After eating it, he beat her up saying it wasn’t good enough and had a quarrel with her.
A 40-year-old woman on Thursday succumbed to injuries here after she was set on fire allegedly by her alcoholic husband for not cooking mutton curry properly four days ago, police said. Shanker Rao C, a labourer, allegedly poured kerosene on his wife Sulochana who worked as a maid and set her ablaze at their house in Katedan area on the evening of December 20, Mailardevpally Police Station Inspector S Venkat Reddy said. “Shanker had brought mutton and asked her to make curry.After eating it, he beat her up saying it wasn’t good enough and had a quarrel with her. Later, he poured kerosene on her and set her ablaze saying her living was useless because she didn’t know how to cook food,” the police officer said. Shanker was allegedly drunk at the time.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Sulochana’s mother and daughter, who were present, raised alarm after he set her on fire and the neighbours rushed and doused the flames, police said. She was then taken to at a state-run Osmania General Hospital. “The accused was arrested yesterday on the charge of attempt to murder and harassment. Today, she succumbed to burn injuries at the hospital,” the police officer said, adding a case of murder would be lodged against the husband.
After the conference, he would proceed by helicopter to Kollam to unveil a statue of R Shanker, former Chief Minister of Kerala at a function organised by Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam, an association of the backward Ezhava community.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kerala for two days from December 14 during which he would address the Combined commanders’ conference at ‘INS Vikramadhitya’ off the Kochi coast. Modi, on his maiden visit to Kerala after becoming Prime Minister, would arrive at Kochi on December 14 and proceed to Thrissur to address a public meeting organised by state BJP, party sources said. On Dec 15, Modi would attend the Combined Commanders conference at INS Vikramadhitya.After the conference, he would proceed by helicopter to Kollam to unveil a statue of R Shanker, former Chief Minister of Kerala at a function organised by Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam, an association of the backward Ezhava community. Later he would proceed to Sivagiri Mutt at Varkala and pay respects to social reformer and spiritual leader Sree Narayana Guru by planting a sapling at the Mutt.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Before leaving for Delhi, Modi also would hold a meeting at Thiruvananthapuram airport with Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and his cabinet colleagues on various issues facing the state.
MUMBAI Uber is testing cash payments in India as the online taxi-hailing company seeks a stronger foothold in a country where many fewer people have credit cards than internet connections.
San Francisco-based Uber has grown rapidly in value to be worth around $40 billion. But in India it has lagged local rival Ola, which has about 80 percent of the organised cab market.
Many analysts say that is because Uber has not adapted its business model enough to suit India’s needs.
Uber said on Tuesday it was piloting cash payments for cabs in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, in a first for the company globally. Until now, Uber’s mobile application around the world has charged customers through credit cards or other electronic payment methods.
India has about 20 million credit cards for a population of 1.3 billion. Though the government is trying to change this, most purchases are done with cash.
Ola and other Indian cab services accept cash for rides, while e-commerce giant Amazon introduced a cash on delivery option when it launched in India.
“Tradition dictates that cash plays a big role for Indian consumers,” said Siddharth Shanker, Uber’s general manager in Hyderabad.
In April, Uber followed Ola by tying up with autorickshaws — affordable three wheeled taxis that ply Indian roads — in some cities as it tries to reach more customers.
Uber was banned in New Delhi following allegations of rape against one of its drivers in December, but has found support from India’s transport ministry.
(Reporting by Nivedita Bhattacharjee in Mumbai; Editing by Mark Potter)
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