Second suspect in Boston bombing captured, brother killed

“Captured!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody,” Boston police department said on Twitter after Dzhokar was arrested

A Chechen-origin teenager suspected to be behind the deadly Boston bombings was on Friday captured by the police here after a 24-hour drama that saw another suspect being killed.


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, suspected to be behind the twin blasts at the Boston Marathon early this week was arrested after an exchange of gunfire with the police in which his accomplice brother was killed. He was captured from a boat, where he was hiding, authorities announced.


Dzhokhar, who was bleeding, was taken to a hospital and was in serious condition, the police said. Three people were killed and more than 180 others were injured when two bombs went off in quick succession on Monday amidst thousands of people near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.


The state police said Tsarnaev was hiding in the boat parker in the backyard of a house in Water Front neighbourhood of Boston. The police said they were first informed about the suspect from a resident of the area, who saw blood stains near the boat.


“He opened the tarp and saw a man covered in blood,” a police official said. The man retreated and alerted law enforcement officials.


Dzhokhar was injured when the police shot dead his elder brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, outside the same neighbourhood. Dzhokhar had managed to escape from there.


“Captured!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody,” Boston police department said on Twitter after Dzhokar was arrested.


The arrest was later celebrated by hundreds of people, who descended on to the streets of Boston chanting, “USA! USA!”


In his address to the nation, US President Barack Obama, hailed law enforcement officials for their bravery and hard work over the last five days.


“We are extremely grateful,” he said in his live address from the White House. “Whatever they (terrorists) thought they could achieve, they failed,” because, "as Americans we refuse to be terrorised", Obama said.


Obama assured the nation that unanswered questions from the tragic incident as to why and how this incident happened will be answered. “Why did young men who grew up and studied here resort to such violence?” Obama said this is another question that he would like to get answer to.


“We've closed an important chapter in this tragedy,” Obama said.


Earlier during a news conference in Boston late last night, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, said that Dzhokhar was in serious condition in the hospital.


The House Speaker John Boehner said it was a job well done under trying circumstances, to say the least.


US House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul said the attack on the Boston Marathon is indicative of the shift in terrorists' tactics in recent years to inspire people who are living in the US to  strike.


FBI Director, Robert Mueller, said the investigation will continue as part of the efforts to seek answers and justice, and there will be no pause in that effort.


Nifty, Sensex rally strongly but will face resistance: Weekly Market Report

Nifty is getting overbought. However, it will move sideways and declines will be bought by bulls

The Indian market snapped its two-week losing spree with splendid gains in the holiday-shortened week on hopes that  the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in its annual monetary policy, due on 3rd May, will cut key rates to facilitate growth. Easing of prices of gold and crude oil is expected to help control the fiscal deficit in the short-term. The market will be driven by stock-specific action from corporates in the week ahead.


The Sensex closed the week with a gain of 774 points (4.24%) at 19,016, closing above the 19,000 level mark for the first time since 2nd April.  The Nifty settled 255 points (4.60%) higher at 5,783, its best closing since 18th March. The Nifty is getting overbought. However, it will move sideways and declines will be bought by bulls.


The market closed in the positive on Monday on better-than-expected inflation numbers and a rally in oil & gas stocks. Support from rate-sensitive sectors like banking, auto and capital goods helped the benchmarks brush aside weak global cues and close higher on Tuesday.


The indices ended flat on Wednesday, after two days of gains, on selling in oil & gas, IT and technology stocks. The market closed in the green but off the highs on Thursday on support from consumer durables, capital goods, banking, auto and realty stocks.


The Indian stock market was closed on Friday for a local holiday.


BSE Bankex (up 8%) and BSE Capital Goods (up 6%) were the top sectoral gainers while BSE IT (down 2%) ended as the lone loser in the sectoral loser.


State Bank of India, Bharti Airtel, Mahindra & Mahindra (up 10% each), ONGC and Larsen & Toubro (up 8% each) were the key gainers on the Sensex. TCS, Wipro (down 4% each) and Cipla (down 1%) were the losers on the benchmark.


