Spurned suitor held for raping girl, killing her cousin

New Delhi , Dec 1

A 22-year-old labourer who raped a teenaged girl after she declined his marriage proposal and attacked and killed her younger cousin who tried to rescue her has been arrested, police said on Tuesday.

Record rainfall batters Chennai, cripples life

Chennai , Dec 1

After some days of respite, a torrential downpour, termed the heaviest in over 100 years, on Tuesday crippled life here, flooding numerous roads, neighbourhoods, train tracks and airport runways and crippling transport and power supply, residents said.

Nearly 900 people killed in Iraq in November says UN

Baghdad , Dec 1

At least 888 Iraqis were killed and 1,237 others wounded in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in November across Iraq, the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said in a statement on Tuesday.

Chicago varsity, Delhi launch better environment competition

New Delhi , Dec 1

University of Chicago's Urban Labs and the Delhi Dialogue Commission on Tuesday launched a competition focused on improving air and water quality in the capital by soliciting grassroots ideas from citizens, civic leaders, academics, corporations, and other institutions across India.

Maharashtra to promote 'nature tourism'

Mumbai , Dec 1

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday announced the setting up of Maharashtra Nature Tourism Development Corporation to attract tourists to various forests and natural reserves in the state.

Jaitapur n-project's eco-clearance lapses

Mumbai , Dec 1

The partial and conditional environmental clearance granted to the upcoming Jaitapur nuclear power project (JNPP) on November 26, 2010, which was valid for five years, lapsed on November 26 this year, an activists' group said on Tuesday.