Gonikoppa (Mercara): Eight Coolie Workers of Combeda Uttappa Coffee Estate in Gonikoppa near Mercara, living in the Estate Lines at Sixtt Vokkal Village, began their evening prayers as usual in the evening at about 8.00 p.m. on Wednesday, 8-12-10. But unfortunately they could not continue with their prayers, as a group of 10 Bajranga Dal activists forcibly entered their house and began mercilessly beating them without any rhyme or reason. They hurled abuse at them in the foulest of language and dragged them on the public road and forcibly took them to the Gonilkoppa Police Station.
KABUL: The father-in-law of a young Afghan woman who said her nose and ears were sliced off to punish her for running away from her violent husband has been arrested, officials said. The woman, Aisha, gained worldwide attention when she appeared on the August 9 cover of Time magazine. Under orders from a commander acting as a judge, she was disfigured last year as punishment for fleeing her husband's home, according to Time's story in August and other accounts. Just 18 years old at the time, Aisha said she ran away to escape her in-laws' beatings and abuse. AP
In honour of:Visitors look at an exhibition inside the train named ‘Mother Express' in Mumbai on Wednesday. The exhibition commemorates the birth centenary of Mother Teresa. It is a tribute by the Indian Railways to showcase the life and philanthropic deeds of the Mother, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and India's highest civilian honour ‘Bharat Ratna' in 1980 for her humanitarian work.