The Nifty was led by Axis Bank (up 13%), IndusInd Bank, IDFC (up 12% each), SBI and M&M (up 10% each). The main laggards on the index were HCL Technologies (down 5%), TCS (down 4%), NMDC and Cipla (down 1% each).


India’s headline inflation declined to over a three-year low of 5.96% in March on the back of a fall in vegetable prices. Inflation based on the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) stood at 6.84% in February and 7.69% in March, 2012, government data showed.


The country’s exports for the full year ended March 2013 stood at $300 billion, down by 1.7% from $306 billion recorded in the previous fiscal year. Imports for the fiscal ended March 2013 totalled $406.9 billion, a marginal increase of 0.01% in comparison to a total import of $406.8 billion in the year ago period. The trade deficit for the FY2013 stood at $19.1 billion up from $18.3 billion recorded, a year ago.


Trade and commerce minister Anand Sharma who announced the data at a meeting of exporters said the government is taking steps to improve the exports to reign in the high current account deficit.


In the corporate space, Reliance Industries reported a 32% increase in its fourth quarter net profit to Rs5,589 crore from Rs4,236 crore in the previous corresponding quarter while its total turnover declined marginally to Rs86,618 crore from Rs87,833 crore same period a year ago.


Software services major HCL Technologies reported a 72.59% jump in consolidated net profit at Rs1,039.9 crore for the quarter ended 31 March 2013, up from Rs602.5 crore in the previous corresponding quarter. HCL Tech's revenues stood at Rs6,424.6 crore during the reporting quarter, up 23.2% from Rs5,215.6 crore in the same quarter last year.


Wipro’s third quarter consolidated net profit rose near 1% quarter-on-quarter (17% year-on-year) to Rs 1,729 crore. India's third largest software services exporter's net sales were, however, disappointing, up just 0.3% sequentially (13% y-o-y) to Rs9,613 crore. Wipro has guided for revenue of $1,575-$1,610 million from IT services in the first quarter, up just 1.6% at the higher end.


In international news, the 44% decline in the stock price of Apple since September has left investors wondering when the fall will end. On the other hand, Apple 2.7% decline on Thursday was reportedly on the back of a news report of a glut of audio chips at one of Apple’s suppliers. The news raised concerns about slowing sales of the iPhone.


ACP slaps girl protester in Delhi hospital; suspended

ACP BS Ahlawat slapped the girl at least four times inside the Swami Dayanand Hospital when she and others were on protest. He has been suspended with immediate effect by Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar

An assistant commissioner of police (ACP) on Friday slapped a young girl inside a Delhi hospital where she and others were protesting against the brutal rape of a five-year-old girl. He was immediately suspended.


Delhi health minister AK Walia was also heckled inside the Swami Dayanand Hospital when he arrived there to meet the victim.


BS Ahlawat slapped the girl at least four times inside the hospital when she and others were on protest. He has been suspended with immediate effect by Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar.


“We regret for this unfortunate act and BS Ahlawat who was seen on camera, all this misconduct, he has been placed under suspension and departmental inquiry has been ordered.


Such kind of act cannot be tolerated,” Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat said.


The protesters mostly belonging to Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) gathered at the hospital on Friday morning after the news of the girl’s ordeal came to light.


There was chaos as Walia and Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit came to the hospital where protesters also blocked their vehicle.


“We have ordered the personnel to remain calm and peaceful and handle the crowd professionally and no such act will be repeated,” Mr. Bhagat said.




4 years ago

What is there for inquiry now? He has been caught red-handed. We should propose setting up of cameras in all public places, police stations, Govt offices and upload their live feed in websites, dedicated TV channels. Instead of wasting money on many schemes, this will help iron out corruption and provide some sort of public decency when the babus realise they are under the scrutiny of millions of eyes. There are many unemployed youth, computer algorithms which can be applied to see if something is amiss in the footage.

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