 school children were killed on Thursday in a road accident in Uttar Pradesh's Etah district, police said. The school bus was hit by a speeding truck on the Patiali road. Fog was the main cause of the accideny, an official told IANS.  While schools in the state have been closed until Friday 20 due to poor weather conditions, the J.S. Public school to which the bus belonged was open.  The bus had more than 60 students.  

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